J. C. Daniel biography

J. C. Daniel

Actor, Film director

1900 – 1975

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Who was J. C. Daniel?

J. C. Daniel is an Indian Filmmaker who is considered as the Father of Malayalam Cinema. He was the first film-maker from Kerala, who produced, directed, wrote, photographed, edited and acted in the first film made in Kerala, named Vigathakumaran . He also established the first film studio in Kerala, named The Travancore National Pictures. The Government of Kerala instituted the Kerala State Film Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1992 in his name, as a part of the Kerala State Film Awards, to honor lifetime achievements in Malayalam Cinema.

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Born
Nov 28, 1900
Agastheeswaram taluk
Also known as
  • Joseph Chellayya Daniel Nadar
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Nationality
  • India
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Lived in
  • Kerala
Died
Apr 29, 1975
Nagercoil

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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