AR Murgadoss (Director) Wiki, Age, Biography, Wife, Family, Lifestyle, Hobbies, and More

AR Murgadoss (Director) Wiki, Age, Biography, Wife, Family, Lifestyle, Hobbies, and More

Who is AR Murgadoss  ?

Murugadas Arunachalam known professionally as AR Murugadoss. He was born on 25 September 1974. He is an Indian film director, producer and screenwriter who predominantly works in the Tamil film industry. He is best known for directing action films mainly on social issues. In addition, he has worked in Telugu films and Hindi films. Murugadoss won the Filmfare Award for Best Director for his 2014 Tamil action drama Kaththi. In Bollywood his movie with Aamir Khan Ghajini was the blockbuster during that time. It was the first movie to collect ₹100 Crore Net at the box office. Now he is collaborating with Salman Khan for his next Sikandar. Fans are already excited to watch this mass Director- Actor combination.


Full NameMurugadas Arunachalam
ProfessionDirector, Producer, Screen writer
Date of Birth25 September, 1974
Place of BirthKallakurichi , Tamil Nadu
Age (as of 2024)49
EducationBachelor of Arts
Alma Mater Government Higher Secondary School, Bishop Heber College, Tiruchirapalli, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli.
Known forFor directing many big heroes like Ajith Kumar, Aamir Khan, Surya, Chiranjeevi, Akshay Kumar. His movie Ghajini was the first one ot to start 100 crore club.
ResidenceVirugambakkam, Chennai
Hair ColourBlack
Eye ColourBlack
Zodiac SignLibra

Early life

His native place is Trichy, Tamilnadu. He studied B.A in Bishop Heber College, Trichy during 1987-90. During his college days, he had great affinity towards Tamil films and friends. During his college days, he was active in cultural events, particularly in performing stage mimic shows imitating ‘Kirubanantha Variar’ and famous personalities of the cine field. As a student, he was a calm and humble person but his multiple talents during college days and inter-college cultural competitions was often appreciated by all levels of students and teachers. He was very much attracted to cinemas, he was a cinephile, so he loved to watch movies, which resulted in him becoming the director in future.


In 2003, he contemplated making a film titled Varathan with Vikram in the lead role for producer Oscar Ravichandran, but later moved on to other projects. S. J. Suryah recommended Murugadoss to Ajith Kumar for directing his debut film, Dheena. His next films were Ramana, Ghajini, and Stalin. His fifth film was Ghajini, which was a Hindi remake of his same-titled 2005 film and marked his Bollywood debut. Than in 2012 he directed Vijay in Thuppaki movie was so successful so later the remake was also done in Bollywood. He directed the remake with Akshay Kumar in lead, it was also successful at the box office. His movie Kaththi with Vijay was a blockbuster at the box office, it was very well appreciated by the critics and audiences. He directed Rajnikanth in the movie called Darbar it was hit. Now he is all set to collaborate with megastar Salman Khan for his next Sikandar.


He completed his high school from Government Higher Secondary School. He completed Bachelor of Arts from Bishop Heber College, Tiruchirapalli. He also went to Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli.

Family and Affairs

AR Murgadoss is family man comes from a small decent background. He is already married in 2005 to his wife Ramya. He also has a brother named Dileepan.


AR Murgadoss is having height of 5’3” and weight of 65 kgs. He has a decent appearance.


He has won multiple awards at Tamil Nadu State Awards , also won Filmfare Award as Best Director for Kaththi.

Money Factor

Net Worth72 Crores
Salary / IncomeN12 Crore/ Per Movie

Trivia & Facts

  • His hobbies are mimicking, drawing, watching, movies, writing, reading.
  • He has amazing cars collection, from Range Rover to Mercedes to BMW.
  • His favourite actors are Kamal Hassan, Rajinikanth and Mahesh Babu.
  • First two letters of his name are the initials of his Father’s name AR which indicates Arunachalam the name of his Father.
  • He is very soft spoken in real life.

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