| Film director|
| 20 September 1961 (age 54) (1961-09-20) Challissery, Thrissur|
Actor, director, playwright
Amma Ariyan (1986)
Mathew Mathew, Thanya Mathew, Ann Mathew
Pathemari, Shutter, Utopiayile Rajavu, Philips and the Monkey Pen, Swargathekkal Sundaram
Salim Ahamed, Sreenivasan, Vinay Forrt, Sajitha Madathil, Mammootty
P.V.Mathew, Esther Mathew
Joy Mathew is an Indian film director, film and theatre actor, playwright, and political activist.
Joy Mathew is best known for playing the lead role in John Abraham's 1986 film Amma Ariyan which was voted one of the Top 10 Indian films by British Film Institute. In 2012, he made his directorial debut with the film Shutter which portrays unexpected incidents happening in two days and a night in the city of Kozhikode. The film had its Indian premiere at the 17th International Film Festival of Kerala and international premiere at the 9th Dubai International Film Festival. It won the Silver Crow Pheasant Award for Best Feature Film (Audience Prize) at the 17th International Film Festival of Kerala. Shutter Played on Chennai Film Festival (2012-13),Mumbai Film Festival (2012-13), Bangalore Film Festival (2012-13), Busan Film Festival (2012-13), Hamburg Film Festival (2012-13), Indian Panorama (2012-13). Joy Mathew has written more than 22 plays in Malayalam including "Madhyadharanyazhi"(1994), Veeedukal Kathunnu(1999)""Athirthikkal (1989), Sankadal (1996), Pretoria – 18 Oct (1996) and Chille 73 (1997). He was honoured by Kerala Sahitya Academy for the best Anthology of one act plays "Sisu" in 1994 and "Madhyadhanyazhi" for the best Drama in 1995, Daivathinte Thoppi (2015 Daivathinte Thoppi Current Books Thrissur) Poonaranga (2015 Mathrubhumi Books) Raktha Thabala (2017 Current Books Thrissur). He also received the Kerala Sangeeta Nataka Academy for his play "Sankadal" in 1996.
Joy Mathew was born to P.V.Mathew & Esther on 19 September 1959. Joy Mathew married Saritha who had been working as the head of sales at a reputed Electronics Company Dubai. The couple have three children: Mathew, Ann and Thanya. Mathew acted in several Malayalam films: Bavuttiyude Namathil, Cobra and Philips and the Monkey Pen.2012 - Silver Crow Pheasant Award for Best Feature Film (Audience Prize) at the 17th International Film Festival of Kerala - Shutter
2013 – TTK Prestige-Vanitha Film Awards – Best Script writer – Shutter
2013 – Asiavision Awards – Best Debut Director
2013 – Asiavision Awards – Best Anti Hero
2015 – Kerala State Film Award 2015 – Special Jury Mention for the performance in Mohavalayam
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