Manikandan Rajesh is an Indian actor and entrepreneur, who predominantly works in the Tamil television industry. He is known for being the brother of the Tamil actress Aishwarya Rajesh. In 2022, he entered the house of Bigg Boss Tamil 6 as a contestant.
He did his schooling at Sree Vidyanikethan International School in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. Thereafter, he enrolled himself in SVRS College, Bhind, Madhya Pradesh, to pursue his graduation.
Height (approx.): 5′ 8″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Manikandan Rajesh’s father, Rajesh, was a Telugu film actor. Rajesh passed away when Manikandan was 10 years old. His mother, Nagamani, is a former dancer. He had two elder brothers, who died during their teenage years. He has a younger sister, Aishwarya Rajesh, who is an actress.
Wife & Children
Manikandan Rajesh is married to Sofia Manikandan (actor, model, dancer, and make-up artist). Together, they have a son named Aryan.
His grandfather, Amarnath, was also an actor. His aunt Sri Lakshmi is a Telugu comedian. She has appeared in almost 500 films.
Manikandan Rajesh started his career as an actor with the Tamil TV serial Aval (2011-2013). He then appeared in Sun TV’s serial Azhagu (2017). Manikandan also played a supporting role in the Tamil TV serial Velunatchi (2018), which aired on Colors Tamil.
In the same year, he gave a performance on the Trichy Show.
He has also appeared in a few Tamil short films. In 2020, Manikandan starred in the Tamil film Vaanam Kottattum. In 2021, Manikandan, along with his wife, Sofia Manikandan, participated in the reality TV dance show Mr and Mrs Chinnathirai Season 3 aired on Vijay Television.
In 2022, he entered the house of Bigg Boss Tamil 6 as a contestant. He has endorsed a few beauty brands like D’ Moksha on Instagram.
He is the owner of the Chennai-based North Indian and Chinese restaurant named Desi Wong.
- Sport: Cricket
- Cricketer: Mahendra Singh Dhoni
- Travel Destination(s): Theni in Tamil Nadu, Maldives
- Video Game: Call of Duty: Warzone
- He loves travelling and doing adventure sports in his leisure time.
- Manikandan owns a BMW and a Jeep Compass.