Vishnu Vishal

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Vishal Vishnu
Vishnu Vishal at Velainu Vandhutta Vellaikaaran Press Meet.jpg
Vishnu Vishal at Velainu Vandhutta Vellaikaaran Press Meet
Born Vishal Kudawla[1]
(1985-07-17) 17 July 1985 (age 33)[1]
Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
Other names Vishal
Occupation Actor/cricketer, producer
Years active 2009–present
Spouse(s) Rajini Natraj
(2011–present)
Children Aryan (b. 2017)

Vishal Vishnu is an Indian film actor and producer who has appeared in Tamil language films. He started his acting career in the year 2009 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[edit]

Vishnu was born as Vishal[2] to Ramesh Kudawla, a high-ranking Tamil Nadu police officer.[3][4] He finished his schooling in Campion Anglo-Indian Higher Secondary School in Tiruchirappalli. After completing his MBA in marketing from SRM University,[5] he went on to become a cricketer, playing in TNCA league games.[3] 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's uncle had been an actor in several small films and he shaped Vishnu's interest in the industry.[3] He entered the film industry changing his name to Vishnu to which he later added his birth name.[2]

Career[edit]

After being offered a role by Anand Chakravarthy in Suseenthiran's directorial debut Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu, Vishnu spent months preparing for the role. He had to tan his body 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.[3] The film opened to very positive reviews, with Vishnu earning a nomination from the Vijay Awards for Best Debut Actor.[6] He had two releases in 2010, portraying an action role in the comedy Bale Pandiya and then played a rowdy from Royapuram in Drohi.[7] Featuring alongside Srikanth in the latter, Vishnu had to put on 15 kg (33 lb) to look mature for the role.[8] He subsequently worked on the comedy, Kullanari Koottam, After a year without any releases, he had two releases in 2014: the romantic comedy Mundasupatti under Thirukumaran Entertainment and the sports drama Jeeva for which he collaborated with Suseenthiran again. Both films won positive reviews and performed well at the box office.[9] In 2015, he appeared in the science fiction comedy Indru Netru Naalai directed by R.Ravikumar. The movie was a super hit at the box office.[10] Vishnu had two releases in 2016. His first release of the year was also his first production venture, the comedy film Velainu Vandhutta Vellaikaaran directed by Ezhil, with Nikki Galrani in the female lead. The movie was one of the most profitable ventures at the box office. His final release of the year was Maveeran Kittu, a period drama set in the 1980s. Despite receiving positive reviews, the movie did not do well at the box office. He finished shooting for Seenu Ramasamy's Idam Porul Yaeval.[11] His next films are Kathanayagan, Raatchasan,kaadan and Silukuvarupatti Singam directed by a first time film maker, Chella.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Vishal Vishnu is married to Rajini Natraj, daughter of the actor K. Natraj. Rajini was Vishnu's junior at the college and the two were in a relationship for 4 years before getting married.[5] The marriage took place on 2 December 2011 at Hotel Asiana in Chennai.[13] Their son, Aryan, was born on 30 January 2017.

Filmography[edit]

dagger Denotes films that have not yet been released.

Year Film Role Notes
2009 Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu Marimuthu Won Edison Award for Best Debut Actor
Nominated Vijay Award for Best Debut Actor
2010 Bale Pandiya Pandiyan
Drohi Karunakaran
2011 Kullanari Koottam Vetri
2012 Neerparavai Arulappasamy Nominated SIIMA Award for Best Actor
2014 Mundasupatti Gopi
Jeeva Jeeva
2015 Indru Netru Naalai Elango
2016 Velainu Vandhutta Vellaikaaran Murugan Also producer
Maaveeran Kittu Krishnakumar (Kittu)
2017 Katha Nayagan Thambidurai Also producer
2018 Silukkuvarupatti Singam dagger Kathiresan Filming. Also producer
Veera Dheera Sooran dagger' ' Filming
Idam Porul Yaeval dagger Aasaithambi Completed
Raatchasan dagger Filming
Jagajala Killadi dagger Filming

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Vishal Kudawla – Profile". ESPNcricinfo. 5 January 2000. Archived from the original on 5 August 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Rinku, Gupta (30 April 2014). "Vishnu Says Mundasupatti brings out his Lighter Side". The New Indian Express. Archived from the original on 31 December 2016. Retrieved 31 December 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Vishnu – A new hero in Kollywood". Sify. 5 February 2009. Archived from the original on 4 October 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2016. 
  4. ^ Srinivasa, Ramanujam (12 September 2014). "Three cheers to cinema!". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 5 December 2014. Retrieved 31 December 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Shilpa Kappur, Vasudevan (6 October 2014). "Introvert Turned Lover Boy in College". The New Indian Express. Chennai. Archived from the original on 31 December 2016. Retrieved 31 December 2016. 
  6. ^ Malathi, Rangarajan (6 February 2009). "The winning team – Vennila Kabbadi Kuzhu". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 9 February 2009. Retrieved 31 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "Vishnu is back in action". Sify. 21 August 2010. Archived from the original on 4 October 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2016. 
  8. ^ "Drohi will be different: Vishnu". Sify. 7 September 2010. Archived from the original on 12 October 2014. Retrieved 31 December 2016. 
  9. ^ Subha, J Rao (29 November 2014). "What a shot!". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 5 December 2014. Retrieved 31 December 2016. 
  10. ^ "Vishnu's next is Indru Netru Naalai". The Times of India. 3 October 2014. Archived from the original on 4 October 2014. Retrieved 31 December 2016. 
  11. ^ "Vishnu joins Vijay Sethupathi". The Times of India. 14 October 2013. Archived from the original on 31 December 2016. Retrieved 31 December 2016. 
  12. ^ "Vishnu Vishal gets additional heroine for next". Top 10 Cinema. 12 April 2017. Retrieved 14 April 2017. 
  13. ^ "Vishnu weds Rajini". Sify. Archived from the original on 4 October 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2016. 

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