Attakathi Dinesh


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His first 2015 release was Tamizhuku En Ondrai Azhuthavum. Dinesh starred in the movie Visaranai based the novel Lock Up by M. Chadrakumar. The film premiered in the Orrizonti (Horizons) section of the 72nd Venice Film Festival, where it won the Amnesty International Italia Award. At the 63rd National Film Awards, the film won three honours: Best Feature Film in Tamil, Best Supporting Actor for Samuthirakani and Best Editing for Kishore Te. Also it received highly positive reviews from both critics and audience alike. Dinesh played a supporting character in the film Kabali alongside Rajinikanth. His future projects include Vaaraayo Vennilaave, Ulkuthu.




Dinesh Ravi, best known by his stage name Attakathi Dinesh, is an Indian film actor who has acted in leading roles in Tamil cinema. He made his breakthrough playing the lead role in Attakathi (2012), portraying Dinakaran.

Dinesh completed his high school at the Dhanalakshmi Higher Secondary School in Washermenpet, Chennai. After graduating from college, he tried his luck in acting from 2010. He acted in the Vijay TV "Kadhalika Neramilai" serial after sakthi's death. After playing the son to actress Seetha in the Sun TV series Penn and minor roles in Aadukalam and Mouna Guru, Dinesh made a breakthrough appearing in Attakathi (2012).

The film performed well commercially and also won positive reviews, with a critic from noting "he's an actor of great promise". Similarly a critic from noted Dinesh "diverts your attention from the film's little flaws and spellbinds you with an endearing act that is Attakathi’s biggest strength", adding that "Dinesh has come out with easily one of this year's most confident and assured performances."


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