Arun Kumar Aravind


Arun Kumar Aravind is a renowned producer, director, and editor of the Indian Cinema. He mainly works for the ‘Malayalam’ language films. He was born on May 22, in the year 1977 in the city of ‘Thiruvananthapuram’, in the state of ‘Kerala’. He had been blessed with a daughter, namely ‘Arsha Nayar’. He completed his high school studies from ‘St. Thomas Residential School’ and did his graduation from ‘M.G.College’, which is situated in ‘Trivandrum’.

After this, he shifted to ‘Chennai’ to learn Visual Effects from the company, namely ‘Pentamedia’. He started off his career in the film industry from this company only. He worked as an artist involved in visual effects. In 2003, he edited ‘Suresh Krishnan’s’ ‘Vasanthamalika’ and ‘T.K.Rajeev Kumar’s’ ‘Ivar’. Both are ‘Malayalam’ movies. Arun had been in close connection for over ten years with the famous director, ‘ Priyadarshan’. He has worked with him in many of his films as the editor.

The list of such films are ‘ Vettam’, a ‘Malayalam’ movie, Hindi pictures like ‘ Hulchul’(a comedy film with a star cast of ‘ Suniel Shetty’, ‘ Kareena Kapoor Khan’, ‘ Paresh Rawal’, ‘Akshay Khanna’, ‘ Amrish Puri’, ‘ Shakti Kapoor’, ‘ Arbaaz Khan’, ‘ Arshad Warsi’, and ‘ Jackie Shroff’), ‘ Garam Masala’(actors like ‘ Rimi Sen’, ‘ Akshay Kumar’, ‘ Neha Dhupia’, ‘ John Abraham’, ‘ Rajpal Yadav’, and ‘Paresh Rawal’ have worked), ‘ Kyon Ki’(with ‘ Salman Khan’ and ‘Kareena Kapoor Khan’), ‘ Chup Chup Ke’(veteran stars ‘Suniel Shetty’, ‘ Anupam Kher’, ‘Rajpal Yadav’, ‘Neha Dhupia’ and others are a part of it), ‘Bhagam Bhag’(‘ Lara Dutta’, ‘Akshay Kumar’, and ‘ Govinda’ were in the lead roles), ‘ Dhol’(with ‘ Tusshar Kapoor’, ‘Arbaaz Khan’, ‘Rajpal Yadav’, ‘ Kunal Khemu’, and ‘ Sharman Joshi’), and ‘Bhool Bhulaiya’(with ‘Akshay Kumar’, ‘ Shiney Ahuja’, ‘ Vidya Balan’, and ‘ Ameesha Patel’). His other films include ‘Sound Of Boot’, ‘Malabar Wedding’, ‘ Mere Baap Pehle Aap’, ‘Kanchivaram’, ‘Winter’, ‘Seetha Kalyanam’, ‘ Chal Chala Chal’, ‘ Billu’, ‘ De Dana Dan’, ‘ Bumm Bumm Bole’, ‘ Khatta Meetha’, ‘Pathinonnil Vyazham’, and ‘ Aakrosh’.

As the director, he made his first movie, ‘ Cocktail’. It was a blockbuster hit in 2010. It was a ‘Malayalam movie in which stars like ‘Sunil’, ‘ Jayasurya’, ‘Samvrutha’, and ‘ Anoop Menon’ have worked. His other directorial pictures are ‘Ee Adutha Kaalathu’’, ‘Left Right Left’, and ‘ 1 By Two’. As the producer, his first film was ‘Vedivazhipadu’, which had released in the year 2013. Arun Kumar Aravind had received many accolades during his lifetime. He had received nominations for Best Editing by The National Awards for the film, ‘Kancheeevaram’, and also for ‘The Shantharam Award’. In 2011, he has received awards for the Best Editor by ‘Mathrubhumi Kalyan Film Awards’, and ‘Asianet Ujala Film Award’.


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