Anwar Rasheed

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Anwar Rasheed
Born March 19, 1976
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).


Year Film Role Writer Notes
2005 Rajamanikyam Director T. A. Shahid
2007 Chotta Mumbai Director Benny P. Nayarambalam script writer
2008 Annan Thambi Director Benny P. Nayarambalam
2009 Kerala Cafe Director Unni R. Anthology film
Segment - Bridge
2012 Ustad Hotel Director Anjali Menon Won - National Award for Best Popular Film
Nominated—SIIMA Award for Best Director
2013 Anchu Sundharikal Director Hashir Mohamed Anthology film
Segment - Aamy
2014 Bangalore Days Producer Anjali Menon (also director) Produced under the banner Anwar Rasheed Entertainment
2015 Premam Producer Alphonse Putharen (also director) Produced under the banner Anwar Rasheed Entertainment
2016 Parava Producer Soubin Shahir (also director)


  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. 

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