Thursday, 9 April 2015


Anjali Menon is an Indian film director and screenwriter best known for her work in Malayalam cinema

  1. Born: Kozhikode
  2. Spouse: Vinod Menon
  3. Education: London Film School
  4. Awards: National Film Award for Best Screenplay

Early life :

Born in Calicut, Kerala, as the daughter of T. Madhavan Nair and Sarada Nair, Anjali grew up in Dubai and studied in Indian High School and Our Own English High School. She did her high school education in Presentation School Calicut and graduated with a degree in commerce from Providence Women's College, Calicut. She acquired her post-graduation degree in Communication Studies, specialising in Television production, from Pune University. In 2000, she joined the London Film School, specialising in Film Direction, and graduated with overall distinction honours in editing, producing and directing film. Her graduation film Black Nor White, where she is credited as Anjali Nair, features Rez Kempton & Archie Panjabi with Asif Kapadia as Executive Producer was premiered at the Palm Springs International Film Festival and travelled widely to many festivals and won the British Film Institute’s ImagineAsia Award for Best Short Film – second prize

Career :

Anjali Menon started her career in 1997 with television, working on shorts, documentaries, and program designing projects in India, Middle East and UK. In 2006 Vinod Menon and she started Little Films India, a film company in Mumbai.[3] which produced Manjadikuru.

Anjali Menon is a published writer with her screenplays as well as Monsoon Feast – a collection of short stories where she has contributed a story. Anjali Menon has taught at IIT Mumbai & Mudra Institute of Communication & Advertising, Ahmedabad and addressed students at IIT Chennai. She has been a speaker at the CII women leadership convention in 2012 & 2014 and has served as Jury Member for the Hassankutty Award at IFFK 2009 . 

As of 2014, she lives in Mumbai.

Filmography :

2009Kerala CafeJagathy Sreekumar, Nithya MenenDirector and writer(segment Happy Journey)
2012ManjadikuruPrithviraj, Jagathi Sreekumar, Urvashi, Padmapriya, Thilakan, Murali, Rahman, Kaviyoor PonnammaDirector and writerFIPRESCI Award for Best Malayalam film at IFFK
Hassankutty Award at IFFK
2012Ustad HotelDulquer Salman, Thilakan, Nithya MenenScreenwriterNational Film Award for Best Screenplay
2014Bangalore DaysDulquer Salman, Fahadh Faasil, Nivin Pauly,
Nazriya Nazim, Parvati Menon, Nithya Menen, Isha Talwar, Sajid Yahiya
Director and writer

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