Vetrimaaran is an Indian film director, working in the Tamil film industry. He made his directorial debut with the critically acclaimed Polladhavan (2007). His second feature film Aadukalam (2011) won five National Film Awards, with Vetrimaaran receiving two awards for Best Direction and Best Screenplay.
Vetrimaaran\'s father Dr. V. Chitravel was a veterinary scientist and his mother Megala Chitravel is a noted novelist.He was born in Cuddalore. Then he moved to Ranipet. He studied till his tenth grade in Ranipet, a suburb of Vellore. Loyola College, Chennai, to study English literature in 1994, and was in there until 1999 when he discontinued his Master\'s degree to pursue a career in the film world. After pursuing an elective course called \"Television presentation\" offered by the Loyola Department of Visual Communication in 1995, Vetrimaaran started to show interest towards film making.