|Occupation||Film director, writer and actor|
|Years active||1984 – present|
Anant Mahadevan, also credited as Ananth Narayan Mahadevan, is a screenwriter, actor, and director of Malayalam, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil films and television serials in India. Having been an integral part of the Indian television serials and Hindi movies since the 1980s, he is also involved in the professional English and Hindi theatre.
Ananth along with Sanjay Pawar received the National Award (2010) for the Best Screenplay and Dialogues for the successful Marathi movie Mee Sindhutai Sapkal. The film also fetched him the special jury award at the National Film awards 2010.
Mahadevan's film Gour Hari Dastaan was part of the Indian Panorama at the International Film Festival of India (2014) Goa, at the International Film Festival of Kerala IFFK (2014), the International Film Festival of Bangalore, and at the International Film Festival of Chennai (2014). His next film Rough Book created excitement in the festival circuit and the Film Bazaar held in Goa.
Ananth Narayan Mahadevan plays the role of Damodar in the 2018 Hindi feature film Evening Shadows, directed by Sridhar Rangayan and produced by Solaris Pictures. He plays the role of a strict patriarch who has his set opinions and wants other members in his family - his wife Vasudha (Mona Ambegaonkar), sister Sarita (Yamini Singh) and son Kartik (Devansh Doshi) - to obey his commands.
- Dil Vil Pyar Vyar (2002)
- Dil Maange More!!! (2004)
- Aksar (2006)
- Aggar: Passion Betrayal Terror (2007)
- Victoria No. 203: Diamonds Are Forever (2007)
- Anamika: The Untold Story (2008)
- Red Alert: The War Within (2009)
- Mee Sindhutai Sapkal (Marathi) (2010)
- Staying Alive (2012)
- The Storyteller (Upcoming film)
- The Xposé (2014 film)
- Gour Hari Dastaan (2015 film)
- RoughBook (upcoming film)
- Life's Good (2016)
- Doctor Rakhmabai (Marathi) (2016 film) based on Rukhmabai Bhimrao Raut
- Aksar 2 (2017)
- Mere Sai (Bal Gangadhar Tilak) (2020)
- Avrodh (2020)
- Bitter Sweet (2020) Marathi film
- The Sword of Tipu Sultan (1990) – Pandit Purnaiah
- Dekh Bhai Dekh (1994)
- Junoon (1994) as Advocate Vrinal Modi
- Ghar Jamai (1997)
- Zabaan Sambhalke (1997-1998) Season 2
- Jaan (1998-1999)
- Devi (2003)
- Dil Maange More!!! (2004) (story)
- Aksar (2006) (story)
- Anamika: The Untold Story (2008) (screenplay)
- Mee Sindhutai Sapkal (2010) (screenplay)
- Khaandan (1985) – Subbu
- Mazhe Ghar Mazha Sansar (1986) (Marathi Film) - Chintamani (special appearance)
- Chandni (1989) – Chandni's friend's husband
- Vishkanya (1991) – Bajrang
- Nagin Aur Lootere (1992) – Nagraj
- Khiladi (1992) – Neelam's Uncle
- Professor Ki Padosan (1993)
- Gardish (1993) – Havaldar Sawant
- Baazigar (1993) – Vishwanath Sharma (Ajay's father)
- Bedardi (1993) – Professor Harish Thakkar
- Bhookamp (1993) – Akhtar
- Kanoon (1993) – Pasha Polyster (Vijay Saxena's assistant)
- Gangster (1994)
- Prem Yog (1994)
- Live Today
- God and Gun (1995)
- Janam Kundli (1995)
- Gaddaar (1995) – Mr. Saxena
- Hum Dono (1995)
- Akele Hum Akele Tum (1995)
- Vijeta (1996)
- Yes Boss
- Miss 420
- Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha
- Main Solah Baras Ki
- Kudrat (1998)
- Dil Kya Kare – DCP Krishan Kumar
- Mann – Creditor
- Baadshah (1999) (uncredited) – Seth. Mahendra
- Rhythm (2000; Tamil film)
- Shikaar (2004)
- Chhupa Rustam: A Musical Thriller
- Hum Ho Gaye Aap Ke
- Kyo Kii... Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta
- Tum Se Achcha Kaun Hai
- Aisaa Kyon
- Joggers' Park
- The Train: Some Lines Should Never Be Crossed...
- Aap Kaa Surroor – TV News Reporter
- Victoria No. 203: Diamonds Are Forever (2007) – Film Director
- Rafoo Chakkar: Fun on the Run (2008) – Harbans Singh
- EMI (2008) – Babu
- 8 x 10 Tasveer (2009) – Sundar Puri
- Na Ghar Ke Na Ghaat Ke (2010) – V.G Chunawala
- Barood : (The Fire) - A Love Story (2010) – Amrit Vohra
- Staying Alive (2012)
- The Xposé (2014)
- Papanasam (2015; Tamil film)
- Aadat Se Majboor (TV Series) (2017–2018) as Roshan Lal Tootejaa/Darshan Lal Tootejaa
- Vishwaroopam 2/Vishwaroop 2 (2018; Tamil/Hindi film)
- Evening Shadows (2018) – Damodar
- 2.0 (2018; Tamil film)
- Scam 1992 (2020)
- Kaadan (2021; Tamil film)
- Indian 2 (2021; Tamil film)
- Red Alert: The War Within official site: "Cast & Crew"
- Tuteja, Joginder. "'Red Alert could have been set in Cuba or Ireland' - Anant Mahadevan", BollywoodHungama.com, 7 July 2010
- "എനിക്കും മലയാളത്തിനുമുള്ള അഭിമാനനേട്ടം - ആനന്ദ് മഹാദേവന്" [National Film Awards 2010 - Mathrubhumi Movies] (in Malayalam). Mathrubhumi. 20 May 2011. Archived from the original on 7 August 2017. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
- "Mee Sindhutai Sapkal bags top National Awards - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
- "Evening Shadows: Full Cast and Crew". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
- "CBFC clears gay film 'Evening Shadows' with U/A certificate". India Blooms.
- "Staying Alive movie review: Wallpaper, Story, Trailer at Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
- "Ananth Mahadevan to adapt Satyajit Ray's short story into film". Retrieved 30 October 2012.
- "Ananth Mahadevan's Rough Book brings Indian education into sharp focus". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
- "Rukhmabai Raut, one of India's first female practising doctors, gets a big screen biopic - Living News , Firstpost". Firstpost. 19 August 2017.