Abi Varghese

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Abi Varghese
ResidenceNew York City
Alma materNew York University
OccupationTelevision director, Film director
Years active2008-Present

Abi Varghese is an Indian-American director and writer, best known for his Netflix released show Brown Nation, his Malayalam sitcom Akkara Kazhchakal and Malayalam film Monsoon Mangoes.

Personal life[edit]

Varghese was born in Adoor, Kerala and moved out to United States at the age of four along with his parents. He was working at Unilever for a short period before starting his television career. He is an alumnus of New York University.

Raised in Englewood, New Jersey, he is a resident of nearby Norwood.[1]

Television career[edit]

Short Films[edit]

Varghese directed several short films early in his career.

Shortfilms (as director)[edit]

Year Title Cast Notes
2010 Return Address Jim Donovan, Jon Crefeld, Mary-Nicole Dorn
2009 The Blood Bank Dan Conrad, Marc Seidenstein
2008 The Master Chef David T. Crowe, Dan Conrad, Greg Vorob
2007 Wintimidation Dan Conrad, Greg Vorob, Jeanine Marie Conrad
2007 I'm Bill Myrtle, Your Next Congressman Greg Vorob, Dan Conrad, Elmer J. Santos

Television Serials[edit]

Varghese is perhaps best known for his Netflix released show Brown Nation. The show released on November 15, 2016 and currently has an 8.6 on IMDb and a 99% on Rotten Tomatoes.[2][3] Akkara Kazhchakal is a Malayalam sitcom that aired on Kairali TV from 2008 to 2010.

Television Series (as director)[edit]

Year Title Cast Notes
2016 Brown Nation Rajeev Varma,Shenaz Treasuryvala,Omi Vaidya Netflix
2008 Akkarakazhchakal Josekutty Valiyakallumkal, Sajini Sachariah, Jacob Gregory

Film career[edit]

Abi Varghese made his feature film directorial debut with Akkarakazhchakal:The Movie in 2011 which was released in the United States.The movie was based out of his earlier sitcom Akkarakazhchakal.His second film is Monsoon Mangoes. which has Fahad Fasil as the lead actor. [4] He has a production house named ‘Infamous Coconut Productions'.[5]

Filmography (as director)[edit]

Year Title Cast Notes
2011 Akkarakazhchakal: The Movie Josekutty Valiyakallumkal, Sajini Sachariah, Jacob Gregory
2016 Monsoon Mangoes Fahadh Faasil, Vijay Raaz, Vinay Forrt


  1. ^ Passow, Sam. "Forward Direction: Abi Varghese", The Record (Bergen County), April 4, 2017. Accessed May 16, 2017. "'We always thought the Indian community was not represented in the comedy platform, especially the Indian diaspora who are from abroad,' says Varghese, a Norwood resident who grew up in Englewood after his family immigrated here when he was a kid."
  2. ^ https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/brown_nation/s01/
  3. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3787402/ratings
  4. ^ "Comedy on a platter". The Hindu. 2016-01-07. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2016-01-12.
  5. ^ "Accent on humour". The Hindu. 2008-08-29. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2015-12-28.

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