Awards & Winners

Avichi Meiyappa Chettiar

Date of Birth 28-July-1907
Place of Birth Karaikudi
(India, Tamil Nadu, Sivaganga district)
Nationality India
Also know as AVM, A. V. Meiyappan, Avichi Meiyappan Chettiar, Av. Meiyappan, A.V. Meiyappan, ऐ.वी. मेइयप्पन, ऐ वी ऍम, ऐ. वी. मेइयप्पन, अविची मेइयप्पन चेत्तिअर
Profession Film director, Film Producer
Avichi Meiyappa Chettiar, also known as A. V. Meiyappan or AVM, was an Indian film producer, director and philanthropist who established AVM Productions in Vadapalani, Chennai. He is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of Tamil cinema, and one of three movie moguls of the South Indian film industry along with S. S. Vasan and L. V. Prasad. His production company AVM Productions is the only production company in Kollywood to run successfully for five decades and three generations. AVM was born in Karaikudi in a well-to-do Nagarathar family. He moved to Chennai at an early age and established Saraswathi Stores which sold gramophone records. Subsequently, he entered the film industry and started directing his own films. After some initial setbacks, AVM delivered a string of hits in the early 1940s. Following the immense success of his 1947 film Nam Iruvar, AVM moved to film production and established AVM Productions in Chennai, first at Santhome and then at Kodambakkam. In 1951, AVM entered the Hindi film industry with the film Bahar starring Vyjayanthimala. By the time he died in 1979, he had produced 167 films.

Awards by Avichi Meiyappa Chettiar

Check all the awards nominated and won by Avichi Meiyappa Chettiar.


Nominations 1968 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Filmfare Award for Best Film Mehrbaan
AVM Productions


Nandi Award for Third Best Feature Film
Honored for : Bhakta Prahlada