Muktha Srinivasan is the screen name of Venkatachary Srinivasan, born on 31 October 1929 at Manapuram, Tanjore District, Tamil Nadu. He entered the film industry in 1947, as Senior Assistant to T. R. Sundaram. His first assignment was to coach artists, dialogue delivery. He has worked with all major artists of late 1940s and 1950s. He also worked as an assistant of K. Ramnoth and Malayalam director Sethu Madhavan. In 1957, he made his directorial debut through - Mudhalali, a box office hit, followed by Paanjali, Naalu Veli Nilam, Thamarai Kulam, Odi Viliyadu Paapa etc. Srinivasan was one of the founders of, and served as President for, the Tamil Film Producer Council. He served as President of the South Indian film chamber of commerce. He was Chairman of Film City, owned by the state government of Tamil Nadu. He was also Member of Award Films Committees and a Board Member of the Film Censor Board.