3 September 1964
|Died||30 November 2017 (aged 52)|
|Education||Maharaja's College, Ernakulam|
|Occupation||Impressionist, comedian, actor, dubbing artist, playback singer|
|Children||3 (including Shane Nigam)|
Abi was born as the third son to Kavumkara Thadathikkudiyil (Thonganal) Bava Khan, a noted social worker and the former state general secretary of Kerala Congress, and Payipra Ezhuthanikattu Ummakunju on 28 February 1965 at Muvattupuzha, Ernakulam. He has two elder brothers Ameer Navas and Kabeer B Haroon, and a younger sister Raziya. He had his primary education at Government Higher Secondary School, Muvattupuzha. He did his pre university degree from Maharaja's College, Ernakulam. He studied Sanitary Inspector's Diploma Course (S.I.) at Mumbai.
He was married to Sunila. They had a son, Shane Nigam, two daughters, Ahana and Aleena. They settled at Elamakkara, Kochi. He was under treatment for aplastic anemia for two years before his death. On 30 November 2017 he was taken to Amrita Hospital at around 8 a.m. after he complained of uneasiness. Doctors confirmed death after half an hour. The death happened 45 mins before that. His funeral took place at Perumattam, Muvattupuzha Muslim Jamath mosque.
Abi began his stage career in Youth Festivals in the Mahatma Gandhi University and had twice bagged the first prize in mimicry competitions which brought him into the mimicry troop Kalabhavan. Later, he worked in the troops Cochin Sagar, Cochin Oscar and Harisree. Cochin Sagar is a troop he formed in 1990 and later on has worked in its banner. His debut film was Nayam Vyakthamakkunnu in the 1991, and has then acted in about 50 films. As a stage performer, he is best known for his performance as an elderly Muslim woman named Amina Thatha, and is also known for mimicking voice of actor Mammootty. Along with Dileep and Nadirshah, Abi is one among the pioneers that produced comedy audio albums, Dhe Maveli Kombathu and Onathinidakku Puttu kachavadam in the 1990s. Abhi was also the voice behind Amitabh Bachchan in many Malayalam dubbed advertisements. His popular movies are Kireedamillatha Rajakkanmar, Aniyathipravu, Mazhavil Koodaram and Rasikan. Abi's last film was Thrissivaperoor Kliptham in 2017. Abi's son, Shane Nigam, is an actor.
|1994||Moonnam Loka Pattalam (The Porter)||Sasi Varma|
|1995||Mimics Action 500||Devassykutty|
|1996||Kireedamillatha Rajakkanmar||Meter Koya, Ithaatha|
|2016||Happy Wedding||SI Happy Paul|
|2014||Salalah Mobiles||La La Lasa||Gopi Sundar||Nazriya Nazim, Gopi Sundar|
- Malayalam actor and popular mimicry artiste Abi passes away at the age of 52
- Malayalam actor and mimicry artist Abi passes away