Full Biography of Actor Vineeth
Vineeth (born on 23 August 1969) is an Indian film actor and classical dancer who has acted in several well received films in his native Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films. He studied in Good Shepherd Public School, Ooty, and at St. Joseph\'s Boys\' High School, Thalassery. Vineeth is nephew of the famous Travancore sisters. Of them, apparently, Padmini and Ragini imposed on his parents to send him to dancing school. Vineeth is also a cousin of the film actress Shobhana and a relative of actress Sukumari.
He caught the public eye by winning several prizes in the Bharatanatyam dance form while studying in school including winning the first prize at the Kerala State Youth festival for four years in a row and winning the top prize of Kalaprathibha.
Vineeth entered the film industry with the I. V. Sasi film Edanilagal in 1985. It was, however, with his second film Nakhakshathangal in 1986 that he caught the public eye in films. His dancing skills were prominently displayed in several films as well. He has acted in several well received films, since, in all the South Indian languages. In spite of his success in films, he still considers dance as his first love and is undergoing advanced training in Bharatanatyam and participates in several dance programs all over the world as well as the Surya Dance Festival.
In 2004, he married Priscilla Menon and lives in Chennai. Vineeth was the first student to have procured the ‘Kalaprathibha’ Gold Medal for individual championship from the Kerala State Government for the Kerala State School Youth Festival in 1986. He acquired the Best New Face Awarded from the Film Fan’s Association in Tamil Nadu for his outstanding performance in his film Aavarampoo.
He won the second best actor Award from the Kerala State Film Critics Association for the films Daivathinte Vikrkuthikal and Sargam. He also won the supporting actor award from the Film Fan’s Association for the films Jathimalli and Pudhiyamugam. However, his passion for dance was much in evidence, during which he composed, choreographed and performed umpteen number of dance recitals in India and abroad.
He also had the honour of performing under the Nattuvangum of his revered Guru Padmabushan Dr. Padma Subramaniyam for the prestigious Soorya Dance Festival in Trivandrum and the renowned Bharath Kalachar in Chennai in 2003. Vineeth received the ‘Yuvakala Bharathi’ award for 2006 from Bharath Kalachar. He was conferred the Kalaimamani award 2007 by Tamil Nadu Govt.
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