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Vinayakan T. K.
|Awards||Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor (2016)|
Vinayakan is an Indian actor, former dancer, and composer who predominantly works in Malayalam and Tamil language films.He started his career with a cameo appearance in the 1995 film Maanthrikam . Later, he did a couple of films in supporting roles as well as comedy roles.
In 2016, Vinayakan won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor for his leading role of Ganga in Rajiv Ravi's Kammatipaadam and it was well appreciated by the critics.He also composed a song for the film. His recognised roles include Edakochi Dude in Aadu - Oru Bheegara Jeevi Aanu and its successor film Aadu 2, and as Ayyappan in Lijo Jose Pellissery's Ee.Ma.Yau. The film was included in The Hindu's top 25 Malayalam films of the decade and is widely regarded as one of the defining movies of the New Wave Movement.
He achieved wider attention by playing the antagonist Varman in Nelson Dilipkumar's Tamil-language action thriller film Jailer (2023) starring Rajinikanth. His upcoming projects include Gautham Vasudev Menon's Dhruva Natchathiram:Chapter One - Yuddha Kaandam.
Vinayakan began his career as a dancer and had a dance troupe named Black Mercury with Fire dance being his forte. Director Thampi Kannanthanam introduced him in Maanthrikam and later in Onnaman . He was noticed for his performances in Stop Violence , Vellithira , Chathikkatha Chanthu, Chotta Mumbai and Thottappan . Also, he appeared in a couple of Bollywood movies.
Vinayakan was appreciated for his performance as Ganga in Rajeev Ravi' s 2016 film Kammatipaadam ,and nominated for a national award. It also brought him the Best Actor Award of the Kerala State Film Awards, The North American Film Award for Outstanding performance in a film and Best Actor Award (2016) of the Cinema Paradiso Club Cine Awards. In the same film, he made his debut as a music director.
Vinayakan composed the song "Puzhu Pulikal" for the movie Kammatipaadam.He has also composed the music for the title track of Trance (2020). He has also sung songs for Rafi's film Role Models and another one for Ordinary, Sugeeth's movie.
|2016||Kerala State Film Award||Best Actor||Kammatipaadam||Won|
|2016||Movie Munshi Cine Awards||Best Actor||Kammatipaadam||Won|
|2017||Filmfare Awards South||Best Supporting Actor||Kammatipaadam||Won|
|2017||CPC Cine Awards||Best Actor||Kammatipaadam||Won|
|2018||CPC Cine Awards||Best Character Actor||Ee.Ma.Yau.||Won|
|2019||Filmfare Awards South||Best Supporting Actor||Ee.Ma.Yau.||Won|
|†||Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|1995||Maanthrikam||Michael Jackson dupe||Debut|
|2005||By the People||Porter|
|Big B||Pandi Asi|
|Swapnangalil Haisal Mary||Muthalamada Martin||Unreleased Film|
|Sagar alias Jacky Reloaded||Style|
|2012||Thalsamayam Oru Penkutty||Alex|
|5 Sundarikal||Chandran||Segment - Aami|
|Daivathinte Swantham Cleetus||Sayippu|
|2014||Masala Republic||Bengali Babu|
|Njan Steve Lopez||Prathaapan|
|2015||Aadu - Oru Bheegara Jeevi Aanu||Dude|
|Chandrettan Evideya||Rajaraja Cholan||Extended cameo|
|Any Time Money|
|Kammattipaadam||Gangadharan (Ganga)||Best Actor - Kerala State Film Award|
|2017||Role models||Jyothish Narayanan|
|2018||Diwanjimoola Grand Prix||Vareedh|
|Pranaya Meenukalude Kadal||Hyder|
|2020||Trance||Thomas||Also done title track|
|Oruthee||Sub Inspector Antony|
|2005||James||Shanti Narayan's henchman||Hindi|
|2008||Silambattam||Tamizh’s best friend||Tamil|
|Ellam Avan Seyal||Beggar||Tamil|
|Dhruva Natchathiram †||TBA||Tamil||Post-Production|
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