P. Bharathiraja


Name: Periyamayathevar Bharathiraja

Profession:  Indian film director

Birth:  17 July 1941

Movies:
Movies as Director
16 Vayathinile
Kizhake Pogum Rail
Sigappu Rojakkal
Solva Sawan
Puthiya Vaarpugal
Niram Maaratha Pookkal
Nizhalgal
Kotha Jeevithalu
Red Rose
Kallukkul Eeram
Alaigal Oivathillai
Tik Tik Tik
Seethakoka Chiluka
Kaadhal Oviyam
Valibamey Vaa Vaa
Man Vasanai
Lovers
Dhavani Kanavugal
Pudhumai Penn
Oru Kaidhiyin Diary
Yuvadharam Pilicindi
Mudhal Mariyathai
Ee Tharam Illalu
Saveray Wali Gaadi
Kadalora Kavithaigal
Jamadagni
Vedham Pudhithu
Aradhana
Kodi Parakuthu
En Uyir Thozhan
Pudhu Nellu Pudhu Naathu
Idhayam
Thanthu Vitten Ennai
Nadodi Thendral
Captain Magal
Kizhakku Cheemayile
Karuthamma
Pasum Ponn
Tamizh Selvan
Anthimanthaarai
Taj Mahal
Kadal Pookkal
Eera Nilam
Kangalal Kaidhu Sei
Aayutha Ezhuthu
Bommalattam
Rettaisuzhi
Annakodi
Pandianadu
Ninaithathu Yaaro
Padai Veeran
Kurangu Bommai
Om

Awards:

National Film Awards
1982 – National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu for Seethakoka Chiluka (Director)
1986 – National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil for Mudhal Mariyathai (Producer & Director)
1988 – National Film Award for Best Film on Other Social Issues Vedham Pudhithu (Director)
1995 – National Film Award for Best Film on Family Welfare for Karuththamma (Director)
1996 – National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil for Anthimanthaarai (Director)
2001 – National Film Award for Best Screenplay for Kadal Pookkal (Director & Writer)
Filmfare Awards South
1978 – Best Tamil Director for Sigappu Rojakkal
1987 - Best Tamil Film for Vedham Pudhithu
1987 - Best Tamil Director for Vedham Pudhithu
1994 - Best Tamil Film for Karuthamma
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards
1977 – Best Director Award for 16 Vayathinile
1979- Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Film - Second Prize - Puthiya Vaarpugal
1981 – Best Director Award for Alaigal Oivathillai
1994 - Best Film Portraying Woman in Good Light for Karuththamma
2001 - Tamil Nadu State Film Honorary Award- Arignar Anna Award in 2001
2003 – Best Film in First place Eera Nilam
Vijay Awards
2012 - Contribution to Tamil Cinema
2013 - Best Supporting Actor for Pandiya Naadu
Nandi Awards
1981 – Nandi Award for Best Director for Seethakoka Chiluka
Other awards
South Indian Film Technicians : Best Technician Award for Kallukkul Eeram
2016 - Distinguished Director Honor from Rocheston Accreditation Institute

Brief Profile:

Bharathiraja was born as Chinnasamy to Periyamayakallar and Karuthammal. He is married to Chandra Leelavathi and has two children Manoj Bharathiraja and Janani. Manoj is an actor who was introduced in Tajmahal, he is married to actress Nandana. Janani is married to Malaysian Rajkumar Thambiraja. Bharathiraja's brother-in-law Manojkumar has directed films like Mannukkul Vairam, Vandicholai Chinraasu

Bharathiraja started his film career as an assistant to Kannada film maker Puttanna Kanagal. Later, he assisted P. Pullaiah, M. Krishnan Nair, Avinasi Mani and A. Jagannathan. His first film 16 Vayathinile for which he wrote the script broke the then existing convention to create a new genre of village cinema.