Lokesh Kanagaraj

Lokesh is a famous writer and director at Tamil Film Industry. He joined the industry in 2014. He is the alumni of master’s course of PSG College of Arts and Science. The director did his graduation from Anna University. He has done his schooling from PMHS, Renigunta. Before coming to tinsel town, he was bank employee for almost 4-5 years at a private company. Mr. Kangaraj made a short film for his company’s cultural event, which fetched him the first prize. Kalam is his entry to the Tollywood. 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.

The movie won the titles for Best Director, Best Film, and Best Actor in a short movie festival, Clubace, which held in 2012. The plot showed the importance of music in everyone’s life and how every single man is a hero in their life. He works for Back Waters production house. He also made a short corporate video, Customer Delight. The film won hearts and first prize in All India Corporate Film competition. The shooting of this project is done in a day. On 11 March, 2016, Aviyal released. It was a work of five directors, which included Lokesh Kanagaraj, Mohit Mehra, Shameer Sultan, Alphonse Putharen, and Guru Smaran. The anthology consisted of six short stories. One of them was Lokesh’s, Kalam. The anthology produced by Stone Bench Creations under Karthik Subbaraj.

His tele film Kalam won 4 awards in little shows 2014, which included the awards for Best Director, Best Actor, Best Music Director, and Best Supporting Actor. The first feature film directed by him is Maanagaram, which released this March, 2017. The film earned commercial success and critical appraisal too. For this project, Lokesh worked under S.P. Prabhu’s Potential Studios production house. The completion of the movie took only 46 days. The film got positive reviews, all over India. The film got acclaim by legends like Rajanikanth, and Kamal Hassan.

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