Nelson Dilipkumar Net Worth 2023: Meet the man behind Rajnikanth starrer blockbuster film Jailer

Nelson Dilipkumar is a gifted filmmaker known for his talents in movie directing and screenwriting. He is mostly known for his works in Tamil cinema and mostly makes action-thriller movies. Nelson was listed by the Times of India magazine in its list of Promising Directors of 2018. In 2023, Dilipkumar once again came into the limelight after the major success of his movie “Jailer”. Check out some interesting details about Nelson Dilipkumar’s net worth, personal biography, age, professional career, and much more from this article.

Nelson Dilipkumar Net Worth 2023

NameNelson Dilipkumar
ProfessionFilm director, screenwriter
Net worth in rupees₹10 crores (est.)

Nelson Dilipkumar Personal Biography

Nelson Dilipkumar was born on 21 June 1984 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. His father passed away in 2018 but not many details about Nelson’s parents or family are known. He holds a degree in visual communication from New College, Chennai. 

Dilipkumar is married to Monisha Nelson and the couple has one son together.

Full nameNelson Dilipkumar
ProfessionFilm director, screenwriter
Years active2010 – present
AgeBorn on 21 June 1984
Place of birthChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
EducationThe New College, Chennai
Marital statusMarried
SpouseMonisha Nelson

Nelson Dilipkumar Career Highlights

Nelson started his career as an assistant script writer for the Tamil channel Star Vijay. In 2010, he began working as a director on the movie “Vettai Mannan” but the movie was shelved midway during production. Many years later Nelson made his debut as writer-director with the movie “Kolamaavu Kokila”. Released in 2018, the film not only became a commercial success but also earned Nelson the award for Best Screenplay Award. He later started working on the movie “Doctor” and both wrote and directed the film. The movie was released in 2021 and turned out to be one of the biggest Tamil-language hit movies. It was one of the best movies that pulled audiences to theaters post Covid pandemic.

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Dilipkumar’s next movie was “Beast” starring famous actor Vijay which was released in 2022. Vijay agreed to work on the movie after being impressed by the script that Nelson wrote himself. The movie too became a major hit and was released as a pan-Indian film in the Telugu, Hindi, Kannada, and Malayalam languages. Despite getting mixed reviews from the critics, the movie was loved by the audiences and went over to collect ₹240 crore at the box office worldwide.

Jailer & Career Breakthrough

Although Nelson had already given many blockbusters, his most successful project came with Rajinikanth starrer “Jailer” which was released in August 2023. Every aspect of the movie, from the cast, acting, direction, and music, was liked by both critics and the audience. The movie turned out to be a huge success both critically and commercially. For his work on Jailer, Nelson even received praise from the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, M. K. Stalin. Following the immense success of the movie, Nelson has confirmed that he will be making sequels to all his hit movies namely Kolamaavu Kokila, Doctor, Beast, and Jailer.

Movies Directed by Nelson Dilipkumar

Below is the list of movies directed by Nelson Dilipkumar. In addition to direction, Dilipkumar has also written the script for these movies.

  • Kolamaavu Kokila (2018)
  • Doctor (2021)
  • Beast (2022)
  • Jailer (2023)

Awards and Nominations won by Nelson Dilipkumar

Check out the list of some of the prominent awards won by Nelson Dilipkumar:

  • 2019 8th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Debut Director for Kolamaavu Kokila
  • 2019 Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards Best Screenplay for Kolamaavu Kokila

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the net worth of Nelson Dilipkumar in rupees in 2023?

Nelson Dilipkumar’s net worth in 2023 is estimated to be around Rs. 10 crores.

Which is the most popular movie directed by Nelson?

Jailer (2023)

Who is Nelson Dilipkumar’s son?

Advik, who is known for movies like Physician, Kolamaavu Kokila, and Beast.

Why did Vettai Mannan stop after being produced halfway?

Due to financial issues

Is Nelson the best director in South Indian cinema?

He is counted among the talented directors in the industry.

Who is the favorite director of Nelson Dilipkumar?

C. V. Sridhar, Steven Spielberg, and Quentin Tarantino are Nelson’s favorite directors.

Is Nelson Dilipkumar making a movie named Thalaivar 169?

Actually, Nelson’s project jailer was initially named Thalaivar 169 (tentatively).

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