| 1998 – present|
| shyamaprasad rajagopal|
| 7 November 1960Trivandrum, Kerala, India|
Gollapudi Srinivas Memorial Award for Agnisakshi(1998 for best director)National Film Award for Best Feature Film in MalayalamKerala State Film Award for Best DirectorKerala State Film Award for Best FilmFilmfare Award for Best Director(Malayalam), Asianet Film Award for Best Director
University of Calicut, University of Hull
Shantha Kumari, O. Rajagopal
Ivide, Arike, Ritu, Ore Kadal, Akale
Nivin Pauly, Ajayan Venugopalan, Fahadh Faasil, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Ouseppachan
Shyamaprasad (Malayalam: ശ്യാമപ്രസാദ്, born 1960 in Kerala, India) is an Indian film director best known for his art-house Malayalam films.
Shyamaprasad was born on 7 November 1960 at Palakkad, as the younger son of the veteran BJP politician O. Rajagopal and late Dr. Santhakumari. He has an elder brother named Vivekanand. He was named after Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, the founder of Bharatiya Jan Sangh. After completing his degree in Theatre Arts from the School of Drama and Fine Arts, Thrissur, Calicut University, Shyamaprasad received the Commonwealth Scholarship in 1989 and did his Master in Media Production at the Hull University, England. He worked as an intern at the BBC and Channel 4, to Indian television and redefined the parameters of telefilms and documentaries in Malayalam Television with Doordarshan. He continues to push the frontiers of television in his creative role currently serves as the President (Programming), Amrita TV.
His features for TV and cinema have won him several national and state awards namely Agnisakshi and Akale, produced by Tom George Kolath, had been adjudged the best regional cinema films of the nation in 1998 and 2004. These films also swept as many as nine state awards in all major technical categories including the award for Best Director.
For television, he has adapted the works of Anton Chekhov (Vivahalochana); Albert Camus (The Just); Vaikom Muhammad Basheer (Viswavikhyathamaya Mookku); Madhavikkutty (Venalinte Ozhivu); N Mohanan (Peruvazhiyile Kariyilakal); Sarah Joseph (Nilavariyunnu), N. P. Mohammed (Ullurukkam) and K. Radhakrishnan (Shamanathalam). He was awarded the Best Television Director prize for the year 1993, 1994, and 1996.
As a mark of the respect for his talent and experience in the visual media Shyamaprasad had been invited to serve twice as the jury of the National Film Awards. His 2007 production Ore Kadal, based on a Bengali novel by Sunil Gangopadhyay, had an enthusiastic reception by the popular audience in Kerala and was chosen as the inaugural film of the Indian Panorama at the International Film Festival of India 2007.
His film Ritu (Seasons) released in early August 2009 and was received well by mainstream audiences as well as lovers of middle cinema. Film critics have rated it highly for its novel concept, excellent music and direction.
In 2009, he won his third National Award, this time for Ore Kadal.
He is the son of BJP leader and former Union Minister O. Rajagopal. He is married to Sheeba and has two children. He is currently residing in Trivandrum.
National Film Awards1998 – National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam: Agnisakshi
2004 – National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam: Akale
2007 – National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam: Ore Kadal
Kerala State Film Awards1998 – Kerala State Film Award for Best Film : Agnisakshi
1998 – Kerala State Film Award for Best Director : Agnisakshi
2004 – Kerala State Film Award for Best Director : Akale
2004 – Kerala State Film Award for Best Film : Akale
2007 – Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Film: Ore Kadal
2010 – Kerala State Film Award for Best Director : Elektra
2013 – Kerala State Film Award for Best Director : Artist
Filmfare Awards South1999 – Filmfare Best Director Award Malayalam : Agnisakshi
2013 – Filmfare Best Director Award Malayalam : Artist