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Visu (Film Director) Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : March 22, 2020

Short Biography

Visu was born on 01-07-1945 in Tamil Nadu, India. He was an Indian Film Director, Screenwriter, Theatre Actor, Television Actor, Film Actor, Film Producer, Dramatist, Playwright & Television Personality who was known for his work in Tamil cinema.

Other Name: M. R. Viswanathan, Meenakshisundaram Ramasamy Viswanthan
Other Professions: Screenwriter Theatre Actor Television Actor Film Actor Film Producer Dramatist Playwright Television Personality
Appearance: Tamil

Visu Complete Bio & Career

Visu was one of the most celebrated celebrities of Tamil film industry. He was both a film director and a writer. He had also acted in small and silver screen and had also served as a host of several talk shows of Tamil television industry. He started off his cinematic journey by assisting legendary Tamil director K. Balachander. He made his acting debut with the Tamil film titled Kudumbam Oru Kadambam in the year 1981. His directorial film Samsaram Adhu Minsaaram was arguably the best film of his career in which he served as a writer, actor, and director. The film won National Award and was also remade in various regional language films and was also remade in Hindi as well.
He got his first break in the industry as a screenwriter. His screenplay writer debut was through the film called Avan Aval Adhu in the year He after writing the screenplay for few films turned an independent director and made his directorial debut with the Tamil film titled Kanmani Poonga in which he acted as well and played the role of Cricketer Ramkumar. He also acted in films which were directed by other directors in films such as Oomai Vizhigal, Mella Thirandhathu Kadhavu, Vanaja Girija and Nesam among various others. He has also shared the screen with megastar Rajinikanth in films such as Mannan, Arunachalam, and Uzhaippali. He was a legend and in the latter part of his life he was active with charitable works. He established a foundation and through which, he helped the underprivileged people.

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

He died at the 74 on 22-03-2020 due to kidney failure in Chennai.

DEATHDAY 22 March,2020 (Tuesday)
DEATH PLACE Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Visu Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was married to Uma (Sundhri) from 1975 till his death in 2020 and the couple together has three daughters named Sangeetha, Kalpana, and Lavanya.

Life's Important Dates Of Visu

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Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour White

Personal Info

Home Town Chennai
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Reading Books
Marital Status Married
Debut As a Writer of Tamil Film - Pattina Pravesam (1977)
As an Actor of Tamil Film - Kudumbam Oru Kadambam (1981)
As a Director of Tamil Film - Kanmani Poonga (1982)
Best Movies Kanmani Poonga (1982), Dowry Kalyanam (1983), Samsaram Adhu Minsaaram (1986), Varavu Nalla Uravu (1990), and Middle Class Madhavan (2001) among others
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color White
Favorite Player Dhanraj Pillay
Favorite Sport Hockey
Favorite Politician M. G. Ramachandran
Favorite Actress Jayalalithaa
Favorite Actor Kamal Haasan

Visu Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Visu was 74 years 8 months & 21 days old age.