Anwar Rasheed is a famous and highly appreciated director who works in the Indian film industry especially in the southern part of it who was born on 19th of March in the year 1976 in Kollam. Anwar attended Maharaja College in which he realized that he has a thing for the film industry and the various processes that are involved in making a film. He befriended a group of like-minded people who were also movie buffs. His father got transferred to Chennai, and he joined Madras University for his Post graduation, and here he assisted the director
Raghunath Paleri while he was filming Vismayam. While he was in the years of his education, he took an active part in various youth festivals of his college in activities like photography and drama. While he was on the sets of the new movie named Rajamanikyam, he was the associate to the main director of the movie named Ranjith. However, at the very last moment, he decided to back out and suggested Anwar to become the director of the movie.
This moment of crises for the movie turned out to be the opportunity of a lifetime for Anwar, and he pounced to take the responsibility on his shoulders. Rajamanikyam became Anwar’s debut movie as a director, and it came out in the year 2005. This movie was in Malayalam language and starred Mammootty and Padmapriya along with Rahman. This flick was a typical masala entertainer which won the audiences’ completely and went on to become one among the highest grossing movies of the decade. Among the other movies that he has directed is
Chota Mumbai which came out in the year 2007. He also directed the movie written by
Anjali Menon and the name of this film was
Ustad Hotel. This flick was released in the year 2012 and was widely appreciated both by the audience as well as by the critics who gave this movie a National Award for the Best Popular Movie.