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Born (1966-02-20)20 February 1966
Vallachira Thrissur, Kerala, India
Occupation Film director, Actor, producer
Parent(s) Mr.Thottipparambil Ramakrishnan, Mrs.Kochammini

Priyanandanan is a film and drama director from Kerala, India.[1] His second movie Pulijanmam received the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in 2006.[2]


Priyanandanan is a native of Vallachira in Thrissur District, Kerala.[3] He was born as the son of Thottipparambil Ramakrishnan and Kochammini [4]

Priyanandanan started in career as an actor in stage shows. His career started as a female character. Later he ventured into direction of stage shows. He used to be known as Priyan Vallachira at that time.[5] Priyanandanan started his film career under famous directors K. R. Mohanan, P. T. Kunju Muhammed and Manilal. He began filming numerous newsreels and documentary shorts, which include Fight for Land and Man or Manninum Manushyanum Vendiyulla Samarangal (about Comrade Achudanandan), People’s Leader or Jana Nayakan about E. K. Nayanar, Teacher or Gurunathan (about Sanskrit expert K P C Narayanan Bhattathiri), and The History of Strikes in Trissur District or Trissur Jillayile Samara Charithrangal. His first movie was Neythukaran (2001) and it told the story of a weaver, a supporter of E. M. S. who dies the next day after his idol dies. Murali (Malayalam actor) won the National Award for the Best Actor for this film. Priyan also directed several television films including four shorts based on M. T. Vasudevan Nair’s short stories, and Asokan Cheruvil’s Dead People’s Sea (Marichavarude Kadal).


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