Kalaiyarasan Wiki, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More



Kalaiyarasan Arjun is an Indian actor who predominantly works in the Tamil film industry. He has appeared in several roles that were highly appreciated at the box office.


Kalaiyarasan Arjun was born Kalaiyarasan Harikrishnan on Thursday, 20 February 1986 (age 37 years; as of 2023) in Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu, India. His zodiac sign is Pisces. He did his schooling at St. John’s Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. In 2003, he pursued a bachelor’s degree in Computer Applications at SRM Institute of Science & Technology in Chennai.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 7″

Weight (approx.): 75 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Body Measurements (approx.): Chest: 40 inches, Waist: 32 inches, Biceps: 14 inches


Parents & Siblings

His father’s name is Harikrishnan, and his mother’s name is Tamilmani. Arjun has a sister named Vaishnavi, and a brother named Rajeshkumar Harikrishnan, who is a US-based engineer.

A picture of Kalaiyarasan Arjun’s father

Kalaiyarasan Arjun with his brother, Rajeshkumar Harikrishnan

Wife & Children

He got married to Priya Shanker, an engineer, on 15 July 2012. The couple first met in 2008 while they were employed at Accenture. Later, Priya switched to Wipro. In 2014, they welcomed a baby girl named Adithi.

Kalaiyarasan Arjun with Priya Shanker

Kalaiyarasan Arjun with his daughter




Arjun sunk his feet in the acting world with the film Arjunan Kadhali in 2008; however, due to some reasons, the film was never released. In 2010, he worked in the film Nandalala in which he played the role of a drunkard.

Kalaiyarasan Arjun (in red shirt) in a still from the film Nandalala (2010)

He played cameo roles in the films Attakathi (2012) and Madha Yaanai Koottam (2013). According to Kalaiyarasan, he got his break through the drama film Madras (2014) in which he played the role of Anbu. The role earned him immense appreciation following which he earned several nominations for the best-supporting actor at Vijay Awards, Filmfare Awards, and South Indian International Movie Awards.

Kalaiyarasan Arjun as Anbu in a still from the film Madras (2014)

Kalaiyarasan’s acting career boomed after he worked in the film Madras (2014), and he landed several lead roles in films including Darling 2 (2016) and Raja Manthiri (2016). He played the role of the protagonist in the film Adhe Kangal (2017), directed by C. V. Kumar.

Poster of the film Adhe Kangal (2017)

Kalaiyarasan shared the screen with Rajnikanth in the film Kabali (2016) in which he played the role of a school teacher.

Poster of the film Kabali (2016)

In 2021, he played the role of Vetriselvan in an Indian Tamil-language period sports action film titled Sarpatta Parambarai (2021), directed by Ranjith.

Poster of the film Sarpatta Parambarai (2021)

He played the role of Deepan in a 2021 film titled Jagame Thanthiram, which was directed by Karthik Subbaraj.

Poster of the film Jagame Thanthiram (2021)


He made his Malayalam debut with the film Thankam (2023) in which he played the role of Abbas.

Poster of the film Thankam (2023)

He worked in the film Charles Enterprises, which is set to hit the cinemas on 5 May 2023.

Poster of the film Charles Enterprises (2023)

Web series 

In 2019, he worked as a dubbing artist and lent his voice to the character of Singaar Singh, played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui, in the Tamil film Petta.

Poster of the film Petta (2019)

He made his OTT debut with the Tamil web series Victim (2022) on SonyLIV in which he played the role of Sekar.

Poster of the series Victim (2022)

He played Pandi in the Tamil web series Pettaikaali (2022), which aired on Aha Tamil. He played the role of Rayar in the ZEE5 political thriller television series Sengalam in 2023. Before he became an actor, he worked at Accenture, an IT company, from 2006 to 2010.


  • In 2014, he won Vikatan Award for the best-supporting actor in the film Madras (2014).
  • In 2015, he won Vijay Award for best supporting actor in the film Madras (2014).

    Kalaiyarasan with his awards he won in 2014 for the film Madras (2014)


  • He is often called by the names Kalai, Anbu, and Arjun by his fans.
  • He belongs to non-filmy background.
  • Kalaiyarasan Harikrishnan is a fitness enthusiast and often shares his fitness regimen on social media.

    A picture of Kalaiyarasan while working out in the gym

  • He likes sports activities and often does cycling and plays badminton. ((Instagram – Kalaiyarasan Arjun))

    Kalaiyarasan Arjun while riding a bicycle during a duathlon

  • Kalaiyarasan is a football fan and loves playing football.

    A picture of Kalaiyarasan Arjun and his friends after playing football

  • He often smokes cigarettes and consumes alcoholic beverages occasionally.

    A picture of Kalaiyarasan while smoking