“Dhanush Said This To Me When I Divorced Soniya Agarwal” – Selvaraghavan Shared For The First Time

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Dhanush advised his elder brother Selvaraghavan to not get married again after he divorced actress Soniya Agarwal when things didn’t go well between them. The “Pudhupettai” maker opened about the same during his recent interaction with a YouTube channel. Selvaraghavan says that he, however, believed and running a successful life with his wife Geethanjali.

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Selvaraghavan and Soniya Agarwal had opted for divorce citing mutual incompatibility as the reason in 2010. What surprised everyone is the couple has known each other well before the wedding and were courting before they tied the nuptial knot. Each one of them knew the shortfalls and highs of their respective professions and was assumed to have a lucid understanding of each other.


Soniya Agarwal is an Indian film actress known for her works predominantly in Tamil cinema and a few Telugu films. She is best known for her performances in super-hit films such as Kaadhal Kondein , 7G Rainbow Colony and Pudhupettai directed by Selvaraghavan.

Selva and Soniya tied the knot on 15 December 2006 but unfortunately, their marriage only lasted for two years. In August 2009, Sonia Agarwal and Selvaraghavan mutually filed for divorce in a Chennai family court.

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After his divorce, Selvaraghavan found love again and got married to Gitanjali Raman on 19 June 2011. Gitanjali is the daughter of the former Advocate General of Tamil Nadu, P. S. Raman, and had worked as Selvaraghavan’s assistant director on the film Mayakkam Enna. The couple has been blessed with three children – a daughter named Leelavathi, born on 20 January 2012, a son named Omkar born on 7 October 2013, and a baby boy born on 7 January 2021, whom they named Rishikesh.


Selvaraghavan’s personal life has been a subject of interest for many of his fans, and his journey from his first marriage to his second has been eventful. Despite the ups and downs in his personal life, Selvaraghavan continues to be a successful director, known for his unique style of filmmaking and creative storytelling. He also started acting in films as lead actor. “Saani Kayitham”, “Bagasuran”, “Beast” are some of the recent films he had been a part of only as an actor.

Now, in a recent interaction with a YouTube channel, a host asked the filmmaker to share about the biggest lesson her learnt in his life. Answering to it, Selva revealed how he managed to lead a successful marriage even after facing failure for the first time. The filmmaker also revealed what his brother Dhanush said when he got divorce with actress Soniya Agarwal.

“First time, when things didn’t work out, we filed for a divorce and we got it as well. At that time, Dhanush said, ‘you run away from this right now. Don’t turn back, God has given you a wonderful opportunity. Stay single’ to me. I had hope that she (Gitanjali) would definitely bring a change to my life. And it happened. If you love truly, a huge change will take place, even if it fails, just change it” the filmmaker said.

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Years ago, in an interview with a YouTube channel, Soniya Agarwal recognized Selva as her Guru. “Selvaraghavan is the one who taught me acting. Though being a strict teacher he taught me to express my emotions in different language. He made me suffer during the shoot time by asking repeated takes but I only managed to realize it later that he took the best out of me. I am really thankful for him as he made people recognize me as Divya and Anitha even after 15 long years.” said Soniya in the interview with a happy face.

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