(; ; born Vasudevan Peethambharam
) is an Indian film director
, writer, and actor who works in Kannada, Tamil, and Telugu films and a few Malayalam films as well. In a career spanning three decades, Vasu has directed over 50 films.
Vasu's father Peethambaram worked as a make-up man for M. G. R. and N. T. R. in their films in older days.P eethambharam died on 21 February 2011 at the age of 89. Vasu is married to Shanthi and has a son, Sakthi Vasu
who is an actor.Vasu's brothers are Vidyasagar, Vimal and his sisters are Vanaja and Vijaylakshmi.
In 1978, Vasu joined director Sridhar as an assistant. Vasu started his career with Santhana Bharathi
as a co-director and made films like Panneer Pushpangal
, Mella Pesungal
, Sahasame Jeevitham
, Neethiyin nizhal
. Both got separated and done independent films. P.Vasu is known as thaali sentiment director
as his films contains sentiments which has mother, sister, brother and even artificial (innocent man tying thaali
to his lover without knowing anything about it, women's hair being cut, husband tying thaali to his wife before dying). His films like Panakkaran