7 December 1939
|Died||21 July 1988|
|Spouse(s)||Sakunthalai K. Vijayan|
|Children||Sundar K. Vijayan
SaiPrakash K. Vijayan Ganga MuralidharSudha Jeevandas
K. Vijayan was an employee of the Golden Rock Railway Workshop in Tiruchirappalli. His first role as lead actor was portraying Paadhai Theriyudhu Paar in 1960. By the end of that decade he started directing, mostly associated with Producer K.Balaji of Sujatha Cine Arts. During the 1970s and until the mid 1980s, he directed many Sivaji Ganesan movies, including Kaaval Dheivam, Punniya Boomi and the 1979 blockbuster Thirisoolam. His other notable movies include Vidhi, Sattam, Viduthalai, a remake of Qurbani and Vandichakkaram. He died in 1988 during the filming of En Rathathin Rathame, which was eventually completed by his son Sundar K. Vijayan.
His son Sundar K. Vijayan directed numerous television serials.
|1972||Ini Oru Janmam Tharu||Malayalam|
|1975||Eduppar Kai Pillai||Tamil|
|1977||Dheepam||Tamil||Remake of Theekkanal|
|1977||Annan Oru Koyil||Tamil||Remake of Kannda film Devarru kannkal|
|1978||Thyagam||Tamil||Remake of Amanush|
|1978||Punniya Boomi||Tamil||Remake of Mother India|
|1979||Amardeep||Hindi||Remake of Theekkanal|
|1979||Thirisoolam||Tamil||Remake of Shankar Guru|
|1980||Doorathu Idhi Muzhakkam||Tamil|
|1980||Yeh Rishta Na Toote||Hindi|
|1982||Auto Raja||Tamil||Remake of Kannada film of same name|
|1983||Neeru Pootha Neruppu||Tamil|
|1983||Sattam||Tamil||25th Film Remake of 'Dostana' Hindi movie|
|1984||Jeevitham||Malayalam||Remake of Hindi film Avtaar|
|1984||Vidhi||Tamil||Remake of Nyayam Kavali|
|1985||Kaaval||Tamil||Remake of Ardh Satya|
|1985||Mangamma Sabadham||Tamil||Remake of Hindi film Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki|
|1986||Viduthalai||Tamil||Remake of Qurbani|
|1989||En Rathathin Rathame||Tamil||Remake of Mr. India|
|1995||Aval Potta Kolam||Tamil|
- "K. Vijayan". cinesouth.com. Retrieved 2 June 2011.
- Dhananjayan, G. (3 November 2014). "PRIDE OF TAMIL CINEMA: 1931 TO 2013: Tamil Films that have earned National and International Recognition". Blue Ocean Publishers – via Google Books.
- "Samuthirakani: My mother may not understand my work". www.indiaglitz.com. Indiaglitz. Retrieved 5 June 2011.
- ""Bollywood respects directors coming from the south"". 10 November 2006 – via www.thehindu.com.