Birth: 29-08-1977,

Vishal Krishna is an Indian film actor who has appeared primarily inTamil language films. Often starring in his home productions, Vishal became an actor after a stint as an assistant director in films. Vishal played his first role in the romantic thriller Chellamae, before going on to secure a run of three consecutive successes with roles as action hero in the 2005 film, Sandakozhi, and with Thimiru in 2006. After appearing in two further successful films, the failure of his hyped home production, Sathyam halted his streak. Since he has failed to reproduce the success he has faced early in his career.

 

Vishal started his film career by assisting actor-director Arjun in his ventures Vedham and Ezhumalai. Whilst on the sets of Arjun film, a producer spotted Vishal on the sets and signed him to appear in Gandhi Krishna's directorial debut, Chellamae. Accepting the role, Vishal played the protagonist role of Raghunandan whose wife, played by Reemma Sen is kidnapped by her childhood friend, portrayed by Bharath. The film opened to rave reviews and subsequently went on to become a commercial success. 

 

Vishal's next film was Sandakozhi with Linguswamy who had previously worked with his father's production house as an assistant director. The action film co-starring Meera Jasmine and Rajkiran, upon release became a blockbuster and its Telugu dubbing also created an impact. The film also gained critical acclaim and Vishal clicked as an action hero". He went on to appear alongside Reemma Sen for the second time and Sriya Reddy in Tarun Gopi's action film, Thimiru. The film opened to mixed reviews with Vishal being praised for his intense performance. The film eventually went on to become Vishal's third consecutive commercial success, and he began to emerge as a new leading actor in Tamil films. His next release multi-starring family drama Thaamirabharani went on to gain considerable box-office success, carrying good reports amidst other big budget releases.

 

Later in the year he appeared Boopathy Pandian's Malaikottai, a comedy entertainer starring Priyamani. In his first full-length comic role, Vishal received mixed feedback for his portrayal from critics. Despite mixed reviews, the film took a large opening and became another big success for Vishal. His following two releases, however, Sathyam and Thoranai, his only releases in 2008 and 2009, respectively, failed to do well at the box office.