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

Vignesh Shivan

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

Born on September 18, 1985, Vignesh Shivan is a versatile Indian filmmaker involved in directing, producing, acting, singing, and lyric writing for Tamil cinema, exploring a wide range of genres. Sivan has partnered with acclaimed singers like Anirudh Ravichander, Dhanush, and Simbu.

His journey in the industry commenced with the creation of a short film, for which he enlisted Dharan for music composition. Subsequently, Vignesh presented his work to producers at Gemini Film Circuit.


Vignesh Shivan comes from a middle-class family based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. His father, Ravi Shankar, is engaged in business, while his mother, Geetha Shankar, is a homemaker.

While Vignesh Shivan does have a younger brother, he has chosen not to reveal his brother’s name publicly. The filmmaker values his privacy when it comes to his family and generally refrains from sharing personal details about his family members with the media or on social media platforms.

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Meena Kumari Vignesh Shivan Mother

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Aishwarya Vignesh Shivan Sister

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Nayanthara Vignesh Shivan Wife

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Vignesh Shivan Childhood Pics

Early Life

Vignesh Shivan was indeed born in Chennai on September 18, 1985, making him 37 years old as of 2023. However, information about his father’s identity is not publicly known or disclosed.


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

Personal Life

Vignesh Shivan finished his schooling at Santhome Higher Secondary School in Mylapore, Chennai. He has been in a relationship with actress Nayanthara since their collaboration on the movie “Naanum Rowdy Dhaan” in 2015.

In 2021, the couple made their engagement public, and they tied the knot on June 9, 2022, at the Sheraton Grande in Mahabalipuram. They recently became parents to twin boys on October 9, 2022, born via surrogacy.


Vignesh Shivan initially approached Dharan to compose music for his short film and later presented it to the producers at Gemini Film Circuit. Impressed by his work, they agreed to collaborate with him to turn it into a full-fledged feature film. Subsequently, Silambarasan also joined the project, which was titled “Podaa Podi,” and the movie was released in 2012.

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

After a production period of nearly four years, the film was released in October 2012, receiving a mixed response. Nevertheless, those involved in the project continued their involvement in the film industry, with Vignesh Shivan working as a lyricist, directing independent music videos, and making a brief appearance alongside Dhanush as an engineer in “Velaiyilla Pattathari” (2014).


As a director, writer, and actor

FilmCredited asNotesYear
SiviKrishna’s friendUncredited Appearance2007
Podaa PodiHimselfCameo appearance2012
Velaiilla PattadhariVigneshOne of the engineer in his team2014
Naanum RowdydhaanWon – SIIMA Award for Best Director2015
Thaanaa Serndha KoottamRemake of Hindi film Special 262018
Paava KadhaigalAnthology film; segment Love Panna Uttarnum2020
Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal2022

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As producer

Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal2022

As distributor

Rocky (2021)2021

As Lyricist

“Hare Rama Hare Krishna”Podaa PodiDharan Kumar2012
“Un Paarvaiyilae”
“Engadi Poranthae”Vanakkam ChennaiAnirudh Ravichander2013
“En Life In Angel”VirattuDharan Kumar
“Chancey Illa”Anirudh RavichanderSingle For Madras Day2014
“Adharru Adharru”Yennai ArindhaalHarris Jayaraj2015
“Enakenna Yaarum Illaye”AakkoAnirudh RavichanderSingle for Valentine’s Day2015
“Thappa Dhaan Theriyum”Maari2015
“Thangamey”Naanum Rowdydhaan2015
“Yennai Maatrum Kadhale”2015
“Kannaana Kanne”2015
“Varava Varava”2015
AvalukenaAvalukena (Independent Album)Anirudh RavichanderSingle for Valentine’s Day2016
“Remo Nee Kadhalan”2016
“Showkali”Achcham Yenbadhu MadamaiyadaA R Rahman2016
“Solli Tholaiyen Ma”YaakkaiYuvan Shankar Raja2016
“Onnume Aagale”Onnume Aagale (Independent Album)Anirudh RavichanderSingle for Valentines Day2017
“Karuppu Vellai”Vikram VedhaSam CS2017
“Unakkaga”Sakka Podu Podu RajaSilambarasan2017
“Naana Thaanaa”Thaanaa Serndha KoottamAnirudh Ravichander2018
“Sodakku”Written along with Mani Amudhavan2018
“Peela Peela”2018
“Thaanaa Serndha Koottam”2018
“Orey oru”Kolamavu Kokila2018
“Thittam poda Teriyalayae”2018
“Angry Bird”Irumbu ThiraiYuvan Shankar Raja2018
“Thimiru Kaatadha Di”LKGLeon James2019
“Marakkavillayae”JerseyAnirudh RavichanderTamil Version2019
“Bad Boy”SaahoBadshahTamil version2019
“Thimiranumda”NGKYuvan Shankar Raja2019
“Yenga Annan”Namma Veetu PillaiD. Imman2019
“Ennai Vittu”Kannum Kannum KollaiyadithaalMasala Coffee2020
“Unnale Penne”Dharala PrabhuInno Genga2020
“Dharala Prabhu”Anirudh Ravichander2020
“Top Tucker”Top Tucker (Independent Album)Yuvan Shankar RajaWritten along with Badshah2021
“Andha Kanna Paathaakka”MasterAnirudh Ravichander2021
“Quit Pannuda”2021
“Naanga Vera Maari”ValimaiYuvan Shankar Raja2022
“Mother Song”2022
“Rendu Kaadhal”Kaathuvaakula Rendu KaadhalAnirudh Ravichander2022
“Two Two Two”2022
“Naan Pizhai”2022
“Dippam Dappam”2022
“Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal”2022
“Vaada Thambi”Etharkkum ThunindhavanD. Imman2022
“Bae”DonAnirudh Ravichander2022

Other Work

Music videos

“The Love Anthem”Silambarasan2012
“Chancey Illa”Anirudh RavichanderSingle for Madras Day2014
“Aakko” – Enakenna Yaarum IllayeSingle for Valentine’s Day2015
“Onnume Aagala”2017


While Vignesh Shivan is primarily known for his work as a director in the film industry, he is also engaged in various other endeavors, including philanthropic activities. He has been a dedicated supporter of several charitable and non-profit organizations.


In 2016, Vignesh Shivan received the SIIMA Best Director award for his outstanding work on the film “Naanum Rowdydhaan.”

Net Worth

Additionally, he is recognized as the producer of the debut film “Netrikann” in 2023. His estimated net worth for the same year amounts to 30 crore Indian rupees. His income is derived from diverse sources such as music composition, directing, production, and acting in films. 

Moreover, he owns a residence in Chennai.

Body MeasurementsNot Yet Update
Birth PlaceChennai Tamil Nadu
ChildrenNot Yet Update
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Height In CM170 CM
Height In Meter1.70 M
ParentsFather: Late SivakozhundhuMother: Meena Kumari
ProfessionDirector, Actor, Writer, Producer
SiblingsSister: Aishwarya
Weight60 Kg132 Lbs
Zodiac SignVirgo

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