Gautham Menon (Director) Wiki, Biography, Age, Wife, Movie, Images

Gautham Menon

Gautham Vasudev Menon is an Indian Film Director, Screenwriter, who is an excellent producer in Tamil Film Industry. Moreover, he also directed movies in Hindi and Telugu. Gautham Menon did her directional debut in the 2001 Tamil movie Minnale. Later in 2008, his movie Varanam Aayiram became a blockbuster hit, which is a semi-autobiographical movie. His 2022 movie Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu became a blockbuster hit.

He joined as an apprentice to Director Rajiv Menon and worked as Assistant Director for the movie Minsara Kanavu in the year 1997. Moreover, he also appeared in a small role in that movie. Then he directed a realistic thriller movie Kaakha Kaakha and he directs the investigative thriller movie Vettaiyadu Vilaitadu both reached a mega-hit.


Name Gautham Menon
Real Name Gautham Vasudev Menon
Nickname Gautham, GVM, Gautham Meon
Profession Director, Screenwriter, Producer, Actor
Date of Birth 25 February 1973
Age (as of 2022) 49
Zodiac sign Pisces
Family Father: Prabha Krishnan Menon
Mother: Uma
Sister: Uthara Menon
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Girlfriends NA
Wife Preethi Menon
Children Arya, Dhruv, Adhitya
Religion Hindu
Educational Qualification B.E Mechanical Engineering
School Vailankanni Raj matriculation Higher Secondary School, Trichy
Madras Christian College Higher Secondary School, Chennai
College Mookambigai College of Engineering, Pudukkottai, Trichy
Hobbies Listening to music, Writing, Reading, Watching Movies, Driving
Birth Place Ottapalam, Kerala, India
Hometown Ottapalam, Kerala, India
Current City Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality Indian

Social Media Profiles

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Interesting Facts

  • His ambition is to become a filmmaker since his college days, and with the support of his mother, he started his film carrier.
  • He introduced Harris Jayaraj as a music composer for his movie.
  • Gautham Menon was born in Kerala and grew up in Anna Nagar, Chennai
  • He has more than 3.7 million followers on Twitter and 707K followers on Instagram (as of September 2022).


As Director

Year Title Language Producer Director Acting role
2001 Minnale Tamil No Yes Flower man
2001 Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein Hindi No Yes Maddy’s boss
2003 Kaakha Kaakha Tamil No Yes Police officer Vasudevan Nair
2004 Gharshana Telugu No Yes No
2006 Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu Tamil No Yes Dancer in song “Manjal Veyil”
2007 Pachaikili Muthucharam Tamil No Yes Bus passenger
2008 Vaaranam Aayiram Tamil No Yes Informer
2010 Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa Tamil No Yes Himself
2010 Ye Maaya Chesave Telugu No Yes Actor
2011 Nadunisi Naaygal Tamil Yes Yes No
2012 Ekk Deewana Tha Hindi Yes Yes Actor
2012 Neethaane En Ponvasantham Tamil Yes Yes No
2012 Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu Telugu Yes Yes No
2015 Yennai Arindhaal Tamil No Yes Police officer
2016 Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada Tamil Yes Yes Police officer
2016 Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo Telugu Yes Yes Police officer
2019 Enai Noki Paayum Thota Tamil Yes Yes No
2020 Putham Pudhu Kaalai Tamil No Yes No
2021 Kutty Story Tamil No Yes Aadhi
2022 Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu Tamil No Yes TBA
2022 Joshua Imai Pol Kaakha Tamil No Yes TBA
2022 Dhruva Natchathiram Tamil Yes Yes TBA

Web Series

Year Title Producer Writer Director Acting Role Other
2019 Queen No No Yes Sridhar Co-directed with Prasath Murugesan
2020 Paava Kadhaigal No Yes Yes Sathya Anthology series; segment: Vaanmagal
2021 Navarasa No No Yes No Anthology series; segment: Guitar Kambi Mele Nindru

List of Films Contributed

Year Title Language(s) Producer Acting role Other
1997 Minsara Kanavu Tamil No Man in Crowd
2010 Ratha Sarithiram Tamil No No Narrator
2011 Veppam Tamil Yes No Dubbing artist for Muthukumar
2013 Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya Tamil No Himself
2013 Thanga Meenkal Tamil Yes No
2014 Endrendrum Tamil No No Narrator
2015 Kaaval Tamil No No Narrator
2015 Yatchan Tamil No Himself
2015 Courier Boy Kalyan Telugu Yes No
2015 Oru Naal Iravil Tamil No Himself
2015 Uppu Karuvaadu Tamil No No Playback singer for “Pudhu Oru Kadhavu”
2016 Zero Tamil No No Narrator
2016 Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum Tamil Yes No
2016 Meendum Oru Kadhal Kadhai Tamil No No Narrator
2017 Power Paandi Tamil No Himself
2018 Thaanaa Serndha Koottam Tamil No No Dubbing artist for Suresh Menon
2018 Naam Malayalam No Himself
2018 Goli Soda 2 Tamil No Raghavan
2018 Ee Nagaraniki Emaindhi Telugu No Himself
2019 Puppy Tamil No No Playback singer for “Uyire Vaa”
2020 Oh My Kadavule Tamil No Himself
2020 Trance Malayalam No Solomon
2020 Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal Tamil No DCP Prathap Chakravarthi
2020 Lock Up Tamil No No Narrator
2020 Theeviram Tamil No Police Officer
2021 99 Songs Tamil No No Dialogue Writer For Tamil Version
2021 Kodiyil Oruvan Tamil No No Playback singer for song “Slum Anthem”
2021 Rudra Thandavam Tamil No Vathapirajan
2021 3:33 Tamil No Yes
2022 FIR Tamil No Ajay Dewan
2022 Selfie Tamil No Ravi Varma
2022 Don Tamil No Himself
2022 Sita Ramam Telugu No Major Selvan

Music Videos

  • 2010 – Semmozhiyaana Thamizh Mozhiyaam
  • 2018 – Bodhai Kodhai
  • 2021 – Allipoola Vennela

Short Films

  • 2020 – Karthik Dial Seytha Yenn


  • Government of Tamil Nadu – Kalaimamani (2021)
  • Vijay Award for Favourite Director for Vaaranam Aayiram (2008)
  • National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil for Vaaranam Aayiram 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 Awards for Ye Maaya Chesave (2010)


  • Filmfare 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 Varuvaaya (2010)
  • Filmfare Award for Best Director – Tamil for vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (2010)
  • Filmfare Award for Best Director – Telugu for Ye Maaya Chesave (2010)
  • SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Tamil for Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal (2021)
  • SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role – Malayalam for Trance (2021)


  • Rotary Club of Chennai – Honored for Creative Excellence (2010)


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