Aari is an Indian film actor who has appeared in Tamil language films. He made his feature film debut in Rettaisuzhi (2010) produced by director Shankar, before having a breakthrough performance as Murugan in Nedunchaalai (2014). Aari has also played an pivotal role in the supernatural thriller Maya (2015).
Aari, before entering films, had strong background in theatre featuring in productions by Magic Lantern, Theatre Nisha and Inland Theatres which helped hone his acting skills and also worked as a fitness trainer for actors. He worked on T. V. Chandran's Aadum Koothu (2005) which was shown across film festivals, working alongside an established cast including Cheran and Navya Nair. Aari made his feature film debut in Rettaisuzhi, produced by director Shankar, and directed by Thamira featuring alongside Bharathiraja and K. Balachandar who played the lead roles and Anjali, who played Aari's love interest. He appeared as Murthy, an army man, returning to his village. However the film opened to poor reviews, with a critic noting that "the lead pair Anjali and Aari lacks charisma and is not convincing as lovers".
Aari is married to Nathiya, a Sri Lankan Tamil HR Professional from UK. The marriage took place in Kalikambal temple at Parrys, Chennai on 18 November 2015 and the engagement and reception was held on 17 November 2015 in Taj Connemara.