R. Kannan

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R. Kannan
R. Kannan

R. Kannan (born Rajmohan on 21 July 1971) is an Indian filmmaker. Kannan started his career assisting director Manobala before joining Mani Ratnam for films including Kannathil Muthamittal (2002), Ayutha Ezhuthu (2004) and Guru (2007). He made his directorial debut with the drama film, Jayamkondaan (2008) starring Vinay, Bhavana and Lekha Washington, winning critical acclaim and commercial success at the box office.

His subsequent releases Vanthaan Vendraan with Jiiva and Taapsee Pannu, and the remake of Delhi Belly in Tamil as Settai with Arya. In October 2014, Kannan announced that he would direct and co-produce a film titled Poda! Aandavane En Pakkam, which would highlight the struggles faced by engineering degree graduates. After unsuccessful negotiations with Dinesh and Sridivya, Kannan eventually finalised Vishnu, Prayaga Martin and Swetha Ashok for the leading roles.

In August 2016, he began work on an action film titled Ivan Thanthiran starring Gautham Karthik in the lead role. Kannan married Madhanaa in 2009. They have a son named Arjun and a daughter named Laya Kannan.

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