K. Gireesh Kumar is a spectacular screenwriter known for his work in Malayalam films. “Gireesh” means “Lord of the Mountains,” and it justifies the meaning of his name. His mother K. Padmavathy was a teacher by profession so, she knew how to handle him. His father V. Narayanan was a master so, it can be guessed that how his family background went on. Being a part of this kind of family, it was not easy for him to get this much success in cinema.
He has a wife named Sharika, and a son named Satyajit. During his entire lifetime, he has done several Malayalam films as a screenwriter, and various short films as a director, and documentaries too. The various Malayalam films are Amrutham, Alice in Wonderland,
Veruthe Oru Bharya, Samastha Keralam Po, Oridathoru Postman, Khaddama, Swapna Sanchari, Bharya Athra Pora, Pattam Pole, etc.. He has not only worked as a screenwriter in Malayalam films but has also made short films. Among which, his Malayalam short film “Randu Kurippukal” performed unimaginably fantastic.
Not only this, but he is also an author and writes books on situations related to social and cultural life. His famous book is “Urangumpol Ellavarum Thanichanu.” K. Gireesh Kumar’s academic qualifications are also not less. During his academics, he had made his mind to direct films and had chosen his academics accordingly. Hailing from Payyannur in Kannur, K. Gireesh Kumar worked as a primary school teacher in Kasaragod.
From starting, he had a strong passion for film direction, and it grew deeper when he was doing academic research on how to use films as an instrument of language teaching. The thought, to learn direction struck him when he was doing MPhil at the English and Foreign Languages in Hyderabad.
Then, with this dream, he applied for Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI), and managed to win a seat in Post Graduate Programme in Cinema specialized in Direction and Screenplay writing. As his work was marvelous and still at the top, he was appreciated for his work and got various appreciations at the award ceremonies. Gireesh Kumar won many prestigious awards for his outstanding work. He even won Asianet Film Award for the movie “Veruthe Oru Bharya” as the best screenwriter.
“Randu Kurippukal” was screened at the 47th edition of IFFI as a part of the Indian Panorama section. This film had won the Golden Royal Bengal Tiger Award for the best short film in Kolkata International Film Festival, and was also selected in Cannes short film corner 2016. It also won prestigious “John Abraham National Award” for the best short fiction at SiGNS 2016. His another short film “Jalasayanam” also won the Golden Royal Bengal Tiger award for the best short film in KIFF in 2014.
He received the best director award at the XIX International Faludi Academia Film Institute Festival, Budapest, Hungary for his film “Jalasayanam” in 2015. His documentary, “8 Rooms and 9 Doors” won the Golden Owl award for the best documentary in 8th Cut-In National Students Festival 2015, Mumbai. Now, K. Gireesh Kumar has decided that he will work as a teacher, and do films simultaneously.