SP Jananathan (Director) Biography, Age, Height, Father, Family, Wife, Brother, Net Worth & More

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SP Jananathan Bio/Wiki:

SP Jananathan was a South Indian film director, best known for his first directorial film Lyarkai. The first film directed by him received the National Film Award from the President’s hands. Jananathan was also a producer, who also owns a production house named Binary Pictures. SP Jananathan was born on 7 May 1959 in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India.

He completed his early education in Tamil Nadu. He Was the only and last child of his parents. Both his parents were illiterate. That’s why Jananathan got his studies only up to high school. He did not even know for a long time that there is an institute of films that also exists. He used to watch MG Ramachandran (MGR) films during his childhood and was fascinated by his films and scripts.

He was so impressed with MGR’s films that MGR’s films became his reference point when he started making films. Jananathan started his film career as an assistant. He worked as an assistant in all of his short films with well-known editor B. Lenin. He has also been a part of the Tamil Film Directors Union. SP Jananathan worked with a number of late Malayalam directors such as Bharathan, Vincent Selva, and KR Films.

He also believed that those who follow the Marxist ideology are the best filmmakers and the producers of films in Kerala and West Bengal follow this ideology and the best producers originate from here. SP Jananathan’s first movie as a director was Lyarkai, which he also directed and produced. The film was released in the theater in the year 2003.

He was awarded the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil in the year 2004 for the film Lyarkai. The Tamil film Lyarkai was the first film directed by Jananathan. The film was based on the ideology of a ship in which a woman is waiting for her man to return from his voyage. The film, directed by SP, did not get much response from the audience at the box office and the film was a complete failure.

Many also believed that his film was influenced by the Hemingway-directed Hollywood film Old Man and the Sea. On receiving the National Award for his first directorial film, SP Jananathan said that “I did not expect that I would have to go to Delhi for my first film and get a national award from President APJ Abdul Kalam Ji”.

The second film directed by Jananathan was E which was released in 2006. The title of the film is an abbreviated form of E means Ishwar. The film is based on the story of a young man who lives in slums and how an incident changed his life. In the film E, Jeeva Nayantara and Ashish Vidyarthi played the lead roles. The film was produced by Jeeva’s father and Arabi Choudhary.

Released in 2009, the film Peranamahis was the third film directed by him, starring Jaya Ravi and Ronald Kickinger in the lead roles, and Vadivelu and Urvashi in supporting roles. Jaganathan’s film was based on the 1972 Soviet film “The dawns here are quiet”, which received a mixed response. The film was later dubbed in Hindi and Telugu and released as Kasam Hindustan and Randheera.

In the year 2015, the film Purampokku Engira Podhuvadamaia was released which was directed by SP. The film was a political action thriller film starring Vijay Sethupathi, Karthika Nair, and Arya in the lead roles. This movie is also produced by Vijay Sethupati. He Directed the 2015 film Bhooloham, which featured Jayam Ravi and Trisha in the lead roles.

The film was based on an Indian Tamil sports action, which failed to reach the audience at the box office and received negative reactions. SP Jananathan had said in the interview that this film has inspired him a lot since he saw Bahubali and I also understood that there is a huge market for historical films in Tamil Nadu.

Jananathan’s next directorial film is Laabham, in which Vijay Sethupathi and Shruti Haasan will be seen in the lead roles. The film will be released in theaters in December 2021.


We have to inform you with great sadness that the film director SP Jananathan Ji died on Sunday, 14 March 2021 in a private hospital in Chennai. After his demise, a wave of mourning raged in the film world. Many film celebrities are shocked to hear the news of his death.

Film director SP Ji was found on ventilator support in the ICU since his assistant was found stable and unconscious at his Chennai home on 11 March 2021. But on March 14, at the age of 61, he died of cardiac arrest after remaining unconscious for two days in a private hospital in Chennai.

While he was on the ventilator at the hospital, actor Vijay Sethupathi went to the hospital to meet him and inquire about his health, but he became emotional after seeing his condition. SP Jananathan has directed Vijay Sethupathi’s upcoming film Laabham, his last directed film, to be released in December 2021.

SP Jananathan Directed Movies List:

Here, is the list of all the movies which was he directed in his career.

  • Iyarkai (2003)
  • E (2006)
  • Peranmai (2009)
  • Purampokku Engira Podhuvudamai (2015)
  • Laabham (2021)
Real NameS.P. Jananathan
Nick NameSP
ProfessionFilm Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Popular forAs a Director
Date of Birth7 May 1959
Age (at the time of death in 2021)61 Years
Died14 March 2021 (Sunday)
Death PlaceA private hospital in Chennai
BirthplaceThanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India
HometownThanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India
CasteNot Known
Zodiac Sign/Star SignVirgo ♍
Blood GroupB+
Debut asProducer: Purampokku Engira Podhuvudamai
Director: Iyarkai

Body Measurement & Physical Stats:

SP Jananathan’s age was 61 years old at the time of death in the year 2021. He is a film director, producer, and writer. SP Jananathan’s height is 5 feet 7 inches, which is 173 centimeters. His body weight is about 70 kg, he takes a proper diet to keep his body fit so that his body measurement is 38-36-12. His eye color is black color, and his hair color is also black.

Age (at the time of death in 2021)61 years
Heightin centimeter: 170 cm
in meter: 1.70 m
in feet: 5’7″ inches
Weight in Kilogram70 kg
Weight in Pounds154 lbs
Body Measurements38-36-12
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourWhite

SP Jananathan Family Members & Their Relationship:

SP Jananathan was born into a middle-class Hindu family. He believed in and worshiped Hindu deities as well. There was no one in his family other than his parents. He was the last son of his parents. SP Jananathan is yet to get married, his marital status is still unmarried.

ParentsFather: Not Known
Mother: Not Known
SiblingsBrother: Azhagan Tamizhmani
Sister: Not Known
Children/KidsNot Known
Wife NameNot Known
Marital StatusMarried

SP Jananathan Net Worth, Income & Salary:

SP Jananathan’s income source was mostly from being a successful Film director and producer. There is no relevant data available about his net worth.

Film DirectorNot Kown
Total Net WorthNot Known

Social Media Accounts & Other Contact Details:

S.P. Jananathan’s account was not available on any social media account, he is a director, producer, and as well as writer also. He was only covered by Wikipedia. If you want to connect with them now, then we are sharing the links of all their social media accounts with you below, you can click on them and follow them.

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Some Interesting Facts About SP Jananathan:

  • SP Jananathan was born in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India, India.
  • He doesn’t smoke and doesn’t drink alcohol also.
  • His debut film as a producer from Purampokku Engira Podhuvudamai.
  • He was multi-talented. He was a producer, film director, and screenwriter.
  • He was admitted to the ICU on 11 March and declared dead on 14 March 2021 at the age of 61.
  • His death reason due to a cardiac arrest.
  • He made his debut as a film director and screenwriter with the film Iyarkai.
  • He won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil in 2004.
  • His last directed movie Laabham will be released in December 2021 starring Vijay Sethupati and Shruti Hassan.

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