Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Bheeman Raghu

Bheeman Raghu is a popular Malayalam actor who has been in films for the last 35 years and acted in Villainous roles mostly.In recent years he is acting characters with a comedy touch also.In numerous films he portrayed villain roles with  cruelty at its maximum as the character demanded  so that the viewers watched those roles with fear.He used to be always superb in fight scenes and the viewers who like stunt scenes appreciates his ability to perform such roles in a most skillful manner.
Raghu was born on October 6, 1953 at Changanacherry, in Kottayam District,Kerala  to parents K.P.Damodaran Nair(Former Municipal Commissioner) and Thankamma.
He studied at S.D. College Alapuzha, University College Thiruvananthapuram and then  studied at Law college thereby obtained a degree in Law also.He became Sub-Inspector of Police  and served as a Police Officer  for eleven years.
While as a Police Inspector, performing his duty at Thiruvananthapuram  Airport, in the 80's he made friendship with actor Madhu who was a frequent traveler to Chennai for film shooting.In those days Malayalam films were mostly shot at Chennai and other places in Tamil Nadu.The friendship with Madhu paved way for his entry into films as an actor.His first film released was 'Pinneyum Pookkunna Kadu' in which Madhu and Ratheesh acted in main roles.
In 1982 he acted as the hero of the film 'Bheeman' and the film became a super hit and thereafter Raghu got the title as 'Bheeman Raghu'.His good physique, excellent ability to perform stunt scenes,acting skill to portray cruel,wretched  and fierce characters in the best believable style earned him villain roles in several films.
During the 80's he acted in many films directed by K.S.Gopalakrishnan such as 'Nishedhi,Bheekaran,Kiratham,Sakhavu,Pidikittapully,Karinagam,Kalaratri' etc.
He acted in films of all well known directors like I.V.Sasi,Crossbelt Mani,M.S.Mani,P.G.Viswambharan,T.S.Suresh Babu,M.Krishnan Nair,Sathyan Anthikkad' etc in those period.
'!921,Mrigaya,Inspector Balram' etc were super hit films of I.V.Sasi in those period in which Raghu acted.
'Kalikkalam' was a super hit film directed by Sathyan Anthikkad in 1990 in which Mammootty,Murali,Shobhana,Sreenivasan,Raghu, Lalu Alex etc acted.
In the year 1991 he got accolades as one of the son's of N.N.Pillai in the Blockbuster film 'Godfather' directed by Siddique-Lal.His character was Premachandran and he acted along with N.N.Pillai,Thilakan,Mukesh,Innocent,K.P.A.C.Lalitha,Kanaka,Philomina,Paravur Bharathan,Johny etc.
In another film  'Vietnam Colony' which was also a big success directed by Siddique-Lal in 1992, Bhiman Raghu acted along with Mohan Lal,Kanaka,Innocent etc.

'Commissioner' directed by Shaji Kailas was a highly successful film in which Suresh Gopi got much accolades in 1994.In this film Bheeman Raghu presented the character 'Wilfred Vincent Bastin'.
In another film 'Vallyettan' directed by Shaji Kailas in 2000 he acted along with Mammootty and Shobhana.
In the film 'Vajram' in 2004 he portrayed the character 'Poovalan'.
He was a Police Officer in the film 'Udayon' directed by Bhadran in 2005.
In the film Naran' directed by Joshi in 2005 he portrayed 'Keeri Raghavan'.
In the film 'Thuruppu Gulan' in 2006 he acted as the character 'Tipper Vasu'.
In the film 'Kanaka Simhasanam' he received accolades for the role 'Ramakrishnan' and acted along with Jayaram,Karthika,Lakshmi Gopala Swamy etc.The film was directed by Rajasenan.
In 2012 he acted in the film 'Madirashi' directed by Shaji Kailas.
In 2014 he acted along with Mammootty,Laxmi Rai etc in the film 'Rajadhi Raja'.
Bheeman Raghu married Sudha in 1978 and they have three children.
Selected Filmography
Pinneyum Pookkunna Kadu
Hello Madras Girl
Railway Cross
Ithrayum Kalam
Karate Girls
Oru Vadakkan Veeragadha
Ente Sooryaputhrikku
Inspector Balram
Aaram Thampuran
Rapid Action Force
Chotta Mumbai
Seetha Kalyanam
Teja Bhai & Family
Rajadhi Raja

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