He is the son of director Jambulingam who directed M. G. Ramachandran starrer Nam Naadu. He is a director, screenwriter and producer. He finally made his directorial debut in 1988 with the Tamil film Poonthotta Kaavalkaaran. The film turned out to be a blockbuster. Initially, he worked as an assistant to director M. Bhaskar in Soolam (1980) and Pakkathu Veetu Roja (1982).