Santhana Bharathi is an actor, writer and director. He has directed several films such as Guna and the National Film Award winner, Mahanadhi. Santhanabharathi started his film career as a Director and then switched to acting. He is now a full time Actor. Both as director and actor he made a mark for himself. His filmography as a director duo with P. Vasu includes Panner Pushpangal (1981), Madhu Malar (1982), Mella Pesungal (1983) and Neethiyin Nizhal (1985).
As a solo director his filmography comprises of Kadamai Kanniyam Kattupaadu (1986), En Tamil En Makkal (1988), Poovizhi Raja (1988), Kavalukku Kettikaran (1990), Guna (1991), Chinna Mappillai (1993), Mahanadhi (1994), Vietnam Colony (1994) and Engirundho Vandhan(1995).