Vineeth Radhakrishnan (born 23 August 1969) is an Indian film actor, classical dancer, voice artist and choreographer who primarily works in Malayalam and Tamil language films. He has also starred in a few Telugu, Kannada and Hindi language films.He has won several awards including 2 Kerala State Film Awards,Kalaimamani from Government of Tamil Nadu and Filmfare Award.
Vineeth in 2008
23 August 1969
|Years active||1985 – present|
Vineeth was born to K. T. Radhakrishnan and P. K. Shanthakumari on 23 August 1969 at Thalassery in Kannur district of North Kerala. He has a sister, Kavitha Dinesh. He studied at Good Shepherd International School, Ooty and St Joseph's Higher Secondary School, Thalassery. He pursued bachelors in commerce from The New College in 1991.
Vineeth is the nephew of Ramachandran Nair, the husband of actress Padmini of the Travancore sisters. His aunt, Padmini and her sister, Ragini convinced his parents to send him to dancing school. Vineeth is also a cousin of the film actress Shobana, Krishna and relative of Arun Kumar, actress Sukumari and Ambika Sukumaran.
He learned Bharathanatyam at the age of six. He caught the public eye by winning several prizes in the Bharatanatyam dance form while studying in school, including winning the first prize at the Kerala State Youth festival for four years in a row and winning the top prize of "Kalaprathibha" in 1986.
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Vineeth entered the film industry with the I. V. Sasi film Idanilangal in 1985. It was, however, with his second film Nakhakshathangal in 1986, that he caught the public eye in films. His dancing skills were prominently displayed in several films as well.
He has acted in several well received films since, in all the South Indian languages. In spite of his success in films, he still considers dance as his first love and is undergoing advanced training in Bharatanatyam and participates in several dance programs all over the world as well as the Surya Dance Festival.
Awards and nominationsEdit
- 1986 - Kalaprathibha - Kerala School Kalolsavam
- 1992 - Best New Face award by Film Fan's Association in Tamil Nadu for Aavarampoo
- 1992 - Kerala Film Critics Association Awards Second Best Actor award for Daivathinte Vikrithikal and Sargam
- 1993 - Supporting Actor award by Film Fan's Association in Tamil Nadu for Jathi Malli and Pudhiya Mugam
- 2006 - Yuvakala Bharathi award - Bharath Kalachar
- 2009 - Kalaimamani Award from Government of Tamil Nadu
- 2013 - Asiavision Awards for Best Supporting Actor
- 2016 - Kerala State Film Award for Best Choreography - Kambhoji for the song "Chenthar Nermukhi"
- 2013 - Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Malayalam - Nominated for Bavuttiyude Namathil
- 2020 - Kerala State Film Award for Best Dubbing Artist - Lucifer (dubbed for Vivek Oberoi), Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham (dubbed for Arjun Sarja)
Films in MalayalamEdit
|2015||Njan Samvidhanam Cheyum||Malayalam|
|2015||100 Days of Love||S. P. Pillai||Malayalam|
|2013||Breaking News Live||Deepak||Malayalam|
|2009||2 Harihar Nagar||Shyam Sundhar||Malayalam|
|2005||Alice in Wonderland||Victor Joseph||Malayalam|
|2004||Perumazhakkalam||Raghu Rama Iyer||Malayalam||Guest Appearance|
|2000||Darling Darling||Subash Chandra Bose/ Kochu Kurup / Aniyankutty (fake identity)||Malayalam|
|1996||Kala Pani||G S Sethu||Malayalam||Dubbed in Tamil as Sirai Chaalai|
|1995||Thacholi Varghese Chekavar||Shyam||Malayalam|
|1994||Daivathinte Vikrithikal||Landlord's son||Malayalam|
|1993||Kanyakumariyil Oru Kavitha||Vishnu||Malayalam|
|1992||Sargam||Haridas||Malayalam||Kerala State Film Critics Association Second Best Actor Award)|
|1992||Kamaladalam||Somashekharanunni (Malavika's lover)||Malayalam|
|1992||Daivathinte Vikrithikal||Son of Landlord||Malayalam||Kerala State Film Critics Association Second Best Actor Award|
|1990||Aaram Vardil Aabhyanthara Kalaham||Malayalam|
|1990||Lal Salam (1990 film)||Malayalam|
|1988||Oru Muthassi Katha||Chanthu||Malayalam|
|1986||Idanazhiyil Oru Kaalocha||Ananth||Malayalam|
|1986||Namukku Parkkan Munthiri Thoppukal||Antony||Malayalam|
Others language filmsEdit
|2021||Rang De||TBA||Telugu||Post production|
|2019||Sarvam Thaala Mayam||Mani||Tamil|
|2011||Queens! Destiny Of Dance||Mukta||Hindi|
|2007||Bhool Bhulaiyaa||Sharad Pradhan/Shashidhar||Hindi|
|2005||Chandramukhi||Viswanathan & Gunashekaran||Tamil|
|2003||Priyamana Thozhi||Michael Dsouza||Tamil|
|2003||Maa Baapu Bommaki Pellanta||Krishnamoorthy||Telugu||Cameo appearance|
|2002||Bokshu, the Myth||English||Indian English film|
|2002||Lahiri Lahiri Lahirilo||Srinivasa Naidu||Telugu|
|1998||W/o V. Vara Prasad||Varaprasad||Telugu|
|1998||Kanasalu Neene Manasalu Neene||Kannada|
|1997||Daud: Fun on the Run||Inspector Sri||Hindi|
|1997||Evandi Pelli Chesukondi||Vijay||Telugu|
Prema desam (Telugu)
anand (in Telugu)
|Tamil & Telugu|
|1993||Pudhiya Mugam||Raja Rajeswaran "Raja (father) and (son) Hari (dual role)||Tamil|
|1992||Aavarampoo (Tamil debut)||Sakkarai||Tamil||Best New Face Awarded from the Film Fan's Association in Tamil Nadu|
|2019||Lucifer||Vivek Oberoi||Bimal Nair / Bobby||Won: Kerala State Film Award for Best Dubbing Artist|
|2020||Big Brother||Arbaaz Khan||Vedantham IPS|
|2020||Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham||Arjun Sarja||Ananthan||Won: Kerala State Film Award for Best Dubbing Artist|
- Former Students. St Joseph's Higher Secondary School, Thalassery
- A Complete Online Malayalam Cinema News Portal Archived 17 January 2016 at the Wayback Machine. Cinidiary. Retrieved on 21 October 2015.
- "ലാലേട്ടന് എന്റെ ഗുരുവാണ് -വിനീത്". mangalam.com. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
- Rediff On The Net, Movies: Winning, vulnerable Vineeth Archived 3 April 2008 at the Wayback Machine. Rediff.com (16 October 1997). Retrieved on 26 February 2012.
- Top 100 Handsome Indian Men – Vineeth Archived 31 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine. Webindia123.com. Retrieved on 26 February 2012.
- Success, at last! Archived 5 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine. The Hindu (13 October 2003). Retrieved on 26 February 2012.
- "Vineeth ties nuptial knot". Archived from the original on 11 November 2005. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
- VM Sathish. "Mammotty, Kavya Madhavan bag Asiavision awards". Emirates 24-7. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
- Young, Deborah (13 June 2006). "Bokshu, The Myth". Variety. Archived from the original on 28 January 2018. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
- Warrier, Shobha (22 May 2002). "Why can't an Indian make a film in English?". Rediff.com. Archived from the original on 4 March 2003. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
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- Interview with Vineeth: varnachitram » Blog Archive » Interview with Vineeth