Ram was born on October 11, 1974 in Chennai. He entered into Tamil industry in the year 2007. Ram, while he was pursuing a Master of Arts postgraduate degree in Tamil literature at the Madras Christian College, began writing short stories in Tamil language. He met director Thangar Bachan and worked with him in a few films, who recommended that he meet Hindi film director Rajkumar Santoshi. Since he could not understand Hindi and was unaware about Hindi films and hence did not know who Rajkumar Santoshi was, he was initially reluctant, but eventually decided to meet him and joined him as a script writer, moving to Mumbai subsequently. After assisting Hindi directors Rajkumar Santoshi and Govind Nihalani and working under Balu Mahendra, he made his directorial debut with Kattradhu Thamizh (2007), which fetched him strong critical acclaim. He launched his second film Thanga Meengal in 2011 with director-producer Gautham Menon's Photon Kathaas producing it and is slated for release in July 2013.
Ram worked together with Santoshi in several Hindi films, including Pukar (2000) and Lajja (2001), and helped him in shaping the story of Lajja. Besides Santoshi, Ram had also assisted Govind Nihalani, another Hindi film director, crediting the two for helping him become a filmmaker. Ram revealed that he first had planned to make a "cross-over English film on man-woman relationship" and approached Balu Mahendra to handle the cinematography, since he felt Mahendra's style suited his script best.
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