An English Literature Graduate, Vetrimaaran was born to Doctor Father, V. Chitravel and Novelist mother, Megala Chitravel. While Pursuing Television Presentation course in Loyala, Vetrimaaran got keen interest in Film Making. For a brief while, Vetrimaaran served as assistant directors to famous filmmaker down south.
Dhanush, a leading actor in South, heard his script and openly stated his desire to appear in the movie he wrote but it got shelved eventually. Vetrimaaran finally directed his first movie, Polladhavan, which released in November 2007, which got critically acclaimed. Vetrimaaran then wrote and directed various other movies. Vetrimaaran movies are generally Hard Hitting and are based on some grim subjects. In the year 2012, Vetrimaaran opened his own production house named Grass Root Film Company and started producing films as well. The Writer, producer and Director have won 4 National awards in such short span of his career and is considered among the top filmmakers in Tamilnadu.
Vetrimaaran is married to Aarthi who is working as a General Manager in a Multinational company. They both are blessed with a daughter named Poonthendral.