Born : 25 Feb 1973
Age : 50 Years
25 Feb 1973
Age ( as in 2023 ) : 50 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
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).
|Real Name||Gautham Vasudev Menon|
|Nick name||Gautham, GVM, Gautham Menon|
|Profession||Indian Film director, screenwriter, and producer|
|Date of Birth||25 February 1973|
|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|
|Wife Name||Preethi Menon|
|Current City||Chennai, India|