Rajesh Selva is the man who had the privilege of directing the Universal Star Dr.
Kamal Haasan. Rajesh is a young and vibrant Filmmaker and a screenplay writer in Kollywood. Even as a kid, Rajesh was active in extracurricular activities, especially in Music. He did his schooling in Madras Christian College Higher Secondary School at Chetpet. There he started a band called as Shenanigans, in the year 1999 along with his friends. He completed a degree in Visual Communication from the popular Loyola College, Chennai, in the year 2005. Rajesh was not aware of his Filmmaking talent and wanted to make it big in the field of Music. His love for Music made him start a company for recording albums, called as Design Selva, in the year 2005. In the year 2006, the Shenanigans band produced their unsupported album, called She 16, in alliance with Sa Re Ga Ma, a popular music label. Rajesh wanted to venture into Direction, and this thirst for learning new things soon made him direct a movie. In the year 2008,
Rajesh’s first directorial debut flick, Kaalapani, got released. The movie, which is a crime thriller, had Actors Vasundhara and Naseer in the lead. Rajesh was appreciated for delivering a worthy movie in his first attempt. In 2008, Rajesh Selva took a leap and joined the team of Actor Kamal Haasan. He worked as the third assistant Director to Kamal Haasan. He stayed with the archeological department and collected all the necessary information needed for Kamal’s movie, Marmayogi, which was supposed to be a historical thriller. Unfortunately, the film was never completed. He continued to work under Kamal Haasan, gathering as much as the knowledge he can from the legend. He was the Assistant Director for
Uttama Villain and Vishwaroopam. In the year 2014,
Rajesh parted ways with Raaj Kamal Films and went to direct movies on his own. Sadly, the offers he got did not happen. In the year 2015, Kamal Haasan came to his rescue. He wanted Rajesh Selva to direct the movie Thungavanam, a remake of the flick Sleepless Nights. He was given the freedom to select the cast and crew of the film. The movie had Kamal Haasan and Trisha in the lead. Simultaneously, Rajesh also worked in the Telugu version of the film. The flick was a box office hit and got mixed reviews from critics and the audience. Rajesh got married in the year 2012, to Janani and the couple live in Chennai. Rajesh is currently working on his second film, which is also with Kamal Haasan. The movie, produced by Director Lingusamy’s company, is reported to be a comical film that will have dialogues penned by the Veteran Moulee.