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Born (1977-11-14) 14 November 1977 (age 40)
Occupation Write & Director

Sohanlal (സോഹൻലാൽ) is an Indian film director and writer, based in Kerala.


Sohanlal started his career as a production assistant and script writer with Doordarshan in 1996–2000 and later worked with the television channels - Indiavision in 2000-2002, Middle East Television in 2002-2004, Jeevan TV in 2004 and Amrita TV in 2004-2011 as Director-Programs.

Early life[edit]

Sohanlal was born in Thiruvananthapuram on 14 November 1977 to P K Das and Kamala Das, both school-teachers, as the youngest brother of four elder sisters. He attended the SMV High School, Thiruvananthapuram and later did his Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Kerala. Sohanlal also did a Post Graduate Diploma in Web Designing from C-Dac. A holder of the Advanced Yoga Teacher's Certificate from Yoga Alliance International. He is also a yoga practitioner and trainer.


Sohanlal shot into fame in 2006 with the TV film Neermaathalathinte pookkal adapted from a short story by Malayalam writer Madhavikutty / Kamala Surayya. The film was telecast on Amrita TV and brought him critical acclaim and several awards including Kerala State Awards for Best TV Film, Director, Script Writer, Music and Audiography.[1]

Sohanlal's first feature film was Orkkuka Vallappozhum in 2009 starred mainstream Malayalam actors. It won him the Kerala Film Critics Association Award for Best Debut Director and the movie screened in various film festivals worldwide. His second movie Kadhaveedu (House of Stories) was released in November 2013.


  • Aakaashavum ente Pranayavum - Poems - Published by Paridhi Books-2007
  • Neermaathalathinte Pookkal - Screenplay - Published by Kerala Bhasha Institute-2007
  • Limelight -Novel- Malayalam - Published by DC Books-2010
  • Orkkuka Vallappozhum - Screenplay - Published by Kerala Bhasha Institute-2010
  • Limelight -Novel- Tamil- Published by Uyirmayi Publications-2011
  • London Lights -UK Travel- Published by Sign Books-2011
  • Park Street -Novel- Published by DC Books-2012
  • P.Bhaskaran - Biography - Published by Kerala Bhasha Institute-2013
  • M.P.Appan - Biography - Published by Kerala Bhasha Institute-2013
  • Kadhaveedu - Screenplay - Published by Kerala Bhasha Institute-2014
  • Smrithithrayam/ Trilogy Nostalgia - Screenplays - Published by Kerala Bhasha Institute-2015
  • SYN -Yoga- Published by Amazon-2016
  • Autobiography of a Stray Dog -Documentary- Published by Amazon-2017
  • Ammamaram - Novel- Published by Green Books-2017

Lyrics written[edit]

  • 2014 Konthayum Poonoolum
  • 2013 Kadhaveedu
  • 2013 Teens
  • 2012 Mazhanritham
  • 2009 Thaalolam


Year Title Cast
2009 Orkkuka Vallappozhum Thilakan, Jagadeesh, Krishnachandran,Chalipala,Shilpabala, Meera Vasudev et al.
2013 Kadhaveedu Kunchako Boban, Lal, Biju Menon, Manoj K. Jayan, Kalabhavan Shajon, Bhama, Rituparna Sengupta, Mallika,Swapna Menon et al.
2018 The Great Indian Road Movie Master Ashray, Vijay Anand, Anila, Madhupal, Sunil Sukhada, Prem Manoj et al.


  1. ^ Manmadhan, Prema (2006-12-21). "Abstract and like a haiku". Metro Plus Kochi. The Hindu. Retrieved 2009-03-07. 

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