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Top 10 New Generation Malayalam Film Directors

Malayalam directors have a good market value in the Indian film industry. Malayalam director Priyadarshan has directed many hit films in Bollywood industry with leading stars like Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan. New Generation Malayalam Directors are one step ahead with the natural way of storytelling that makes the audience go deep into the story and travel with the characters. Jeethu Joseph is one of the best storytellers in recent years. He directed the super hit film Drishyam in Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu. Vineeth Sreenivasan is one of the prominent young-generation Malayalam directors. Most of the movies he has directed brought him considerable success, and he is one of the directors who showcase the youngsters’ mentality in his films. Aashiq Abu, Rosshan Andrrews, and Alphonse Puthren are also on this list.

1. Jeethu Joseph


Image Jeethu Joseph is a Malayalam film screenwriter and director. He was born on 10th November 1972 in a politically based family where his father was an MLA of’ Muvattupuzha’. He always wanted to be in entertainment, but his father forced him to become an engineer. He later joined Nirmala College in Muvattupuzha to study economics. Jeethu began his career under the director ‘Jayaraj’ as an assistant. He worked under him for the Malayalam film ‘Bheebhatsam’. Later he individually started directing a film but eventually it did not work out, and he was back on the starting line. In the meantime he urbanized single line plot of ...
Date of Birth: 10-11-1972
Age: 51
Star Sign: Scorpio
Gender: Male
Language: Malayalam
Date of Birth: 10-11-1972
Age: 51
Star Sign: Scorpio
Gender: Male
Language: Malayalam

2. Lijo Jose Pellissery


Image Known for his work on Malayalam films, Lijo Jose Pellissery is a film director. He was born in Chalakudy in Thrissur district and is the son of the actor Jose Pellissery. He studied at Carmel High School and went to junior college at The Union Christian College, Aluva. He later studied at IPM, Bangalore and attained his Bachelor's in Marketing HR and Master in Business Administration. Because he came from a family with a cinematic background, he ventured into the industry by making short films. Akira Kurosawa, K.G. George, and Padmarajan are his idols. He made his directorial debut in 2010 with a crime movie titled Nayakam. Although it received critica...
Date of Birth: 18-09-1979
Age: 44
Star Sign: Virgo
Gender: Male
Language: Malayalam
Skills: Director
Date of Birth: 18-09-1979
Age: 44
Star Sign: Virgo
Gender: Male
Language: Malayalam
Skills: Director

3. Rosshan Andrrews


Image Rosshan Andrrews is an Indian film director of Malayali origin. He prominently works on Malayalam movies. Rosshan has born to Moolakuzhi Nedumparampil Andrews and Beny, an Indian film director (mostly Malayalam films). He has attended St. Aloysious Thrissur and Cochin College, Ernakulam. Andrrews is a Roman Catholic of the Latin Rite. Rosshan has always been interested in co-curricular activities and not in studies. He was a very naughty student in his school days. Andrrews has married to Ancy Joseph, and the duo has three children Anjelina, Ryan, and Ana Bella. Ancy is the only sister of Mieo Joseph, a music director. Mieo Joseph has made his film debut in Rosshan’s Notebook. Before giving his debut film as a dire...
Date of Birth: 06-01-1975
Age: 49
Star Sign: Capricorn
Gender: Male
Language: Malayalam
Skills: Director
Date of Birth: 06-01-1975
Age: 49
Star Sign: Capricorn
Gender: Male
Language: Malayalam
Skills: Director

4. Rajeev Ravi


Image Rajeev Ravi is an Indian cinematographer from the state of spices, Kerala. He is also a well-established film producer and a director. Though he is from Kochi, yet he studied and completed his graduation from the Film and Television Institute of Pune in the year 1997. He was the one to start his career slowly and gradually. Initially, he worked as an assistant cinematographer and assisted in the Malayalam film ‘Pranayavarnangal’ which was released in the year 1998. The director of the movie was Sibi Malayil. Rajeev learnt a lot under him and then in 2001 he tried his hand independently in the Bollywood industry. He worked as the cinematographer for the movie Chandni Bar by Madhur Bhandarkar (the movie...
Date of Birth: 15-02-1973
Age: 51
Star Sign: Aquarius
Gender: Male
Language: Malayalam
Date of Birth: 15-02-1973
Age: 51
Star Sign: Aquarius
Gender: Male
Language: Malayalam

5. Arun Kumar Aravind


Image Arun Kumar Aravind is a renowned producer, director, and editor of the Indian Cinema. He mainly works for the ‘Malayalam’ language films. He was born on May 22, in the year 1977 in the city of ‘Thiruvananthapuram’, in the state of ‘Kerala’. He had been blessed with a daughter, namely ‘Arsha Nayar’. He completed his high school studies from ‘St. Thomas Residential School’ and did his graduation from ‘M.G.College’, which is situated in ‘Trivandrum’. After this, he shifted to ‘Chennai’ to learn Visual Effects from the company, namely ‘Pentamedia’. He st...
Date of Birth: 22-05-1977
Age: 46
Star Sign: Gemini
Gender: Male
Language: Malayalam
Date of Birth: 22-05-1977
Age: 46
Star Sign: Gemini
Gender: Male
Language: Malayalam

6. Aashiq Abu


Image Aashiq Abu known for his work in Malayalam Cinema, is an Indian producer and Film Director. He was born to C. M. Abu and Jameela Abu on 12 April, 1978 in Edappally, Kerala, and completed his high school and graduation from SRV High School, Kochi and Maharajas College respectively.  He is married to actress Rima Kallingal. Abu made his first debut film, Daddy Cool in 2009. He directed 22 Female Kottayam and Da Thadiya Gangster in 2012 and also did a short movie called Lost In Bangalore. Aashiq was selected by the UAE exchange group to supervise their ad campaign and has done many ad films for Panasonic, Media One TV, Club 7 etc. His own production house, Open Your Mouth, was launched in 2012...
Date of Birth: 12-04-1978
Age: 45
Star Sign: Aries
Gender: Male
Language: Malayalam
Date of Birth: 12-04-1978
Age: 45
Star Sign: Aries
Gender: Male
Language: Malayalam

7. Sameer Thahir


Image Sameer C. Thahir is an Indian writer, cinematographer, and director recognized for his performance in Malayalam cinema. Thahir made his appearance with Big B, the first movie directed by cinematographer Amal Neerad, in the year 2007. Later, he made his writing and directorial debut with the movie Chaappa Kurishu in the year 2011. His second fiction movie, Neelakasham Pachakadal Chuvanna Bhoomi, was out in the year 2013. Sameer Thahir examined in the creative environment of Maharajas College, which is in Eranakulam, and the bonds formed based on creative races during that time are still the driving portion for him in filmmaking. Sameer's teacher Amal Neerad for whom he ...
Date of Birth: 07-11-1976
Age: 47
Star Sign: Scorpio
Gender: Male
Language: Malayalam
Date of Birth: 07-11-1976
Age: 47
Star Sign: Scorpio
Gender: Male
Language: Malayalam

8. Vineeth Sreenivasan


Image Vineeth Srinivasan is known to the music industry for his popular and hit song, Karale, karalinte. Being the son of film star Sreenivasan, he never had even thought of singing as a career. But of course, he likes popular Hindi songs and admires voice of K.J. Jesudas, Brad Paisley, and Udit Narayan. This young lad used to sing a folklore Muslim song often known as ”Mappilapattu” even in youth festivals at school. It was then director Priyadarshan insisted him to render a’’ Mappilapattu’’ for his upcoming flick ‘Kilichundan Mampazham.' After hearing Vineeth’s voice that matches so well with the folk songs s...
Date of Birth: 01-10-1985
Age: 38
Star Sign: Libra
Gender: Male
Language: Malayalam
Date of Birth: 01-10-1985
Age: 38
Star Sign: Libra

9. Anil Radhakrishnan Menon


Image Anil Radhakrishnan Menon was born in Ottappalam, Kerala, India. He was the son of his father Radhakrishnan Palat and mother, Jayashree Palat. He completed his primary and secondary education in his hometown. Anil got is a graduation degree holder. The whole family then got shifted to Mumbai. He started his career with small things. He started his journey by directing some commercial ads. Later, when he became a master in it, he shifted from small ads to big. Anil made the famous brand’s commercial TV ads. After his keen hard-work and dedication towards his work, he got an opportunity to work in the film industry in the year 2013. Then he directed a movie North 24 Kaatham, his first-ever directorial film. This movie starred Fahadh F...
Date of Birth: 22-10-1969
Age: 54
Star Sign: Libra
Gender: Male
Language: Malayalam
Skills: Director
Date of Birth: 22-10-1969
Age: 54
Star Sign: Libra
Gender: Male
Language: Malayalam
Skills: Director

10. Amal Neerad


Image Amal Neerad, an Indian Film Director, Producer, and Cinematographer was born on October 7, 1976 in Kollam, Kerala. He was the college union chairman for two consecutive years at Maharaja College, Ernakulam and also won the first prize in the Mahatma Gandhi University Youth Festival as a hat-trick record for Photography. He got married last year in April 2015 to actress Jyothimayi. Amal joined Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute in 1995 and has been awarded with National Award and Ajaykar Award for his amazing work in Cinematography.  He shot a self written movie at the Babel Berg Studio called ‘Fourth World’ which was seen in India at the German festival. Neerad work...
Date of Birth: 07-10-1976
Age: 47
Star Sign: Libra
Gender: Male
Language: Malayalam
Date of Birth: 07-10-1976
Age: 47
Star Sign: Libra

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Prejish Prakash Malayalam Editor
Born: 24 February 1986

Age Now 38

Prejish Prakash - (Editor)

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Born: 24 February 1986

Age Now 38

Aswathy Sreekanth - (TV-Actress)

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Born: 24 February 1995

Age Now 29

Onima Kashyap - (Model)

BELATED BIRTHDAYS

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Born: 23 February 1978

Age Now 46

Chitra Shenoy - (TV-Actress)

Eden Kuriakose Malayalam Movie Actress
Born: 23 February 1987

Age Now 37

Eden Kuriakose - (Movie Actress)

Stephen Devassy Malayalam Musician
Born: 23 February 1981

Age Now 43

Stephen Devassy - (Musician)

Sashi Kumar Malayalam Journalist
Born: 23 February 1952

Age Now 72

Sashi Kumar - (Journalist)

Liju Krishna Malayalam Director
Born: 23 February 1992

Age Now 32

Liju Krishna - (Director)

J.D.Thottan Malayalam Director
Born: 23 February 1922

Lived For 75 Years

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