|Born||6 April 1956|
Kuthuparamba, (present day Kannur, Kerala), India
|Awards||National Film Awards:|
Best Film on Other Social Issues (1998)
Sreenivasan (born 6 April 1956) is an Indian actor, screenwriter, director, dubbing artist and producer who predominantly works in Malayalam cinema.  Sreenivasan has starred in over 225 films. Sreenivasan wrote the screenplays of films such as Odaruthammava Aalariyam (1984), Sanmanassullavarkku Samadhanam (1986), Gandhinagar 2nd Street (1986), Nadodikkattu (1987), Pattanapravesham (1988), Varavelpu (1989), Thalayanamanthram (1990), Sandesam (1991), Midhunam (1993), Mazhayethum Munpe (1995), Azhakiya Ravanan (1996), Oru Maravathoor Kanavu (1998), Udayananu Tharam (2005), Katha Parayumpol (2007), and Njan Prakashan (2018) among which the latter is one of the highest-grossing Malayalam films of all time. He has won two Kerala State Film Awards for Best Screenplay, for Sandesam and Mazhayethum Munpe .
As a writer and actor he has frequently collaborated with directors such as Priyadarshan, Sathyan Anthikad and Kamal. As a filmmaker, he scripted and directed Vadakkunokkiyanthram (1989) and Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala (1998). While Vadakkunokkiyanthram (1989) won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Film, Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala (1998) won the National Film Award for Best Film on Other Social Issues and Best Popular Film Award at the 29th Kerala State Film Awards.  He co-produced Katha Parayumpol (2007) and Thattathin Marayathu (2012) under the banner Lumiere Film Company, along with actor Mukesh.
Sreenivasan was born in Patyam, a village near Thalassery in Kannur, North Malabar region of Kerala. He has a sister and two brothers.  His mother was a homemaker and his father a school teacher.  Sreenivasan completed his formal education at Kuthuparamba Middle School and Government High School, Kadirur. He received a bachelor's degree in economics from PRNSS College, Mattanur. In 1977, Sreenivasan studied at the Film and Television Institute of Tamil Nadu, Chennai. 
Sreenivasan debuted in the 1976 P. A. Backer movie Manimuzhakkam . His first hero role was Sanghaganam (1979). At film school, he was enrolled by Aniyeri Prabhakaran, who later cast him in Mela (1980). In 1984, Sreenivasan wrote his first film, Odaruthammava Aalariyam . He both wrote and acted in Varavelpu , Gandhinagar 2nd Street , Nadodikkattu and its two sequels, Pattanapravesham, and Akkare Akkare Akkare . As a director he filmed Vadakkunokkiyanthram and Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala . His comedies include Aram + Aram = Kinnaram , Kinnaripuzhayoram , Mazha Peyyunnu Maddalam Kottunnu , Ponmuttayidunna Tharavu, Artham, Azhakiya Ravanan, Chithram etc. 
His elder son Vineeth Sreenivasan has acted and directed many Malayalam movies. His younger son, Dhyan Sreenivasan, made his debut in Thira , a thriller movie directed by his brother. 
|Year||Award||Award Category & Work|
|1989||Kerala State Film Awards||Best Film – Vadakkunokkiyantram|
|1991||Kerala State Film Award for Best Story – Sandhesam|
|1995||Best Screen Play & Best Popular Film – Mazhayethum Munpe (screenplay by Sreenivasan)|
|1998||National Film Awards||Best Film on Other Social Issues – Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala|
|1998||Kerala State Film Awards||Best Popular Film – Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala (written and directed by Sreenivasan)|
|1998||Filmfare Awards South||Filmfare Award for Best Director – Malayalam – Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala|
|1998||Asianet Film Awards||Best Film Award – Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala|
|1998||Best Director Award – Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala|
|2005||Best Actor Award – Udayananu Tharam|
|2005||Best Script Writer Award – Udayananu Tharam|
|2006||Kerala State Film Awards||Special Mention (Acting) – Thakarachenda|
|2007||Best Popular Film – Katha Parayumpol (producer and Story and scriptwriter)|
|2007||Asianet Film Awards||Asianet Film Award for Lifetime Achievement for various films|
|2007||Best Film Award – Katha Parayumpol|
|2007||Filmfare Awards South||Filmfare Award for Best Director – Malayalam – Katha Parayumpol|
|2009||Asianet Film Awards||Asianet Film Honour Special Jury Award for various films & Asianet Film Award for Best Supporting Actor – Makante Achan, Passenger|
|2010||Ramu Kariat-Thanima-Awards||Best Actor Award - Athmakadha|
|2010||Asianet Film Awards||Special Jury Award (Actor)-Athmakadha|
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