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Born Kuttanad, Alappuzha district, Kerala, India
Occupation Film director
Years active 1989–present

Vinayan is an Indian film director and producer, mainly of Malayalam movies. He started his career with the film Super Star, in which he used a Mohanlal look-alike in the lead role.[1]

Vinayan is noted for the films Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum, Karumadikkuttan (film), Oomappenninu Uriyadappayyan, Dada Sahib, Vellinakshatram,[2] Aakasha Ganga, Rakshasa Rajavu, Kalyana Sougandhikam, Kasi (Tamil) and Sipayi Lahala. He has made films in genres such as comedy, horror, action, fantasy and family drama.[3]

Vinayan is also noted for introducing a handful of actors in the Malayalam film industry. Jayasurya, Indrajith Sukumaran, Anoop Menon, Honey Rose, Priyamani, Manikkuttan, Suresh Krishna, Meghana Raj etc. are some of the successful actors Vinayan has introduced in Malayalam.

In 2005, Vinayan created history by writing and directing the film Albhuthadweep (Wonder Island) which cast around 300 dwarfs for the first time in a film. The two-foot-high hero of the film, Ajayan, found a place in the Guinness Book of Records and Vinayan himself was listed in India's Limca Book of Records. The film was immensely successful, especially among children, besides garnering the FilmFare and the Cinema Express awards. The film was successfully remade in 2007 in the Tamil language by Vinayan himself.[4]

Vinayan has also remade a few of his films into Tamil. He is also a script writer and lyricist. He directed a Malayalam television serial Iniyonnu Visramikkatte before making movies.[5]

Vinayan is the founder/president of the MACTA Federation. He has also launched a co-operative society (with the assistance of the Government of Kerala) for the benefit of film workers. Vinayan is also the Advisory Member of the Cine Workers Welfare Board, sponsored by the Government of India.[6]


Year Film
2014 Little Superman[7]
2013 Dracula 2012[8][9][10][11]
2011 Raghuvinte Swantham Rasiya
2010 Yakshiyum Njanum
2009 Naalai Namathe
2007 Black Cat
Hareendran Oru Nishkalankan
2005 Boyy Friennd
Athbhutha Dweepu
2004 Sathyam
2003 War and Love
Meerayude Dukhavum Muthuvinte Swapnavum
2002 En Mana Vaanil
Oomappenninu Uriyadappayyan
2001 Karumadikkuttan
Rakshasa Rajavu
2000 Dada Sahib
Daivathinte Makan
1999 Aakasha Ganga
Pranaya Nilavu
Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum
1998 Anuragakottaram
1997 Ullasapoongattu
1996 Kalyana Sougandhikam
Mr. Clean
1995 Sipayi Lahala
1993 Kanyakumariyil Oru Kavitha
Aayiram Chirakulla Moham[12]
1992 Kunjikkuruvi
1990 Superstar

Television serials[edit]

  • Iniyonnu Visramikkatte (Doordarshan)


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