Sangeeth is an Indian writer and director. He was born to a family of famed personalities in the industry. He is the first son to Sivan, a Filmmaker. He has two brothers who are also in filmmaking. Sangeeth is a well-liked personality. He made his debut as an executive director in Basu Bhattacharya’s son’s movie, Raakh, which was highly acclaimed. He came into light with his direction of the film, Vyooham, which was amazingly appreciated.

He is a household name in the Malayali cinema. He is well-known for his blockbuster Yodha, which brought AR Rehman to Malayali film and the movie was later translated and released in Hindi as Dharam Yodha and in Tamil as Ashokan. He released some of the hits of its time like Daddy, Gandharvam, and Nirnayam.

He also directed a Malayalam flick named Johnny, which won the Kerela State Award for the Best Children’s Film. He has also played the role as a producer in a few cinemas like Click and Idiots. Sangeeth entered Bollywood with the film Zor, a Sunny Deol Sunny Deol is a film actor, director and producer. >> Read More... Sunny Deol starrer that got a decent response. He continued his legacy with movies like Sandhya, Kya Kool Hai Hum, Apna Sapna Money Money, and Chura Liya Hai Tumne. His most recent venture in Bollywood is the Yamla Pagla Deewana Click to look into! >> Read More... Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 which is a Deol starter as well.

Priyadarshan Malayalam Actor

Priyadarshan

Priyadarshan Soman Nair is a famous Director, Producer and screen writer. He is awarded the Padma Shri Award by the government in 2012. He has worked for Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi cinema in his career since 1984. Although he began his career from Malayalam movies, he is recognized for his comedy films in Bollywood. He is an extremely versatile director and has films in almost every genre. Priyadarshan was born in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. He graduated from University College in his home town with a M.A in Philosophy. He was a book worm in his teenage days, and soon he started writing scripts and acts for Akashvani. His first big chance came as an assistant director when his friend Mohanlal got into movies. In 1984, Priyadarshan released his first film as a director, which became an instant hit. Throughout his career, he did numerous movies in different languages. His Tamil film “Kanchivaram” won the National Award for Best Feature Film and was premiered in Toronto Film Festival. He has adopted several movies and remade them in Hindi films. Most of them are an adoption of his own work in other languages. He has directed movies such as “DoliSaja Ke Rakhna”, “KabhinaKabhi” and “Saat Rang keSapne”, which were all huge hits. But his most renowned hit came in 1999. Adopted from the Malayalam flick “Ramjirao Speaking”, “Hera Pheri” was a monstrous hit at the box office. Speaking on his success on the film, Priyadarshan’s style is not of the typical Hindi flicks. His comedy is more close to reality, and looks less of unnatural and impossible events. He went on too direct more Hindi comedy movies such as “Hulchul” in 2004, “Garam Masala” in 2005, “BhoolBhulaiyaa” in 2008 amongst many more which were hit movies. In 2008, he was awarded Special Honor Jury Award for his work for Indian Cinema. In 2012, he was awarded the Padma Shri for his contribution to arts. His films have been nominated and awarded several times. He was married to Lissy, a film actress who has worked with in 16 of his own films. They have a daughter and a son studying abroad. Unfortunately, they recently got divorced in 2014. Although Priyadarshan does not seem happy about the divorce, it hasn’t kept him from making new movies. Currently he is working on two projects, “Pirate” featuring Deepika Padukone and “Nishaad” Featuring Akshay Khanna, Bipasha Basu and Ajay Devgan.

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T V Chandran

T. V. Chandran is a Malayalam film director whose films belonged to art-house audiences in the large Indian cities or even to film buffs on the international circuit. Most of his films in which he had acted had only achieved fair amount of success at the box-office. Sometimes he appeared in other regional cinemas too which balanced elements of art and popular cinema together. It is for his love for art cinema in Malayalam film industry that helped the art cinema grow further.     In the year 1989, he directed a film ‘Alicinte Anveshanam’. This feature was nominated in the Locarno International Film Festival. He was the face of art cinema or the parallel cinema that is why he went to direct many movies. His first such attempt was noticed in Krishnan Kutty (1981) that actually did not have a public release at all. Later on, he directed a Tamil film Hemavin Kadhalargal (1985). Since he was known for making or acting in off-beat films, he made three films based on Gujarat riots that happened in 2002 which was released after a gap of four years every time- ‘Kathavasheshan’ (2004), ‘Vilapangalkappuram’ in the year 2008 and ‘Bhoomiyude Avakashikal’ in the year 2012.    He also directed a string of serious, low-budget films which were ‘Mangamma’ (1997), ‘Dany’ during the year 2001 and ‘Paadam Onnu: Oru Vilapam’ in the year of 2003. For his contribution to art cinema, he had won six times National Film Award and even some intentional awards too. It was for his passion to act or direct cinema; he opted out from a banking job in Kerala. He was associated with Communist Party and many of his films depict the culture of the state he belonged to. This director began his career in cinema as an assistant director to P A Backer, John Abraham and V. K. Pavithran. It was after being associated with these talented directors he had actually begun his journey as an independent film director. This Indian film director and screenplay writer and actor was born on November 23, 1950 at Thalassery, Kerala.

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T V Chandran Malayalam Actor