In what can be defined as one of the finest performances in recent times, actor Antony left a lasting impression in his debut in last year’s critically acclaimed, Merku Thodarchi Malai, directed by Lenin Bharathi under the Vijay Sethupathi Productions banner with music by ‘Isaignani’ Ilaiyaraaja.

Antony has been adjudged for the Best Debutant Actor - Critics Choice - at the BOFTA Galatta Debut Awards 2018. In his speech, the up-and-coming actor states, "I came to Chennai from Dindigul in 2004 with an interest in acting. Merku Thodarchi Malai has received a lot or awards, but for the first time I'm getting an award and I would like to thank Galatta for this honor."

He further added, "Vijay Sethupathi was the first choice to play the lead in Merku Thodarchi Malai, but he insisted that I should play the lead role as he believed my phsyique would be apt for the character's nativity in the film."