Birthday: 14-02

Ranjith Sankar was born in Kerala in Thrissur on February 14. He is an Indian film director, Producer, and Screenwriter. His finished his education in Kothamangalam from M A College of Engineering. He holds a B. Tech IT degree. Before entering the cinema field, he worked as an IT professional. His career started due to his interest in storytelling. He first thinks himself as a writer and next as a director. He started his career in the television industry. He wrote for serials American Dreams and Nizhalkal. 

In 2003 he won the Kerala State Award for Best Screenplay for American Dreams serial. He did not work under any director as an assistant director. He made his debut as director and screenwriter in the movie Passenger. It got released in 2009 and acted by Dileep, Srinivasan, and Mamta Mohandas. First, he thought he’ll do just the screenplay. Later he decided to direct the movie also. Because he felt that if he abides by the camera, there would be cent percent perfection. He won the Dubai AMMA Awards for Best Debut Director. He also won Best Socially Committed Movie Director. He won the Asianet Film Awards for Best Screenplay. He also won the World Malayali Council – Kairali Awards for Best Screenplay. He won the Special Jury Award for Direction from Kerala Film Critics Award. Ranjith’s next film was Arjunan Saakshi in 2011. It starred Prithviraj, Ann Augustine, and Mukesh.

The film received positive reviews and got exhilarated from real life exposure. In 2012 he directed the movie Molly Aunty Rocks acted by Revathy and Prithviraj. The film was a commercial success. In 2013 he directed the movie Punyalan Agarbattis. The movie got acted by Nyla Usha, Jayasurya, Innocent, Rachana Narayanankutty and Aju Varghese. In 2014 he directed the movie Varsham. It got acted by Mamta Mohandas, Mammooty, and Asha Sharath and released in November. He then directed a biographical film Su…Su…Sudhi Vathmeekan. It got released in November 2015. It got acted by Jayasurya and Aju Varghese. In 2016 he directed the movie Pretham. It was a comedy horror movie.

It got released in August. Ranjith got nominated for V Santharam Best Debut Director Award. He got nominated for the Filmfare Best Director Award. He was also nominated for South Scope Best Director Award. He won the Best Screenplay from First Lohithadas Puraskaram in 2009. Ranjith got married to Smitha. They have two children Tara and Tarun.

Marthandan Malayalam Actor

Marthandan

G. Marthandan is a successful Malayalam director. He is now amongst the most demanded directors of the South Indian Film Industry. Marthandan was born in Changanacherry, Kerala. Marthandan’s full name is G Marthandan Gopalan Nair. Marthandan started his career as a director with his film Daivathinte Swantham Cleetus. The movie based on the backdrop of the theater plays. Mammootty played the lead role of Cleetus in the movie. Daivathinte Swantham Cleetus was a Malayalam comedy film. The movie was released in the year and didn’t do good business at the Box Office. The movie received mixed reviews from the viewers. Daivathinte Swantham Cleetus was a huge failure, and Marthandan was criticized for his work in the movie. Marthandan never let the fire inside him die. He directed another movie in the year 2015. The movie was called Acha Dhin, which was a Malayalam film, starring Mammootty and Mansi Sharma. The movie was written by Vijewesh A.C. Acha Din disappointed the audience and received a lot of criticism from the viewers. Acha din also received mixed reviews and failed miserably. Later in the year 2016, Marthandan directed another movie called Pavada. Pavada was a Malayalam movie written by Bipin Chandran starring Anoop Menon, Miya George, Maniyan Pilla Raju, Asha Sarath and Prithviraj Sukumanran. The movie was based on two alcoholics who enter a treatment facility to get their lives straight. After a lot of struggle, Marthandan was able to pull off a great movie. Pavada was well received at The Box Office. The film did a business of more than 1.24 crore on the opening day. Pavada was declared as the first superhit movie at the box office for the year 2016. The songs and the storyline of the movie were appreciated by the audience and Marthandan’s work in the movie received critical acclamations.

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