K. Manikandan is an Indian actor, director, dialogue writer, mimicry artist, and former radio jockey. He played the role of Raja Kannu in the Tamil film ‘Jai Bhim’ (2021).
K. Manikandan was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
Height (approx.): 5′ 8″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
There is not much information available about his family.
He started his career as a mimicry artist. He once participated as a contestant in a TV comedy in which a total of 600 contestants participated in the show, and he finished as one of the runner ups. He then started working as an RJ. Subsequently, he worked as a dubbing/voice artist for various films and TV serials. In 2012, he made his debut as a dialogue writer with the Tamil horror film ‘Pizza II: Villa.’
He has penned down the dialogues of many Tamil films like ‘Vikram Vedha’ (2017), ‘Viswasam’ (2019), ‘Thambi’ (2019), and ‘Sila Nerangalil Sila Manithargal’ (2021). In 2016, he worked as a writer, director, and actor in the Tamil short film ‘Narai Ezhudhum Suyasaridham.’ He made his debut as an actor with the Tamil film ‘India Pakistan’ (2015) in which he played the role of Mani. He has acted in various Tamil films including ‘Kadhalum Kadandhu Pogum’ (2016), ‘Vikram Vedha’ (2017), ‘Kaala’ (2018), and ‘Aelay’ (2021).
He gained immense popularity with his role of Raja Kannu in the Tamil film ‘Jai Bhim’ (2021) starring the famous South Indian actor ‘Suriya.’
- He prefers drinking tea over any other beverages.
- He received the Best Feature Film award at Raintree International Film Festival for his directorial debut Tamil film ‘Narai Ezhudhum Suyasaridham’ (2016). He has also won the Best Dialogue Writer award for the Tamil film ‘Vikram Vedha’ (2017).
- While sharing his experience of working with the legendary Indian actor Rajinikanth in the Tamil film ‘Kaala’ (2018), Manikandan said,
The moment I got to know I was playing Rajini sir’s son, fear started to creep in. I wasn’t happy for sure. He doesn’t act, but he creates an atmosphere where he would explain what is required. There was also the added pressure of working with the Superstar. Sir was supposed to leave after that shot, but he saw Ranjith sir taking a close-up of mine. He pulled up a chair and sat in front of me. I was sweating profusely and was on the verge of tears. But I regained myself since it was a make or break moment. When the shot was over, they didn’t say ‘cut’ and I was standing there. Then, I saw someone through my peripheral vision. It was Rajini sir. He hugged and kissed me and said I did well.”