P V Gangadharan, Industrialist par excellence and one of the most prolific producers in Malayalam cinema, was born in Calicut, as the son of Late Sri. P V Sami (founder of KTC group of industries and a leading industrialist and freedom fighter). Popularly known as PVG in the film industry, Sri. P.V. Gangadharan set up his own home production house 'Grihalakshmi ....
P V Gangadharan, Industrialist par excellence and one of the most prolific producers in Malayalam cinema, was born in Calicut, as the son of late Smt. Madhavi Sami & Sri. P V Sami (founder of KTC group of industries, a leading industrialist and veteran freedom fighter).
Popularly known as PVG in the film industry, Sri. P.V. Gangadharan set up his own home production house 'Grihalakshmi Films' in 1977. He marked his presence in the film industry when he launched his first Malayalam film 'SUJATHA' . PVG has since then produced 22, popular mainstream Malayalam motion pictures, under his home banner.
Under his captaincy the 'Grihalakshmi Films' achieved enviable heights and has come out as a fully integrated broad based entertainment company. The Grihalakshmi brand name has become a household name and enjoys the goodwill of people in the Malayalam film industry. At present Grihalakshmi Films is one of the leading and most respected integrated media and entertainment companies in Kerala, which has established its credentials as an industry trend setter, innovator and trial blazer for its cutting edge creativity, exceptional finesse and professional approach to business. All the films produced by him under this banner were highly successful and immensely liked by the family audience. Many of these films apart from being successful in box office, had also won several National and International recognitions for spreading socially relevant themes and messages through the medium of cinema.
P V Gangadharan, a versatile personality, is also an eminent industrialist and social activist apart from being a renowned film producer. He had held several leading and key positions in the social, cultural, political and educational field and had made significant contribution for the overall growth and development in these spheres. During the last three decades, he held charge of the following positions in the film industry.
Despite being extremely busy managing a big business group, film production and other activities, PVG is very much a family man and is ably supported in all his ventures by his wife, Mrs. P.V. Sherien, daughter of former Advocate General Sri. Ratna Singh. Mrs. Shenuga Jaythilak, Mrs. Shegna Vigil and Mrs. Sherga Sandeep are his three daughters. Eminent industrialist, Sri. P.V. Chandran, Chairman of KTC Group of Companies and Managing Editor of Mathrubhumi Publications is the brother of PVG. Smt. Kumari Kamalam, W/o. Dr. T.K. Jayaraj, MD, PVS Hospital, Kozhikode is the sister of Mr. PV. Gangadharan.
P V Gangadharan, a versatile personality, is also an eminent industrialist and social activist apart from being a renowned film producer. He had held several leading and key positions in the social, cultural, political and educational field and had made significant contribution for the overall growth and development in these spheres. During the last three decades, he held charge of the following positions in the film industry
Presently holding the post of Vice-President of the International Film Producers Association (FIAPF) for the 4th term in succession.
Past President of Kerala Film Chamber of Commerce
Past President of South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce
Former President of Film Federation of India
Former Chairman of Kerala State Film Development Corporation
Among the many recognitions that came on his way in his professional career, recently in 2006 he was honoured by the Dadha Saheb Phalke Academy, Mumbai for the significant contribution made for the overall growth and development of the Indian film industry in general and Malayalam film industry in particular.
He was also recently bestowed with the Chalachitra Ratna Award by the Kerala Film Critics Association.
He was also honoured by the Film Federation of India for the significant contribution made by him for the integrated growth of the Indian Film Industry
OTHER BUSINESS & CULTURAL ACTIVITIES
PVG - The Showman of Malayalam Film Industry is also active in other industrial spheres like surface transport, print media, health care and educational institutions.
POSITIONS HELD IN THE ABOVE SPHERES
Director of the Mathrubhumi Group of Publications - one of the leading media giants in Kerala
Director and Vice-Chairman - India Vision
Member Indian News Paper Society
Director Comtrust Eye Hospital
Director and Trustee PVS Hospitals Ernakulam and Calicut
Trustee PVS College for Women, Calicut
Former Senate Member University of Calicut
Director Sree Narayana Education Society
Director in charge Mathrubhumi Study Circle
Secretary - Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Director OISCA International South Indian Chapter
Former Chairman Malabar Airport Development Committee
Member - Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC)
Member - All India Congress Committee (AICC)
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