Shyamaprasad

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Shyamaprasad
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Born 7 November 1960[1]
Trivandrum, Kerala, India
Occupation Film director,
producer,
screenwriter,
Writer.
Years active 1998 – present
Spouse(s) Sheeba
Children Vishnu, Sivakami
Parents O. Rajagopal and Dr. Shantha Kumari
Awards Gollapudi Srinivas Memorial Award for Agnisakshi(1998 for best director)
National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam
Kerala State Film Award for Best Director
Kerala State Film Award for Best Film
Filmfare Award for Best Director(Malayalam), Asianet Film Award for Best Director

Shyamaprasad (born 1960 in Kerala, India) is an Indian film director.[2]

Biography[edit]

After completing his degree in Theatre Arts from the School of Drama, Calicut University, Shyamaprasad received the Commonwealth Scholarship in 1989 and did his Master in Media Production at the Hull University, England.[3] He worked as an intern at the BBC and Channel 4, to Indian television and redefined the parameters of telefilms and documentaries in Malayalam Television with Doordarshan.[4] He continues to push the frontiers of television in his creative role currently serves as the President (Programming), Amrita TV.[5]

His features for TV and cinema have won him several national and state awards namely Agnisakshi and Akale, produced by Tom George Kolath, had been adjudged the best regional cinema films of the nation in 1998 and 2004.[6] These films also swept as many as nine state awards in all major technical categories including the award for Best Director.

For television, he has adapted the works of Anton Chekhov (Vivahalochana); Albert Camus (The Just); Vaikom Muhammad Basheer (Viswavikhyathamaya Mookku); Madhavikkutty (Venalinte Ozhivu); N Mohanan (Peruvazhiyile Kariyilakal); Sarah Joseph (Nilavariyunnu), N. P. Mohammed (Ullurukkam) and K. Radhakrishnan (Shamanathalam). He was awarded the Best Television Director prize for the year 1993, 1994, and 1996.

As a mark of the respect for his talent and experience in the visual media Shyamaprasad had been invited to serve twice as the jury of the National Film Awards. His 2007 production Ore Kadal, based on a Bengali novel by Sunil Gangopadhyay, had an enthusiastic reception by the popular audience in Kerala and was chosen as the inaugural film of the Indian Panorama at the International Film Festival of India 2007.

His film Ritu (Seasons) released in early August 2009 and was received well by mainstream audiences as well as lovers of middle cinema. Film critics have rated it highly for its novel concept, excellent music and direction.

In 2009, he won his third National Award, this time for Ore Kadal.

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of BJP leader and former Union Minister O. Rajagopal. He is married to Sheeba and has two children. He is currently residing in Trivandrum.[7]

Awards[edit]

National Film Awards

Kerala State Film Awards

Filmfare Awards South

  • 1999 – Filmfare Best Director Award Malayalam : Agnisakshi
  • 2013 – Filmfare Best Director Award Malayalam : Artist

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Awards
1998 Kallu Kondoru Pennu
1999 Agnisakshi National Film Award for Best Feature Film in

Malayalam
Kerala State Film Award for Best Director
Kerala State Film Award for Best Film
Kerala Film Critics Award for Best Film
Kerala Film Critics Award for Best Director
Asianet Special Jury Award
Filmfare Award for Best Director – Malayalam
Filmfare Award for Best Director
Gollapudi Srinivas Award
Gollapudi Srinivas Memorial Award for Best New Filmmaker
Aravindan Puraskaram for Best Debutant Director

2002 Bokshu: The Myth Indo-American co-production in English
2004 Akale National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam
Kerala State Film Award for Best Director
Kerala State Film Award for Best Film
Chennai Filmfans Association Award for best Malayalam Film
Mathrubhumi Film Award Special Jury Prize
2007 Ore Kadal FIPRESCI Award for Best Malayalam Film at the International Film Festival of Kerala
NETPAC Award for Best Malayalam film at

the International Film Festival of Kerala
The German Star at the Stuttgart Film Festival
Kerala Film Critics Award for Best Feature Film
Kerala Film Critics Award for Best Direction
Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Film
Amrita Film Award for Best Director
AMMA Annual Movie Award for Best Film
John Abraham Award for Best Feature Film
Malayalam Viewers Award for Best Film

2009 Ritu
2010 Kerala Cafe Segment Off Season
2010 Elektra Kerala State Film Award for Best Director
2012 Arike
2013 English
2013 Artist Kerala State Film Award for Best Director
Filmfare Award for Best Director - Malayalam
2014 Ivide Pre-Production

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