Initially, he worked as an assistant director to K.Rajeswar in Nyaya Tharasu and Idhaya Thamarai. Afterhe assisted Pavithran in Vasanthakala paravai and Suriyan. When he was associate director to Shankar in Gentleman and Khadhalan, during the shooting of the film Kadhalan, the producer G.K.Reddy approached him to direct a film, in middle of 1994 , he made his directional debut through Mahaprabhu starring R.Sarathkumar, Sukanya, Goundamani and Senthil. The movie was released February 1996.
Till now he has directed 22 movies in Tamil only. The lists included Sarathkumar starring Mahaprabhu, Aye, Prashanth starring Chocolate, Thalapathy Vijay starring Nilave vaa and Bagavathy, Arjun starring Vathiyar, Durai, vallakottai and Arunvijay starring Malai Malai ,Manjavelu.
He is known for directing films in short spans of times with low budget. He become a well know Artist in Tamil industry after the super hit movie Angaadi Theru movie which was directed by Vasanthabalan. A.venkatesh has done a wonderful role in that movie ,character name Karunkali ( a textile shop supervisor).
Recently he has done a powerful role in Dhanush starring Asuran ,directed by Vetrimaran which one very big box office hit in 2019.
Still he is a busy artist and director too. Now he has doing 3 movies as an actor and one movie doing as a director.
Even though he has written many short stories in his earlier college days, this CLAP READY is one of his first novel.