Dheena (actor)

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Dheena in 2019 at Thumbaa press meet

(1990-01-27) 27 January 1990 (age 31)
Thiruvarur, Tamil Nadu, India
Other namesKPY Dheena, Prank Dheena, Vijay TV Dheena
OccupationFilm actor, comedian, scriptwriter
Years active2015–present

Dheena is an Indian film and television actor, comedian, scriptwriter who works prominently in the Tamil-language film industry, He is known for playing one of the lead roles in the films Thumbaa (2019) and Kaithi (2019) and as a contestant in the television show Kalakka Povathu Yaaru?.[1][2]

Film career[edit]

Dheena was a contestant in the show Kalakka Povathu Yaaru? on Vijay TV.[3] He made his film debut in Dhanush's Pa Paandi essaying the role of Dhanush's friend.[4] In 2019, he made his debut as a lead actor in Thumbaa.[5][1] In a Times of India review of the film, the reviewer stated that he made "an assured comic performance".[6] In 2019, he played a comedic role in Kaithi.[5] Regarding his role, Janani K of India Today stated that "Dheena’s role brings in a much-needed lightness to the film".[7] He will be seen in the upcoming Master.[8] His next film as a lead actor will be the film Ajith From Aruppukottai.[9] The film is a remake of Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan and will be produced by Dhanush.[10]



  • All films are in Tamil, unless otherwise noted.
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Notes
2017 Pa Paandi Mani
2019 Kuttram Seiyel Roopan Malaysian-Tamil film
Thumbaa Umapathy
Kaithi Kamatchi
50/50 Sethu's friend
2021 Master Sheena
Pulikkuthi Pandi Pandi's friend


Show Role Notes Ref.
Kalakka Povathu Yaaru? Contestant Finalist [11]
Enkitta Modhaade Host One episode [3]
Sirippuda Contestant [12]
Athu Ithu Ethu Scriptwriter [11]
Ready Steady Po Contestant One episode [13]
90's kids vs 2K kids Contestant One episode

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result Notes Ref.
2017 Vijay Television Awards Best Solo Comedian Won [14]
2017 Best Comedian Duo Non Fiction Nominated along with Sarath


  1. ^ a b CR, Sharanya (19 March 2019). "Dheena plays an important role in Thumbaa". Times of India.
  2. ^ "Dheena recreates Dhanush's look from Asuran and Aadukalam". The Times of India. 11 October 2020.
  3. ^ a b "தனுஷ் மீது வெறித்தன பாசம்: இப்படியா காட்டுவது தீனா?" [Frenzied affection for Dhanush: Does Deena show this?]. The New Indian Express (in Tamil). 13 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Dheena warns people of an imposter on social media". The Times of India. 13 August 2020.
  5. ^ a b "'Master' actor Dheena milks cows during lockdown – Times of India". The Times of India.
  6. ^ M. Suganth (21 June 2019). "Thumbaa Movie Review {3/5}". The Times of India.
  7. ^ "Kaithi Movie Review: Karthi is terrific in Lokesh Kanagaraj's gripping action flick". IndiaToday.
  8. ^ "Dheena reveals fun moments with Vijay during 'Master' shooting; proves how humble Thalapathy is". The Times of India. 9 June 2020. Retrieved 26 July 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Dhanush's film with Dheena titled 'Ajith from Aruppukottai'". Times of India. 6 February 2018.
  10. ^ "Dhanush to remake 'Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan' with TV comedian Dheena as hero?". Times of India. 23 January 2018.
  11. ^ a b "Interdepartmental Cultural: IGNITE 2K18 (AN)" (PDF). JBAS College. September 2018.
  12. ^ "KPY contestants as celebrity guests on Sirippu Da". The Times of India. 27 August 2016.
  13. ^ "Kalakka Povathu Yaaru fame Dheena, Sathish and Bala to feature in 'Ready Steady Po'". Times of India. 9 May 2019.
  14. ^ "Vijay television awards 2017 Best solo Comedian award Dheena & All Award Winner List". 21 November 2017.

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