M. Krishnan Nair (director)

M. Krishnan Nair (November 2, 1917 - May 10, 2001 in Thiruvananthapuram) was an Indian film director of Malayalam films.[1][2] He directed over 100 films. He also directed four Tamil films starring M. G. Ramachandran.[3] Eminent filmmakers including Hariharan and Bharathiraja apprenticed under him as assistant directors.[4]

He was married to K. Sulochana Dvi, and had three sons. His son K. Jayakumar is a poet, lyricist and a former bureaucrat who currently serves as the Vice Chancellor of Malayalam University.[5] He received the J. C. Daniel Award in 2000.

Selected filmography


  1. Cowie, Peter; Elley, Derek (1977). World Filmography: 1967. Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press. p. 268. ISBN 978-0-498-01565-6. Retrieved 27 November 2011.
  2. Dharap, B. V. (1978). Indian films. National Film Archive of India. p. 105. Retrieved 27 November 2011.
  3. "Director M. Krishnan Nair at "Imprints on Indian Film Screen"". 11 August 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2012.
  4. Video on YouTube
  5. "Krishnan Nair Smrithi Sandhya". 27 May 2011. Retrieved 27 November 2011.

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