Vishal Krishna
Vishal Krishna

Vishal Krishna

Vishal Krishna is an Indian famous Film Actor as well as Producer. He is the son of famous film producer G. Krishna Reddy.

Biography

Full Name Vishal Krishna Reddy
Date of Birth 29 August 1977
Age 46 years
Birth Place Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac Sign Virgo
School Don Bosco Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Chennai
College Loyola College, Chennai
Education Qualification Graduation in Visual Communications
Marital Status Engaged to Anisha All

Family

Father Name G. K. Reddy
Mother Janaki Devi
Brother Vikram Krishna (Film Producer & Actor)
Sister Aishwarya Vishal Krishna family photo

Girlfriends, Affairs and Marriage

Spouse Anisha Alla (engaged) vishal krishna engagement photo
Ex-girlfriends Lakshmi Menon (Rumored) Varalaxmi Sarathkumar

Physical Apperances

Height 6’1 feet
Chest 42 inches
Waist 38 inches
Biceps 14 inches
Shoe Size 10 inches
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black

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Vishal Krishna Reddy (born 29 August 1977), professionally known as Vishal, is an Indian actor and producer who works in Tamil films. Born to film producer G. K. Reddy, Vishal is known for his roles in action films. He also produces films under his production company, Vishal Film Factory. Vishal was conferred with the Kalaimamani award in 2006, for his contributions to Tamil cinema.Vishal 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 acting in the action films Sandakozhi, Thimiru, Thaamirabharani and Malaikottai. Vishal chose to create his own production studio and has since produced and worked on Pandiya Naadu (2013), Naan Sigappu Manithan (2014) and Poojai (2014).

Early life and family

Vishal Krishna Reddy was born into a Telugu family to G. K. Reddy and Janaki Devi on 29 August 1975 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. His father was a businessman and a film producer for Telugu and Tamil films. His family is 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 obtained his secondary education from Don Bosco Matriculation Higher Secondary School before securing a degree in visual communications from Loyola College, Chennai.

Early life and education

Vishal Krishna Reddy was born on 29 August 1977 into a Telugu-speaking family in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. His father, G. K. Reddy, is a businessman and a film producer in Telugu and Tamil films. His elder brother, Vikram Krishna, is also an actor and producer who has produced several of Vishal's films. His family hails from Nellore, Andhra Pradesh.Vishal did his schooling at Don Bosco Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Chennai. He then graduated in visual communications from the Loyola College, Chennai. His family hails from Nellore, Andhra Pradesh.Vishal did his schooling at Don Bosco Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Chennai. He then graduated in visual communications from the Loyola College, Chennai.

Acting career

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". His next film was ''Sandakozhi'' (2005) with N. Linguswamy, who had previously worked with his father's production house as an assistant director. Vishal was described to have "improved from his ''Chellamae'' days" and "clicked as an action hero". Film journalists stated that he was "the fastest rising action hero" of the time. After a cameo as himself in Sasi's ''Dishyum'' (2006), he went on to appear in Tarun Gopi's action film ''Thimiru'' (2006). The film opened to mixed reviews with Vishal being praised for his intense performance with a critic calling his performance "the film's only strength and, to an extent, making up for the weak script and poor characterisation". The film became Vishal's third consecutive commercial success, and he began to emerge in Tamil films. His next film was released in January 2007, Hari's multi-starring family action drama ''Thaamirabharani'' (2007) and the film went on to gain considerable box office success, carrying good reports amidst other big budget releases. Later in the year, he appeared in Boopathy Pandian's ''Malaikottai'' (2007), a comedy entertainer. In his first full-length comic role, Vishal received mixed feedback for his portrayal from critics, with Rediff stating that he is "a far cry from the rather endearing young man in Sandakozhi", whilst describing his performance as "cringe-able". ''Behindwoods'' stated it is an "Average masala-mix entertainer". The film took a large opening and was declared a blockbuster, featuring in the top 10 at ''Behindwoods'' box office. In the year 2008, for the first time, Vishal portrayed a police officer in ''Sathyam'', which became a commercial failure at the box office. Then both his films ''Thoranai'' (2009) and ''Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai'' (2010) were just average grossers. Additionally, the box-office duds, ''Sathyam'' and ''Thoranai'', both of which were bilingual in Tamil and Telugu, failed to establish his popularity in Telugu cinema.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 the 2013 film ''Samar'', Vishal played a forest trek guide. ''Behindwoods'' stated that he "rocks in the action sequences". Following a cameo role in ''Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru'', he starred in the action films ''Pattathu Yaanai'' and ''Pandiya Naadu''. The latter was Vishal's debut production venture, while the former was the film debut of Aishwarya Arjun, the daughter of Arjun Sarja. Vishal opted to produce and collaborate with Thiru for a third venture ''Naan Sigappu Manithan'' (2014), a revenge drama, in which his character had narcolepsy. To prepare for the lead role, Vishal read up and studied real life case studies of people with the disorder, citing that there were no references from cinema which he could watch and learn. Then he had acted under director Hari for the second time in ''Poojai'' (2014), which did somewhat good business at the box office. In 2015, he acted two films, namely, ''Aambala'' and ''Paayum Puli''.In 2016, he appeared in three movies; ''Kathakali'', ''Marudhu'' and ''Kaththi Sandai''. The first two were 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. In September 2017, Vishal played a detective in ''Thupparivaalan'' directed by Mysskin which was loosely based on the British writer Arthur Conan Doyle's detective character, Sherlock Holmes. The film was a commercial success and was appreciated by audiences and critics. In 2018, Vishal had two major releases. The first one was ''Irumbu Thirai'' directed by newcomer P. S. Mithran which released in May 2018. And second was ''Sandakozhi 2'' released in October 2018 was written and directed by N. Linguswamy. A sequel to the successful ''Sandakozhi'' (2005), the film stars Vishal in his 25th film. The film turned out to be an average grosser. In 2019, he did one movie titled ''Action'' directed by Sundar C. The film received mixed reviews and was a box office failure. In 2021, he acted in the action thriller ''Chakra'' directed my newcomer M.S Anandan. The film which released on 19 February, received mixed reviews from critics and audience. His movies, Enemy (2021 film), Veeramae Vaagai Soodum and Laththi opened to mixed reviews from critics and became commercial failures. However, his next film, Mark Antony received positive reviews from critics and audience and became a box office success which was a comeback for Vishal after string of failures. It was Vishal's highest grossing film in his career worldwide, surpassing Irumbu Thirai and his first film to gross 100 crore worldwide.He was elected as ''President'' of Tamil Film Producers Council election, which was held on 2 April 2017. Apart from this, Vishal is also a staunch advocate against online piracy since 2014, having started an anti-piracy cell.He made his television début in October 2018 as a host of ''Sun Naam Oruvar'', a talk show airing on Sun TV.

2004–2011

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". His next film was ''Sandakozhi'' (2005) with N. Linguswamy, who had previously worked with his father's production house as an assistant director. Vishal was described to have "improved from his ''Chellamae'' days" and "clicked as an action hero". Film journalists stated that he was "the fastest rising action hero" of the time. After a cameo as himself in Sasi's ''Dishyum'' (2006), he went on to appear in Tarun Gopi's action film ''Thimiru'' (2006). The film opened to mixed reviews with Vishal being praised for his intense performance with a critic calling his performance "the film's only strength and, to an extent, making up for the weak script and poor characterisation". The film became Vishal's third consecutive commercial success, and he began to emerge in Tamil films. His next film was released in January 2007, Hari's multi-starring family action drama ''Thaamirabharani'' (2007) and the film went on to gain considerable box office success, carrying good reports amidst other big budget releases. Later in the year, he appeared in Boopathy Pandian's ''Malaikottai'' (2007), a comedy entertainer. In his first full-length comic role, Vishal received mixed feedback for his portrayal from critics, with Rediff stating that he is "a far cry from the rather endearing young man in Sandakozhi", whilst describing his performance as "cringe-able". ''Behindwoods'' stated it is an "Average masala-mix entertainer". The film took a large opening and was declared a blockbuster, featuring in the top 10 at ''Behindwoods'' box office. In the year 2008, for the first time, Vishal portrayed a police officer in ''Sathyam'', which became a commercial failure at the box office. Then both his films ''Thoranai'' (2009) and ''Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai'' (2010) were just average grossers. Additionally, the box-office duds, ''Sathyam'' and ''Thoranai'', both of which were bilingual in Tamil and Telugu, failed to establish his popularity in Telugu cinema.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.

2013–present

In the 2013 film ''Samar'', Vishal played a forest trek guide. ''Behindwoods'' stated that he "rocks in the action sequences". Following a cameo role in ''Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru'', he starred in the action films ''Pattathu Yaanai'' and ''Pandiya Naadu''. The latter was Vishal's debut production venture, while the former was the film debut of Aishwarya Arjun, the daughter of Arjun Sarja. Vishal opted to produce and collaborate with Thiru for a third venture ''Naan Sigappu Manithan'' (2014), a revenge drama, in which his character had narcolepsy. To prepare for the lead role, Vishal read up and studied real life case studies of people with the disorder, citing that there were no references from cinema which he could watch and learn. Then he had acted under director Hari for the second time in ''Poojai'' (2014), which did somewhat good business at the box office. In 2015, he acted two films, namely, ''Aambala'' and ''Paayum Puli''.In 2016, he appeared in three movies; ''Kathakali'', ''Marudhu'' and ''Kaththi Sandai''. The first two were 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. In September 2017, Vishal played a detective in ''Thupparivaalan'' directed by Mysskin which was loosely based on the British writer Arthur Conan Doyle's detective character, Sherlock Holmes. The film was a commercial success and was appreciated by audiences and critics. In 2018, Vishal had two major releases. The first one was ''Irumbu Thirai'' directed by newcomer P. S. Mithran which released in May 2018. And second was ''Sandakozhi 2'' released in October 2018 was written and directed by N. Linguswamy. A sequel to the successful ''Sandakozhi'' (2005), the film stars Vishal in his 25th film. The film turned out to be an average grosser. In 2019, he did one movie titled ''Action'' directed by Sundar C. The film received mixed reviews and was a box office failure. In 2021, he acted in the action thriller ''Chakra'' directed my newcomer M.S Anandan. The film which released on 19 February, received mixed reviews from critics and audience. His movies, Enemy (2021 film), Veeramae Vaagai Soodum and Laththi opened to mixed reviews from critics and became commercial failures. However, his next film, Mark Antony received positive reviews from critics and audience and became a box office success which was a comeback for Vishal after string of failures. It was Vishal's highest grossing film in his career worldwide, surpassing Irumbu Thirai and his first film to gross 100 crore worldwide.

Tamil Film Producers Council (2017–present)

He was elected as ''President'' of Tamil Film Producers Council election, which was held on 2 April 2017. Apart from this, Vishal is also a staunch advocate against online piracy since 2014, having started an anti-piracy cell.

Political career

Vishal filed his nomination as an independent candidate for the by-poll to Radhakrishnan Nagar constituency in Chennai, which fell vacant following Jayalalithaa's death in December 2017. But his nomination was rejected.

Other work

Vishal made his debut as a playback singer in Madha Gaja Raja, an unreleased film directed by Sundar C.In 2013, Vishal started his own production house named Vishal Film Factory.Vishal made his debut as a playback singer in Madha Gaja Raja, an unreleased film directed by Sundar C.In 2013, Vishal started his own production house named Vishal Film Factory. He has produces and distributed a number of films under the banner and has also acted in all of them. Some of these films include, ''Pandiya Naadu'' (2013), ''Kathakali'' (2016), ''Thupparivaalan'' (2017), ''Irumbu Thirai'' (2018) and ''Veerame Vaagai Soodum'' (2022). For ''Pandiya Naadu'', he won SIIMA Best Debutant Producer Award.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 as President of Tamil Film Producers Council.Vishal was arrested by police in December 2018 when he tried to enter the Tamil Film Producers Council in T. Nagar, Chennai, by trying to break the lock. The council was locked by film producers alleging that Vishal failed to fulfil his promises during the elections in 2017.

Controversy

Vishal was arrested by police in December 2018 when he tried to enter the Tamil Film Producers Council in T. Nagar, Chennai, by trying to break the lock. The council was locked by film producers alleging that Vishal failed to fulfil his promises during the elections in 2017.

Playback singing

Vishal made his debut as a playback singer in Madha Gaja Raja, an unreleased film directed by Sundar C, crapping up for the song My Dear Loveru.
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