Lalu Alex is an exceptionally talented Malayalam film actor who has played large number of supporting roles and character roles.He was born on November 30, 1954 at Moovattupuzha,Kerala in a respected Christian family and he is a graduate Degree holder.He was working for a reputed firm when he got chance to act in a supporting role of the film 'Ee Ganam Marakkumo'(1978) in which he acted along with Prem Nazir, Sukumari etc.The film was a big hit which was directed by N.Sankaran Nair and he got more chances in films subsequently and acted in films like 'Tharoo Oru Janmam Koodi' and so on.
Director I.V.Sasi cast him in his hit films of that period like 'Ahimsa,Thusharam,Ee Nadu,Iniyenkilum,Thrishna,Kanamarayathu,Alkoottathil Thaniye' etc in which his roles were all highly praised and appreciated.
Lalu Alex initially earned the admiration of the viewers by I.V.Sasi films 'Ee Nadu and Thrishna'.In the blockbuster film 'Ee Nadu' he portrayed an young I.P.S. Officer 'A.S.P.Alexander' which he presented fantastically well and received much accolades.In a scene in which the young officer explaining about his action taken to control a riot was highly impressive to the audience and his unique expressive, emotion filled way of dialogue presentation was noted from there on.
In the film 'Thrishna' which was scripted by M.T.Vasudevan Nair, Lalu Alex acted in supporting role as the character 'Ramakrishnan'.The film boosted the acting career of Mammooty also.Mammootty,Ratheesh,Rajyalakshmi,Swapna,Sankarady,Kaviyoor Ponnamma,Lalu Alex,Premji,Jose Prakash etc acted in it.
Later Lalu Alex was also given villainous roles and villainous-character roles by eminent directors like 'I.V.Sasi,Joshi,K.Madhu' and many other directors which were also presented brilliantly well by Lalu Alex.Apart from such roles he portrayed large number of dignified roles as 'Doctor,Priest,Police Commissioner,I.G.,D.I.G,Military Officers,Business men,Chief Minister,Advocate' and so on.
His ability to present characters with a comedy touch was revealed later on and the second phase of his acting career was launched around the year 1999.He has acted in so many films in character roles with a comedy touch for the last fifteen years.
In the year 1999 the super hit film 'Niram' directed by Kamal was a film in which his character role as Dr.Sunny, the father of Kunchacko Boban's lead role ' Aby ' was liked by the audience.In some other films also Kunchacko Boban acted as his son.Their alliance as father and son suited nicely.
In the film 'Manju Poloru Penkutti' directed by Kamal in the year 2004, his role as the character 'Manuel' earned him Kerala Government Best Supporting Actor Award.
He was impressive in the role as Chief Minister in the film 'Pathaka' directed by K.Madhu.Suresh Gopi,Devan,Sheela,Navya
Nair etc were the other main actors of this film.
In the blockbuster film 'Twenty 20' in which almost all leading actors acted, Lalu Alex played the role of DIG Krishnadas.
In the year 2009 Lalu Alex received accolades and appreciation for portraying the role of 'Aluva Chandi', a villainous character very nicely with ease in the film 'Ividam Swargamanu' and his dialogue presentation and mannerisms which suited best for that cunning character was well appreciated by critics and viewers.Mohan Lal,Sreenivasan,Jagathy Sreekumar,Thilakan,Laxmi Rai,Lakshmi Gopalaswamy,Manian Pillai Raju etc were the other leading actors of this film.This film received Kerala Government Best Popular Film Award.
'Pattam Pole' was a well noted film in which Dulquer Salmaan,MalavikaMohan,Anoop Menon,Archana Kavi,Lalu Alex etc acted in leading roles.
In the film 'How Old Are You' he acted as I.G, and acted along with Manju Warrier,Kunchacko Boban,Kanika etc.
Lalu Alex is recipient of Asianet Film Award for Best Villain,Amritha Mathrubhumi Film Award,Kala Ratnam Award etc.
Ee Ganam Marakkumo
Tharoo Oru Janmam Koodi
Puzha Ozhukum Vazhi
Oru Nokku Kanan
Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal
How Old Are You