Maniyanpilla Raju

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Sudheer Kumar (born 20 April 1955), better known by his stage name Maniyanpilla Raju, is an Indian film actor and producer who works in Malayalam film industry.[3][4] His debut film was Mohiniyaattam in 1976. He has played a variety of roles as a character actor, appearing in over 400 films.[5] His stage name was derived from the character he played in the film Maniyanpilla Adhava Maniyanpilla (1981), his break-through role.[6]

Maniyanpilla Raju
Born
Sudheer Kumar

(1955-04-20) 20 April 1955 (age 65)[1][2]
Thycaud, Trivandrum, India
NationalityIndian
Alma materM.G.R. Government Film and Television Training Institute
Occupation
Years active1976–present
Spouse(s)Indira
Children2
Parent(s)
  • Shekharan Nair
  • Saraswati Amma

Early lifeEdit

Raju was born as the youngest among four in 1955 to Shekharan Nair and Saraswati Amma at Thycaud, Trivandrum. He has two sisters, Ramani and Radha, and a brother Surendran.[7] He had his primary education from Government Model Boys Higher Secondary School, Trivandrum. He did his pre-degree in Victory Tutorial College.[2] He learned diploma in acting course during 1973–1975 from Adyar Film Institute, Madras (now Chennai).[8]

Personal lifeEdit

He married Indira in 1985. His elder son is Sachin and his younger son Niranj made his debut in Renjith's Black Butterfly.[9] He wrote a book titled Chirichum Chirippichum containing his memoirs in 2012. In 2019, he opened a restaurant Be @ Kiwizo in Kannur, which has Kerala's first robot servants.[10]

FilmographyEdit

As an actorEdit

  1. Mohiniyattam (1976)
  2. Light House (1976)
  3. Chirikudukka (1976)
  4. Neethipeedham (1977)
  5. Aval Oru Devaalayam (1977)
  6. Mudramothiram (1978) as Kuttappan
  7. Jayikkaanaay Janichavan (1978) as Tharakan's sidekick
  8. Kanalkattakal (1978) as Man at Mentalhospital
  9. Kanyaka (1978)
  10. Mattoru karnnan (1978)
  11. Thiranottam (1978)
  12. Maalika Paniyunnavar (1979) as Ouseph
  13. Theenalangal (1980) as Appu
  14. Aaravam (1980)
  15. Chaamaram (1980)
  16. Chamayam (1981)
  17. Theekkali (1981)
  18. Maniyan Pilla Adhava Maniyan Pilla (1981) as Maniyan Pilla
  19. Tharattu (1981)
  20. Football (1982) as Shivankutty
  21. Ithu Njangalude Katha (1982) as Santhosh
  22. Ithiri Neram Othiri Karyam (1982) as Raghu
  23. Bheeman (1982)
  24. Kattile Pattu (1982) as Raju
  25. Aasha(1982) as Sunil Kumar
  26. Chiriyo Chiri (1982) as Santhosh
  27. Prem Nazirine Kanmanilla (1983) as Kidnapper (II)
  28. Prasnam Gurutharam (1983) as Raju
  29. Oru Madapravinte Kadha (1983)
  30. Mortuary (1983) as Jacob
  31. Sesham kazhchayil (1983)
  32. Pinnilavu (1983) as Sreedharan
  33. Koodevide? (1983) as Shankar
  34. Onnanu Nammal (1984) as Hari
  35. Thathamme Poocha Poocha (1984)
  36. 18 April (1984)
  37. Theere pratheekshikathe[clarification needed] (1984)
  38. Koottinilamkili (1984) as Gopan
  39. Ivide Thudangunnu (1984) as Peter
  40. Itha Innu Muthal (1984) as 'Kailasam' Raju
  41. Athirathram (1984) as Anthony
  42. Ariyatha Veethikal (1984) as Soman
  43. Arante Mulla Kochu Mulla (1984) as Rajappan
  44. Adiyozhukkukal (1984) as Jayarajan
  45. Akalathe Ambili (1985) as Maniyan
  46. Vannu Kandu Keezhadakki (1985)
  47. Angadikkappurathu (1985) as Vasu
  48. Nokketha Doorathu Kannum Nattu (1985) as
  49. Jeevante Jeevan (1985) as Prakash
  50. Boeing Boeing (1985) as Kuttappan
  51. Aram + Aram Kinnaram (1985)
  52. Akkare Ninnoru Maran (1985) as Achuthan
  53. Karimpin Poovinakkare (1985) (as Raju (V))
  54. Yuvajanotsavam (1986) as Bhagaval Das
  55. Nimishangal (1986) as Johnychan
  56. Ithramathram (1986) as Rajeevan
  57. T.P. Balagopalan M.A. (1986) (as Raju (V)) as Bala's friend
  58. Katturumbinum Kathukuthu(1986) as Babu
  59. Ponnumkudathinu Pottu (1986)
  60. Thalavattom (1986)
  61. Hello My Dear: Wrong Number (1986)
  62. Dheem Thariktia Thom (1986)
  63. Ayalvasi Oru Daridravasi (1986) as Vidyadharan
  64. Mazha Peyyunnu Maddalam Kottunnu (1986)
  65. Ellavarkkum Nanmakal (1987)
  66. Sarvakalashala (1987) as Chakkara
  67. P.C. 369 (1987) as Damodaran Pillai
  68. January Oru Orma (1987) as Narayana Swamy
  69. Ithrayum Kalam (1987) as Unni Nampoothiri
  70. Vellanakalude Naadu (1988) as Gopi
  71. Mukunthetta Sumitra Vilikkunnu (1988)
  72. Ayitham (1988) as Thankamani
  73. Oru Muthassi Kadha (1988) as Abdu
  74. Chitram (1988)
  75. Aryan(1988)
  76. Kudumba Puranam (1988) as Murali
  77. Mahayanam (1989)
  78. Kireedam (1989)
  79. Adhipan (1989)
  80. Vandanam (1989) as Advertising Boss
  81. Season (1989) as Kanthi
  82. NairSaab (1990)
  83. Naaduvazhikal (1989) as Ravi
  84. Kireedam (1989)
  85. Nocturne indien (1989) (as Raju) as Les enfants – Le serveur du restaurant de Madras
  86. Kadathanadan Ambadi (1990)
  87. Aey Auto (1990)
  88. Maala Yogam (1990) as Sudhakaran
  89. Kouthuka Varthakal (1990) as Murthy
  90. His Highness Abdullah (1990) as Raja Raja Varma
  91. Pavam Pavam Rajakumaran (1990)
  92. Akkareakkareakkare (1990) as Gopi
  93. (1990) as Hitchcock Kanjikuzhi
  94. Ganamela (1991) as Kannan
  95. Advaitham (1991) as Chithran Nampoothiri
  96. Aakasha Kottayile Sultan (1991) as Murali
  97. Anaswaram (1991)
  98. Kizhakkan Pathrose (1992)
  99. Kudumbasametham (1992)
  100. Kallan Kappail Thanne (1992) as Jose Kurian
  101. Aham (1992)
  102. Vasudha (1992)
  103. Johnywalker (1992)
  104. Neelakurukkan(1992)
  105. Thalasthanam (1992)
  106. Ellarum Chollanu (1992)
  107. Ayalathe Addeham (1992) as Achuthan Singh
  108. Sthalathe Pradhana Payyans (1993) as Thankachan
  109. Ekalavyan (1993) as Chandran Vallappuzha
  110. Kudumbasneham (1993)
  111. Chenkol (1993)
  112. Butterflies (1993)
  113. Paithrukam (1993)
  114. Mafia (1993)
  115. Devasuram (1993) as Bharathan
  116. Ponthanmada (1994)
  117. Rudraksham (1994) as Appu
  118. Kudumba Visesham (1994) as Prasad
  119. Commissioner (1994) as Gopinathan
  120. CID Unnikrishnan B.A., B.Ed. (1994) as Prem Shankar
  121. Minnaram (1994)
  122. Cabinet (1994) as Razzak
  123. Simhavaalan Menon (1995)
  124. Spadikam (1995) as Kunju Mohammad
  125. Rajakeeyam (1995) as Pushpangathan
  126. Agni Devan (1995) as Potty
  127. Aadyathe Kanmani (1995) as Dineshan Unnithan
  128. Oru Abihibhashakante Case Diary (1995) as Unni Thampuran
  129. Sathyabhaamaykkoru Pranayalekhanam (1996) as Shambu
  130. Mahatma (1996)
  131. Kala Pani (1996) as Nair
  132. Aayiram Naavulla Ananthan (1996) as Madhavan
  133. Sayaamees Irattakal (1997)
  134. Asuravamsam (1997) as Inspector
  135. Chandralekha (1997)
  136. Oru Yathramozhi (1997)
  137. Aaraam Thamburaan (1997)
  138. Kannur (1997)
  139. Bharatheeyam (1997)
  140. Ullasappoonkattu (1997)
  141. Lelam (1997) as Umman
  142. Kottapurathe Koottukudumbam (1997) as Mahadevan
  143. Janathipathyam (1997) as Abootty
  144. Aaraam Jaalakam (1998)
  145. Poothiruvathira Ravil (1998)
  146. Thirakalkkappuram (1998)
  147. Anuragakottaram (1998)
  148. Harikrishnans (1998)
  149. F I R (1999)
  150. Kannezhuthi Pottumthottu (1999)
  151. Stalin Shivadas (1999) as Anto
  152. Usthad (1999) as Advocate
  153. Pallavur Devanarayanan (1999) as Manavedathan Nampoothiri
  154. The Godman (1999) as Karippetti Marthandan
  155. Sahayathrikakku Snehapoorvam (2000)
  156. Kallukondoru Pennu (2000)
  157. Narasimham (2000)
  158. Swayamvarapanthal (2000)
  159. Satyameva Jayate (2000)
  160. Pilots (2000) as Venkidi
  161. Sharja To Sharja (2001) as Sethu
  162. Naranathu Thampuran (2001)
  163. Ravaanaprabhu (2001) cameo
  164. Suryachakram (2001)
  165. Nariman (2001) as Moytheen
  166. Thandavam (2002) as Pushpakumar
  167. Chathurangam (2002) as Alex
  168. Sahodaran Sahadevan (2003) as Balagopalan
  169. Njan Salpperu Ramankutty (2003)
  170. Leader (2003) as Sadasivan
  171. Kottaram Vaidyan (2004) as Thirumukham Pillai
  172. Vamanapuram Bus Route (2004) as Rajappan
  173. Kerala House Udan Vilpanakku (2004) as Pisharadi
  174. Udayam (2004)
  175. Njaan Salperu Raman Kutty (2004) as Sankaran
  176. Mayilattam (2004) as Swaminathan
  177. Chandrolsavam (2005) as C.I. Sugathan
  178. Rajamanikyam (2005) as Advocate
  179. Anandabhadram (2005)
  180. Prajapathi (2006) as Kumaran
  181. The Don (2006) as Abdullah
  182. Pothan Vava (2006) as Paulachan
  183. Paranayakalam (2007)
  184. Chotta Mumbai (2007) as Adv. Menon
  185. Big B (2007) as Dr. Venu
  186. Nasrani (2007) as Kunjachan
  187. Akkare Ninnoru Sultan (2007)
  188. Janmam (2007)
  189. Pakalnakshathragal (2008)
  190. Oneway Ticket (2008)
  191. Malabar Wedding (2008)
  192. Sound of Boot (2008)
  193. Annan Thampi (2008)
  194. Twenty:20 (2008)
  195. Thalappavu (2008)
  196. Red Chillies(2009)
  197. Perumaal (2009)
  198. Kanmazha Peyyum Munpe (2009)
  199. Ividam Swargamanu (2009)
  200. Shudharil Shudhan(2009) as Kanaran
  201. Dr Patient (2009)
  202. Calendar (2009)
  203. Duplicate(2009) as Devan
  204. Kerala Cafe (2009)
  205. Gulumal: The Escape (2009)
  206. Plus Two (2010)
  207. Happy Husbands (2010)
  208. Oru Naal Varum (2010)
  209. Elsamma Enna Aankutty (2010)
  210. Kudumbasree Travels (2011)
  211. Ninnishtam Ennishtam (2011)
  212. Arabim Ottakom P MAdhavan Nairum (2011)
  213. Rathinirvedham (2011)
  214. Innanu A Kalyanam (2011)
  215. Vellaripravinte Changathi (2011)
  216. Kunjettan (2011)
  217. Sevenes (2011)
  218. Thalsamayam Oru Penkutty (2012) as Ayyappan
  219. Da Thadiya (2012) – John Prakash (as the father of Sekhar Menon)
  220. Simhasanam (2012)
  221. Diamond Necklace (2012)
  222. Ustad Hotel (2012)
  223. Kunjaliyan (2012)
  224. Cobra: Kottayam Brothers
  225. Ardhanaari[11] (2013)
  226. Black Butterfly (2013)
  227. Radio (2013)
  228. Lokpal (2013)
  229. Second Innings (2013)
  230. Tourist Home (2013)
  231. Idukki Gold (2013) as Madan
  232. Namboothiri Yuvavu @ 43 - 2013
  233. Samsaaram Aarogyathinu Haanikaram – 2014
  234. My Dear Mummy - 2014
  235. Thamarassery to Thailand - 2014
  236. Bad Boys - 2014
  237. Close Friends -2014
  238. Munnariyippu - 2014
  239. Rosappookkaalam - 2014
  240. Bangalore Days – 2014
  241. Tamar Padar - 2014
  242. Thinkal Muthal Velli Vare - 2015
  243. Premam – 2015
  244. Acha Dhin – 2015
  245. Oru Second Class Yathra - 2015
  246. Kanyaka Talkies - 2015
  247. Kukkiliyar - 2015
  248. Premam - 2016
  249. Pavada – 2016
  250. Ore Mukham – 2016
  251. Anuraga Karikkin Vellam - 2016
  252. Karinkunnam 6's - 2016
  253. Kochavva Paulo Ayyappa Coelho - 2016
  254. Sakhavu - 2017
  255. Comrade In America - 2017
  256. Pullikkaran Staraa - 2017
  257. Adam Joan - 2017
  258. Lavakusha - 2017
  259. Shikkari Shambhu - 2018
  260. Mohanlal - 2018
  261. Panchavarnathatha - 2018
  262. My Story - 2018
  263. Pathinettam Padi - 2019
  264. Finals - 2019
  265. Ganagandharvan - 2019
  266. Thelivu - 2019

As a producerEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Maniyanpilla Raju. cinidiary.com
  2. ^ a b "Jeevitham Ithuvare Maniyanpilla Raju episode". jaihind.tv. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  3. ^ മണിയന്‍പിള്ള എന്ന സുധീര്‍കുമാര്‍ | Webdunia Malayalam. Malayalam.webdunia.com. Retrieved on 10 December 2015.
  4. ^ a b മലയാളി ദര്‍ബാറിലെ മണിയന്‍ പിള്ള. mangalam.com. 3 June 2014
  5. ^ maniyanpillaraju.com Archived 15 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ [1] Archived 26 February 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ അച്ചന്‍കുഞ്ഞ്. Cinidiary. Retrieved on 10 December 2015.
  8. ^ "Jeevitham Ithuvare with Maniyanpilla Raju". jaihind.tv. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  9. ^ Maniyanpilla Raju's son as hero in 'Black Butterfly'. Nowrunning.com (3 October 2012). Retrieved 2015-12-10.
  10. ^ https://travel.manoramaonline.com/travel/eatouts/2019/07/16/robots-serve-tasty-dishes-maniyan-pillai-raju-restaurant.html
  11. ^ [2]

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