S. P. Pillai

S. P. Pillai (28 November 1913 – 12 June 1985) was an Indian film and stage actor, best known for his comic roles in Malayalam films.

S. P. Pillai
Born
S. Pankajakshan Pillai

(1913-11-28)28 November 1913
Died12 June 1985(1985-06-12) (aged 71)
Years active1940–1973

BiographyEdit

S. Pankajakshan Pillai alias S. P. Pillai was born in 1913 in the temple town of Ettumanoor in Kottayam district. His father Shankara Pillai, was a police constable. Pillai lost his parents at a young age itself. He could not get basic education but obtained training in Ottan Thullal from Kalamandalam for a few years. He started his career as a supporting actor in stage plays. His first film, Appan Thamburan's Bhootharayar, did not release. His first released film was Jnanambika (1940). He shot to fame as a comedy actor after the superhit film Nalla Thanka (1951). He did notable roles in more than 300 films, including Snehaseema, Nayaru pidichapulivalu, Chemmen, Bharya, Vidarunna Mottukal. He played the role of Paananar in almost all the Vadakkan Pattu films of Udaya. He has even sung the song Vayaranu Nammalkku Daivam for the movie Thaskaraveeran, in 1957.[1] Sanchari (1981) was his last film. He won the Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actor for his performance in Taxi Driver.[2] He died on 12 June 1985. Actress Manju Pillai is his granddaughter.

AwardsEdit

Kerala State Film Awards:

FilmographyEdit

As an actorEdit

  • 1985 – Madhuvidhu Theerum Munpe
  • 1984 – Sabarimala Dharshanam
  • 1983 – Kaathirunna Naal
  • 1983 – Pallankuzhi
  • 1981 – Sanchari
  • 1980 – Palattu Kunjikannan
  • 1979 – Swapnangal Swanthamalla
  • 1978 – Kadathanattu Makkam
  • 1978 – Kaithappo
  • 1977 – Achaaram Ammini Osharam Omana as Paulose
  • 1977 – Taxi Driver
  • 1977 - Vidarunna Mottukal as Pappan Pilla
  • 1976 – Pushppasharam
  • 1975 – Abhimanam
  • 1975 – Ullasa Yathra
  • 1975 – Boy Friend
  • 1975 – Swami Ayappan
  • 1974 – Pathiravum Pakalvelichavum
  • 1974 – Vandikkari
  • 1974 – Durga
  • 1974 – Check Post
  • 1974 – Thacholi Marumakan Chanthu as Vayttil Thampan
  • 1974 – Thumbolarcha as Panar
  • 1974 – Udayam Kizhakku Thanne
  • 1974 – Youvanam as Kunju Nair
  • 1974 – Nellu
  • 1973 – Swarga Puthri
  • 1973 – Nirmalyam
  • 1973 – Kaliyugham
  • 1973 – Masapadi Mathupilla
  • 1973 – Enippadikal
  • 1973 – Ponnapuram Kotta
  • 1973 – Pavangal Pennugal
  • 1973 – Manushyaputhran as Kunjandi
  • 1973 – Akasha Chakram
  • 1973 – Azhakulla Saleena as Paappi
  • 1973 – Kaadu as Sankar
  • 1973 – Thekkankattu as Mathai
  • 1973 – Periyar
  • 1973 – Nakhangal
  • 1973 – Chenda
  • 1973 – Dharmayudham as Sankaran
  • 1973 – Thenaruvi
  • 1973 – Panitheeratha Veedu as Chacko/Jose's father
  • 1972 – Manushya Bandagal
  • 1972 – Prathikaram as Shobha's father
  • 1972 – Sathi
  • 1972 – Preethi
  • 1972 – Gandharavakshetram as Govindan Nair
  • 1972 – Postmane Kaanmanilla as Nanu Nair
  • 1972 – Oru Sundariyude Katha as Pappu Shipayi
  • 1972 – Vidyarthikale Ithile Ithile
  • 1972 – Nadan Premam
  • 1972 – Sree Guruvayoorappan
  • 1971 – Bobanum Moliyum
  • 1971 – Sarasayya as Chackochan
  • 1971 – Puthen Veedu
  • 1971 – Kuttyedathi as Govindan Nair
  • 1971 – Lora Nee Evide
  • 1971 – Aabhijathyam as Pappiashan
  • 1971 – Panchavan Kadu
  • 1971 – CID in Jungle
  • 1971 – Agni Mrigam
  • 1971 – Marunattil Oru Malayali as Vittal
  • 1971 – Kochaniyathi as Kunju Nair
  • 1971 – Avalappam Vaikipoyi
  • 1970 – Palunkupathram
  • 1970 – Naazhikakkallu
  • 1970 – Ningalenne Communistakki as Pappu
  • 1970 – Othenante Makan as Anakkan
  • 1970 – Pearl View as Boss
  • 1970 – Abhayam
  • 1970 – Dathuputhran as Kunjavarachan
  • 1970 – Madhuvidhu as Ganesh
  • 1970 – Swapnangal as Chellappan
  • 1970 – Nilakkatha Chalanangal
  • 1970 – Thara as Ayyappan
  • 1970 – Sabarimala Sree Dharmashastra
  • 1969 – Kumara Sambhavam as Vikadan
  • 1969 – Nurse
  • 1969 – Balatha Pahayan as Pillai
  • 1969 – Janmabhoomi
  • 1969 – Urangatha Sundari as Bhrandan
  • 1969 – Chattambikkavala
  • 1969 – Susy
  • 1969 – Koottukudumbam
  • 1969 – Jwala ... Pankan
  • 1969 – Kuruthikkalam
  • 1969 – Pooja Pushppam
  • 1968 – Thirichadi
  • 1968 – Kadal as Peter
  • 1968 – Pengal
  • 1968 – Hotel High Range as Velu Pilla
  • 1968 – Kaliyalla Kalyanam
  • 1968 – Kodugalooramma
  • 1968 – Punnapara Vayalar as Ouseph
  • 1968 – Adhyapika
  • 1968 – Karutha Pournami
  • 1967 – Arakkillam
  • 1967 – Nadanpennu
  • 1967 – Olathu Mathi
  • 1967 – Agniputhri as Embranthiri
  • 1967 – NGO
  • 1967 – Khadeeja
  • 1967 – Thalirukal
  • 1967 – Lady Doctor as Thommi
  • 1967 – Karutha Rathrikal
  • 1967 – Mainatheruvi Kolacase
  • 1967 – Kavalam Chundan
  • 1967 – Mulkireedam
  • 1967 – Chitramela
  • 1967 – Chekuthante Kotta
  • 1967 – Kasavuthattam ...Paarakkoottathil Aliyaar
  • 1967 – Pavappettaval as Pappu Ashan
  • 1966 – Kattumallika
  • 1966 – Priyathama
  • 1966 – Anarkali as Kasim
  • 1966 – Kadamattathachan
  • 1966 – Puthri as Madhavan
  • 1965 – Kaathirunna Nikkah
  • 1965 – Jeevitha Yaathra as Ringmaster
  • 1965 – Kattupookkal
  • 1965 – Odayil Ninnu (1965) as Thoma
  • 1965 – Devatha
  • 1965 – Inapravukal
  • 1965 – Chemeen
  • 1965 – Muthalali
  • 1965 – Mayavi as Kaimani
  • 1965 – Murappennu
  • 1965 – Kaliyodam
  • 1965 – Kavyamela as Swami
  • 1965 – Pattuthuvala as Philip
  • 1964 – Ore Bhoomi Ore Raktham
  • 1964 – Sree Guruvayoorappan as Panamaran
  • 1964 – Devalayam
  • 1964 – Karutha Kai as Damu
  • 1964 – Anna
  • 1964 – Atom Bomb as Kuttan Karanavar
  • 1964 – Althara
  • 1964 – Aadhya Kiranagal as Avaran
  • 1964 – Omanakuttan
  • 1964 – Thacholi Othenan as Chandu
  • 1964 – Manavatti
  • 1964 – School Master as Kuttan Pilla
  • 1964 – Oral Koodi Kallanayi as Kammathi
  • 1963 – Chilamboli
  • 1963 – Doctor as Keshavan
  • 1963 – Ammaye Kaanaan as Sankunni Nair
  • 1963 – Ninamaninja Kalpadukal as Bomb Kunjooju
  • 1963 – Kalayum Kaminiyum
  • 1963 – Kadalamma
  • 1963 – Snapaka Yohannan as Samuel
  • 1962 – Bharya
  • 1962 – Kannum Karalum
  • 1962 – Sreekovil
  • 1962 – Snehadeepam as Njaramban/Karnan
  • 1962 – Palattu Koman
  • 1962 – Puthiya Akasam Puthiya Bhoomi as Mammutty
  • 1961 – Christmas Rathri as Thoma
  • 1961 – Jnaanasundari as Antony
  • 1961 – Ummini Thanka
  • 1961 – Kandam Becha Kottu as Minnal Moideen
  • 1961 – Sabarimala Ayappan
  • 1961 – Arappavan.

as Raphael Mappila

  • 1961 – Bhakta Kuchela
  • 1960 – Umma as Vattathil Kurup
  • 1960 – Poothali
  • 1959 – Aana Valarthiya Vanambadi
  • 1958 – Lilly
  • 1958 – Nairu Pidicha Pulivaalu as Chanthukutty
  • 1958 – Mariakutty as Naanu
  • 1957 – Padatha Painkili as Mayilan
  • 1957 – Achanum Bakanum
  • 1957 – Thaskkara Veeran
  • 1957 – Jailppulli as Jambulingam
  • 1957 – Deva Sundari
  • 1956 – Manthravaadi
  • 1956 – Athmarppanam
  • 1955 – Harishchandra
  • 1955 – CID
  • 1955 – Aniyathi as S. P.
  • 1954 – Avan Varunnu
  • 1954 – Avakashi as Marthandan
  • 1954 – Balya Sakhi as Pankan
  • 1954 – Sneha Seema as Paili
  • 1954 – Sandehi
  • 1953 – Ponkathir
  • 1953 – Loka Neethi
  • 1953 – Sheriyo Thetto
  • 1953 – Vellakkaran
  • 1953 – Jenova
  • 1952 – Aathma Shanti
  • 1952 – Vishppinte Vili
  • 1952 – Premlekha
  • 1952 – Achan
  • 1951 – Vanamaala
  • 1951 – Yachakan
  • 1951 – Jeevitha Nauka
  • 1950 – Chechi
  • 1950 – Sasidharan
  • 1950 – Chandrika
  • 1950 – NallaThanka

As a singerEdit

  • Vayaranu Nammalkku Daivam as Thaskaraveeran 1957

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SP Pillai".
  2. ^ "Manorama Online | Movies | Nostalgia |". www.manoramaonline.com. Archived from the original on 7 October 2010.

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