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Dinesh Career & Biography | Age, Height, Movies, More

Dinesh is a South Indian film actor, born on 27 September, 1984 in Vellore, India. He mainly appears in Tamil language films and made his major breakthrough by playing the leading role in the film “Attakathi”, after that he came to be known as Attakathi Dinesh. His other notable films include “Aadhukalam” (2011), “Cuckoo” (2014), “Visaranai” (2016) and “Kabali” (2016). 


Name               : Dinesh

Birth Name     : Dinesh Ravi

Born                : 27 September, 1984

Birth Place      : Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Height             : 5′ 6″

Horoscope       : Capricorn

Occupation      : Actor

Years Active   : 2012 – Present

Nationality      : Indian

Religion           : Hinduism

Early Life:

Dinesh studied at the Dhanalakshmi Higher Secondary School in Washermenpet, Chennai. Then he completed his graduation from college and started searching film offers from 2010.


Dinesh tried his luck in the Tamil film industry through playing minor roles in the film “Aadukalam” and “Mouna Guru” in 2011. In 2012, he made his big breakthrough with appearing in the film “Attakathi”, where he played the lead role Dinakaran. The film was commercially successful and also received highly positive reviews from critics and audience for his performance.

After appearing in a cameo role in several films like “Ethir Neechal” and “Pannaiyarum Padminiyum”, Dinesh was seen in the leading role again in the film “Cuckoo” opposite actress Malavika Nair in 2014, which was produced by Fox Star Studios. The film was a heartwarming love story, where he played the role as a visually challenged person and he received praise from critics for his performance and was compared with the performance of Kamal Hassan in the film “Raaja Paarvai”. In the same year, he appeared in his next venture “Thirudan Police” directed by debutante Caarthick Raju, where he played the role as Vishwa.

In 2015, he has appeared in “Tamizhuku En Ondrai Azhuthavum” as the role Mukil. Later, he has appeared in “Visaranai” (2016), “Oru Naal Koothu” (2017) and “Ulkuthu”(2017). Dinesh acted in the film “Visaranai”, which was based on the novel “Lock Up” written by M. Chadra Kumar. The film was premiered at the 72nd Venice Film Festival in the Orrizonti section, where it received the Amnesty International Italia Award. The film also won three honors at the 63rd National Film Awards for Best Feature Film in Tamil, Best Editing for Kishore and Best Supporting Actor for Samuthirakani. Visaranai also received highly positive reviews from audience and critics.

In 2016, Dinesh played a supporting role in the film “Kabali” along with superstar Rajnikanth. His upcoming films include “Vaaraayo Vennilaave”, “Merlin” (Guest Appearance) and “Annanukku Jai”, which are under filming and may release in 2017.


  • Annanukku Jai (filming) (2017)
  • Merlin (Guest Appearance) (filming) (2017)
  • Vaaraayo Vennilaave (filming) (2017) 
  • Ulkuthu (filming) (2017)
  • Kabali (Jeeva) (2016)
  • Visaranai (Paandi) (2016)
  • Oru Naal Koothu (Raj Kumar) (2016)
  • Interrogation (2015)
  • Tamizhuku En Ondrai Azhuthavum (Mukil) (2015)
  • Press 1 for Tamil (2015)
  • Thirudan Police (Vishwa) (2014)
  • Cuckoo (Tamizh) (2014)
  • Pannaiyarum Padminiyum (The Narator) (2014)
  • Ethir Neechal (Dinakaran) (2013)
  • Attakathi (Dinakaran) (2012)
  • Mouna Guru (Principal’s Son) (2011)
  • Aadukalam (Dinesh) (2011)


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