Atlee (born 21 September 1986 as Arun Kumar) is an Indian film director and screenwriter who works primarily in tamil cinema. He is best known for his directorial debut RajaRani (2013) starring Arya, Jai, Nayanthara and Nazriya, produced by Fox Star Studios, for which he was awarded the Vijay Award for Best Debut Director. He worked as an assistant director under director Shankar for the films Enthiran (2010) and Nanban (2012). Atlee’s latest directorial film is Theri starring Ilayathalapathy VIJAY, which also has an ensemble cast ; Samantha, AmyJackson, Baby Nainika has became highest grossing Tamil film for the year 2016 crossing 100 crores worldwide within 6 days and still steady at box office. He also started his own production house called A for Apple Production and jointly produced his first film with Fox Star Studios and the name of movie is Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae which is a horror comedy film written and directed by Ike Radha and starring Jiiva, SriDivya and Soori.
|Born|| Arun Kumar
21 September 1986
Madurai, TamilNadu, India
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter|
|Spouse(s)||Krishna Priya (m. 2014)|