Naveen (director)

Naveen Mohammed Ali is an actor, who works in the Tamil film industry. Naveen made his directorial debut with the critically acclaimed Moodar Koodam in 2013. He produces films under his production company, White Shadows Productions.[1][2]

OccupationFilm Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Actor
Years active2013–present
Spouse(s)Sindhu N


Naveen was born in a Muslim Tamil family, in Gobi in Erode District. His real name is Naveen Mohammed Ali, which he acknowledged in a telephone interview with Samaran and shared he has turned atheist later.[3] He began his career as an engineer and worked in EID Parry and Glaxo Smithkline, Delhi. Later, Naveen joined Chimbudevan as an assistant director and worked in films like Imsai Arasan 23-aam Pulikesi. He worked as an associate director for Pandiraj's national award-winning film Pasanga.


Naveen began his film career as writer, director, and producer with his first movie, Moodar Koodam. When Naveen narrated the script of Moodar Koodam to producers, many rejected, some wanted corrections and many questioned the narrative style. So he decided to produce the film on his own and launched White Shadows Productions. Director Pandiraj (of Pasanga movie fame) distributed the movie through his production house. Moodar Koodam was critically acclaimed and Naveen was appreciated for his screenplay, direction, and dialogues, winning the Best Dialogues award at the 8th Annual Vijay TV Awards. Naveen is currently producing Kolanji. Kolanji has a multi-cast ensemble, including Samuthirakani and Sanghavi.


Year Film Director Producer Writer Actor Notes
2013 Moodar Koodam Yes Yes Yes Yes Best Dialogues award at the 8th Star Vijay TV Awards
2019 Kolanji No Yes Yes No
2021 Agni Siragugal Yes No Yes No filming
2021 Alaudhinin Arputha Camera Yes Yes Yes Yes filming



  1. ^ "Samuthirakani in Sheikh's next venture". Times of India. 30 January 2015. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Rich in content". The Hindu. 19 November 2015. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Naveen Interview with Samaran". YouTube. 25 July 2019.