Lokesh Kanagaraj Biography, Education, Career, Age, Family, Film List, & More

Lokesh Kanagaraj, a prominent Indian film director and skilled screenwriter, has made a significant mark in the Tamil film industry. His remarkable talent and creative vision have earned him widespread acclaim, and he rose to prominence following the phenomenal success of the blockbuster film “Kaithi” in 2019.

Lokesh Kanagaraj Biography

Lokesh Kanagaraj’s trajectory as a filmmaker continued to soar as he ventured into directing full-length feature films. Following the success of his anthology debut, he embarked on his first feature film, “Maanagaram” in 2017. This film showcased his directorial finesse, earning critical acclaim for its engaging storytelling and skillful direction.

Lokesh Kanagaraj Picture
Lokesh Kanagaraj Picture

Personal Information

Real Name Lokesh Kanagaraj
Nickname AKA N/A
DOB (Date of Birth) 14 March 1986 (Friday)
Age 38 Years
Birth Place Kinathukadavu, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac sign Pisces
Nationality Indian
Hometown Kinathukadavu, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Religion Hindusim


School Palanayiammal Higher Secondary School, Kalliyapuram, Tamil Nadu
College PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, Anna University, Chennai
Educational Graduation in fashion technology, Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Physical Stats


Feet & Inches  5’ 9”
Meter 1.75 m
Centimeters 175 cm
Weight 75 kg, 165 lbs
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Body Measurements N/A

Family Information

Father Name Not Known
Mother Name Not Known
Brothers Aravind Gnanasambandam, Ashwin Venkatesh, Prashanth Gnanasambandam
Sisters Not Known
Wife Aishwarya Lokesh
Children Son: Aarudhra Lokesh
Daughter: Adhvika Lokesh


Girlfriend N/A


Profession Director, Screenwriter
Net Worth 10 crores


Color Black
Food Dosa
Car Collection Lexus ES 300h
Actor/Actress Amitabh Bachchan, Anuradha Bhat
Holiday Destinations Dubai
Movies Don 3
Hobbies Book Reading, Music
Lokesh Kanagaraj Childhood Picture
Lokesh Kanagaraj Childhood Picture
Lokesh Kanagaraj Young Age Picture
Lokesh Kanagaraj Young Age Picture
Lokesh Kanagaraj Family Picture
Lokesh Kanagaraj Family Picture
Lokesh Kanagaraj Wife (Aishwarya Lokesh)
Lokesh Kanagaraj Wife (Aishwarya Lokesh)


His father was a bus conductor. He has three brothers, Aravind Gnanasambandam, Ashwin Venkatesh, and Prashanth Gnanasambandam


His academic journey commenced at Palanayiammal Higher Secondary School in Kalliyapuram, Tamil Nadu, where he completed his schooling. After his formative years, he pursued higher education at PSG College of Arts and Science, where he showed a keen interest in the creative world of Fashion Technology.


He was born on Friday, 14 March 1986 in Kinathukadavu, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. Now she is 37 years old.

Wife & Children

On 8 January 2012, Lokesh got married to Aishwarya Lokesh. The couple has two children Son Aarudhra Lokesh, Daughter Adhvika Lokesh.

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Lokesh Kanagaraj’s journey into the world of filmmaking began to take shape during his college years when a budding interest in the art of storytelling captured his imagination. As he pursued his graduation, the allure of the cinematic world grew stronger, and he found himself drawn toward the magic of filmmaking.

In 2016, Lokesh’s talents as a filmmaker were recognized when his short film titled “Kalam” was selected to be a part of the prestigious anthology film “Aviyal,” produced by the acclaimed director Karthick Subbaraj. This opportunity served as a stepping stone for Lokesh, providing a platform to showcase his directorial skills and creativity on a broader stage. In the following year, Lokesh Kanagaraj made his directorial debut with the full-length feature film “Maanagaram,” which instantly resonated with audiences. The film’s captivating narrative and masterful direction earned widespread acclaim and firmly established Lokesh as a promising director to watch in the Tamil film industry. “Maanagaram” also achieved commercial success, further solidifying his position as a director with a unique vision.

Awards List

  • 2022: Talent of the Decade Award at the 8th Edition of Behindwoods Gold Medal Awards for his contribution to the Tamil film industry
  • 2022: Best Director Award for the film Master at the South Indian International Movie Awards
  • 2021: Favourite Director Award for the film Master at the Galatta Crown Awards
  • 2020: Favourite Director Award for the film Kaithi at the Zee Cine Awards Tamil
  • 2018: Best Debut Director Award for the film Maanagaram at the 10th Vijay Awards

Net Worth

He is an acclaimed Indian film director and screenwriter who primarily works in the Kollywood film industry. His net worth is 10 crores.

Filmography List

Here is a complete list of movies by Actor Lokesh Kanagaraj including, Latest & Upcoming movies information details Below the table.

Writer Title Year
No Michael 2023
Yes Aviyal 2016
Yes Maanagaram 2017
Yes Vella Raja 2018
Yes Kaithi 2019
Yes Master 2021
Yes Vikram 2022
Yes Leo  
Coming Soon Thalaivar 171 Coming Soon

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