Top 12 Tamil Directors Turned Actors

    Here's a list of the top 12 directors who turned as actors in Tamil industry, the list includes only the director, who made their role as lead role in the movies.

    1. Ameer Sultan

    Known As

    Actor/Director/Singer/Producer/Lyricst

    Popular Movies

    Vada Chennai, Kanchu, Annakodi

    Biography

    Ameer Sultan is an acclaimed Tamil film director and actor. Based in the Chennai film industry in Tamil Nadu, he has directed three Kodambakkam films in the ...

    2. Ram

    Known As

    Director/Actor

    Popular Movies

    Psycho, Taramani, Peranbu

    Biography

    Ram is an Indian film director, who works in Tamil cinema. After assisting Hindi directors Rajkumar Santoshi and Govind Nihalani and working under Balu ...

    Complete: Ram Biography

    3. S.J. Surya

    Known As

    Actor/Singer/Director/Producer/Music Director

    Biography

    S. Justin Selvaraj (aka) S.J. Surya is an Indian film director, writer, actor, and producer in Kollywood, the Tamil film industry. His screen name is S.J. ...

    4. Sasikumar

    Known As

    Actor/Director/Producer/Lyricst/Singer

    Biography

    M. Sasikumar is a Tamil film director, actor and producer. He worked as an assistant director for Director Bala in Sethu and also worked for Director Ameer ...

    5. P. Samuthirakani

    Known As

    Actor/Director/Singer/Producer

    Biography

    P. Samuthirakani is a Tamil film actor and director. He worked as an assistant to director K. Balachander. His 2009 directorial Naadodigal was a runaway hit, ...

    6. Sundar C

    Known As

    Actor/Singer/Director/Producer

    Biography

    Sundar C is a South Indian film director, producer and actor. His acting debut came in 2006 with the film Thalai Nagaram. Initially, he worked as an ...

    Complete: Sundar C Biography

    7. Cheran

    Known As

    Actor/Director/Producer/Lyricst

    Biography

    Cheran is a Tamil film director and actor who has a reputation for directing and producing culturally strong films. His movies are characterised by their ...

    Complete: Cheran Biography

    8. Parthiban

    Known As

    Actor/Director/Producer/Singer/Lyricst/Story/Screenplay

    Biography

    Radhakrishnan Parthiban (also credited as R. Parthiepan, Ra Parthiepan, or Parthiepan) is a Tamil actor and director. He was born in 1957 near Thoothugudi. ...

    9. Bhagyaraj

    Known As

    Actor/Director/Music Director/Producer/Story/Screenplay

    Biography

    Bhagyaraj  is a director, actor, script-writer and producer, working in the Tamil film industry. His popularity peaked during the 1980s and early 1990s. ...

    10. Tharun Gopi

    Known As

    Director/Singer/Actor

    Biography

    Tarun Gopi is a Tamil film director, scriptwriter and movie producer. His first film as a director was Thimiru (2006), he later ventured into acting in ...

    11. Visu

    Known As

    Actor/Director/Singer

    Biography

    Visu is a Tamil writer, director, stage, film and television actor and talk-show host from Kalakad, Tamil Nadu. Visu fine tuned his directorial skills under ...

    Complete: Visu Biography

    12. Seeman

    Known As

    Director/Actor/Singer/Lyricst

    Biography

    Sen'tamizhan Seeman (Sebastian Seeman), better known as Seeman , is a Tamil film director and actor in Tamil Nadu, India. He is a well-known Tamil activist ...

    Complete: Seeman Biography
     
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