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

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Age: 38 Years
Wife: Nayanthara
Marriage Date: 9 June 2022

Vignesh Shivan

Other name(s)• Vignesh Shivn [1]Hindustan Times
• Vignesh ShivN [2]Facebook
Nickname Vicky [3]SIIMA YouTube
Profession(s)• Director
• Actor
• Lyricist
• Writer
• Producer
Famous ForBeing the fiance of Nayanthara
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
DebutAs an Actor: Sivi (2007) (Tamil) as Krishna's friend

As a Film Director and Writer: Podaa Podi (2012) (Tamil)
Podaa Podi

As a Film Producer: Netrikann (2021) (Tamil)

As a Distributor: Rocky (2021) (Tamil)

As a Lyricist: 'Hare Rama Hare Krishna' for the Tamil film Podaa Podi
Awards• SIIMA Award for Best Lyricist in 2019
Vignesh Shivan with his SIIMA Award

• Behindwoods Gold Mic Music Award in 2019
Vignesh Shivan with his Behindwoods Gold Mic Music Award
Personal Life
Date of Birth18 September 1985 (Wednesday)
Age (as of 2023)38 Years
BirthplaceChennai, Tamil Nadu
Zodiac signVirgo
HometownChennai, Tamil Nadu
SchoolSanthome Higher Secondary School in Mylapore, Chennai
Controversies• In 2022, an FIR was lodged against Vignesh Shivan and Nayanthara for promoting rowdies through their production company, Rowdy Pictures. [4]IndiaGlitz

• In 2022, a complaint was registered against his production company when Vignesh used firecrackers to celebrate the announcement of his next film AK 62. [5]Times of India

• After Nayanthara and Vignesh Shivan announced that they have become parents to twin boys on 9 October 2022, some reports claimed that they concealed that the babies were conceived through surrogacy, and it was also doubted whether procedures stipulated by the Indian surrogacy laws were followed by the couple or not. During a press conference, Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian said that an inquiry will be conducted for the same. He said, "The surrogacy itself is subjected to a lot of debates. But, the law allows individuals to involve in surrogacy if they are above 21 years and below 36 years of age, with the approval of the family." [6]The Indian Express
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date9 June 2022
Nayanthara and Vignesh Shivan's wedding photo
Marriage PlaceA resort in Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu
Vignesh Shivan with Nayanthara
ChildrenOn 9 October 2022, Nayanthara and Vignesh Shivan announced that they have become parents to twin boys. [7]The Indian Express
ParentsFather- Late Sivakozhundhu (Superintendent of Police)
Mother- Meena Kumari (retired inspector in Vadapalani police station)
Vignesh Shivan with his mother
SiblingsBrother- Not Known
Sister- Aishwarya
Vignesh Shivan with his mother and sister
CricketerMahendra Singh Dhoni
IPL team CSK
FilmmakerQuentin Tarantino
SingerA. R. Rahman

Vignesh Shivan

Some Lesser Known Facts About Vignesh Shivan

  • Vignesh Shivan is an Indian director, actor, lyricist, writer, and producer who works in Tamil cinema. He is engaged to South Indian actress Nayanthara.
  • He started his career with a short film, Podaa Podi, as a director, writer, and actor. Reportedly, it took him four years to complete the film.
  • In 2012, he directed a Tamil song, The Love Anthem. Later, he directed many Tamil songs including Chancey Illa (2014) and Enakenna Yaarum Illaye (2015).
  • In 2013, he wrote the Tamil song ‘Engadi Poranthae’ for the film Vanakkam Chennai.
  • In 2014, he did a cameo in the Tamil film Velaiyilla Pattathari; he appeared as an engineer in the film.
  • In 2015, he wrote and directed the Tamil film Naanum Rowdydhaan in which Vijay Sethupathi and Nayanthara appeared in lead roles; Vignesh Shivan received the Best Director Award at SIIMA Awards for the film.
  • Later, he wrote and directed many Tamil films such as Thaanaa Serndha Koottam (2018), Paava Kadhaigal (2020), and Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal (2022).
  • In 2018, he appeared on the cover of Galatta Cinema magazine.

    Vignesh Shivan on the cover of Galatta Cinema magazine

    Vignesh Shivan on the cover of Galatta Cinema magazine

  • He considers Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni his role model.

    Vignesh Shivan's Instagram post about his role model MS Dhoni

    Vignesh Shivan’s Instagram post about his role model MS Dhoni

  • Vignesh Shivan and Nayanthara together run a production company, Rowdy Pictures Pvt. Ltd.
  • In 2021, he got engaged to his girlfriend Nayanthara in a private ceremony. Later, Nayanthara talked about her engagement and wedding plans. She said,

    It was my engagement ring. We are private people so we didn’t want to have a grand ceremony. When we decide to get married, we will definitely inform our fans. Our engagement happened in the presence of our immediate family members. We haven’t decided on our wedding yet.”