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Vinayakan T. K.

Kochi, Kerala, India
OccupationFilm actor, music director, singer
Years active1995–present
AwardsKerala State Film Award for Best Actor (2016)

Vinayakan is an Indian film actor who predominantly appears in Malayalam cinema.[1] Apart, he also works in Tamil and Bollywood films.[2][3] In 2016, Vinayakan won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in Kammatipaadam.[4] He also composed a song for the film.[5]



Vinayakan began his career as a dancer and had a dance troupe named Black Mercury with Fire dance being his forte. Director Thampi Kannanthanam introduced him in Maanthrikam and later in Onnaman. He was noticed for his performances in Stop Violence and Mohanlal starrer Chotta Mumbai.[2][3]

Vinayakan was unanimously appreciated for the performance as Ganga in Rajeev Ravi' s 2016 film Kammatipaadam,[6][7] and nominated for national award.[8] where he made his debut as music director as well. His performance in the film, brought him the Best Actor Award of Kerala State Film Awards, The North American Film Award for Outstanding performance in a film, Best Actor Award (2016) of Cinema Paradiso Club Cine Awards etc.[9]

Composing and other[edit]

Vinayakan composed the song "Puzhu Pulikal" for the movie Kammatipaadam.[10].He has also signed for composing songs for Raffi’s new film Role Models and one song for Ordinary fame Sugeeth’s upcoming movie. Earlier, Vinayakan used to perform in dance troupe before coming to cinema.



Title Year Role Notes Language
Trance 2019 Post production Malayalam
Karinthandan 2019 Karinthandan Filming Malayalam
Pranayameenukalude Kadal 2019 Filming Malayalam
Dhruva Natchathiram 2019 Villain Post Production Tamil
Thottappan 2019 Ithaq Malayalam
Swathandriam Ardharathriyil 2018 Simon Malayalam
Ee.Ma.Yau[11] 2018 Ayyappan [12] Malayalam
Diwanjimoola Grand Prix 2018 Vareedh Malayalam
Aadu 2 2017 Dude Malayalam
Role models 2017 Jyothish Narayanan Malayalam
Kammattipaadam 2016 Gangadharan(Ganga) Malayalam
Kali 2016 Johnettan Malayalam
Any Time Money 2015 Malayalam
Chandrettan Evideya 2015 Rajaraja Cholan extended cameo Malayalam
Aadu - Oru Bheegara Jeevi Aanu 2015 Dude Malayalam
Njan Steve Lopez 2014 Prathaapan Malayalam
Iyobinte Pustakam 2014 Chemban Malayalam
Seconds 2014 Thampi Malayalam
Masala Republic 2014 Bengali Babu Malayalam
Daivathinte Swantham Cleetus 2013 Sayippu Malayalam
5 Sundarikal 2013 Chandran Malayalam
Police Maman 2013 Manu Malayalam
Maryan 2013 Theekkurissi Tamil
Bachelor Party 2012 Fakeer Malayalam
Thalsamayam Oru Penkutty 2012 Alex Malayalam
The Train 2011 Githu Malayalam
Best Actor 2010 Malayalam
Nammal Thammil 2009 Unknown Malayalam
Sagar alias Jacky Reloaded 2009 Style Malayalam
Daddy Cool 2009 Malayalam
Swapnangalil Haisal Mary 2009 Muthalamada Martin Malayalam
Silambattam 2008 Victim Tamil
Pachamarathanalil 2008 Mad Man Malayalam
Big B 2007 Pandi Asi Malayalam
Chotta Mumbai 2007 Satheeshan Malayalam
Thimiru 2006 Tamil
Asadhyudu 2006 Telugu
Chinthamani Kolacase 2006 Uchandi Malayalam
Thanthra 2006 Mayan Malayalam
Jayam 2006 Saheer Malayalam
Junior Senior 2005 Sivan Malayalam
James 2005 Hindi
Udayon 2005 Malayalam
Makalkku 2005 Malayalam
By the People 2005 Porter Malayalam
Greetings 2004 Hari Malayalam
Quotation (film) 2004 Maya Malayalam
Chathikkatha Chanthu 2004 Romy Malayalam
Ivar 2003 Vinayakan Malayalam
Vellithira 2003 Malayalam
Stop Violence 2002 Montha Malayalam
Onnaman 2001 Friend 5 Malayalam
Maanthrikam 1995 Micheal Jackson dupe Debut Malayalam


On June 15, 2019, activist Mridula accused that Vinayakan had verbally abused her over phone when she requested his presence at an event. A case under IPC sections 509, 294 (B) and section 120 (O) of the Kerala Police Act was registered against him based on the complaint of the woman. He was formally arrested and later granted bail by the Hon'ble High Court of Kerala. Vinayakan's phone was confiscated and was sent for forensic tests and he denied saying bad words to the complainant.[13][14]


  1. ^ "List of Malayalam Movies acted by Vinayakan". Malayala Chalachithram. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  2. ^ a b Anand, Shilp Nair (6 June 2013). "On the superhero trail". The Hindu. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  3. ^ a b നായർ, അനീഷ്. "വിനായകന്റെ അസൂയയും അഹങ്കാരവും". Mathrubhumi. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Kerala State Awards 2016: full list of winners...". Zee News. 7 March 2016. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  5. ^ "I never felt I was inferior and that empowered me: Vinayakan". The Times of India. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  6. ^ VS, Goutham (21 May 2016). "Dulquer Salmaan shines in a raw and realistic cut into the brutally buried history of Dalits". The Indian Express. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Kammatti Paadam Movie Review". India Glitz. 21 May 2016. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Vinayakan was not in the final four for Best Actor". The Times of India. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  9. ^ NAFA 2017 for Outstanding performance
  10. ^ "Vinayakan to do composing, choreography". 10 March 2017. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  11. ^ "മരണത്തോളം സത്യസന്ധം ഈ ചിത്രം; റിവ്യു". ManoramaOnline. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  12. ^ "Vinayakan is Ayyappan in 'Ee Ma Yau'". The Times of India. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  13. ^ "Malayalam Actor Vinayakan Accused of Abusing Woman Activist Gets Bail". News 18. 20 June 2019. Retrieved 3 July 2019.
  14. ^ "Malayalam actor Vinayakan booked for verbally abusing woman activist". India Today. 15 June 2019. Retrieved 3 July 2019.

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