Awards & Winners


Date of Birth 30-January-1957
Place of Birth Thiruvananthapuram
(Kerala, India)
Nationality India
Also know as Priyadarsan, Priya Darshan, Priyan, Priyadarshan Nair, Soman Priyadarshan Nair, प्रियदर्सन, प्रिय दर्शन, प्रियन, प्रियदर्शन नायर, सोमन प्रियदर्शन नायर, Priyadarshan Soman Nair, प्रियदर्शन सोमन नायर
Profession Film director, Screenwriter, Film Producer, Actor, Writer
Priyadarshan Soman Nair is an Indian film director, producer, and screenwriter. In a career spanning almost three decades, Priyadarshan has directed over 80 films in several Indian languages including Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu. Though he began his career in Malayalam cinema in 1984, Priyadarshan has been mainly active in Hindi cinema for 2001-2010. However, in 2013, he announced Rangrezz would be his last Hindi film for a while; and he is shifting focus to Malayalam Cinema. Best known for his comedy films, Priyadrshan has also tried his hand at action and thriller films from time to time. His collaborations with Mohanlal were highly popular in Malayalam cinema during the 1980s and 1990s, with films such as Poochakkoru Mookkuthi, Mazha Peyyunnu Maddalam Kottunnu, Thalavattam, Vellanakalude Nadu, Chithram, Vandanam, Kilukkam, ;Abhimanyu, Mithunam, Thenmavin Kombath, and Kala Pani. Actors he has worked with over several films include Kuthiravattam Pappu, Jagathy Sreekumar, Nedumudi Venu, Sreenivasan, Sukumari, Mukesh and Mammukoya. Priyadarshan was one of the first directors in India to introduce rich color grading, clear sound and quality dubbing through his early Malayalam films. Upon entering Bollywood, he has mostly adapted stories from popular comedy films from Malayalam cinema, some from his own work and some from others. These include Hera Pheri, Hungama, Hulchul, Garam Masala, Bhagam Bhag, Chup Chup Ke, Dhol, and Bhool Bhulaiyaa. Actors he has worked with multiple times in Hindi cinema include Tabu, Paresh Rawal, Akshay Kumar, Akshaye Khanna, and Suniel Shetty.

Awards by Priyadarshan

Check all the awards nominated and won by Priyadarshan.


Filmfare Award for Best Director – Tamil
Honored for : Kanchivaram

Nominations 2010 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Filmfare Award for Best Director – Tamil Kanchivaram


Nominations 2009 »

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Vijay Award for Best Director Kanchivaram


Asianet Film Award for Honour Special Jury

Nominations 2008 »

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IIFA Award for Best Director Bhool Bhulaiyaa


National Film Award for Best Feature Film
Honored for : Kanchivaram


Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie
Honored for : Virasat

Nominations 1998 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Filmfare Award for Best Director Virasat



Kerala State Film Award for Best Popular Film
Honored for : Thenmavin Kombath