Tamil Actor K.Bhagyaraj Profile
Full l Name : Krishnasaamy Bhagyaraj
Known as : K. Bhagyaraj
D.O.B : 7 January 1953
Place of birth : Gobichettipalayam, India
Occupation : Actor, director, music composer, screenwriter
Years active : 1977–present
Spouse(s) : Praveena (m.1981–1983) (deceased), Poornima Jayaram (1984–Present)
Children : Saranya Bhagyaraj (b.1985), Shanthanu Bhagyaraj (b.1986)
Father : Krishnasaamy
Mother : Maravathiyammal
Mother Tongue : Telugu
He is a multi talented personality who explored several aspects of cinema including screenwriter, director, actor, music composer, novelist, etc. He worked for Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam film industries as an actor and writer. He started his film career as an assistant director to Bharathiraja and G. Ramakrishnan.He has produced many Tamil films and some films of other languages.He writes screenplay for his films and has won many awards and honors.
Bhagyaraj entered the film industry in the year of 1977 and his career spreads more than 35 years. He often plays the lead role in the movies in which he directs. The screen characters he portrays are typically ironically comedic, or display cool and casual bravado. His storytelling approach gained huge popularity amongst the masses.
He has directed and acted in more than thirty films. Apart from Tamil-language films, he has also directed Hindi films .
He married his co-star Praveena in 1981 but unfortunately she died in 1983 due to jaundice. After the death of his first wife K. Bhagyaraj, married actress Poornima Jayaram in 1984 and gave birth to a daughter named Saranya Bhagyaraj and a son Shantanu Bhagyaraj. His daughter Saranya Bhagyaraj made her acting debut with Parijatham in 2006. His son Shanthanu Bhagyaraj made movie debut with Sakkarakatti in 2008.
He took a break from acting as the lead hero in Tamil films after release of Vaettiya Madichu Kattu (1998), and Suyamvaram (1999) as he was not happy with new scripts from other banners offered to him in 2000 and so from 2000-06 he did not accept any film as the lead hero. Instead, he directed TV shows Neenga Nenaicha Saadhikkalanga,Idhu Oru Kadhayin Kadhai and appeared in Appadi podu in jaya TV in this period,
and he returned to acting with Something Something.
Unakkum Enakkum and Rendu in a supporting role and with Kaasu Irukkanum as the lead hero in 2007. From 2007 to present, he has been seen in more films as an actor in supporting roles. He wrote books like Vaanga Cinemavai Pattri Pesalam, Neenga Nenaicha Saadikkalaam, Ungal Bhagyaraj in Kezhvi Bhadhil (Five Parts) and has written 7 novels.
He launched his daughter Saranya Bhagyaraj with Parijatham, which he wrote and directed in 2006 and was a huge success. He directed his adult son Shanthanu Bhagyaraj in a romantic film Siddhu +2 in 2010. He ventured into Malayalam films as supporting actor with Mr. Marumakan.