Baburaj (actor)

Baburaj Jacob, mononymously known as Baburaj, is an Indian film actor, director and screenwriter, who works predominantly in Malayalam cinema, and has also appeared in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi films. He began and established his career in cinema by playing antagonistic roles and graduated to comedic and character roles after Salt N' Pepper (2011).[2]

Baburaj
Born
Baburaj Jacob

(1970-03-05) 5 March 1970 (age 51)
Aluva, Kerala, India
NationalityIndian
Alma materUnion Christian College, Aluva
Maharaja's College, Ernakulam
Government Law College, Ernakulam
Occupation
Years active1995–present
Spouse(s)
(m. 2002)
ChildrenAbhay, Akshay
(From 1st marriage)
Aarcha, Adhri
(With Vani Viswanath)[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Baburaj was born to P. J. Jacob Oleekkal and T. I. Karmali Thottungal. Baburaj married twice. He has two sons from his first marriage named Abhay and Akshay.[3] His second marriage is to South Indian action heroine Vani Viswanath. The couple has two children, a daughter named Aarcha and a son named Adhri. Babu Raj is an Advocate. They reside at Kochi. On 14 Feb 2017, Baburaj was stabbed by one of his neighbours in Idukki following an argument.[4]

Film careerEdit

Baburaj started his acting career as a junior artist. His debut in Malayalam was Beeshmacharyar (1994), directed by Cochin Haneefa, where he played a notorious villain. He also acted as a villain in the Hindi movie, Hulchul, which was a remake of the Malayalam blockbuster, Godfather. He produced four Malayalam movies and one Tamil movie.[5]

In 2009, he debuted as a director in the Malayalam movie Black Dalia,[6] starring Himself and Suresh Gopi in lead. He also directed the movie Manushyamrugam, starring Himself and Prithviraj Sukumaran in lead. His wife produced the movie.

In 2011, he did a comedy role in Salt N' Pepper, directed by Aashiq Abu. With this comedy role in Salt N' Pepper, he became one of the busiest actors in Malayalam cinema. He did one of the lede role in the crime thriller Manushyamrugam after the success of Salt N' Pepper. He did comedy roles in films such as Ordinary and Mayamohini. Apart from this, he was a lead actor in films such as Naughty Professor and DYSP Sankunni Uncle. Baburaj did a lede role in the 2017 comedy movie Honey Bee 2: Celebrations followed by Thrissivaperoor Kliptham, where he did the antagonist role. Baburaj's true potential to do the character roles was revelead with the film Koodasha.[7] In this suspense revenge thriller film, he played the role of a father who seeks revenge against the persons killed his daughter. Baburaj's performance as Panakkal Jomon in the crime drama Joji (2021) was highly appreciated by the critics.[8]

In 2021, he directed the comedy movie Black Coffee, which is a spin-off to Salt N' Pepper.[9]

Murder attemptEdit

Malayalam actor Baburaj was stabbed on Wednesday, 14 February 2017,at his resort in Adimali of Idukki district following a dispute with the locals. The actor was immediately taken to a hospital and was under medical care at the Ernakulam Rajagiri hospital. Fortunately, there was no damage to internal organs, but he lost a chest muscle. He underwent treatment in Rajagiri Hospital, Ernakulam, and left hospital without any complication. According to reports, Baburaj got into a heated argument with locals when he brought in a few labourers to clean the pond located at his resort, Whitemist Emerald. They contented that they drew water from the pond for their daily use and draining it will cause water shortage during the summer.[10]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Film Result Ref.
2011 Kochi Times Film Awards Best Actor in a Comic Role Salt N' Pepper Won [11]
Asiavision Awards Best Comedy Artist [citation needed]
Vanitha Film Awards Best Comedy Artist [citation needed]
South Indian International Movie Awards Best Comedy Artist [12]
Filmfare Awards South Best Supporting Actor Nominated [13]
2012 South Indian International Movie Awards Best Comedian Mayamohini [14]
Vanitha Film Awards Best Comedy Artist Won [15]
2013 Asianet Film Awards Best Comic Role [16]
Amrita Film Awards Best Comedian Honey Bee [17]
2014 South Indian International Movie Awards Best Comedian Nominated [18]
2019 Kerala State Film Awards Best Actor Koodasha Nominated [19]

FilmographyEdit

As ActorEdit

  1. Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham as Puthumana Panicker
  2. Power Star (2021 film)
  3. Joji (film) (2021) as Panachel Jomon
  4. Black Coffee(2021)
  5. Vikruthi (2019)
  6. My Great Grandfather (2019)
  7. Koodasha (2018) as Lead role
  8. Neeli (2018)
  9. Sketch (2018)
  10. Kaly (2018)
  11. Thrissivaperoor Kliptham (2017) as Joy Chembadan
  12. Honey Bee 2.5 (2017) as Himself (cameo)
  13. Honey Bee 2: Celebrations (2017) as Fernandez d'Silva aka Ferno
  14. Wonderful Journey (2016)
  15. Poyi Maranju Parayathe (2016)
  16. 8 March (2015)
  17. Mylanchi Monchulla Veedu (2014)
  18. Tamaar Padaar(2014) as Jumper Thambi and Terrorist (Dual role)
  19. Peruchazhi (2014)
  20. Ulsaha Committee (2014) as Chopra
  21. Sringaravelan (2013) as Mahalingam
  22. Blackberry (2013)
  23. Pigman (2013) as GM Veera Swamy
  24. Ithu Manthramo Thanthramo Kuthanthramo (2013) as S. S. Nair
  25. Policemamman (2013) as Sankaranunni
  26. Honey Bee (2013)
  27. Kammath & Kammath (2013) as Driver Gopi
  28. Entry (2013) as ACP Rishikesh
  29. Idiots (2012) as Freddy
  30. Mr. Marumakan (2012) as Advocate K.V. Panikkar
  31. Jawan of Vellimala (2012)
  32. Cinema Company (2012) as Sabu, a movie-loving thug
  33. Naughty Professor (2012) as Professor Viswambaran
  34. Mayamohini (2012) as Advocate Laksmi Narayanan
  35. Ordinary (2012) as Vakkachan
  36. Thalsamayam Oru Penkutty (2012) as Thomas
  37. Vaidooryam (2012)
  38. Second Show (2012) as Chaver Anthony & Chaver Vavachan
  39. Asuravithu (2012)
  40. Manushyamrugam (2011) as Tipper Johnny
  41. Salt N' Pepper (2011) as Babu Raj
  42. Pokkiri Raja (2010)
  43. Thanthonni (2010) as Ummachan
  44. Pramani (2010)
  45. Daddy Cool (2009) as Soman
  46. Black Dalia (2009) as CI Anwar Ali
  47. My Big Father (2009) as Chacko
  48. Twenty:20 (2008) as Nazar
  49. Aayudham (2008 film) as C. I. Rappayi
  50. Nasrani (2007) as Sayed
  51. Indrajith (2007) as Hamid
  52. Nagaram (2007) as Lawrence
  53. Nadiya Kollappetta Rathri (2007) as Lakkidi Manikantan
  54. Sooryan (2007) as Kattiparaban
  55. Mission 90 Days (2007) as Major Deepak
  56. Athisayan (2007)
  57. Time (2007 film) as Damodharan Kartha
  58. Chotta Mumbai (2007)
  59. Pranayakalam (2007)
  60. Avan Chandiyude Makan (2007) as Sonychan
  61. Abraham & Lincoln (2007) as Ameen
  62. Ali Bhai as Koya
  63. Black Cat (2007)
  64. Pothan Vava (2006)
  65. The Don (2006) as Abdu
  66. Chess (2006) as Sarath
  67. Chinthamani Kolacase (2006) as Isra Qureshi
  68. Thuruppu Gulan (2006)
  69. Chacko Randaaman (2006) as Karibadam Kannan
  70. Kilukkam Kilukilukkam (2006) as Vishnu
  71. Mahasamudram (2006) as Rajan
  72. Ravanan(2006) as Jamal
  73. Prajapathi (2006)
  74. Bada Dosth (2006)
  75. Highway Police (2006) as Vikram
  76. Rajamanikyam (2005) as Vikraman
  77. Nerariyan CBI(2005) as Poopparathy Vasu
  78. Lokanathan I.A.S (2005) as Unnithan
  79. Rappakal (2005) as Manikantan
  80. Thaskaraveeran (2005)
  81. Isra (2005) as Bhadran
  82. Athbhutha Dweepu (2005) as Captain Mohammad
  83. Amrutham (2004)
  84. Sathyam (2004) as Mattancherry Michael
  85. Kusruthi (2004) as Ramabhadran
  86. Kaliyodam (2003)
  87. Chakram (2003) as Sudhakaran
  88. Kilichundan Mampazham (2003) as Hamsa
  89. Vaalkkannadi (2002)
  90. Chathurangam (2002)
  91. Sivam (2002) as Ashokan
  92. Onnaman (2002)
  93. Kuberan (2002)
  94. Jagathi Jagadish in Town (2002) as Rajaji
  95. Stop Vilonce (2002)
  96. Praja (2001)
  97. Sraavu(2001) as Shivan
  98. Nariman (2001) as Ajayan
  99. Red Indians (film) (2001) as Jumbo Sankar
  100. Raavanaprabhu (2001) as Natesan
  101. Naranathu Thamburan (2001)
  102. Randam Bhavam (2001) as Shetty
  103. Dhosth (2001)
  104. Saivar Tirumeni(2000)
  105. Rapid Action Force (2000) as Alex Fernandez/Kargil Ghouse
  106. Sathyameva Jayathe(2000)
  107. Mera Naam Joker(2000) as Rajasekharan
  108. The Gang (2000)
  109. Chandamama (1999)
  110. Harikrishnans(1998)
  111. Oru Maravathoor Kanavu (1998) as Devassy
  112. Adukala Rahasyavum Angadi Pattum (1998)
  113. Mimmics 1000 super (1997)
  114. Ranger (film) (1997) as Baburaj
  115. Vamsham (1997)
  116. Gajarajamanthram (1997)
  117. Kottapurathe Koottukudumbam (1997) as Antony
  118. Swarna Kireedam (1996)
  119. Padanayakan (1996)
  120. Swapna Lokathe Balabhaskaran (1996)
  121. KL 95 Ernakulam North (1996) as A.Z.Stanley
  122. Kanjirapally Kariachan (1996)
  123. Kudamattam (1996)
  124. Dilli wallah Rajakumaran (1996)
  125. Mantrika kuthira (1996)
  126. Thirumanassu (1995) as Albert Pereira
  127. Three Men Army (1995)
  128. Mimics Action 500 (1995) as Ramesh Thamban
  129. Special Squad (1995)
  130. Peter Scott (film) (1995) as Gunda
  131. Arabikadaloram (1995) as Shaji
  132. Street (1995) as Gunda
  133. Kamboolam (1994)
  134. The Porter (1994) as Karimpattakaran Kochekkan
  135. Beeshmacharyara (1994)

Telugu moviesEdit

  • Anthima Theerpu (2010)

Kannada moviesEdit

Tamil moviesEdit

Hindi moviesEdit

As DirectorEdit

As producerEdit

  • Gajarajamathram (1997)
  • Adukkala Rahasyam Angaadippaattu (1997)
  • Kulirkaattu (1998)
  • The Gang (2000)[20][21]
  • Thantra (2006)

StoryEdit

  • Adukkala Rahasyam Angadipattu-(1997)
  • The Gang (2000)
  • Black Dalia (2009)
  • Manushyamrigam (2011)
  • Naughty Professor (2012)

Screenplay and dialogueEdit

  • The Gang (2000)
  • Black Dalia (2009)
  • Manushyamrigam (2011)
  • Naughty Professor (2012)

LyricsEdit

  • Jig Jinga as Naughty Professor (2012)
  • Thalam Thiruthalam as Naughty Professor (2012)

Playback singingEdit

  • Maamaa Maamaa as Police Maman (2013)

TelevisionEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  7. ^ "'Koodasha' review: a timely psycho thriller". OnManorama. Retrieved 27 June 2021.
  8. ^ "Joji movie review: Fahadh Faasil is outstanding in a sharp tale of amorality and a house of intrigue-Entertainment News , Firstpost". Firstpost. 7 April 2021. Retrieved 27 June 2021.
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  19. ^ "Movies, artists who are in the race for Kerala State Film Awards". Malayala Manorama.
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