Babu Antony

Babu Antony is an Indian film actor and mixed martial artist, who works primarily in Malayalam cinema. He has also acted in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Sinhalese, Hindi and English films. He has mostly done action roles. Babu owns mixed martial art academy in Houston.[1]

Babu Antony
Babu Antony in Karinkunnam 6s movie.jpg
Babu in the Malayalam film Karinkunnam 6'S
Born
EducationSIBM Pune (MBA)
OccupationFilm actor, martial artist
Years active1986–present
Spouse(s)Evgeniya Antony
Websitewww.babuantony.com

He made his debut in Bharathan's Chilampu (1986). He started his career doing antagonist roles, but has also played the lead role in other films. He made a mark in Malayalam cinema through Fazil's 1986 thriller Poovinu Puthiya Poonthennal. The film was remade into Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi and Babu Antony reprised his role in all the five versions. His career highlights include Vaishali (1988), Aparahnam (1991) and Uppukandam Brothers (1993). According to reports, Babu is all set for his directorial debut in Piano.[2]

Personal life and educationEdit

He was born to T.J. Antony and Mariyam Antony in Ponkunnam, Kottayam, Kerala, India and is the fifth of seven children.[citation needed] He educated Sacred Heart High School, Government Boys High School and St. Dominic's High School Kanjirappally. He graduated in English Literature from Pune. He has a master's degree in Business Administration in Human resources from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune. He worked as a cinematographer in Film and Television Institute of India, Pune which led to his entry into the film industry.[3]

He is married to Evgeniya Antony, who is a Russian American. The couple has two sons, Arthur Antony and Alex Antony.[4] He trains his sons in martial arts and Arthur got his 1st Dan Black Belt in MMA.[5]

Martial arts and moviesEdit

Babu Antony is a Fifth Dan Black Belt in martial arts. He made his debut by playing an antagonist in Bharathan's Malayalam film Chilambu. His monopoly in quick punches, fast kicks and fluid movements in action scenes has gained him roles. He has acted in more than 160 films in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi, English and Sinhalese. His heroic performance as an angry young man built a huge fan following among the audience, especially youngsters, in movies like Bharanakoodam, Gandhari, Chantha, Dada, Kadal and Kambolam. His portrayal of antagonists with shoulder level hair and a beard redefined the entire concept of a villain. Babu Antony shone in action roles as a hero and villain, and at the same time proved his mettle as an actor by performing a king's role in Vaishali, an ex-terrorist role in Aparahnam and an impecunious man in Sayaahnam. A few of his films were featured in national and international festivals and won recognition. His last Tamil/Telugu hits were Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaya and Kanchana. Currently he is doing a few Tamil and Malayalam films with directors like Vetrimaaran and Vasantha Balan.[6]

FilmographyEdit

MalayalamEdit

  1. Power Star (2020 film)
  2. Mikhael (2019) as John
  3. Kayamkulam Kochunni (2018) as Thangal
  4. Zacharia Pothen Jeevichirippundu (2017)
  5. Ezra (2017) as Rabbi David Benyamin
  6. Karinkunnam 6S (2016) as Douglas
  7. Moonam Naal Njyayarazhcha (2016)
  8. Homely Meals (2014) as Himself
  9. Villali Veeran (2014)
  10. Idukki Gold (2013 ) as Antony Gonsalves
  11. Buddy as Chappa Singh
  12. Grandmaster (2012) as Victor Rosetti
  13. Cobra as Isaac
  14. Uppukandam Brothers Back in Action (2011) as Sevichan
  15. Christian Brothers (2011) as Commando Rasheed Rahman
  16. Again Kasargod Khader Bhai (2010) as Kasargod Kasim Bhai
  17. Kanyakumari Express (2010)
  18. 9 KK Road (2010) as Devdas Adiyodi
  19. Thathwamasi (2010)
  20. Sufi Paranja Katha (2010)
  21. Yugapurushan (2010) as Ayyankali
  22. Thirunakkara Perumal (2009) as Job
  23. Twenty20 (2008) as Vikram Bhai
  24. Sambhu (2008) as Adisheshan
  25. Highway Police (2006) as Mammad
  26. Pathaaka (2006)
  27. Made In USA (2005)
  28. Black (2004) as Police Commissioner
  29. Vajram (2004) as Paulson Williams
  30. Thandavam (2002) as Sufi
  31. Uthaman (2001) as Pulimattathu Sunny
  32. Sravu (2001) as Bawa
  33. Unnathangalil (2001)
  34. Shayanam (2000)
  35. Jananayakan (1999) as Rajmohan
  36. Devadasi (1999)
  37. Captain (1999) as Harrison Ranger
  38. Glorya Fernandes from USA (1998) as Fernandez
  39. Hitler Brothers (1997) as Narendran
  40. Yuvasakthi (1997)
  41. Boxer (1995) as Jimmy Cherian
  42. Chantha (1995) as Sulthan
  43. Special Squad (1995) as Sibi Mathew
  44. Street (1995)
  45. Arabia (1995) as Akbar Ali
  46. Rajakeeyam (1995) as Durga Dathan
  47. Indian Military Intelligence (1995)
  48. Bharanakoodam (1994) as Danny
  49. Dhadha (1994) as Bharathan
  50. Kadal (1994) as Bapooti
  51. Kambolam (1994) as Dany
  52. Rajadhani (1994) as Abbas Amanullakhan
  53. Napoleon (1994)
  54. Gandhari (1993) as Vishnu
  55. Mafia (1993) as Chandra Gowda
  56. Uppukandam Brothers (1993) as Sevichan
  57. Kasarkode Kadarbhai (1992) as Kasimbhai
  58. Ezhara Ponnana (1992) as Charlie
  59. Naadody (1992) as Jackson
  60. Kauravar (1992) as Hamsa
  61. Kavacham (1992)
  62. Chakravarthi (1991) as Edwin
  63. Koodikazhcha (1991) as Williams
  64. Kuttapathram (1991) as Vicky
  65. Aparahanam (1991) as Nandakumar
  66. Randam Varavu (1990) as Samuel
  67. Kottayam Kunjachan (1990) as Jimmy Paappan
  68. Vyooham (1990)
  69. Jagratha (1989) as "Kollanne Makan" Babu
  70. Douthyam (1989) as Gang Leader
  71. News (1989) as Victor George
  72. New Year (1989) as Robert
  73. Antharjanam (1989) as Vishnu Namboothiri
  74. Carnival as James
  75. Jaithra Yathra (1989) as Rajan
  76. Moonnam Mura (1988) as Antony
  77. Vaishali (1988) as Lomipadhan
  78. Veendum Lisa (1987)
  79. Vrutham (1987) as Freddy
  80. Chilambu (1987)
  81. Poovinu Puthiya Poonthennal (1986) as Renji
  82. Pranamam (1986) as Ajith
  83. Mizhineer Poovukal (1986) as Jerry
  84. Shathru (1986)

TamilEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1987 Poovizhi Vasalile Ranjith Debut film in Tamil
1987 Makkal En Pakkam Kidnapper
1987 Per Sollum Pillai
1990 Anjali Dharma
1991 Nattukku Oru Nallavan Bob
1992 Suriyan Vicky
1992 Thirumathi Palanisamy
1993 Airport
1993 I Love India
1996 Nethaji Baba
1996 Pagaivan
2004 Attahasam Manthiram
2004 Campus Sathya's brother
2009 Laadam
2010 Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa Joseph Thekkekuttu
2011 Rowthiram Police officer
2011 Muni 2: Kanchana Bhai
2013 Ameerin Aadhi Bhagavan Sam
2014 Kaaviya Thalaivan Zaminder (Rangamma's Father)
2014 Kaaka Muttai Pizza Shop Owner
2018 Adanga Maru "Businessman Tycoon" Sanjay
2021 Cobra TBA

KannadaEdit

TeluguEdit

HindiEdit

EnglishEdit

SinhalaEdit

  • Leader (2010; Sinhala) Raghuwaran/ Kimbulawala Soththi Siran

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Vijayakumar, Sindhu (12 February 2018). "Even a villain should have a character, which people can remember: Babu Antony". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 4 October 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Babu Antony turns to direction". The Times of India. 27 June 2012.
  3. ^ "On Record with T.N.Gopakumar". asianetnews. Archived from the original on 19 February 2014. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Every child's first superhero" Archived 20 October 2018 at the Wayback Machine. Deccan Chronicle. 16 June 2013
  5. ^ "Babu Antony on training his sons in martial arts". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 19 August 2020. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 10 September 2020.
  6. ^ Interview. Manorama Online. 19 March 2014
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 30 October 2019.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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