Bheeman Raghu (born 6 October 1953) is an Indian actor, singer, dancer, former politician and police officer (retired) who appears mainly in Malayalam films and is best known for his villainous and comedy roles. In a career spanning over three decades, he has appeared in more than 400 films, and has started doing comic roles as well.
|Alma mater||University College Thiruvananthapuram|
|Years active||1976 – present|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (173 cm)|
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
Raghu's debut movie was Bheeman (1982), from which he got his stage name. By profession, Raghu was an inspector in the Kerala Police force. He is the only film actor in Malayalam cinema that look likes the same body figure of the actor Jayan. He came to films as one of the experimental replacement for Jayan after his death.
Bheeman Raghu was born on 6 October 1953 at Changanacherry, Kottayam district in the erstwhile State of Travancore–Cochin to K. P. Damodaran Nair, former Municipal Commissioner, and Thankamma. He studied at St. Stephen's School, Pathanapuram. He had his college studies from Sanatana Dharma College, Alappuzha and University College, Thiruvananthapuram. He obtained LLB graduation from Government Law College, Thiruvananthapuram. He was a police officer before entering the cinema field.
He ran unsuccessfully as a candidate of BJP-led National Democratic Alliance in the 2016 Kerala Legislative Assembly election from Pathanapuram constituency, which got statewide attention as there saw a contest of three film stars - Sitting MLA and former Minister K. B. Ganesh Kumar (Kerala Congress (B), LDF), Jagadish (Indian National Congress, UDF) and Raghu contested.
Bheeman Raghu got married to Sudha Raghu on 18 January 1978. The couple have three children.
|1981||Pinneyum Pookkunna Kaadu|
|1982||Ithiri Neram Othiri Karyam||Jacob|
|1982||Bheeman||Bheeman Reghu||As Hero First Film|
|1983||Hello Madras Girl|
|1983||Oru Maadapraavinte Kadha|
|1984||Thirakkil Alppa Samayam||Bhargavan|
|1984||Itha Innu Muthal||Rajkumar|
|1985||Oru Naal Innoru Naal||Koyakutti|
|1987||Neeyallengil Njan||Tiger Ramu|
|1988||Onninu Purake Mattonnu|
|1989||Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha||Aringodar's Sishyan|
|1990||Qatil Jawani||As Bheeman Reghu|
|1990||Idu Saadhya||Dubbed to Malayalam as 48 Manikkoor|
|1990||Samrajyam||Alexander's right-hand man|
|1991||Inspector Balram||D'cruz Perera|
|1993||Vietnam Colony||Irumpu John|
|1994||Commissioner||Wilfred Vincent Bastin|
|1996||Mookkilla Rajyathu Murimookkan Rajavu|
|1997||Aaraam Thampuran||Apputty Nambiar|
|1997||Varnapakittu||S. I. Damodaran Nair|
|1998||Magician Mahendralal from Delhi||Kumar|
|1999||FIR||Chakrapani, As a Drama Director|
|1999||Aayiram Meni||Maramadi Mammachan|
|2000||Narasimham||C. I. Sankaranarayanan|
|2000||Rapid Action Force||Tyson John|
|2002||Ee Nadu Innalevare||Ana Kasim|
|2005||Thaskara Veeran||Kargil Narayanan|
|2005||Ben Johnson||Bheeman Raghu|
|2006||Thuruppu Gulan||Tipper Vasu|
|2006||Chacko Randaaman||Chenkannan Raja|
|2006||Prajapathi||S P Ramachandran|
|2006||Chinthamani Kolacase||David Rajarathnam|
|2008||Sound of Boot||ADGP Thomas Sebastian|
|2009||Seetha Kalyanam||Usilampatti Vasu|
|2009||Ee Pattanathil Bhootham||Circus master|
|2010||Nalla Pattukare||Dance teacher|
|2010||Thaskara Lahala||Idiyan George|
|2010||Oru Small Family||Hercules|
|2010||Best of Luck||Bhasi|
|2011||Teja Bhai & Family||Johny|
|2013||My Fan Ramu|
|2013||For Sale||Pothu Swami|
|2014||Vasanthathinte Kanal Vazhikalil|
|2014||On The Way|
|2014||RajadhiRaja||DySP Paulose Pothen|
|2014||Nagara Varidhi Naduvil Njan|
|2019||Kodathi Samaksham Balan Vakeel||Irumbu Babu|
|2019||Mera Naam Shaji|
|2019||Mr. Pavanayi 99.99|
|2004 – 2005||Kadamattathu Kathanar||Ittan Pada Nair||Asianet|
|2016||Ugram Ujjwalam Season 2||Himself||Mazhavil Manorama|
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- "Take A Look! Do You Know The Films For Which These Comedians Turned Villains?". filmibeat.com. 28 April 2016. Retrieved 7 September 2020.
- "bheeman raghu about wife | Mathrubhumi". mathrubhumi.com. Retrieved 7 September 2020.
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- "Bheeman Raghu - Pathanapuram NDA Candidate Kerala Assembly Elections 2016, Votes, Lead". keralaassembly.com. Retrieved 7 September 2020.