Kanmani was born on March 15, 1978 in chennai. He entered into Tamil industry in the year 2003. He First film name is Aahaa Ethanai Azhagu released in 2003 as a director. Some of the famous movies in which Kanmani acted are Naa Upiri, Chinnodu, Call Center, Nuvve Naa Sakhi, Odi Polama, Made In Vizag, Arjuna, and Lechipodhama. He gained success with his next two ventures in Telugu, Naa Oopiri (2005) and Chinnodu (2006), before going on to make the social drama Call Center (2008) and the romantic comedy Odipolama (2009).