Ranjith Wiki, Height, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Ranjith Balakrishnan is a veteran Indian film director, producer, screenwriter, lyricist, and actor who works in Malayalam films.


Ranjith Balakrishnan was born on Saturday, 5 September 1964 (age 57 years; as of 2022) in Balussery, Kozhikode, Kerala. He did his graduation from the School of Drama and Fine Arts, Thrissur, in 1985.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 8″

Hair Colour: Salt & Pepper

Eye Colour: Black

Ranjith Balakrishnan


Ranjith Balakrishnan belongs to a Malayalam family.

Parents & Siblings

There is not much information available about his parents and siblings.

Wife & Children

Ranjith Balakrishnan got married to Sreeja Balakrishnan. He is a father of two sons named Agnivesh Balakrishnan and Ashutosh Balakrishnan.

Ranjith Balakrishnan with his sons



In the late 1980s, Ranjith worked on the skits and television serials for the Doordarshan channel. Ranjith made his writing debut with the Indian Malayalam language film ‘Oru Maymasa Pulariyil’ (1987). He has written the story of the film ‘Orkkappurathu’ (1988). Some other films written by Ranjith include ‘Peruvannapurathe Visheshangal’ (1989), ‘Pradeshika Varthakal’ (1989), ‘Pookkalam Varavayi’ (1991). During this period, he worked with the Indian film director, Viji Thampi and released some other films like ‘Witness’ (1988), ‘Nagarangalil Chennu Raparkam’ (1989), ‘Kaalalpada’ (1990), ‘Neelagiri’ (1991), ‘Johnnie Walker’ (1992), ‘Devaasuram’ (1993), ‘Maya Mayooram’ (1993), ‘Rudraksham’ (1994), ‘Asuravamsam’ (1997), ‘Aaraam Thampuran’ (1997), ‘Kaikudanna Nilavu’ (1998), ‘Summer in Bethlehem’ (1998), ‘Ustaad’ (1999), ‘Narasimham’ (2000), ‘Valyettan’ (2000), ‘Nasrani’ (2007), ‘Penpattanam’ (2010).


After scripting various films, Ranjith made his directorial debut with the film ‘Raavanaprabhu’ in 2001. Some other Malayalam language films directed by Ranjith include ‘Nandanam’ (2002), ‘Mizhi Randilum’ (2003), ‘Black’ (2004), ‘Chandrolsavam’ (2005), ‘Prajapathi’ (2006), ‘Kaiyoppu’ (2007), ‘Rock N’ Roll’ (2007), ‘Thirakkatha’ (2008), ‘Indian Rupee’ (2011), ‘Spirit’ (2012), ‘Kadal Kadannu Oru Maathukutty’ (2013), ‘Njaan’ (2014), ‘Loham’ (2015).

Director Ranjith Balakrishnan with Actor Mohanlal


In 2009, Ranjith produced an Indian Malayalam language film named ‘Kerala Cafe.’ This film was directed by a team of ten directors. Some other films produced by Ranjith include ‘Pranchiyettan & the Saint’ (2010), ‘Bavuttiyude Namathil’ (2012).

TV Reality Shows

Ranjith Balakrishnan was the judge of the reality show ‘Mammootty the Best Actor Award-II’ broadcasted on the Asianet Malayalam TV channel.

Ranjith Balakrishnan in Mammootty The Best Actor Award Show


  • His film ‘ Thirakkatha’ (2008) won the National Award for the Best Malayalam Feature Film.
  • Ranjith Balakrishnan won the Filmfare Awards South for the Best Director category for the film, ‘Thirakkatha.’
  • ‘Thirakkatha’ film won the best film award in the Idea-Mathrubhumi-Amrita Film Awards 2009.
  • He won the Filmfare Awards South for the Best Film and Best Director category for the film ‘Pranchiyettan & the Saint.’
  • His film ‘Munnariyippu’ won the Best Film award in the Filmfare Awards South.
  • The Malayalam film, ‘Indian Rupee,’ won the National Film Award for the Best Feature Film in Malayalam language.
  • The film, ‘Spirit,’ won the National Film Award for the Best Film on Social Issues.
  • Ranjith won the Kerala State Film Award for the Director of the best film with popular appeal and aesthetic value in 2001.


  • The Indian Malayalam language film Loham (2015), directed by Ranjith, made a budget of Rupees 15 crore after its release.
  • He has started working as the ninth chairman of the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy (KSCA) on 6 January 2022.

    Ranjith Balakrishnan inaugurating the festival office of RIFFK Kochi

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