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Vetrimaaran is an Indian director, screen writer, and a film producer who works mainly in the Tamil film industry. As of 2016, Vetrimaaran has won 4 National awards and one Filmfare award. He made his directional debut through the movie Polladhavan which was critically acclaimed. The movie got released in the year 2007 and since then Vetrimaran has given many good films for the Kollywood industry. In Viduthalai Vijay Sethupathi’s son, Surya made a cameo appearance. As per reports, Vetrimaaran is teaming up with Jr NTR and Dhanush for a Pan-India film.


Real NameVetrimaaran
ProfessionDirector, Writer, Producer
Date of Birth04 September 1975
Age (as of 2022)47
Zodiac signVirgo
FamilyFather: Dr. V. Chitravel
Mother: Megala Chitravel
Marital StatusMarried
WifeAarthi Vetrimaan
Educational QualificationGraduate
SchoolYet to be updated
CollegeLoyola College, Chennai
HobbiesListening to music, Reading, Writing, Driving
Birth PlaceCuddalore, Tamil Nadu, India
HometownCuddalore, Tamil Nadu, India
Current CityChennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Social Media Profiles

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Interesting Facts

  • Initially, Vetrimaran worked as an assistant to director Balu Mahendra.
  • Vetrimaran used to read 40 to 50 novels a week and help Balu Mahendra to choose few interesting scenes. After working hard, he was able to narrate a story to Dhanush and he named the story as Desiya Nedunchaalai 47 but there were plenty of issues going on in this movie.
  • Later they chose the movie Polladavan which was a commercial hit and was able to collect more than Vijay’s Alagiya Thamizh Magan and Suriya’s Vel.
  • Apart from being a successful film writer and director, he is also a successful producer. The movies he has produced has won many awards. His second movie Aadukalam was a masterpiece and he won his first national award for the movie.
  • His third movie as a director was Visaaranai which has won many awards and it is also nominated for the academy awards as well.
  • Vetrimaran has again joined hand with Dhanush to make a film named Vada Chennai. The movie is in progress.
  • His Instagram account has more than 17.1K followers (as of Feburary 2023).


2007PolladhavanVijay Award for Best Director
2011AadukalamNational Film Award for Best DirectorNational Film Award for Best ScreenplayFilmfare Award for Best Tamil DirectorSIIMA Award for Best DirectorVijay Award for Best Director
2013Udhayam NH4
2013Naan Rajavaga PogirenAs dialogue writer
2015Kaaka MuttaiNational Film Award for Best Children's FilmAnanda Vikatan Cinema Award for Best FilmNorway Tamil Film Festival Award for Best FilmAudience's Choice Award for Best Feature FilmTamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize Filmfare Award for Best Film – TamilEdison Award for Best Producer
2016VisaranaiNational Film Award for Best Feature Film in TamilAnanda Vikatan Cinema Award for Best FilmAnanda Vikatan Cinema Award for Best DirectorAnanda Vikatan Cinema Award for Best Screenplay
2018Annanukku Jai
2018Vada ChennaiAnanda Vikatan Cinema Award for Best Screenplay
2019AsuranNational Film Award for Best Feature Film in TamilZee Cine Award Tamil for Best DirectorBehindwoods Gold Medal for Best DirectorAnanda Vikatan Cinema Award for Best Director
2019Miga Miga Avasaram
2020Paava KadhaigalAnthology Film; segment: Oor Iravu
2022Iraivan Miga Periyavan[77]Pre-production
2022Anel Meley Pani ThuliDirect release on Sony Liv

Web Series

  • 2022 – Petta Kaali as Creator
  • 2022 – Nilamellaam Rattham as Creator, Writer, and Executive Producer


  • 2002 – Kadhal Virus as Deepk’s assistant
  • 2014 – Jigarthanda as Himself (Guest Appearance)


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