Nishanth is an upcoming Tamil actor who has worked in projects like Metro (2016). He studied at St.Mary’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School in Chennai before pursuing engineering at Prathyusha Engineering College, Tiruvallur. During his days as a student, Nishanth always had an eye for extra-curricular activities. He participated in a lot of such competitions with great enthusiasm and won laurels as well. Eventually, R. Paneerselvam (film director) spotted Nishanth at a college level dance programme which led the latter to be cast as a fledgling crook named Pandurangan in Renigunta (2009).
Loosely based on a gang of young criminals in an Andhra Pradesh town of Renigunta, the movie got mixed reviews with the viewers praising the raw talent while criticising its weak plot. His next release Thoonga Nagaram (2011) was directed by
who happened to make his directorial debut with this movie. Nishanth played Mariappan, one of the four friends. Produced by Cloud Nine Movies, principal photography took place in the city of Madurai itself. Released on 4 February 2011, Thoonga Nagaram was praised for its slick narrative and made 10 crore rupees at the Box-Office.
Thoonga Nagaram was declared as “Superhit.” In 2013, he appeared in Naan Rajavaga Pogiren. It marked the first appearance of
in Tamil cinema. Nishanth portrayed the supporting role of Wahab in this film, where his character is a college friend of the protagonist. The movie got a lukewarm response and was moderately successful in terms of finance. In 2014, he collaborated with Gaurav Narayanan for his next project
. UTV Motion Pictures produced the action thriller which got released on 12 September, 2014. The movie was critically acclaimed for its realism.
Apparently, Gaurav met a fraudster to learn on how credit/debit cards could get scammed as it would help the director to helm the movie perfectly. Nishanth starred in another crime thriller Metro (2016) which dealt with the subject of chain snatching in Chennai. Nishanth played the role of Ganesh, one of the gang members who would snatch chains from innocent people. Metro had its share of controversies when it was certified “A” (Adults Only) by the Censor Board for its violent content. However, the makers did not agree to trim the concerned scenes. Further, the state’s censor body decided to ban the movie which delayed the release.
In the end, the film got screened in theatres without any cuts despite getting an “A” certificate. Though its slow pace raised some eyebrows, people applauded Metro for raising the issue of safety. It is said that the actors who played the role of thieves including Nishanth, were asked to practice the art of snatching chains. Later, Nishanth acted in
under the direction of
. This political drama released on 2 December 2016 to positive reviews with Nishanth getting appreciated for his refreshing take on his character.