Vishnu Raghav hails from Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala. He is the son of veteran photographer R. Gopalakrishnan. Vishnu did his schooling at Arya Central School, Thiruvanathapuram. He completed Civil Engineering from college of Engineering, Thiruvanathapuram. He had a brief career stint with Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (CTS).
Vishnu started his career in acting with the film ‘‘Orkut Oru Ormakoot’ directed by Manoj – Vinod. He has played character roles in films like Theevram’, ‘Pakida’ and ‘Saradhi’. Vishnu portrayed an important role in the film depicts the story of 5 friends, the fun and friendship they share. He played a major role in the film ‘Johnpaul Vathil Thurakkunnu’. Vishnu made his debut as a director through the short film ‘For Hire’.
The short film was premiered at various short film festivals and bagged honours. He has also directed the music video ‘Veruthe’. Vishnu directed the short film ‘Open Your Mind’ which tells three small stories. Popular actress Bhavana played the protagonist in the first story which throws light on the social restrictions in our lives.