Saturday, June 18, 2016

Harisree Ashokan

Harisree Ashokan is a well known Malayalam film actor who is appreciated for his unique style of comedy acting.He has presented serious roles also but Comedy roles are most suited for him which he always depicts quite easily since he is an efficient mimicry artist as w.He worked with mimicry troupes such as Kalabhavan,Kalavedi and Harisree of Cochin before becoming a film actor.
Ashokan hails from Thrissur district and was born on April 6, 1964.He holds a diploma in Telecom Engineering and was an employee of Telecom Department at Cochin till 1989.Directors Siddique and Lal got impressed by his acting skill when they once  watched his mimicry program and  offered him a role in the film 'Ramji Rao Speaking'.At the time of his film entry he was already famous to all Keralites through his mimicry programs.
Even though he is a mimicry artist, he never imitated the style of any other comedy actors but created his own unique style which got much accolades.His style of dialogue presentation is also well liked by the audience.He mostly depicted roles such as the sidekick of the hero character in many films.He worked with all top main actors of Malayalam cinema and in films of all eminent film directors of Malayalam.
His wife is Preetha and the couple have two children.
Some of his well appreciated films are:-
Ramji Rao Speaking
Vadhu Doctoranu
Deepasthambham Mahascharyam
Vridhanmare Sookshikkuka
Mannar Mathai Speaking
Punjabi House
Ee Parakkum Thalika
Meesa Madhavan
CID Moosa
Melvilasam Sariyanu
Bus Conductor
Crazy Gopalan
Bavuttiyude Namathil
In Ghost house Inn
Swapna Sanchari
Doctor Innocent Aanu
Pullipulikalum Attinkuttiyum

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Maniyan Pilla Raju

Maniyan Pilla Raju is a much loved popular Malayalam film actor who has acted in large number of films in protagonist roles,Supporting roles and Character roles for the last four decades.He is also a successful film producer.
Maniyan Pilla Raju is well noted for his ability to portray comedy characters effectively well and has created unforgettable hilarious sequences in several films along with actors like Mohan Lal,Mukesh,Innocent,Jagathy Sreekumar,Harishree Ashokan,Nedumudi Venu,Pritviraj Sukumaran and many more.He has acted in many films along with Mohan Lal and the comedy films directed by Priyadarshan in the 80's were all having excellent comedy scenes of Maniyan Pilla Raju.Films like 'Boeing Boeing,Aram+Aram =Kinnaram,Mazha Peyyunnu Maddalam Kottunnu,Akkare Ninnoru Maran,Dhim Tharikida Thom' etc are some of the films which  contained nice comedy scenes of  Maniyan Pilla Raju and others which aroused roaring laughter in Cinema halls.
Maniyan Pilla Raju acted in almost all films of director Priyadarshan and director Venu Nagavally in well noted roles.He is well efficient to handle serious roles also with equal ease and has a special talent to portray roles such as an advocate.
Raju was born in 1955 at Thiruvananthapuram to parents Shekharan Nair and Saraswathi Amma.He had his schooling at Govt.Model Higher Secondary School,Thiruvananthapuram.After completing Pre-Degree course he joined Adayar Film Institute,Chennai in 1973 for a two year Diploma Course in acting because he loved acting profession very much.While as a student at School itself he was very much involved in all sorts of cultural activities including acting in dramas.After obtaining the diploma from the Institute he debuted in the film 'Mohiniyattam' directed by Sreekumaran Thampi in the year 1976.He appeared in small roles of films like 'Aaravam,Cham


aram' etc in that period.He became very popular in 1981 by portraying the protagonist role 'Maniyan Pilla'  of the film 'Maniyan Pilla Adhava Maniyan Pilla' written and directed by Balachandra Menon.The film became a big success in which his role was as an innocent young man from a remote village whose only pleasure in life was seeing movies and collecting  cinema notices and film song books.He used to respect rich and educated people but they all misbehaved to him and teased him.Later he transforms into a brave man capable of facing harsh realities of life.Raju acted that character precisely beautiful and earned the title 'Maniyan Pilla' from then on and became 'Maniyan Pilla Raju'.
Maniyan Pilla Raju is a successful film Producer also who produced hits and super hits like 'Vellanakalude Nadu,Aey Auto,Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu,Ananthabhadram,Chotta Mumbai,Oru Naal Varum,Black Butterfly,Pavada' and so on.
He has acted in some popular TV serials also.
Selected Filmography
Maniyan Pilla Adhava Maniyan Pilla
Ithu Njangalude Kadha
Chiriyo Chiri
Pin Nilavu
April 18
Itha Innu Muthal
Nokketha Doorathu Kannum Nattu
Boeing Boeing
Akkare Ninnoru Maran
Yuva Janolsavam
T.P.Balagopalan M.A.
Hello My Dear Wrong Number
Dhemm Tharikida Thom
Vellanakalude Nadu
Mukendetta Sumithra Vilikkunnu
Aey Auto
His Highness Abdullah
Akashakottayile Sulthan
Ayalathe Adheham
CID Unnikrishnan B.A.B.Ed.
Chotta Mumbai
One Way Ticket
Twenty 20
Red Chillies
Kerala Cafe
Elsamma Enna Aankutty
Thalsamayam Oru Penkutty
Diamond Necklace
Usthad Hotel
Black Butterfly
Bangalore Days
Acha Din

Friday, February 12, 2016

Bindu Panicker

Bindu Panicker is a Malayalam actress who handles supporting roles and character roles mostly and her ability to portray comedy roles excellently has also earned much accolades.She is a trained Classical dancer as well.She is in the Malayalam film arena for about twenty five years and have appeared in more than 140 films.
Bindu Panicker hails from Kozhikode and her parents are Damodara Panicker and Neena.She took Diploma in Pharmacy after completion of Pre-Degree Course.Her entry into Malayalam films was in the year 1992 and her acting style and unique way  of dialogue presentation was well liked by the audience.She continuously used to get supporting roles from many other films of that period  and acted along with top stars of Malayalam cinema receiving good reviews.Her roles in films like 'Vatsalyam' , Parinayam etc boosted her acting career.
In the comedy entertainer film 'Sreekrishnapurathe Nakshatrathilakkam, the characters portrayed by Bindu Panicker,K.P.A.C.Lalitha,and Kalaranjini aroused much laughter.She has created excellent comedy sequences in several films which are all unforgettable and she has made comedy combinations with actors like Jagathy Sree Kumar,Salim Kumar,Kalabhavan Mani,Cochin Haneefa and so on.
In the film 'Naranathu Thampuran' comedy sequences of Bindu Panicker,Jayaram,Harisree Ashokan,Salim Kumar and Janardhanan were very

She received Asianet Best Supporting actress award for the film 'Narendran Makan Jayakandhan Vaka' which was directed by Sathyan Anthikkad.Kunchacko Boban and Samyuktha Varma were the main actors of this film.
In the year 2001 she got Kerala Government Best Supporting actress award for the film 'Soothradharan' directed by A.K.Lohitha Das.Her role as 'Devumma' got much appreciation and accolades from viewers as well.
She acted as Mammootty's mother in the super hit film 'Bus Conductor' and acted along with Jayasoorya,Innocent etc.
Her role as Radhamany's(Mavya Nair) mother in the film 'Pattanathil Sundaran' was well liked by the audience and in this film Jagathy Sree Kumar acted as her husband.There are several films in which Jagathy Sreekumar actd as her husband. 
In the year 2013 her role as the mother of the heroine Namitha Pramod in the film 'Pullipulikalum Aattinkuttiyum' received much appreciation and got Best Supporting actress award from TTK Prestige-Vanitha Awards.Lal Jose was the director of the film in which Kunchacko Boban was the main male actor.
Bindu Panicker married businessman Biju V Nair in 1987 but he died in 2003 due to heart attack.She has a daughter- Arundhathi Panicker.
Selected Filmography
Ee Puzhayum Kadannu
The King
The Car
Njangal Santhushtarnu
Sharjah to Sharjah
Narendran Makan Jayakanthan Vaka
Sreekrishnapurathe Nakshatra Thilakkam
Pattanathil Sundaran
CID Moosa
Sadananthante Samayam
Athbutha Dweepu
Nerariyan CBI
Bus Conductor
Speed Track
Twenty 20
Kerala Cafe
Seetha Kalyanam
Pullipulikalum Aattinkuttiyum
My Dear Mummy
Amar Akbar Anthony  

Monday, January 25, 2016

Salim Kumar

Salim Kumar is a gifted versatile actor who entered Malayalam film field as a comedy actor and  amazed all film viewers by obtaining the National Award for Best Actor for portraying a serious role marvelously well.His diversified abilities was first detected by Director Lal Jose who gave him the protagonist role of the Malayalam film 'Achanurangatha Veedu' in which he had to display much emotional expressions.Salim Kumar was successful in that first attempt to act as a serious character and the critics commented that by this role he graduated from a comedy artist to a mature artist.He again acted as serious characters in many other films such as Perumazhakkalam,Gramaphone Adaminte Makan Abu and so on.
Salim Kumar was born at Northen Paravur to parents Gangadharan and Kausalya on 10th October 1969.He is a B.A.graduate and was a student of Maharajahs College,Ernakulam.He was a mimicry artist while as a student itself and recipient of prizes at University level.After his studies he was engaged in mimicry stage shows and worked as a sales executive for a short period.He used to appear in comedy shows on T.V.during that period and was one of the artist along with Dileep,Nadirshah etc in the T.V. Comedy show 'Comicola' thereby becoming familiar to TV audience before entering films.
His debut movie was 'Ishtamanu Nooru Vattam'.His unique style of comedy presentation was liked by the audience and he became a top comedy actor by presenting excellent comedy sequences in films such as 'Naranathu Thampuran,My dear Karadi,Thenkasi Pattanam,Mattupetti Machan,Ee Parakkum Thalika,Meesa Madhavan' and so on.
In 2006 Lal Jose handed over with confidence the Protagonist role of the film 'Achanurangatha Veedu'  to Salim Kumar  by distinguishing his  acting capabilities to portray any type of roles.The stress and emotions of a father who was in search of his disappeared youngest daughter was manifested brilliantly by him and received Kerala Government Award for second Best Actor.He also received 'Sathyan Award,Bharathan Award etc for the role of 'Achanurangatha Veedu'.Serious roles of films Gramaphone,Perumazhakkalam and the role  in a segment of 'Kerala Cafe' were well appreciated by Critics and viewers alike.
His character formation in the title role  as 'Adaminte Makan Abu' was spellbound.He literally transformed as 'Abu', a poor perfume seller and a devout person whose only ambition was to go for a Hajj pilgrimage.His efforts and struggle to fulfill this wish is portrayed excellently by Salim Kumar and he got National Award as Best Actor.Best Actor Award for this character was also given to him by Kerala Government, Asianet Awards,South Indian Int'l movie awards,Filmfare Award(South),Amritha Awards,Jai Hind TV,Prem Nazir Award and so on.
In 2005 he received Best Comedy Actor Award from Asianet Awards for the film 'Annan Thampi' and in 2013 he got Best Comedy actor award from Kerala Government for the film 'Ayalum Njanum Thammil' for the portrayal of the character Thomachan.
He married Sunitha and they have two sons- Chandu and Aromal.
Selected Filmography
Ishtamanu Nooru Vattam
Suvarna Simhasanam
Mannadiar Penninu Chengotta Chekkan
Meenakshi Kalyanam
Mattupetti Machan
Mangalya Pallakku
My dear karadi
Ee Parakkum Thalika
Meesa Madhavan
CID Moosa
Pulival Kalyanam
Vismaya Thumbathu
Chathikkatha Chandu
Bus Conductor
Udayananu Tharam
Iruvattam Manavatty
Thuruppu Gulan
Aana Chandam
Karutha Pakshikal
Chotta Mumbai
Ee Pattanathil Bhootham
Crazy Gopalan
Maya bazar
Loud Speaker
Ayirathil Oruvan
Cheriya Kallanum Valia Policum
Adaminte Makan Abu
Sarkar Colony
Thaskara Lahala
Ezham Sooryan
Appavin Meesai
Birds with Large Wings


Friday, January 15, 2016

Meera Jasmine

Meera Jasmine is a highly popular South Indian Film Actress who hails from Kerala and has acted in large number of Malayalam films. She has also appeared in several Tamil,Telugu and Kannada films as well.She is one of the top  heroine actress in this field  for the last fifteen years and has grabbed National Award as Best Actress also.Meera Jasmine entered into the hearts of Millions of film goers in 2001 as the female lead of the film 'Soothradharan' written and directed by A.K.Lohithadas.The young ravishing beauty who possessed  precocious acting and dancing skill and  portrayed  all  type of roles with amazing perfection and repletion rose to the top position soon.

Meera Jasmine was born at Kuttapuzha in Thiruvalla Taluk of Pathanamthitta District to parents Joseph and Eliyamma as 'Jasmine Mary Joseph'.She studied at Thiruvalla Marthoma Residential School and passed Higher Secondary Course. She  joined at Assumption  College, Changanacherry for B.Sc Zoology degree course.While studying as a first year student at the college she got chance to act in the film 'Soothradharan' as the female lead opposite Dileep.Kalabhavan Mani,Salim Kumar were also there in well noted roles.Meera's character as 'Shivani' was portrayed exceptionally well by her.That film was well accepted by the audience and she got several other offers.
'Gramaphone' directed by Kamal was a success and it was followed by a blockbuster film 'Swapnakoodu' which was also directed by Kamal.In that film Meera Jasmine and Bhavana were the female leads and Pritviraj,Jayasoorya and Kunchacko Boban were the male leads.The acting talent and smartness of Meera in this film was well appreciated.
Kasthuriman was also a critically acclaimed film which was written and directed by Lohithadas for which she received award from Filmfare Awards South.
Paadam Onnu Oru Vilapam was released in 2003 which earned her much appreciation,awards and accolades.The film directed by T.V.Chandran received National Award as Best Film on family welfare.Meera Jasmine got National Award as Best Actress.She received Best actress award from Mathrubhumi Awards,Asianet Best Actress Award,National Film Academy award,Kerala Film Audience Council Award,Kerala Government Film Award and many more for her superb acting skill  that portrayed the main female character 'Shahina' a 15 year old unsullied and innocent school girl who suffers a lot in this film.
In the film 'Perumazhakkalam' she depicted the character Razia with excellence.Kavya Madhavan also acted in an equally important role in this film along with her.Dileep was the male lead and others were Vineeth, Biju Menon etc.
In the film 'Rasathanthram'(2006) directed by Sathyan Anthikkad, she again amazed the audience by her acting talents.As part of the role she had to act  disgusting as an young boy which she handled

nicely.Mohan Lal was the hero of this film.Bharat Gopi,Innocent,Oduvil Unnikrishnan etc were the other actors.
During these years she used to act in many Tamil,Telugu and Kannada movies as well.
She got Tamil Nadu Government Film Award as Best Actress for the Tamil film 'Kasthuri Maan'.She is also recipient of 'Kalaimamani Award' from Tamil Nadu Government.
She acted opposite Dhanush in 2007 in the film Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram.Madhavan was her hero in some Tamil and Telugu films.She acted opposite top heroes in many Telugu films which were hits and super hits.
Ore Kadal was a critically acclaimed Malayalam  film of 2007 which received several National and International recognition.It was exhibited at several film festivals globally.Shyama Prasad directed this film in which Mammootty and Meera Jasmine were the leads.
Her role in the film  Calcutta News directed by Blessey also earned nice reviews.
Onnum Mindathe was a Malayalam film  released in 2014 in which Jayaram,Meera Jasmine,Narain,Ajmal etc acted.
Selected Filmography
Paadam Onnu Oru Vilapam
Ammai Bagundi

Gudumba Shankar
Achuvinte Amma
Sanda Kozhi
Mercury Pookkal
Maharadhi Thirumagan
Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram
Ore Kadal
Calcutta News
Innathe Chintha Vishayam
Rathri Mazha
Bangaru Babu
A,Aa, E,Ee
Sivappu Mazhai
Penn Singam
Four Friends
Ladies and Gentleman
Onnum Mindathe

Friday, January 1, 2016

Lakshmi Gopalaswamy

Lakshmi Gopalaswamy is a popular South Indian film actress and an exponent of 'Bharatanatyam' Classical Dance.Even though she hails from Bangalore,Karnataka State, she debuted in a Malayalam film and acting predominantly in Malayalam Language.In 2015 she has acted in the lead role of a Hindi film also.She has worked in several Kannada and Tamil films as well.
Lakshmi Gopalaswamy is the daughter of Gopalaswamy and Dr.Uma from Bangalore.She is a Post Graduate Degree holder and while as a student received several prizes in dance competitions.Her younger brother is a Scientist.
She debuted in Malayalam by the film 'Arayannangalude Veedu' directed by A.K.Lohithadas in 2000.Mammootty was the male lead of that film which was a big hit and received much appreciation from the audience and critics.Lakshmi Gopalaswamy received Kerala State Film Award as the second Best actress for that film.She also received 'Asianet film award' as the Best New face for the role in that film.Her next Malayalam film 'Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal' directed by Sathyan Anthikkad was also a super hit film in which Jayaram was the hero.The role she depicted in that film was as  a Classical dancer who when gets award and fame starts to  ignore  her husband and child.It was a novel theme which drew much attention from the critics and viewers.Her classical dances were also included in the film which were liked by the viewers.
She acted along with  Mohan Lal in many films like 'Vamanapuram Bus route', 'Keerthi Chakra', 'Paradeshi','Bhagawan','Shikkar','Oru Arabikkadha','Ividam Swargamanu','Alexander the Great'etc.
The Kannada film in which she acted opposite the super star Vishnu Vardhan 'Aptharakshaka' in 2010 became a blockbuster film which was the last film of the 'Superstar Vishnu Vardhan'.Lakshmi Gopalaswamy received much accolades for her performance in this film which was directed by P.Vasu.She depicted a Bharatanatyam dancer 'Saraswathy' in this film which also contained her dance sequences.Sandhya,Bhavana,Vimala Raman etc also acted along with her in this film.
She was the female lead opposite Mohan Lal in the award winning film 'Paradeshi' directed by P.T.Kunju Muhammed.She received best Supporting actress award for her performance in this film from 'Filmfare (South) Awards'.
She received Kerala State film award for second Best actress for her performance in the film 'Thaniye' written and directed 

 by Babu Thiruvalla in 2007.
In the year 2007 she was the female lead of the film 'Paranju Theeratha Viseshangal' in which Suresh Gopi was the hero.Harikumar directed this film.
In the film 'Oru Indian Pranaya Kadha' she acted along with the lead pair 'Fahadh Fazil and Amala Paul.Sathyan Anthikkad directed this film in which she depicted the role of ' Thulasi' an Ayurvedic Doctor who owned a hospital and who was the real mother of 'Irene Gardner' the character of Amala Paul.
In the hit film 'Mathai Kuzhappakkaranalla' she acted as the wife of Dr.Nanda Gopan (Mukesh).The character 'Mathai' portrayed by Jayasoorya resolves the problems between the Doctor and his wife.
Lakshmi Gopalaswamy has acted in T.V.Serials also.She appeared as judge of a dance reality show on   Asianet.
Selected Filmography
Arayannangalude Veedu
Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal
Kanavu Meippada Vendum
Vamanapuram Bus Route
Vishnu Sena
Boyy Friend
Kanaka Simhasanam
Keerthi Chakra
Paranju Theeratha Viseshangal
Ividam Swargamanu
Black Dahlia
Alexander the Great
Oru Marubhoomikkadha
Christian Brothers
Veera Puthran
Naughty Professor
Little Master
Kadal Kadannoru Mathukutty
Oru Indian Pranaya Kadha
Mathai Kuzhappakkaranalla