Vishal Biography, Age, Movie List, Family& Photos

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Vishal Krishna (born 29 August 1977)[1] is an Indian film actor, actor council leader and producer who works in the Tamil film industry. The younger son of film producer G. K. Reddy, Vishal studied Visual Communications at Loyola College, Chennai. He produces films under his production company, Vishal Film Factory.

He made an entrance into the film industry as an assistant director for Arjun. He then became an actor and played his first lead role in the romantic thriller Chellamae (2004), before going on to star in the commercially successful films Sandakozhi (2005), Thimiru (2006), Thaamirabharani(2007) and Malaikottai(2007). Following a series of unsuccessful films at the box office, Vishal chose to create his own production studio and has since produced and worked on profitable ventures such as Pandiya Naadu (2013) and Naan Sigappu Manithan (2014).

Vishal was elected as the General Secretary of the Nadigar Sangam in October 2015 after initiating a movement against the previous committee. He was expelled from Tamil Film Producers’ Council (TFPC) for remarks against the council. Later in April 2017, he won the election and got elected as President of Tamil Film Producers Council.

Vishal Early Life& Career

Vishal Krishna was born to G. K. Reddy and Janaki Devi on 29 August 1977. He was born in Chennai. His father was a film producer for Telugu and Tamil films and his family settled in Chennai. His elder brother Vikram Krishna has produced several of Vishal’s films and had previously appeared as an actor in films under the screen name of Ajay.

Vishal assisted actor-director Arjun Sarja in his venture Vedham (2001), and a producer spotted Vishal on the sets of the film and signed him to appear in an acting role in Gandhi Krishna’s Chellamae (2004). Accepting the role, Vishal prepared by joining Koothu-P-Pattarai to hone his acting skills and played the protagonist role of Raghunandan, whose wife is kidnapped by her childhood friend. A critic described his performance is “apt” but “there was plenty left to hone”.

Vishal was then given the opportunity to feature in Bala’s dark comedy Avan Ivan (2011), after being recommended to the director by his friend Arya. Portraying a village stage actor with a squint, Vishal had severe eye pain and headaches, and he also had a serious muscular injury on sets. The film opened to mixed reviews, though Vishal’s performance won positive reviews. Indiaglitz stated that Vishal delivered an “award winning performance” and that his “mannerisms and body language give you goosebumps”. The reviewer further cited that “Vishal’s spontaneous response to his mentor’s death in the movie is touching. His demonstration of Navarasas in front of actor Suriya will melt you in tears”. Vishal played the role of a police officer in his following release Vedi (2011), directed by Prabhu Deva, which was declared an instant flop at the Box Office.

In 2015, he acted two films, namely, Aambala and Paayum Puli, both turning out to be flops at the box office. In 2016, he did three movies; Kathakali, Marudhu and Kaththi Sandai. The former two where average grossers, while Kaththi Sandai became a flop at the box office.

In January 2017, Vishal signed his debut Malayalam film, as the main antagonist in the Mohanlal-starrer Villain, directed by B. Unnikrishnan.

Tamil Film Producers Council (2017-present)
He was elected as President of Tamil Film Producers Council election, which was held on 2 April 2017.

Politics
Vishal has jumped into politics. He has filed his nomination as an independent candidate for the by-poll to the high-profile RK Nagar constituency in Chennai, which fell vacant following Jayalalithaa’s death. It has caught major political parties and Kollywood by surprise, as Vishal rushed into where superstar Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan are still waiting to tread.

Vishal’s last release Thupparivaalan was a hit and his next film Irumbu Thirai is due in January. Elections are nothing new to Vishal, as he contested and won two important Tamil film association elections against stiff opposition.

Vishal Biography

AboutVishal 
NameVishal Krishna
Nick NameN/A
ProfessionActor, Producer,
Secretary General for Nadigar Sangam
NationalityIndian
First Film Chellamae (2004)
Physical Stats
Height (Aprox.)in centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.80 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 11”
Weight (Aprox.)in Kilograms- 73 kg
in Pounds- 161 lbs
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth29 August 1977
Zodiac SingVirgo
Age (as of 2018)41
Birth PlaceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Home Town/StateChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
SchoolDon Bosco Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Chennai
CollegeLoyola College, Chennai
Educational QualificationGraduation in Visual Communications
Father NameG. K. Reddy (Film producer)
Mother NameJanaki Devi
Brother(s)Vikram Krishna (Actor & Producer)
Sister(s) Aishwarya
ReligionHinduism
HobbiesDancing
Marital Statusunmarried
AffairsN/A
Husband/SpouseNot Known
Children

Vishal Movie List

Aambala 2015 Saravanan Sundar C Also producer
Avan Ivan 2011 Walter Vanangamudi Bala
Chellamae 2004 Ragunandan Gandhi Krishna
Dishyum 2005 Himself Sasi Cameo appearance
Irumbu Thirai 2018 Major R. Kathiravan “Kathir” P.S Mithran Also as Producer
Jadikketha Moodi 1989 Dancer Umesh – Prabakar Child artist
Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam 2014 Himself Parthiepan Cameo appearance
Kathakali 2016 Amudhavel Pandiraj Also producer
Kaththi Sandai 2016 Ramakrishnan (Arjun) / Cheenu Suraj
Madha Gaja RajaFilms that have not yet been released TBA Raja Sundar C Delayed;
also playback singer
Malaikottai 2007 Anbu Boopathy Pandian
Marudhu 2016 Marudhu M. Muthiah
Meesaya Murukku 2017 Himself Hiphop Tamizha Cameo Appearance in Aambalapromo scene
Naan Sigappu Manithan 2014 Indhiran Thiru Also producer
Paayum Puli 2015 Jayaseelan Suseenthiran
Pandiya Naadu 2013 Sivakumar Suseenthiran Also producer
Pattathu Yaanai 2013 Saravanan Boopathy Pandian
Pistha 2009 Muralikrishna Sabha Ayyappan Telugu version of Thoranai
Poojai 2014 Vasudevan Hari Also producer
Salute 2008 Sathyam A. Rajasekhar Telugu version of Sathyam.
Samar 2013 Shakthi Thiru
Sandakozhi 2005 Balu N. Linguswamy
Sandakozhi 2 Films that have not yet been released 2018 Balu N. Linguswamy Filming
Sathyam 2008 Sathyam A. Rajasekhar
Sivappathigaram 2006 Sathyamoorthy Karu Pazhaniappan
Thaamirabharani 2007 Bharaniputhiran Hari
Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai 2010 Karthik Thiru
Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru 2013 Himself Sundar C Cameo appearance
Thimiru 2006 Ganesh Tarun Gopi
Thoranai 2009 Murugan Sabha Ayyappan
Thupparivaalan 2017 Kaniyan Poongundran Mysskin
Vasuvum Saravananum Onna Padichavanga 2015 Vetrivel Rajesh Cameo appearance
Vedi 2011 Prabhakaran (Balu) Prabhu Deva
Villain 2017 Saktivel Palaniswamy B. Unnikrishnan Malayalam Film

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