N. Azhagam Perumal is a Tamil film director and actor.[2]

Azhagam Perumal
Born (1965-05-25) 25 May 1965 (age 54)[1]
Kulasekarapuram, Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupationactor, director
Years active2000-present


Azhagam Perumal hails from the remote village Kulasekharapuram in Tamil Nadu.[3] All his family members were working in the government service and his parents wanted him to be an engineer. Azhagam Perumal, however, after his graduation, applied to the Adyar Film Institute in spite of stiff opposition from his family. He graduated with a Gold Medal from the Institute in 1991.[3]

Azhagam Perumal worked as an assistant to director Mani Ratnam from Thalapathi to Iruvar, before leaving to make his independent project.[4] When Mani Ratnam was shooting Alaipayuthey, he was looking for someone like Jagathy Sreekumar to play the quirky house owner, which Azhagam Perumal eventually did, making his acting debut.[4]

He had initially announced his directorial debut in 1998 as Mudhal Mudhalaaga, a romantic film featuring Arvind Swamy and Karisma Kapoor in the lead roles,[5] which failed to take off. He then started shooting the film Udhaya in 2002 with Vijay and Simran in the lead roles but the film saw massive delays and Azhagam Perumal, meanwhile, began another film, the romantic comedy Dumm Dumm Dumm with R. Madhavan and Jyothika in the lead roles, in which his mentor Mani Ratnam worked as the screenwriter and producer. The film released in 2001 and was a success.[4] After Alaipayuthey, he was offered acting offers but he declined as he wanted to revive and complete Udhaya by early 2004.

In late 2004, Azhagam Perumal considered making a film titled Hijack with Vikram, but the project did not proceed.[6]



Year Film Credited as Language Notes
Director Screenplay Story Dialogue
2001 Dumm Dumm Dumm Yes Yes Yes Yes Tamil Written along with Mani Ratnam and R. Selvaraj
2003 Joot Yes Yes No No Tamil Story Written By M. S. Ramesh and Dialogue Written By M. Prasannakumar
2004 Udhaya Yes Yes Yes No Tamil Dialogue Written By Sujatha
2007 Guru No No No Yes Tamil Tamil Dubbing Dialogue and Directed By Mani Ratnam


Year Film Role Language Notes
2000 Alaipayuthey House owner Tamil
2006 Pudhupettai Thamizhselvan Tamil
2007 Kattradhu Thamizh Poobaal Raavar Tamil
2008 Alibhabha Thiagarajan Tamil
2009 Kanden Kadhalai Perumal Tamil
2010 Aayirathil Oruvan Ravi Tamil
Kacheri Arambam Vasu Tamil
Rettaisuzhi Tamil
Raavanan Photographer Tamil
Thottu Paar Tamil
Nil Gavani Sellathey Tamil
2011 Vanthaan Vendraan Tamil
7aum Arivu Museum Curator Tamil Guest Appearance
Vellore Maavattam Gurumoorthy Tamil
Osthe Shankaralingam Tamil
2012 Oru Kal Oru Kannadi Varadharajan Tamil
Neerparavai Church father Tamil
Ammavin Kaipesi Tamil
2013 Samar Sakthi's father Tamil
Kadhal 2 Kalyanam Tamil Unreleased
2014 Jilla Tamil
1 by Two Narayanan Pillai Malayalam
Yennamo Yedho Narayanan Tamil
Ennamo Nadakkudhu Tamil
Nalanum Nandhiniyum Arunachalam Tamil
2015 Isai Gunasekhar Tamil
Valiyavan Raghuraman Tamil
Yatchan Kreshna's father Tamil
Naanum Rowdydhaan Ravikumar Tamil
Eetti Gayathri's father Tamil
2016 Maalai Nerathu Mayakkam Prabhu's father Tamil
Theri Rathinam Tamil
2017 Taramani Barnabas Tamil
Idam Porul Yaeval Tamil Delayed
Solo Thomas Devasagayan, Annie's father Tamil
Padithurai Tamil Delayed
2018 Vanjagar Ulagam Mahalingam Tamil
Ezhumin Sundaram Tamil
Adanga Maru SSI. Chandran Tamil
2019 Chithiram Pesuthadi 2 Tamil
Natpuna Ennanu Theriyuma Shruti's father Tamil
Dharmaprabhu Politician Tamil
Hero Sakthi's father Tamil


  1. ^ "Tamil Movie Actor Azhagam Perumal". Nettv4u.com. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 January 2010. Retrieved 14 January 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ a b "rediff.com, Movies: 'I'm jealous of Mani Ratnam!'". Rediff.com. 24 April 2001. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  4. ^ a b c "'Villages nourish me', Alagam Perumal". The Hindu. 4 April 2015. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Star Tracks". Chandrag.tripod.com. 24 May 1998. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  6. ^ https://www.indiaglitz.com/flighty-vikram-ready-for-a-hijack-tamil-news-11733

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