Vineeth is an Indian film actor and classical dancer known for his works then in Malayalam cinema and Tamil cinema. He was also starred in few Telugu, Kannada and Bollywood films. He is born to K. T. Radhakrishnan and Dr P. K. Shanthakumari on 23 August 1969 at Thalassery, Kannur. He has a sister, Dr Kavitha Dinesh. He studied at Good Shepherd International School, Ooty and St Joseph's Higher Secondary School, Thalassery. He pursued bachelors in commerce from Madras University in 1991. He married Priscilla Menon and lives in Chennai. They have a daughter named Avanthi Vineeth.
Vineeth is a nephew of the famous Travancore sisters. Of them, apparently Padmini and Ragini imposed on his parents to send him to dancing school. Vineeth is also a cousin of film actress Shobhana and a relative of actress Sukumari. He caught the public eye by winning the several prizes in the Bharatanatyam dance form while studying in school including winning the first prize at the Kerala State Youth festival for four years in a row and winning the top prize of 'Kalaprathibha'
Vineeth entered films with the I.V. Sasi film 'Idanilagal' in 1985. It was however with his second film 'Nakakshathangal' in 1986 that he caught the public eye in films. His dancing skills were prominently displayed in several films as well. He has acted in several well received films since in all South Indian languages. Inspite of his success in films, he still considers dance as his first love and is undergoing advanced training in Bharatanatyam and participates in several dance programmes all over the world as well as the Surya Dance Festival.
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