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Kamal

Kamaluddin better known as Kamal is a director well known among the Malayali community around the world. He was born on November 28, 1957 in Mathilakam, Kodungallur. Kamal married Saburabi; they were blessed by, a daughter Hanna Kamal and a son Januse Mohammed. His interest in film making led him to enroll himself at the Kalabharathi Film Institute, Trichur. As a student at the Academy he had worked along with his fellow mates as an assistant director to develop his first film. The project was eventually dropped. Inspired by the fact the directors like I V Sasi and Bharathan were gaining popularity and fame, and a liking for movies along with the encouragement and support from his uncle Yousuf Padiyath, created a driving force in his mind to move towards Cinema. The yester year actor and a relative of Kamal, Bahadur was his guide to this industry. Thrasam directed by Ashraf Padiyath was his official entry into the Mystic world of Cinema as a writer. It was his short story which was later elaborated into a film. Working with his Mentors P.N Menon, K.S Sethumadhavan and Bharathan as Assistant Director moulded him into a director and gave the finishing touches before he debuted as a director in the production of Mizhineer Pookkal Starring Mohanlal and Oorvasi released on June 19, 1986.

He won State award for Best Director for the film Ulladakkam. This film was also honored the Filmfare award and also featured in Indian Panorama. Mazhayethum Munpe brought laurels as the State Award for Best Popular Film, Critic's Award and the Ramu Kariat award for Best Director. Madhuranombara Kattu & Meghamalhar was adjudged the State award for II best film. Meghamalhar also won State award for the Best Screenplay, Film Critics award for Best film, and Ramu Kariat award for Best Director.