Vishnu (actor)

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Vishnu Vishal
Born Vishal Kudawla[1]
(1984-07-17) 17 July 1984 (age 30)[2]
Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
Other names Vishnu
Occupation Actor
Years active 2009 – present
Spouse(s) Rajini Natraj (2010-present)

Vishnu Vishal is an Indian film actor who has appeared in Tamil language films. He started his acting career, playing the lead role in the sports film Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu, winning acclaim for his portrayal. Vishnu won further acclaim for his role in Neerparavai (2012), portraying a fisherman.

Early life and family[edit]

Vishnu was born as Vishal [3] to Ramesh Kudawla, a high-ranking Tamil Nadu police officer.[4][5] After completing his MBA in marketing from SRM University,[6] he went on to become a cricketer, playing in TNCA league games.[7] However a leg injury ended his cricket career and the actor noted that during the time he was bedridden, he started watching films and began an interest in an acting career. His father uncle had been an actor in several small films and he shaped Vishnu's interest in the industry.[8] He entered the film industry changing his name to Vishnu to which he later added his birth name.[9]

Career[edit]

After being offered a role by Anand Chakravarthy in Suseenthiran's directorial debut Vennila Kabaddi Kuzhu, Vishnu spent months preparing for the role. He had to tan his body sitting for hours in the sun to get dark and look like a player and then for 3 months he trained for kabbadi matches under a coach, for five hours a day.[10] The film opened to very positive reviews, with Vishnu earning a nomination from the Vijay Awards for Best Debut Actor.[11] He had two releases in 2010, portraying an action role in the comedy Bale Pandiya and then played a rowdy from Royapuram in Drohi.[12] Featuring alongside Srikanth in the latter, Vishnu had to put on 15 kg to look mature for the role.[13] He subsequently worked on the comedy, Kullanari Koottam, though none of his films after his debut performed as well as his first and the actor found himself struggling for the right breakthrough.[14]

After a year without any releases, he had two releases in 2014: the romantic comedy Mundasupatti under Thirukumaran Entertainment and the sports drama Jeeva for which he collaborated with Suseenthiran again. Both films won positive reviews and performed well at the box office.[14] Vishnu is currently working in Kalukkuray Maaplay directed by Suresh, which features Bindu Madhavi alongside him, while he has finished shooting for Seenu Ramasamy's Idam Porul Yaeval.[15] He has also signed up for a film titled Indru Netru Naalai.[16]

Personal life[edit]

Vishnu is married to Rajini Natraj, daughter of actor Natraj. Rajini was Vishnu's junior at the college and the two were in a relationship for four years before getting married.[17] The marriage took place on December 2, 2011 at Hotel Asiana in Chennai.[18][19]

Filmography[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released

As actor[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2009 Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu Marimuthu Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Debut Actor
2010 Bale Pandiya Pandiyan
2010 Drohi Karunakaran
2011 Kullanari Koottam Vetri
2012 Neerparavai Arulappasamy Nominated, SIIMA Award for Best Actor
2014 Mundasupatti Gopi
2014 Jeeva Jeeva
2015 Idam Porul Yaeval Films that have not yet been released Post-production
2015 Kalukkuray Maaplay Films that have not yet been released Filming [20]
2015 Indru Netru Naalai Films that have not yet been released Filming [21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/content/player/30141.html
  2. ^ http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/content/player/30141.html
  3. ^ http://www.newindianexpress.com/entertainment/tamil/Vishnu-Says-Mundasupatti-brings-out-his-Lighter-Side/2014/04/30/article2196514.ece1
  4. ^ http://www.sify.com/movies/vishnu-a-new-hero-in-kollywood-news-tamil-kkfsxecadcd.html
  5. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/actors-vishal-arya-and-vishnu-rib-each-other-about-girls-gymming-and-growing-up-together-in-kollywood/article6405060.ece
  6. ^ http://www.newindianexpress.com/education/edex/Introvert-Turned-Lover-Boy-in-College/2014/10/06/article2460665.ece
  7. ^ http://www.sify.com/movies/vishnu-a-new-hero-in-kollywood-news-tamil-kkfsxecadcd.html
  8. ^ http://www.sify.com/movies/vishnu-a-new-hero-in-kollywood-news-tamil-kkfsxecadcd.html
  9. ^ http://www.newindianexpress.com/entertainment/tamil/Vishnu-Says-Mundasupatti-brings-out-his-Lighter-Side/2014/04/30/article2196514.ece1
  10. ^ http://www.sify.com/movies/vishnu-a-new-hero-in-kollywood-news-tamil-kkfsxecadcd.html
  11. ^ http://www.hindu.com/cp/2009/02/06/stories/2009020650040200.htm
  12. ^ http://www.sify.com/movies/vishnu-is-back-in-action-news-tamil-kkguMqdjjgc.html
  13. ^ http://www.sify.com/movies/drohi-will-be-different-vishnu-news-tamil-kkguG7giajg.html
  14. ^ a b http://www.thehindu.com/features/cinema/interview-with-vishnu-vishal/article6646465.ece?secpage=true&secname=entertainment
  15. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/regional/tamil/news-interviews/Vishnu-joins-Vijay-Sethupathi/articleshow/24145695.cms
  16. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/tamil/movies/news/Vishnus-next-is-Indru-Netru-Naalai/articleshow/44202194.cms
  17. ^ http://www.newindianexpress.com/education/edex/Introvert-Turned-Lover-Boy-in-College/2014/10/06/article2460665.ece
  18. ^ http://www.sify.com/movies/vishnu-weds-rajini-imagegallery-kollywood-kmdoDGchegisi.html
  19. ^ http://www.indiaglitz.com/channels/tamil/events/24604.html
  20. ^ http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-08-08/news-interviews/41201179_1_neerparavai-suseenthiran-actor-vishnu
  21. ^ "Vishnu’s next is Indru Netru Naalai". The Times of India. Oct 3, 2014. 

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