M. B. Padmakumar

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Madavana Bhaskarannair Padmakumar is an Indian actor, television personality and filmmaker from Kerala. As an actor, he performed in a number of movies starting with Ashwaroodan (2006) Nivedyam (2007 film) and more than 15 television serials in Malayalam. His directorial debut was the 2014 film My Life Partner, which investigated the close relationship between two men and caused some controversy,[1] followed by 2015's Roopantharam,[2] 2017's Telescope,[3]

The Director, M.B. Padmakumar and cast and crew of the film ‘Roopanthram’ at the presentation, during the 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI-2016), in Panaji, Goa on November 24, 2016.jpg
M. B. Padmakumar, IFFI (2016)
Madavana Bhaskarannair Padmakumar

OccupationActor, Writer, Editor, Director
Years active2005 - present
Home townMannar, Alappuzha
Height188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
  • Kerala State Film Award
  • Mohan Raghavan Puraskaram
  • Indian Panorama Selection

The release date of My Life Partner was delayed by a month because of its content, Kerala lacking "a socio-cultural space for LGBTs"; theater owners kept saying there were no screens available; in the end it was shown only in four small theaters and received a poor showing.[4] To Padmakumar's surprise, it finished second best in the 45th Kerala State Film Awards, and also won for Best Lead Actor. Best Sound Mix, Best Background Score[5]


Director,Producer,Actor,Writer and EditorEdit

Year Title Role Actor Director Writer Editor Producer Awards
2017 Telescope[6] Yes Yes Yes Yes
2015 Roopantharam[7] Yes Yes Yes
  • Selected for 47th IFFI 2016 Indian Panorama.
  • Best Feature Film, All Lights India International Film Festival.
2014 My Life Partner Yes Yes
    * Best Second Movie
    * Best Actor
    * Best Background Score 
    * Best Sound Mix
  • Mohan Raghava Puraskaram for Best Screenplay.
2013 Thomson Villa "Paul" Yes
2012 72 Model "Vijayan" Yes
2010 Kutty Srank "Neelan" Yes
2009 Ee Pattanathil Bhootham "Teja" Yes
2009 Keralotsavam 2009 "Teja" Yes
2009 Daveed "Daveed" Yes
2007 Thaniye "Dr.Rajan" Yes
2007 Nivedyam (2007 film) "Surendran" Yes
2006 Rakshakan "Vijayan" Yes
2005 Ashwaroodan "Padmapriya's Brother" Yes


Year Serial Channel Language
2010 Kunjalimarakkar Asianet Malayalam
2010-2011 Maharani (TV series) Vijay TV Tamil
2011 Vrindavanam Asianet Malayalam
2012 Agniputhri Asianet
2012 Sree Padmanabham Amrita TV
2013 Highway Surya TV
2013 Indira Mazhavil Manorama
2014 Amala (TV series) Mazhavil Manorama
2014-2015 Balamani Mazhavil Manorama
2015 Vishwaroopam Flowers TV
2015 7 Rathrikal Asianet
2015 Sreekrishna Vijayam Janam TV
2016 Sathyam Shivam Sundaram Amrita TV
2016 Ennu Swantham Jani Surya TV
2018 Thenum Vayambum Surya tv


  1. ^ G, Vijay (6 June 2014). "Malaylam film My Life Partner releases today amidst an unprecedented ban!". Rediff.com. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  2. ^ UR, Arya (27 January 2017). "Roopantharam enters IFFI". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  3. ^ K, Padmakumar (29 December 2017). "Telescope: a deep well as a microcosm of life..." Manoramaonline.com. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  4. ^ Sreekumar, Priya (24 August 2016). "My Life Partner was delayed due to the stigma attached to the gay community: M.B. Padmakumar". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  5. ^ Praveen, S. R. (13 August 2015). "Award for apt portrayal of a taboo subject". The Hindu. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  6. ^ Sreekumar, Priya (5 December 2017). "Inspired from the depths". Deccanchronicle.com. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  7. ^ G, Vijay (5 December 2017). "This opportunity at IFFI is reassuring". Thehindu.com. Retrieved 20 December 2016.