K. Madhu is a Malayalam film director. Popular for his suspense and investigation thrillers, K. Madhu has a long list of hits in his kitty. He is uncle of the famous Malayalam film actress Navya Nair.
K. Madhu made his debut as a director in 1986, with Malarum Kiliyum. Though, the film failed in creating an impact, Madhu succeeded in getting a career break in 1987 with Irupatham Noottandu. The huge success of Irupatham Noottandu was followed by Oru CBI Diary Kurippu in 1988, which created a sensation in Kerala. Though has worked with several script writers, most of his huge hits has come from his combination with S. N. Swamy.
K. Madhu-Mammootty combination have given several super hits to Malayalam cinema.Mammooty was the hero of his first film Malarum Kiliyum (1986). Together they had done many mystery-legal thriller films and most of these films were declared as blockbusters. They had joined together for 13 films. Sethurama Iyer, the highest grossing film series in Malayalam film industry was their teamwork. These films were considered as the most memorable films of megastar Mammootty as Sethurama Iyer, a CBI officer. Their new film CBI Part 5:Black Ivestigators, the sequel of Sethurama Iyer CBI is in pre-production.