Film director, producer and screenwriter, A. R. Murugadoss, was born in Kallakurichi, Tamil Nadu. He studied B.A. in Bishop Heber College, Trichy and had a keen interest in Tamil films since his college days.
He started his career by working with writer Kalaimani. Later he worked in the Tamil film Poochudava.
He also done a cameo role and worked as an assistant director with S. J. Suryah for films like Vaali and Khushi.
His film Thuppaki is quite famous in south and a Hindi remake for the same has also been made.