Vishal Early Life
Tamil actor Vishal was born to G. K. Reddy and Janaki Devi on 29 August 1977. He has an elder brother, actor turned producer Vikram Krishna, and a younger sister Aishwarya. Actress Shriya Reddy is his sister-in-law. Vishal is unmarried. Vishal did his schooling in Don Bosco Matriculation Higher Secondary School and obtained his mass communications degree from Loyola College in Chennai.
Vishal Early Career
Initially, Vishal started his movie career by assisting Action King Arjun in his directorial venture Vedham. A producer who found Vishal to be a hero material offered him the lead role in what would become Chellame. Also dubbed in Telugu as Prema Chadarangam, the movie became successful and established him in Tamil as a lead actor.
It is Vishal's next movie Sandakozhi that gave him the stardom in both Tamil and Telugu. He later acted in movies like Thimiru (Pogaru in Telugu), Sivappathigaram, Thaamirabharani (Bharani in Telugu), Malaikottai (Bhayya in Telugu) with most of them being commercially successful. For his next movie, Salute, a Tamil-Telugu bilingual (Sathyam in Tamil), Vishal sported 6-pack look.
Vishal career from 2008-now
After the failure of Sathyam, Vishal came up with Thiranai/Pistha, another bilingual. His next venture Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai is a box office success. He then acted in Avan Ivan (Vaadu Veedu in Telugu) in the direction of Bala. He acted as one of the leads and has to portray the role with a squint. The movie despite mixed reviews became successful at the box office. This movie is followed by Vedi, Samar, Pattathu Yaanai, and Pandiyanaduwhich were all commercial hits.
His 2014 release Naan Sigappu Manithan, a neo-noir psychological thriller, brought him rave reviews. Poojai, Aambala, Payyum Puli, Kathakali, Marudhu, Kaththi Sandai, and Meesaya Murukku followed and most of the movies are commercially successful. He later acted in Thupparivaalan in the direction of Mysskyn. A detective story created in the lines of the famous Sherlock Holmes, the movie brought him unanimous critical praise and the movie was a commercial success.
His recent release is Irumbu Thirai. Directed by debutant P. S. Mithran, this movie saw Samantha paired up with him for the first time. Released to critical acclaim, Irumbu Thirai is recorded as a super hit in Tamil. The official dubbed Telugu version is titled Abhimanyudu. in 2017, he also acted in the Malayalam movie villain alongside Mohanlal.
Vishal's other details
Vishal was elected as the General Secretary of the Nadigar Sangam in October 2015 after initiating a movement against the previous committee. He is also serving as the president of Tamil Film Producers Council. Vishal is active on Instagram. He established a production house named VFF (Vishal Film Factory), and produces movies.
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