Biju Menon (born 9 September 1970) is an Indian actor who predominantly appears in Malayalam films, and also has a few Tamil and Telugu film credits.[2] He made his debut in 1995 Malayalam film Puthran. In a career spanning over two decades, he has appeared in over 150 films, and has won one National film award for Best Supporting Actor,[3] three Kerala State Film Awards including one best actor, two Filmfare Awards South and nine Asianet Film Awards.[4]He got the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor in 2021 for Aarkkariyam.

Biju Menon
Born (1970-09-09) 9 September 1970 (age 51)[1]
NationalityIndian
Alma materSt. Thomas College, Thrissur
OccupationFilm actor
Years active1995–present
Height1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Spouse(s)
(m. 2002)
Children1

Biju Menon's popular characters include Mahendra Varma in Mannar Mathai Speaking (1995), Sharath in Azhakiya Ravanan (1996), Akhilachandran in Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranayakalathu (1997), SP Firoz Mohammed in Pathram (1999), Uthaman in Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu (1999), Vishnu in Madhuranombarakattu (2000), Rajeevan in Meghamalhar (2001), C.I. Bhadran K. Menon in Shivam (2002), Nandakumar Pothuval in T. D. Dasan Std. VI B (2010), Jose in Marykkundoru Kunjaadu (2010), Philip Idikkula in Seniors (2011), Suku in Ordinary (2012), Rishikesh in Run Baby Run (2012), Shibu/Fr. Sebu in Romans (2013), Mamachan in Vellimoonga (2014), Lt. Zachariah in Anarkali (2015), Kuttiyappan in Leela (2016), Baiju in Rakshadhikari Baiju Oppu (2017), IRS officer P.L Thomas/Sherlock Toms in Sherlock Toms (2017), Manoharan in Adhyarathri (2019), and S.I. Ayyapan Nair in Ayyappanum Koshiyum (2020).[5]And he won the 68th Indian national award for Ayyappanum Koshiyum best supporting actor.

Early life and educationEdit

Menon was born on 9 September 1970 to Madathiparambil P. N. Balakrishna Pillai and Malathiyamma Menon.[6] He has four brothers: Soman, Suresh, Rajendran and Sreekumar.[7]

Menon had his primary education from J.T.S Technical High School, Thrissur district in Kerala, India. He pursued degree in commerce from St. Thomas College, Thrissur. He also did Master of Social Work (MSW).[8]

Acting careerEdit

Biju Menon[9] started his acting career through Malayalam television serials such as Ningalude Swantham Chanthu, Parudeesayilekulla Patha and Mikhayelinte Santhathikal. He made his debut in films with Puthran, the debut film of Jude Attipetty and the sequel of Mikhayelinte Santhathikal.[10] He acted in a number of movies as the villain or the secondary hero. During the late 1990s, he was considered to be a superstar in making. But most of the films with Biju Menon as the hero failed at the box office, in spite of his good performance, though his roles as second hero were popular. He acted with Suresh Gopi in hit movies like Pathram, F. I. R. and Chinthamani Kolacase. During the later 1990s and early 2000s he appeared in a few offbeat movies with directors like T. V. Chandran, Lenin Rajendran and Kamal in the films Mazha, Madhuranombarakkattu, Anyar and Meghamalhar.

He has appeared in the majority of the films made by director Lal Jose, including Oru Maravathoor Kanavu, Chandranudikkunna Dikhil, Randaam Bhavam, Pattalam, Rasikan, Chanthupottu, Mulla and Spanish Masala. He won the Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actor twice in his acting career for his roles as Akhilachandran in Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranayakalathu (1997) and Nanda Kumar in T. D. Dasan Std. VI B(2010). He also acts as an antagonist in Tamil films as well and has been successful in films like Majaa and Thambi. In May 2018, he proved his versatility as a stage artist and singer in Madhuram 18 Mega Stage Show performing in 15 stages in U.S.A and Canada.

Personal lifeEdit

He is married to the former Malayalam actress Samyuktha Varma, on 21 November 2002 who co-starred with him in Mazha, Madhuranombarakkattu and Meghamalhar.[11][12] The couple has a son Daksh Dharmik, born on 14 September 2006.

FilmographyEdit

MalayalamEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1991 Eagle Hotel receptionist uncredited role
1995 Puthran Alosys Debut Film
Samudayam
Highway Pavitran
Mannar Mathai Speaking Mahendra Varma
Aadyathe Kanmani Padmarajan
Karma Sreekuttan
1996 Mahathma Mustafa
Azhakiya Ravanan Sharath
Dilliwala Rajakumaran Veerendran
Kanjirappally Kuriachan Roy
Manthrika Kuthira
Malayala Masam Chingam Onnu Dr.Prasad
Man of the Match Rajendran
Sathyabhamakkoru Premalekhanam Sethumadhavan
Udhyanapalakan Mohan
Ee Puzhayum Kadannu Gopi's friend
1997 Kudamattom Pankajakshan
Manasam Jayadevan / Sudhakaran (Dual Role)
Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranayakalathu Akhilachandran Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actor
Asuravamsam Jayamohan
Innalekalillaathe Tony
Kaliyattam Kanthan
1998 Mangalya Pallakku Dinesh
Pranayavarnangal Victor
Sidhartha Sethu
Pathram Firoz Mohammed Asianet Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
Oru Maravathoor Kanavu Michael
Oro Viliyum Kathorthu Kesavan Kutty
Chitrashalabham Dr.Sandeep
Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu Uthaman Asianet Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
Sneham Sasidharan Nair
1999 Chandranudikkunna Dikhil Radha's husband
F.I.R Gregory
2000 Millennium Stars Shivan Asianet Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
Mazha Sastrigal
Madhuranombarakattu Vishnu
Cover Story ACP Anand S. Nair Asianet Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
Karunam
2001 Dubai Kiran Pothan Cherian
Randaam Bhavam Jeevan
Achaneyanenikkishtam Anand
Meghamalhar Rajeeev Menon Asianet Film Award for Best Star Pair
Praja Arjun
2002 Onnaman ACP Vishnu S. Pillai
Shivam Bhadran K. Menon
Sesham Shyam Sundar IAS
2003 Relax Sankarapandi
Chronic Bachelor Hareendran
Anyar Suraj Nambiar
Pattalam Benny
Ivar Pambu Jose
2004 Agninakshathram Aniyan Thamburan
Soumyam
Perumazhakkalam John Kuruvila
Rasikan Kapil Dev
2005 Chanthupottu Freddy
Anandabhadram Siva Ram
2006 Chinthamani Kolacase Jagannivasan
Vadakkumnadhan Prabhakara Pisharadi
Kisan Devendra Varma
Ammathottil
Keerthi Chakra Gopinath
Photographer
Baba Kalyani CI Thomas
2007 Bharathan Effect Bharathan
Heart Beats Police Commissioner
Nagaram Dr Raveendran
Kichamani MBA Devanarayanan
Nasrani Xavier Paul
2008 Mulla Ambi Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Malayalam
Kurukshetra Major Rajesh
Twenty:20 ASP Jacob Eraly
Crazy Gopalan Police Commissioner
2009 Red Chillies Stalin
Vilapangalkkappuram Dr. Gopinath
Daddy Cool Roy Alex
Kaana Kanmani Rajeevan
Robinhood Nandakumara Menon
Parayan Marannathu Chandrasekharan
2010 Aagathan Dr. Sudhi
April Fool Sharath
Janakan Monayi
T. D. Dasan Std. VI B Nandakumar Pothuval Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actor
Raama Raavanan SP Surya Narayanan
Pranchiyettan and the Saint Joppan
Kaaryasthan Jayashankar
College Days Sudeep Hariharan
Marykkundoru Kunjaadu Jose Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Malayalam
2011 Arjunan Saakshi Aby Abraham
Khaddama Radhakrishnan
Christian Brothers Hariharan Thampy
Seniors Philip Idikulla Asianet Film Award for Best Character Actor
Ulakam Chuttum Valiban Saajan Joseph
Snehaveedu Balachandran Asianet Film Award for Best Character Actor
Venicile Vyapari Ajayan
Electra Peter
2012 Spanish Masala Menon
Orange Baboottan
Masters Sethu
Ordinary Suku Asianet Film Award for Best Character Actor
Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Malayalam
Nominated—SIIMA Award for Best Comedian
Mayamohini Balachandran
Mallu Singh Karthi
Mr. Marumakan Babu Raj
Run Baby Run Rishikesh Asianet Film Award for Best Character Actor
Ithra Mathram Vasudevan
101 Weddings Aantappan
Chettayees Kichu
2013 Romans Shibu / Fr. Sebastian a.k.a. Fr. Sebu
3 Dots Louis
5 Sundarikal Jonathan Antony
Kalimannu Shyam
Kadhaveedu Balachandran
2014 Mannar Mathai Speaking 2 Mahendra Varma/Hareendra Varma
Pakida George Koshi Andrapper
Hi I'm Tony Samuel
Bhaiyya Bhaiyya Babulal Chatterji
Vellimoonga Mamachan Asianet Film Award for Best Popular Actor
2015 Madhura Naranga Salim
Kunjiramayanam Manoharan Cameo Role & Narrator
Salt Mango Tree Aravind TP
Anarkali Zachariah Asianet Film Award for Best Character Actor
2016 Leela Kuttiyappan
Marubhoomiyile Aana Sheikh
Anuraga Karikkin Vellam Raghu Asianet Film Award for Best Character Actor
Kochavva Paulo Ayyappa Coelho Airline Passenger Cameo appearance
Olappeeppi Unni Menon
Swarna Kaduva Rini Iype Maatummel
Kavi Uddheshichathu..? Minnal Simon
2017 Rakshadhikari Baiju Oppu Baiju Kumbalam
Lakshyam Mustafa
Sherlock Toms Toms
Lava Kusha Joy Cappan
2018 Rosapoo Shanu
Orayiram Kinakkalal Sreeram
Padayottam Chengal Raghu
Aanakallan Pavithran
2019 Mera Naam Shaji Shaji Usman
Sathyam Paranja Viswasikkuvo? Suni
Adhyarathri Manoharan
Nalpathiyonnu (41) Ullas
2020 Ayyappanum Koshiyum Ayyappan Nair National Award for Best supporting actor
2021 Aarkkariyam Ittyavira Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor
2022 Lalitham Sundaram Sunny Disney+ Hotstar film
Ottakkomban Noble Post-production
Oru Thekkan Thallu Case Ammini Pilla Post-production[13]
Vellimoonga 2 Mamachan Pre-production
Thankam Filming[14]

TeluguEdit

Year Film Character Notes
2006 Khatarnak Lawyer
2006 Ranam Bhagavathi
2023 Waltair Veerayya

TamilEdit

Year Film Character Notes
2005 Majaa Manicka Vel
2006 June R Arun
2006 Thambi Sankarapandian
2007 Agaram Varma
2008 Pazhani Jeevanandham
2008 Arasangam Manoj and Martin Jayapal double role
2008 Alibhabha Police Commissioner
2010 Porkkalam Rangasamy

KannadaEdit

Year Film Character Notes
2017 Aadu Aata Aadu

Dubbing artistEdit

TelevisionEdit

AwardsEdit

Biju Menon awards and nominations
Totals[a]
Wins22
Nominations22
Note
  1. ^ Certain award groups do not simply award one winner. They recognize several different recipients, have runners-up, and have third place. Since this is a specific recognition and is different from losing an award, runner-up mentions are considered wins in this award tally. For simplification and to avoid errors, each award in this list has been presumed to have had a prior nomination.


Award Year Category Film Result
68th National Film Awards 2022 Best Supporting Actor Ayyappanum Koshiyum Won
Kerala State Film Awards 2021 Best Actor Aarkkariyam Won
1997 Second Best Actor Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranayakalathu Won
2010 Second Best Actor T. D. Dasan Std. VI B Won
Kerala Film Critics Awards 2010 Best Supporting Actor Marykkundoru Kunjaadu, Gadhama Won
2011 Second Best Actor Various Films Won
2020 Best Actor Ayyappanum Koshiyum Won[15]
Asianet Film Awards 1999 Best Supporting Actor Pathram, Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu Won
2000 Best Supporting Actor Millennium Stars Won
2001 Best Star Pair Award (with Samyuktha Varma) Meghamalhar Won
2011 Best Character Actor Snehaveedu, Seniors, Ulakam Chuttum Valiban Won
2012 Best Character Actor Ordinary, Run Baby Run Won
2013 Best Actor in a Comic Role Romans Won
2014 Most Popular Actor Vellimoonga Won
2015 Best Character Actor Anarkali Won
2016 Best Character Actor Anuraga Karikkin Vellam Won
Filmfare Awards South 2010 Best Supporting Actor (Malayalam) Marykkundoru Kunjaadu Won
2012 Best Supporting Actor (Malayalam) Ordinary Won
North American Film Awards 2017 Popular Hero of the Year Anuraga Karikkin Vellam Won
Vanitha Film Awards 2010 Best Supporting Actor Marykkundoru Kunjaadu Won
Asiavision Awards 2011 Special Jury Award Marykkundoru Kunjaadu Won
2013 Second Best Actor Romans Won[16]
Asianet Comedy Awards 2017 Most Popular Actor Rakshadhikari Baiju Oppu Won
Anand TV Awards 2018 Popular Actor Rakshadhikari Baiju Oppu Won

ReferencesEdit

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  4. ^ "ശരിക്കും, ആ നിമിഷം എപ്പോഴായിരുന്നു". Mathrubhumi. Archived from the original on 29 November 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
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  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 January 2014. Retrieved 7 January 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "Puthran on IMDb". IMDb. 12 January 2019. Archived from the original on 9 February 2017. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 30 January 2009. Retrieved 28 December 2008.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 November 2008. Retrieved 28 December 2008.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "Biju Menon's next film is Oru Thekkan Thallu Case".
  14. ^ "'Thankam': Biju Menon - Vineeth Sreenivasan starrer crime drama starts rolling - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 June 2022.
  15. ^ "Kerala Film Critics Awards: Prithviraj, Biju Menon share best actor award". 13 September 2021. Retrieved 13 September 2021.
  16. ^ "Mammotty, Kavya Madhavan bag Asiavision awards". Asiavision. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 17 February 2016.

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