M T Vasudevan Nair is a renowned writer and director. He is famous for Kadavu, Oru Vadakkan Veergatha, and several other movies. He has written about 54 screenplays for movies and did direction for about seven movies. He has been rewarded by several awards for his direction, screenplay and for his novels.
Nair was born on 9 August 1933, in a small village of Kudallur in Kerala. Vasudevan won his first award at the age of 20 when he wrote a short story in Malayalam for Best Short Story Writing Competition held by The New York Herald Tribune in 1953.
Nair penned down his first novel Naalukettu in 1958 and won the prestigious Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award. Since then he has written about eight novels, eighteen short stories, three children literature, two plays, three essays and three travelogues. He is honored with the highest literary award in India ‘The Jnanpith Literary Award’ in 1995. Nair has acquired the respect and appreciation of the whole country and won Sahitya Akademi Award and was granted the chairmanship of Tunchan Memorial Trust.
Nair directed and produced his first movie Nirmalayam in 1973 and won the National Award. Kerala State Award for Best Film is bestowed upon him for Nirmalayam, Oru Cheru Punchiri (Slender Smile) in 2000, Bandhanam and Kadavu. He has won many awards for best screenplay for movies like Trishna, Valarthu Mrugangal, Amrutham Gamaya, and Kadavu.