The 29 year old Krrish Menon, who made his acting debut in Achcham Enbadhu Madamaiyada, directed by Gautham Menon is all set to rock the screens for Sugeeth’s upcoming bilingual film Kinavalli as the lead hero.
Born and bred in Chennai, Krrish did his graduation in filmmaking and advertising from Mumbai and post graduation in post production and special effects. “I worked as a copywriter for an advertising agency and wrote advertisements for Citibank for over a year. In the middle, I continued to pursue my passion by working for short films which eventually led my pathway to met Gautham sir in 2012. I worked under him as an assistant director in Neethane Enn Ponnvasantham (2012), Yeto Velipoyindhi Manasu (2012), Yennai Arindhaal (2015), Saahasam Swaasaga Saagipo (2016). Gautham sir is anyone’s dream to work with. He’s the most suave, composed and brilliant persons I’ve met in my life. I’ve only seen him treat people with respect and dignity and one of the biggest advice he gave me was to focus on either acting or directing and not indulge in both” said the young actor when in conversation with DC.
Meanwhile, Krrish got a job in a corporate company but he gave it up to join in post-production unit of Needhane Yen Ponvasantham. However, his ambitions of becoming an actor started to materialise when he started to assist Gautham in Ajith’s Yennai Arindhaal. It was Ajith who suggested Krrish go for acting and he ended up playing a small role in YA.
“A couple of friends from Kochi showed my photographs to Sugeeth sir, while he was looking for new faces for his film Kinavalli. I sent in an audition tape and I managed to make it in as the lead hero. It’s been a sheer honour working with director Sugeeth from the Malayalam industry after having very successfully created films like Ordinary, Madhuranaranga, and the latest success Shikkari Shambhu which released this year,” he added.
When asked about his experience as the lead actor, Krrish said, “Well it’s pretty much everything I’ve wanted to do all my life. I decided I’ll be an actor ever since I was four is used to act a lot in theatre as well. I only started doing cinema since Yennai Arindhaal. The funny thing about being the hero versus playing a relatively smaller role is that there’s no escape. When you’re the lead, all eyes are on you and you can’t fumble or look away or deliver any less than the expectations. It has honed me majorly as an actor as Sugeeth sir taught me every nuance, modulation, delivery and expression. Sugeeth sir is someone with exemplary clarity and I grew leaps and bounds as an actor under his umbrella. “
“It’s very important to educate oneself on the craft, whatever it may be before going independent. Ideally assisting someone of a great calibre can actually make a difference. Many a time, the world might try to put you and your dream down, but you just have to be stubborn and get up, keep walking forward. Dare to dream because dreams do come true!” he said with enthusiasm.
The film Kinavalli has six leads, four male actors and two female actors. It hits the big screens on July 27 and Krrish couldn’t be more excited!