Vignesh ShivN

  • Actor, Director, Writer

Sep 18, 1985  in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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The man behind the 2012 Silambarasan-Varalaxmi Sarathkumar starrer romantic film Podaa Podi, Vignesh ShivN is an Indian film director who gained prominence for this film, and also made a cameo appearance in it. Not only this, he was also the writer for Podaa Podi. He started off as an actor with an uncredited role in the 2007 film Sivi. After playing the role of Vignesh in the hit film Velaiyilla Pattathari (2014), he went on to direct the critically acclaimed black comedy film Naanum Rowdy Dhaan starring Vijay Sethupathi and Nayanthara in the lead roles. This movie, for which Vignesh was also the writer, turned out to be a box office hit. Not only this, it also won him the SIIMA Award for Best Director. As a lyricist he has been associated with several movies like Podaa Podi, Naanum Rowdydhaan, Vanakkam Chennai, Remo, Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada and Yaakkai, to name a few. Vignesh`s 2017 directorial venture includes the action thriller film Thaana Serndha Kootam, starring Suriya and Keerthy Suresh in the lead roles. His 2019 release includes Idhi ChalaThakkuva, directed by Anita Udeep.