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Sreenivasan in 2010
Born (1956-04-06) 6 April 1956 (age 66)
Kuthuparamba, (present day Kannur, Kerala), India
Other namesSreeni
Alma mater
Years active1977—present
Notable work
AwardsNational 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. [1] 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. [2] He co-produced Katha Parayumpol (2007) and Thattathin Marayathu (2012) under the banner Lumiere Film Company, along with actor Mukesh.

Early life

Sreenivasan was born in Patyam, a village near Thalassery in Kannur, North Malabar region of Kerala. He has a sister and two brothers. [3] His mother was a homemaker and his father a school teacher. [4] 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. [5]


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. [6]

Personal life

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. [7]

Awards and honours

YearAwardAward 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
2010Ramu Kariat-Thanima-AwardsBest Actor Award - Athmakadha
2010Asianet Film AwardsSpecial Jury Award (Actor)-Athmakadha


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