Atlee (director)

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Tamil Nadu, India
OccupationFilm director, Story writer
Years active2001–present

Atlee Kumar, aka Arun Kumar (born 21 September 1986) is an Indian film director and scriptwriter of the Tamil film industry. A former assistant to director Shankar, he started directing films with Raja Rani produced by AR Murugadoss and Fox Star Studios.[1] The film, starring actor Arya, Nayantara, Jai, Santhanam and Nazriya Nazim was a critical and commercial success paving way for his next film also to be produced by AR Murugadoss.[2]

He did his Visual Communications from Sathyabama University. He worked with Director Shankar for 5 years, acting as the associate director for massive, landmark films such as Endhiran (Robot) and Nanban. While already in the limelight for his remarkable work with Director Shankar at such a young age, Atlee further shot into limelight with his short films En male vizhuntha mazhai thuzhiye, Mugaputhagam (Facebook). Atlee has already worked with the best of Tamil Film Industry veterans in his debut movie.

Praised for his vision, insight and sense of pulse story timing, Atlee is a big fan of Directors Shankar, Mani Ratnam and Gautham Menon and of course, Superstar Rajnikanth. It was watching Rajinikanth’s films that inspired Atlee, right from his boyhood days, to take up film-making.



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Atlee is an Under-graduate in Bsc Visual communication at Sathyabama University.[2] He got engaged to a tamil actress Priya on 7 September 2014.

Career[edit | hide | edit source]

Atlee worked as an Assistant director for 5 years to a famous Indian film director Shankar. Then he got promoted as Associate director for movie Enthiran and Nanban under Shankar. He directed a short film called Mugapputhathagam. He directed his first film Raja Rani starring Arya, Nayantara, Jai and Nazriya[3] Atlee has gained more attention in kollywood within a short time after Raja Rani. Later declared Vijay59 to be directed by himself. Further details to be updated soon.

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