Film News Anandan, Indian film historian, Died at 88


Film News Anandan was born in 1928 and died on March 21, 2016.

He was an Indian film historian.

He was based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

The Historian was commonly recognized as the “walking encyclopedia” of Tamil cinema.

And he also worked as a news reporter for Film Chamber and his job was to collect details about the actors, producer, director of a film.

Devarajan from the magazine Film News once asked Anandan to take pictures for his magazine.

When the pictures were published, credit in the magazine was given as “Film News Anandan” and eventually the pen name got prefixed to his name.

Whilst he was an actor, his first film was Policekaran Magal, in 1962, where he played a police photographer.

He has received many awards for his many works.

Film News Anandan passed away at 88 yrs old.