Atlee Kumar Biography, Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Education, Family, & More

Arun Kumar, widely recognized by his mononym Atlee, is a prominent Indian film director, screenwriter, and producer, primarily renowned for his contributions to Tamil cinema. His remarkable directorial debut in the film industry was with the movie ‘Raja Rani’ in 2013, a work that garnered him numerous accolades and recognition. One of Atlee’s most celebrated achievements was his directorial debut, ‘Raja Rani,’ which was produced by Fox Star Studios. This film not only gained widespread popularity but also earned him the prestigious Vijay Award for Best Debut Director, cementing his place in the industry.

Atlee Kumar Biography

Atlee Kumar’s journey in the film industry began as an assistant director under the tutelage of the acclaimed filmmaker S. Shankar. He worked on two notable projects, ‘Enthiran’ in 2010 and ‘Nanban’ in 2012, during this phase of his career, gaining valuable experience and insights. His directorial skills and creative talents have been recognized through various prestigious awards, including the Edison Awards, IIFA Utsavam, SIIMA Awards, and Vijay Awards. Furthermore, Atlee Kumar’s outstanding contributions to Tamil cinema have earned him the Tamil Nadu State Film Award.

Atlee Kumar Picture
Atlee Kumar Picture

Personal Information

Full Name Arun Kumar
Nickname AKA Atlee Kumar
DOB (Date of Birth) 21 September 1986
Age 36 Years
Birthplace Madurai, Tamil Nadu
Zodiac sign Virgo
Nationality Indian
Hometown Madurai, Tamil Nadu
Religion Hindu


School N/A
College/ University Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai
Qualification Graduation

Physical Stats


Feet & Inches 5’ 7”
Meter 1.70 m
Centimeters 170cm
Weight N/A
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Body Measurements N/A

Family Information

Father Name Names Not Known
Mother Name Names Not Known
Sibling N/A
Marital Status Married
Wife Krishna Priya
Children N/A


Girlfriend Krishna Priya


Profession Director, Screenwriter, and Producer
Net Worth 5 million


Color White, Blue
Food Prawn Curry, Keema Pav, Sushi, Khichdi, French Cuisines
Actors/Actress Madhuri Dixit, Kareena Kapoor, Shahrukh Khan
Movies Veer-Zara
Hobbies Dancing, Writing
Sport Cricket
Atlee Kumar Young Age Picture
Atlee Kumar Young Age Picture
Atlee Kumar Family Picture
Atlee Kumar Family Picture
Atlee Kumar with his Wife (Krishna Priya)
Atlee Kumar with his Wife (Krishna Priya)


Atlee Kumar hails from a South Indian family, and there is relatively little known about his family background and personal life.


Atlee was born on September 21, 1986, a Wednesday, in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. As of now, he is 36 years old.


Atlee obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Visual Communication from Sathyabama University in Chennai.

Wife & Children

Atlee Kumar entered into matrimony with Krishna Priya on November 9, 2014, in a ceremony held at the Hyatt Hotel in Chennai. The couple’s decision to wed came after having known each other for approximately eight years. They welcomed a son into their family on January 31, 2023.

Early Life

Atlee’s real name is Arun Kumar, but he is commonly addressed by his epithet ‘Atlee,’ which is the name used by his family and close relatives at home. As a prominent figure in the Indian film industry, he is known mononymously as Atlee and has established himself as a director, screenwriter, and producer, primarily active in the Tamil film industry.

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Atlee embarked on his career as an assistant director in the blockbuster film ‘Enthiran’ (2010), featuring the iconic superstar Rajinikanth. This was just the beginning of his journey in the film industry, and he continued to make a significant impact with subsequent projects. His directorial debut came with the superhit Tamil film ‘Raja Rani’ in 2013, which boasted a star-studded cast including Arya, Jai, Nayanthara, Nazriya Nazim, and Sathyaraj. This film marked the beginning of his successful career as a director.

 Awards List

Nomination/Wins Year Award
Win 2013 Vijay Music Award
Win 2013 South Indian Award
Win 2013 Vikatan Award
Win 2015 Ananda Vikatan Award
Win 2016 South Indian Award
Win 2017 Filmfare Award
Win 2017 Vijay Award
Win 2019 Edison Award
Win 2019 SIIMA Award
Win 2019 Behindwoods Gold Medal
Win 2021 Dadasaheb Phalke Award
Win 2021 Behindwoods Gold Medal
Nomination 2013 Vijay Award
Nomination 2015 Vijay Award
Nomination 2019 Filmfare Award
Nomination 2021 Filmfare Award

Net Worth

As of 2023, the estimated net worth of the movie director Atlee Kumar is approximately 5 million USD.

As a Director, Writer and Producer

Director Writer Year Title
Yes Yes 2013 Raja Rani
Yes Yes 2016 Theri
Yes Yes 2017 Mersal
Yes Yes 2019 Bigil
Yes Yes 2023 Jawan
No No 2017 Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae
No No 2020 Andhaghaaram

Guest appearances List

List of special appearances by Atlee in film

Notes Title Year
In the song “Zinda Banda” Jawan 2023
In the song “Singapenney” Bigil 2019
In the song “Asku Laska” Nanban 2012

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