Atlee Kumar
Atlee Kumar

Arun Kumar known professionally as Atlee, is an Indian film director, screenwriter and producer best known for his work in Tamil films. Atlee initially worked as an assistant director under S. Shankar in the films Enthiran (2010) and Nanban (2012). He made his directorial debut with the film Raja Rani, produced by Fox Star Studios, for which he was awarded Best Debut Director by the Vijay Award and the Tamil Nadu State award for best dialogue writer.

Atlee Kumar Biography

Real NameArun Kumar
Profession(s)Director, Screenwriter, and Producer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters– 170cm
in meters– 1.70 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 7”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
DebutFilm, Director: Raja Rani (2013)
Film, Producer: Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae (2017)
Personal Life
Date of Birth21 September 1986 (Wednesday)
Age (as of 2023)37 Years
BirthplaceMadurai, Tamil Nadu
Zodiac signVirgo
HometownMadurai, Tamil Nadu
College/UniversitySathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai
Educational QualificationGraduation
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsKrishna Priya (Actor)
Marriage Date9 November 2014
Marriage PlaceHyatt Hotel in Chennai
Wife/SpouseKrishna Priya
ParentsNames Not Known


Atlee Kumar Personal life

Atlee married actress Krishna Priya on 9 November 2014. Their son, Meer, was born on 31 January 2023.

Atlee Kumar Career

Atlee began his career at the age of 19, as an assistant director to director S. Shankar for the films Enthiran (2010) and Nanban (2012), a remake of the Hindi film 3 Idiots. His short film, Mugaputhagam (2011), received a massive response from the public and across various media platforms.

Atlee went on to make his directorial debut with Raja Rani, a rom com produced by A. R. Murugadoss, Fox Star Studios, and Next Big Films. It starred Arya, Jai, Nayanthara, Nazriya Nazim, and Sathyaraj. It earned over ₹50 crores at the box office and won him the Best Debut Director award at the Vijay Awards.

Some Facts About Atlee Kumar

  • Atlee Kumar is a popular Indian filmmaker and screenwriter, who mainly works in the Tamil films.
  • He started his career as an assistant director in the legendary actor, Rajinikanth‘s film, ‘Enthiran’ (2010).
  • In a short span of his career, he has worked with the famous actors, like Rajinikanth, Aishwarya Rai, and Vijay.
  • He has directed Tamil films, like ‘Theri’ (2016), ‘Mersal’ (2017), and ‘Bigil’ (2019).
  • In November 2019, he signed a three film deal with ‘Red Chillies Entertainment,’ Shah Rukh Khan’s film production company.
  • He has received many awards for his various directorial films.

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