V. M. Vinu

V. M Vinu is an Indian film director in Malayalam cinema.

V. M. Vinu
V. M. Vinu

(1958-11-30) 30 November 1958 (age 62)
Occupationfilm director
Years active1986 – present

Early lifeEdit

V. M. Vinu was born in a middle-class family in Kozhikode, Kerala. His father, Vinayan is a novelist & playwright. While studying in school, Vinu acted in AIR Dramas like S.K.Pottekad's 'Oru Desathinte Katha' and M.Mukundan's 'Mayyazhi Puzhayude Theerangalil'. He completed his BA Degree course from Calicut University, then completed BTA from School of Drama (Calicut University) under Prof. G. Sankara Pillai. He had participated in many art and cultural activities while studying and won best actor and director award in school and college.

Personal lifeEdit

VM Vinu is married.The couple have a son Varun and a daughter Varsha who is currently pursuing her graduation in Providence Women's College. Varsha acted as Mammootty's elder daughter in Vesham.[1]


After college, he started as an assistant director and has worked as an assistant to many directors before being an independent director. He worked as an assistant director in 7 movies and associate director in 8 movies. Some of them are 'Ore thooval pakshigal' directed by Raveendran, 'Abhyam' directed by Shivan and 'Sooryamanasam', directed by Viji Thampi. After being independent he directed 13 films. He has many hits to his credits with stars like Mamootty and Mohanlal.



  1. ^ "'മകന്റെ അച്ഛനെ'ക്കുറിച്ച് വി.എം.വിനു" (in Malayalam). Mathrubhumi. 26 December 2008. Retrieved 22 May 2018.

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