Malayalam Directors (5+ Movies)

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List of Malayalam Directors (Directed 5+ Movies)

1. K.G. George

Director | Ee Kannikoodi

K.G. George was born in 1946 in Changanacheri, Kerala, British India [now India]. He is a director and writer, known for Ee Kannikoodi (1990), Yavanika (1982) and Lekhayude Maranam: Oru Flashback (1983). He has been married to Selma George since February 7, 1977. They have two children.

2. Adoor Gopalakrishnan

Director | Mathilukal

Adoor Gopalakrishnan is India's most acclaimed contemporary filmmaker. Born in 1941 in Kerala, a state in south India, he belongs to a family with strong links to the performing arts, especially Kathakali, a highly-stylised form of dance drama. From the age of eight Adoor began acting for the stage...

3. A.K. Lohithadas

Writer | Thaniyavartanam

A.K. Lohithadas was born on May 10, 1955 in Chalakudy, Kerala, India. He was a writer and director, known for Thaniyavartanam (1987), Kasthuriman (2003) and Joker (2000). He died on June 28, 2009 in Kochi, Kerala.

4. P. Padmarajan

Writer | Aparan

P. Padmarajan was an Indian author, screenwriter, and film director who was known for his landmark works in Malayalam literature and Malayalam cinema. Padmarajan was the founder of a new school of film making in Malayalam, along with Bharathan, in the 1980s, which created films that were widely ...

5. Bharathan

Director | Prayanam

Bharathan was born on November 14, 1947 in Vadakkancheri, Trichur, Kerala, British India. He was a director and art director, known for Prayanam (1975), Thevar Magan (1992) and Thakara (1980). He was married to K.P.A.C. Lalitha. He died on July 29, 1998 in Madras, Tamil Nadu, India.

6. M.T. Vasudevan Nair

Writer | Nirmalyam

M.T. Vasudevan Nair was born on August 9, 1933 in Kudallur, Kerala, British India. He is a writer and director, known for Nirmalyam (1973), Kadavu (1991) and A Slender Smile (2000). He is married to Kalamandalam Saraswathi.

7. Joshiy

Director | Lion

8. Sathyan Anthikad

Director | Njan Prakashan

Sathyan Anthikad is known for Njan Prakashan (2018), Veendum Chila Veettukaryangal (1999) and Thooval Kottaram (1996).

9. Shaji N. Karun

Director | Piravi

Shaji Neelakantan Karun was born on new years day 1950 as the eldest son of Mr. N. Karunakaran and Mrs. Chandramati in Kollam district of the state of Kerala, India. The family moved to Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of the state in 1963. He did his schooling in Palkkulangara H.S., and took a ...

10. Jayaraaj

Director | Ottaal

11. Kamal

Director | Celluloid

Kamal was born on November 28, 1957 in Thrissur, Kerala, India. He is a director and writer, known for Celluloid (2013), Megamalhar (2001) and Ulladakkam (1991). He is married to Saburabi. They have two children.

12. I.V. Sasi

Director | Eeta

I.V. Sasi was born in 1946 in Kerala, British India [now India]. He was a director and writer, known for Eeta (1978), Itha Ivide Vare (1977) and Karimpin Poovinakkare (1985). He was married to Seema. He died on October 24, 2017 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

13. T. Hariharan

Director | Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja

Hariharan entered the Malayalam film industry in 1965, and has so far directed more than 60 films, many of which were highly successful both commercially and critically. His movies have mostly explored the complexities of social issues and human relationships, set in the backdrop of Kerala's rich ...

14. Sibi Malayil

Director | Bharatham

Sibi Malayil is a director and assistant director, known for Bharatham (1991), Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum (2003) and August 1 (1988).

15. Lal Jose

Director | Kerala Cafe

Lal Jose, a proficient Indian film maker, was born in Valapad in Thrissur district, Kerala to Jose and Lilly. Later the family moved to Ottapalam owing to personal commitments. Lal Jose did his schooling at NSS KPT School and NSS College Ottapalam. He is married to Leena. The couple has two ...

16. Balachandra Menon

Actor | Samantharangal

Balachandra Menon was born on January 11, 1954 in Kerala, British India. He is an actor and writer, known for Samantharangal (1998), Ente Ammu Ninte Thulasi Avarude Chakki (1985) and Krishna Gopalakrishna (2002).

17. Shyamaprasad

Director | Ore Kadal

Shyamaprasad was born in 1960 in Kerala, India. He is a director and actor, known for The Sea Within (2007), Akale (2004) and Lady Tiger (2010). He is married to Sheeba. They have two children.

19. Blessy

Director | Thanmathra

Blessy is an assistant director and director, known for Thanmathra (2005), Pranayam (2011) and Kaazhcha (2004).

20. T.V. Chandran

Director | Dany

T.V. Chandran was born on November 23, 1950 in Thalassery, Kerala, India. He is a director and writer, known for Dany (2002), Susanna (2000) and Ponthan Mada (1994).

21. Jeethu Joseph

Writer | Drishyam

Jeethu Joseph is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and producer who predominantly works in Malayalam cinema. He has also worked in a few Tamil and Bollywood films. Jeethu made his directional debut with the 2007 police procedural film Detective and later went on to direct five successful films...

22. Roshan Andrews

Director | Kayamkulam Kochunni

Roshan Andrews is a director and writer, known for Kayamkulam Kochunni (2018), 36 Vayadhinile (2015) and The Pirates of Diego Garcia.

23. Aashiq Abu

Director | Virus

Aashiq Abu is an Indian film director, producer and actor. He was born in Kochi, Keala in the year 1978 to C.M. Abu and Jameela Abu. Aashiq Abu did his graduation from Maharajas College, Ernakulam, where he was an active member for student union for consecutive years. He married Malayalam actress ...

24. Lijo Jose Pellissery

Director | Jallikattu

Lijo Jose Pellissery is a director and actor, known for Jallikattu (2019), Churuli (2021) and R.I.P. (2018).

25. Johny Antony

Director | Masters

Johny Antony is an actor and director, known for Masters (2012), Kochi Rajavu (2005) and Thuruppu Gulan (2006).

26. Bhadran

Director | Spadikam

Bhadran is a director and writer, known for Spadikam (1995), Yuvathurki (1996) and Vellithira (2003).

27. Fazil

Director | Manichitrathazhu

Fazil was born in 1953 in Alleppey, Kerala, India. He is a writer and director, known for Manichithrathazhu (1993), Poove Poochudava (1985) and Killer (1992).

29. Thampi Kannanthanam

Director | Janmandharam

Thampi Kannanthanam was a director and producer, known for Janmandharam (1988), Onnaman (2001) and Freedom (2004). He died on October 2, 2018 in Kochi, Kerala, India.

30. Ramu Kariat

Director | Chemmeen

Ramu Kariat was born on February 1, 1928 in Engandiyur, Kerala, India. He was a director and writer, known for Chemmeen (1965), Minnaminungu (1957) and Nellu (1974). He died on February 10, 1979 in Trivandrum, Kerala.

31. P.G. Viswambharan

Director | Ee Sabdam Innathe Sabdam

P.G. Viswambharan was born in 1947 in Trivandrum, Kerala, India. He was a director and writer, known for Ee Sabdam Innathe Sabdam (1985), Kadathe (1981) and Ee Lokam Ivide Kure Manushyar (1985). He died on June 16, 2010 in Kochi, Kerala.

33. Venu Nagavalli

Writer | Rektha Sakshikal Zindabad

Venu Nagavalli was an actor and writer, known for Rektha Sakshikal Zindabad (1998), Agnidevan (1995) and Sarvakalasala (1987). He died on September 9, 2010 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

34. Shafi

Director | Maja

Shafi is a director and assistant director, known for Maja (2005), 101 Weddings (2012) and Sherlock Toms (2017).

35. Priyadarshan

Director | Oppam

Priyadarshan is a director and writer, known for Oppam (2016), Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007) and Kanchivaram (2008). He is married to Lizy. They have two children.

36. Siddique

Writer | Bodyguard

Siddique is a writer and director, known for Bodyguard (2011), Hera Pheri (2000) and Big Brother (2020).

37. A. Vincent

Cinematographer | Prem Nagar

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38. Lal

Writer | Hera Pheri

Lal is an actor and writer, known for Hera Pheri (2000), Tournament - Play & Replay (2010) and Godfather (1991).

39. K. Madhu

Director | Nadiya Kollappetta Rathri

K Madhu is an Indian film director and producer who works predominantly in the Malayalam film industry. K Madhu began his career, working as an assistant director under eminent film director M. Krishnan Nair, who was also a recipient of the prestigious J.C. Daniel Award.

He made his debut with ...

40. Viji Thampi

Director | Witness

Viji Thampi is a director and actor, known for Witness (1988), Bada Dosth (2006) and Nammal Thammil (2009).

43. Anwar Rasheed

Director | Ustad Hotel

Anwar Rasheed is a director and assistant director, known for Ustad Hotel (2012), Kerala Cafe (2009) and Chota Mumbai (2007).

44. Raffi

Writer | Love in Singapore

Full name - Mohammed Raffi. Spouse - Feseena. Children - Mubin M Raffi, Sidan M Raffi, Shiyan M Raffi. Latest Movies - Professor Dinkan (3D) Role Models (2017) as Director, Writer and actor. Two countries (2015) as writer and actor. Ring master (2014) as director, writer and actor. Worked with ...

45. Major Ravi

Writer | Karma Yodha

Major Ravi is an actor and writer, known for Karma Yodha (2012), Mission 90 Days (2007) and Picket 43 (2015).

46. Vineeth Sreenivasan

Music_department | Premam

Vineeth Sreenivasan is known for Premam (2015), Hridayam (2022) and Aravindante Athidhikal (2018).

47. Rajeev Kumar

Director | Sesham

Rajeev Kumar is a director and writer, known for Sesham (2002), Jalamarmaram (1999) and Raja Ko Rani Se Pyar Ho Gaya (2000).

48. Santosh Sivan

Cinematographer | Asoka

Santosh Sivan was born on February 8, 1964 in India. He is a cinematographer and director, known for Ashoka the Great (2001), Halo (1996) and The Terrorist (1998).

49. Rajiv Anchal

Director | Beyond the Soul

He is also the life member of International Film And Television Club of Asian Academy Of Film And Television,India.

51. Midhun Manuel Thomas

Director | Aadu 2

Midhun Manuel Thomas is a director and writer, known for Aadu - Oru Bheegara Jeevi Aanu 2 (2017), Anjaam Pathiraa (2020) and Annmariya Kalippilanu (2016).

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