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 from St. Joseph’s English Higher Secondary School, Sulthan Bathery. Then he attended SKMJ Higher Secondary School for 11th and 12th standards. Basil graduated with B.Tech from the College of Engineering in Trivandrum and worked as a System Engineer at Infosys, Trivandrum.
a childhood photo of Basil Joseph
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Weight (approx.): 65 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (approx.): Chest: 38 inches, Waist: 30 inches, Biceps: 12 inches
Basil Joseph belongs to a South Indian Malayali family.
Parents & Siblings
There is not much information about his parents. Basil has a sister named Shincy Joby.
Basil Joseph with his parents
Basil Joseph with his sister
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 MBA in 2021.
Basil Joseph and his wife, Elizabeth Samuel
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 in the Malayalam film ‘Thira.’
In 2013, Basil Joseph made his acting debut with the Malayalam film ‘Up & Down: Mukalil Oralundu,’ where 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 Joseph in a still from the film ‘Joji’ (2021)
Basil made cameo appearances as a young politician in both the films ‘Kunjiramayanam’ and ‘Minnal Murali.’
Basil Joseph in a still from the film ‘Kunjiramayanam’ (2015)
Basil Joseph in a still from the film ‘Minnal Murali’ (2021)
Basil Joseph made his short film debut in 2012 as an actor in the short film ‘CET Life’ during his engineering days.
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 for Best Actor in a Comedy Role in the Malayalam film ‘Kettyolaanu Ente Malakha’
- Mazhavil Manorama Entertainment Awards in 2022 for the Best entertainer in the film ‘Minnal Murali’
- Basil took supervision of the computer-graphics aspect during the film (Minnal Murali) scripting stage.