M. Krishnan Nair (director)

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M. Krishnan Nair
Born2 November 1926
Died10 May 2001(2001-05-10) (aged 74)
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Spouse(s)K. Sulochana Devi
Children3 including K. Jayakumar and
Sreekumar Krishnan Nair

M. Krishnan Nair (2 November 1926 – 10 May 2001) was an Indian film director of Malayalam films.[1][2] He directed over 100 films. He also directed 18 Tamil movie including four films starring M. G. Ramachandran and two Telugu movies, one each with superstars N. T. Rama Rao and Krishna[3] Eminent filmmakers including Hariharan, S. P. Muthuraman and Bharathiraja apprenticed under him as assistant directors.[4]

He was married to K. Sulochana Devi, and had three sons. His eldest son K. Jayakumar is a poet, lyricist and a former bureaucrat who currently serves as the Vice Chancellor of Malayalam University. His second son is Harikumar, while his youngest son Sreekumar Krishnan Nair is a film director best known for directing O' Faby, India's first live-action/animation hybrid feature film.[5] Krishnan Nair received the J. C. Daniel Award in 2000.

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ Cowie, Peter; Elley, Derek (1977). World Filmography: 1967. Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press. p. 268. ISBN 978-0-498-01565-6. Retrieved 27 November 2011.
  2. ^ Dharap, B. V. (1978). Indian films. National Film Archive of India. p. 105. Retrieved 27 November 2011.
  3. ^ "Director M. Krishnan Nair at "Imprints on Indian Film Screen"". 11 August 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2012.
  4. ^ Video on YouTube
  5. ^ "Krishnan Nair Smrithi Sandhya". Yentha. 27 May 2011. Retrieved 10 August 2018.

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