Dharmajan Bolgatty

Dharmajan Bolgatty (born 1976)[1] is an Indian actor, producer, comedian, politician and entrepreneur, who works in Malayalam films, television, and stage shows. He began his career as a comedian appearing in sketch comedies on stage, later forayed into such comedic television shows and into films in 2010s.[2] Dharmajan entered active politics in 2021, ahead of the assembly elections in Kerala. He is a member of Indian National Congress and was the United Democratic Front candidate in Balusseri constituency, but failed to Sachin Dev for more than 20000 plus votes, who won as the LDF candidate.[3]

Dharmajan Bolgatty
Born1976
NationalityIndian
Occupation
Years active2010 – present
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)Anuja
Children2
Parent(s)
  • Kumaran
  • Madhavi

CareerEdit

He appeared in several TV shows and received his breakthrough through the success of the TV comedy show Bluff Master on Asianet Plus, hosted along with his friend Ramesh Pisharody. Later they became a popular comedy duo. Both of them together have wrote script for the comedy show Cinemala.[4] The duo is also known for the Malayalam TV show Badai Bungalow. He started his Malayalam cinema career with the film Paappi Appacha (2010). He played the role of Dileep's driver sidekick. He is mainly seen in comedy roles.

After his full length role in Paappi Appacha,[5] his roles in Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan, Aadu and Aadu 2 established him as a comedy actor in the Malayalam film industry. He is also announced to become a playback singer.[6][7] He is also a businessman and has established fish stores himself.[8][9] He is also a film producer and produced a film named Nithyaharitha Nayakan in 2018.[10][11][12][13]

PoliticsEdit

Dharmajan is a member of Indian National Congress. He was active in student politics and was a member of Kerala Students Union, the student wing of Congress. He ended his active presence in politics when he became busy in the field of art.[14] He entered active politics again in 2021, ahead of the assembly elections in Kerala. In the 2021 assembly election, he represented the United Democratic Front in Balusseri constituency. He failed to the LDF candidate, Sachin Dev for 20000 plus votes [15]

Personal lifeEdit

He was born to Kumaran and Madhavi in a Pulaya family[16] at Mulavukad, one of the islands that forms part of the city of Kochi, Kerala. He completed his primary education at Mulavukad High School and later joined St. Albert's College. He is married to Anuja and has two children, Veda and Vyga.[17]

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Title Role Director Notes
2010 Paappi Appacha Kuttappi Mamas Debut film[18]
2011 Pachuvum Kovalanum Thaha [18]
2012 Ordinary Antappan Sugeeth [18]
2012 Naughty Professor Hari Narayanan [18]
2012 My Boss Hotel waiter Jeethu Joseph [18]
2012 Puthiya Theerangal Sathyan Anthikad [18]
2012 Chapters Sunil Ibrahim [18]
2013 Ithu Manthramo Thanthramo Kuthanthramo Anil Pallithazhathu [18]
2013 Issac Newton S/O Philipose V Bose [18]
2013 Sound Thoma Coconut Climber Kittunni Vyshakh [18]
2013 Arikil Oral Sunil Ibrahim [18]
2014 Vasanthathinte Kanal Vazhikalil Anil V Nagendran [18]
2014 Onnum Mindaathe Sugeeth [18]
2014 Kurutham Kettavan Shiju Cherupannur [18]
2014 Villali Veeran Biju Brahmanan Sudheesh Shankar
2014 Nagara Varidhi Naduvil Njan Shibu Balan
2015 Aadu-Oru Bheegara Jeevi Aanu Captain Cleetus Midhun Manuel Thomas
2015 Jilebi Tony Arun Shekhar
2015 Life of Josutty Jeethu Joseph
2015 Amar Akbar Anthony Patient Nadirshah
2015 Punchirikku Parasparam Hari P. Nair Short Film
2016 Kattumakkan Shalil Kallur
2016 Pachakkallam Prasanth Mambully
2016 Kolamasss
2016 Darvinte Parinamam Local Guy Jijo Antony
2016 Dhanayathra Servant
2016 Angana Thanne Nethave Anjettennam Pinnale
2016 Aneesya
2016 Ann Maria Kalippilaanu Saabu Midhun Manuel Thomas
2016 Pretham Yeshu Ranjith Sankar
2016 Welcome to Central Jail Sugunan Sundar Das
2016 Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan Dasappan Nadirshah
2017 Achayans (film ) Sudharman kannan Thamarakkulam
2017 Godha Danger Basil Joseph
2017 Chicken Kokkachi Anuranjan Premji
2017 Chunkzz Athmaram K.T./ Athmavu Omar Lulu
2017 Cappuccino Jango Naushad
2017 Aana Alaralodalaral Inzamam Imran Khan Dileep Menon
2017 Punyalan Private Limited Advovate Peer Ranjith Sankar
2017 Aadu 2 Captain "Sachin" Clematis Midhun Manuel
2018 Kuttanadan Marpappa Motta Sreejith Vijayan
2018 Vikadakumaran Binu Sebastian Boban Samuel
2018 Laughing Apartment Near Girinagar Nissar
2018 Nithyaharitha Nayakan Binuraj Binuraj Also producer
2018 An International Local Story - Harisree Ashokan
2018 Panchavarnathatha - Ramesh Pisharody
2019 Irupathiyonnaam Noottaandu Godwin Arun Gopy
2019 Sakalakalashala Also singer
2019 Oru Yamandan Premakadha Tinku B. C Noufal
2019 Brother's Day Munna Kalabhavan Shajon
2019 Pattabhiraman Sunimon Kannan Thamarakkulam
2019 Margamkali Bilal Sreejith Vijayan
2019 Ittymaani: Made in China Sainu Jibi - Joju
2019 Ganagandharvan Santhosh Ramesh Pisharody
2020 Dhamaka Shiva Omar Lulu
2020 Trance Soji Anwar Rasheed
2020 Al Mallu Boban Samuel
2020 Marad 357 TBA Kannan Thamarakulam
2021 Krishnankutty Pani Thudangi Cameo Sooraj Tom

TelevisionEdit

Year Program Role Channel Notes
2003-2009 Cinemala Various roles Asianet
2004 Ettu Sundarikalum Njanum Script writer Surya TV
2004-2009 Bluffmasters Co-host Asianet Plus
2006 5 star Thattukada Thattukadakkaran Asianet Plus
2013-2016 Badai Bungalow Various roles Asianet
2015 Cinema chirima Himself Mazhavil Manorama
2016 Flowers TV Awards 2016 Co-host Flowers
2017 Comedy Super Nights Various roles Flowers
2018 Panchavadippalam Flowers
2020 Bigg Boss (Malayalam season 2) Guest Asianet Episode 7
2020-2021 Start Music Season 2 Co-Host Asianet
Star Magic Mentor Flowers

Awards and nominationsEdit

Nominations
Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Election Commission of India". affidavit.eci.gov.in. Retrieved 15 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Dharmajan Bolgatty with his family". Filmibeat. 12 August 2014.
  3. ^ Daily, Keralakaumudi. "Has faith in comrade Pinarayi Vijayan...he is strict, but not dishonest: Dharmajan Bolgatty". Keralakaumudi Daily. Retrieved 22 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Dharmajan elaborates his love: for Pisharody, fish and wife Anooja | Watch video". OnManorama. Retrieved 15 July 2021.
  5. ^ "It's now or never for Dharmajan Bolgatty". deccanchronicle. 22 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Dharmajan takes new role as playback singer". Deccan Chronicle. 22 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Dharmajan lends his voice for Makara Maasa song". Times of India. 22 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Dharmajan to sell fish in Kochi; Kunchacko Boban inaugurates hub". Mathrubhumi. 22 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Not a fishy business". newindianexpress. 22 December 2018.
  10. ^ "Nithyaharitha Nayakan to release on November 16". New Indian Express. 22 December 2018.
  11. ^ "Dharmajan Bolgatty-Vishnu Unnikrishnan's Nithyaharitha Nayakan to be released in November". cinemaexpress. 22 December 2018.
  12. ^ "Dharmajan turns producer". Deccan Chronicle. 22 December 2018.
  13. ^ "Vishnu Unnikrishnan in Dharmajan Bolgatty's Nithyaharitha Nayakan". Times of India. 22 December 2018.
  14. ^ "Art my livelihood, politics not for making money: Dharmajan Bolgatty".
  15. ^ Ajithkumar, P. k (2 May 2021). "Kerala election results: How actor-politicians fared". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 22 May 2021.
  16. ^ Will Dharmajan Contest In Poll? Actor Opens Up About Political Entry (Television production) (in Malayalam). Calicut: Mathrubhumi News. 1 March 2021. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
  17. ^ http://www.mangalamvarika.com/index.php/en/home/index/235/21
  18. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Dharmajan Bolgatty". Malayalasangeetham. 12 August 2014.

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