|Alma mater||National Engineering College|
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter|
|Years active||2009 – present|
M. Rajesh (Tamil: ராஜேஷ்) is a Tamil film director and screenwriter, working primarily in the Tamil film industry based in Pazhavoor, Tamil Nadu is from vellalar cast Known for making full-length comedy entertainers, he made his directorial debut with Siva Manasula Sakthi in 2009 and followed it up with Boss Engira Bhaskaran (2010) and Oru Kal Oru Kannadi (2012), all three of which emerged very successful at the box office.
Rajesh's films incorporate several themes, running gags and one-liners. Most notable is the inclusion of actor-comedian Santhanam in each of his ventures, often in a role rivaling the protagonists'. Rajesh had once said that he would never make a movie that did not include Santhanam in the cast eventhough if he take films without a heroine. The catchphrase "Nanbaen, da!" from Boss Engira Bhaskaran (BEB) has become a part of the pop culture lexicon in Tamil Nadu, as has, to a lesser extent, "Fact-u fact-u fact-u..." from Oru Kal Oru Kannadi (OKOK). He primarily works with music composer Yuvan Shankar Raja (although Harris Jayaraj stepped in as a replacement in OKOK), and lyricist Na. Muthukumar. A final recurring theme is the special appearance during the end of a film by an actor who has worked in another of Rajesh's films (Arya guest-appears in Siva Manasula Sakthi and OKOK, and Jeeva in BEB; both of them are slated to appear in his forthcoming film with Karthi Sivakumar. Especially in the latter two films, the character in the special appearance acts as a deus ex machina, solving the problems faced by the protagonist and uniting him with his lover. Interestingly, in all of his films, he is the narrator.
|2009||Siva Manasula Sakthi||Jiiva, Anuya Bhagvath, Santhanam||Tamil|
|2010||Boss Engira Bhaskaran||Arya, Nayantara, Santhanam||Tamil|
|2012||Oru Kal Oru Kannadi||Udhayanidhi Stalin, Hansika Motwani, Santhanam||Tamil|
|2013||All in All Azhagu Raja||Karthi, Kajal Aggarwal, Santhanam||Tamil||Filming|
|2013||Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam||Siva Karthikeyan, Hansika Motwani, Soori||Tamil||Filming
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