J. C. Daniel is an Indian Filmmaker

J. C. Daniel is an Indian Filmmaker who is considered as the Father of Malayalam Cinema. He was the first film-maker from Kerala, who produced, directed, wrote, photographed, edited and acted in the first film made in Kerala, named Vigathakumaran (The Lost Child) . He also established the first film studio in Kerala, named The Travancore National Pictures. The Government of Kerala instituted the Kerala State Film Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1992 in his name, as a part of the Kerala State Film Awards, to honor lifetime achievements in Malayalam Cinema.