Name in Native Language: "പ്രിയദര്‍ശന്‍" (Malayalam/ML)
Film Director / Screenwriter / Film Producer / Actor | * 01/30/1957 (63) | Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Priyadarshan (born Priyadarshan Soman Nair; 30 January 1957) is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and producer. In a career spanning over three decades, he has directed more than 95 films in various Indian languages, predominantly in Malayalam and Hindi, while also having done six films in Tamil and two in Telugu. Priyadarshan began his career in Malayalam cinema in the early 1980s and was active throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Towards 2000s, he moved to Bollywood (Hindi-language cinema) and remained active throughout the decade. He has done about 26 films in Hindi alone, the highest number of films done by any Bollywood director after David Dhawan. In 2013, he announced that Rangrezz would be his last Hindi film for a while and shifted focus to Malayalam cinema. Best known for his comedy films, Priyadrshan has also experimented with some action, thriller and period films. His collaborations with Mohanlal were highly popular in Malayalam cinema during the 1980s and 1990s, with most notable films being Poochakkoru Mookkuthi, Maz..."> ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Priyadarshan

Filmfare Awards South Padma Shri in Arts

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Movies with Priyadarshan as Actor(3)

as himself2013 Kalimannu
as himself2006 Kilukkam Kilukilukkam
as Man in Restaurant1983 Hello Madras Girl

Movies with Priyadarshan as Crew(121)

Directing/Director2020 Marakkar - Arabikadalinte Simham
Writing/Screenplay2020 Marakkar - Arabikadalinte Simham
Directing/Director2018 Nimir
Writing/Screenplay2018 Nimir
Crew/Script2016 Oppam
Directing/Director2016 Oppam
Writing/Writer2016 Oppam
Directing/Director2016 Sila Samayangalil
Writing/Screenplay2016 Sila Samayangalil
Writing/Story2016 Sila Samayangalil
Directing/Director2014 Aamayum Muyalum
Writing/Writer2014 Aamayum Muyalum
Directing/Director2013 Rangrezz
Directing/Director2013 Geethanjali
Directing/Director2012 Tezz
Directing/Director2012 Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal
Directing/Director2010 Aakrosh
Directing/Director2010 Bumm Bumm Bole
Directing/Director2010 Khatta Meetha
Directing/Director2009 De Dana Dan
Directing/Director2009 Billu
Writing/Screenplay2009 Billu
Production/Producer2008 Poi Solla Porom
Directing/Director2008 Mere Baap Pehle Aap
Directing/Director2008 Kanchivaram
Writing/Screenplay2008 Kanchivaram
Writing/Story2008 Kanchivaram
Writing/Writer2008 Kanchivaram
Directing/Director2007 Dhol
Directing/Director2007 Bhool Bhulaiyaa
Directing/Director2006 Malamaal Weekly
Writing/Screenplay2006 Malamaal Weekly
Directing/Director2006 Bhagam Bhag
Directing/Director2006 Chup Chup Ke
Writing/Screenplay2006 Chup Chup Ke
Directing/Director2005 Garam Masala
Writing/Screenplay2005 Garam Masala
Writing/Story2005 Garam Masala
Directing/Director2005 Kyon Ki...
Writing/Writer2005 Kyon Ki...
Directing/Director2004 Hulchul
Directing/Director2004 Vettam
Writing/Writer2004 Vettam
Directing/Director2003 Lesa Lesa
Directing/Director2003 Kilichundan Mampazham
Writing/Writer2003 Kilichundan Mampazham
Directing/Director2003 Hungama
Directing/Director2001 Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar
Directing/Director2001 Kakkakuyil
Writing/Screenplay2001 Kakkakuyil
Directing/Director2000 Snegithiye
Writing/Writer2000 Snegithiye
Directing/Director2000 Hera Pheri
Directing/Director1998 Doli Saja Ke Rakhna
Directing/Director1998 Saat Rang Ke Sapne
Directing/Director1998 Megham
Directing/Director1998 Kabhi Na Kabhi
Writing/Screenplay1998 Kabhi Na Kabhi
Writing/Writer1997 Oru Yaatra Mozhi
Directing/Director1997 Chandralekha
Writing/Writer1997 Chandralekha
Directing/Director1997 Virasat
Directing/Director1996 Kaalapani
Writing/Writer1996 Kaalapani
Writing/Story1996 Kaalapani
Directing/Director1994 Minnaram
Writing/Screenplay1994 Minnaram
Directing/Director1994 Thenmavin Kombath
Writing/Writer1994 Thenmavin Kombath
Writing/Writer1994 Kinnaripuzhayoram
Directing/Director1993 Midhunam
Directing/Director1993 Gardish
Directing/Second Unit Director1993 Manichitrathazhu
Directing/Director1992 Muskurahat
Writing/Writer1992 Muskurahat
Directing/Director1991 Abhimanyu
Directing/Director1991 Kilukkam
Directing/Director1991 Nirnayam
Writing/Story1991 Nirnayam
Directing/Director1991 Adwaytham
Directing/Director1991 Gopura Vasalile
Directing/Director1990 Kadathanadan Ambadi
Directing/Director1990 Akkare Akkare Akkare
Directing/Director1989 Vandanam
Directing/Director1988 Mukunthetta Sumitra Vilikkunnu
Directing/Director1988 Aryan
Directing/Director1988 Chithram
Writing/Writer1988 Chithram
Directing/Director1988 Vellanakalude Naadu
Directing/Director1987 Cheppu
Writing/Writer1987 Cheppu
Directing/Director1986 Rakkuyilin Ragasadassil
Writing/Writer1986 Rakkuyilin Ragasadassil
Directing/Director1986 Ayalvasi Oru Daridravasi
Writing/Writer1986 Ayalvasi Oru Daridravasi
Directing/Director1986 Mazha Peyyunnu Maddalam Kottunnu
Directing/Director1986 Dheem Tharikida Thom
Writing/Writer1986 Dheem Tharikida Thom
Directing/Director1986 Hello My Dear Wrong Number
Production/Producer1986 Hello My Dear Wrong Number
Directing/Director1986 Thalavattam
Writing/Writer1986 Thalavattam
Writing/Writer1986 Ninnishtam Ennishtam
Directing/Director1985 Boeing Boeing
Writing/Writer1985 Boeing Boeing
Directing/Director1985 Onnanam Kunnil Oradi Kunnil
Writing/Writer1985 Onnanam Kunnil Oradi Kunnil
Directing/Director1985 Aram + Aram = Kinnaram
Directing/Director1984 Odaruthammava Aalariyam
Directing/Director1984 Poochakkoru Mookkuthi
Writing/Writer1984 Poochakkoru Mookkuthi
Writing/Writer1984 Vanitha Police
Writing/Writer1983 Bhookambam
Writing/Writer1983 Kuyiline Thedi
Writing/Writer1983 Engane Nee Marakkum

Additional Information

Citizenship: India
Born: Wednesday, 01/30 1957 (January) in Thiruvananthapuram (current age: 63 years + 187 days)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Languages: Malayalam (ML, native language)
Educated at: Government Model Boys Higher Secondary School, University College Trivandrum
Spouses (current/former): Lizy
Other names for Priyadarshan (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Priyadarshan Soman Nair"
"Priyadarshan Nair"
Priyadarshan frequently works together with these people:
Mohanlal (48x, Actor)
Sukumari (33x, Actress)
Sreenivasan (33x, Actor)
Nedumudi Venu (26x, Actor)
Cochin Haneefa (21x, Actor)
Innocent (19x, Actor)
Jagathy Sreekumar (19x, Actor)
Maniyanpilla Raju (18x, Actor)
Kuthiravattam Pappu (17x, Actor)
Paresh Rawal (16x, Actor)
Lissy (15x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:50826, Added: 05/17/2018, Last updated: 07/09/2020