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Lokesh Kanagaraj

Director/Story Writer/Screenplay Writer
Biography:  Lokesh Kanagaraj is an Indian film director and screenwriter who works in the Kollywood film industry. He launched his journey with a short film that appeared in the 2016 anthology Aviyal. He later went on to direct Maanagaram , his 2017 debut movie. His two directorial efforts, Kaithi (2019) and Vikram (2022), as well as his next feature, Leo, are what gave rise to the Lokesh Cinematic Universe series (2023). He established a reputation in his films for his action-packed screenplays, for which he received the Vijay, Zee Tamil Cine, and South Indian International Movie Awards. Personal Life Lokesh was born on March 14, 1986, to Parameshwaran and Sunitha Parameshwaran. He is a native of Kinathukadvu, in Coimbatore. At Pollachi's Palanayiammal Matric High School, he completed his schooling. From PSG College of Arts & Science, he received his master's degree in business administration. Aravind Gnanasambandam, Ashwin Venkatesh, and Prashanth Gnanasambandam were his three brothers. On January 8, 2012, he married Aishwarya Lokesh. Adhvika Lokesh and Aarudhra Lokesh were their two children. He held a position in the private banking industry as a bank employee, then he quit that to seek success in the movie industry. Career In 2016, Karthick Subbaraj's anthology movie Aviyal featured his short film Kalam. He made his debut as a filmmaker of a full movie in 2017 with the critically acclaimed Tamil movie Maanagaram. Then he created "Kaithi," his second picture, with the same production company. This one-night drama had no heroine, no music, and a fast-paced screenplay, and it helped him become famous because it was a fresh effort in Indian cinema. Following the success of his first two films, he followed up with the film Master, starring Thalapathy Vijay. In this movie, Vijay Sethupathi played a huge antagonist, which was well-received by the audience and brought in a sizable box office haul. He regards Kamal Hasan as his idol, and he has produced three consecutively profitable films. He provided the necessary hit for Kollywood and for his hero when the future of Tamil cinema was on the line. This earned him a big box office haul of more than 400 crores and established him as a respected filmmaker in the film business. He gained notoriety along with Tamil cinema's greatest talents and evolved into an undisputable director.  In the 2022 Tamil action thriller "Vikram," director Lokesh Kanagaraj teamed up with veteran actor Kamal Haasan. The film wasn't just a new story - it was a spiritual successor to a 1986 movie of the same name. Haasan plays a former black-ops commander hunting down a drug lord, while their paths cross with a special investigator (played by Fahadh Faasil). This collaboration brought together a star actor with a rising director, resulting in a critically acclaimed movie that's part of Lokesh's cinematic universe. Lokesh Kanagaraj and Vijay teamed up for the 2023 action-crime film " Leo ," a major box office success.  The film's high point was their collaboration.  Praised for its action sequences and story, "Leo" established Lokesh's "Lokesh Cinematic Universe" (LCU) and marked a successful first pairing between director and actor.  Their work together has fans excited for a potential sequel. Directing Rajinikanth:   His most anticipated project is his first collaboration with the legendary actor Rajinikanth. The tentatively titled film "Thalaivar 171" is expected to begin filming in April 2024. Reports suggest it will be a high-octane action film. Expanding the Lokesh Cinematic Universe (LCU):   Fans can also expect Lokesh to continue building his interconnected film universe.  While details are scarce, reports suggest he might
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Lokesh Kanagaraj: Age, Net Worth, Movies, Family, and Personal Details

Lokesh Kanagaraj

Name Lokesh Kanagaraj
Profession(s) Main Profession
Director, Story, Screenplay

Other Profession
Date Of Birth 14 Mar 1986
Age 38
Birth Place Kinathukadavu,Coimbatore
Current Residence Chennai and Coimbatore
Religion Hindu
Nationality Indian
Height 5′ 8″
Zodiac Sign Aries
Hobbies Watching Movies

Lokesh Kanagaraj Family

Father Parameshwaran
Mother Sunitha parameshwaran
Sibling Aravind Gnanasambandam, Ashwin Venkatesh, Prashanth Gnanasambandham
Spouse Aishwarya Lokesh
Children Adhvika Lokesh, Aarudhra Lokesh

Lokesh Kanagaraj Education

Education Qualification MBA
College(s) PSG College of Arts & Science
School(s) Palanayiammal Matric Hr. Sec. School Kalliyapuram, Pollachi

Lokesh Kanagaraj Net Worth

Net Worth 10 Crores

Lokesh Kanagaraj Debut Movies

Tamil Maanagaram

Lokesh Kanagaraj Famous For

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