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The famous living personalities of the Malayalam state of Kerala  


Do you know the famous living personalities of Malayalam? Some of such personalities are Resul Pookuty. Adoor Gopalakrishnan, A. K. Antony, Kavalam Narayana Paniker, Sugathakumari, I. M. Vijayan etc. 

Resul is a sound designer, sound editor and mixer. He is from Kollam District of Kerala.  For the movie, Slumdog Millionar, Pookutty along with Richard Pryke and  Ian Tapp won the Academy Award. Pookutty’s major work in Bollywood films like Black, Musafir, Zinda, Ghandi, My Father, Saawariya etc are highly noticeable.  The Government of India honored Resul with Padma Shri in 2010. The sound designer was honored with Honorary Doctorate (D. Litt) by Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit in 2010. For the Malayalam movie namely Pazhassi Raja, Resul won the National Film Award for Best Audiography in 2010. 

Adoor Gopalakrishnan [3/-7/2011 - ] is a famous film director, script writer and producer of Malayalam cinema. One of the greatest filmmakers of India is Mr. Adoor who played a major role in revolutionizing Malayalam cinema. He won many Kerala State Film Awards and National Film Awards. In 1981, for his Malayalam movie namely Elippathayam, Mr. Adoor won the prestigious British Film Institute award. In 1984, the Government of India honored Adoor with Padma Shri and the Padma Vibhushan in 2006. In 2004, for the contributions to Indian cinema, Adoor received the highest cinema award of India namely the Dadasaheb Phalke Award

A famous Indian Politician is A. K. Antony. Mr. Antony is currently the Defence Minister as well as a Member of Parliament. The minister is from Alleppey District of Kerala. He is known as "Mr. Clean" and "Saint Antony". From his school days, he entered into Politics.  For the year 2012, the English daily namely the Indian Express conducted survey to find the Most Powerful Indians, Mr. Antony ranked among as top 10 Powerful Indians. In 2008, Mr. Antony won the Malayali of the year 2007 Award of Asianet.  

Another living personality of Kerala is Kavalam Narayana Paniker. The founding Director of Sopanam, Mr. Panicker is a dramatist and poet. He wrote and directed many plays namely Sakshi (1964), Avanavankadamba (1975), Ottayan (1988), Karimkutty (1983), Koyma (1986), Arani (1989), Theyya Theyyam (1990), and Poranadi (1995) etc. Mr. Panicker won many awards namely the prestigious Kalidas Samman Award for Theatre (1996), the National Award from the Sangeet Natak Akademi for Theatre Direction (1983), the Kerala State Sahitya Akademi Award for the best Malayalam Playwright (1974), the Critic Circle of India Award for Theatre Direction (1982 and 1984), and a Ford Foundation Fellowship.  

A poet from Kerala as well as an activist is Mrs. Sugathakumari [ 1934 - ]. The activist has been at the front of feminist movements as well as environmental problems. For the Silent Valley protest, she played a big role.  


A living legend of football is I. M. Vijayan [25/04/1969 - ]. As a striker, Mr. Vijayan played for many teams namely Kerala Police, Mohun Bagan AC, JCT Mills, FC Kochin, etc. This player’s achievements include the fastest ever international goal in 1999 SAF Games; top scorer in 2003 Afro-Asian Games; Arjuna Award in 2002.  



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