Vishal Krishna, popularly known as Vishal, is a prominent actor and producer in Kollywood. Best known for his works in Tamil cinema, his films were usually dubbed into his native language Telugu. He is the general secretary of the Nadigar Sangam and also the president of Tamil Film producer Council.
Take a look at his biography to know about his childhood, acting career, personal life, family, height, weight, vital stats, achievements, net worth and fun facts.
Birthday / Date of Birth
He was born on August 40, 1977 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
He is currently 40 years old.
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
He went to Don Bosco Matriculation Higher Secondary School. He was then enrolled to Visual Communications with the Loyola College in Chennai.
Indian / Asian (Teulgu)
- Father – G. K. Reddy (Film producer)
- Mother – Janaki Devi
- Siblings – Vikram Krishna (Elder Brother) (Producer, Actor), Aishwarya (Younger Sister)
- Relatives – Sriya Reddy (Sister-in-law)
Vishal was rumored to be dating Varalaxmi Sarathkumar in the past, however nothing came out from their relationship.
- In feet – 6 feet 1 inch
- In centimeters – 185 cm
- In meters – 1.85 m
- In Kilograms – 78 kg
- In Pounds – 171 lbs
- Measurements – 44-14.5-34
- Chest – 44 inches
- Biceps – 14.5 inches
- Waist – 34 inches
He wears a shoe of size 10 (US).
As a child artist, he made his onscreen debut with the 1989 film Jadikketha Moodi as a dancer.
Vishal first appeared in 2004 Tamil film Chellamae.
He hasn’t appeared in television series, however, as a part of film promotions, he has appeared in several promotional talk shows.
Vishal Net worth
Vishal has a net worth of $12 million dollars as of 2017. He receives somewhere between 6-8 crore per film as remuneration and also makes bug from his production venture, Vishal Film Factory. He is one of the highest paid actors in South Indian film industry who is often acclaimed for his controversies.
He owns a large fleet of exotic cars including a BMW 5 Series, a Jaguar XJ, a Honda CRR-V, and a Rolls Royce Phantom. The actor lives in a luxury house along with his parents in Anna Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. He also owns a posh flat where he parties with his friends.
- Favorite Actor – Rajinikanth, Prakash Raj
- Favorite Actress – Sridevi, Simran
- Favorite Food – Biryani, Seafood
- Favorite Musicians – Ilaiyaraaja, Harris Jayaraj
- Favorite Singers – Hariharan, Harini
- Favorite Filmmaker – Ram Gopal Varma (RGV)
- Favorite Color – Black
- He has his own production house, Vishal Film Factory.
- In October 2015, Vishal was elected as the General Secretary of the Nadigar Sangam.
- In April 2017, he was elected as the President of Tamil Film Producers Council.
Social Media Portfolio
- Facebook – VishalKOfficial
After graduating from Loyola College, Vishal started his career as an assistant director in 2001 Tamil film Vedham, directed by Arjun Sarja.
A producer discovered him in the sets of the film and signed him for a lead role in his film Chellamae, directed by Gandhi Krishna.
Subsequently, he joined Koothu Pattarai before casting in Chellamae to learn acting. His first commercial success film both at box office and among audience was Sandakozhi in 2005.
Vishal established himself as ‘Action Hero’ in Kollywood following the success of the film, which apparently earned him ‘Puratchi Thalapathy’ title.
Following a series of unsuccessful films at the box office, he launched his own production company, called Vishal Film Factory and started producing films under the banner.
There were several speculations and rumours that he was romantically linked with Varalxmi Sarathkumar, but both of them deliberately denied it.
In January 2017, he signed his debut Malayalam film, as the main antagonist in the Mohanlal-starrer, Villain, directed by B. Unnikrishnan.