Sibi Malayil is an Indian film director who works in Malayalam cinema. He has directed around 45 movies in Malayalam. His films such as Chekkeranoru Chilla (1986), Thaniyavarthanam (1987), Vicharana (1988), Kireedam (1989), Dasharatham (1989), His Highness Abdullah (1990), Malayogom (1990), Bharatham (1991), Sadayam (1992), Kamaladalam (1992), Akashadoothu (1993), Chenkol (1993) and Sagaram Sakshi (1994) have defined the way Malayalam films were made in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Many of his films had screenplay by A. K. Lohithadas. It was through his film Bharatham, that Mohanlal got his first national award for best actor.