Manikandan (born on 29 November 1980) is an Indian film entertainer, who acts in Malayalam and Tamil language films. He began his vocation through Malayalam dramatizations and has acted in some Tamil movies. Manikanda, a visual correspondence graduate who had included in Kala's move troupe doing stage appears, was chosen by Shankar to highlight in his transitioning film Boys in the wake of inspiring in auditions. He shot for the film all through 2002 close by individual debutants Siddharth, Genelia D'Souza, Bharath, Nakul and Thaman.

The story fixated on six adolescents, passing on a message about the significance of decent instruction and vocation over different diversions which denoted a move far from Shankar's typical image of vigilante films, increasing much attention before release. The film opened to blended surveys however ended up fruitful in the cinema world, with commentators noticing the group give a role as ""excellent"".

In the next years, while the other five introduction entertainers have been doing great, Manikandan has attempted to get approval and highlight in prominent films. The chief, Shankar uncovered that Manikandan was playing by Bharath to star in Balaji Sakthivel's Kaadhal (2004), which had won Bharath an acclaim. Manikandan in this manner got offers to highlight as the lead entertainer in Kadhal FM (2005) and afterward close by Simran in Kicha Vayasu 16, yet the two movies had calm discharges and fared inadequately at the container office. He has since featured in a few low-spending films, including Gurusamy and Kaadhal 2014.