|Occupation||Actor, Singer, Producer|
|Language Worked in||Telugu, Tamil|
|Birth Place||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Education||Vishal obtained his secondary education from Don Bosco Matriculation Highe|
|Parents||G. K. Reddy, Janaki Devi|
|Favourite Cuisine||South Indian|
|Favourite Color||Black, White|
Vishal Krishna (born 29 August 1977) is an Indian film actor who appears in Tamil cinema. Often starring in his home productions, Vishal became an actor after a stint as an assistant director in films. Though born in a Telugu family, Vishal achieved fame only through Tamil films.
He played his first role in the romantic thriller Chellamae, before going on to secure a run of three consecutive successes with roles as action hero in the 2005 film, Sandakozhi, and with Thimiru in 2006. After appearing in two further successful films, the failure of his hyped home production, Sathyam halted his streak. Following further commercial failures, he enjoyed success again with Avan Ivan (2011), which became a significant film in his career
Vishal Krishna was born on 29 August 1977 to G. K. Reddy and Janaki Devi. His mother tongue is Telugu. His father was a leading film producer for Telugu and Tamil films and his family settled in Chennai. His elder brother, Vikram Krishna now produces several of Vishal's films and had previously appeared as an actor in small budget films under the screen name of Ajay. Vikram's brother is married to Sriya Reddy, who played the love interest of Vishal in his home production, Thimiru.
Vishal also has a younger sister, Aishwarya, who is pursuing a degree at college. Vishal obtained his secondary education from Don Bosco Matriculation Higher Secondary School before securing a degree in visual communications from Loyola College, Chennai. He attended Loyola with actor and producer Udhayanidhi Stalin and his wife Kiruthiga, whom Vishal has maintained a close friendship with since his college days.
Vishal appeared in a leading role in noted filmmaker, Bala's Avan Ivan alongside Arya. During production, the film had gained Vishal acclaim for his change of image, with his portrayal as a squint being expected to gain him acclaim post-release.
During the shoot of the film, Vishal suffered from severe eye pain and headaches whilst he also suffered a serious muscular injury on sets. stated that Vishal delivered an "award winning performance" and that his "mannerisms and body language give you goosebumps". The reviewer further cited that "Vishal's spontaneous response to his mentor's death in the movie is touching. His demonstration of Navarasas in front of actor Suriya will melt you in tears".
Vishal played the role of a police officer in his following release, Vedi directed by Prabhu Deva and featuring Sameera Reddy opposite him.The film, a remake of the 2008 Telugu film Souryam, performed below average at the box office despite being promoted by Sun Pictures.
The actor's recent release Samar alongside Trisha Krishnan, in which he plays a forest trek guide, has opened to highly positive reviews and has been declared a commercial success thereby making his comeback. He is now shooting for Sundar C's comedy film Madha Gaja Raja which see him star alongside Anjali and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar.