Who is Lokesh Kanagaraj?
Lokesh Kanagaraj is an Indian film director who works in the Tamil film industry who started his film career with the 2016 anthology film called Aviyal.
Director Lokesh Kanagaraj has confirmed that his 2019 film Kaithi and his new film Vikram are interlinked and they exist in the same cinematic universe. The theory was stated by a lot of fans and teased by the crew members in the past few weeks. The filmmaker shared the news through a statement he released on Twitter.
“Vikram is going to be all yours in a few hours. Please revisit Kaithi before getting into the world of ‘Vikram‘,” he wrote.
Lokesh also shared that he has never been so emotional before the release of his film. “As I can remember, ever since I was a kid, I loved Ulaganayagan the most. This is a surreal experience for me. Directing him in my film is my honour.”
Produced by Kamal Haasan and R. Mahendran, Raaj Kamal Films International, the power packed action thriller stars Kamal Haasan, Vijay Sethupathi and Fahadh Faasil in the lead.
Apart from the Kaithi connect, Vikram is also said to have a common thread that links it to the 1986 Vikram, which also starred Kamal in the lead.
Lokesh Kanagaraj Biography, Wiki
Lokesh is a famous writer and director in Tamil Film Industry. He joined the industry in 2014. He is an alumnus of PSG College of Arts and Science. The director did his graduation from Anna University.
He has done his schooling from PMHS. Before coming to tinsel town, he was a bank employee for almost 4-5 years at a private company. Mr. Kangaraj made a short film for his company’s cultural event, fetched him the first prize.
Kalam is his entry to Kollywood. He idealizes Karthik Subbaraj as his mentor, as he helped and encouraged him in his journey.
Lokesh lives in Chennai but belongs to Coimbatore. He has three brothers, namely Aravind Gnanasambandam, Ashwin Venkatesh, and Prashanth Gnanasambandham. On September 15, 2011, he got engaged to Aishwarya Lokesh, and after a year, on 8 January 2012, the duo got married.
They have been blessed with a girl Adhvika Lokesh. The child was born on their wedding anniversary. The director is very active on Facebook. His first directorial venture was Acham Thavir. It was a comedy short film, released on 18 December 2012.
|Other Names||Lokesh Kanakaraju|
|Date of Birth||14 March 1986|
|Birth Place||Kinathukadavu, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Residence||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Weight (Approx.)||62 kg|
|Education||PSG College of Arts & Science|
Lokesh Kanagaraj Career
In 2016, his short film Kaalam was included in the anthology film Aviyal produced by Karthick Subbaraj. In 2017, he made his directorial feature debut with the action-thriller Maanagaram starring Sundeep Kishan, Sri, Regina Cassandra, Madhusudhan Rao, and Charle.
In late 2018, he began working on a film for Dream Warrior Pictures, the same production company behind Maanagaram. With Karthi in the lead role, the action-thriller was titled Kaithi.
He completed an action-thriller film Master which stars Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi. Which was released on 13 January 2021, a day before the Pongal festival. It received positive reviews. It ran successfully in theatres.
In 2020, he announced his next directorial venture produced by and starring Kamal Haasan, Vijay Sethupathi, and Fahadh Faasil. The title of the film was revealed in a teaser as Vikram on 7 November 2020.
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Who is Lokesh Kanagaraj?
Lokesh Kanagaraj is an Indian film director who works in the Tamil film industry and started his film career with the 2016 anthology film called Aviyal.
How old is Lokesh Kanagaraj?
Lokesh Kanagaraj is currently 36 years old.
What is Lokesh Kanagaraj’s religion?
Lokesh Kanagaraj is a Hindu.
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