Hometown: Perumkadavila Village, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Age: 45 Years
Wife: Sreeja Suseela
|Profession||Poet, lawyer and filmmaker|
|Known for||Directing the film Sexy Durga in 2017 that has received many international awards|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 165 cm
in meters– 1.65 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 5”
|Debut||Film (director): Short film Athisayalokam (2001)|
|Awards||• He won the Hivos Tiger Award at International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2017.
• He won the Golden Apricot Award at Yerevan International Film Festival in 2017.
• In 2017, he won the award for the Best International Feature in Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico.
• He won the Disruptor Award at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne in 2021.
• He won the Jury Mention For Direction at Valencia International Film Festival Cinema Jove in 2017.
• He won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Film at the 2015 Kerala State Film Awards
• He won the Best Director award in the 2014 Kerala State Film Awards.
• He won the Special Jury award in the John Abraham Awards 2014.
• He won the Special Jury mention in the Aravindan Puraskaram 2014
• He won the Mohan Raghavan award for Best director in 2014.
|Date of Birth||8 April 1977 (Friday)|
|Age (as of 2022)||45 Years|
|Birthplace||Perumkadavila village, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala|
|Hometown||Perumkadavila village, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala|
|School||• Perumkadavila Lpbs, Thiruvananthapuram
• Govt Hss Marayamuttom High School, Thiruvananthapuram
• Christian College, Kattakada
|College/University||• VTMNSS Dhanuvachapuram, Kerala
• Government Law College, Thiruvananthapuram
|Educational Qualification(s) Sanal Kumar Sasidharan – Linkedin||• Bachelor of Science in Zoology
• Bachelor of Laws
|Religious views||He considers himself Athiest. Sanal Kumar Sasidharan – Facebook|
|Controversies||• Sanal Kumar Sasidharan attracted controversy on 6 May 2022 when actor Manju Warrier accused him of blackmailing her and defaming reputation through social media. He was arrested by the police. Hindustan Times|
|Relationships & More|
|Wife/Spouse||Sreeja Suseela (advocate)|
|Siblings||Sister– Name Not Known|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Sanal Kumar Sasidharan
- Sanal Kumar Sasidharan is an Indian poet, filmmaker and lawyer who is known for directing the film Sexy Durga in 2017 which has received many international awards.
- When he was in college, he was the unit secretary of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), that is a student organization associated with the Bharatiya Janata Party. Later, he left the party due to some differences and became a critic of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
- In 2001, he came up with the idea of a film society that could make independent movies through crowd funding. He formed a society, Kazhcha Chalachithra Vedi, with his colleagues. He has directed three short films and one feature film through crowdfunding.
- He started his film career as an Art Assistant in the Malayalam film Mankolangal in 2000.
- His film Sexy Durga became the first Indian film to win the Hivos Tiger Award at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2017.
- He directed other short films Parole (2008), Frog (2012), Ozhivudivasathe Kali (2015), Chola (2019), and Vazhakku (2021).
|↑1||Sanal Kumar Sasidharan – Linkedin|
|↑2||Sanal Kumar Sasidharan – Facebook|