Sanal Kumar Sasidharan is a Film Director known for his vivid work in the Malayalam industry. His father Sasidharan and his mother Sarojam gave birth to him in the village of Perumkadavila in Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala. He graduated from both Zoology and Law but later chose filmmaking as it was his passion. He did his Zoology from VTM NSS College in Dhanuvachapuram, later pursuing a law degree from Govt. Law College in Thiruvananthapuram. He began his career as a Lawyer, but his real destination was somewhere else.
He started his career in 2000 as an Art Director in Malayalam film Mankolangal, later he made his first short movie Wonder World in 2001. This movie was produced by Kazhcha Chalachithra Vedi by crowd funding. He tied his knots with Sreeja Sanal on 22nd July 2002. There was a long gap between his first short film and his second as his next short film was Parole in 2008 which was produced by Blog Cinema. His next short film being Frog was one of the best works of his career; it also earned it a Kerala State Television Award for the best short film.
In 2014, KazhchaChalachithraVedi produced their first full -length movie Oraalppokkam. This movie was produced by crowd funding is one of the biggest movie produced through crowd funding ever. The money was collected by Kazhcha Film Forum. This forum was financed by young film enthusiast. Oraalppokkam received a great rating and was loved by everyone. There was another movie named Six Feet High in 2014 directed by Sanalkumar. He won the best director award in 2014 for his work in Oraalppokkam.
His film Oraalppokkam also got fipresci and Network of promotion in Asian Cinema awards for the best Malayalam film at the International Film Festival of Kerala in 2014. He also won special Jury award in
John Abraham awards in 2014. His second movie
Ozhivudivasathe Kali (An Off-Day Game) was completed in 2015 and has been selected in Mumbai Film Festival and International Film Festival. The film is also selected for Film Bascar Recommends commencing in Goa. He also has a keen eye for poetry as he is also known for his poetic skills.
He always believed in himself and with the help of some film enthusiast made his work large. He has known for his Directing as well as Writing skills and has made many masterpieces with his talent.