Priyadarshan Height, Age, Family, Facts, Biography

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Priyadarshan Quick Info
Height 5 ft 5 in
Weight 98 kg
Date of Birth January 30, 1957
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Eye Color Dark Brown

Priyadarshan is a well distinguished Indian director, producer, and screenwriter who has brought life to more than 95 films. He has mostly worked on various films in Malayalam and Hindi language. His career-high was during the 80s and 90s. Until 2019, he had devoted 40 years of his life producing a number of hit films for people’s entertainment.

Born Name

Priyadarshan Soman Nair

Nick Name

Priyadarshan

Priyadarshan as seen in a picture taken at the press conference for Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal on March 12, 2013
Priyadarshan as seen in a picture taken at the press conference for Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal on March 12, 2013 (Bollywood Hungama / CC BY 3.0)

Sun Sign

Aquarius

Born Place

Trivandrum, Kerala, India

Nationality

Indian

Education

Priyadarshan studied at the Government Model School in Trivandrum.

Thereafter, he has obtained a degree of Master of Arts in Philosophy from University College Trivandrum.

Occupation

Film Director, Producer, Screenwriter

Family

  • Father – Poojappura Soman Nair (Dramatist, Librarian)
  • Mother – Rajamma

Build

Large

Height

5 ft 5 in or 165 cm

Weight

98 kg or 216 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Priyadarshan’s name has been linked with –

  1. Lissy Lakshmi (1990-2014) – Actress Lissy and Priyadarshan tied the knot with one another on December 13, 1990. They have 2 children, a girl named Kalyani Priyadarshan (b. April 5, 1992) and a boy named, Siddarth Priyadarshan. The couple parted ways from one another in 2014.
Priyadarshan as seen in as seen in a picture with his daughter Kalyani Priyadarshan
Priyadarshan as seen in a picture with his daughter Kalyani Priyadarshan (Pinkvilla.com)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Oval face shape
  • Sports a mustache
  • Often keeps on a pair of shades
Priyadarshan as seen in a picture taken at a press conference for Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal on March 12, 2017
Priyadarshan as seen in a picture taken at a press conference for Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal on March 12, 2017 (Bollywood Hungama / CC BY 3.0)

Religion

Hinduism

Priyadarshan Favorite Things

SourceTimes Of India

Priyadarshan Facts

  1. He was brought up in Ambalappuzha, Alappuzha.
  2. Priyadarshan developed a passion for reading at an early age thanks to his father who worked as a college librarian.
  3. Initially, Priyadarshan wanted to be a professional cricketer and was also considered to be very good at the sport. However, an injury to his left eye with a ball put an end to his passion.
  4. While in college, he would write short skits or plays for the All India Radio.
  5. He looked up to director P. Venu for inspiration.
  6. Priyadarshan has known producer and actor Mohanlal, M. G. Sreekumar, Suresh Kumar, Sanal Kumar, Jagadish, Maniyanpilla Raju, and Ashok Kumar from his college years.
  7. It was actor, producer, and distributor Mohanlal who helped him get into the film industry as a scriptwriter.
  8. Poochakkoru Mookkuthi (1984) was the debut film that he directed. It was a low-budget slapstick comedy film that was funded by actor Shankar and starred Mohanlal as a parallel hero. It was a complete hit and ran for more than 100 days in the theatres of Kerala.
  9. In 1997, he directed his first Hindi language film titled Virasat. The film featured a host of well-known stars including the likes of actor Anil Kapoor, Amrish Puri, Tabu, and Pooja Batra.
  10. Priyadarshan was presented with the prestigious “Padma Shri” Award for his contribution to the film industry in 2012. Besides that, he is also the proud receiver of a National Film Award, Filmfare Award, and the Kerala State Film Award.
  11. In 2016, he served as the Central Jury Chairperson of 64th National Awards. Later, in 2019, he was taken on as the chairperson for the “Feature Films Jury” of the “50th International Film Festival of India.”
  12. Priyadarshan has collaborated mostly with actor and producer Mammooty.
  13. He is very fond of cars. At a certain point in time, he had many cars which he sold after realizing that family was more important than luxury.

Featured Image By Bollywood Hungama / CC BY 3.0

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