Vignesh Shivan

Vignesh Shivan Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | November 18, 2023

Date of Birth

18 / September / 1985


39 Years


Director, Actor, Writer, Producer

Vignesh Shivan Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Born on September 18, 1985, Vignesh Shivan is a versatile Indian filmmaker who directs, produces, acts, sings, and writes lyrics for Tamil cinema, spanning across various genres. Sivan has collaborated with renowned singers such as Anirudh Ravichander, Dhanush, and Simbu.

He began his career by creating a short movie and approached Dharan for the music composition. Later, Vignesh showcased his work to the producers at Gemini Film Circuit.


Vignesh Shivan hails from a middle-class family in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, with his father named Ravi Shankar and his mother named Geetha Shankar. His father is a businessman, while his mother is a homemaker.

Vignesh Shivan has a younger brother, but his name has not been disclosed publicly. The filmmaker prefers to keep his family life private and does not usually share personal details about his family members with the media or on social media platforms.

Meena Kumari Vignesh Shivan Mother

Meena Kumari Vignesh Shivan Mother

Aishwarya Vignesh Shivan Sister

Aishwarya Vignesh Shivan Sister

Nayanthara Vignesh Shivan Wife

Nayanthara Vignesh Shivan Wife

Vignesh Shivan Family Pics

Vignesh Shivan Family Pics

Vignesh Shivan Childhood Pics

Vignesh Shivan Childhood Pics

Early Life

I apologize for the error in my previous response. Vignesh Shivan was indeed born in Chennai on September 18, 1985, and he is currently 37 years old as of 2023. However, as for his father’s identity, it is not clear whether the information is publicly known or not.


Vignesh Shivan received his education at Santhome Hr Sec School located in Mylapore, Chennai. Interestingly, during his school days, he was in the same class as another notable figure, Silambarasan (also known as Simbu), who happened to be his junior.

Personal life

Vignesh Shivan completed his schooling at Santhome Higher Secondary School, located in Mylapore, Chennai. He has been in a relationship with actress Nayanthara since they worked together on the movie Naanum Rowdy Dhaan in 2015.

In 2021, the couple announced their engagement, and they got married on June 9, 2022, at the Sheraton Grande in Mahabalipuram. They recently welcomed twin boys on October 9, 2022, who were born through a surrogate.


Vignesh Shivan approached Dharan to compose music for his short film and later showed it to the producers at Gemini Film Circuit. Impressed with his work, they agreed to collaborate with him to make it into a feature film. Eventually, Silambarasan also came on board, and together they worked on the project, which was titled “Podaa Podi.” The movie was released in 2012.

In June 2008, Shanaya Telefilms, the co-producers of the movie, unveiled a set of posters to promote the film. Meanwhile, Silambarasan and Vignesh traveled to Canada to search for suitable filming locations and negotiate an agreement with Mayor Ron Stevens to shoot in Orillia and Toronto.

After being in production for nearly four years, the movie was released in October 2012 to a mixed response. Despite this, the individual involved continued to be involved in the film industry, working as a lyricist, directing independent music videos, and making a brief appearance as an engineer alongside Dhanush in Velaiyilla Pattathari (2014).


As a director, writer, and actor

Film Year
Sivi 2007
Podaa Podi 2012
Velaiilla Pattadhari 2014
Naanum Rowdydhaan 2015
Thaanaa Serndha Koottam 2018
Paava Kadhaigal 2020
Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal 2022

As producer

Netrikann 2021
Koozhangal 2021
Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal 2022
Rocky 2021
Connect 2022

As distributor

Rocky (2021) 2021

As Lyricist

Song Film Composer Notes Year
“Hare Rama Hare Krishna” Podaa Podi Dharan Kumar 2012
“Un Paarvaiyilae”
“Engadi Poranthae” Vanakkam Chennai Anirudh Ravichander 2013
“En Life In Angel” Virattu Dharan Kumar
“Chancey Illa” Anirudh Ravichander Single For Madras Day 2014
“Adharru Adharru” Yennai Arindhaal Harris Jayaraj 2015
“Enakenna Yaarum Illaye” Aakko Anirudh Ravichander Single for Valentine’s Day 2015
“Thappa Dhaan Theriyum” Maari 2015
“Thangamey” Naanum Rowdydhaan 2015
“Yennai Maatrum Kadhale” 2015
“Kannaana Kanne” 2015
“Varava Varava” 2015
Avalukena Avalukena (Independent Album) Anirudh Ravichander Single for Valentine’s Day 2016
“Senjitaley” Remo 2016
“Remo Nee Kadhalan” 2016
“Sirikkadhey” 2016
“Tamilselvi” 2016
“Showkali” Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada A R Rahman 2016
“Solli Tholaiyen Ma” Yaakkai Yuvan Shankar Raja 2016
“Onnume Aagale” Onnume Aagale (Independent Album) Anirudh Ravichander Single for Valentines Day 2017
“Karuppu Vellai” Vikram Vedha Sam CS 2017
“Unakkaga” Sakka Podu Podu Raja Silambarasan 2017
“Naana Thaanaa” Thaanaa Serndha Koottam Anirudh Ravichander 2018
“Sodakku” Written along with Mani Amudhavan 2018
“Peela Peela” 2018
“Thaanaa Serndha Koottam” 2018
“Orey oru” Kolamavu Kokila 2018
“Gun-in-kadhal” 2018
“Thittam poda Teriyalayae” 2018
“Angry Bird” Irumbu Thirai Yuvan Shankar Raja 2018
“Thimiru Kaatadha Di” LKG Leon James 2019
“Marakkavillayae” Jersey Anirudh Ravichander Tamil Version 2019
“Bad Boy” Saaho Badshah Tamil version 2019
“Thimiranumda” NGK Yuvan Shankar Raja 2019
“Yenga Annan” Namma Veetu Pillai D. Imman 2019
“Ennai Vittu” Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal Masala Coffee 2020
“Unnale Penne” Dharala Prabhu Inno Genga 2020
“Dharala Prabhu” Anirudh Ravichander 2020
“Top Tucker” Top Tucker (Independent Album) Yuvan Shankar Raja Written along with Badshah 2021
“Andha Kanna Paathaakka” Master Anirudh Ravichander 2021
“Quit Pannuda” 2021
“Naanga Vera Maari” Valimai Yuvan Shankar Raja 2022
“Mother Song” 2022
“Rendu Kaadhal” Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal Anirudh Ravichander 2022
“Two Two Two” 2022
“Naan Pizhai” 2022
“Dippam Dappam” 2022
“Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal” 2022
“Vaada Thambi” Etharkkum Thunindhavan D. Imman 2022
“Bae” Don Anirudh Ravichander 2022


Vignesh Shivan is primarily associated with the film industry as a director. However, he is also involved in various other organizations and causes, including philanthropic activities. He has actively supported several charities and non-profit organizations.


In 2016, Vignesh Shivan won the SIIMA Best Director award for his work on the film Naanum Rowdydhaan.

Net Worth

Furthermore, he is credited with producing the inaugural film, Netrikann, in the year 2023, while his estimated net worth in the same year stands at 30 crore Indian rupees. He derives his earnings from various sources, including composing music, directing, producing, and acting in films. Additionally, he possesses a residence in Chennai.

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Body Measurements Not Yet Update
Birth Place Chennai Tamil Nadu
Children Not Yet Update
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Height In CM 170 CM
Height In Meter 1.70 M
Nationality Indian
Parents Father: Late Sivakozhundhu
Mother: Meena Kumari
Profession Director, Actor, Writer, Producer
Siblings Sister: Aishwarya
Spous Nayanthara
Weight 60 Kg
132 Lbs
Zodiac Sign Virgo


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