Indrans

Surendran Kochuvelu (born 12 March 1956),[1] better known by his stage name Indrans, is an Indian film actor and former costume designer, who appears in Malayalam films. He started his film career as a costume designer cum actor in 1981 and got a breakthrough in 1994 with the comedy movie CID Unnikrishnan B.A., BEd. Indrans was popular for his comedy roles in the 1990's and 2000's. He found success in playing character roles in his later career and won the Kerala State Film Award – Special Mention for his performace in Apothecary in 2014. In 2018, Indrans won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor for his performace in Aalorukkam. His performance in Veyilmarangal made him won the Best Actor award at the 2019 Singapore International Film Festival. As of June 2021, he has starred in over 400 films.[2]

Indrans
Indrans.jpg
Indrans Kochuvelu in 2018
Born
Surendran Kochuvelu

(1956-03-12) 12 March 1956 (age 65)
Nationality India
Occupation
Years active1981–present
Parent(s)
  • Palavila Kochuvelu
  • Gomathi

Acting careerEdit

Indrans made his debut in the 1981 film Choothattam both as a costume designer and as an actor.[3][4] The producer, TMN Charley, offered him a chance to assist him in costume designing and he worked with designing costumes for several years, acting in various small roles. He got noticed for playing a small role of a marriage broker in the 1993 film Meleparambil Anveedu. Indrans got his breakthrough with his role in CID Unnikrishnan B.A., BEd (1994). This led to him being cast in various comedic roles in the films of the 1990s. Indrans’ lean figure and peculiar way of delivering his dialogue and mannerisms made him a popular comedian in Malayalam cinema during these period. Some of his memorable roles came with the movies such as Malappuram Haji Mahanaya Joji, Manathe Kottaram, Vadhu Doctoranu, Aadyathe Kanmani, Aniyan Bava Chetan Bava etc.[5] He played the character Uthaman in the 1998 cult movie Punjabi House. Indrans' combination with Harishree Ashokan resulted in some of the successful films. In the early 2000's he also started playing some minor character roles. Subsequently, his role of a thief in the 2004 film Kathavasheshan got him noticed as a character actor. In Rahasya Police (2009), Indrans was revealed to be the villain of the movie at the end. He played another villain role in Pottas Bomb (2013).[6] Indrans won the Kerala State Film Award – Special Mention for his performance in the 2014 film Apothecary. In 2016, Indrans got noticed for his portrayal of a serious role, in the film Mundrothuruth, directed by Manu. After this movie, he played several serious character roles. He appeared in serious avatars in Kaadu Pookunna Neram (2016) and God Say (2017).[7] Indrans played several notable roles in films such as Makkana, Lonam, Paathi and Buddhanum Chaplinum Chirikkunnu.[8] In 2018, he won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in the 2017 film Aalorukkam.[9] In 2019, he was awarded Singapore South Asian International Film Best actor award for his performance in Veyilmarangal.[10][11] Veyil Marangal also won the Outstanding Artistic Achievement at the Shanghai International film festival.[12] Indrans played the lead role in the movie Mohabbathin Kunjabdulla (2019).[13] His brief cameo as the serial killer Ripper Ravi in the crime thriller Anjaam Pathiraa (2020) was critically acclaimed.[14] In 2021, he played the lead role as a 78 year old illeterate man in Velukkakka Oppu Ka.[15]

Personal lifeEdit

Indrans was born on 12 March 1956. Originally named Surendran, he was second among the seven children of Palavila Kochuvelu and Gomathi at Kumarapuram, Thiruvananthapuram.[16] He has four sisters and two brothers. He studied at Government Higher Secondary school, Kumarapuram. Indrans had to face financial problems at his house and joined his uncle to learn tailoring. At the same time, he completed his Post Graduation and achieved M.Sc Microbiology from Government College, Shasthamkota. It was his uncle, with whom he began working as a tailor. He joined amateur arts clubs and began acting in dramas. He started his acting career in television serial Kaliveedu in Doordarshan. Along with his brothers Vijayakumar K and Jayakumar K, he opened a tailoring shop named Indran's Brothers Tailors in Kumarapuram, Thiruvananthapuram.[17]

He married Santhakumari on 23 February 1985. They have a daughter Mahitha and a son Mahendran.[18]

AwardsEdit

 
Indrans and Parvathy receiving the Kerala State Film Awards for Best actor and Best actress in 2018
  • N.N Pillai Smaraka Puraskaram[20]

Partial filmographyEdit

ActorEdit

MalayalamEdit

  1. Choothaattam (1981)
  2. Jwalanam (1985)
  3. Sammelanam (1985) as Man at toddy shop
  4. Principal Olivil (1985)
  5. Sarvakalasala (1987)
  6. Moonam Pakkam (1988)
  7. Aparan (1988) as Bit role
  8. Innale (1989) as Hospital Attendant
  9. Aazhikkoru Muthu (1989) as Icecream Seller
  10. Rajavazhcha (1990)
  11. Maala Yogam (1990) as Kochu Raman
  12. Dhanam (1991)
  13. Adharam (1992) as Divakaran
  14. Ayalathe Addeham (1992) as Abu
  15. Kaazhchakkppuram (1992) as Teashop Worker
  16. Utsava Melam (1992)
  17. Aagneyam (1993) as Rajappan
  18. Janam (1993) as Party Member
  19. Kavadiyattam (1993) as Tea Shop Employee
  20. Meleparambil Anveedu (1993) as Marriage Broker Paramasivam
  21. CID Unnikrishnan B.A., B.Ed. (1994)
  22. Malappuram Haji Mahanaya Joji (1994)
  23. Moonnam Loka Pattalam (1994) as Prashna Kumaran
  24. Manathe Kottaram (1994)
  25. Pavam Ia Ivachan (1994)
  26. Vadhu Doctoranu (1994) as Natheli
  27. Vardhakya Puranam (1994)
  28. Aadyathe Kanmani (1995) as Narayanankutty
  29. Sundari Neeyum Sundaran Njanum (1995)
  30. Aniyan Bava Chetan Bava (1995) as Balan
  31. Avittam Thirunaal Aarogya Sriman (1995) as Mangalan Mankombu
  32. Kakkakum Poochakkum Kalyanam (1995) as Balakrishnan
  33. Kalamasseriyil Kalyanayogam (1995) as Palarivattam Philipose
  34. Mangalyasoothram (1995)
  35. Parvathy Parinayam (1995)
  36. Thumbolikkadappuram (1995)
  37. Tom and Jerry (1995)
  38. Radholsavam (1995)
  39. Kalyanji Anandji (1995)
  40. Kokkarakko (1995)
  41. Street (1995)
  42. Kusruthikaatu (1995) as Arogya Swami
  43. Mangalam Veettil Manaseswari Gupta (1995) as Dasan
  44. Mannar Mathai Speaking (1995) as Ponnappan
  45. Mazhavilkoodaram (1995)
  46. Punnaram (1995)
  47. Sphadikam (1995)
  48. Thovalapookkal (1995)
  49. Three Men Army (1995) as 'Basha' Surendran
  50. Dilliwala Rajakumaran (1996)
  51. Hitlist (1996 film)|Hitlist (1996) as Devandarji
  52. Mayooranritham (1996)
  53. Excuse Me Ethu Collegila (1996)
  54. Kaathil Oru Kinnaram (1996) as Rameshan/Rajappan
  55. Kalyana Sowgandhikam (1996) as Krishnankutty
  56. Kinnam Katha Kallan (1996)
  57. Kanjirapally Kariyachan (1996)
  58. Mandrika Kuthira (1996)
  59. Man of the Match (1996) as 'Neerkoli' Narayanan
  60. Sathyabhamakkoru Premalekhanam (1996) as Purushothaman
  61. Kudumba Kodathi (1996)
  62. King Solomon (1996)
  63. Dominic Presentation (1996) as Velayudan
  64. 19 April (1996)
  65. Sugavaasam (1996)
  66. Sulthan Hyderali (1996)
  67. Swapna Lokathe Balabhaskaran (1996) as Kunjunni
  68. The Car as Idiyan Vikraman
  69. Ekkareyanente Manasam (1997) as Bhargavan
  70. Shobhanam (1997)
  71. My Dear Kuttichaathan (1997)
  72. Kilukil Pambaram (1997)
  73. Hitler Brothers (1997) as Balaraman
  74. Kadhanayakan (1997) as Sreedharan
  75. Kalyana Unnikal (1997)
  76. Manthramothiram (1997) as Sundareshan
  77. Vaachalam (1997)
  78. Alibabayum Arara Kallanmarum (1998) as E. T. Lukose
  79. Grama Panchayath (1998)as Bhaskaran
  80. Punjabi House (1998)
  81. KusruthiKuruppu (1998)
  82. Pattabhishekam (1999)
  83. American Ammayi (1999)
  84. Chandranudikkunna Dikhil (1999)
  85. Jananayakan(1999) as Thottapilli Thoma
  86. James Bond (1999)
  87. Onnaamvattam Kandappol (1999)
  88. Swastham Grihabaranam (1999) as Vilakkoothi Vasu
  89. Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum (1999)
  90. Darling Darling (2000)
  91. Ente Priyappetta Muthuvinu (2000)
  92. Shayanam (2000)
  93. Sathyam Sivam Sundaram (2000)
  94. Sahayathrikakku Snehapoorvam (2000)
  95. Pilots (2000)
  96. The Warrant (2000) as Narayanan
  97. Summer Palace (2000)
  98. Vinayapoorvam Vidhyaadharan (2000)
  99. Nadan Pennum Natupramaniyum (2000)
  100. Aanamuttathe Aangalamar (2000) as Manmadan
  101. Neelakashathe Nizhal Pakshikal (2000)
  102. Mark Antony (2000)
  103. Priyam (2000)
  104. Agrahaaram (2001)
  105. Raajapattam (2001)
  106. Vezhambal (2001)
  107. Onnam Raagam (2001)
  108. Korappan The Great (2001)
  109. Akashathe Paravakal (2001) as Kuttappan
  110. Ennum Sambhavami Yuge Yuge (2001)
  111. Nalacharitham Nalaam Divasam (2001)
  112. One Man Show (2001) as Achuthan
  113. Fort Kochi (2001)
  114. Bharthavudyogam (2001) as Madhavan
  115. Uthaman (2001) as Abdulla Haji
  116. Megasandesam (2001) as Thommy
  117. Nagaravadhu (2001)
  118. Rakshasa Rajav (2001)
  119. Nizhalkkuthu (2002) (aka Serviteur de Kali, Le (France), aka Shadow Kill (International: English title)) as Barber
  120. Jagathi Jagadish in Town (2002) as Moosa
  121. Suvarna Mohangal (2002)
  122. Ee Bhargavi Nilayam (2002)
  123. Adheena (2002)
  124. Kayamkulam Kanaaran (2002)
  125. Pakalppooram (2002)
  126. Kattuchembakam (2002)
  127. Kadha (2002)
  128. Kakke Kakke Koodevide (2002)
  129. Kuberan (2002) as Abdu
  130. Oomappenninu Uriyadappayyan (2002) as Madhavan
  131. Snehithan (2002) as Studio Owner
  132. Valkannadi (2002) as Kanaran
  133. Videsi Nair Swadesi Nair (2002) as Kochu Preman
  134. The Fire (2003)
  135. Kalavarkey (2003) as Moosakka
  136. Achante Kochumolu (2003) as Lucko
  137. Varum Varunnu Vannu (2003) as Echappan
  138. Pattalam (2003) as Velayudhan
  139. Balettan (2003) as Koya
  140. Meerayude Dukhavum Muthuvinte Swapnavum (2003) as Chandran
  141. C.I.D. Moosa (2003) as Theekkanal Varkey
  142. Vellithira (2003) as Iyamkutty
  143. Priyam Priyankaram (2004)
  144. Nizhalkoothu (2004)
  145. Govindankutty Thirakkilanu (2004) as Arumukham
  146. Kathavasheshan (2004)
  147. Chathikkatha Chanthu (2004) as Pappan
  148. Kanninum Kannadikkum (2004) as M. A. Chengamangalam
  149. Vellinakshatram (2004)
  150. C.I. Mahadevan 5 Adi 4 Inchu (2004) as Narayanan
  151. Kusruthi (2004) as Champion Bhaskaran
  152. Thalamelam (2004) as Nakulan
  153. Kalyana Kurimanam (2005)
  154. OK Chacko Cochin Mumbai (2005) as Kumbalam Sasi
  155. Seelabathi (2005)
  156. Videsi Nair Swadehi Nair (2005)
  157. Finger Print (2005)
  158. Hai (2005)
  159. Bus Conductor (2005)
  160. Vacation (2005)
  161. Kalyana Kurimanam(2005) as Balan
  162. Mayookham (2005)
  163. Nerariyan CBI (2005) as Devaswam
  164. Pandippada (2005) as Veeramani
  165. Kochi Rajavu (2005) as Canteen Manager
  166. Athbhutha Dweepu (2005) as Chandrappan
  167. Iruvattam Manavaatti (2005) as Chandrappan
  168. Udayananu Tharam (2005) as Vijayan Varkala
  169. Ponmudipuzhayorathu (2005) as Supran
  170. Kilukkam Kilukilukkam (2006) as Bakkar
  171. Vrindaavanam (2006)
  172. Narakaasuran (2006)
  173. Mahasamudram (2006)
  174. Pachakuthira (2006)
  175. Madhuchandralekha (2006) as Lukose
  176. Drishtaantham (2007)
  177. Novel (2007)
  178. Indrajith (2007)
  179. Mouryan (2007)
  180. Panthaya Kozhi (2007) as Rajappan
  181. Nanma (2007) as Naanu
  182. Kangaroo (2007) as Chellappan
  183. Black Cat (2007) as Washington
  184. Veeralipattu (2007)
  185. Athisayan (2007)
  186. Crazy Gopalan (2008)
  187. Kabadi Kabadi (2008) as Basheer
  188. Magic Lamp (2008) as Sankaranunni
  189. Bullet (2008)
  190. Vilapangalkkappuram (2008) as Bheeran
  191. Dhe Ingottu Nokkiye (2008)
  192. Kovalam (2008)
  193. Oru Pennum Randaanum (2008)
  194. Robo (2008) as Vijayan
  195. Mayakazhcha (2008) as Ramakrishnan
  196. Twenty:20 (2008)
  197. Venalmaram (2009) as Chinkaram
  198. Rahasya Police (2009)
  199. Pathaam Nilayile Theevandi (2009)
  200. Bharya Onnu Makkal Moonnu (2009)
  201. Kaanchipurathe Kalyanam (2009)
  202. Patham Adhyayam (2009)
  203. Paribhavam (2009)
  204. Swapnamaalika (2009)
  205. Utharaswayamvaram (2009) as Chellappan
  206. Dalamarmarangal (2009)
  207. Shudharil Shudhan (2009) as Ramankunju
  208. Chitrakkuzhal (2010)
  209. Tournament (2010)
  210. Oru Small Family (2010) as Kuttan
  211. Sahasram (2010)
  212. Ramaanam (2010) as Eramullanikka
  213. Canvas (2010) as Shailan
  214. Thaskkara Lahala (2010)
  215. Inganeyum Oral (2010)
  216. Avan (2010)
  217. Advocate Lakshmanan Ladies Only (2010)
  218. Aakasha Yathra (2010)
  219. Annarakannanum Thannalayathu (2010)
  220. Thoovalkattu (2010)
  221. Kadaaksham (2010)
  222. April Fool (2010)
  223. Nanthuni (2010)
  224. Cheriya Kallanum Valiya Policum (2010) as Mani
  225. Nanban as Virumandi Santhanam's Assistant [Tamil Movie] (2012)
  226. Innanu Aa Kalyanam (2011)
  227. Sandwich (2011)
  228. Manikiakkallu (2011)
  229. Killadi Raman (2011)
  230. Paachuvum Kovaalanum (2011)
  231. Shivapuram (2011)
  232. Kalabha Mazha (2011)
  233. Manushyamrigam (2011)
  234. Kunjettan (2011)
  235. Teja Bhai & Family (2011) as Raghavan Nair
  236. Yathra Thudarunnu (2011)
  237. Bakthajanagalde Sradhakku (2011)
  238. Lucky Jokers (2011)
  239. Naadakame Ulakam (2011)
  240. Lakshmi Vilasm Renuka Makan Reghuraman (2012)
  241. Red Alert (2012)
  242. Poppins (2012)
  243. Ozhimuri(2012)
  244. 916 (2012)
  245. Parudheesa (2012)
  246. Manthrikan (2012)
  247. Trivandrum Lodge (2012)
  248. Prabhuvinte Makkal (2012)
  249. Hero (2012)
  250. Ee Adutha Kaalathu (2012)
  251. Mullasseri Madhavankutty Nemam P O (2012)
  252. I Love Me as Advocate (2012)
  253. Cowboy (2013) as Driver Krishnankutty
  254. Dolls (2013) as Stephen Perera
  255. For Sale (2013) as Madhu
  256. Police Maman (2013) as Lukose
  257. Good Bad & Ugly (2013) as Arogya Swami
  258. Players (2013)
  259. Money Back Policy (2013) as Kumar
  260. Issac Newton S/O Philippose (2013)
  261. Kanyaka Talkies (2013) as Philippose
  262. Vedivazhipadu (2013) as Rajappan
  263. Nadodimannan (2013)
  264. David & Goliath (2013) as Autha
  265. Swapaanam (2014)
  266. Mannar Mathai Speaking 2 (2014) as Ponnappan
  267. Praise the Lord (2014) as Chacko
  268. Apothecary (2014) as Joseph
  269. Odum Raja Aadum Rani (2014)
  270. Karanavar (2014)
  271. Flat No.4B (2014)
  272. Seconds (2014)
  273. Buddhanum Chaplinum Chirikkunnu (2014)
  274. Kunjiramayanam (2015) as Paramu
  275. Aadu Oru Bheegara Jeeviyanu (2015) as P. P. Sasi
  276. Ennu Ninte Moideen (2015) as Vaidyar
  277. Ammakkoru Tharattu (2015)
  278. Lukka Chuppi (2015)
  279. Oru Second Class Yathra (2015)
  280. Salt Mango Tree (2015)
  281. Maanasaandarapetta Yezdi (2016)
  282. Leela (2016) as Dasappappi
  283. Pa Va (2016)
  284. Kaadu Pookkunna Neram (2016)
  285. Amoeba (2016)
  286. Mudhugauv (2016)
  287. Pinneyum (2016)
  288. Daffadar (2016)
  289. C/O Saira Banu (2016) as Contract Supervisor
  290. Kaadu Pookkunna Neram (2017)
  291. Puthan Panam (2017)
  292. Alamara (2017) as Sriram Shetty
  293. Chicken Kokkachi (2017)
  294. Rakshadhikari Baiju Oppu (2017)
  295. Samarpanam (2017)
  296. Parava (2017)
  297. Chakkaramaavin Kombathu (2017)
  298. God Say (2017)
  299. Paathi (2017)
  300. Aalorukkam (2017)
  301. Paipin Chuvattile Pranayam (2017)
  302. Nilavariyathe (2017)
  303. Aana Alaralodalaral (2017)
  304. Aadu 2 (2017)
  305. Daivame Kaithozham K. Kumar Akanam (2018)
  306. Aami (2018)
  307. Sakhavinte Priyasakhi (2018)
  308. Kinar (2018)
  309. Pathirakalam (2018)
  310. Kala Viplavam Pranayam (2018)
  311. Kalyanam (2018)
  312. Shirk (film)|Shirk (2018)
  313. Lolans (2018)
  314. Vikadakumaran (2018)
  315. Aabhaasam (2018)
  316. Kammara Sambhavam (2018)
  317. Chanakyathantaram (2018)
  318. Premasoothram (2018)
  319. School Diary (2018)
  320. Pettilambattra (2018)
  321. Oru Pazhaya Bomb Kadha (2018)
  322. Mandharam (2018)
  323. Ladoo (2018)
  324. Dakini (2018) as Raju Bhai
  325. Nithyaharitha Nayakan (2018)
  326. Aanakkallan (2018)
  327. Sayanna Varthakal (2019)
  328. Virus (2019) as Razak, father of Zakariya
  329. Janamaithri (2019)
  330. Oolu (2019)
  331. Manoharam (2019)
  332. Udalazham (2019)
  333. Mohabbathin Kunjabdulla (2019) as Kunjabdulla in the lead role
  334. Anjaam Pathiraa (2020) as Ripper Ravi
  335. Thrissur Pooram (2019)
  336. 2 States (2020)
  337. Kozhipporu (2020)
  338. Maniyarayile Ashokan (2020)
  339. Ghost Writer (TBA)
  340. Anan (film) (2020)
  341. Anugraheethan Antony (2021) as Madhavan
  342. Innu Muthal (2021) as Maniyappan
  343. Velukkakka Oppu Ka (2021) as Velukkakka in the lead role
  344. Malik (2021) as George Zachariah, Police C.I
  345. 19(1)(A) (2021)
  346. Pathonpatham Noottandu (upcoming movie)

TamilEdit

Costume designerEdit

SingerEdit

Television serialsEdit

  1. Kadalinakare (Asianet)
  2. Devimahatmyam (Asianet)
  3. Pattukalude paaru (Surya TV)
  4. Sabarimala sridharmashashtha (Asianet)
  5. Nirupama Fans (Flowers tv)
  6. Satyam shivam sundaram (Amrita tv)
  7. Kaliveedu (Doordarshan)
  8. Kunjammayum Koottukarum (Doordarshan)
  9. smarakasilakal(Doordarshan)

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Indrans: Movies, Photos, Videos, News, Biography & Birthday | eTimes". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 16 March 2021.
  2. ^ "40 years in Mollywood; Indrans impresses all in 'Home' teaser". Mathrubhumi. Retrieved 5 July 2021.
  3. ^ "Manampole Mangalam with Indrans". jaihind.tv. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 May 2015. Retrieved 6 May 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Sen, Baiju P. ""I have lamented over my figure" - Indrans". Mathrubhumi. Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  6. ^ "Popular Mollywood comedian Indrans gets to play villain in movie". The Indian Express. 6 November 2013. Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  7. ^ "Indrans' serious avatar". www.deccanchronicle.com. Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  8. ^ "Swinging from comedy to tragedy: Versatile actor Indrans interview". The News Minute. 7 July 2019. Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  9. ^ "It's just a beginning for me, says Indrans". Mathrubhumi. Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  10. ^ "Kerala State Film Awards 2018 announced: Indrans, Parvathy, 'Ottamuri Velicham' bag top honours". The New Indian Express. 8 March 2018. Archived from the original on 10 March 2018. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Indrans on his award winning role in 'Aalorukkam'". OnManorama. Archived from the original on 10 March 2018. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  12. ^ Praveen, S. r (25 June 2019). "Big win in Shanghai for Malayalam film". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  13. ^ "Balu Varghese: Mohabathin Kunjabdulla is all about Kunjabdulla finding his childhood lover - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  14. ^ "'റിപ്പർ രവി'യെ കണ്ട് ഞെട്ടിയത് ഞാൻ: ഇന്ദ്രൻസ്". ManoramaOnline (in Malayalam). Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  15. ^ "Indrans is a 78-year-old illiterate man in 'Velukkakka' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  16. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 October 2013. Retrieved 28 September 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  17. ^ "Actor Indrans traces his roots, makes masks". Mathrubhumi. Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  18. ^ "'പെണ്ണ് കാണാൻ പോയ ദിവസം എന്നെ ഭാര്യ കണ്ടിട്ടില്ല'; മനസ്സ് തുറന്ന് ഇന്ദ്രൻസ്". malayalam.samayam.com (in Malayalam). Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  19. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 13 August 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  20. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 31 October 2018. Retrieved 31 October 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External linksEdit