|Born||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Years active||2007 to present|
Vignesh Shivan, credited sometimes as Vignesh Shivn, is an Indian film director, actor and lyric writer who works in Tamil cinema. He has been regularly associated in projects involving Simbu, Dhanush and Anirudh Ravichander, as well as helming independent music videos.
Vignesh Shivan made a short film and after getting Dharan to compose music for it; showed the film to producers, Gemini Film Circuit, and then to Silambarasan and both parties agreed to collaborate to make it a feature film titled Podaa Podi (2012). The joint producers of the film, Shanaya Telefilms, released a series of posters in June 2008 publicising the film, while Silambarasan and Vignesh toured in Canada scouting for locations and agreeing a deal with Mayor Ron Stevens to film in Orillia and Toronto. The film languished in production for close to four years, before finally releasing in October 2012 to mixed reviews. He then continued to be active in films by working as a lyricist, filming independent music videos and appeared in a cameo role as an engineer in Velaiyilla Pattathari (2014) along with Dhanush.
As director, writer and actor
|2007||Sivi||N||N||Krishna's friend||Uncredited role|
|2012||Podaa Podi||Himself||Cameo appearance|
|2015||Naanum Rowdydhaan||N||SIIMA Award for Best Director|
|2018||Thaanaa Serndha Koottam||N|
|2012||"Hare Rama Hare Krishna"||Podaa Podi||Dharan Kumar|
|2013||"Engadi Poranthae"||Vanakkam Chennai||Anirudh Ravichander|
|"En Life In Angel"||Virattu||Dharan Kumar|
|2014||"Chancey Illa"||Anirudh Ravichander||Single For Madras Day|
|2015||"Adharru Adharru"||Yennai Arindhaal||Harris Jayaraj|
|"Enakenna Yaarum Illaye"||Aakko||Anirudh Ravichander||Single for Valentines Day|
|"Thappa Dhaan Theriyum"||Maari|
|"Naanum Rowdy Dhaan"|
|"Yennai Maatrum Kadhale"|
|2016||"Avalukena"||Avalukena (Independent Album)||Anirudh Ravichander||Single for Valentines Day|
|"Remo Nee Kadhalan"|
|"Showkali"||Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada||A R Rahman|
|"Solli Tholaiyen Ma"||Yaakkai||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|2017||"Onnume Aagale"||Onnume Aagale (Independent Album)||Anirudh Ravichander||Single for Valentines Day|
|"Karuppu Vellai"||Vikram Vedha||Sam CS|
|"Unakkaga"||Sakka Podu Podu Raja||Silambarasan|
|2018||"Naana Thaanaa"||Thaanaa Serndha Koottam||Anirudh Ravichander|
|"Sodakku"||Written along with Mani Amudhavan|
|"Thaanaa Serndha Koottam"|
|"Angry Bird"||Irumbu Thirai||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|2012||"The Love Anthem"||Silambarasan|
|2014||"Chancey Illa"||Anirudh Ravichander||Single for Madras Day|
|2015||"Aakko" - Enakenna Yaarum Illaye||Single for Valentines Day|
- "Poda Podi is a romantic musical: Dharan". The Times of India. 4 August 2010. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
- "Another Rajnikanth in the making?". Rediff.com. 31 December 2004. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
- Super Admin (24 June 2008). "Simbu's next film is Thiru Poda Thimathi Podi". Oneindia.in. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
- "Keerthy Suresh to team up with Suriya". The Hindu. 17 October 2016.
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