Anant Mahadevan

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Anant Mahadevan (born 28 August 1950), also credited as Ananth Narayan Mahadevan,[1][2] is an Indian screenwriter, actor, and film director of Malayalam, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil films and television shows.[3] Having been an integral part of the Indian television serials and Hindi films since the 1980s, he is also involved in the professional English and Hindi theatre.

Anant Mahadevan
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Mahadevan in 2019
Ananth Narayan Mahadevan

(1950-08-28) 28 August 1950 (age 72)
Years active1984–present


Ananth along with Sanjay Pawar received the National Award (2010) for the Best Screenplay and Dialogues for the successful Marathi movie Mee Sindhutai Sapkal. The film also fetched him the special jury award at the National Film awards 2010.[4]

Mahadevan's film Gour Hari Dastaan was part of the Indian Panorama at the International Film Festival of India (2014) Goa, at the International Film Festival of Kerala IFFK (2014), the International Film Festival of Bangalore, and at the International Film Festival of Chennai (2014).

Ananth plays the role of Damodar in the 2018 Hindi feature film Evening Shadows, directed by Sridhar Rangayan and produced by Solaris Pictures.[5] He plays the role of a strict patriarch who has his set opinions and wants other members in his family - his wife Vasudha (Mona Ambegaonkar), sister Sarita (Yamini Singh) and son Kartik (Devansh Doshi) - to obey his commands.[6]





  • Dil Maange More!!! (2004) (story)
  • Aksar (2006) (story)
  • Anamika: The Untold Story (2008) (screenplay)
  • Mee Sindhutai Sapkal (2010) (screenplay)



  1. ^ "Red Alert: The War Within official site: "Cast & Crew"". Archived from the original on 4 July 2010. Retrieved 8 July 2010.
  2. ^ Tuteja, Joginder. "'Red Alert could have been set in Cuba or Ireland' - Anant Mahadevan",, 7 July 2010
  3. ^ "എനിക്കും മലയാളത്തിനുമുള്ള അഭിമാനനേട്ടം - ആനന്ദ് മഹാദേവന്‍" [National Film Awards 2010 - Mathrubhumi Movies] (in Malayalam). Mathrubhumi. 20 May 2011. Archived from the original on 7 August 2017. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Mee Sindhutai Sapkal bags top National Awards - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Evening Shadows: Full Cast and Crew". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  6. ^ "CBFC clears gay film 'Evening Shadows' with U/A certificate". India Blooms.
  7. ^ "Staying Alive movie review: Wallpaper, Story, Trailer at Times of India". Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  8. ^ "Ananth Mahadevan to adapt Satyajit Ray's short story into film". Archived from the original on 7 November 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2012.
  9. ^ "Ananth Mahadevan's Rough Book brings Indian education into sharp focus". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 17 February 2015. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
  10. ^ "Rukhmabai Raut, one of India's first female practising doctors, gets a big screen biopic - Living News , Firstpost". Firstpost. 19 August 2017.

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