Jena K. Siva
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Jena K Siva was born in Sri Lanka on April 12 1989. He grew up in Vavuniya, Sri Lanka until the age of 8. He later moved to Trincomale, where he studied until the age of 11. At this time, he written and directed his own stage drama and also acted in it which was called Ezhalaivan. After that, his family decided to send him to Canada. Upon arriving to Canada, he spent his first few years in Montreal, Quebec where he started his High School education in the French Language. In Montreal, he had two people of importance and guidance who are a reason he got interested in the art of writing lyrics, poetry and also in the Cinema Industry. Those two people are Jegajothylingam and his older brother Jeyam. Later on, due to family issues, he moved to Brampton, Ontario where he finished his High School education. In the middle of the year 2009, he decided to become an Assistant Director. He asked many directors for a chance but finally Ganapathy Raveendran, an artist, linked him up with the TV Station called Tamilone. At this place, he learned the basics and the foundation of Cinematography, Editing and Directing. Tamilone saw his scripts and gave him an opportunity to direct his own dramas which were broadcast on their channel. He the directed his own series of a drama called T,life. At the beginning of 2010, he directed his first short film called Avalin Throgam which was nominated for the International Film Festival and the Canadian Tamil Film Festival. It received positive feedback from the public. He then started to work on his own feature length movie called Sahara Pookkal under the company called Green clouds pictures. Sahara Pookkal won four awards through the Tamil Canadian Film Festival for Best Singer, Best Hero, Best Song and Best Supporting Actor Male. Siva was awarded the Best Supporting Actor Male. In the beginning of 2012, he directed a short film called T.2006 which he also starred in as the main role. This short film was also nominated for the International Film Festival and won the Best Editing Award. It received positive feedback from all over the world. He is working on many more upcoming short films and movies. Siva is recognized as a young director amongst the Canadian Tamil Cinema Industry. He not only has a passion for directing, but also for acting. His future goal is to bring the Canadian Tamil Cinema to the next level.