Gautham Vasudev Menon

Gautham Vasudev Menon

Gautham Vasudev Menon, known as GVM is an Indian film Actor, director, screenwriter, and producer who primarily works in the Tamil and Hindi film industry. He began his career by writing lead roles for various Tamil films while he was studying Engineering at the university. He has directed various Telugu and Hindi films that were remakes of his own Tamil films.

Gautham has won a lot of accolades for his romantic films Minnale (2001), Vaaranam Aayiram (2008), Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (2010) and his thrillers Kaakha Kaakha (2003), Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu (2006) and Yennai Arindhaal (2015).

Gautham’s Tamil movie “Vaaranam Aayiram” (2008) and his production “Thanga Meengal” (2013)  won the National Film Awards for the Best Feature Film in Tamil. In 2020, he has written scripts for Tamil movies, namely, Putham Pudhu Kaalai, and in 2021 he wrote scripts for Kutty Story, 99 Songs, Joshua Imai Pol Kaakha, Dhruva Natchathiram (Produced), and Nadhigalile Neeradum Suriyan.

Gautham-Vasudev-Menon Bio

Gautham Vasudev Menon Bio
NameGautham Vasudev Menon
Real NameGautham Vasudev Menon
NameGautham  Menon
Nick nameGautham, GVM, Gautham Menon
Profession Actor, Indian Film director, Film producer, Playback singer, Screenwriter
Personal Life
Date of Birth25th February 1973
Age (as in 2021)48 years
Birth PlaceOttapalam, a town in the Palakkad district of Kerala, India
HometownOttapalam, Kerla, India
Childhood spent placeAnna Nagar, Chennai
Current CityChennai, India
Physical Status
Height1.82 m
Weight70 Kg
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Education and More
SchoolVailankanni Raj Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Trichy, Tamil Nadu
CollegeMookambigai College of Engineering, Pudukkottai, Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India
Educational QualificationB.E Mechanical Engineer
Family and Relationships
FatherNames not Known (Keralite father)
MotherNames not Known (Tamil mother)
Siblings Uthara Menon (sister- Costume Designer)
Marital StatusMarried
SpousePreethi Menon
Children3 sons
Previous rolesWorked as an ad film-maker, shooting various commercials after a good apprenticeship under noted filmmaker Rajiv Menon
Worked as an assistant director for Minsaara Kanavu. 
Played a cameo role in the film
Started his own ad agency "Photon Factory" before moving to cinema, which is now recognized as a film production company.
His first film was Minnale in Tamil with R. Madhavan, Abbas and Reema Sen playing the lead roles. 
Awards and RecognitionVijay 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)
NominationsFilmfare 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)
Favorite Actress Divya Spandana
Favorite ColorWhite
HobbiesWriting and Listening Music
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