Nithin Renji Panicker

  • Director

Oct 10, 1987  in Alappuzha, Kerala, India

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Nithin Renji Panicker is an Indian film director and screenwriter who has primarily worked in the Malayalam film industry. He made his directorial debut in 2016 with the Mammootty-starrer Kasaba.

Early Life
Son of famous famous screenwriter and actor Renji Panicker and his wife Aneta Miriam Thomas, Nithin Renji Panicker was born on the 10th of October, 1987 in Alappuzha, Kerala. He has a twin brother Nikhil Renji Panicker. Nithin attended the Sri Atmananda Memorial School in Kerala, after which he joined the Madras Christian College in Chennai where he graduated with a bachelor`s degree in economics. After completing his graduation, Nithin went on to pursue a postgraduate course in business administration from London, UK.

Movie Career
When in school, Nithin wanted to join the National Defense Academy, but his visit to a movie set made him realize that he wanted to, in fact, enter the movie industry. Before turning into a director, Nithin started out as an assistant director. His first movie as an assistant director was in Bharathchandran I.P.S in 2005, where he assisted Shaji Kailas. He also assisted him in his other movies like Roudram, The King and The Commissioner, Madhirashi, and Simhasanam. After working as an AD for a few films, Nithin tried his hand as directing with his directorial debut Kasaba, which stars superstar Mammootty and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar.