(Last Updated on : 12/01/2019)
Sreenivasan is a prominent name in the Malayam film
industry who works as an actor
. More than 50 films have been written by him. His remarkable acting skills have earned him a number of accolades, including one National Film Award
, in the celluloid industry. Sreenivasan has created a new dimension for Malayalam cinema by way of humour to tell stories in the simplest manner.
Early Life of Sreenivasan
Sreenivasan was born in the year 1956 in a small village named Patyam situated in the North Malabar region of Kerala
. He did his schooling from Government High School, Kathiroor and completed his graduation in Economics from Pazhassi Raja N.S.S. College, Mattannur. Sreenivasan also did a diploma course in film acting from the Madras Film Institute, Chennai
in the year 1977.
Career of Sreenivasan
Sreenivasan made his cinematic debut in the year 1977 with P. A. Backers movie Manimuzhakam. At the institute he was trained by A. Prabhakaran who later offered him a role in the movie Mela. In the following years, he performed in several films and then wrote his first movie in 1984, named Oodarathuammava Aalariyam. Subsequently he wrote and acted in a number of movies including Gandhinagar 2nd Street, Varavelpu, Nadodikkattu and its sequels namely Pattanapravesham and Akkare Akkare Akkare.
Sreenivasans directional ventures included movies like Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala and Vadakkunokkiyanthram. He earned much praises for his acting through the films Outsider in which he portrayed the role of a boat driver and Athmakadha where he played the role of a blind man working in a candle manufacturing unit. His movies Varavelpu and Sandesham focused on the activities of the major political parties and unions of Kerala. Sreenivasan earned appreciations in comic role through the movies Chithram, Nagarangalil Chennu Raparkam, Ponmuttayidunna Tharavu, Peyyunnu Maddalam Kottunnu and others. Sreenivasan also appeared in a weekly TV show called Valiya Lokavum Cheriya Sreeniyum broadcasted on Kairali TV.
Awards and Achievements of Sreenivasan
Sreenivasan has been awarded with National Film Award
for Best Film on Other Social Issues in 1999 for his movie Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala. Apart from this, he also received 8 Kerala State Film Awards and 8 Asianet Film Awards. Sreenivasan was also honoured with Bahadoor Award for his contributions to Malayalam cinema and Asiavision Movie Award for Lifetime Achievement in the year 2008 and 2010 respectively.
Filmography of Sreenivasan
Some of the Filmography of Sreenivasan as an actor, screenwriter, film director and film producer are as follows:
Filmography of Sreenivasan as an Actor
Ona Pudava (1978)
Onnanam Kunnil Oradi Kunnil (1985)
Aye Auto (1990)
Akasha Gopuram (2008)
Filmography of Sreenivasan as Screenwriter
Odaruthammava Aalariyam (1991)
Akkare Ninnoru Maran (1985)
Hello My Dear Wrong Number (1986)
Kadha Parayumbol (2007)
Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala (1998)
Champakulam Thachan (1992)
Filmography of Sreenivasan as Director
Filmography of Sreenivasan as Producer
Personal Life of Sreenivasan
Sreenivasan is married to Vimala, a school teacher. His elder son, Vineeth Sreenivasan, is a director, lyricist
, dubbing artist and actor. His younger son, Dhyan Sreenivasan is also an actor.