Anoop Menon

Anoop Menon is an Indian film actor, director, screenwriter and lyricist. He worked in television before finding success as an actor in Malayalam films.

Anoop Menon
Born03 August 1976 (1976-08-03) (age 43) [1]
Alma materGovernment Law College, Thiruvananthapuram
OccupationActor, Director, Screenwriter, Lyricist
Years active2002– present
Spouse(s)Shema Alexander (2014-present)[2]
Parent(s)P. Gangadharan Nair
Indira Menon
RelativesShweta Menon (cousin)

Menon won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Supporting Actor and also the Filmfare Award for his performance as the fictional movie star Ajayachandran in Thirakkatha. He wrote the screenplay and dialogue for films such as Pakal Nakshatrangal (2008), Cocktail (2010), Beautiful (2011), Trivandrum Lodge (2012), and Hotel California (2013).[3] Actress Shweta Menon is his cousin.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

He was born on 3 August 1976 to P. Gangadharan Nair and Indira Menon in Kozhikode.[5] He grew up in Thiruvananthapuram. He is a law graduate from Government Law College, Thiruvananthapuram (1994-1999) and was the first-rank holder from Kerala University.[6] During this period, he used to do compèring for Kairali TV and Surya TV.[7] He met fellow filmmaker and screenplay writer Shankar Ramakrishnan during this time.Both of them were under the tutelage of renowned malayalam director Ranjith. Anoop married Shema Alexander on 27 December 2014. This is Shema's second marriage. Her first husband died of heart attack in 2006. She has an adopted daughter born in 1998. [2][8][9]

CareerEdit

He began his acting career in Malayalam television serials. He became popular for his roles in two popular series on Asianet called Swapnam and Megham, the former one directed by K. K. Rajeev. Anoop made his debut as a screenwriter in Pakal Nakshatrangal with Mohanlal playing father and Anoop playing his son.[10]

He also played main character in Thirakkatha by Ranjith, portraying different stages in the life of film star Ajay Chandran, loosely based on the personal life of Kamal Hassan. His co-stars were Priyamani and Prithviraj.[11]

Beautiful (2011), was Anoop Menon's debut work as a lyricist. Menon says his debut as a lyricist was quite accidental. "On the second day of the shooting of Beautiful, music director Rateesh Vega, actor Jayasurya, and I were chilling out in Rateesh's car, when he asked me to pen some lines to try out a tune he'd composed for the film. The result is Mazhaneer Thullikal...," says the actor.

FilmographyEdit

Key
  Denotes films that have not yet been released
No. Year Title Role
01 2002 Kattuchembakam Shivan
02 2003 Ivar Thomas IPS
03 2005 Moksham Radha Madhavan
04 2007 Kaiyoppu Doctor
05 Abraham & Lincoln Philip Mathew
06 Pranayakalam Doctor
07 Rock N' Roll Vivek
08 2008 Thirakkatha Ajayachandran
09 Pakal Nakshatrangal Aadhi
10 2009 Anubhav (Hindi Film) Aditya / Adi
11 Currency Mahesh Kesav
12 Ivar Vivahitharayal Ajay Menon
13 Loudspeaker Doctor
14 Patham Nilayile Theevandi Dr. John Mathai
15 Kerala Cafe Crime Investigator
16 2010 Pramani District Collector
17 Mummy & Me Doctor
18 Neelambari Thankaraj
19 Cocktail Ravi Abraham
20 2011 Traffic Ajmal Nazar IPS
21 Lucky Jokers Vishnu Sharman
22 Pranayam Suresh Menon
23 Ven Shankhu Pol Rajeevan
24 Beautiful John
25 Athe Mazha Athe Veyil Raghuraman
26 2012 Ee Adutha Kaalathu Tom Cherian IPS
27 Mullassery Madhavan Kutty Nemom P. O. Madhavankutty
28 Josettante Hero Sajan
29 Grandmaster Dr. Jacob Varghese
30 Namukku Parkkan Dr.Rajeev
31 Track Mukundan
32 Hero Aadithyan
33 Veendum Kannur Jayakrishnan
34 Trivandrum Lodge Ravisankar
35 Banking Hours 10 to 4 Sravan Varma
36 916 Dr. Harikrishnan
37 I Love Me Ram Mohan
38 2013 David & Goliath Sunny
39 Hotel California Prem Sagar
40 Buddy Manikunju
41 D Company Akbar
42 Pattam Pole Michael Rossario
43 Silence Neil George IPS
44 2014 1983 Vijay Menon
45 Angry Babies in Love Jeevan
46 Vikramadithyan Vasudeva Shenoy
47 The Dolphin Nandan
48 Aamayum Muyalum Lottery Ticket Examiner
50 2015 She Taxi Joe/Joe's father
51 Lavender Interpol officer Raghavan Moorthy
52 Thinkal Muthal Velli Vare Vijaya Anand
53 Kanal Anantharaman
54 Female Unnikrishnan Hari
55 2016 Malgudi Days Zephan Solomom
56 Pavada Pavada Babu
57 Karinkunnam 6's Aby
58 Pa Va Varkey
59 10 Kalpanakal Davis George
60 Kuttikalundu Sookshikkuka Keshav
61 2017 Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol Venukuttan
62 Sarvopari Palakkaran Jose Kaithaparambil Mani
63 Velipadinte Pusthakam Vishwanathan aka Bullet Vishwan
64 2018 Aami Akbar Ali
65 Chanakya Thanthram Raju Zakaria
66 B. Tech Adv.Viswanath Iyyer
67 Ente Mezhuthiri Athazhangal Sanjay
68 Neeli Reni
69 2019 Gaanagandharvan Yousaf (Cameo Appearance)
70 Kamala Agasthy
72 2020 Big Brother Dr. Vishnu
71 King Fish Bhaskaran Varma


ScreenwriterEdit

LyricistEdit

  1. Mazhaneer Thullikal
  2. Moovanthiyay
  3. Nin Viralhumbil
  4. Raapoovinum
  1. Kanmani Ninne Njan
  1. Kadalil Kanmashi Pole
  • Hotel California (2013)
  • David & Golliyath (2013)
  • Angry Babies in Love(2014)
  • The Dolphins (2014)
  • She Taxi (2015)

Television careerEdit

  • Swapnam (Asianet)
  • Megham (Asianet)
  • Sthree Janmam (Surya TV)
  • Ashtapadi (Surya TV)
  • Radhamadhavam(Surya TV)
  • Thadangalpalayam(Asianet)
  • Muhoortham(Asianet)
  • Madhavam
  • Mounaragam (Asianet)- Promo Voice over

AwardsEdit

Asianet Film Awards
Kerala State Film Awards
Filmfare Awards South
South Indian International Movie Awards
  • 2011 - Best Lyricist for "Mazhaneerthullikal" - Beautiful
Vanitha Film Awards
Asiavision Awards
  • 2011 - Best Supporting actor - Traffic
  • 2012 - Trendsetter - Beautiful
Asianet Family award
  • 2005 - Best Son in law - Swapnam

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 January 2016. Retrieved 25 January 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 8 May 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Kerala State Film Awards 2008". oneIndia. 5 June 2009. Archived from the original on 9 July 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2009.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 May 2014. Retrieved 26 February 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ Nayar, Parvathy S (16 May 2012). "Cocktail, a dream run at the box office". The New Indian Express. Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2014.
  7. ^ "Anoop Menon, Trivandrum". Archived from the original on 23 April 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ Pakal Nakshatrangal is pretentious Archived 5 January 2016 at the Wayback Machine - Rediff News
  11. ^ Ranjith's best so far Archived 3 April 2009 at the Wayback Machine - Rediff review

Tamil Cinema News - Anoop Menon Images - Maalaimalar.com Maalaimalar [1]

External linksEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 September 2018. Retrieved 4 September 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)