Vignesh Shivan, credited sometimes as Vignesh Shivn, is an Indian film director, actor and lyric writer who works in Tamil cinema. He has been regularly associated in projects involving Simbu, Dhanush and Anirudh Ravichander, as well as helming independent music videos.
Vignesh Shivan made a short film and after getting Dharan to compose music for it; showed the film to producers, Gemini Film Circuit, and then to Silambarasan and both parties agreed to collaborate to make it a feature film titled Podaa Podi (2012). The joint producers of the film, Shanaya Telefilms, released a series of posters in June 2008 publicising the film, while Silambarasan and Vignesh toured in Canada scouting for locations and agreeing a deal with Mayor Ron Stevens to film in Orillia and Toronto. The film languished in production for close to four years, before finally releasing in October 2012 to mixed reviews. He then continued to be active in films by working as a lyricist, filming independent music videos and appeared in a cameo role as an engineer in Velaiyilla Pattathari (2014) along with Dhanush.
His second film, Naanum Rowdydhaan (2015), went through several changes of cast and production studios, before finalising on Vijay Sethupathi and Nayantara as lead actors and Dhanush as producer.
In his third venture, Thaanaa Serndha Koottam, he teamed up with Suriya Sivakumar and Keerthy Suresh. Anirudh Ravichander wrote the music numbers.