M. G. Soman

M. G. Soman (1941 – 1997)[3] was an Indian actor who appeared in numerous Malayalam films. He was one among the leading actors in Malayalam cinema during the late 70's and early 80's. He has also done roles in Tamil films Aval Oru Thodar Kathai (1974), Naalai Namadhe (1975), Kumaara Vijayam (1976) and Airport (1993).

M. G. Soman
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M. G. Somashekharan Nair[1]

Died12 December 1997 (aged 55–56)
Kochi, Kerala, India
Parent(s)K. N. Govinda Panicker
P. K. Bhavani Amma[1]


He was born as Somashekharan Nair to Konni Kudukkillethu Veettil Govinda Panicker and P. K. Bhavani Amma, in Thiruvalla, Travancore, on 28 October 1941.[4] He had his primary education from Balikamadom H. S. S., Thiruvalla, St Thomas HSS Thirumoolapuram. While studying at seventh grade he started a drama troupe with his friend and performed drama Manaltharikal Garjikkunnu.[5] He did his preuniversity degree at St. Berchmans College, Changanassery. Later he joined Indian Air Force. Soon after retiring from the Indian Air Force, Soman joined Kottarakkara Sreedharan Nair's drama troupe Jayasree and then moved to the film industry. He worked at Kerala Arts Theaters and KPAC. Ramarajyam of Kerala Arts Theaters opened him a way to the movie industry. His first film was Gayatri directed by P. N. Menon in 1973. He acted in the role of a hero from 1976 to 1983 and later played the roles of villains, comedians and supporting roles. In 1977, his greatest film was released under the direction of I. V. SasiItha Ivide Vare.[6] He soon rose to become the busiest actor in the industry. By 1978, Soman had acted in 42 films as hero, which was till today kept as a record. After 1984, he had shifted from heroic roles to character roles. In 1997, Lelam, directed by Joshiy, was his last film and his performance as Aanakkattil Eappachan was greatly appreciated and received critical acclaim. He died on 12 December 1997 due to jaundice. He was 56.[7] He produced a Malayalam movie titled as BHOOMIKA in 1991 which was directed by I.V.Sasi and enacted by Jayaram, Suresh Gopi, Mukesh, Urvashi etc.


He was married to Sujatha.[8] They have a son Saji Soman and a daughter Sindhu. His son Saji also acted in a few movies. Saji is married to Bindu and has a son Shekhar and a daughter Shivanghe. Sindhu Soman is married to Girish and has two daughters, Lekshmi Girish and Gayathri Girish.[9]


Kerala State Film Awards:



  • Kuthirakal (Doordarshan)
  • Sahanam (Doordarshan)


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  2. ^ http://www.manoramaonline.com/cgi-bin/MMOnline.dll/portal/ep/malayalamContentView.do?contentId=13010616&programId=7940855&channelId=-1073750705&BV_ID=@@@&tabId=3
  3. ^ Video on YouTube
  4. ^ ചന്ദ്രശേഖരന്‍, എ. "സോമന്‍:അസ്തമിക്കാത്ത നാട്യനിറവ്". Malayalam News (in Malayalam). Webdunia. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  5. ^ "ശങ്കു. എം.പി". CiniDiary (in Malayalam). p. 51. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  6. ^ "ÎøÃÎòˆÞJ çÕ×BZ". Manoramaonline.com (in Malayalam). 13 March 2014. Archived from the original on 19 March 2014. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  7. ^ M G, Soman (12 December 1997). "Noted actor Soman dead". Rediff on the Net. Retrieved 19 June 2011.
  8. ^ "സോമേട്ടന്‍ മരണം പ്രവചിച്ചിരുന്നു". Mangalam.com (in Malayalam). 11 December 2013. Archived from the original on 15 December 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  9. ^ "സോമനില്ലാതെ പതിനഞ്ചു വര്‍ഷം". Mangalam.com (in Malayalam). Alan Technologies. 9 December 2012. Archived from the original on 12 December 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2019.

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