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Selva Raghavan Biography

Selvaraghavan is a film director from South India, who was born to the tamil film director Kasthuri Raja on June 6, 1976. His elder brother is actor Dhanush and he also has two sisters, who are both doctors. Selvaraghavan and actress Sonia Agarwal fell in love and got married on 15 December 2006. On August 2009, Sonia and Selva filed for a divorce petition on a mutual consent basis. On March 12th, 2010, i.e., after a span of 6 months, the couple was granted divorce.

Later, Selva got married to Geetanjali Raman on July 3rd, 2011. Geetanjali was his associate in Erandam Ulagam.


He shot to fame in his debut venture Thulluvadho Ilamai, a movie about adolescent gags and teenage capers. His next movie Kadhal Kondein won both box office and critical applause. His directorial skills were appreciated by most of Tamil film industry leading directors and other movie critics.

Selvaraghavan, who started directing films after doing his BE in Mechanical Engineering, relies on the internet and books for his story ideas. He loves doing horror films and admits that he likes to scare people. His favourite directors are Oliver Stone and Francis Ford Coppola and the hero he'd like to direct is Robert de Niro. He loves reading, mostly Wilbur Smith. He considers that his strength lies in writing a good screenplay.

He directed the movie Pudupettai with his brother Dhanush, which was an average hit. He did a Telugu movie with Venkatesh, which also had a good run at the box office. Then, after 3 years, he came with a fantasy movie called Aayirathil Oruvan. He did a research on the story plot and took more time to make this movie. It also gained a huge applause from the critics & audiences.

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