Good Night Movie Hero K. Manikandan Biography: Age, Career, Marriage, Movies

By Rishi Mar 27, 2024 #manikandan

Manikandan Biography:

K. Manikandan is a multifaceted talent in the Tamil film industry, known for his prowess as a writer, actor, and director.

Manikandan Career:

Initially rising to prominence as the runner-up in a popular reality comedy show, Manikandan ventured into the world of entertainment by becoming a Radio Jockey at an FM channel. Simultaneously, he lent his voice as a dubbing artist for numerous films and TV shows, showcasing his versatile skills.

Manikandan’s journey as a writer began with the acclaimed film “Pizza II: Villa” (2013), marking his debut in the industry. Transitioning to acting, he made his on-screen debut with “India Pakistan” (2015), followed by notable roles in films like “Kadhalum Kadanthu Pogum” (2016) and “8 Thottakkal” (2017), where he portrayed diverse characters, including an antagonist.

His collaboration with esteemed directors Pushkar-Gayathri in “Vikram Vedha” (2017) further showcased his talent, as he not only penned dialogues but also portrayed a memorable role as a police constable. Subsequently, he gained recognition for his roles in films like “Kaala” (2018), “Viswasam” (2019), and “Thambi” (2019), where he contributed as a dialogue writer.

Manikandan’s versatility shone through in the romantic anthology “Sillu Karupatti” (2019), where he shared the screen with Nivedithaa Sathish, earning critical acclaim for his performance.

Venturing into direction, Manikandan helmed the independent film “Narai Ezhuthum Suyasaritham” (English Title: Endless), featuring himself and veteran actor Delhi Ganesh. The film garnered attention at prestigious film festivals like the Bengaluru International Film Festival (2016) and the New York Indian Film Festival (2016).

In recent years, Manikandan has continued to impress audiences with his acting prowess, notably in films like “Jai Bhim” (2021), where his portrayal of Rajakannu received widespread acclaim. His role as the lead in the movie “Good Night” (2023) further solidified his status as an audience favorite, showcasing his ability to captivate viewers with his performances.

Manikandan Physical Appearance:


  • Approximately 173 cm
  • Approximately 1.73 m
  • 5 feet 8 inches

Eye Color: Black

Hair Color: Black

Manikandan Movie:

2013: Pizza II: Villa – Himself (Uncredited Appearance)
2015: India Pakistan – Mani
2015: Indru Netru Naalai – Film Director
2016: Kadhalum Kadandhu Pogum – Murali
2017: 8 Thottakkal – Jai
Vikram Vedha – Santhanam (Awarded Behindwoods Gold Medal for Best Dialogue Writer)
2018: Kaala – Lenin
2019: Sillu Karuppatti – Mukhilan
2020: Paava Kadhaigal – Driver (Released on Netflix)
2021: Aelay – Paarthi (Released on Star Vijay & Netflix)
Netrikann – Manikandan (Released on Disney+ Hotstar)
Jai Bhim – Rajakannu (Awarded Behindwoods Gold Medal for Best Actor Critics Choice; Released on Amazon Prime Video)
2022: Narai Ezhudhum Suyasaridham – Manikandan (Directing debut; completed in 2016)
Sila Nerangalil Sila Manidhargal – Rajasekar
2023: Good Night – Mohan (Lead role)
2024: Lover – Arun (Lead role)

By Rishi

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