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Vignesh Shivan

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Years active  2012–present
Name  Vignesh Shivan

Role  Film director
Albums  Varavaa Varavaa

Born  18 September 1985 (age 30) (1985-09-18) Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation  Director, actor, lyric writer
Movies  Naanum Rowdy Dhaan, Podaa Podi, Velaiyilla Pattathari
Similar People  Vijay Sethupathi, Anirudh Ravichander, Nayantara, RJ Balaji, R Parthiepan

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Vignesh Shivan is a Tamil film director, actor and lyric writer who works in Tamil cinema. He has been regularly associated in projects involving Simbu, Dhanush and Anirudh Ravichander, as well as helming independent music videos.


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Personal Life

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Vignesh Shivan is the child of two police officers; his father worked as a superintendent, while his mother works as an inspector in Vadapalani. He studied in Santhome Hr Sec School, Mylapore . He is also a junior of Simbu in his school.

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He is currently in a relationship with actress Nayathara which became official when the couple walked in together at an awards show in Singapore. He also shared his photos taken with actress Nayathara in his official twitter account.


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Vignesh Shivan made a short film and after getting Dharan to compose music for it; showed the film to producers, Gemini Film Circuit, and then to [Silambarasan]] and both parties agreed to collaborate to make it a feature film titled Podaa Podi (2012). The joint producers of the film, Shanaya Telefilms, released a series of posters in June 2008 publicising the film, while Silambarasan and Vignesh toured in Canada scouting for locations and agreeing a deal with Mayor Ron Stevens to film in Orillia and Toronto. The film languished in production for close to four years, before finally releasing in October 2012 to mixed reviews. He then continued to be active in films by working as a lyricist, filming independent music videos and appearing in an acting role as an engineer in Velaiyilla Pattathari (2014).

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His second film, Naanum Rowdydhaan (2015), like his first film, went through several changes of cast and production studios, before finalising on Vijay Sethupathi and Nayantara as actors and Dhanush as producer. The film, for which he drew inspiration from the lives of his parents, opened to highly positive reviews in October 2015. The music from Anirudh Ravichander was praised by audience.

His third venture is announced, which he would be teaming up with Suriya Sivakumar, Keerthy Suresh, titled as Thaana Serndha Kootam. Anirudh Ravichander will compose the music for it.


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