Gautham Vasudev Menon

Gautham Vasudev Menon Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | November 15, 2023

Date of Birth

25 / February / 1973


51 Years


Actor Director Screenwriter and Producer

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.

Uma Prabhakrishnan Gautham Vasudev Menon Mother

Uma Prabhakrishnan Gautham Vasudev Menon Mother

Preethi Menon Gautham Vasudev Menon Wife

Preethi Menon Gautham Vasudev Menon Wife

Early Life

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.

Personal Life

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

Title Producer Director Acting role Other Year
Minnale No Yes Flower man 2001
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
Vaaranam Aayiram No Yes Informer 2008
Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa No Yes Himself 2010
Ye Maaya Chesave No Yes Actor 2010
Nadunisi Naaygal Yes Yes No 2011
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[99][100] 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


Title Producer Writer Director Acting Role Other Year
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

Other Roles

Title Producer As an actor Other Year
Minsara Kanavu No Man in crowd 1997
Ratha Sarithiram No No Narrator 2010
Veppam Yes No Dubbing artist for Muthukumar 2011
Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya No Himself 2013
Thanga Meenkal Yes No 2012
Endrendrum No No Narrator 2014
Kaaval No No Narrator 2015
Yatchan No Himself 2015
Courier Boy Kalyan Yes No 2015
Oru Naal Iravil No Himself 2015
Uppu Karuvaadu No No Playback singer for “Pudhu Oru Kadhavu” 2015
Zero No No Narrator 2016
Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum Yes No 2016
Meendum Oru Kadhal Kadhai No No Narrator 2016
Power Paandi No Himself 2017
Thaanaa Serndha Koottam No No Dubbing artist for Suresh Menon 2018
Naam No Himself 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
Trance No Solomon 2020
Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal No DCP Prathap Chakravarthi 2020
Lock Up No No Narrator 2020
Theeviram No Police Officer 2020
99 Songs No No Dialogue Writer For Tamil Version 2021
Kodiyil Oruvan No No Playback singer for the song “Slum Anthem” 2021
Rudra Thandavam No Vathapirajan 2021
3:33 No Paranormal investigator 2021
FIR No Ajay Dewan 2022
Selfie No Ravi Varma 2022
Don No Himself 2022
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
Anuragam No 2023
Leo No 2023
13 No Arulmozhi Varman 2023
Takkar No Recited part of the song “Nira” 2023

Music videos

Title Role Actors Year
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

Short films

Title Producer Director Acting role Other Year
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
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Height In CM 180 CM
Height In Meter 180 M
Nationality Indian
Parents Father: Vasudeva Menon
Mother: Uma Prabhakrishnan
Profession Actor Director Screenwriter and Producer
Siblings Uthara
Spous Preethi Menon
Weight 80 Kg
176 Lbs
Zodiac Sign Pisces


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