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Years active
2001 – present


Ramya (m. 2005)

Film director

AR Murugadoss


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Full Name
Murugadoss Arunasalam

25 September 1977 (age 46) (
Kallakurichi, Tamil Nadu, India

Film director, screenwriter, producer

Vijay Award for Favourite Director

Kaththi, Thuppakki, 7aum Arivu, Ghajini, Holiday: A Soldier Is

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Arunasalam Murugadoss, commonly known with his stage name initials AR Murugadoss, is an Indian film director, producer, and screenwriter. He's best known for his action Tamil films and Telugu films and for remaking them in Hindi cinema. This includes the Suriya-starrer Ghajini (2005) and its Hindi remake Ghajini (2008) starring Aamir Khan, along with the Vijay-starrer Thuppakki (2012) and its Hindi remake Holiday (2014) starring Akshay Kumar. His 2002 Tamil film Ramanaa was remade in Hindi by director Krish as Gabbar Is Back (2015) starring Akshay Kumar as well. Murugadoss won the Filmfare Award for Best Director for his 2014 Tamil acti inon-drama film Kaththi. Lest telugu movie is spyder {hero Mahesh Babu}


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Personal life

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Murugadoss was born in Kallakurichi, Tamil Nadu. The initials "AR", denoting his father's name Arunasalam, were added after Murugadoss signed his first film Dheena (2001). Murugadoss currently resides in Virugambakkam, Chennai. Murugadoss had his schooling at the Government Higher Secondary School and studied BA in Bishop Heber College, Tiruchirapalli. His brother Dileepan made his acting debut with Vathikuchi (2013).


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During his college days, Murugadoss was active in cultural events, particularly in mimicry and drawing. He subsequently became a cinephile watching up to seven films a week in his hometown and started writing jokes as well. After Ananda Vikatan published them, Murugadoss began to think of becoming a story writer. At Bharathidasan University he started to write sketch comedies and acted in them. After college he tried to join the Madras Film Institute, but was rejected. Nevertheless, Murugadoss stayed in Chennai in multiple functions. First he became an assistant writer of P. Kalaimani and wrote dialogues for the Tamil film Madurai Meenakshi. He became assistant director of Ratchagan (1997) for half of the film and continued as assistant script director for the Telugu film Kalusukundam Ra. Murugadoss then worked with S. J. Surya for the film Kushi.

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S. J. Suryah recommended Murugadoss to Ajith Kumar for directing his debut film, Dheena. His next films were Ramana, Ghajini, and Stalin. His fifth film was Ghajini, which was a Hindi remake of his same-titled 2005 film and marked his Bollywood debut. It released on 25 December 2008 and became the first ever Bollywood film to gross over 100 crore. His next Tamil film 7aum Arivu, was released on Diwali 2011 and was more successful outside India than in Tamil Nadu. Murugadoss signed a deal with Fox Star Studios to produce two Tamil films.

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In 2012, he directed the action thriller Thuppakki, starring Vijay and produced by S. Dhanu released on Diwali 2012 to mostly positive reviews and was a huge commercial success entering the Kollywood 100 crore club He also directed the Hindi remake of the film, Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty. In 2014, he was the writer and producer for the fantasy film Maan Karate starring Sivakarthikeyan which was directed by his former assistant Thirukumaran.

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In 2014, he directed the action drama Kaththi starring Vijay and produced by Ayngaran International released on Diwali 2014 and emerged as the second biggest grosser of the year after Lingaa. In 2016, he directed Akira starring Sonakshi Sinha. It is a remake of Tamil film Mouna Guru. He is now directing a Telugu movie starring Mahesh Babu and Rakul Preet Singh.

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