Denes Kumar

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Denes Kumar
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Born (1982-06-16) June 16, 1982 (age 39)
Perak, Malaysia
NationalityMalaysian
CitizenshipMalaysia
Occupation
Organization
  • Managing Director - Veedu Production Sdn. Bhd.
  • Board Member - National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS)
Height173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Spouse(s)Dr. Vimala Perumal

Denes Kumar (born 1982) is a Malaysian multi-award-winning producer, actor, writer, and TV host. He is best known for his work in Vedigundu Pasangge,[1] Vetti Pasanga and Tamiletchumy (2020).[2] He is the founder of Veedu Production, a renowned movie production house based in Malaysia.[3][4]

Denes has also worked as a producer & actor on blockbuster films like Vere Vazhi Ille Tamiletchumy and Maravaan resulting in earning a massive social media following of over 208,000 followers on Instagram.[5][6] Apart from his successful career in the film industry, Denes is also a prominent figure in the entertainment industry and has hosted a number of TV shows including the National Dance show in Malaysia, Aattam 100 Vagai.[7][8][9]

Early life and education

Denes was born in 1982 in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia. He is the eldest child in the family. Kumar later graduated with a degree in Business Administration (BBA) from the University of New Castle, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Career

Denes's very first involvement in the creative industry was as a dancer for local television programs. He then began choreographing video clips for television shows.[10] His foray into the entertainment sector began when he was offered a role as a host on one of ASTRO's most popular shows, Aattam 100 Vagai. That experience led to more hosting opportunities as well as opportunities to act in a few films and local television series. He directs video clips, and one of his short films, 'Chellam,' was nominated for an Astro Short Film Award.[11]

Denes is the producer of a number of Vimala Perumal's short films. One of the short films was selected in competition at the 30th Busan International Short Film Festival in Korea and was among the top 60 in the world. His background in the arts and dancing prompted him to produce Vimala's first feature film, VILAIYAATU PASANGE (PLAYFUL FOLKS), which had a successful month-long run at International Screens, Golden Screen Cinemas in 2011.[12][13]

He was highly interested in producing Vimala's second feature picture, "VETTI PASANGA" (USELESS FOLKS), which is a sequel to VILAIYAATU PASANGE, due to huge support (PLAYFUL FOLKS). Early in 2014, "VETTI PASANGA" set a new record at the Malaysian Tamil Box Office. Later the same year, he produced and starred in "VERE VAZHI ILLE" (NO OTHER WAY), the first Tamil Zombie film, which earned overwhelmingly positive reviews from a nationwide audience.[14]

VEDIGUNDU PASANGGE (ROWDY FOLKS),[15] the final installment of the Pasanga Trilogy, was the highest-grossing Malaysian Tamil film in 2018, winning the Malaysia Book of Records and a Special Jury Award at the Malaysian Film Festival.[16] It had the greatest impact on the entire Malaysian Tamil Cinema, bringing the industry to a new competitive level in the eyes of the world.[17][18]

After a long career in the film industry, Denes embarked on the release of the company's first drama series, TAMILETCHUMY, a Malaysian-based Tamil family drama with a female empowerment theme. The series was well-received by the public, and the second season was launched on August 12th, 2021.[19][20]

Filmography

S.No. Title Year Role
1 Yaar Kutram (TV Series) 2010 Actor (Suman)
2 Vilaiyaatu Pasange 2011 Producer, Actor
3 Anushthaana 2013 Actor
4 Vetti Pasanga 2014 Producer, Actor (Denes), Writer
5 Vere Vazhi Ille 2015 Actor (Suriya)
6 Maravaan 2015 Actor
7 Vere Vazhi Ille 2015 Producer
8 Vedigundu Pasangge 2018 Producer, Actor (Theva)
9 KL Vampires 2019 Actor (Khai)
10 Tamiletchumy (TV Series) 2020 Producer, Writer

Awards

  • Best Actor, Cinefest Malaysia Awards 2019
  • Best Actor, Malaysian Tamil Association Award 2015
  • Most Popular Artist at Malaysia Kalai Ulagam Award 2015
  • Best TV Anchor at Malaysia Kalai Ulagam Award 2015
  • 2nd Runner Up at Dhool vs. Yutham at International Dance Competition 2015
  • Most Popular Artist at Yutha Medai All Star 2014 (Dance Competition)
  • 1st Runner Up at Yutha Medai All Star 2014 (Dance Competition)
  • Best Rock Song at AIM Award 2013 (Singles, “VMB 2.0”)
  • Feature Film, Producer, “VEDIGUNDU PASANGGE” (Rowdy Folks)
  • Released Nationwide on 26th July 2018 (WORLD PREMIERE)
  • Highest Grossing Malaysian Tamil Movie,The Malaysia Book of Records, Malaysia[21]
  • Best Feature Film, 10th Norway Tamil Film Festival, Norway[22]
  • Best Actor Female, 10th Norway Tamil Film Festival, Norway
  • Official Selection, Cinema Worldfest Awards 2019, Winter Selection, Canada
  • Winner, Calcutta International Cult Film Festival 2019, India
  • Best Editing, South Film & Arts Academy Festival, Chile
  • Best Production Design, South Film & Arts Academy Festival, Chile
  • Best South Design, South Film & Arts Academy Festival, Chile
  • Award of Excellence, Accolade Global Film Competition 2019, USA
  • Best Writing and Scripting, Barcelona Planet Film Festival 2019, Spain
  • Box Office Movie of The Year, Yasi Award 2019, Malaysia
  • Most Prominent Director, Yasi Award 2019, Malaysia
  • Most Prominent Actress, Yasi Award 2019, Malaysia
  • Most Prominent Supporting Actor, Yasi Award 2019, Malaysia
  • Special Jury Award, Mindraa Icon Award 2019, Malaysia
  • Best Music Video, Mindraa Icon Award 2019, Malaysia
  • Best Movie, Cinefest Malaysia Awards 2019, Malaysia[23]
  • Best Director, Cinefest Malaysia Awards 2019, Malaysia
  • Box Office Movie of The Year, Cinefest Malaysia Awards 2019, Malaysia
  • Best International Music Director, Cinefest Malaysia Awards 2019, Malaysia
  • Best International Cinematographer, Cinefest Malaysia Awards 2019, Malaysia
  • Best International Editor, Cinefest Malaysia Awards 2019, Malaysia
  • Best Playback Singer (Female), Cinefest Malaysia Awards 2019, Malaysia
  • Best Song, Cinefest Malaysia Awards 2019, Malaysia
  • Best Music Video, Cinefest Malaysia Awards 2019, Malaysia
  • Special Honor Record Breaking Achievement, PAIIM 2019 (Johor), Malaysia
  • Short Film, Producer, “NAVARASAS: A Living Canvas” (e-Motion)
  • 2nd Research Creation and Exhibition, Multimedia University, Malaysia
  • Finalist, 30th Busan International Short Film Festival, Korea
  • Finalist, 9th Third Eye Asian Film Festival, Mumbai, India
  • Finalist, 2nd Seoul Extreme Short Image Film Festival, Seoul Korea
  • INNOFEST, National Art Gallery Exhibition, Malaysia

Personal life

Denes married Dr. Vimala Perumal on the 19th of November 2011. They have a daughter, Dashena, and a son, Sharwin. Dr. Vimala Perumal is a Malaysian filmmaker and Senior Lecturer at Multimedia University, Cyberjaya, Malaysia.[24] She is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Creative Multimedia (IJCM) and currently is the Head of Department under the Faculty of Creative Multimedia, in the same university. They are based in the Malaysian region of Puchong, where they manage their production firm, Veedu Productions Sdn. Bhd., a film production and distribution company, as of 2020.[25][26]

Kumar is fluent in Tamil, English, and Malay.

In the media

        

References

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  2. "Musim pertama Tamiletchumy cetus kegilaan peminat". MalaysiaGazette. 26 July 2020. Retrieved 27 January 2022.
  3. "Denes Kumar Appointed as Board Member of FINAS". Varnam MY. 28 May 2020. Retrieved 27 January 2022.
  4. "Maxis 4G & YouTube Unveil Malaysia's 1st 360° Film Series To Celebrate Merdeka 2016". Maxis. Retrieved 27 January 2022.
  5. "Tamiletchumy dapat sambutan luar biasa". MalaysiaGazette. 27 June 2020. Retrieved 27 January 2022.
  6. "DiGi Brings "Light" to Underprivileged Children". MalaysianWireless. 30 September 2011. Retrieved 27 January 2022.
  7. Sathiabalan, S. Indra. "Creating something special". www.thesundaily.my. Retrieved 27 January 2022.
  8. "AStro Aattam 100 Vagai 4 Competition". eMenang. 25 September 2008. Retrieved 27 January 2022.
  9. "'Bigg Boss' Abhirami's Next Film Is A Local Tamil Film 'Gajen'!". Varnam MY. 4 November 2019. Retrieved 27 January 2022.
  10. "Maxis Rojak 360°, Malaysia's 1st 360° Film Series - A YouTube & Maxis 4G Joint Project". Maxis. Retrieved 27 January 2022.
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  14. "Music to the ears for local movie fans". The Star. Retrieved 27 January 2022.
  15. "Local Flick 'Vedigundu Pasangge' Secures 5 Cinemas In The UK". Varnam MY. 23 July 2018. Retrieved 27 January 2022.
  16. Lee, Joe. "The Malaysian Film Festival winners are the real Malaysian films (VIDEO) | Malay Mail". www.malaymail.com. Retrieved 27 January 2022.
  17. "Vedigundu Pasangge ungguli anugerah CINEFEST 2019". MalaysiaGazette. 11 February 2019. Retrieved 27 January 2022.
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  19. "ASTRO Gears Up For Tamiletchumy Season 2 and International Tamil Shows In August". Varnam MY. 10 August 2021. Retrieved 27 January 2022.
  20. Shamsudin, Rudy Imran (19 November 2019). "KL Vampire penuh dugaan". Harian Metro. Retrieved 27 January 2022.
  21. BEGUM, MUMTAJ. "'Vedigundue Pasangge' is highest-grossing local Tamil movie of all time". The Star. Retrieved 27 January 2022.
  22. "Vedigundu Pasangge dapat pengiktirafan dari Norway pula". MalaysiaGazette. 27 February 2019. Retrieved 27 January 2022.
  23. "Cinefest Malaysia Awards 2019 @ ICC Pudu (31/1/19) | Rentak Sejuta: Southeast Asia's #1 Music News Site". 1in1m.proboards.com. Retrieved 27 January 2022.
  24. "Spark Your Deepavali With Exuberence, Rejoicing To Astro's Punnagai Deepavali". Varnam MY. 2 November 2020. Retrieved 27 January 2022.
  25. "Denes Kumar and Dr Vimala Start Filming 'Tamil School'". Varnam MY. 5 July 2019. Retrieved 27 January 2022.
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