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Nelson Dilipkumar Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Wife: Monisha Nelson
Age: 39 Years
Hometown: Chennai

Nelson Dilipkumar

Bio/Wiki
Other name(s)Nelson
Profession(s)• Director
• Screenplay Writer
• Story Writer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 8”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Career
DebutFilm: Kolamaavu Kokila (2018)
Poster of Nelson Dilipkumar's debut film, Kolamaavu Kokila
Awards• Galatta Most Entertaining Film by a Debutant Award in 2018
• Best Debut Director Award at Provoke Awards 3.0 in 2019
Nelson Dilipkumar with Best Debut Director Award
• Best Debut Director Award at the 8th South Indian International Movie Awards in 2019
• Best Screenplay Award at the Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards in 2019
Personal Life
Date of Birth21 June 1984 (Thursday)
Age (as of 2023)39 Years
BirthplaceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac signCancer
NationalityIndian
HometownChennai
College/UniversityThe New College, Chennai
Educational QualificationGraduation in visual communication
ReligionChristianity
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Family
Wife/SpouseMonisha Nelson
Nelson Dilipkumar with his wife, Monisha Nelson
ChildrenSon- Advik (Born on 17 July 2015)
Nelson Dilipkumar with his son, Advik
ParentsHis father died on 26 November 2018.
Style Quotient
Car Collection Porsche
Nelson Dilipkumar while receiving a Porsche car as a gift from Kalanithi Maran
Note: In September 2023, Kalanithi Maran, the chairman of Sun Pictures production house, celebrated the success of the film 'Jailer' by presenting Nelson with a Porsche car as a gift. He also gave a cheque to Nelson.

Nelson Dilipkumar

Some Lesser Known Facts About Nelson Dilipkumar

  • Nelson Dilipkumar is a Tamil director, story, and screenplay writer who has made many successful films in his career.
  • After school, he wanted to study medicine or engineering, but his dad said he had to do engineering at a good college or study visual communication. He got 80% in 12th grade, so he chose visual communication at The New College, Chennai and later entered the Tamil entertainment field.
  • He began as an assistant screenplay writer for Vijay TV, which later became Star Vijay. Then, he became a Program Director for various TV shows.

    Nelson Dilipkumar (wearing black) during his early days in Tamil entertainment industry

    Nelson Dilipkumar (wearing black) during his early days in the Tamil entertainment industry

  • In 2018, he started his work as a film director and writer with Nayanthara in the main role of his debut film ‘Kolamaavu Kokila.’ He got this chance with the help of his friend, Anirudh Ravichander.

    Nelson Dilipkumar (fourth from right) during the shoot of his debut film

    Nelson Dilipkumar (fourth from right) during the shoot of his debut film

  • Later, he made successful Tamil films like ‘Doctor’ in 2021, which had Sivakarthikeyan and Priyanka Arul Mohan, ‘Beast’ in 2022, featuring Vijay and Pooja Hegde, and ‘Jailer‘ in 2023, starring Rajinikanth and Suniel Shetty. Around May 2023, there were discussions that he might make a movie with Dhanush as the lead, after finishing ‘Jailer.’

    Nelson Dilipkumar with Rajinikanth (right)

    Nelson Dilipkumar with Rajinikanth (right)

  • He briefly appeared in his film ‘Beast,’ in the song ‘Jolly O Gymkhana.’

  • Nelson keeps his personal life private and doesn’t often share family photos on social media.
  • He was set to start directing in 2010 with the Tamil film ‘Vettai Mannan,’ but the film got cancelled.
  • He likes sports and watches cricket and football during his leisure time.

    Nelson Dilipkumar with MS Dhoni (left) and Vijay (right)

    Nelson Dilipkumar with MS Dhoni (left) and Vijay (right)

  • Nelson admires Korean movie direction. His favourite director is American director, Steven Spielberg, and he once had Spielberg’s picture as his phone wallpaper.

  • Nelson usually gets praised by critics and famous people for his directing and writing; however, after the release of the film ‘Beast’ in 2022, SA Chandrasekhar, Vijay‘s father, criticized Nelson’s screenplay. [1]Hindustan Times
  • Nelson was reported to become the highest-paid director in 2023. Following the release of the film ‘Jailer,’ film trade analyst and columnist Manobala Vijayabalan reported that Nelson had received an advance payment of Rs. 55 crores for the film. Following this, sources indicated that if Vijayabalan’s reported amount was accurate, Nelson would become the highest-paid director in the industry upon receiving the full payment. [2]DNA

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