Vineeth in 2008
23 August 1970 |
Thalassery,Kannur, Kerala, India
|Years active||1985 – Present|
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Spouse(s)||Priscilla Menon (2004 – Present)|
|Parents||K. J. Radhakrishnan
P. K. Shanthakumari
Vineeth (born on 23 August 1970) is an Indian film actor and classical dancer who has acted in several well received films in his native Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films. He studied in Good Shepherd Public School, Ooty, and at St. Joseph's Boys' High School, Thalassery.
Vineeth is nephew of the famous Travancore sisters. Of them, apparently, Padmini and Ragini imposed on his parents to send him to dancing school. Vineeth is also a cousin of the film actress Shobhana and a relative of actress Sukumari.
He caught the public eye by winning several prizes in the Bharatanatyam dance form while studying in school including winning the first prize at the Kerala State Youth festival for four years in a row and winning the top prize of 'Kalaprathibha'.
Vineeth entered the film industry with the I. V. Sasi film Edanilagal in 1985. It was, however, with his second film Nakhakshathangal in 1986 that he caught the public eye in films. His dancing skills were prominently displayed in several films as well.
He has acted in several well received films, since, in all the South Indian languages. In spite of his success in films, he still considers dance as his first love and is undergoing advanced training in Bharatanatyam and participates in several dance programs all over the world as well as the Surya Dance Festival.
Awards and Accolades
Vineeth was the first student to have procured the ‘Kalaprathibha’ Gold Medal for individual championship from the Kerala State Government for the Kerala State School Youth Festival in 1986. He acquired the Best New Face Awarded from the Film Fan’s Association in Tamil Nadu for his outstanding performance in his film Aavarampoo.
He won the second best actor Award from the Kerala State Film Critics Association for the films Daivathinte Vikrkuthikal and Sargam. He also won the supporting actor award from the Film Fan’s Association for the films Jathimalli and Pudhiyamugam. However, his passion for dance was much in evidence, during which he composed, choreographed and performed umpteen number of dance recitals in India and abroad.
He also had the honour of performing under the Nattuvangum of his revered Guru Padmabushan Dr. Padma Subramaniyam for the prestigious Soorya Dance Festival in Trivandrum and the renowned Bharath Kalachar in Chennai in 2003. Vineeth received the ‘Yuvakala Bharathi’ award for 2006 from Bharath Kalachar. He was conferred the Kalaimamani award 2007 by Tamil Nadu Govt.
|1986||Namukku Parkkan Munthiri Thoppukal||Antony||Malayalam|
|1986||Idanazhiyiloru Kaalocha||Malayalam Actress Karthika|
|1987||Kani Kanum Neram||Malayalam||(Actress Sunitha)|
|1988||Oru Muthassi Katha||Malayalam||(Actress Nirosha)|
|1990||Aaram Wardil Aabhayantra Kahalam||Malayalam|
|1992||Sargam||Haridas||Malayalam||Kerala State Film Critics Association Second Best Actor Award|
|1992||Kamaladalam||Somashekharanunni (Malavika's lover)||Malayalam|
|1992||Daivathinte Vikrithikal||Son of Landlord||Malayalam||Kerala State Film Critics Association Second Best Actor Award|
|1992||Champakulam Thachan||Chanthutti||Malayalam||(Actress Ramba)|
|1992||Aavarampoo||Sakkarai||Tamil||Best New Face Awarded from the Film Fan’s Association in Tamil Nadu|
|1993||Kanyakumariyil Oru Kavitha||Malayalam|
|1993||Gazal (1993 film)||Malayalam||(Actress Mohini)|
|1994||Manathe Vellitheru||Ramesh||Malayalam||(Actress Sobhana)|
|1995||Thacholi Varghese Chekavar||Shyam||Malayalam|
|1996||Kala Pani||G S Sethu||Malayalam||Dubbed in Tamil as Sirai Chaalai|
|1997||Daud: Fun on the Run||Inspector Sri||Hindi|
|1998||Kanasalu Neene Manasalu Neene||Kannada|
|1999||Usthad||Nandan||Malayalam||(Actress Divya Unni)|
|2000||Darling Darling||Subash Chandra Bose/ Kochu Kurup / Aniyankutty (fake identity)||Malayalam|
|2002||Bokshu the Myth||English|
|2004||Perumazhakkalam||Raghu Rama Iyer||Malayalam||Guest Appearance|
|2005||Alice in Wonderland||Victor Joseph||Malayalam|
|2006||Vadakkum Nathan||Parameshwaran||Malayalam||(Actress Kavya Madhavan)|
|2007||Bhool Bhulaiyaa||Sharad Pradhan/Shashidhar||Hindi|
|2009||Banaras||Hari||Malayalam||(Actress Navya Nair)|
|2009||2 Harihar Nagar||Shyam sundhar||Malayalam|
|2011||Queens! Destiny of Dance||Mukta||Hindi|
|2013||Breaking News Live||Deepak||Malayalam|
- Vineeth Numerology Forecast. Celebrities-galore.com (1969-08-23). Retrieved on 2012-02-26.
- Former Students. St Joseph's Higher Secondary School, Thalassery
- Rediff On The Net, Movies: Winning, vulnerable Vineeth. Rediff.com (1997-10-16). Retrieved on 2012-02-26.
- Top 100 Handsome Indian Men – Vineeth. Webindia123.com. Retrieved on 2012-02-26.
- Success, at last!. The Hindu (2003-10-13). Retrieved on 2012-02-26.
- Vineeth ties nuptial knot[dead link]
- Priscilla Menon: ZoomInfo Business People Information. Zoominfo.com. Retrieved on 2012-02-26.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Vineeth.|
- Vineeth in Pudhiya Mugam Tamil Mp3 Listen And Download
- Vineeth R at the Internet Movie Database
- Official Website http://www.actorvineeth.com
- Vineeth at MSI
- Success, at last! http://www.hindu.com/mp/2003/10/13/stories/2003101301750200.htm
- Winning, vulnerable Vineeth – http://www.rediff.com/entertai/oct/16vin.htm
- Actor and dancer Vineeth goes to Bollywood http://content.msn.co.in/Entertainment/SouthCinema/SCGalatta.com_100807_0858.htm
- Former students: http://stjosephshss.info/fstudents.htm
- Top 100 handsome men: http://www.webindia123.com/personality/men/vineeth/vineeth.html
- Interview with Vineeth: http://varnachitram.com/2006/11/08/interview-with-vineeth/
- Vineeth ties nuptial knot: http://movies.indiainfo.com/telugu/movienews/morenews167.html