Vignesh Shivan, also known as Vicky, is an Indian director, actor, writer, producer and lyricist. He works prominently in Tamil cinema. He is best known for being in a relationship with Indian film actress and producer, Nayanthara, who predominantly works in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films. He started his career as a director and writer in the 2012 film ‘Poda Podi’ by writing and directing the film. He was also cast in a cameo role as an actor in the film.
Vignesh Shivan was born on Wednesday, 18 September 1985.age 36 years; by 2022) in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He went to Santhome Higher Secondary School in Mylapore, Chennai.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7
Hair Color: black
Eye Colour: black
Vignesh Shivan belongs to a Tamil family from Chennai.
parents and siblings
Both his parents are police officers. His father, Late Sivakojhundhu worked as a superintendent and his mother Meena Kumari is a retired inspector at Vadapalani Police Station. He has a sister named Aishwarya.
relationships / affairs
In 2015, a Tamil comedy action film titled ‘Nanum Rowdy Dhan’ was released. The film was written and directed by Vignesh Shivan. Vijay Sethupathi And Nayanthara was roped in for the lead roles. Vignesh and Nayanthara met on the sets of ‘Nanum Rowdy Dhan’ and started dating in 2015. Later in 2021, they announced their engagement and arranged for a private ceremony. Talking about her engagement and wedding plans, she said,
That was my engagement ring. We are private people so we didn’t want to have a grand ceremony. When we decide to get married, we will definitely inform our fans about it. Our engagement took place in the presence of our immediate family members. We haven’t decided on our marriage yet.”
Vignesh directed his debut film ‘Poda Podi’ in 2012, a musical romantic comedy short film. Some sources say that it took him four years to complete the film. The second film he wrote and directed was ‘Nanum Rowdy Dhan’ for which he received his first award as a director. After that, she gained recognition and worked with some famous actors like Suriya in the film ‘Thana Serandha Koottam’ in 2018. In 2020, he also directed a drama web series titled ‘Pava Kadhaigal’ in Tamil language. He is directing the movie ‘AK62’ in which Ajith Kumar is playing the lead role, which is dubbed as AK62 by his fans.
In 2007, Vignesh made his debut as an actor in the Tamil horror film ‘Civi’. He was selected for a cameo role in the 2012 film ‘Poda Podi’. In 2014, he made a cameo in the Tamil film ‘Vellaiella Pattathari’ in which he played the role of an engineer.
Vignesh is also a lyricist and has written songs for many films. He wrote three songs for his first film as a director, ‘Poda Podi’, ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna,’ ‘Mattikittene’ and ‘Un Parvayile’. In 2012, a Tamil song titled ‘Love Anthem’ was directed by him. He has also directed music videos for several Tamil songs including ‘Chancy Ila’ and ‘Aako’. Some songs that are singles for Valentine’s Day like, ‘Avalukena’ (2017), ‘Julie’ (2018) and others.
He has contributed to films as a producer. Some of the movies produced by him are Netrikana (2021), Kathuvakula Rendu Kaadhal (2022), Kankar (2022) and more. In 2018, he set up a new production house, ‘Rowdy Pictures Pvt Ltd’, in partnership with his fiancee Nayanthara. His production house has produced two films titled Kankar (2021) and Rocky (2021). Pebbles won the Tiger Award at the 50th International Film Festival of Rotterdam.
Police case registered against Vignesh Shivani
An FIR was registered against director Vignesh Shivan and actress Nayanthara on 22 March 2022. The complaint filed against him states that the name of his production company ‘Rowdy Pictures’ promotes rowdies and rowdyism while the police is trying to prevent such cases as much as possible. It is said that after the success of the film ‘Nanum Rowdydhan’ directed by Vignesh and starring Nayanthara as the lead actress, he named the production house Rowdy Pictures.
Complaint against ‘Rowdy Pictures’ for bursting crackers
In 2022, a case was registered against the production house ‘Rowdy Pictures’. The case was registered on the basis of claims made by people that the unrest was created by the production house while detonating the fireworks. Reports say that to celebrate the announcement that Vignesh is going to direct actor Ajith Kumar’s next film ‘AK62’, all those fireworks went off. It was also said that Vignesh himself was also a part of bursting crackers and making noise.
Awards and Achievements
- SIIMA Award for Best Director for the film ‘Nanum Rowdidhan’ in 2015
- SIIMA Award for Best Lyricist for ‘Thana Serandha Koottam’ in 2019
- Behindwoods Gold Mic Music Award in 2019
- Tiger Award for the film ‘Kebble’ at the 50th International Film Festival of Rotterdam in 2021
- IPL Team: Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
- film producer: Quentin Tarantino
Facts / Trivia
- Well known actor Silambarasan Thesingu Rajendra, also known as STR or Simbuvas Vignesh’s senior in school.
- His zodiac sign is Virgo.
- Vignesh was featured on the cover page of Galata Cinema magazine in 2018.
- He considers Mahendra Singh Dhoni, a popular Indian cricketer, as his idol.
- He has 2.1 million followers on Instagram and 775k followers on Facebook.