May 2, 1956 |
Alappuzha, Kerala, India
|Years active||1985 – present|
Since the mid-1980s he has directed around forty films. Before becoming an independent director, he assisted eminent directors such as Priyadarshan and Fazil. Films such as Cheekeran oru chillu (1986), Thaniyavarthanam (1987), Kireedam (1989), Dasharatham (1989), His Highness Abdullah (1990), Maalayogam (1990), Bharatham (1991), Sadayam (1992), Kamaladalam (1992), Akashadoothu (1993), and Chenkol (1993) defined the way Malayalam films were made, especially in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Many of his films have screenplays by A. K. Lohithadas. It was through his film Bharatham, Mohanlal-one of the greatest actors in Indian cinema-got his first national award for best actor. Sibi Malayil is also the president of the Film Employees' Federation of Kerala (FEFKA). He is also the chairman of a film institute named 'neo Film and Broadcasting School' in Kochi.
Sibi is married to Bala. They have a son Joe and a daughter Zeba.
- As Associate Director
|Manjil Virinja Pookkal||Fazil||1980|
- As Chief Associate Director
- As Director
- 1997 – Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration – Kanakkinavu
- 1994 – National Film Award for Best Film on Family Welfare – Aakasadoothu
- 1987 – National Film Award for Best Film on Other Social Issues – Doore Doore Koodu Koottam
- 1991 - Filmfare Award for Best Director - Malayalam - Bharatham 
- 1992 - Filmfare Award for Best Director - Malayalam - Sadayam
- 2003 – Best Director – Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum
- 2003 – Kerala State Film Award for Best film with popular appeal and aesthetic value – Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum
- 2000 – Kerala State Film Award for Best film with popular appeal and aesthetic value – Devadoothan
- 1996 – Second Best Film – Kanakkinavu
- 1991 – Second Best Film – Bharatham
- List of Malayalam films from 1981 to 1985
- List of Malayalam films from 1986 to 1990
- List of Malayalam films from 1991 to 1995
- List of Malayalam films from 1996 to 2000
- Sarawathy Nagarajan (3 July 2009). "'An incomparable writer'". The Hindu. Retrieved 10 November 2009.
- Arya Aiyappan (13 April 2009). "MACTA burns Mammootty's effigies". Oneindia. Retrieved 10 November 2009.