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Santhivila Dinesh

Santhivila Dinesh is a South Indian director, writer, filmmaker, journalist, producer, and entrepreneur. Moreover, Santhivila Dinesh is best known for his directing work in the popular movie, Bunglavil Outha (2005).

Early Life and Childhood

Santhivila Dinesh was born on the 27th of July 1974, in Trivandrum, Kerala, India. As of now, his age is 49 years and holds Indian nationality. Moreover, he follows Hinduism by religion and has the birth sign of Aries.

However, this Indian director has not yet disclosed his parents’ and siblings’ names in the media. However, it is known that his father is a businessman and a member of a political party while his mother is a housemaker. Dinesh was raised in an upper-middle-class family. Looking at his social media profile, he has a brother whose name is unknown.

Talking about his academic career, he might have finished his early education at a Local Private School. Later, he enrolled at Kerala University and completed his graduation. Moreover, he did his film direction course at Trivandrum University.

Santhivila Dinesh – Net Worth 2024

Being a well-known director, he has collected a decent sum of money throughout his career. Moreover, he has an estimated net worth of around $2 million as of 2024.

The Indian director has not yet shared his earnings, and his main income came from his directing movies and television shows.

Professional Career

Talking about his professional career, Santhivila Dinesh worked as a journalist in a news company after completing his graduation. After working for a while, he left the news company and stepped into the South-Indian entertainment industry.

Due to his key interest in directing movies, he decided to pursue his career in the film industry. He began working as an assistant director in the movie industry. In addition, he worked as an assistant director for the movies like, ‘Kuttapathram (1991) and ‘Kavadiyattam’ (1993).

Later, he began directing popular movies and gave many commercial hits to the South Indian film industry. Moreover, he came to the limelight after his directorial movie, ‘Bunglavil Outha’ (2005) became a commercial hit.

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Caption: Santhivila Dinesh directed the movie, Bunglavil Outha (Source: IMDb)

In addition, he worked in various languages, such as Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada. ‘Bhagavan,’ ‘Tommanum Makkalum’ (2005), ‘Krithyam’ (2005), ‘Chanthupottu’ (2005), ‘Nizhal Kannadi’ (2012) are some of his other directorial works.

He has worked under the director Sreekumaran Thampi’s movie ‘Ammakkoru Tharattu’ (2015). The director has also worked in the Telugu series ‘Amrutham’ (2004), ‘Anuyathra,’ and ‘Chilluvilakku.’ His recent work was as an assistant director for the movie ‘Valayam’ (2020).


Talking about his awards, he has earned the Best Director Award for his excellence in the field of direction. Looking at his career success, the South Indian director might have earned more of them in the following years.

Relationship Status

Regarding his relationship status, Santhivila Dinesh is a married man. With the marriage, the couple has a son. Apart from this, there is no information regarding their exact marriage date, the wife and son’s names are still unknown.

However, the director has shared a few pictures of their family on his social media sites.

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Caption: Santhivila Dinesh with his family (Source: TheWikiFeed)

He once got into a controversy when popular South Indian celebrity Bhagyalakshmi filed a complaint against him. According to Bhagyalakshmi, Dinesh offended her by referencing her name through social media.

Due to this incident, it was found that Bhagyalakshmi and two other women had bashed an individual named “Vijay P Nair”  on social media for making degrading comments about women through his YouTube channel.

Body Measurements

Talking about his body status, he stands 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs around 75 kg. Likewise, he has salt-pepper hair with black eyes color and wears a shoe size of 9 UK.

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Caption: Santhivila Dinesh with friends (Source: Dreshare)

Santhivila Dinesh – Social Media

On his Facebook page, there are more than 1.6K followers. Other than this, the director is not active on Twitter, and Instagram.