Azhagam Perumal

Azhagam Perumal

 Kulasekarapuram, Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu, India
 Alaipayuthey (2000)

About Me

Azhagam Perumal was born on May 25, 1965 in Kulasekarapuram. He entered into Tamil industry in the year 2000. His first debut film alaipayuthey. He is a Tamil film director and actor. He hails from the remote village Kulasekharapuram in Tamil Nadu. All his family members were working in the government service and his parents wanted him to be an engineer. He, however, after his graduation, applied to the Adyar Film Institute in spite of stiff opposition from his family. He passed out with a Gold Medal from the Institute in 1991.

He started his acting career in the year 2000 with Mani Ratnam’s Alaipayuthey in which he played the house owner of newly wedded Madhavan and Shalini. He made her directorial debut the following year with Madhavan-Jyothika starrer – Dum Dum Dum under Mani Ratnam’s production. The movie received critics’ appreciation and was also a commercial hit. He has directed two more movies in Tamil – Joot in 2003 and Udhaya in 2004 and later concentrated on to his acting career. He appears in supporting and character roles in Tamil cinema.

Azhagam Perumal announced his directorial debut in the year 1998 with the movie, Mudhal Mudhalaaga. The romantic movie was to feature Arvind Swamy and Karisma Kapoor in the lead roles. Rahman’s music was also finalized. However the project didn’t happen. His debut directorial venture was Dum Dum Dum with fabulous music of Karthik Raja and was a commercial hit too. His second directorial venture was Joot in 2003 which starred Srikanth and Meera Jasmine in lead roles. The movie couldn’t repeat the success of her debut movie magic. His third movie, Udhaya starred Vijay and Simran in the lead roles. The film opened to average reviews and was disaster at the box office.