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A. Venkatesh is a Tamil film director born in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu.

A. Venkatesan
BornTuticorin, Tamil Nadu
Occupationactor, director
Years active1996-present



Initially, he worked as an assistant to director K. Rajeshwar in Nyaya Tharasu (1989) and Idhaya Thamarai (1990). He assisted Pavithran in Vasanthakala Paravai (1991) and Suriyan (1992), then he was an associate director to director Shankar in Gentleman (1993) and Kadhalan (1994). During the shooting of the film Kadhalan, producer G. K. Reddy approached him to direct a film. In 1996, he made his directional debut through Mahaprabhu starring R. Sarathkumar, Sukanya and Vineetha. He is known for directing films in short spans of times.

Following the death of director Thirupathisamy in 2001, Venkatesh was briefly announced as the new director of the film Velan featuring Vijay and Priyanka Chopra, but the project was later shelved.[1]

During 2008, Venkatesh worked simultaneously on six productions, which were at different stages of completion. The Arjun-starrer Durai (2008) and Arun Vijay's Malai Malai (2009) were released first, while Sundar C's Vaadaa (2010) and Bharath's Killadi (2015) had delayed releases. Two further films, Prashanth's Petrol and Sarathkumar's Imaya Malai, were subsequently shelved midst production.[2]

He has also acted in various Tamil movies, Angadi Theru (2010) being one among them.


Year Film Language Notes
1996 Mahaprabhu Tamil
Selva Tamil
1998 Nilaave Vaa Tamil
1999 Pooparika Varugirom Tamil
2001 Chocolate Tamil
2002 Bhagavathi Tamil
2003 Dum Tamil Remake of Kannada film Appu
2004 Kuthu Tamil Remake of Telugu film Dil
Aai Tamil
2005 Chanakya Tamil
2006 Vathiyar Tamil
2008 Singakutty Tamil [3]
Durai Tamil [4]
2009 Malai Malai Tamil [5]
2010 Maanja Velu Tamil Remake of Telugu film Lakshyam[6]
Vaadaa Tamil
Vallakottai Tamil Remake of Malayalam film Mayavi[7]
2013 Summa Nachunu Irukku Tamil [8]
2015 Killadi Tamil
Sandamarutham Tamil
Rombha Nallavan Da Nee Tamil
2019 Nethra Tamil
Pamban Tamil Filming

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