Director and Actor Cheran: Born 12-Dec-1970 at Pazhaiyurpatty,
near Melur in Madurai district, Tamil Nadu. His father was a cinema (machine)
operator and his mother was a nursery school teacher. Cheran nurtured his acting
skills by the stage dramas enacted in those days during local festival seasons.
He went on grooming himself and his dreams by undergoing self-designed
rehearsals by himself standing in front of the mirror, speaking out the film
dialogues of Sivaji Ganesan, which he carried out with the accompanying acting
He was worn out after he ran away from home to Chennai with dreams of becoming
an actor. As his endless chasings after people and cinema studios for getting
cinema chances proved to be failures, his hopes were shattered. At last, putting
an end to his day-dreaming of becoming a film actor, he succeeded in turning his
attention towards the other sides of film-making. He learnt the art of film
direction under the mentorship of director K.S Ravikumar.