|Full Name||Cheran Pandiyan|
|Profession(s)||Director, Actor, Producer|
|Famous Role||Senthil 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 Colour||Dark Brown|
|Date of Birth||12 December 1965|
|Age (as in 2017)||52 Years|
|Birthplace||Pazhayoorpatti, Melur, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Sagittarius|
|Hometown||Pazhayoorpatti, Melur, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Debut||Tamil Directorial/Writing: Bharathi Kannamma (1997)
Tamil Film: Porkkaalam (1997)
|Hobbies||Writing, Listening to music|
|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.
|Controversies||• In 2013, her daughter 'Dhamini' filed a complaint against him by claiming that he had the objection to her relationship with '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 2017, he has 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.
• During Tamil film's audio launch event, he was accused Sri Lankan Tamils to make unauthorized copies of Tamil films by saying that 'I feel ashamed that I fought for Sri Lankan Tamils.'
|Girls, Affairs and More|
|Children||Son- Not Known
Nivedha Priyadharshini (Film Producer)
|Parents||Father- Pandiyan (Projector Operator in Vellalur touring theatre)
Mother- Kamala (Primary school teacher)
|Siblings||Brother- Not Known
|Favourite Singer(s)||Sathyan, G. V. Prakash Kumar|
- 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’ for the film ‘Puriyadha Pudhir.’
- He did 11 films as an assistant and associate director.
- 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).
- In the same year, he made his acting debut by playing the role of a photographer in the Tamil film ‘Porkkaalam.’ He also wrote and directed this film.
- 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.
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