M. Krishnan Nair (director)

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M. Krishnan Nair (November 2, 1917 – May 10, 2001 in Thiruvananthapuram) was an Indian film director of Malayalam films.[1][2] He directed over 100 films. He also directed four Tamil films starring M. G. Ramachandran.[3] Eminent filmmakers including Hariharan and Bharathiraja apprenticed under him as assistant directors.[4]

He was married to K. Sulochana Dvi, and had three sons. His son K. Jayakumar is a poet, lyricist and a former bureaucrat who currently serves as the Vice Chancellor of Malayalam University.[5] He 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". 27 May 2011. Retrieved 27 November 2011. 

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