Pavel Navageethan

Pavel Navageethan (born 17 February 1985) is an Indian film actor and filmmaker who works in Tamil cinema.

Pavel Navageethan
The Director of the (KUTTRAM KADITHAL), Shri Brammah on the Red Carpet, at the 45th International Film Festival of India (IFFI-2014), in Panaji, Goa on November 22, 2014.jpg
Pavel Navageethan (right), IFFI (2014)
Born (1985-02-17) 17 February 1985 (age 35)
Other namesMadras Viji[1]
Years active2014 – present


Pavel Navageethan's dream was to be a director, so he wrote scripts for films, but was unable to get producers.[2][3] He then moved to acting debuting under his friend, Pa. Ranjith's Madras, where he played a henchman named Viji. His role in the film earned him the name Madras Viji.[1] Pavel Navageethan later played roles in several other films (including Kuttram Kadithal, Magalir Mattum, Vada Chennai, and Peranbu) before turning director.[1][3][4] He made his directorial debut with a mystery thriller V1, after the editor was able to get a producer for the film.[5]


  • All films are in Tamil.

As actorEdit

Year Film Role Notes
2014 Madras Viji
2015 Kuttram Kadithal Udhayan
2017 Munnodi Jayaveeran
Theru Naaigal Vinoth
Magalir Mattum Karthi Gothandaraman
2018 Vada Chennai Siva
2019 Peranbu Babu
2020 Taanakaran [5]
Bhoomika [5]

As directorEdit

Year Film Notes
2019 V1

As dubbing artistEdit

Year Film Actor Notes
2019 Nerkonda Paarvai Sujith Shankar


  1. ^ a b c Srivatsan, S (16 October 2018). "Vetri Maaran is a brilliant actor, says 'Vada Chennai' actor Pavel Navageethan". The Hindu.
  2. ^ Subramanian, Anupama (6 July 2019). "Versatile actor Pavel Navageethan turns filmmaker". Deccan Chronicle.
  3. ^ a b Joseph, Raveena (22 September 2015). "'Kuttram Kadithal, a labour of love'". The Hindu. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Vetri Maaran told me to continue acting: Vada Chennai actor Pavel Navageethan". New Indian Express. 31 October 2018.
  5. ^ a b c Kumar, Pradeep (2 December 2019). "'Content-driven films also require stars as leads': Pavel Navageethan". The Hindu.