Monday, May 25, 2015

Captain Raju

Captain Raju is an acclaimed actor of South Indian Films who has acted mostly in Malayalam and is active in the film field for the past three and a half decades.He has acted in more than 350 Malayalam films, numerous Tamil,Telugu,Kannada films, a few Hindi films and in an English Film.He usually portrayed Character/supporting  roles and Villain roles.He is exceptionally brilliant as a Villain and also as dignified powerful characters like Police Officers,Military Officers,Ministers etc.He has also proved his ability to portray characters with a comedy touch.
Captain Raju was born at Omallur in Pathanamthitta District in the year 1950 to parents K.G.Daniel and Annamma.He was the third child and has six siblings.His parents were teachers who loved their children very much and guided them in a strict manner.He studied for degree course at Catholicate College,Pathanamthitta and after passing out joined Indian Army as an Officer at the age of 21.
Captain Raju left Indian Army in 1978 while he was in the rank as a Captain.He was interested in stage plays and used to act in plays while he was at Mumbai.This experience helped him to earn a role in the film 'Raktham' in the year 1981 which was directed by Joshi.
Captain Raju was well noted soon because of his good personality,tall figure,commanding voice,acting skill etc.He is also good in fight scenes and these qualities earned him large number of Villain roles and Police Officer roles.
He acted in important  roles of  the films 'Thadakam'(82) and 'Iniyenkilum'(83) directed by I.V.Sasi along with Mammootty,Ratheesh,Mohan Lal etc and such films  established his acting career.
His role as 'Pavanayi' in the film 'Nadodikattu' directed by Sathyan Anthikkad was well appreciated and acted along with Mohan Lal,Sreenivasan,Thilakan,Shobhana etc in it.
His role in the super hit film 'Oru CBI Diary Kurippu' directed by K.Madhu was as  Dy.S.P. Prabhakara Varma which received accolades.Sukumaran acted in this film as Dy.S.P.Devadas.
In the film 'August 1' directed by Sibi Malayil in 1988 he received good opinion.
He acted as a Police Officer in the film 'Aranykam' directed by T.Hariharan in 1988.
In the film 'Innale' directed by P.Padmarajan he played the role as a Circle Inspector.It was about an young girl who lost all the past memories after an accident.Shobhana,Jayaram,Srividya,Suresh Gopi,Captain Raju etc acted in it.

In the film 'Puthukkottayile Puthu Manavalan' he was in the key role as 'Madasseri Thampi' and acted along with Jayaram,Annie,Prem Kumar,Harisree Asokan, etc.
In the Blockbuster film 'Oru Vadakkan Veeragadha' written by M.T.Vasedevan Nair and directed by T.Hariharan, he depicted the role of 'Aringodar' an important character.In the film based on 'Vadakkan Pattu stories' Mammootty,Madhavy,Geetha,Chitra,Suresh Gopi,Balan K.Nair etc acted.

In the film 'Elavamkodu Desam' directed by K.G.Geotge he acted as Udaya Varma.
In the super hit film 'CID Moosa' his role as Karunan Chandakkavala was  well liked by the audience.
He was as a Police Officer in the 2004 film 'Wanted' and In the 2004 film 'Sathyam'.
In the 2006 film 'Kilukkam Kilukilukkam' he portrayed the role of Col.Panikkar.
He acted as a College Principal in the 2007 film 'Speed Track'.

In the blockbuster film 'Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja' he acted in the role 'unnimootha' and acted along with  'Mammootty,Sarath Kumar,Padma Priya,Kanika,Nanoj K.Jayan,Jagadeesh 'etc.

In 2011 he acted as Chief minister in the film 'Arjunan Sakshi' directed by Ranjith Sankar.Pritviraj Sukumaran and Ann Augastine  were the main pair.


















Captain Raju directed Malayalam films 'Itha Oru Snehagadha' and 'Pavanayi 99.99'.
Captain Raju is married to Prameela and has a Son.
Selected Filmography
Raktham
Thadakam
Iniyenkilum
Coolie
Asuran
Kadamattathachan
Oru Sumangaliyude Kadha
Minimol Vathikkanil
Pavam Krooran
Kiratham
Nayakan
Ee Sabdam Innathe Sabdam
Karimpinpoovinakkare
Hello My dear Wrong Number
Aavanazhy
Kalathinte Sabdam
Theekattu
Yagagni
Aattakkadha
Vratham
Nadodikattu
Amritham Gamaya
Adimakal Udamakal
Vadakagunda
Aranyakam
Oru CBI Diary Kurippu
August 1
Innale
Mudra
Aazhikkoru Muthu
No.20 Madras Mail
Arhatha
Neelagiri
Mahaan
Advaitham
Raja Shilpi
Kabuliwala
Uppukandam Brothers
Daya
Udayapuram Sulthan
Pranayanilavu
Olympian Anthony Adam
My dear Ksaradi
The Godman
Ayiram Meni
Cotton Mary
Bhadra
Rakshasa Rajavu
Puthuram Puthri Unniyarcha
CID Moosa
Pattalam
War&Love
Wanted
Sathyam
Vargam
Red Salyute
Aswaroodan
Goal
Nasrani
Kerala varm Pazhassi Raja
China Town
Mumbai Police

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