Cheran Age, Wife, Family, Caste, Biography & More

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DOB: 12/12/1965
Caste: Scheduled Caste
Hometown: Tamil Nadu, India


Real Name/Full NameCheran Pandiyan
ProfessionDirector, Actor, Producer, Writer
Famous ForSenthil Kumar in Tamil film 'Autograph' (2004)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet inches- 5’ 8”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms-65 kg
in pounds-143 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
DebutTamil Directorial/Writing: Bharathi Kannamma (1997)Tamil Film: Porkkaalam (1997)
Awards, Honours, Achievements 2000- National Film Award for Best Film on Other Social Issues for film 'Vetri Kodi Kattu' (2000)
2004- National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment for film 'Autograph' (2004)
Dinakaran-Medimix Award for Best film 'Autograph' (2004)
Dinakaran-Medimix Award for Best Director for film 'Autograph' (2004)
2005- National Film Award for Best Film on Family Welfare for film 'Thavamai Thavamirundhu' (2005)
Tamil Nadu Progressive Writers Association Award for Best Writer and Director for film 'Thavamai Thavamirundhu' (2005)
National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil for film 'Aadum Koothu' (2007)
2011- Jaya TV Award for Best Actor for film Yuddham Sei (2011)

Note: Along with these, he has many other awards to his name between 1997 and 2015.
Personal Life
Date of Birth12 December 1965
Age (as in 2018)52 Years
BirthplacePazhayoorpatti, Melur, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac signSagittarius
HometownPazhayoorpatti, Melur, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
CasteScheduled Caste
HobbiesWriting, Listening to music
Controversies• In 2013, his daughter 'Dhamini' filed a complaint against him by claiming that he had an objection to her relationship with a person named 'Chandrasekhar' (Chandru). She also said that her father was threatening her boyfriend. Initially, Dhamini told the Madras High Court that she would like to go with Chandru’s mother but later, she decided to go with her parents.
• In 2016, during the audio launch of the Tamil Film “Kanna Pinna,” Cheran lashed out against Sri Lankan Tamils of being responsible for making unauthorised copies of Tamil Films. He was quoted saying, “I came to know that it was Sri Lankan Tamils who indulge in online leaks by releasing new films in an illegal manner. The film fraternity as such has raised its voice in favour of Sri Lankan Tamils on several occasions. Coming to think of it, I feel ashamed to have supported those who eat away our money and push us to penury.”
• In 2017, he accused the General Secretary of the Nadigar Sangam 'Vishal' of being “selfish, power hungry and insensitive” in a seven-page letter.
• He also accused actor Karthi and Nadigar Sangam General Secretary 'Vishal' of disrespecting him when he approached them for films.
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Cheran with his wife Selvarani
ChildrenSon- Not Known
Daughters- Dhamini
Cheran daughter Dhamini
Nivedha Priyadharshini (Film Producer)
Cheran daughter Nivedha Priyadharshini
ParentsFather- Pandiyan (Projector Operator in Vellalur touring theatre)
Mother- Kamala (Primary school teacher)
Cheran with his mother Kamala
SiblingsBrother- Not Known
Sisters- 2
Favourite Things
Favourite SingerSathyan, G. V. Prakash Kumar

CheranSome Lesser Known Facts About Cheran

  • Does Cheran smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Cheran drink alcohol?: Yes
  • While Cheran was in school, he used to act in dramas.
  • He started his career as an assistant director and assisted director K. S. Ravikumar’s for the film ‘Puriyadha Pudhir.’
  • He has worked as an assistant/associate director for nearly eleven films.
  • In 1997, he wrote and directed his first Tamil film ‘Bharathi Kannamma.’ The film received positive reviews from the critics and it was later remade in the Kannada language as ‘Usire’ (2001).
  • Cheran turned actor-cum-director with the Tamil movie “Porkkaalam.” In 2004, he appeared in the lead role of “Senthil Kumar” in the Tamil Film “Autograph.” Cheran not only played the lead role in “Autograph” but was also the director, writer, and producer of the film. The movie went on to become a super hit and was screened four times in Canada at the Montreal World Film Festival.
Cheran in Autograph

Cheran in Autograph

  • He also produced several Tamil films like ‘Autograph’ (2004), ‘Azhagai Irukkirai Bayamai Irukkirathu’ (2006), ‘Aadum Koothu’ (2007), ‘Muran’ (2011), and ‘JK Enum Nanbanin Vaazhkai’ (2015).
  • Cheran launched his own publishing house, ‘Cheran Noolagam’ where he published the Tamil novel ‘Porum Valiyum (War & Pain).’
  • He is the founder of ‘C2H’ (Cinema2Home) organization that curb out the copyright infringement in Tamil Cinema.
  • In 2019, he appeared as a contestant in the season 3 of the reality show Bigg Boss (Tamil).
Cheran in Bigg Boss (Tamil)

Cheran in Bigg Boss (Tamil)

  • Participation in the Montreal World Film Festival was a dream come true for him.
  • Cheran prefers Hogenakkal Waterfalls, India over Niagra Fall, Canada.
  • He has also delivered a speech at the Washington Tamil Sangam.
  • In order to prepare himself as an actor, Cheran used to stand in front of the mirror and rehearse film dialogues of Sivaji Ganesan.