Born to C. J. Antony and Liduwa Antony in Changanassery in Kerala, Johny Antony is an Indian film director. He is well known for his comedy movies in the Malayalam film industry. Having assisted various talented directors like Thulasidas, Taha, Kamal, Jose Thomas, etc. Johny Antony has been active in Indian cinema since 1991. Johny is married to Shyni Antony since 2002 and has two beautiful daughters- Aswathi and Lakshmi with her. He completed his initial school education from St. John’s Baptist High School in Nedumkunnam and his higher education from NSS College in Changanassery. Johny started his career by assisting acclaimed Malayalam director Thulasidas in 1991 in the movie Chanchattam starring Jayaram, Urvashi, Jagathy and Manoj K Jayan.

He worked as the assistant director with Thulasidas in his next two movies- Ezhara Ponnana starring Jayaram, Thilakan and Siddique, and Poochakkaru Mani Kettum starring Mukesh, Siddique, and Kalpana. Johny was assisting director Nissar on Sudhinam where he first met Dileep. He was the assistant director to filmmaker Jose Thomas in movies like Udayapuram Sulthan starring Dileep, Captain Raju and Jagathy, and Sundarapurushan starring Suresh Gopi, Devayani, and Nandhini. After Sudhinam, Johny again worked as the associate director in two more films starring Dileep. They shared a great bond which made Dileep produce Johny’s directorial debut C. I. D Moosa with Dileep playing the title role. It was a comedy film that went on to become a super hit. Johny’s second movie Kochi Rajavu was also produced by Dileep and had Dileep playing the lead role opposite Kavya Madhavan.

This romantic comedy was well received by the masses and became a great hit. He next directed megastar Mammootty in the movie Thuruppu Gulan. This film was another comedy flick which put Johny’s name among the list of promising directors in the Malayalam film industry. His next Inspector Garud was again a hit starring Dileep. After delivering back-to-back hits and having worked with the big stars quite early in his career, Johny’s next film was Cycle with actor Vineet Sreenivasan. His next Ee Pattanathil Bhootham was a comedy laced with horror starring Mammootty, Kavya Madhavan, Jagathy and Innocent and did not manage to set the box office on fire. In 2012, Johny directed two movies- Masters starring Prithviraj, Sasikumar, Pia Bajpai and Ananya, and Thappana starring Mammootty, Murali Gopi, and Charmy Kaur.

‘Masters’ was a huge hit and was quite different from his other movies as this was a suspense thriller. His next film Bhaiyya Bhaiyya in 2014 was another slapstick comedy starring Kunjako Boban, Biju Menon, Salim Kumar and Innocent. It did not make its mark among movie-goers and did not do well commercially. Johny’s latest release was the super hit Mammootty starred Thoppil Joppan which was a romantic comedy. It also starred Andrea Jeremiah, Mamta Mohandas, Kaviyoor Ponnamma, Renji Panicker, Salim Kumar, Harisree Ashokan, etc. In this movie, Mammootty reprises the role of a Kottayam ‘achayan’ (a colloquial expression for the Syrian Christians in Kerala especially from Kottayam) after a long time.

The character may have traces of Johny’s experiences having been born and brought up in Kottayam. The movie-goers loved the film, and it once again proved Johny’s flair for creating simple and lovable comedies with straight-forward humor. His experience of having worked as an assistant director for over ten movies of various genres and his talent for creating comedy movies has made Johny Antony a well-known name in the Malayalam film industry. Audiences are waiting for him to announce his next directorial venture and it will be amazing to watch what next he has in store for his audiences.

Suresh Nair Malayalam Actor

Suresh Nair

Suresh Nair is an Indian screenwriter and director. He was born in Mumbai, to Kallara and Sarasamma Nair. The director has four siblings, three sisters and one brother. Suresh's sisters, Ambika and Radha are well-known actresses in the Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam cinema. As a child, Suresh would accompany his sisters to their shooting sets, and that is when he developed an ardent passion for the film industry. The early exposure to the cinema industry helped Suresh to learn a lot about the working of cinema. The director received a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bangalore University. After college, he even obtained a degree in Special Effects from Chennai Film School. As a college student, he loved to play cricket. He was very passionate about cricket, but couldn't pursue it as a career because of discouragement from his family. Suresh began his career as an actor, like his siblings, but soon left acting to become a filmmaker. Suresh began with directing music videos. He entered the field of screenwriting with 2003, musical comedy, titled, "Jhankaar Beats." Suresh worked alongside Sujoy Ghosh, Bollywood director. The movie received immense popularity among the viewers. The audiences particularly enjoyed the funny, and witty dialogues of the movie, written by Suresh. He later worked in 2005, "Home Delivery." The film got a positive response to its story and appalling dialogues. Some of his other projects include the immensely popular and innovative films, titled, "Namastey London," "Salaam-E-Ishq," "Shootout at Lokhandwala," "Singh is King," "London Dreams," "Kahaani," "D-Day," "Bang Bang," "Airlift," "Traffic," "Chef," "Haseena Parkar," and "Kahaani 2." Suresh also produced films including, "Mirchi Malini," "Copy," and the famous, Amitabh Bachchan starter, "Te3n." He also produced the Sujoy Ghosh directed, "Good Luck." The film was released in 2018 and received immense critical appreciation. Thus, Suresh is one of the most promising directors of Bollywood. When asked about his experience in the film industry, he confessed that being a director is something he never thought of, but he is grateful. He also added that the one project closest to his heart is 2014, Comedy film, "Medulla Oblongata." The movie was released under Yash Raj Productions and was one of Suresh's finest projects. Suresh currently resides in America, and he dreams of making a Hollywood film, one good day.

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Rajan Sankaradi

Rajan Sankaradi is a Malayalam film director with tremendous work and his movies always receive a lot of appreciation.. After completing his education, he went to Mumbai to learn more about directing films. Mr. Rajan worked with renowned directors and enhanced his career. He also worked with many famous actors and actresses and showed his dedication and efforts to its best when directing a film. He is an acclaimed director in the industry and has directed some great films... He was born on 6th November 1953. He started his career as an assistant director and got a chance to work under Balachandra Menon. The first film he directed was Guruji Oru Vakku on 9th November 1985. The motion picture’s the screenplay was done by Venu Nagavally. The actors starred in this were Madhu, Nedumudi Venu, Manochithra, Uma, Sankaradi, Mohanlal, Ratheesh, Seema, Sukhmani, and T. P. Madhavan. The music composer was Jerry Amaldev. Some of the songs were listed in the top charts during that time and those were Penninte chenchundil, Velaankannippalliyile, and Venpakal Thirayo Nizhalaattamo. It received an average response from the audience and critics. In 1988 Mr. Rajan Sankaradi directed another film called Meenathil Thalikettu. It was an Indian Malayalam movie produced by Prem Prakash and Sajan Varghese. The main leads were performed by Dileep, Jagathy Sreekumar, Thilakan, and Sulekha. The story revolves around a boy of twenty-two years studying in a high school. He later gets married due to some unfavorable circumstances. The music composer of the film was Ouseppachan. He then took a break from the industry and then in 2013, his new movie released called Cleopatra. It was an Indian Malayalam feature motion picture produced by TKR Nair and Pioneer Worldwise Pictures. The motion picture cast actors like Manoj K Jayan, Sudha Chandran, Vineeth, Urmila Unni, Shankar, and much more. The film was about to release in 2011 but it was kept on hold for almost over two years and when it got released,it received poor reviews and negative comments.  

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Rajan Sankaradi Malayalam Actor