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Cheran (BB Tamil) Wiki, Age, Wife, Family, Caste & Biography & More

Cheran is a very well-known person from South India. He is an actor and producer by profession. Also, He mostly works in Tamil Film Industry. He is three-time National Film Award winner. In 2019, Cheran became part of the Bigg Boss Tamil season 3. Check out more about him from the given article.

Cheran Biography

Cheran wiki

Lets read some quick information from the table.

Real Name:Cheran Pandiyan
Nick Name:

Famous For:1. Bigg Boss Tamil 3
Profession:Director, Actor, Producer, Writer
Date of Birth/DOB/Birthday:12 December 1970
Age:48 years old (as in 2019)
Born Place:Pazhayoorpatti, Melur, Madurai, Tamil Nadu
Height (Approx):in centimeter: 173 cm
in meter: 1.73 m
in Feet Inches: 5' 8"
Weight (Approx):in kilograms: 65 kg
in pounds: 148 lbs
Body Measurements:Chest: 40
Waist: 31
Biceps: 14
Hair Colour:Black
Eye Colour:Dark Brown
Zodiac Sign:Sagittarius
Marital Status:Married
Children:Son: Name Nor Known
Daughters: Dhamini,
Nivedha Priyadarshini
Parents:Father: Pandiyan
Mother: Kamala
Educational Qualification:Graduate
College:Not Known
Hobbies:Writing, Listening to music
Food Habits:Non-Vegetarian
Debut:Tamil Directorial: Bharathi Kanamma
Tamil Film: Porkkaalam
Hometown:Pazhayoorpatti, Tamil Nadu, India
Caste:Schedule Caste
Instagram:Not Known
Facebook Name:Cheran.Official
Youtube:Not Available
Favorite Food:South Indian Food
Favorite Actor:Sathyan, G.V. Prakash Kumar
Favorite Actress:Not Known
Favorite Colours:Black, White
Favorite Holiday Destination:South India
Net Worth:Not Known
Salary:Not Known

Also, read this, Losliya


Cheran was born into the average family of Madurai. He completed his schooling and further education from the hometown. At a very young age, He decided to pursue a career as a producer or model. Moreover, His childhood dreams were all about the celluloid world.

South  Indian Director

During school, Cheran used to participate in drama competitions. He moved to Chennai to pursue a career in acting and production. Pandiyan did his directorial debut through Bharathi Kannamma. During the time, He gave many hit movies like Desiya Geetam, Vetri Kodi Kattu, and many more. Moreover, Pandiyan starred and produced movie Autograph which was acclaimed by the audience and critics.

From 2007 to 2013, Cheran focused on the acting assignments and did acting in several big-budget movies. After a very long break, He did direction and acting in the film Thirumanam in 2019. Moreover, in 2019, Cheran became one of the celebrity contestants in the reality show ‘Bigg Boss Tamil’ season 3.

Cheran Pandiyan Age, Family, Wife, Children, Cast & Religion

Cheran was born on 12 December 1970 (age 49 years old; as in 2019). He belongs to the family of projector operator Pandiyan. His father has worked at vellalur’s touring theater. His mother Kamla Devi was a primary school teacher. Cheran has two sisters. There is not much known about his other family members. He follows Hinduism and holds Indian nationality.

Cheran with mother
Director with his mother
Wife Selvarani
Cheran wife Selvarani
Daughter Nivedha
Daughter Nivedha

Cheran is married to Selvarani. Moreover, Cheran and his wife have two daughters named Damini and Nivedha Priyadarshini. Not much known about his engagement, marriage, girlfriend or any other relationship.


Cheran was born and raised in the Hindu family of Madurai. He did his schooling and further education from his hometown. Also, He has a very deep interest in acting since his childhood. Additionally, He used to participate in the school level drama competitions and events.

At a very young age, He decided to pursue a career as an actor. So, he moved to Chennai and started working as the production manager. Cheran made his directorial debut with the movie Bharathi Kannama in 1997. It became very successful at the box office. Next, He did the film Porkkaalam.

Bigg Boss Cheran
Shooting of Desiya Geetham

In 1998, Cheran did the movie Desiya Geetham which was criticized by the politicians. The film was quickly removed from the cinema halls but still, it received good reviews. His next big success is the movie Vetri Kodi Kattu. He received huge appreciation and won the National Film Award for the work.

Cheran did the production and acting in the movie ‘Autograph‘. The movie went hit and received huge success commercially and financially. Also, Cheran received several awards including National Award for Best Popular Film, two Film Fare Awards, and two Tamil Nadu State Film Awards.

Career from 2007

From 2007, Cheran gave higher priority to acting instead of production and direction. In 2007-08, He did acting in the movies like Maya Kannadi, Aadhum Kothum, Pirivom Santhippom, and Raman Thediya Seethai. After a long time, He again did the production of the movie Pokkisham. It did not go well at box office.

In 2011, Cheran did acting in the movies such as Yuddham Sei, and Murun. Next, He featured in the tamil films like Chennaiyil Oru Naal and Mondru Per Mondru Kaadhal. Following year, He featured as himself into the movie Kathal Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam.

Cheran Movie

In 2015, Cheran directed and the produced the movie JK Enum Nanbanin Vaazhkai. Following year, Chern produced and directed Telugu movie Rajadhi Raja. In 2019, He featured as the Arivudainambi in the movie Thirunamam. He also became the part of the movie Rajavukku Check.

Cheran Bigg Boss

In 2019, Cheran became the contestant in the most controversial reality show ‘Bigg Boss Tamil‘ hosted by the Kamal Hasan. He is one of the strongest contestants of the Bigg Boss Tamil house.

Bigg Boss Cheran
Bigg Boss contestant season 3

After participation in the BB Tamil, Cheran received huge popularity on social media and the internet. He went on to the top final list of the Bigg Boss Tamil contestants.


  • In 2012, Cheran’s daughter Dhamini accused him of threatening the boy with whom she was in a relationship. Dhamini filed a complaint against him and claimed that his father had an objection to her relationship with a person named “Chandrasekhar” (Chandru). In the madras high court, Dhamini said that she wanted to go and live with chandru’s mother. But later she decided to live with her parents.
  • During the audio launch of the Tamil film “Kanna Pinna”, Cheran lashed out against Sri Lankan Tamils of being responsible for making unauthorized copies of Tamil films. Moreover, He stated, “I came to know that it was Sri Lankan Tamils who indulge in online leaks by releasing new films in an illegal manner. The film fratennity as such has raised its voice in favour pf Sri Lankan Tamils on several occasions. Coming to think of it, I feel ashamed to have a supported those who eat away our money and push us to penury”
  • In 2017, Cheran wrote a seven-page letter whereby he accused Vishal, General Secretary of the Nadigar Sangam, of being selfish, power-hungry and insensitive.
  • He accused the south Indian actor Karthi and Vishal, General Secretary of Nadigar Sangam when Cheran approached them for films.

Facts of Cheran bigg boss

Does he smoke?: No

Does he drinks?: Not Known

Cheran started his professional career as the assistant director and assisted director K.S. Ravikumar for the film “Puriyadha Pudhir”.

He has launched his own production house ‘Cheran Noolagam’ where he published the tamil novel ‘Porum Valiyum’.

His major hobbies include reading and writing.

Losliya and Cheran

He and Bigg Boss Tamil contestant Losliya are a very good friend of each other.

He is the founder of ‘C2H’ (Cinema2Home) organization that curb out the copyright infringement in Tamil Cinema.

In order to prepare himself as an actor, He used to stand in front of the mirror and rehearse film dialogues of Sivaji Ganesan.

He became very famous on social media and internet after participation in Bigg Boss Tamil. His official facebook is ‘dircheran‘.

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