Babu Janardhanan

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Babu Janardhanan
Born Babu Janardhanan
Changanassery, Kerala, India
Occupation screenwriter, film director
Years active 1990 - present
Children Neelima Baburaj,Niranjan Baburaj

Babu Janardhanan is an Indian screenwriter and director, best noted for his acclaimed Malayalam films.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Biography[edit]

Personal life[edit]

He was born at Changanassery, Kerala, as the son of Mr. Janardanan and Mrs. Pankajakshi.[7] Babu Janardhanan did his schooling at Madappally Govt. LPS and Govt. Higher Secondary School, Thrikkodithaanam and Pursued higher studies at AP School of Arts, Kottayam.[8] He began his career as a school teacher at CPPHMHS, Ozhur, Tirur in Malappuram district. He is married to Sheeba. The couple have two children, Neelima and Niranjan.[9]

Film career[edit]

His debut movie was Anandavruthantham directed by P. Anil in 1990.

In 2005, Achanurangatha Veedu collected the best second movie award in the Kerala State Film Awards. Salim Kumar, who played the protagonist in the movie won the best supporting actor award. In 2006, Vaasthavam brought Prithiviraj the state award for the best actor. In 2008, Thalappavu won Lal the state award for the best actor in the Kerala State Film Awards.

Babu Janardhanan directed a documentary, in 1994, named "Sahanangalude Amma". The documentary was based on the life of Alphonsamma.[10]

Filmography[edit]

As screenwriter only[edit]

Year Film
1990 Anandavruthantham
1992 Oru Kochu Bhoomikulukkam
1994 Sudinam
1995 Manikyachembazhukka
1997 Varnapakittu
Anubhoothi
1998 Panchaloham
1999 Thachiledathu Chundan
Chandranudikkunna Dikhil
2000 Dreamz
2002 Chathurangam
2006 Achanurangatha Veedu
Vaasthavam
2007 Avan Chandiyude Makan
2008 Thalappavu
2011 City of God
2016 Swarna Kaduva

As Director and writer[edit]

Year Title Starring Notes
2011 Bombay March 12 Mammootty, Roma, Unni Mukundan
2013 Lisammayude Veedu Meera Jasmine, Rahul Madhav, Salim Kumar
2013 God for Sale Kunchacko Boban, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Anumol
Kallan: Thaskaran Maniyan Pillayude Athmakadha Jayasurya, Biju Menon, Salim Kumar Announced

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