Bheeman Raghu

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,[1] and has started doing comic roles as well.[2]

Bheeman Raghu
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Raghu at an event
Born (1953-10-06) 6 October 1953 (age 68)
NationalityIndian
Alma materUniversity College Thiruvananthapuram
Occupation
Years active1976 – present
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)
Sudha Raghu
(m. 1978)
Children3
Parent(s)
  • K. P. Damodharan Nair
  • Thankamma

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.[3]

Raghu contested unsuccessfully in the 2016 Kerala Legislative Assembly election as a Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from Pathanapuram constituency in Kollam, securing third place.

Early lifeEdit

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.[4] He obtained LLB graduation from Government Law College, Thiruvananthapuram. He was a police officer before entering the cinema field.[5]

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.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Bheeman Raghu got married to Sudha Raghu on 18 January 1978. The couple have three children.

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1981 Grihalakshmi
1981 Pinneyum Pookkunna Kaadu
1981 Kaahalam
1982 Aa Divasam
1982 Thadakam
1982 Ithiri Neram Othiri Karyam Jacob
1982 Bheeman Bheeman Reghu As Hero First Film
1983 Thimingalam
1983 Hello Madras Girl
1983 Oru Maadapraavinte Kadha
1983 Asthram
1983 Rathilayam
1983 Kodumkattu
1983 Asuran
1983 Ponthooval
1984 Thirakkil Alppa Samayam Bhargavan
1984 Nethavu
1984 Raajavembaala
1984 Nishedi Vimal/Vinod
1984 Rakshassu Raghu
1984 Bullet
1984 Bheekaran
1984 Ivide Ingane Sugunan
1984 Itha Innu Muthal Rajkumar
1985 Paara
1985 Kiratham Radhakrishnan
1985 Oru Naal Innoru Naal Koyakutti
1985 Kannaaram Pothippothi Vaasu
1985 Sammelanam
1985 Mukhyamanthri Jamal
1985 Shatru Johny
1985 Janakeeya Kodathi Raveendran
1986 Sakhavu
1986 Pidikittapulli
1986 Niramulla Raavukal
1986 Ardha Raathri
1986 Railway Cross
1986 Karinagam
1986 Kaala Rathri
1987 Dheeran
1987 Neeyallengil Njan Tiger Ramu
1987 Itha Samayamayi
1987 Ithrayum Kaalam
1988 1921 Historical character
1988 Janma Shatru Raghu
1988 Onninu Purake Mattonnu
1988 Karate Girls
1988 Theruvu Narthaki Muraleedharan
1988 Bheekaran Rajan
1988 Mukthi Police officer
1989 Puthiya Karukkal Robert
1989 Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha Aringodar's Sishyan
1989 Mrigaya Kunjachan
1990 Randam Varavu Vasu
1990 Qatil Jawani As Bheeman Reghu
1990 Idu Saadhya Dubbed to Malayalam as 48 Manikkoor
1990 Arhatha Siddique
1990 Midhya Varghese
1990 Samrajyam Alexander's right-hand man
1990 Kalikkalam Jose
1991 Godfather Premachandran
1991 Ente Sooryaputhrikku Ravi
1991 Advaitham
1991 Inspector Balram D'cruz Perera
1991 Master Plan
1991 Adayalam Raju
1991 Agni Nilavu Karinjan
1991 Neelagiri Chandru
1992 Neelakurukkan
1992 Police Diary
1992 Kizhakkan Pathrose
1992 Kauravar Ramayyan
1992 Mahanagaram Padmanabhan
1993 Vietnam Colony Irumpu John
1993 Janam Feroz
1993 Devasuram Kallan Chacko
1994 Gentleman Security Cruz
1994 Kadal
1994 Rudraksham Thankachan
1994 Commissioner Wilfred Vincent Bastin
1995 Arabikadaloram Karlose
1995 Street
1995 Prayikkara Pappan
1995 Sphadikam Somasekharan Pillai
1996 Mookkilla Rajyathu Murimookkan Rajavu
1996 Hitlist Vikram
1996 Dominic Presentation Amareshan
1997 Kaduva Thoma
1997 Bhoopathi
1997 Aaraam Thampuran Apputty Nambiar
1997 Varnapakittu S. I. Damodaran Nair
1998 Kalapam Karippayi Antony
1998 Magician Mahendralal from Delhi Kumar
1999 James Bond Haajiyar
1999 Captain Rengan
1999 FIR Chakrapani, As a Drama Director
1999 Aayiram Meni Maramadi Mammachan
2000 Narasimham C. I. Sankaranarayanan
2000 Valliettan Nedungadi
2000 India Gate
2000 Priyankari
2000 Rapid Action Force Tyson John
2000 Mark Antony Kariyachan
2001 Chitrathoonukal
2001 Layam
2001 Nariman Musthafa Kaimal
2002 Ee Nadu Innalevare Ana Kasim
2002 Suvarna Mohangal
2002 Phantom
2002 Chathurangam Hakkim
2004 Thudakkam A.S.I. Prushothaman
2004 Vajram
2005 Chandrolsavam Eangapara Peethambaran
2005 Thaskara Veeran Kargil Narayanan
2005 Ben Johnson Bheeman Raghu
2005 Udayon Police officer
2005 Naran Keeri Raghavan
2005 Rajamanikyam Quintal' Varkey
2006 Madhuchandralekha Arumugham
2006 Thuruppu Gulan Tipper Vasu
2006 Chacko Randaaman Chenkannan Raja
2006 Prajapathi S P Ramachandran
2006 Highway Police
2006 Lakshmi Telugu
2006 Red Salute
2006 Raashtram Koshi
2006 Lion DySP Anantharaghavn
2006 Chinthamani Kolacase David Rajarathnam
2006 Chess Koshi
2006 The Don Sikandar
2006 Kanaka Simhasanam Ramakrishnan
2007 Romeoo Avaran
2007 Chotta Mumbai Alex
2007 Black Cat Vikram
2007 Kaakki D.I.G
2007 Athishayan Inspector Shanmughan
2007 Hallo Batheri Bappu
2007 Nasrani Rajeevan
2008 Jubilee Aravukaran Ali
2008 Kabadi Kabadi Chitrangathan
2008 Kanal Kannaadi
2008 Sound of Boot ADGP Thomas Sebastian
2009 Seetha Kalyanam Usilampatti Vasu
2009 Ee Pattanathil Bhootham Circus master
2009 Hailesa Valayar Maniyappan
2009 Kappal Muthalaali Parushuraman
2009 Loudspeaker Madhavan Nair
2009 Duplicate Blade Dasappan
2010 Nalla Pattukare Dance teacher
2010 Thaskara Lahala Idiyan George
2010 Aakaasha Yaathra
2010 Njaan Sanchaari
2010 Oru Small Family Hercules
2010 Best of Luck Bhasi
2010 Kanyakumari Express
2011 Janapriyan
2011 Manushya Mrugam
2011 Teja Bhai & Family Johny
2012 Theruvu Nakshatrangal
2012 Madirasi
2012 Naughty Professor
2013 My Fan Ramu
2013 Housefull Benchamin Joseph
2013 For Sale Pothu Swami
2014 Vasanthathinte Kanal Vazhikalil
2014 On The Way
2014 RajadhiRaja DySP Paulose Pothen
2014 Nagara Varidhi Naduvil Njan
2014 Malayalakkara Residency
2019 Kodathi Samaksham Balan Vakeel Irumbu Babu
2019 Mera Naam Shaji
2019 Thenkashikattu
2019 Mr. Pavanayi 99.99

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Channel
2004 – 2005 Kadamattathu Kathanar Ittan Pada Nair Asianet
2005 Vikramadithyan Needivakyan Asianet
2016 Ugram Ujjwalam Season 2 Himself Mazhavil Manorama
2018 Urvashi Theatres Himself Asianet
2021 Koodevide Komban Asianet

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Police Officers turned actors who made it big in Mollywood". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Take A Look! Do You Know The Films For Which These Comedians Turned Villains?". filmibeat.com. 28 April 2016. Retrieved 7 September 2020.
  3. ^ "bheeman raghu about wife | Mathrubhumi". mathrubhumi.com. Retrieved 7 September 2020.
  4. ^ "CiniDiary". cinidiary.com.
  5. ^ "CiniDiary". CiniDiary. Retrieved 15 January 2011.
  6. ^ "Bheeman Raghu - Pathanapuram NDA Candidate Kerala Assembly Elections 2016, Votes, Lead". keralaassembly.com. Retrieved 7 September 2020.

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