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 realism and the strong social messages that they convey.

Cheran started out his career as an assistant to K S Ravikumar. Hailing from Tirunelveli district which is always in tension due to caste clashes.

He has won the National Award twice, one for Most Entertaining Film in 2004 (for Autograph) and the other for Vetri Kodi Kattu (which won Best Film of 2000 dealing with social issues).

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