Ashokan (film director)

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Born28 May 1961 (1961-05-28) (age 61)
Varkala, Kerala, India
Died25 September 2022
Occupation Film director
IT Head
Years active1983 – 2003
Known for Varnam
Mookilla Rajyathu
RelativesAbhirami PhD (daughter)

Raman Ashok Kumar (28 May 1961 – 25 September 2022), better known as Ashokan, was an Indian filmmaker from Kerala. [1] [2] [3] He was also the Managing director of Oberon, an IT firm operating in Gulf and Kochi. [4]


Joining as an assistant director in Aattakalasam , [5] he mastered the skills in directing feature films during his seven-year tutelage with Malayalam film director J. Sasikumar, [6] [7] Ashokan is known for his debut directorial Varnam (1989), a commercial success [8] and Mookilla Rajyathu , the terrific classic comedy that you won't get bored even if you watch it countless times, as reviewed by The Times of India. [9]

Ashokan has also directed Kanappurangal, that won the second best tele film at Kerala State television awards 2001. [10] [11]

Ashokan died in Kochi on 25 September 2022, at the age of 60. [12]


1989 Varnam Suresh Gopi, Jayaram, RanjiniMalayalam
1990 Saandram Suresh Gopi, Parvathy, InnocentMalayalamThaha as co-director
1991 Mookilla Rajyathu Thilakan, Mukesh, Siddhique, JagathyMalayalamThaha as co-director
1993 Aacharyan Thilakan, Sreenivasan, Suresh GopiMalayalam
2001KanappurangalMalayalamTele film

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