Vignesh Shivan

Vignesh Shivan, credited sometimes as Vignesh Shivn, is an Indian film director, film producer, actor and lyricist who works in Tamil cinema.

Vignesh Shivan
Born (1985-09-18) 18 September 1985 (age 35) [1]
NationalityIndian
Occupation
  • Director
  • actor
  • lyricist
  • writer
  • producer
Years active2012–present
Partner(s)Nayanthara
(2015–present) [2]

Personal lifeEdit

Vignesh Shivan and actress Nayanthara have been in a relationship ever since they worked together on Naanum Rowdy Dhaan. [3]

CareerEdit

Vignesh Shivan made a short film and after getting Dharan to compose music for it; showed the film to producers, Gemini Film Circuit, and then to Silambarasan and both parties agreed to collaborate to make it a feature film titled Podaa Podi (2012).[4] The joint producers of the film, Shanaya Telefilms, released a series of posters in June 2008 publicising the film, while Silambarasan and Vignesh toured in Canada scouting for locations and agreeing a deal with Mayor Ron Stevens to film in Orillia and Toronto.[5][6] The film languished in production for close to four years, before finally releasing in October 2012 to mixed reviews. He then continued to be active in films by working as a lyricist, filming independent music videos and appeared in a cameo role as an engineer in Velaiyilla Pattathari (2014) along with Dhanush.

His second film, Naanum Rowdydhaan (2015), went through several changes of cast and production studios, before finalising on Vijay Sethupathi and Nayantara as lead actors and Dhanush as producer.

In his third venture, Thaanaa Serndha Koottam, he teamed up with Suriya Sivakumar and Keerthy Suresh. Anirudh Ravichander wrote the music numbers.[7]

FilmographyEdit

As director, writer and actorEdit

Year Film Credited as Notes Ref.
Director Writer Actor Role
2007 Sivi  N  N  Y Krishna's friend Uncredited Appearance
2012 Podaa Podi  Y  Y  Y Himself Cameo appearance
2014 Velaiyilla Pattathari  N  N  Y Vignesh
2015 Naanum Rowdydhaan  Y  Y  N Won - SIIMA Award for Best Director [8][9]
2018 Thaanaa Serndha Koottam  Y  Y  N
2020 Paava Kadhaigal  Y  Y  N [10]
2021 Kaathu Vaakula Rendu Kaadhal  Y  Y  N [11]
2021 Poovellam Kettupar  Y  Y  N [12]

As producerEdit

As lyricistEdit

Year Song Film Composer Notes
2012 "Hare Rama Hare Krishna" Podaa Podi Dharan Kumar
"Maattikittenae"
"Un Paarvaiyilae"
2013 "Engadi Poranthae" Vanakkam Chennai Anirudh Ravichander
"En Life In Angel" Virattu Dharan Kumar
2014 "Chancey Illa" Anirudh Ravichander Single For Madras Day
2015 "Adharru Adharru" Yennai Arindhaal Harris Jayaraj
"Enakenna Yaarum Illaye" Aakko Anirudh Ravichander Single for Valentines Day
"Thappa Dhaan Theriyum" Maari
"Thangamey" Naanum Rowdydhaan
"Naanum Rowdy Dhaan"
"Yennai Maatrum Kadhale"
"Kannaana Kanne"
"Varava Varava"
2016 "Avalukena" Avalukena (Independent Album) Anirudh Ravichander Single for Valentines Day
"Senjitaley" Remo
"Remo Nee Kadhalan"
"Sirikkadhey"
"Tamilselvi"
"Showkali" Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada A R Rahman
"Solli Tholaiyen Ma" Yaakkai Yuvan Shankar Raja
2017 "Onnume Aagale" Onnume Aagale (Independent Album) Anirudh Ravichander Single for Valentines Day
"Karuppu Vellai" Vikram Vedha Sam CS
"Unakkaga" Sakka Podu Podu Raja Silambarasan
2018 "Naana Thaanaa" Thaanaa Serndha Koottam Anirudh Ravichander
"Sodakku" Written along with Mani Amudhavan
"Peela Peela"
"Thaanaa Serndha Koottam"
"Orey oru" Kolamavu Kokila
"Gun-in-kadhal"
"Thittam poda Teriyalayae"
"Angry Bird" Irumbu Thirai Yuvan Shankar Raja
2019 "Thimiru Kaatadha Di" LKG Leon James
"Marakkavillayae" Jersey Anirudh Ravichander Tamil Version
"Bad Boy" Saaho Badshah Tamil version
"Thimiranumda" NGK Yuvan Shankar Raja
"Yenga Annan" Namma Veetu Pillai D. Imman
2020 "Ennai Vittu" Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal Masala Coffee
"Unnale Penne" Dharala Prabhu Inno Genga
"Dharala Prabhu" Anirudh Ravichander
2021 "Andha Kanna Paathaakka" Master Anirudh Ravichander
"Quit Pannuda"

Other workEdit

Music videosEdit

Year Song Artist(s) Notes
2012 "The Love Anthem" Silambarasan
2014 "Chancey Illa" Anirudh Ravichander Single for Madras Day
2015 "Aakko" - Enakenna Yaarum Illaye Single for Valentines Day
2016 "Avalukena"
2017 "Onnume Aagala"
2018 "Julie"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vignesh Shivan celebrates birthday with girlfriend Nayanthara and friends. See pics". 18 September 2019. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Trending: What Vignesh Shivan Said About Marrying Nayanthara". NDTV. 26 August 2020. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  3. ^ "To Birthday Girl Nayanthara, With Love From Boyfriend Vignesh Shivan". NDTV.com. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  4. ^ "Poda Podi is a romantic musical: Dharan". The Times of India. 4 August 2010. Archived from the original on 21 June 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  5. ^ "Another Rajnikanth in the making?". Rediff.com. 31 December 2004. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  6. ^ Super Admin (24 June 2008). "Simbu's next film is Thiru Poda Thimathi Podi". Oneindia.in. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
  7. ^ "Keerthy Suresh to team up with Suriya". The Hindu. 17 October 2016.
  8. ^ "SIIMA 2016 Telugu movie nominations revealed; 'Baahubali,' 'Srimanthudu' lead the list5". Archived from the original on 26 May 2016.
  9. ^ "5th SIIMA WINNERS LIST". Retrieved 24 June 2020.
  10. ^ "Netflix announces its first Tamil film; Gautham Menon, Vetri Maaran, Vignesh Shivan, Sudha Kongara to direct". First Post. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  11. ^ "Samantha joins Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal in Hyderabad. Watch video". Indian Express. Retrieved 16 December 2020.
  12. ^ "Kiara Advani joins Vijay, Sivakarthikeyan, Simbu, and Ram Charan produced by Nagarjuna". Bollywood Life. Retrieved 14 April 2021.
  13. ^ "Nayanthara is up against a ruthless serial killer in Netrikann, watch teaser". The Indian Express.
  14. ^ "Nayanthara's Netrikann teaser to be out at 9.09am tomorrow". Times of India.

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