Vinayakan TK better known as Vinayakan is an Indian film actor and music composer[1] who predominantly works in the Malayalam Film Industry.[2] He also works in Tamil, Telugu and Bollywood films.[3][4] He started his career with a cameo appearance in Thampi Kannanthanam's 1995 film Maanthrikam.Later, he did a couple of films as supporting roles as well as comedian roles respectively.In 2016, Vinayakan won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor for his performance of Ganga in Rajiv Ravi's Kammatipaadam and also well appreciated by the critics.[5] He also composed a song for the film.[6]

Vinayakan T . K .

Thoppil Jn, Kochi, Kerala, India
OccupationActor, singer, music composer
Years active1995-present
AwardsKerala State Film Award for Best Actor (2016)



Vinayakan began his career as a dancer and had a dance troupe named Black Mercury with Fire dance being his forte. Director Thampi Kannanthanam introduced him in Maanthrikam and later in Onnaman. He was noticed for his performances in Stop Violence, Vellithira (Bhadran movie), Chathikkatha Chanthu (Rafi Mecartin movie) and Mohanlal starrer Chotta Mumbai.[3][4]

Vinayakan was unanimously appreciated for the performance as Ganga in Rajeev Ravi' s 2016 film Kammatipaadam,[7][8] and nominated for national award.[9] where he made his debut as music director as well. His performance in the film, brought him the Best Actor Award of Kerala State Film Awards, The North American Film Award for Outstanding performance in a film, Best Actor Award (2016) of Cinema Paradiso Club Cine Awards etc.[10]

Composing and otherEdit

Vinayakan composed the song "Puzhu Pulikal" for the movie Kammatipaadam.[11].He has also sung songs for Rafi's new film Role Models and one song for Ordinary fame Sugeeth's upcoming movie. Earlier, Vinayakan used to perform in dance troupe before coming to cinema.



  Denotes films that have not yet been released


Year Title Role Language Notes
1995 Maanthrikam Michael Jackson dupe Malayalam Debut
2001 Onnaman Friend 5 Malayalam
2002 Stop Violence Montha Malayalam
2003 Vellithira Malayalam
Ivar Vinayakan Malayalam
2004 Chathikkatha Chanthu Romy Malayalam
Greetings Hari Malayalam
Quotation Maya Malayalam
2005 By the People Porter Malayalam
Makalkku Malayalam
Junior Senior Sivan Malayalam
Udayon Malayalam
James Hindi
2006 Thanthra Mayan Malayalam
Chinthamani Kolacase Uchandi Malayalam
Asadhyudu Telugu
Thimiru Tamil
Jayam Saheer Malayalam
2007 Chotta Mumbai Satheeshan Malayalam
Big B Pandi Asi Malayalam
2008 Pachamarathanalil Mad Man Malayalam
Silambattam Victim Tamil
2009 Nammal Thammil Unknown Malayalam
Swapnangalil Haisal Mary Muthalamada Martin Malayalam
Daddy Cool Malayalam
Sagar alias Jacky Reloaded Style Malayalam
2010 Best Actor Pottan Malayalam
2011 Siruthai Henchman Tamil
The Train Githu Malayalam
2012 Thalsamayam Oru Penkutty Alex Malayalam
Bachelor Party Fakeer Malayalam
2013 Maryan Theekkurissi Tamil
Police Maman Manu Malayalam
5 Sundarikal Chandran Malayalam Segment - Aami
Daivathinte Swantham Cleetus Sayippu Malayalam
2014 Masala Republic Bengali Babu Malayalam
Njan Steve Lopez Prathaapan Malayalam
Iyobinte Pustakam Chemban Malayalam
Seconds Thampi Malayalam
2015 Aadu - Oru Bheegara Jeevi Aanu Dude Malayalam
Chandrettan Evideya Rajaraja Cholan Malayalam Extended cameo
Any Time Money Malayalam
2016 Kali Johnettan Malayalam
Kammattipaadam Gangadharan (Ganga) Malayalam Best Actor - Kerala State Film Award
2017 Role models Jyothish Narayanan Malayalam
Aadu 2 Dude Malayalam
2018 Diwanjimoola Grand Prix Vareedh Malayalam
Swathandriam Ardharathriyil Simon Malayalam
Ee.Ma.Yau Ayyappan Malayalam [12]
2019 Thottappan Ithaq Malayalam
Pranaya Meenukalude Kadal Hyder Malayalam
Valiyaperunnal Malayalam
2020 Trance Thomas Malayalam Also done title track
2021 Operation Java Malayalam
Pada  Malayalam Post-Production
Oruthee  Malayalam Completed
TBA Karinthandan  Karinthandan Malayalam Filming
TBA Dhruva Natchathiram  Tamil Post-Production


On June 15, 2019, dalit activist and former model Mruduladevi alleged that Vinayakan had talked in an obscene manner and used abusive words when she invited him for a function. A case under IPC sections 509, 294 (B) and section 120 (O) of the Kerala Police Act was registered against him based on the complaint of the woman.[13][14][15] He was formally arrested and later granted bail by the High Court of Kerala. Vinayakan's phone was confiscated and was sent for forensic tests and he denied saying bad words to the complainant.[16][17]


  1. ^ "Vinayakan's Composition for Trance".
  2. ^ "List of Malayalam Movies acted by Vinayakan". Malayala Chalachithram. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  3. ^ a b Anand, Shilp Nair (6 June 2013). "On the superhero trail". The Hindu. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  4. ^ a b നായർ, അനീഷ്. "വിനായകന്റെ അസൂയയും അഹങ്കാരവും". Mathrubhumi. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Kerala State Awards 2016: full list of winners...". Zee News. 7 March 2016. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  6. ^ "I never felt I was inferior and that empowered me: Vinayakan". The Times of India. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  7. ^ VS, Goutham (21 May 2016). "Dulquer Salmaan shines in a raw and realistic cut into the brutally buried history of Dalits". The Indian Express. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Kammatti Paadam Movie Review". India Glitz. 21 May 2016. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  9. ^ "Vinayakan was not in the final four for Best Actor". The Times of India. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  10. ^ NAFA 2017 for Outstanding performance
  11. ^ "Vinayakan to do composing, choreography". 10 March 2017. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  12. ^ "Vinayakan is Ayyappan in 'Ee Ma Yau'". The Times of India. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  13. ^ "Model Mruduladevi raises sexual misconduct allegation against Vinayakan". Mathrubhumi. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  14. ^ "Actor Vinayakan booked for 'abusing' woman activist". OnManorama. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  15. ^ Daily, Keralakaumudi. "Many men have no understanding when it comes to dealing with women: Sajitha Madathil". Keralakaumudi Daily. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  16. ^ "Malayalam Actor Vinayakan Accused of Abusing Woman Activist Gets Bail". News 18. 20 June 2019. Retrieved 3 July 2019.
  17. ^ "Malayalam actor Vinayakan booked for verbally abusing woman activist". India Today. 15 June 2019. Retrieved 3 July 2019.

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