Anwar Rasheed

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Anwar Rasheed
Born (1976-03-19) 19 March 1976 (age 42)
Kalluvathukkal in Kollam, India[1]
Occupation Film director, producer
Years active 2002–present
Awards Kerala Film Critics Association’s Atlas Film Critics Award 2009 Special Jury Award for 'Bridge-Kerala Cafe'.

Anwar Rasheed is an Indian film director and producer who works in Malayalam films. He made his debut in 2005 with Rajamanikyam, a masala entertainer starring Mammootty.[2] He continued films in the same genre with Chotta Mumbai (2007) and Annan Thambi (2008). He followed that by Ustad Hotel (2012), written by Anjali Menon, which was a commercial success and won critical accolades such as the National Award for Best Popular Film. Also, he produced blockbuster films Bangalore Days and Premam under the banner Anwar Rasheed Entertainments.


Rasheed debuted as a director in the 2005 movie Rajamanikyam (രാജമാണിക്യം) where Mammootty played the lead role. His other notable movies are Chotta Mumbai (2007) and Ustad Hotel (2012).


As Director[edit]

Year Film Writer Notes
2005 Rajamanikyam T. A. Shahid
2007 Chotta Mumbai Benny P. Nayarambalam
2008 Annan Thambi Benny P. Nayarambalam
2009 Kerala Cafe Unni R. Segment - Bridge
2012 Ustad Hotel Anjali Menon Won -National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment
Nominated—SIIMA Award for Best Director
2013 Anchu Sundharikal Hashir Mohamed Segment - Aamy
2018 Trance Vincent Vadakkan [3][4]

As Producer[edit]

Year Film Director Notes
2014 Bangalore Days Anjali Menon Co-produced with Sophia Paul
2015 Premam Alphonse Putharen
2017 Parava Soubin Shahir Co-produced with Shyju Unni


  1. ^ "Film director, mother hacked". The Hindu. Retrieved 2016-12-08. 
  2. ^ "Anwar stepped straight into the big league". 2005-11-04. Retrieved 2012-07-02. 
  3. ^ "Fahadh Faasil and director Anwar Rasheed to team up for Trance. See photo". The Indian Express. 2017-06-28. Retrieved 2018-02-21. 
  4. ^ "Fahadh Faasil's Trance: Biggest Film In The Actor's Career". Filmbeat. 2017-08-28. Retrieved 2018-03-28. 

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