Anwar Rasheed

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Anwar Rasheed
Born March 19, 1976
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. It turned out to be one of the highest grossing films of the 2000s.[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.


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 Malayalam title Role Writer Notes
2005 Rajamanikyam രാജമാണിക്യം Director T. A. Shahid
2007 Chotta Mumbai ഛോട്ടാ മുംബൈ Director Benny P. Nayarambalam
2008 Annan Thambi അണ്ണന്‍ തമ്പി Director Benny P. Nayarambalam
2009 Kerala Cafe കേരള കഫെ - ബ്രിഡ്ജ് Director R. Unni Anthology film
Segment - Bridge
2012 Ustad Hotel ഉസ്താദ് ഹോട്ടല്‍ Director Anjali Menon Won - National Award for Best Popular Film
Nominated—SIIMA Award for Best Director
2013 Anchu Sundharikal അഞ്ചു സുന്ദരികള്‍ Director Hashir Mohamed Anthology film
Segment - Aamy
2014 Bangalore Days ബാംഗ്ളൂർ ഡേയ്സ് Producer Anjali Menon (also director) Produced under the banner Anwar Rasheed Entertainment
2015 Premam പ്രേമം Producer Alphonse Putharen (also director) Produced under the banner Anwar Rasheed Entertainment


  1. ^ "". Cinemascoop. Retrieved 2015-01-03. 
  2. ^ "Anwar stepped straight into the big league". 2005-11-04. Retrieved 2012-07-02. 

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