M.A. Thirumugam is a popular commercial film director associated with several of M.M.A. Chinnappa Thevar’s films.
He began his career as an editor and then started directing films for his elder brother Chinnappa Thevar. His select filmography includes Thaikku Pin Thaaram (1956), Pillaikaniyamudhu (1958), Vazhavaitha Deivam (1959), Ulagam Sirikkudhu (1959), Thai Sollai Thattathey (1961), Neethikku Pin Pasam (1963), Thozhilali (1964), Kannithaai (1965), Mugarasi (1966), Kadhal Vaganam (1968), Akka Thangai (1969), Manavan (1970), Nalla Neram (1972), Komadha En Kulamadha (1973).
He also directed a few Hindi films.