Vishnu Unnikrishnan works as an actor and screenwriter in the Malayalam film industry. He was born in Ernakulam in Kerala where he currently resides. He debuted as an actor at the age of 16 in the movie ‘
Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum
’ in 2003. The movie is directed by
and starring Jayaram, and Jyothirmayi in lead roles. In 2004, he again worked in the direction of Sibil Malayil in ‘
He played character roles in many movies like ‘Rappakal’ directed by Kamal, Palunku directed by Blessy, and Mayavi directed by Shafi. In 2012, he starred in the film
, A K Sajan directed ‘Asuravithu’ and romantic film ‘Matinee’ directed by
. In 2013, he played the role of young Iyob in the period thriller ‘
’ directed by
. In 2014, he starred in ‘
’ directed by Sennan Pallassery based on the novel by the same name written by Kakkanandan.
In 2016, he was associated with the anthology movie ‘Aana Mayil Ottakam’ written and directed by Jayakrishna and Anil Sign. He debuted as a screenwriter with the movie ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’ directed by Nadirshah in 2015. He co-wrote it with
and also starred in the movie along with Prithviraj, Indrajith, and Jayasurya. In 2016, he starred as Subru in Johnson V. Devassy’s direction, a comedy-drama, ‘Out of Range’. In 2016, he starred in the leading role of Krishnan Nair AKA Kichu in the comedy-drama film ‘Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan’.
He is the co-writer of the movie along with Bibin George. The movie is directed by Nadirshah and also stars Prayaga Martin and Lijo Mol Jose in the lead roles. In 2017, he gave his voice in the crime comedy film ‘Tharangam- The Curious Case of Kallan Pavithran’ directed by
. He recently starred in the film ‘Shikkari Shambhu’ in the role of Achu directed by Sugeeth and written by Nishad Koya.
His recent release was ‘Viradakumaran’ directed by
sharing screen with
. His upcoming project is ‘
Oru Pazhaya Bomb Kadha
’ directed by Shafi and starring Bibin George in the lead role along with Prayaga Martin with scriptwriters Biju Joseph and Sunil Karma. The actor has achieved a lot in a short amount of time by creating a space for himself as an actor as well as a writer. He showcases his ability and talent that would take him ahead in his future endeavors.