Veteran actor-director-lyricist T Rajendar’s birthday is today. He is not celebrating it this year, as chief minister J Jayalalithaa is getting treatment in hospital.
But he is holding a press meet in Chennai today. His sons Simbu and Kuralarasan, his fans and members of his party LDMK are wishing him.
Rajendar started off in the Kollywood industry making successful films which included him as an actor, playback singer, dancer and scriptwriter. He gained popularity through his one-of-a-kind style of acting.
He normally serves as, but not limited to director, actor, songwriter, art director,production manager, playback singer. During the 1980s all his movies were blockbusters running for years and the songs were also well appreciated.
He is known for introducing new faces in his movies, and many of the actresses who debuted in his movies have been successful in South Cinema, including Amala, Nalini, Jyothi, Jeevitha, and Mumtaj.
Since early 2008, Rajendar has been slowly working on the production of a film titled Oru Thalai Kadhal, a tale based on a village singer, in which he stars in the lead role.
In 2011, he released a first look poster for the film and revealed that three heroines from Mumbai would star longside him.
He provided an update in 2014, that the film was still under production and that it was sixty-five percent complete. He has also revealed that he is working on a script to launch his second son, Kuralarasan, as a lead actor.