Santhivila Dinesh (Director) Wiki, Age, Wife, Biography, Family, Movies & Facts


Santhivila Dinesh (Malayalam: “സന്തിവില ദിനേശ്”, born b/w 1972-1976) is a famous Tollywood director, writer, filmmaker, journalist, producer, and entrepreneur from Trivandrum, Kerala, India. He is famously known in the country for his best-directing work in the entertainment industry.

As a director or filmmaker, Dinesh works in many Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, and Kannada film industry. He wrote and directed so many TV serials and films.

Santhivila Dinesh came into limelight after directing the movie named “Bunglavil Outha” in the year 2005. Being a director, he has great links with many Tollywood celebrities.

He became the part of the controversy in September 2020, when the artist Bhagyalakshmi filed a case against him. Read this article to know about the controversy and life story of Santhivila Dinesh.



Real Full Birth Name Santhivila Dinesh (സന്തിവില ദിനേശ്).
Stage Name Dinesh.
Occupation Journalist, Director, Writer, Filmmaker, Producer, and Entrepreneur.
Famous for The Movie “Bunglavil Outha”.
Age (How old, as of 2020) 44-48 years old.
Year of Birth 1972-1976.
Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign) Aries.
Birthplace Trivandrum, Kerala, India.
Nationality Indian.
Gender Male.
Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian) Straight.
Caste Kapu.
Religion Hinduism.

Career & Wealth

Income Source Movies and TV Shows.
Movies 1. Anuyathra.
2. Chilluvilakku.
3. Nizhal Kannadi.
4. Valayam.
5. Bunglavil Outha.
6. Ammakkoru Tharattu.
Net worth (approx.) INR 80-90 Lakh as of 2020.

Personal Information

Marital Status Married.
Wife/Spouse Name Name Not Known.
Children Son: 1 (name not available).
Dating History? N/A.
Eating Habits Non-Vegetarian.
Smoke or Drink? Yes (Occasionally).


Parents Father: Name Not Available.
Mother: Homemaker.
Siblings 1 Brother.
Social Media Accounts Facebook: @santhivila.dinesh.5


Highest Qualification Graduate.
School Local Private School.
Alma Mater. Kerala University.

Physical Appearance

Height Feet & Inches: 5′ 10″.
Centimeters: 177 cm.
Meters: 1.77 m.
Weight Kilograms: 75 Kg.
Pounds: 165.43 lbs.
Shoe Size (UK) 9.
Hair Color Salt & Pepper.
Eye Color Black.


Santhivila Dinesh and Bhagyalakshmi’s Controversy

Police enrolled a case against Santhivila Dinesh (director) based on a complaint documented by naming artiste Bhagyalakshmi. As per the sources, prior, this case was held up by the Cyber Cell.

Bhagyalakshmi had claimed commonly that Santhivila Dinesh actually offended her referencing her name through social media[1]Mathrubhumi.

According to the sources, Bhagyalakshmi and two other ladies had mistreated an individual named “Vijay P Nair”, who consistently disrespected ladies working in the social and entertainment industry through YouTube recordings.


Early Life, Parents & Siblings

The famous Indian director was born between the year 1972-1976 in Trivandrum, Kerala, India[2]Mathrubhumi. He belongs to the Hinduism religion. According to a guess, Santhivila Dinesh’s age is around 44-48 years old (as of 2020).

He does not disclose the names of his parents and siblings to the media. According to the media reports, his father is a businessman and a member of a political party. His mother is a housewife.

According to his social media profile, Santhivila has a brother in the family. Dinesh is interested in filmmaking and writing since childhood. He attended a local private school for his schooling.

After that, he enrolled his name at Kerala University and completed his graduation in the field of journalism[3]Facebook. After completing his advanced studies, he stepped into his professional career. At present, Santhivila Dinesh is a famous director.


Marriage, Spouse & Children

Director Santhivila Dinesh lives a happy married life with his wife in Trivandrum ‘Thiruvananthapuram’. As per the sources, he did his arranged marriage. According to his Facebook profile, he is the father of a son.

However, Dinesh does not reveal the names of his wife and kids to the media. He loves to travel to different countries with his family.

Santhivila also shared his memorable moments with his son and wife on his social media handles. Although, he gives more focus on his professional career.


Some Lesser Known Facts About Santhivila Dinesh

  • After completing his higher studies, he started working as a journalist in a news company.
  • After working for some time, he left the work and stepped into the entertainment industry.
  • Because of great interest in directing, he decided to pursue his career in the film industry.
  • Some media reports say that he also worked as an assistant director in the industry.
  • Later, Santhivila Dinesh gave many hit movies to the Tollywood film world.
  • Dinesh rose in fame after directing the film “Bunglavil Outha”.
  • Santhivila Dinesh directed so many movies including Anuyathra, Chilluvilakku, Nizhal Kannadi, Valayam, Ammakkoru Tharattu, and others.
  • He made a net worth of INR 80-90 Lakh (approx.) as of 2020.
  • Santhivila has also appeared in many awards shows and events.
  • As per the sources, he also won the best director award for his talent and excellence.
  • Dinesh uses social media very rarely.
  • According to a guess, the height of Santhivila Dinesh is around 5 feet 10 inches (in meters 1.77 m). The weight of his body is 65 kilograms (in pounds 143 lbs).


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