Vishal Height, Biography, Parents, Age, Girlfriend, Net Worth, Facts

Vishal Krishna, popularly known as Vishal, is a prominent actor and producer in Kollywood. Best known for his works in Tamil cinema, his films were usually dubbed into his native language Telugu. He is the general secretary of the Nadigar Sangam and also the president of the Tamil Film producer Council. His acting credits include Chellamae, Sandakozhi, Thimiru, Pandiya Naadu, Naan Sigappu Manithan, and Irumbu Thirai, among many others.

Vishal Biography

Vishal was born on the 29th of August 1977, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. He is currently 45 years old.

Birth NameVishal Krishna
NicknamePuratchi Thalapathy
Date of BirthAugust 29, 1977
Place of BirthChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Age45 years old
Sun SignVirgo
ProfessionActor, Producer
EthnicityIndian (Telugu)

Family and Education

Vishal is the son of popular film producer, G. K. Reddy and his wife Janaki Devi. His father has bankrolled a number of films in both Tamil and Telugu languages. He has two siblings, Vikram Krishna, who is also a producer and a younger sister named Aishwarya. Actress and presenter Sriya Reddy is his sister-in-law.

He attended Don Bosco Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Chennai and then studied Visual Communications at Loyola College in Chennai.

Vishal Girlfriend and Love Life

Vishal has been in a relationship with actress Anisha Alla for a while now. On January 15, 2019, he broke his silence and revealed on Twitter that he was dating Anisha Alla. The couple got engaged on March 16, 2019, in Hyderabad. Several media outlets reported that Vishal and Anisha ended their relationship six months after the engagement, but neither of them has confirmed nor refuted the rumors.

Previously, he was linked up with Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, however, nothing came out of the rumors.

Physical Statistics

HeightFeet – 6 feet 1 inch
Centimeters – 185 cm
Meters – 1.85 m
WeightKilograms – 78 kg
Pounds – 171 lbs
Body BuildAthletic
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBlack
Shoe Size11 (US)
Distinctive Features Tall Body Frame

Professional Statistics

Film Debut

As a child artist, he made his on-screen debut with the 1989 film Jadikketha Moodi as a dancer.

Vishal first appeared in the 2004 Tamil film Chellamae.

Television Debut

He made his television début on Sun TV’s talk show called “Sun Naam Oruvar” in October 2018.

Vishal Net Worth

Vishal has a net worth of $12 million dollars. He receives a hefty salary per film as remuneration and also makes money from his production venture, Vishal Film Factory. He is one of the highest-paid actors in the South Indian film industry and is often acclaimed for his controversies.

He owns a large fleet of exotic cars including a BMW 5 Series, a Jaguar XJ, a Honda CRR-V, and a Rolls Royce Phantom. The actor lives in a luxury house along with his parents in Anna Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. He also owns a posh flat where he parties with his friends.

Favorite Things

  • ActorRajinikanth, Prakash Raj
  • Actress – Sridevi, Simran
  • Food – Biryani, Seafood
  • Musicians – Ilaiyaraaja, Harris Jayaraj
  • Singers – Hariharan, Harini
  • Filmmaker – Ram Gopal Varma (RGV)
  • Color – Black


  • He has his own production house, Vishal Film Factory.
  • In October 2015, Vishal was elected as the General Secretary of the Nadigar Sangam.
  • In April 2017, he was elected as the President of the Tamil Film Producers Council.

Vishal Facts

After graduating from Loyola College, Vishal started his career as an assistant director in the 2001 Tamil film Vedham, directed by Arjun Sarja.

A producer discovered him on the sets of the film and signed him for a lead role in his film Chellamae, directed by Gandhi Krishna.

Subsequently, he joined Koothu Pattarai before casting in Chellamae to learn acting. His first commercial success film both at the box office and among the audience was Sandakozhi in 2005.

Vishal established himself as ‘Action Hero’ in Kollywood following the success of the film, which apparently earned him the ‘Puratchi Thalapathy’ title.

Following a series of unsuccessful films at the box office, he launched his own production company, called Vishal Film Factory, and started producing films under the banner.

There were several speculations and rumors that he was romantically linked with Varalxmi Sarathkumar, but both of them deliberately denied it.

In January 2017, he signed his debut Malayalam film, as the main antagonist in the Mohanlal-starrer, Villain, directed by B. Unnikrishnan.

In October 2018, he debuted on television as a host of Sun Naam Oruvar, a talk show on Sun TV.