Anoop Menon

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Anoop Menon
Born Anoop Menon
23 March 1976 (1976-03-23) (age 39) [1]
Alma mater Government Law College, Thiruvananthapuram
Occupation Actor, Screenwriter, Lyricist
Years active 2002–2003, 2007 - present
Spouse(s) Shema Alexander (2014-present)[2]
Parent(s) P Gangadharan Nair
Indira Menon
Relatives Shweta Menon (cousin)

Biography[edit]

Anoop Menon is an Indian film actor, screenwriter and lyricist. He worked in television before finding success as an actor in films. He won the 2009 Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actor and also the 2009 Filmfare Awards for Thirakkatha.[3] Actress Shweta Menon is his cousin.[4]

Personal Life[edit]

Anoop Menon was born on 23 March 1976 to P. Gangadharan Nair and Indira Menon in Kozhikode.[5] He grew up in Thiruvananthapuram. He is a law graduate from Government Law College, Thiruvananthapuram (1994-1999) and was the first rank holder from Kerala University 'm.[6] During this period, he used to do compering for Kairali TV and Surya TV.[7]Anoop married Shema Alexander on 27 Dec 2014[2][8][9]

Career[edit]

He began his acting career in Malayalam television serials. He became popular for his roles in two popular series on Asianet called Swapnam and Megham, the former one directed by K. K. Rajeev. Anoop made his debut as a screenwriter in Pakal Nakshatrangal with Mohanlal playing father and Anoop playing his son.[10]

He also played main character in Thirakkatha by Ranjith, portraying different stages in the life of film star Ajay Chandran, loosely based on the personal life of Kamal Hassan. His co-stars were Priyamani and Prithviraj.[11]

Beautiful is a 2011 Malayalam thriller film written by Anoop Menon and directed by V. K. Prakash. The film stars Jayasurya, Anoop Menon and Meghana Raj in the lead roles. It tells the story about the intense bonding of two friends, one paraplegic and other a musician. The film released on 2 December 2011 and became a huge success. Beautiful was Anoop Menon's debut work as a lyricist. Menon says his debut as a lyricist was quite accidental. "On the second day of the shooting of Beautiful, music director Rateesh Vega, actor Jayasurya, and I were chilling out in Rateesh's car, when he asked me to pen some lines to try out a tune he'd composed for the film. The result is Mazhaneer Thullikal...," says the actor.

Filmography[edit]

Released films[edit]

No. Year Title Role
01 2002 Kattuchembakam Shivan
02 2003 Ivar Thomas IPS
03 2007 Kaiyoppu Doctor
04 2007 Abraham and Lincoln Philip Mathew
05 2007 Pranayakalam Doctor
06 2007 Rock N' Roll Vivek
07 2008 Pakal Nakshatrangal Aadi
08 2008 Moksham
10 2008 Thirakkatha Ajayachandran
11 2009 Anubhav (Hindi Film) Aditya / Adi
12 2009 Currency Intelligence Bureau Officer
13 2009 Ivar Vivahitharayal Ajay Menon
14 2009 Loudspeaker Doctor
15 2009 Patham Nilayile Theevandi Dr. John Mathai
16 2009 Kerala Cafe Crime Investigator
17 2010 Pramani District Collector
18 2010 Mummy & Me Doctor
19 2010 Neelambari Thankaraj
20 2010 Cocktail Ravi Abraham
22 2011 Traffic Ajmal Nazar IPS
23 2011 Pranayam Suresh Menon
24 2011 Lucky Jokers Vishnu Sharman
25 2011 Ven Shankhu Pol
26 2011 Beautiful John
27 2011 Athe Mazha Athe Veyil Raghuraman
28 2011 Mullassery Madhavan Kutty Nemom P. O. Madhavankutty
29 2012 Ee Adutha Kaalathu Tom Cherian IPS
30 2012 Josettante Hero Sajan
31 2012 Namukku Parkkan Dr.Rajeev
32 2012 Track Mukundan
33 2012 Grandmaster Dr. Jacob Varghese
34 2012 Veendum Kannur Jayakrishnan
35 2012 Hero Aadithyan
36 2012 Trivandrum Lodge Ravisankar
37 2012 Banking Hours 10 to 4 Sravan Varma
38 2012 916 Dr. Harikrishnan
39 2012 I Love Me Ram Mohan
40 2013 David & Goliath Sunny
41 2013 Hotel California Prem Sagar
42 2013 Buddy Manikunju
43 2013 D Company Akbar
44 2013 Pattam Pole Michael Rossario
45 2013 Silence Neil George IPS
46 2014 1983 Vijay Menon
47 2014 Angry Babies in Love Jeevan
48 2014 Vikramadithyan Vasudeva Shenai
49 2014 The Dolphins Nandan
50 2014 Aamayum Muyalum Lottery Ticket Examiner
51 2014 She Taxi Joe/Joe's father
52 2015 Lavender Interpol officer Raghavan Moorthy
53 2015 Thinkal Muthal Velli Vare
54 2015 Kanal Anantharaman
55 2015 Femal Unnikrishnan
56 2016 Malgudi Days Zephan Solomom
57 2016 Pavada Pavada Babu

Screenwriter[edit]

Lyricist[edit]

1. Beautiful (2011)

  1. Mazhaneer Thullikal
  2. Moovanthiyay
  3. Nin Viralhumbil
  4. Raapoovinum

2. Namukku Parkkan (2012)

  1. Kanmani Ninne Njan

3 Buddy (2013)

  1. Kadalil Kanmashi Pole

Television Career[edit]

  • Swapnam (Asianet)
  • Megham (Asianet)
  • Sthree Janmam (Surya TV)
  • Ashtapadi (Surya TV)
  • radhamadhavam(surya tv)
  • kadangalpalayam(asianet)
  • muhoortham(asianet)

Awards[edit]

Kerala State Film Awards
Filmfare Awards South
South Indian International Movie Awards
  • 2011 - Best Lyricist for "Mazhaneerthullikal" - Beautiful

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