Vineeth, happy birthday!

The actor  turns 44 today

Born on August 23, 1969,As Malayalam actor Vineeth celebrates his birthday today, he can also celebrate his long innings in the South Indian film industry.

Having made his debut in 1985 in Idanilangal, he’s put in more than 25 years in cinema. In his long career, he’s won acclaim for films such as Daivathinte Vikrkuthikal and Sargam. In Tamil, Vineeth’s best performances were in films such as Jathimalli and Pudhiya Mugam in the early ‘90s.

While he’s also made a foray into Kannada and Telugu, it’s Malayalam that Vineeth has done most of his work in. This year his projects include Ezhamathat Varavu, Attakatha and Cleopatra.

Though Vineeth has carved a place for himself in films, it’s dance that continues to be his abiding passion. A nephew of the famous Travancore sisters – Lalitha, Padmini, Ragini – and cousin of Shobana, he is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer. He continues to perform in and choreograph dance recitals all over the world.

Here’s wishing the dancer and actor a very happy birthday!