Kalaiyarasan Arjun is an Indian actor who predominantly works in the Tamil film industry. He has appeared in several roles that were highly appreciated at the box office.
Kalaiyarasan Arjun was born Kalaiyarasan Harikrishnan on Thursday, 20 February 1986 (age 37 years; as of 2023) in Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu, India. His zodiac sign is Pisces. He did his schooling at St. John’s Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. In 2003, he pursued a bachelor’s degree in Computer Applications at SRM Institute of Science & Technology in Chennai.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Weight (approx.): 75 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (approx.): Chest: 40 inches, Waist: 32 inches, Biceps: 14 inches
Parents & Siblings
His father’s name is Harikrishnan, and his mother’s name is Tamilmani. Arjun has a sister named Vaishnavi, and a brother named Rajeshkumar Harikrishnan, who is a US-based engineer.
Wife & Children
He got married to Priya Shanker, an engineer, on 15 July 2012. The couple first met in 2008 while they were employed at Accenture. Later, Priya switched to Wipro. In 2014, they welcomed a baby girl named Adithi.
Arjun sunk his feet in the acting world with the film Arjunan Kadhali in 2008; however, due to some reasons, the film was never released. In 2010, he worked in the film Nandalala in which he played the role of a drunkard.
He played cameo roles in the films Attakathi (2012) and Madha Yaanai Koottam (2013). According to Kalaiyarasan, he got his break through the drama film Madras (2014) in which he played the role of Anbu. The Indian Express The role earned him immense appreciation following which he earned several nominations for the best-supporting actor at Vijay Awards, Filmfare Awards, and South Indian International Movie Awards.
Kalaiyarasan’s acting career boomed after he worked in the film Madras (2014), and he landed several lead roles in films including Darling 2 (2016) and Raja Manthiri (2016). He played the role of the protagonist in the film Adhe Kangal (2017), directed by C. V. Kumar.
Kalaiyarasan shared the screen with Rajnikanth in the film Kabali (2016) in which he played the role of a school teacher.
In 2021, he played the role of Vetriselvan in an Indian Tamil-language period sports action film titled Sarpatta Parambarai (2021), directed by Ranjith.
He played the role of Deepan in a 2021 film titled Jagame Thanthiram, which was directed by Karthik Subbaraj.
He made his Malayalam debut with the film Thankam (2023) in which he played the role of Abbas.
He worked in the film Charles Enterprises, which is set to hit the cinemas on 5 May 2023.
In 2019, he worked as a dubbing artist and lent his voice to the character of Singaar Singh, played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui, in the Tamil film Petta.
He made his OTT debut with the Tamil web series Victim (2022) on SonyLIV in which he played the role of Sekar.
He played Pandi in the Tamil web series Pettaikaali (2022), which aired on Aha Tamil. He played the role of Rayar in the ZEE5 political thriller television series Sengalam in 2023. Before he became an actor, he worked at Accenture, an IT company, from 2006 to 2010. The Hindu
- In 2014, he won Vikatan Award for the best-supporting actor in the film Madras (2014).
- In 2015, he won Vijay Award for best supporting actor in the film Madras (2014).
- He is often called by the names Kalai, Anbu, and Arjun by his fans.
- He belongs to non-filmy background.
- Kalaiyarasan considers filmmaker Ranjith Balakrishnan his mentor and the man behind his success.
- Kalaiyarasan Harikrishnan is a fitness enthusiast and often shares his fitness regimen on social media.
- He likes sports activities and often does cycling and plays badminton. ((Instagram – Kalaiyarasan Arjun))
- Kalaiyarasan is a football fan and loves playing football.
- He often smokes cigarettes and consumes alcoholic beverages occasionally.