P. Vasu Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 68 Years
Wife: Shanthi
Hometown: Chennai

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Full nameVasudevan Peethambharam
Profession(s)Director, Actor, Producer, Writer
Famous forBeing a renowned director in the South Indian film industry
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 8”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt and pepper
DebutAs a director: Panneer Pushpangal (1981) (Tamil)
Panneer Pushpangal poster
As a writer: Karunamayi (1987) (Kannada)
Karunamayi poster
As an actor: Vallarasu (2000) (Tamil)
Vallarasu poster
As a producer: Thottal Poo Malarum (2007) (Tamil)
Thottal Poo Malarum
Awards & Honours State Awards:
• Best Screenplay and Dialogues Award for film Nadigan in 1990
• Best Director Award for film Chinna Thambi in 1991
• Best Film Award for film Chinna Thambi in 1991
• Film Honorary Award - Jayalalithaa Award for his contribution to Tamil Cinema in 1992
• Kalaimamani Award, the highest civilian award in 2004
• Best Film Award for the film Chandramukhi in 2005
• Honoured at the celebration of 100 Years of Indian Cinema for his contribution to Tamil films in 2013
P. Vasu honoured at the centenary celebrations of Indian cinema

Filmfare Awards:
• Best Director - Kannada for the film Apthamitra in 2005

• Best Director Award at the Cinema Express Awards for film Chinna Thambi in 1991
Personal Life
Date of Birth15 September 1955 (Thursday)
Age (as of 2023)68 Years
BirthplaceChennai, Madras State (now Tamil Nadu)
Zodiac signVirgo
SchoolWesley Higher Secondary School, Royappetah, Chennai
College/UniversityPachaiyappa's College Chetpet, Chennai
Educational Qualification12th pass
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
P. Vasu with Wife Shanti
ChildrenSon- Shakthi Vasudevan (actor)
Shakthi Vasudevan
Daughter- Abhirami Vasudevan (architect)
Abhirami Vasudevan
ParentsFather- Peethambaram (deceased; makeup artist, producer)
Peethambaram, P. Vasu's father
Mother- Kamala (homemaker)
SiblingsBrother- 2
• Vidyasagar
• P. Vimal Kumar (writer)
Sister- 3
• Vijayalakshmi
• Vasantha
• Vanaja
Other RelativesPaternal Uncle- M. C. Sekhar (cinematographer)
P. Vasu's uncle M. C. Sekhar
Father-in-law- K. Raman (make-up artist)
P. Vasu's father-in-law
Nephew- Gautham V.R (director)
P Vasu's nephew, Gautham V R

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Some Lesser Known Facts About P. Vasu

  • P. Vasu’s family is from Nedumbal village in the Thrissur district of Kerala.
  • He was a good sportsman during his student days.
  • His father, Peethambaram was a prominent make-up artist who worked with actors like M. G. Ramachandran, Sivaji Ganesan, and NTR. He wanted Vasu to have a steady government job but agreed when he realised how passionate Vasu was about working in the film industry.
  • He dropped out of college to pursue his career in the film industry.
  • He started his career as an assistant director with C. V. Sridhar in 1978.

    P Vasu with C. V. Sridhar (second from the right)

    P Vasu with C. V. Sridhar (second from the right)

  • P. Vasu co-directed the first few films with director Santhana Bharathi. They parted ways as they wanted to follow different styles of filmmaking.

    P. Vasu with Santhanabharathi

    P. Vasu with Santhanabharathi

  • His first film as an independent director was Kathanayaka (1986) in Kannada language.

    The poster of the film Kathanayaka

    The poster of the film Kathanayaka

  • He directed one Hindi film in his career named Hogi Pyaar Ki Jeet (1999), featuring Ajay Devgn, Arshad Warsi, and Neha (Shabana Raza), which was a commercial success.
  • In 2018, he was a victim of fake death news which many believed to be true until Vasu clarified through a video on social media. [1]Hindustan Times
  • He is considered a guide and mentor by the actor and politician, Khushbu Sundar.