Annadurai Kannadasan, son of veteran lyricist Kannadasan needs no introduction. He is known to one and all. Like father, like son, he has developed a penchant for cinema. but in a different way.
A director, actor, producer, dialogue writer, he has taken several avatars. he started his journey introduced by veteran filmmaker Mahendran in Poottadha Pootukal. He followed it up with a slew of films like Thanga Papa, Samrat, Anandha Ragam, Chinna Poovae Mella Pesu among others.
Thanks to his friend Vivek, he made a mark doing comedy and his films with Vivek including Youth, M Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi, Saamy, Thullal won him praise. Recently in Nandha Nandhitha and Idhayam Thiraiarangam, he played character roles which again were widely appreciated.
Though his maiden directorial venture starring Vivek (Panchu) is still to see the light of the day, he worked as associate and assistant director in several films including Chinna Poovae Mella Pesu, Maya Bazaar, Rettai Roja, Alexander, Dharma, Kavalaipadathae Sagodhara. Also he excelled as production executive in many films.
Annadurai Kannadasan has directed many serials for almost all Tamil channels. Prominent among them includes Hare rama Hare krishna (Sun), Poocharam (Jaya), Anbin Alaigal (Jaya), Mella Pesungal (Vijay), Ada Narayana (Nila). Also for a Sri Lankan channel, he directed one.
Annadurai has also directed few short films for Tamilnadu government to promote small savings, short films for AIDS Control Society. Interestingly, he has done dubbing for Walt Disney and Cartoon Network, Tamil dubbing for many popular serials over 800 episodes.