Gautham Vasudev Menon, born on 25 February 1973, is a versatile Indian filmmaker known for his contributions as a director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. His primary focus is within the Tamil film industry, although he has also directed films in Telugu and Hindi. Some of his Telugu and Hindi films were either shot simultaneously or remakes of his own Tamil films, showcasing his creative abilities across multiple languages.
Gautham Vasudev Menon, Height, Age, Family, Biography & More
Gautham Vasudev Menon has garnered both critical acclaim and commercial success throughout his career, with several of his films standing out in particular. His romantic movies, such as “Minnale” (2001), “Vaaranam Aayiram” (2008), and “Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa” (2010), have resonated with audiences. Equally notable are his cop action thrillers like “Kaakha Kaakha” (2003), “Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu” (2006), and “Yennai Arindhaal” (2015).
Gautham Vasudev Menon’s family background consists of a Malayali father and a Tamilian mother. His father, Vasudev Menon, unfortunately, passed away on 14 February 2007. His mother, Uma Prabhakrishnan, is a PGT teacher at Jawahar Vidyalaya.
He has two sisters named Anupama Menon and Uthara Menon. Uthara Menon has made a name for herself as a renowned costume designer in the Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam film industries.
Gautham Vasudev Menon was born on 25 February 1973 in Ottapalam, a town located in the Palakkad district of Kerala. His father, Vasudeva Menon, was of Malayali descent, while his mother, Uma, belonged to the Tamil community. Although he was born in Kerala, Gautham spent his formative years growing up in Anna Nagar, Chennai. Unfortunately, his father passed away in the year 2007.
After completing his schooling, Gautham Vasudev Menon pursued his education at the Madras Christian College Higher Secondary School. He went on to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Mookambigai College of Engineering in Pudukkottai.
Gautham Vasudev Menon is married to Preethi Menon, and the couple has been blessed with three sons named Arya, Dhruva, and Adhya. Uthara Menon, his sister, is a talented costume designer who has collaborated with Gautham on his films since the release of “Yennai Arindhaal” in 2015. Her contribution as a costume designer has been valuable to Gautham’s projects.
Gautham Vasudev Menon began his directorial journey with the movie “Minnale,” which was well-received by the audience. He later ventured into the Bollywood industry, directing the Hindi remake of “Minnale” titled “Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein.” The film gained positive reception.
In 2003, Gautham Menon directed the highly successful Tamil film “Kaaka Kaaka,” showcasing his skills as a filmmaker. He later remade the same film with unique elements for the Telugu industry, which garnered high praise and appreciation from audiences.
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As a Director
|Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein||No||Yes||Maddy’s boss||2001|
|Kaakha Kaakha||No||Yes||Police officer Vasudevan Nair||Dubbing artist of Jeevan||2003|
|Gharshana||No||Yes||No||Dubbing artist of Salim Baig||2004|
|Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu||No||Yes||Dancer in song “Manjal Veyil”||Dubbing artist of Salim Baig||2006|
|Pachaikili Muthucharam||No||Yes||Bus passenger||2007|
|Ye Maaya Chesave||No||Yes||Actor||2010|
|Ekk Deewana Tha||Yes||Yes||Actor||2012|
|Neethaane En Ponvasantham||Yes||Yes||No||2012|
|Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu||Yes||Yes||No||2012|
|Yennai Arindhaal||No||Yes||Police officer||2015|
|Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada||Yes||Yes||Police officer||2016|
|Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo||Yes||Yes||Police officer||2016|
|Enai Noki Paayum Thota||Yes||Yes||No||2019|
|Putnam Pudhu Kaalai||No||Yes||No||Anthology film; segment: Avarum Naanum – Avalum Naanum||2020|
|Kutty Story||No||Yes||Aadhi||Anthology film; segment: Ethirpara Mutham||2021|
|Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu Part 1: The Kindling||No||Yes||No||2022|
|Joshua Imai Pol Kaakha||Yes||TBA||No||Delayed||2023|
|Dhruva Natchathiram: Chapter One – Yuddha Kaandam||Yes||Yes||TBA||Delayed||2023|
|Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu Part: 2||Yes||Yes||Pre-production||2024|
|Queen||No||No||Yes||Sridhar||Co-directed with Prasath Murugesan||2019|
|Paava Kadhaigal||No||Yes||Yes||Sathya||Anthology series; segment: Vaanmagal||2020|
|Navarasa||No||No||Yes||No||Anthology series; segment: Guitar Kambi Mele Nindru||2021|
|Title||Producer||As an actor||Other||Year|
|Minsara Kanavu||No||Man in crowd||1997|
|Veppam||Yes||No||Dubbing artist for Muthukumar||2011|
|Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya||No||Himself||2013|
|Courier Boy Kalyan||Yes||No||2015|
|Oru Naal Iravil||No||Himself||2015|
|Uppu Karuvaadu||No||No||Playback singer for “Pudhu Oru Kadhavu”||2015|
|Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum||Yes||No||2016|
|Meendum Oru Kadhal Kadhai||No||No||Narrator||2016|
|Thaanaa Serndha Koottam||No||No||Dubbing artist for Suresh Menon||2018|
|Goli Soda 2||No||Raghavan||2018|
|Ee Nagaraniki Emaindhi||No||Himself||Cameo appearance||2018|
|Puppy||No||No||Playback singer for “Uyire Vaa”||2019|
|Oh My Kadavule||No||Himself||2020|
|Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal||No||DCP Prathap Chakravarthi||2020|
|99 Songs||No||No||Dialogue Writer For Tamil Version||2021|
|Kodiyil Oruvan||No||No||Playback singer for the song “Slum Anthem”||2021|
|Sita Ramam||No||Major Selvan||2022|
|Michael||No||Gurunath and his twin brother||2023|
|Love fully Yours Veda||No||Sri Kumar Kartha||2023|
|Pathu Thala||No||Naanjilaar Gunasekaran||2023|
|Viduthalai Part 1||No||Sunil Menon||2023|
|Takkar||No||Recited part of the song “Nira”||2023|
|Semmozhiyaana Thamizh Mozhiyaam||Music Video Director||Various Actor’s||2010|
|Bodhai Kodhai||Music Video Director||Atharvaa, Aishwarya Rajesh||2018|
|Allipoola Vennela||Music Video Director||Mekha Rajan, Anagha, Angelina||2021|
|Karthik Dial Seytha Yenn||Yes||Yes||No||Short film||2020|
Gautham Vasudev Menon’s outstanding work as a director has earned him accolades and recognition within the industry. In 2008, he was honored with the Vijay Award for Favorite Director for his film “Vaaranam Aayiram.” This award showcased his popularity among the audience and their appreciation for his directorial skills.
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|Body Measurements||Not Yet Update|
|Birth Place||Ottapalam India|
|Children||Not Yet Update|
|Height In CM||180 CM|
|Height In Meter||180 M|
|Parents||Father: Vasudeva Menon
Mother: Uma Prabhakrishnan
|Profession||Actor Director Screenwriter and Producer|
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