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Vinod during the filming of Sakalakalashala
BornVinod Balakrishnan
(1971-08-01) 1 August 1971 (age 48)
Ariyannur, Guruvayur, Kerala, India
OccupationFilm director, Writer, Actor
Years active  1996–present
Spouse(s)Thushara Vinod (m.2000)
ChildrenMadhav Vinod, Vinayak Vinod

Vinod Balakrishnan popularly known as Vinod Guruvayoor is an Indian film director, writer and actor who works in the Malayalam film industry. He made his directorial debut in 2016 with Shikhamani[1] starring Chemban Vinod Jose and J. D. Chakravarthy in prominent roles.[2] He was also the screenwriter of Prithviraj Sukumaran starrer Hero in 2012. Vinod also worked as an Associate director to the legendary Writer and Director A. K. Lohithadas for long 12 years.[3][4]

Early life[edit]

Vinod was born in Guruvayoor in Thrissur. He graduated from Sree Krishna College, Guruvayur in 1986. He also worked as a trainer in Indian Airlines Training Centre.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Vinod Guruvayoor is married to Thushara. The couple has two sons, Madhav Vinod and Vinayak Vinod.


During the late 1980s, Vinod tried his hand at drama's and skits. Vinod's entry into Mollywood was inspired by director Jayaraj. He worked with Jayarj in Desadanam, Sneham (1998 film), Thalolam. Actor Murali encouraged his way to A. K. Lohithadas.[6] He become Assistant Director of A.K Lohithadas and worked in several hit films like Kanmadam, Karunyam, Ormacheppu, Joker, Arayannangalude Veedu, Soothradharan, Kasthooriman, Chakram, Kasthuri Maan Tamil, Chakkara Muthu, Nivedyam. He them worked as a creative contributor in director M. Padmakumar's Shikkar which was one of the super hits of Mohanlal.[7] He became an independent scriptwriter in Prithviraj Sukumaran starrer Hero directed by Diphan which was a commercial hit.[8] Later he made his directorial debut through Shikhamani in 2016 in which Chemban Vinod Jose and J. D. Chakravarthy as lead roles. He directed Sakalakalashala[9] which released in 2019 which was a complete campus entertainer.[10]


As Assistant director

  1. Nivedyam (2007)
  2. Chakkara Muthu (2006)
  3. Kasthuri Maan Tamil (2005)
  4. Chakram (2003)
  5. Kasthooriman (2003)
  6. Soothradharan (2001)
  7. Arayannangalude Veedu (2000)
  8. Joker (2000 film) (2000)
  9. Ormacheppu (1998)
  10. Kanmadam (1998)
  11. Karunyam (1997)

As Scriptwriter

  1. Hero (2012)
  2. Untitled Joshiy Movie, TBA[11]

As Director

  1. Shikhamani (2016)
  2. Sakalakalashala (2019)[12]
  3. Central Station TBA (2020)

As Actor

  1. Shikkar (2010) as Police Interceptor Mohan Rao
  2. Nivedyam (2007) as Vinod


  1. "Edavappathi, Shikhamani: Which film will you watch?". Rediff. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  2. "വിനോദ് ഗുരുവായൂര്‍ സംവിധാനം ചെയ്യുന്ന 'സകലകലാശാല'; ടൈറ്റില്‍ റിലീസ് ചെയ്തു". Express Kerala. 27 March 2018. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  3. "Sudeep Palanad's debut composition in Shikhamani - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  4. PB, HariPriya (27 December 2018). "തമാശകളുടെ സകലകലാശാലയുമായി വിനോദ് ഗുരുവായൂർ". Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  5. "All you want to know about #VinodGuruvayoor". FilmiBeat. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  6. "Saniya Iyappan does a cameo in 'Sakalakalsala' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  7. "'സകലകലാശാല' നാളെ തുറക്കും; വിശേഷങ്ങളുമായി വിനോദ് ഗുരുവായൂരും മാനസയും". Manoramanews. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  8. "Parvathy Rateesh in Vinod Guruvayoor's next - Malayalam News". IndiaGlitz.com. 19 December 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  9. "'സകലകലാശാല'യുടെ ഫസ്റ്റ് ലുക്ക് പോസ്റ്റര്‍ പുറത്തിറങ്ങി". Mathrubhumi. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  10. "Vinod Guruvayoor next with a campus film". NOWRUNNING. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  11. "Joshiy to direct a movie on Nambi Narayanan's son - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  12. "സകല കലാശാല". Samayam Malayalam. 27 January 2019. Retrieved 22 June 2019.

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