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Bakkiyaraj Kannan

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Bakkiyaraj Kannan
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Bakkiyaraj Kannan at Edison Award 2017
BornVellore, Tamil Nadu, India
🏡 ResidenceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
🏳️ NationalityINDIAN
🏳️ CitizenshipINDIAN
💼 Occupation
Film Director • Screenwriter
📆 Years active  2012 - Present

Bakkiyaraj Kannan is an Indian film director and screenwriter who works primarily in Tamil cinema. He is best known for his directorial debut Remo .In 2016 he made his directional debut with Remo starring Sivakarthikeyan and Keerthy Suresh under 24 am production and Featuring music composed by Anirudh Ravichander, cinematography by P. C. Sreeram, Sound designed by Resul Pookutty, the film began production during October 2015 and was released on 7 October 2016 opened to positive critical reception[1] and was a commercial success.


During his film institute days Bakkiyaraj Kannan joined Sathyam cinemas to balance both financial issues and his passion for cinema.There he was noticed by the theater manager who got to knew everything about Bakkiyaraj Kannan made him quit the job and motivated him to concentrate on his studies and future.

After his graduation from M. G. R Film and Television Institute of Tamil Nadu he started making short films and as well participated and emerged as contest winner in naalaya iyakunar.There ace successful film director Sundar C. who was a judge for naalaya iyakunar show got impressed with bakkiyaraj works offered him to work in his next Project Kalakalappu in 2012. Post Kalakalappu bakkiyaraj Kannan joined Atlee Kumar for Raja Rani (film) with whom he was having close association from his film institute days. Both the films Kalakalappu and Raja Rani were big hits.Then Bakkiyaraj went on his directional debut Remo which was a blockbuster starring Sivakarthikeyan in the lead role. It was a remarkable debut with a run of 100 days[2] in many theatres in Tamil Nadu.

Personal life[edit]

Bakkiyaraj Kannan was born into a farming family to kannan and lakshmi in ramanathapuram, Vellore district district, Tamil Nadu. His upbringing and primary education was done at Thiruvalam and went to chennai for higher studies and he obtained B.sc hotel management in SRM University, Chennai. Thereafter Bakkiyaraj Kannan pursued D.F.Tech from Film and Television Institute of Tamil Nadu in Taramani Chennai 2007-2010.


Year Film Credited as Notes
Director Producer Writer
2016 Remo Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Received best debut director award 2017 - Edison Awards
2018 Untitled Project Green tickY Red XN Green tickY Pre Production


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