Arun Benny is an Indian actor, working in Mollywood. Born on May 21, 1983, he was brought up in the neighbourhood of Murinjappalam in the capital city of Thiruvananthapuram. His original name is Vijachandran Arun. Before joining the world of cinema, he participated in many dramas. He also used to do modelling as one of his hobbies. Arun became an assistant director for Malayalam movies. Despite its short period, he gained invaluable experience and decided to choose to perform as an actor. In 2013, he made his debut in Nee KoNjaa Cha; a flick focused on the lives of young Keralites. He played a supporting character named Pappu.
Nee KoNjaa Cha became a financial success with people applauding the new outing. In the same year, he appeared in Priyadarshan’s horror film Geethaanjali. Touted to be a remake of Thai movie “
Alone,” Mohanlal reprised his famous role of Dr.
Sunny Joseph which last featured in Manichitrathazu. Geethaanjali opened to meagre Box-Office opening, and the reviewers criticized the project for its bad adaptation of the original version. Benny featured in Nakhangal, a crime thriller starring
Madan Mohan. In 2014, he was a part of the supporting cast in the superhit Drishyam. Drishyam revolves around an ordinary cable operator who tries to save his family from the police.
Cinema lovers praised the aspect of the unpredictability of Drishyam and turned out to have its remake in different languages including Sinhala of Sri Lanka. Once again, he collaborated with Mohan lal for the third time as he starred in Koothara. Unlike other Malayalam motion pictures, Koothara is a differently-themed movie. With three best friends dealing with strange adventures, Arun played the role of Kannan. Despite having an unconventional story, Koothara did not find any favours with the viewers and became a commercial disaster. After the failure of Koothara, Arun bagged a role in the Malayalam remake of NaduvulaKonjamPakkathaKaanom: Medulla Oblongata.
After a gap of two years, he returned to the big-screen with Priyadarshan’sOppam which also marked his second venture with the movie-maker of
Hera Pheri fame. Oppam got positive reviews for its sharp writing and slick presentation. Arun Benny lists cricket as his favourite sport. He has represented a variety of cricket clubs in his teenage. Arun continues to follow his passion by donning the colours of Kerala Strikers, a team of Keralite superstars and artists in the
Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) which has featured actors from various backgrounds. In fact, he served as the wicket-keeper batsman for his team.