HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Lokesh Kanagaraj (Director/Story Writer/Screenplay Writer)

Lokesh Kanagaraj Director/Story Writer/Screenplay Writer

Born : 14 Mar 1986

Birth Place : Kinathukadavu,Coimbatore


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Lokesh Kanagaraj 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.


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. He teamed up with Thalapathy 67 once more to create the movie “Leo,” which will be launched for Diwali in 2023 and was the most talked-about among fans and viewers.



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