17 July 1984 |
|Years active||2009 – present|
Vishnu 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
Vishnu Vishal was born to Ramesh Kudawla, an ADGP in the Tamil Nadu police. After completing his MBA, he went on to become a cricketer, playing in junior levels for Tamil Nadu. 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. He subsequently went about networking trying to get a breakthrough in films, and met Anand Chakravarthy, a senior schoolmate, who had wanted to produce a film.
He married Rajini Natraj, the daughter of actor-director K. Natraj, in December 2011.
After being offered a role by Anand Chakravarthy in Suseendran's directorial debut Vennila Kabaddi Kuzhu, Vishnu spent months preparing for the role. He had to tan himself 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. The film opened to very positive reviews, with Vishnu earning a nomination from the Vijay Awards for Best Debut Actor. He had two releases in 2010, portraying an action role in the comedy Bale Pandiya and then played a rowdy from Royapuram in Drohi. Featuring alongside Srikanth in the latter, Vishnu had to put on 15 kg to look mature for the role.
Vishnu is currently working in Kalukkuray Maapla directed by Suresh, which features Bindu Madhavi alongside him. He is also filming Mundaasupatti under Thirukumaran Entertainment. Moreover, the actor will be seen in Suseenthiran's Veera Dheera Sooran  and has signed Seenu Ramasamy's Idam Porul Eval too.
|2009||Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu||Marimuthu||Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Debut Actor|
|2012||Neerparavai||Arulappasamy||Nominated, SIIMA Award for Best Actor|
|2014||Veera Dheera Sooran||Pre-production|
|2014||Idam Porul Eval||Pre-production|