Ranjith Balakrishnan

Other names of Ranjith Balakrishnan: Ranjith Krishnan

A great Indian film director Mr.Ranjith Balakrishnan Nair was born on 4th September 1964 in Balussery Kerala. Apart from directing Malayalam Cinema he is also known for variegate aspects of filming like screen writer , producer as well as actor. Two of his most famous film ventures are “Thirakkatha “ and “Indian Rupee “that  won the National Film Award for the Best Feature Film in Malayalam in 2008 and 2011 resp.

When he graduated from THE School  Of Drama And Fine Arts,Thrissur, he tried his luck at skits and t.v serials as an actor for Doordarshan. His debutant films were OruMaymasPulariyil . Later on he made his ingression by writing stories for a fun- adventure film directed by Kamal. The success of the story eventually lead to the commencement of omnifarious script writing for small budget films.

The reign of 1993 made a colossal turning point for Ranjith’s career ”Devasuram”  film under his own writting was based on the life of father-like figure MallasseryRajagopal turned into a gaint hit at the box office. Again due to some gaining momentum which becomes a massive hit in the antiquity of Malayalam cinema till then, which gave him the title of the most successful script writer of those times.

From 1993 till date his progress has seen a tremendous process of ups and downs but he never took a set back .With one after the another blockbuster movies his career hiked like a jet. As of now he is a School Director for Cochin Media School , which is the first legitimate Film and Broadcasting Institute in Kerala. He from then created master piece through his writing in various genre like satire , fun , adventure etc. His latest feather in the cap was for the movie Leela where he won the best Director award. There are numerous National Film Awards, Kerala State Film Award, FilmFare Awards South in his pockets . A legend born in the south cinema world despite of the downs in his career he never let his spirit to vanish and had faith in himself.

 

Rajeev Rangan Malayalam Actor

Rajeev Rangan

Rajeev Rangan is a famous Malayalam film director, producer, actor, a dubbing artist and a singer hailing from Trivandrum, India. Apart from all these, he is also a gemologist, not many are aware of it, though. Currently, he lives in Kochi, India. He did his schooling from Sree Moola Vilasam High School, Thiruvananthapuram. Later, he chose art stream and studied at the Government Arts College. His love for movies was right since the college days. He was also interested in the background working of a movie direction. In 1977, he joined and started actively working for film and television media. He has not only acted on small screen but also on the big screen. He has done a lot of character roles, commercials, short films, serials and print advertisements. Some of his work as an actor include - “Charithram” starring the beautiful ‘Shobhana’ and the dashing actor ‘Mammootty’, “Aham” starring the legendary ‘Mohanlal’, ‘Sainyam’, ‘Dasaratham’, ‘Sthalam’, ‘Arthana’, ‘Pravaachakan’, ‘Paisa Paisa’, etc. In most of the movies, Rajeev played intense character roles. He is also a popular personality for the TV audience. After acting, he started to enhance and develop his love and passion for singing and was known as a professional singer in the industry. Even today he is known for his talent and beautiful mesmerizing voice. Some of his songs include : ‘Kuyilinte Mani Naadam’, ‘PuliyilaKarayolum’, ‘Dilruba’, ‘Malarkodipolae’, ‘NilaveVaa’, ‘Ammayendrazhakkaatha’, ‘Rakshaka’, ‘Chandra Kalabham’, ‘Devanganagal’, etc. Out of these, ‘Malarkodipolae’ and ‘Chandra Kalabhamare’ considered as the most evergreen hit songs by him. In 2014, Rajeev was all set to direct a movie along with Rajeevnath,Sibi Malayil, and Venu Nagavally. Everyone has a “dream come true” moment at least once in their life. This movie direction was his dream come true moment. And as clichéas it may sound, dreams do come true! This movie was about a child experiencing and miserably suffering from Down's syndrome. Rajeev was very positive about this movie’s direction as he has worked before for the improvement of the differently- abled children. With a lot of close interactions with them, he was able to do justice and encourage our Indian society to treat such children like the normal ones. He believes that this movie is for a cause- to spread a beautiful message. He has won a lot of awards and recognitions for his work and contributions, especially as a singer. In 2016, Rajeev was also a part of the horror and thriller film called “168 hours” where the story revolves around a married couple.

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Sidharth Bharathan

Sidharth Bharathan is a Malayali Actor and Director. Born on the 26th of May, 1983, he is the son of prominent film director Bharathan and actress K.P.A.C Lalitha.   Sidharth completed his education from the prestigious SRM university in Chennai, and then made his foray into Malayalam movies, debuting through the movie Nammal in2002. He then proceeded to make movies including Youth Festival, Rasikan, Ennittum and Kaakkakarumban in 2004 following which he took a break for his personal life. Nammal was iconic in that it was shot in the Government Engineering College, Thrissur, and the Holy Trinity School in Palakkad. He played the role of Shyam in Nammal, a romantic comedy drama, featuring him in the second lead role, where he portrays the role of a fun-loving, mischievous student, along with his partner Sivan, both of whom are exceptional hard workers. Shyam and Sivan learn to laugh, live and love, and get in to a bit of trouble ragging the principal’s daughter, after which the principal finds out they are orphans, and one of them is actually her son.   His directorial debut was the movie Nidra, in 2012, where he also played the lead role. Nidra was a remake of a movie directed by his father, having the same name and story line. The movie features the cast of Rima Kallingal opposite Sidharth, and Jishnu. The movie is thought to be part of a wave of a new genre of cinemas in Mollywood, showing the love story between the lead characters, where the male protagonist is pushed to the edge by circumstance, and the only one keeping him grounded is his wife. Although widely received by critics as a beautifully executed movie, the lack of promotion did not allow it to make it big in the box office.   In 2014, he acted in the movies Rebecca Uthup Kizhakkemala and Olipporu. His other roles and activities include being a screenplay writer for the movie Isha, which is a part of the 5 Sundarikal, an anthology.   He is currently working on Chandrettan Evideya, as a director. The movie is due for release on 27th Feb 2015, and features Dileep, Vedhika, Rachana Narayanan Kutty.

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Sidharth Bharathan Malayalam Actor