|Born||14 March 1990 30) (age|
|Occupation||Actor, Writer, Poet, Columnist, Air hostess|
|Parent(s)||Joseph SJ (father) |
Annakutty Joseph (mother)
Gilu Joseph (born 14 March 1990) is a Malayali poet and lyricist.She earlier worked as an air hostess with Fly Dubai. She has also acted in Malayalam movies.
Gilu hails from Kumily in Idukki district in Kerala. She has two sisters. She moved to Dubai at the age of 18 to work as cabin crew with Fly Dubai.
Gilu appeared on the cover of the March edition of Grihalakshmi , breastfeeding a baby as a part of their 'breastfeed freely' campaign.A complaint was lodged with the State Child Rights Commission against the magazine and Gilu, by various lawyers. A petition was filled with the Kerala HC alleging that the magazine cover violated provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. However, the court did not agree with the petitioner's allegation. The court observed that 'obscenity lies in the crotch of the beholder'.
Gilu has penned the lyrics for Malayalam songs in the following movies
|2016||Jacobinte Swargarajyam||Abdul's wife|
|2017||C/O Saira Banu||Lawyer|
|Rabbit Hole||Christy||Short film|
|Kadha Paranja Kadha||Devi|
She was awarded the Palm Pusthakapura Akshara Thoolika award for her poetry.
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