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.He considers Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni his role model. Vignesh Shivan’s Instagram post about his role model MS Dhoni.Vignesh Shivan and Nayanthara together run a production company, Rowdy Pictures Pvt. Ltd.