Anoop Menon

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Anoop Menon
Born (1976-08-03) 3 August 1976 (age 46) [1]
Kozhikode, Kerala, India
Nationality Indian
Alma mater Government Law College, Thiruvananthapuram
Years active2002 – present
Shema Alexander
(m. 2014)
  • P. Gangadharan Nair
  • Indira Menon
Relatives Shwetha Menon (cousin)

Anoop Menon (born 3 August 1976) is an Indian actor, director, screenwriter and lyricist. He worked in television before acting in Malayalam films and has acted in more than 75 films.


Menon won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Supporting Actor and also the Filmfare Award for his performance as the fictional movie star Ajayachandran in Thirakkatha . He wrote the screenplay and dialogue for films such as Pakal Nakshatrangal (2008), Cocktail (2010), Beautiful (2011), Trivandrum Lodge (2012), and Hotel California (2013). [3] Actress Shwetha Menon is his cousin. [4]

Personal life

He was born on 3 August 1976 to P. Gangadharan Nair and Indira Menon in Kozhikode. [5] He grew up in Thiruvananthapuram.[ citation needed ]

Menon was educated at Christ Nagar School, Thiruvananthapuram. [6] He is a law graduate from Government Law College, Thiruvananthapuram (1994 99) and was the first-rank holder from Kerala University. [7] During this period, he used to do compèring for Kairali TV and Surya TV. [8] He met fellow filmmaker and screenplay writer Shankar Ramakrishnan during this time. Both of them were under the tutelage of renowned malayalam director Ranjith. Anoop married Shema Alexander on 27 December 2014. This is Shema's second marriage. Her first husband died of heart attack in 2006. She has a daughter born in 2002. [2] [9] [10]


He began his acting career in Malayalam television serials. He was in two series on Asianet called Swapnam and Megham, the former one directed by K. K. Rajeev. Anoop made his debut as a screenwriter in Pakal Nakshatrangal with Mohanlal playing father and Anoop playing his son. [11]

He also played main character in Thirakkatha by Ranjith, portraying different stages in the life of film star Ajay Chandran, loosely based on the personal life of Kamal Haasan. His co-stars were Priyamani and Prithviraj Sukumaran. [12]


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2002 Kattuchembakam Shivan
2003 Ivar Thomas IPS
2005Moksham [13] Radha Madhavan
2007 Kaiyoppu Doctor
Abraham & Lincoln Philip Mathew
Pranayakalam Doctor
Rock N' Roll Vivek
2008 Thirakkatha Ajayachandran
Pakal Nakshatrangal Aadhi
2009 Anubhav (Hindi Film)Aditya / Adi
Currency Mahesh Kesav
Ivar Vivahitharayal Ajay Menon
Loudspeaker Doctor
Patham Nilayile Theevandi Dr. John Mathai
Kerala Cafe Crime Investigator
2010 Pramani District Collector
Mummy & Me Doctor
Cocktail Ravi Abraham
2011 Traffic Ajmal Nazar IPS
Lucky Jokers Vishnu Sharman
Pranayam Suresh Menon
Ven Shankhu Pol Rajeevan
Beautiful John
Athe Mazha Athe Veyil Raghuraman
2012 Ee Adutha Kaalathu Tom Cherian IPS
Mullassery Madhavan Kutty Nemom P. O. Madhavankutty
Josettante Hero Sajan
Grandmaster Dr. Jacob Varghese
Namukku Parkkan Dr.Rajeev
Hero Aadithyan
Veendum Kannur Jayakrishnan
Trivandrum Lodge Ravisankar
Banking Hours 10 to 4 Sravan Varma
916 Dr. Harikrishnan
I Love Me Ram Mohan
2013 David & Goliath Sunny
Hotel California Prem Sagar
Buddy Aadinarayanan
D Company Akbar
Pattam Pole Michael Rossario
Silence Neil George IPS
2014 1983 Vijay Menon
Angry Babies in Love Jeevan
Vikramadithyan Vasudeva Shenoy
The Dolphin Nandan
Aamayum Muyalum Lottery Ticket Examiner
2015 She Taxi Joe/Joe's father
Lavender Interpol officer Raghavan Moorthy
Thinkal Muthal Velli Vare Vijaya Anand
Kanal Anantharaman
Female Unnikrishnan Hari
2016 Malgudi Days Zephan Solomom
Pavada Pavada Babu
Karinkunnam 6's Aby
Pa Va Varkey
10 Kalpanakal Davis George
Kuttikalundu Sookshikkuka Keshav
2017 Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol Venukuttan
Sarvopari Palakkaran Jose Kaithaparambil Mani
Velipadinte Pusthakam Vishwanathan aka Bullet Vishwan
2018 Aami Akbar Ali
Chanakya Thanthram Raju Zakaria
B. Tech Adv. Viswanath Iyyer
Ente Mezhuthiri Athazhangal Sanjay
Neeli Reni
2019 Ganagandharvan Yousaf (Cameo Appearance)
Kamala Agasthy
2020 Big Brother Dr. Vishnu
2021 #Home Superstar Vishal [14]
Vidhi The Verdict Bharath
2022 Twenty One Gms DySP Nanda Kishore
CBI 5: The Brain I.G Unnithan IPS
PadmaPsychologist Ravi Shankar
Pathonpatham Noottandu King of Travancore
King FishBhaskara Varma
VaralDavid John
Kooman Psychiatrist
2023Nalpathukaarante IrupathonnukaariThampi
Thimingala VettaJayaraman




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Television career


Asianet Film Awards [16]
Kerala State Film Awards
Filmfare Awards South
South Indian International Movie Awards
Vanitha Film Awards
Asiavision Awards
Asianet Family award

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