Baburaj (actor)

Baburaj Jacob, mononymously known as Baburaj, is an Indian 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 the 2011 film Salt N' Pepper.[2]

Baburaj
Born
Baburaj Jacob

(1970-03-05) 5 March 1970 (age 52)
Aluva, Kerala, India.
NationalityIndian
Alma materUnion Christian College, Aluva
Maharaja's College, Ernakulam
Government Law College, Ernakulam
Occupation
Years active1995–present
Spouse
(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 on 5 March 1964. 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. Baburaj is a lawyer. 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 lead 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 lead 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]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Film Result Ref.
2011 Kochi Times Film Awards Best Actor in a Comic Role Salt N' Pepper Won [10]
Asiavision Awards Best Comedy Artist [citation needed]
Vanitha Film Awards Best Comedy Artist [citation needed]
South Indian International Movie Awards Best Comedy Artist [11]
Filmfare Awards South Best Supporting Actor Nominated [12]
2012 South Indian International Movie Awards Best Comedian Mayamohini [13]
Vanitha Film Awards Best Comedy Artist Won [14][unreliable source?]
2013 Asianet Film Awards Best Comic Role [15][unreliable source?]
Amrita Film Awards Best Comedian Honey Bee [16]
2014 South Indian International Movie Awards Best Comedian Nominated [17]
2019 Kerala State Film Awards Best Actor Koodasha Nominated [18]
2022 South Indian International Movie Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Joji Won

FilmographyEdit

As ActorEdit

  1. Veerame Vaagai Soodum
  2. Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham as Puthumana Panicker
  3. Power Star (2021 film)
  4. Joji (film) (2021) as Panachel Jomon
  5. Black Coffee(2021)
  6. Vikruthi (2019)
  7. My Great Grandfather (2019)
  8. Koodasha (2018) as Lead role
  9. Neeli (2018)
  10. Sketch (2018)
  11. Kaly (2018)
  12. Thrissivaperoor Kliptham (2017) as Joy Chembadan
  13. Honey Bee 2.5 (2017) as Himself (cameo)
  14. Honey Bee 2: Celebrations (2017) as Fernandez d'Silva aka Ferno
  15. Wonderful Journey (2016)
  16. Poyi Maranju Parayathe (2016)
  17. 8 March (2015)
  18. Mylanchi Monchulla Veedu (2014)
  19. Tamaar Padaar(2014) as Jumper Thambi and Terrorist (Dual role)
  20. Peruchazhi (2014)
  21. Ulsaha Committee (2014) as Chopra
  22. Sringaravelan (2013) as Mahalingam
  23. Blackberry (2013)
  24. Pigman (2013) as GM Veera Swamy
  25. Ithu Manthramo Thanthramo Kuthanthramo (2013) as S. S. Nair
  26. Policemamman (2013) as Sankaranunni
  27. Honey Bee (2013)
  28. Kammath & Kammath (2013) as Driver Gopi
  29. Entry (2013) as ACP Rishikesh
  30. Idiots (2012) as Freddy
  31. Mr. Marumakan (2012) as Advocate K.V. Panikkar
  32. Jawan of Vellimala (2012)
  33. Cinema Company (2012) as Sabu, a movie-loving thug
  34. Naughty Professor (2012) as Professor Viswambaran
  35. Mayamohini (2012) as Advocate Laksmi Narayanan
  36. Ordinary (2012) as Vakkachan
  37. Thalsamayam Oru Penkutty (2012) as Thomas
  38. Vaidooryam (2012)
  39. Second Show (2012) as Chaver Anthony & Chaver Vavachan
  40. Asuravithu (2012)
  41. Manushyamrugam (2011) as Tipper Johnny
  42. Salt N' Pepper (2011) as Babu Raj
  43. Pokkiri Raja (2010)
  44. Thanthonni (2010) as Ummachan
  45. Pramani (2010)
  46. Daddy Cool (2009) as Soman
  47. Black Dalia (2009) as CI Anwar Ali
  48. My Big Father (2009) as Chacko
  49. Twenty:20 (2008) as Nazar
  50. Aayudham (2008 film) as C. I. Rappayi
  51. Nasrani (2007) as Sayed
  52. Indrajith (2007) as Hamid
  53. Nagaram (2007) as Lawrence
  54. Nadiya Kollappetta Rathri (2007) as Lakkidi Manikantan
  55. Sooryan (2007) as Kattiparaban
  56. Mission 90 Days (2007) as Major Deepak
  57. Athisayan (2007)
  58. Time (2007 film) as Damodharan Kartha
  59. Chotta Mumbai (2007)
  60. Pranayakalam (2007)
  61. Avan Chandiyude Makan (2007) as Sonychan
  62. Abraham & Lincoln (2007) as Ameen
  63. Ali Bhai as Koya
  64. Black Cat (2007)
  65. Pothan Vava (2006)
  66. The Don (2006) as Abdu
  67. Chess (2006) as Sarath
  68. Chinthamani Kolacase (2006) as Isra Qureshi
  69. Thuruppu Gulan (2006)
  70. Chacko Randaaman (2006) as Karibadam Kannan
  71. Kilukkam Kilukilukkam (2006) as Vishnu
  72. Mahasamudram (2006) as Rajan
  73. Ravanan(2006) as Jamal
  74. Prajapathi (2006)
  75. Bada Dosth (2006)
  76. Highway Police (2006) as Vikram
  77. Rajamanikyam (2005) as Vikraman
  78. Nerariyan CBI(2005) as Poopparathy Vasu
  79. Lokanathan I.A.S (2005) as Unnithan
  80. Rappakal (2005) as Manikantan
  81. Thaskaraveeran (2005)
  82. Isra (2005) as Bhadran
  83. Athbhutha Dweepu (2005) as Captain Mohammad
  84. Amrutham (2004)
  85. Sathyam (2004) as Mattancherry Michael
  86. Kusruthi (2004) as Ramabhadran
  87. Kaliyodam (2003)
  88. Chakram (2003) as Sudhakaran
  89. Kilichundan Mampazham (2003) as Hamsa
  90. Vaalkkannadi (2002)
  91. Chathurangam (2002)
  92. Shivam (2002) as Ashokan
  93. Onnaman (2002)
  94. Kuberan (2002)
  95. Jagathi Jagadish in Town (2002) as Rajaji
  96. Stop Vilonce (2002)
  97. Praja (2001)
  98. Sraavu(2001) as Shivan
  99. Nariman (2001) as Ajayan
  100. Red Indians (film) (2001) as Jumbo Sankar
  101. Raavanaprabhu (2001) as Natesan
  102. Naranathu Thamburan (2001)
  103. Randam Bhavam (2001) as Shetty
  104. Dhosth (2001)
  105. Saivar Tirumeni(2000)
  106. Rapid Action Force (2000) as Alex Fernandez/Kargil Ghouse
  107. Sathyameva Jayathe(2000)
  108. Mera Naam Joker(2000) as Rajasekharan
  109. The Gang (2000)
  110. Chandamama (1999)
  111. Harikrishnans(1998)
  112. Oru Maravathoor Kanavu (1998) as Devassy
  113. Ormacheppu (1998) as Police Officer
  114. Adukala Rahasyavum Angadi Pattum (1997)
  115. Ranger (film) (1997) as Baburaj
  116. Vamsham (1997)
  117. Shibiram (1997)
  118. Gajarajamanthram (1997)
  119. Kottapurathe Koottukudumbam (1997) as Antony
  120. Swarna Kireedam (1996)
  121. Kudamattam (1996)
  122. Dilli wallah Rajakumaran (1996)
  123. Swapna Lokathe Balabhaskaran (1996)
  124. Padanayakan (1996)
  125. Kanjirapally Kariachan (1996)
  126. KL 95 Ernakulam North (1996) as A.Z.Stanley
  127. Mimics Super 1000 (1996)
  128. Naalaamkettile Nalla Thampimaar (1996)
  129. Mantrika kuthira (1996)
  130. Ishtamanu nooruvattam (1996)
  131. Thirumanassu (1995) as Albert Pereira
  132. Three Men Army (1995)
  133. Mazhavilkoodaram (1995) as College Gunda
  134. Special Squad (1995)
  135. Peter Scott (film) (1995) as Gunda
  136. Arabikadaloram (1995) as Shaji
  137. Street (1995) as Gunda
  138. Mimics Action 500 (1994) as Ramesh Thamban
  139. Kamboolam (1994)
  140. The Porter (1994) as Karimpattakaran Kochekkan
  141. 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)[19][20]
  • 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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