Gautham Vasudev Menon

Actor, Producer

Born : 25 Feb 1973

Age : 51 Years

Gautham Vasudev Menon Age

25 Feb 1973

Age ( as in 2024 ) : 51 Years


Gautham Vasudev Menon was born on 25 February 1973 in Ottapalam, Kerla. He also known as GVM, He is an Indian film director, screenwriter, Actor and producer who predominantly works in Tamil cinema. He has also directed Telugu and Hindi films, which are remakes of his own Tamil films. Many of his films have been critically acclaimed, he has making mostly romantic, thrillers films and he also won the National Film Award for Vaaranam Aayiram as Best Feature Film in Tamil.

Early Life and family


Menon was born to a Malayali father and a Tamil mother on 25 February 1973 in Ottapalam, a town in the Palakkad district of Kerala. His father died in 2007. Although born in Kerala he grew up in Anna Nagar, Chennai. Menon married Preethi Menon and they have 3 sons.

Education and Career

He earned a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Mookambigai College of Engineering, Pudukkottai as the part of the class of 1993, on his time he inspired him to write the lead characters of Minnale, Vaaranam Aayiram, Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa, Neethaane En Ponvasantham and Enai Noki Paayum Thota who were students of the same course. During the period, he was inspired by films such as Dead Poets Society (1989) and Nayakan (1987) and expressed his desire to his parents to change his career path and become a filmmaker. His mother insisted that he become an ad film maker by shooting various commercials and he took an apprenticeship under filmmaker Rajiv Menon. He went on to work as an assistant director for Minsara Kanavu (1997), in which he also appeared in a cameo role.

In his life he had maked many films. His first movie was Minnale in tamil language (2001) he gets many problems, even he get dippresed some time but after his completing, film was was advertised as a Valentine's Day release in 2001 and told the tale of a young man who falls in love with the girl engaged to his ex-college rival. Upon release it went on to become a large success commercially and won positive reviews from critics, with claims that the film had a lot of 'lot of verve and vigour' and that it was 'technically excellent'.

He had maked web series also, his web series with title 'Queen' which was released on 2019. beside this he had played

Awards, Nominations, Honours

Vijay Award for Favourite Director for Vaaranam Aayiram (2008)
National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil for Vaaranam Aayiram (2008) and Thanga Meengal (2013)
Filmfare Award for Best Film – Tamil for Thanga Meengal (2013)
Vijay Award for Best Film for Thanga Meengal (2013)
Nandi Award for Best Screenplay Writer for Ye Maaya Chesave (2010)
Nandi Special Jury Award for Ye Maaya Chesave (2010)


Filmfare Award for Best Director - Tamil for Kaakha Kaakha (2003)
Filmfare Award for Best Director - Tamil for Vaaranam Aayiram (2008)
Vijay Award for Best Director for Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (2010)
Vijay Award for Favourite Director for Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (2010)
Filmfare Award for Best Director - Tamil for Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (2010)
Filmfare Award for Best Director - Telugu for Ye Maaya Chesave (2010)

Rotary Club of Chennai-Honoured for Creative Excellence (2010).

Gautham Vasudev Menon Wiki/Bio

Real Name Gautham Vasudev Menon
Name Gautham  Menon
Nick name Gautham, GVM, Gautham Menon
Profession Indian Film director, screenwriter, and producer
Date of Birth 25 February 1973
Height 1.82 m
Weight 70 Kg
Religion Hindu
Educational Qualification B.E Mechanical Engineer
School Vailankanni Raj Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Trichy
College Mookambigai College of Engineering, Pudukkottai, Trichy
Hobbies Writing and Listening Music
Hometown Ottapalam, Kerla, India
Nationality Indian
Married Yes
Wife Name Preethi Menon
Children 3
Current City Chennai, India