Samuthirakani is one of the big names in the Tamil film industry. Being one of the most renowned and all-rounder artists of the industry, actor-director Samuthirakani never let his fans down. Starting his career as an assistant director under renowned filmmaker K. Balachander, the actor honed his talent and gave a phenomenal artist to the Tamil film industry. He has also worked in Malayalam as well as Telugu films both as an actor and director. So, as the actor turned 48 today on his birthday, let us take a look at his journey of becoming an all-rounder artist.
As mentioned earlier, the actor started as an assistant director under filmmaker K. Balachander. He worked on projects like films as well as TV serials with Balachander. At the start of his acting career, Samuthirakani played the role of a reporter in his debut Tamil TV serial Sila Nijangal Sila Nyayangal, 1998. Then he made his film debut in 2001 as an actor in Balachander’s Tamil drama film Paarthale Paravasam.
Since then he has appeared in various TV serials and films. And as his journey into the film industry continued, Samuthirakani tried his hand in direction with his directorial debut film Unnai Charanadaindhen. The film also won him Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Story Writer, as he was also the writer of the film. But this was just the beginning, as the director faced huge success and fame with his 4th directorial film Naadodigal. Being a Tamil action drama, the story of Nadodigal focused on friendship and love. The film was a blockbuster in 2009 and was nominated for various awards.
With an amazing start like this, the journey of Samuthirakani has been giving various blockbusters to his fans both as an actor and a director. He also directed several meaningful films like Poraali, Appa, and others. Talking about his acting career, he is well known for his flawless performances in films like Subramaniapuram, Saattai, Oppan, etc. Owing to his amazing acting, Samuthirakani won the award for Best Supporting actor at 63rd National Film Awards for his role in Visaranai, a Vetrimaaran directorial film. He is also well known for his roles as the antagonist, although he has done protagonist roles in various films. Pretty soon the actor will be appearing as a Police Officer in Thiagarajan directorial Tamil thriller, Writer. The film is a remake of his Bollywood film Andhadhun. Since the recent announcement of the film, the fan base has gone wild over social media after seeing Samuthirakani’s look in the poster.
So, this was just a small review of the legendary work of actor-director Samuthirakani in the Indian film industry. And on this special day of such an all-rounder actor, we from the SpotBoyE wish Samuthirakani a Happiest Birthday!
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