Vishnu Unnikrishnan: The Versatile Malayalam Actor & Screenwriter

Vishnu Unnikrishnan: A Rising Star in the Malayalam Film Industry


Born on 11 March 1987, Vishnu Unnikrishnan has become a prominent actor and screenwriter in the Malayalam film industry. With a career spanning over two decades, he has showcased his talent in numerous movies, earning accolades and praise from audiences and critics alike. In this article, we explore Unnikrishnan’s life, career, and his most notable works.

Early and Personal Life

Vishnu Unnikrishnan was born in Ernakulam district, Kerala, India, to parents Unnikrishnan and Leela. He has two sisters, Lakshmi Priya and Reshmi, also known as Ambili. Growing up in a supportive family, he developed a passion for acting from a young age.

Career and Accolades

Unnikrishnan made his film debut at 16 in the Malayalam movie “Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum” (2003), directed by Sibi Malayil. Since then, he has appeared in various Malayalam movies, including “Palunku” (2006), “Kadha Parayumbol” (2007), “Mayavi” (2007), and “Pottas Bomb” (2012).

In 2015, he showcased his screenwriting skills by co-writing the film “Amar Akbar Anthony” with Bibin George, directed by Nadirshah. Unnikrishnan received further recognition in 2016 for his leading role in “Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan,” which he also co-wrote with Bibin George.

Vishnu Unnikrishnan has won several awards for his performances, including the 19th Asianet Film Awards for Best Script and the Vanitha Film Awards for Best Debut (Male) for his work in “Kattappanayile Hrithik Roshan.” He was also nominated for the SIIMA Best Debut Male – Malayalam.

Notable Movies

Vishnu Unnikrishnan’s movies have been diverse, covering various genres and roles. Some of his most notable films include:

“Vikadakumaran” (2018) – In this movie, Unnikrishnan plays the role of an advocate named Binu.
“Oru Pazhaya Bomb Kadha” (2018) – Unnikrishnan appeared in this Malayalam film.
“Oru Yamandan Premakadha” (2019) – Unnikrishnan acted in this movie and co-wrote the screenplay with Bibin George.

Upcoming Projects

With a promising career ahead, Vishnu Unnikrishnan has several exciting projects in the pipeline, such as “Red River,” “Anuradha Crime No 59/2019,” and “Salamon,” which are currently in post-production, filming, and pre-production stages, respectively.


Vishnu Unnikrishnan, at the age of 36, has already made a significant impact on the Malayalam film industry with his versatile acting skills and screenwriting talent. With a rich filmography and numerous accolades, he continues to be a rising star in cinema. Fans eagerly await his upcoming projects as he continues to leave his mark on the industry.

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