Vishnu has been passionate about performing and acting since watching his first film on the big screen at the tender age of 6. Formally trained at The Barry John Acting Studio in Mumbai, under Barry John himself, he has continued his training in the UK, US and Singapore. Vishnu previously featured prominently in productions by ANDSOFORTH, Singapore’s premier immersive theatre company, such as Alice in Wonderland and The Spy, The Thug, His Wife and Her Lover. He got to work in his first feature film MALAM in a leading role that got strong critical and audience response, having debuted in the UK at the UK Asian Film Festival in 2022. For his performance, he received praise. Leonard Yip, the director of the film had the following to say,
“When Vishnu came for the audition, we were struck by how charismatic and natural he was. He could not only embody a character, he could also play it with such depth that you could tell the emotions ran deeper within him. It exuded not only in his mannerisms, it showed in his eyes and screen presence. As a team we decided to change and adapt the entire script to having a South Asian lead, which meant a significant rethink and rewrite of the entire script. Vishnu’s dedication to the craft of acting & performance not only brought Jay’s character to life on screen, Vishnu gave Jaya a soul.”
Vishnu has been a regular at acting workshops having worked extensively with the London Actors Workshop finishing their basic and advanced levels. He has also been a regular at casting workshops with prominent casting directors in the industry as he continues to hone his craft.