Deepu Karunakaran is an Indian writer and director, who has made his contribution to the Malayalam film industry. He is the son of late Karunakaran Nair and Usha K. Nair. He has one sibling,
, who is a prominent actress in the Malayalam film industry and is settled in the US. In one of his interviews, he stated that his father has acted in a movie at the age of 10 and was his biggest support and always had a positive attitude about his career in the film industry. His father has also done film financing. He also said that his sister is the best critic for his movies.
Deepu loves reading books, usually classics of Malayalam authors. He recalls in one of his interviews that director ‘
’ was the one who told him to read a lot of books as it is one of the most important traits of a director and it will help him become good at direction. He believes that change in any form is good as it helps in development. He is a very fun loving person and finds happiness in everything. He doesn't have a Facebook account and doesn't engage much in social media. He uses WhatsApp and E-mail services for professional communications and prefers calling.
Deepu got married to
in Thiruvananthapuram on 17th January 2015. He has worked as assistant director under director Priyadarshan and a few others as well.
In his career, he has done four major films. His first work was ‘Winter’, which was a horror movie. He was 26 years old when he worked for it. After that, he went on to do the movie ‘Crazy Gopalan’ in which he was the writer as well. Even though ‘Winter’ was the first film that he shot, ‘Crazy Gopalan’ was the one to be released first in 2008. It became a major hit which pushed his career to new heights and brought him recognition in the film industry. He also made ‘Teja Bhai & Family’, and his last project was ‘
’ that released in 2015. But unlike ‘Crazy Gopalan’ and ‘Teja Bhai & Family’, ‘Fireman’ was a movie with an entirely different genre and didn’t have any element of humor in it. He has worked with acting legends like ‘
’ and new generation star Prithviraj Sukumaran.
His current work is with
, another popular star in the industry and not many details have been released about the movie. It has been said that it is a romantic-comedy, and the shooting will commence soon.