Santhosh Pandit in 2011
|Born||8 April 1973
 Kerala, India
|Occupation||Film actor, Producer, Director, Musician, Choreographer, Singer, Film Editor, Film writer,|
|Children||1 Son (Navajyoth Pandit)|
Santhosh Pandit is a Malayalam film actor, director and an internet celebrity. He is known for his directorial debut film Krishnanum Radhayum in which he appeared in the lead role and handled almost all the major departments of the film.
The Deccan Chronicle reports that on one of the Saturdays in November 2011, Pandit was number two on Google trends, second to Facebook, and that the searches had "crested on October 21, the day when his debut movie Krishnanum Radhayum was released and damned by film pundits".
- 1 Personal life
- 2 Career
- 3 Awards
- 4 As a contestant in Malayalee House : Reality Show (2013) in Surya TV
- 5 Filmography
- 6 Discography
- 7 References
- 8 Additional reading
Santhosh was born in Peruvannamuzhi village and was brought up in Kozhikode city. He went to school at Chellannur AKKR High School and the Government Arts College. After his parents died, he inherited three houses, one of which he sold to raise funds for his first film.He is divorced and has a son Navajyoth Pandit.
Santosh Pandit's first movies Krishnanum Radhayum, which got released on 21 October 2011, became an unexpected crowd puller and saw success in theaters. Some critics attribute the moderate success of the film to the general curiosity after the unprecedented abuses and negative comments posted on the YouTube clips related to the songs in the film. Pandit is credited as an actor, director, script-writer, music director, lyric writer, editor and playback singer in the film and he stands a chance for entering record books for the maximum credits for a single person in a released film. His second film was, "Superstar Santhosh Pandit", where he again handled all the major departments in production. Unlike his first movie, his second movie was a disaster in the box-office and with public.
For handling eight departments of the film from direction to acting, Pandit received the 2011 Ekalavya Karma Sreshta Award by Ekalavya Charitable Trust. The award was presented by veteran actor Madhu in the presence of Minister for Forests, Sports and Cinema of Kerala and actor K.B. Ganesh Kumar.
As a contestant in Malayalee House : Reality Show (2013) in Surya TV
Santhosh Pandit, one among the 16 participants of the reality show, Malayali house, has turned to be one of the best. Apparently, while most of the other participants have been receiving brickbats from the viewers for their alleged undignified behaviour inside the 'Malayali House', Santhosh has been conducting himself well.
Controversies, Manipulation and Interference by Hosts and Inmates
The hosts of the show decided to invite public poll for eviction of housemates from the 5th week onward. But Santhosh Pandit, even though he was having the maximum audience support, got eliminated in the 4th week by the housemates. The audience of the show widely claim that this was a conspired move by hosts of the show, to evict Santhosh Pandit. The public support suggested that Santhosh is perhaps better than some of the other socially respected participants who have been exposed through the show. Later the makers of the show admitted that evicting Santhosh was a mistake.
Santhosh Pandit returns to Malayali House
Due to popular demand in the social media, Surya TV called back Santhosh Pandit as a wild-card entry to the Malayali House on 7 June 2013.
Santhosh Pandit evicted from Malayali House
On 19 July 2013 (Week 11 & Day 76) Santhosh Pandit got evicted from Malayalee House.
|2011||Krishnanum Radhayum||John||Santhosh Pandit|
|2012||Superstar Santhosh Pandit||Jithu Bhai||Santhosh Pandit|
|2014||Minimolude Achan||Aditya Varma||Santhosh Pandit|
|2014||Onakka Chaanakam||Santhosh Pandit|
|2014||Kaanthan||"Thorthu" Kuttappan||Santhosh Pandit|
|2015||Ramanan Marichittilla||Pankajakshan IPS||Santhosh Pandit|
|1||Rathri Shubharathri||Santhosh Pandit||Krishnanum Radhayum||5:03||Malayalam||2011|
|2||Anganawadile Teachare||Santhosh Pandit, Nimmy||Krishnanum Radhayum||4:49||Malayalam||2011|
|3||Ma Ma... Mayavi||Santhosh Pandit, Nimmy||Krishnanum Radhayum||4:51||Malayalam||2011|
|4||Gokulanathanayii||Santhosh Pandit, Bhavya, Praseetha||Krishnanum Radhayum||3:47||Malayalam||2011|
|5||konchi konchi Kuzhayunne||Santhosh Pandit||Superstar Santhosh Pandit-Jithu Bhai Enna Chocolate Bhai||-||Malayalam||2012|
|6||Kaamini||Santhosh Pandit||Superstar Santhosh Pandit-Jithu Bhai Enna Chocolate Bhai||-||Malayalam||2012|
|7||Ithu Saada call Alla||Santhosh Pandit||Superstar Santhosh Pandit-Jithu Bhai Enna Chocolate Bhai||-||Malayalam||2012|
|8||Amma Ennaksharam||Santhosh Pandit||Superstar Santhosh Pandit-Jithu Bhai Enna Chocolate Bhai||-||Malayalam||2012|
|9||Bhajam Bhajam||Santhosh Pandit||Superstar Santhosh Pandit-Jithu Bhai Enna Chocolate Bhai||-||Malayalam||2012|
|10||Bandhangal Ellam||Santhosh Pandit||Superstar Santhosh Pandit-Jithu Bhai Enna Chocolate Bhai||-||Malayalam||2012|
|11||Kakke Kakke||Santhosh Pandit||Superstar Santhosh Pandit-Jithu Bhai Enna Chocolate Bhai||-||Malayalam||2012|
|12||Music Is The Name Of Love||Santhosh Pandit||Superstar Santhosh Pandit-Jithu Bhai Enna Chocolate Bhai||-||English||2012|
- Music. Manorama Online (21 August 2013). Retrieved on 28 August 2013.
- Superstar Santhosh Pandit! sify.com. 10 February 2012
- Srikandath, Sivaram (16 November 2011) The Curious Case of Santosh Pandit. Manorama Online.
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- കൃഷ്ണും രാധയും: അരാജകത്വം സൃഷ്ടിക്കുന്ന അര്മാദം , Review – Mathrubhumi Movies. Mathrubhumi.com (22 October 2011). Retrieved on 28 August 2013.
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- In Kerala, they boo the film and make it a hit. Ibnlive.in.com (25 November 2011). Retrieved on 28 August 2013.
- "Audience cheer for Santhosh". The Times Of India. 22 October 2011. Retrieved 24 October 2011.
- Entertainment. Manorama News. Retrieved on 28 August 2013.
- Santhosh Pandit’s next- “Jithu Bhai enna Chocolate Bhai”. kottaka.com. 28 September 2011
- Prakash , Asha (22 October 2011). "Audience cheer for Santhosh". The Times Of India. Retrieved 25 October 2011.
- Cities. Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved on 28 August 2013.
- "No takers for Santhosh". The Times Of India. 3 August 2012. Retrieved 23 August 2013.
- "Asianet News Network :: ഒടുവില് സന്തോഷ് പണ്ഡിറ്റിന് അവാര്ഡും". Retrieved 10 November 2011.
- Welcome to Malayalee house. Sunnetwork.in (5 May 2013). Retrieved on 28 August 2013.
- Santhosh Pandit. Sunnetwork.in. Retrieved on 28 August 2013.
- "Santhosh Pandit lauded in Malayali house". Times of India. 30 May 2013.
- Santhosh Pandit out of Malayali House! – Times Of India. Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com (1 June 2013). Retrieved on 28 August 2013.
- "Santhosh is waiting. Malayalee house to call back". reporteronlive.com. 2 June 2013.
- "Super Star Santhosh Pandit Returns". Youtube.
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- "Santhosh Pandit draws techies to Nedumangad". IBN Live. Retrieved 2 November 2011.