Early life of Priyadarshan
This immensely talented person was born in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. He did his schooling from Government Model School and gained an M.A. in Psychology from University College, Thiruvananthapuram.
Career of Priyadarshan
In the year 1988 Priyadarshan directed his first movie Vellanakalude Nadu. Then he made Aryan. His Chithram released in 1988.
His first film for Bollywood was Muskurahat (1993) which was a remake of Malayalam film Kilukkam. The film starred Amrish Puri, Revathy and others. The film did not do well at the box office. His first successful Hindi film was Gardish, again a remake of the Malayalam film Kireedam (1989).
He later came up with strings of Bollywood films that were remakes of Malayalam films: Viraasat, Hera Pheri, Hungama, Hulchul, Garam Masala, Bhool Bhulaiya and others.
The films of Priyadarshan are known for their wit, humour, exotic visuals and impressive music. His technical team mainly comprises of N. Gopalakrishnan (editor), S. Kumar (cinematography) and Sabu Cyril (art director).
Awards of Priyadarshan
National Film Awards
2008 - Best Film - Kanchivaram
Kerala State Film Awards: * 1995 - Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Film - Kala Pani
* 1994 - Kerala State Film Award for Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value - Thenmavin Kombath
Asianet Film Awards
2008 - Special Honour Jury Award for Outstanding Contribution to Indian Cinema
Some of his well known films are as follows: