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Yuvaraj Dhayalan: All You Need To Know About The Tamil Director!



Yuvaraj Dhayalan

Yuvaraj Dhayalan is an Indian cinema director and scriptwriter who works in the Tamil film industry. He started his career as an assistant director to M. Raja for the film ‘Santosh Subramaniam’. In 2011, he became an independent director with ‘Potta Potti’, a cricket comedy movie with Sadagophan Ramesh in the lead role.

Later Yuvaraj went on to direct films such as ‘Tenaliraman’ in 2014 and ‘Eli’ in 2015. The upcoming film from the director is ‘Irugapatru’, a social impact movie with Vikram Prabhu, and Shraddha Srinath in the lead roles.

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Yuvaraj Dhayalan Physical Stats

Full NameYuvaraj Dhayalan
Birth PlaceChengalpattu, Tamil Nadu
Date Of Birth22 February 1987
Age36 years
Height5 feet 5 inches
Eye color Black
Hair ColorBlack
Zodiac signPisces
QualificationsCourse in Visual Communication
ProfessionIndian Actor
Net worth$4 million

Yuvaraj Dhayalan Family

There is no information available about the director’s family in the public sources.

Yuvaraj Dhayalan Relationships

Yuvaraj once revealed in an interview that he had fallen for a girl during his school days. Later, after his school days, one of his friends played a prank on the director by saying that his love interest had joined Loyola College in Chennai. In order to study in the same college as that girl, Yuvaraj also joined Loyola. However, the youngster later came to know that Loyola wasn’t a co-ed college and got angry at his friend for fooling him.

Yuvaraj Dhayalan Education

After completing his school education, Yuvaraj joined Loyola College, Chennai to pursue a course in Visual Communication. 

Yuvaraj Dhayalan Controversies

On 26 September 2023, while speaking at the pre-release event of his upcoming movie ‘Irugapatru’, an emotional Yuvaraj spoke about the bitter experience he had gone through in the past. ‘Eli’, the film directed by him in 2015 failed miserably at the box office. According to Yuvaraj, after the release of that film, he faced a lot of humiliation.

Finally, the young director decided to run away from the industry as he did not want to be humiliated anymore. However, it was producer Thangaprabhakar who asked him to forget whatever happened and offered to discuss any story ideas.

Yuvaraj Dhayalan Profession

Yuvaraj became part of a drama when he was studying in 11th standard. Those days, the teenager used to teach other students how to act and thus he got an opportunity to direct a drama. Later, after completing his college studies, Yuvaraj decided to pursue a career in film direction.

Yuvaraj made his entry into the Tamil film industry as an assistant director. He started by assisting director M. Raja in his film ‘Santosh Subramaniam’, released in 2008. Yujaraja’s next project as an assistant director was the 2010 film ‘Irumbukkottai Murattu Singam’, a cowboy movie directed by Chimbu Deven.

At the age of 22, Yuvaraj became an independent director with the film “Potta Potti”. Back then, he was the youngest director in the industry. A story written by Yuvaraj himself, ‘Potta Potti’ opened up to positive reviews from critics. After that film, there was a gap of one and a half years as the debutante director did not know what to do next.

The next film from Yuvaraj was ‘Tenaliraman’, a historical comedy movie with Vadivelu and Meenakshi Dixit in the lead roles. Released in 2014, the film turned out to be a hit and collected 22.9 million at the box office worldwide.

In 2015, Yuvaraj wrote and directed ‘Eli’, his next movie with actor Vadivelu. However, the film bombed at the box office and received negative reviews from critics.

After a long 8-year break, Yuvaraj is coming up with his next film ‘Irugapatru’ in 2023. A romantic drama, the director has cast Vikram Prabhu, and Shraddha Srinath in the movie. The teaser of ‘Irugapatru’ is already out and the film is all set to release in theatres on 6th October.

Yuvaraj Dhayalan Source Of Income

Yuvaraj’s main source of income is from directing and writing stories for films. As per sources, the director’s net worth stands at $1.5 million.

Lesser Known Facts About Yuvaraj Dhayalan

  • After the failure of his film ‘Eli’, Yuvaraj quit the industry. Later, Kamal Das, his senior at college introduced the young director to producer Thangaprabhakar. Thus ‘Irugapattru’ happened as Thangaprabhakar found a spark in Yuvaraj and wanted to associate with him.
  • When Yuvaraj entered the film industry, he wanted to do serious films such as Anbe Sivam and Agni Natchathiram. However, he went on to direct comedy movies and the director says that even now he doesn’t know how it happened. For making comedy films, Yuvaraj used to watch lots of films in which comedian Crazy Mohan acted.

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