Siddique Biography – an Indian film Director and Producer

Siddique Ismail was an Indian film director and producer, screenwriter, and actor who predominantly worked in Malayalam cinema. He made his directorial debut with the Malayalam movie Ramji Rao Speaking in 1989. As a screenwriter, he debuted in the Malayalam movie Pappan Priyappetta Pappan 1986.

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Real Name: Siddique Ismail
Profession: Indian film director
Birthplace: Kochi, Kerala, India
Spouse: Sajitha
Age: 69

Siddique Ismail (1 August 1954 – 8 August 2023) was an Indian film director and producer, screenwriter, and actor who predominantly worked in Malayalam cinema. He made his directorial debut with the Malayalam movie Ramji Rao Speaking in 1989. As a screenwriter, he debuted in the Malayalam movie Pappan Priyappetta Pappan in 1986. His last film to hit the screens was Big Brother.

Siddique Biography
Siddique Biography
Siddique Biography
Siddique Ismail

1 August 1954

Kochi, Kerala, India
Died 8 August 2023 (aged 69)

Kochi, Kerala, India
  • Film director
  • Screenwriter
  • Actor
  • Producer
Sajitha (m. 1984)
Children 3

Personal life

Siddique Ismail was born to Ismail Haji and Zainaba in Kochi on 1 August 1960. He attended St. Paul’s College, Kalamassery. Siddique married Sajitha on 6 May 1984. The couple had three daughters; Sumaya, Sara, and Sukoon.

Siddique_with his Wife
Siddique with his Wife


Siddique suffered a heart attack on 7 August and died in Kochi on 8 August 2023. The death occurred around 7.30 p.m at the Amrita Hospital, where he had been undergoing treatment for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis over the last month.


Siddique began his career as an assistant director to Fazil. The duo of Siddique and Lal was spotted by Fazil when he saw them performing in the Cochin Kalabhavan troupe. Siddique later teamed up with Lal to create many films and was credited as Siddique-Lal. The duo has since split up, Siddique has continued with his directorial ventures, while Lal has turned to acting and producing. Siddique’s films are all in the comedy genre. His films in Tamil mainly were remakes of his Malayalam films.

His film Bodyguard in Malayalam has been remade into Tamil as Kaavalan by Siddique himself. He also remade the film into Hindi as Bodyguard. Siddique co-produced films with Jenso Jose under their joint company S Talkies.


Awards won 2
Nominations N/A

Kerala State Film Awards:-

  • Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value (1991)

Zee Cine Awards:-



Year Film Director Script Story Note Associate Director
1986 Pappan Priyappetta Pappan Yes Yes Debut
1987 Nadodikkattu Yes
1988 Kakkothikkavile Appooppan Thaadikal Yes
1989 Ramji Rao Speaking Yes Yes Yes Directorial Debut
1990 In Harihar Nagar Yes Yes Yes
1991 Godfather Yes Yes Yes
1992 Vietnam Colony Yes Yes Yes
Makkal Mahatmyam Yes Yes
1993 Kabooliwala Yes Yes Yes
Manichithrathazhu Second-unit director
1995 Mannar Mathai Speaking Yes Yes
1996 Hitler Yes Yes Yes
1998 Ayal Kadha Ezhuthukayanu Yes
1999 Friends Yes Yes Yes
2001 Friends Yes Yes Yes Tamil film
2003 Chronic Bachelor Yes Yes Yes
2004 Engal Anna Yes Yes Yes Tamil film
2005 Finger Print Yes
2005 Maaro Yes Yes Yes Telugu film
2008 Sadhu Miranda Yes Yes Yes Tamil film
2010 Bodyguard Yes Yes Yes
2011 Kaavalan Yes Yes Yes Tamil film
2011 Bodyguard Yes Yes Yes Hindi film
2013 Ladies and Gentleman Yes Yes Yes
2015 Bhaskar the Rascal Yes Yes Yes
2016 King Liar Yes Yes
2017 Fukri Yes Yes Yes
2018 Bhaskar Oru Rascal Yes Yes Yes Tamil film
2020 Big Brother Yes Yes Yes ബിഗ് ബ്രദർ
Siddique Biography
Siddique Biography

As actor

  • Nokkethadhoorathu Kannum Nattu (1984)…Man at calling Kunjoonjamma nickname church-going time.
  • Poovinu Puthiya Poonthennal (1986)…Man at priest’s place
  • Varsham 16 (1989)…Karthik’s friend
  • Manathe Kottaram (1995) … himself (guest at the wedding)
  • Five Star Hospital (1997) … Himself in two songs “Ithra Madhurikkumo” and “Maranno Nee”
  • Gulumaal: The Escape (2009) … Himself
  • Cinema Company (2012) … himself
  • Masterpiece (2017) … himself
  • Innale Vare (2022) … himself
  • Kenkemam (2022) … Special appearance

As producer

  • 2017: Fukri
  • 2019: Big Brother


  • Mammootty the Best Actor Award (Asianet) as Judge
  • Comedy Festival (Mazhavil Manorama) as Judge
  • Cinema Chirima (Mazhavil Manorama) as Host
  • Comedy Festival Season 2 (Mazhavil Manorama) as Judge
  • Aaraanee Malayalee (Manorama News) as anchor
  • Comedy Stars Season 2 (Asianet) as Judge
  • Top Singer Super night as Judge

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