Best known for essaying the role of Vishwanathan in the TV series Office, Udhayabhanu Maheshwaran is an Indian director and actor who primarily works in the Tamil film industry. Udhayabhanu made his directorial debut with the average-grosser Naalai starring Madhumitha and Richard Rishi. He next directed the movie Chakkara Viyugam (2008) which went unnoticed at the box-office. After the failure of his second movie, Udhayabhanu ventured into acting. He has since then appeared in movies such as Madras Cafe (2013), Jeeva (2014), 144 (2015), Kabali (2016), and Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru (2016). His 2017 release include the movies Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae, and Saraahsudu. His 2018 release includes Koottali, a Tamil drama directed by S.K. Mathi and Abhiyude Katha Anuvinteyum.