N. Sathyaseelan IEng. MIET ( London)
known as ‘VARKALA SATHYAN’
Life member "AMMA' (Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes) in Kerala,India.
Herditary Member at Sree Narayana Club,Trivandrum.
Life member Red Cross Society - India.
Member in The Institution of Incorporated Engineers (MIET) London.
Registered as Incorporated Engineer (IEng) with the Engineering Council, U.K.
Worked with M/S Harrisons & Crossfield Ltd, (Engineers London) India.
Worked with All India Radio, Calicut, Kerala, India since 1965-1970.
Senior Engineer-Radio Abudabi-Under the Ministry of Information And Culture (Emirates Media Incorparated) Abu Dabi, UAE
Technical Advisor of Asianet Radio - Dubai - UAE.
Project Engineer of Central Addan System for Ministry of Islamic Affairs, UAE
Technical Advisor-'GULF NEWS RADIO', Dubai -UAE.
Technical Advisor-'Radio Voice Of Kerala', Dubai-UAE.
Script writer & Director
Written and directed 5 full plays on the stage.
Written numerous plays for the Radio, and also written short stories and lyrics.
Inspiration and support obtained from the famous Malayalam writers
M/s Uroob, Thikkodian, N.N.Kakkad, Akkitham, Vinayan, U.A.Khader and K.A.Kodungalloor, who were colleagues with All India Radio.
Worked with famous music directors - M/s K.Raghavan, M.S.Baburaj and Chidambaranath.
Acted on stage with famous stage and cine artistes such as Balan K.Nair, Kuthiravattom Pappu, Kunjandy, Kunjava, Nilamboor balan, Kozhicode Abdulkhader - Kerala Zaygal, Nellicode Bhaskaran, Santha Devi and Vilasini etc...
Organizer & Sportsman
Organized a football team for AIR, Calicut, (first time in the history of AIR) and participated in the league tournament at Calicut, in 1965.
Prestigious work for Akashavani
Visited - 2 times - the Lacadive Islands (9 Islands) and recorded cultural programme for AIR.
Recorded important speeches of famous and leading Indian politicians such as Shri. V.K.Krishna Menon and then Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi - for AIR
Recorded Recitals of famous singers, such as Smt. M.S.Subhalakshmi, Smt. M.L.Vasanthakumari, Shri. M.Balamuralikrishna, Shri. Soundarajan. etc...for AIR.
Life in the Gulf
Landed in Abu Dhabi in the year of 1970 - befor the formation of UAE- and joined Abu Dhabi Radio & Television as a Shift Engineer.
Artistic & Cultural activity in the Gulf
Organised the first Malayalam Drama competition in the Gulf and actively involvedf in socio-cultural activities.Organized & chaired the ‘ Federation of Amature Associations Abu Dhabi - FAAAD - co-ordination of 13 active Arts Associations.
Actor in Arabic TV serials
In 1977 and 1978, acted in two Arabic TV serials - "Ashafan” and “Thawal Aamer thamasha” along with famous Arabic artistes.
Perforned magic shows on many stages in and out of U.A.E.
Shown the Magic tricks for children on Abu Dhabi TV for 4 weeks - 4 episodes.
As a Host
Hosted many well known Malayalam writers such as M/s.S.K. Potakkad, Punathil Kunjabdullah, Thoppil Bhasy and also a lot of famous politicians, cine and stage artistes too.
Actor in Malayalam films
Acted on character rolls in 11 Malayalam movies of famous film directors - M/s. Joshi, Padmarajan, I.V.Sasi, Lenin Rajendran , Vinayan and Suresh Unnithan.
Work with Malayalam TV serials
Acted in six famous Malayalam TV serials.
As a film producer
Producing partner of two Malayalam movies - "Bhagyavan” & Daivathinte Vikrithykal”
Social Work in the Gulf
Organised a common platform named United NRI Co-ordination Council (UNCC) with joint action of 322 Associations in U.A.E. to fight against the common cause facing the Gulf Malayalees.
Fought against Air India’s injustice.
As a chief co-ordinator of UNCC, conducted meetings in all over Emirates, collected more than 150,000 signatures - through signature compaign - and presented to then Prime Minister of India, against Air India’s unfair and injustice ticket fair in the Gulf sector.
Due to the pressure from the Gulf Malayalees through UNCC, Air India forced to announce & start the Budget air line ‘Air India Express’. Then started operating the other budget Airlines like Air Arabia, Al Ethihad, Indigo etc..
Still co-ordinating the Associations, to fight againt injustice over Gulf Malayalees-increse of fare at rush time like Onam, Christmas,School Vacation etc...
The Registered Associations in UAE -Jointly - can take action against such unfare increse in fare, time to time.
Primary School - Chirainkizhu
Secondary and Higher Secondary School - Varkala
Technical Study - Trivandrum
Degree /Full Technology - London - U.K.
In 1981 trained from Studer International, Switzerland on Audio Broadcast Equipment.
In 1981 trained from Ampex AG London, U.K. on Professional Audio Tape Machines.
In 2002 trained from Studer International, Switzerland on Digital Broadcast Technology.
After 33 years of Service, retired on 31/07/2004 from Radio & TV, (Emirates Media Incorporated) Abu Dhabi,UAE.
48 years experience in Broadcasting - 5 years with All India Radio, India and 43 years in the U.A.E.
And also 2 years in Electrical with M/S Harrisons & Crossfield Engineers Ltd, India.
Total 50 years experience.
1. After retirement in 2004, worked with the Ministry of Justice & Islamic Affairs as a Senior Engineer, in- charge of Central Adhan System of Abu Dhabi, Al Ain And Madeena Zayed. More than 3000 mosques are under this Satellite system.
This system is the first in the world and done by the order of the Ruler of Abu Dhabi & the President of U.A.E, His Highness Sheik Khaleefa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
2. Many Studios & equipment installed for Radio Abu Dhabi, including Digital Studios for Emarat FM (Arabic) and FMI & FM2 (English) at API tower Dubai.
3. Installed Digital Master Control Room for Abu Dhabi Radio, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E
4. Installed six studios & equipment, Master Control Room and the whole project of 4 FM Programme channels (Radio1, Radio 2, Hindi & Arabic) for ‘Gulf News Radio’ Dubai, U.A.E.
6. Installed Studios & equipment at Dubai, and Studio to Transmitter link (STL) at Ras Al Khaima for Radio ‘Voice of Kerala’ Dubai, UAE.
Details of Acted movies
Name of film Name of Director Character Performed
Thandram Joshi Father in a Church
Adharvam Dannees Joseph Namboothiry
Innale Padmarajan Hospital attender
Mughachitram Suresh Unnithan Registrar
Varthamanakaalam I.V.Sasi Doctor
Aardram Suresh Unnithan Pepper merchant
Vikruthikal Lenin Rajendran Chaathu
Arthana I.V.Sasi Doctor
oru Kavitha Vinayan Hawker
Bhagyavaan Suresh Unnithan Politician
Dhada Sahib Vinayan Police Officer
Acted serial details
Stree Syam Sunder Bus conductor
Annyeshanam Lisa Baby Doctor
Nakshatram Rajasenan Abkari Contractor
Amma Majeed Maranchery Father
Air Mail Sasi Narayana Namboothiry
Ashafaan (Arabic) Mangoosh Indian Doctor
(Arabic) Ali Thameemi Hotel Manager
Now with a new project for Abu Dhabi Radio, under Abu Dhabi Media Co. Ltd. (to convert old Analouge Programmes in the Library, to store in Digital form - Digitalization)
Written a book on life in UAE - past & Present - on the basis of real life - experience.
We five brothers were woking together in the same office- Abu Dhabi Radio & TV.
Elder brother was in the English News & all other 4 were in technical section.
|Wife: Lathika - housewife|
|Children - 3 sons|
|Praadip Sathyan-B.Tech, Sathyan Sanjay - M.Tech, MIET, Sajan Sathyan- B.Tech.|
|Praadip Sathyan, B.Tech - aged 37 working in Malaysia, as an IT consultant with DELL|
|Sathyan Sanjay, M.Tech, MIET- aged 33 working as Broadcasting Engineer, with Gulf News Broadcasting Station, DUBAI.|
|Sajan Sathyan, aged 23 - student, M.E (Electronics & Communication Engineering).|
|--------------- Parents --------------|
|Late P. Narayanan knows as ‘Kunnil Narayanan Asan’, who was a master of stage drama - ‘Chavittu Nadakam’|
|Late ‘Varkala Kamalakshy’, from a prominent family at Varkala|