Shajoon Kariyal

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Shajoon Kariyal
Born (1966-07-06) July 6, 1966 (age 50)
Kozhikode, Kerala, India
Occupation Film director, producer
Years active 1984 – present

Shajoon Kariyal is an Indian film director and producer working in Malayalam cinema. Shajoon was born in 1966 in Kozhikode, Kerala and had his primary education from Govt. Ganapath High School, Chalappuram. He started his film career in 1984, at the age of 18, as an assistant director to I. V. Sasi.[1] He worked as the assistant or associate director to many films including Uyarangalil (1984), Anubandham (1985), Karimpinpoovinakkare (1985), Aavanazhi (1986), 1921 (1988), Douthyam (1989), Varthamana Kalam (1990), Arhatha (1990), Midhya (1991), Neelagiri (1991) and Varnapakittu (1997).[2] He was the story writer for the mammooty starrer megahit Jackpot.He debuted as a director with Rajaputhran (1996), starring Suresh Gopi, Vikram and Shobhana. He has directed many films, including the commercially successful Thachiledathu Chundan (1999) and the critically acclaimed Vadakkumnadhan (2006).[1] After Vadakkumnadhan, he planned two films, Raman Police and Talkies, but both the projects did not work out.[3] His latest film is Chettayees which is directed and co-produced by him. He is one of the five partners of the newly launched production house Thakkaali Films.[4]



  1. ^ a b "Destiny's child". The Hindu. August 11, 2006. Retrieved March 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Shajoon Karyal Filmography". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved March 7, 2011. 
  3. ^ "New plans for Lal". September 8, 2010. Retrieved March 10, 2011.
  4. ^ Vijay George (27 September 2012). "On Location: Chettayees". The Hindu. Retrieved 13 November 2012. 

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