Basil Joseph is an Indian film director, actor, and writer, who predominantly works in the Malayalam film industry. He is known for directing the Malayalam films Kunjiramayanam (2015), Godha (2017), and Minnal Murali (2021).
Basil Joseph was born on Saturday, 28 April 1990 (age 32 years; as of 2022) in Sulthan Bathery, Kerala. Basil completed his education till 10th standard at St. Joseph’s English Higher Secondary School, Sulthan Bathery. Then, he attended SKMJ Higher Secondary School for 11th and 12th standards. Basil graduated with a B.Tech degree from the College of Engineering in Trivandrum.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Basil Joseph belongs to a South Indian Malayali family.
Parents & Siblings
Basil has a sister named Shincy Joby.
On 17 August 2017, Basil Joseph got married to Elizabeth Samuel. They were in a relationship for seven years before getting married. Elizabeth graduated from the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode with an MBA degree MBA in 2021.
After completing the B.Tech degree, Basil worked as a System Engineer at Infosys in Trivandrum.
Basil Joseph’s directorial debut was in 2015 with the Malayalam film ‘Kunjiramayanam.’ In 2017, Basil Joseph directed another Malayalam film titled Godha, starring Punjabi actress Wamiqa Gabbi. At the Kerala box office alone, ‘Godha’ made a business of over Rs. 8.5 crore in 11 days. In 2021, Basil directed the Malayalam film ‘Minnal Murali,’ which was released on Netflix India.
In 2013, Basil Joseph worked as an assistant director in the Malayalam film industry by assisting Vineeth Sreenivasan for the Malayalam film ‘Thira.’
In 2013, Basil Joseph made his acting debut with the Malayalam film ‘Up & Down: Mukalil Oralundu’ in which he played the role of an assistant lift mechanic. After that, he appeared in many Malayalam films including Homely Meals (2014), Mayanadhi (2017), Rosapoo (2018), and Joji (2021).
Basil made cameo appearances as a young politician in the films ‘Kunjiramayanam’ and ‘Minnal Murali.’
Basil Joseph appeared in a short film titled ‘CET Life.’
Basil was the writer of the film ‘Oru Thundu Padam’ (2013). The 2014 Malayalam film ‘Happy Onam’ was also written by Basil Joseph.
- SIIMA Awards 2019 – Best Actor for the Malayalam film ‘Kettyolaanu Ente Malakha’
- Mazhavil Manorama Entertainment Awards in 2022 – Best entertainer for the film ‘Minnal Murali’
- Basil took supervision of the computer-graphics aspect during the scripting of the film Minnal Murali.