Gautham is a mechanical engineer from the Mookambikai College of Engineering, near Trichy
He was an ad film maker who worked as an assistant director for Minsaara Kanavu under noted filmmaker Rajiv Menon.
He has made five films in Tamil and two remakes of his own Tamil films in Hindi and Telugu
After Vaaranam Aayiram, the famous combo of Gautham and music director Harris Jayaraj broke up
His favourite colours are black and blue
I am a person who is open to fair criticism
My first producer told me to hide Menon, my Malayalee surname.
After my father's death, I wanted my name to appear as Gautham Vasudeva Menon, the name that my father gave me and the one that appears in my school certificate and Engineering degree.
Gautham Menon made a mark in the Tamil film world with his debut film, the candyfloss love story Minnale. The film worked wonders for its hero Madhavan and the songs in the film made Harris Jayaraj a household name.
Nobody in tinsel town can package a film with haunting music and stunning visuals, as this soft spoken director. His last film Vaaranam Aayiram was a biography of sorts is a huge hit.
Gautham also makes it a point to do a guest role in his movies, like the legendary Alfred Hitchcock Exclusively on Sify.com