Anoop Menon is an Indian film actor, director, screenwriter and lyricist. He worked in television before finding success as an actor in Malayalam films. Menon won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Supporting Actor and also the Filmfare Award for his performance as the fictional movie star Ajayachandran in Thirakkatha. He wrote the screenplay and dialogue for films such as Pakal Nakshatrangal (2008), Cocktail (2010), Beautiful (2011), Trivandrum Lodge (2012), and Hotel California (2013). Actress Shweta Menon is his cousin.