Dheena (actor)

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Dheena at Thumbaa press meet

(1990-01-27) January 27, 1990 (age 30)
Other namesKPY Dheena, Prank Dheena, Vijay TV Dheena
OccupationActor, Comedian, Scriptwriter
Years active2015 – present

Dheena, also known as KPY Dheena, is a Tamil film and television actor and scriptwriter. He is known for playing one of the lead roles in the films Thumbaa and Kaithi and a contestant in the television show Kalakka Povathu Yaaru?.[1]


Dheena was a contestant in the show Kalakka Povathu Yaaru? on Vijay TV. He made his film debut in Dhanush's Pa Paandi essaying the role of Dhanush's friend. In 2019, he made his debut as a lead actor in Thumbaa.[1] In a Times of India review of the film, the reviewer stated that he made "an assured comic performance".[2] In 2019, he played a comedic role in Kaithi. Regarding his role, Janani K of India Today stated that "Dheena’s role brings in a much-needed lightness to the film".[3] His next film as a lead actor will be the film Ajith From Aruppukottai.[4] The film is a remake of Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan and will be produced by Dhanush.[5]



Show Contestant Assistant director Screenwriter Notes Ref.
Kalakka Povathu Yaaru? Yes Yes Yes Season 5 only [6]
Sirippuda Yes Yes Yes [6]
Athu Ithu Ethu No Yes Yes [6]
Ready Steady Po Yes No No One episode [7]


Year Film Role Notes
2017 Pa Paandi Mani
2019 Kuttram Seiyel Roopan Malaysian Tamil film
Thumbaa Umapathy
Kaithi Kamatchi
50/50 Sethu's friend
2020 Master TBA Filming[8]
TBA Ajith From Aruppukottai TBA Filming


Award Year Category Result
Vijay Television Awards 2017 Best Solo Comedian Won


  1. ^ a b CR, Sharanya (19 March 2019). "Dheena plays an important role in Thumbaa". Times of India.
  2. ^ M. Suganth (21 June 2019). "Thumbaa Movie Review {3/5}". The Times of India.
  3. ^ "Kaithi Movie Review: Karthi is terrific in Lokesh Kanagaraj's gripping action flick". IndiaToday.
  4. ^ "Dhanush's film with Dheena titled 'Ajith from Aruppukottai'". Times of India. 6 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Dhanush to remake 'Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan' with TV comedian Dheena as hero?". Times of India. 23 January 2018.
  6. ^ a b c "Interdepartmental Cultural: IGNITE 2K18 (AN)" (PDF). JBAS College. September 2018.
  7. ^ "Kalakka Povathu Yaaru fame Dheena, Sathish and Bala to feature in 'Ready Steady Po'". Times of India. 9 May 2019.
  8. ^ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/tamil/movies/news/comedian-dheena-to-join-vijays-thalapathy64/articleshow/72488992.cms

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