Deepu Karunakaran

Deepu Karunakaran is an Indian film director who works in Malayalam cinema. He debuted in direction with movie "Winter", as the release was late due to many reasons, his first movie came in theatre was in 2008 with the Dileep starrer Crazy Gopalan.

Deepu Karunakaran
Born13 July 1977 (1977-07-13) (age 43)
OccupationFilm director
Spouse(s)Archana Mohan (2015–present)


Prior to becoming an independent filmmaker, Deepu apprenticed as an assistant director under Priyadarshan. His first released film was in 2008, the thriller comedy Crazy Gopalan starring Dileep in the titular role. The movie opened to commercial success. His first made film horror thriller "Winter" with Jayaram in the lead was released subsequently. His third film was comedy entertainer Teja Bhai and Family starring Prithviraj in the lead, released in 2011 to commercial success. He directed Mammootty in the 2015 thriller Fireman, which was a success critically and commercially.[1][2] His 5th movie Karinkunnam 6s, a sports movie with Manju Warrier in the lead, was released in 2016.

Personal lifeEdit

Deepu Karunakaran is married to Archana Mohan. The couple were married in Trivandrum on 17 January 2015.[3] He is also the brother of actress Suchitra Murali.


No Year Film Role Cast Notes
1 2008 Crazy Gopalan Director
Dileep, Saleem Kumar, Manoj K. Jayan, Radha Varma
2 2009 Winter Director Jayaram, Bhavana
3 2011 Teja Bhai & Family Director Prithviraj, Akhila
4 2015 Fireman Director Mammootty, Nyla Usha
5 2016 Karinkunnam 6S Director Manju Warrier, Anoop Menon [4]


  1. ^ "Mammootty worked continuously for 30 nights for Fireman: Deepu Karunakaran". Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Fiery success with Deepu Karunakaran's Fireman". Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Suchithra spotted in her ethnic best at Deepu Karunakaran's wedding in Trivandrum". Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  4. ^ "'Karingunnam Sixes' shoot completed". Retrieved 7 May 2016.

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