Lokesh Kanagaraj is an Indian film director and screenwriter who primarily works in Tamil cinema. He was born on 5th May 1983 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
He started his career as an assistant director to director Mani Ratnam in the film “Kadal” (2013). He then worked as an assistant director to other directors including AR Murugadoss and Pa. Ranjith.
Lokesh Kanagaraj made his directorial debut with the Tamil film “Maanagaram” in 2017, which was critically acclaimed and commercially successful. He then directed the blockbuster hit “Kaithi” (2019), starring Karthi in the lead role.
In 2021, he directed the Tamil film “Master” starring Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi, which became a major box office success.
Lokesh Kanagaraj is known for his realistic and raw filmmaking style and his ability to handle action and thriller genres with ease. He has quickly become one of the most promising young directors in Tamil cinema.
Lokesh Kanagaraj Biography
||Director, Writer, and Screenwriter
|Date of Birth
||14 March 1986
||PSG College of Arts & Science
||Kinathukadavu, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Aishwarya Lokesh (Lokesh Kanagaraj’s Wife) Biography
Aishwarya Lokesh is the wife of Tamil film director Lokesh Kanagaraj. She was born on 22nd September 1989 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
Aishwarya Lokesh completed her schooling at Kendriya Vidyalaya in Bangalore and went on to pursue a degree in engineering from Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering in Chennai. After completing her graduation, she worked for a few years in the IT industry.
In 2013, Aishwarya Lokesh made her acting debut with the Kannada film “Aatagara”. She has since acted in several Kannada films such as “Dana Kayonu” (2016), “Manasology” (2017), and “Thayige Thakka Maga” (2018). She has also made a brief appearance in the Tamil film “Master” (2021), which was directed by her husband Lokesh Kanagaraj.
Apart from acting, Aishwarya Lokesh is also a trained classical dancer and has performed at various cultural events.
Aishwarya Lokesh got married to Lokesh Kanagaraj in a private ceremony in Chennai in February 2020.
Is Lokesh Kanagaraj a Malayali?
No, Lokesh Kanagaraj is not a Malayali. He was born on 14 March 1986 in Kinathukadavu, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. He belongs to the Tamil-speaking community and primarily works in Tamil cinema as a director and screenwriter.