Cheran nurtured his acting skills in stage
dramas during local festival seasons. He
went on grooming himself by undergoing
rehearsals by himself standing in front of
the mirror, speaking out film dialogues of
Sivaji Ganesan, which he carried out with
accompanying acting gestures.
He ran away from home to Chennai with dreams
of becoming an actor. As his endless
chasings for getting cinema chances proved
to be failures, he succeeded in turning his
attention towards the other sides of
filmmaking - direction.