Actor Bharathiraja Biography
K. Bharathiraja is a critically acclaimed South Indian filmmaker.He displayed a story-tellers potential from an early age. Bharathiraja is known for his realistic and sensitive portrayal of village-life in his movies.His mother Karuththamma received the National Award from the President on his behalf for his film named after her. Among his other landmark films are Muthal Mariyathai (with Sivaji Ganesan in the lead), Karuththamma, Alaigal Oivathillai, Mann Vasanai, Vedham Pudhithu, Kizhakku Cheemayile and Anthimanthaarai.
Bharathiraja a Kallar, was born in Alli Nagaram, a small, village near Theni as Chinnasamy on 17 July 1941. He was the fifth child to his parents, Periya Maya Thevar and Meenatchiammaal alias Karuthammaal. He is very different in that he used his mothers name as initial K. Bharathiraja is credited with launching the careers of the several influential people in the Tamil cinema. He is married to Chandra Leelavathi, and they have three children - two sons Manoj(th