Salim Kumar

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Salim Kumar (born 10 October 1969) is an Indian film actor, director and writer in Malayalam cinema. He won the National Film Award for Best Actor in 2010 for his role in Adaminte Makan Abu (which also won the year's Kerala State Film Award). His directorial film Karutha Joothan won the 2017 Kerala State Film Award for Best Story. He has also won the Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actor for Achanurangatha Veedu (2005) and a Kerala State Television Award for Best Actor (2013).[1]

Salim Kumar
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Born (1969-10-10) 10 October 1969 (age 50)
OccupationActor, director
Years active1996–present
Spouse(s)Sunitha
Children2
AwardsNational Film Awards
Kerala State Film Awards
Filmfare Awards South

Early lifeEdit

Salim Kumar was born on 10 October 1969 in North Paravur, as the youngest son of Gangadharan and Kausalya. He once told an interviewer that his father was an atheist and a follower of the veteran social reformer Sahodaran Ayyappan, who was also from North Paravur, and so named his son Salim Kumar to avoid religious associations.

Kumar attended the Govt. Lower Primary School, Chittattukara North Paravur; went to high school at the Govt. Boys High School, North Paravur; and completed his pre-degree education at Sree Narayana Mangalam College Malyankara, Moothakunnam. He wanted to become a singer at a young age but later took up mimicry. He graduated with a BA from Maharajas College, Ernakulam where he won the university's Mimicry title thrice. He started his stage career at Cochin Kalabhavan. He was also a performer in Comicola, a comedy program on Asianet. For about four years, he was associated with professional drama in Arathi Theatres, Cochin.

CareerEdit

Kumar was chosen as host for a comedy programme on a private Malayalam television channel. In 1997, his breakthrough in cinema came with Ishtamanu Nooruvattam, a family drama directed by Sidhik Shameer.[2]

He received critical acclaim for his role in the Kamal movie Perumazhakkalam (2004). Though slightly comedic, the role was realistic, allowing him to display different acting skills. His role as the father in Achanurangatha Veedu (2005), directed by Lal Jose, was a major break in his acting career, when he was able to shrug off the usual idiot-fool-illiterate comedic roles for which he seemed destined. The role won him the Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actor. He was then declared the winner of the National Award for Best Actor for his performance in Adaminte Makan Abu in 2010.[3]

Kumar appeared in a hip-hop number in the album "Coffee @ MG Road - Palavattam" (2008); it was an instant hit and developed a cult following.

Kumar later ventured into direction, directing documentaries [4] and feature-length dramas that were well received by critics.[5] His latest directorial effort is Daivame Kaithozham K. Kumarakanam (2018).[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Kumar lives in North Paravur-Ernakulam District, in a house called "Laughing Villa". He and his wife Sunitha have two sons, Chandu and Aaromal.[7] He is a member of Indian National Congress in Kerala. He has written a memoir called Ishwara Vazhakkillello. He conducts a mimicry troupe, Cochin Stallions, which introduced cine-serial actor Ramesh Pisharody and many other talents.[8]

FilmographyEdit

Malayalam films (partial)
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  1. Dhamaka as Doctor
  2. Driving License (2019)...Agasthi
  3. Varky (2019)
  4. Ulta (2019)
  5. Munthiri Monchan: Oru Thavala Paranja Kadha (2019)
  6. Edakkad Battalion 06 (2019)
  7. Ganagandharvan (2019)
  8. Ittymaani: Made in China (2019)
  9. A For Apple (2019)....
  10. Shibu movie (2019).... Dr.Thomachan
  11. Rangeela (2019 film)
  12. Mask (2019)...Jaggu Varapuzha
  13. Thamara (2019)
  14. Oru Yamandan Premakadha (2019)...Paanchi
  15. Madhura Raja (2019)...Manoharan Manyolodayam
  16. An International Local Story (2019)
  17. Oru Adaar Love (2019)
  18. Allu Ramendran (2019)..SI Sinto Simon
  19. Mangalyam Thanthunanena (2018)
  20. Chalakkudikkaran Changathy (2018)
  21. Mohanlal (2018).... Sathan Jose
  22. Panchavarnathatha (2018)....Adv.Jimmy
  23. Kuttanadan Marpappa (2018)..Philipose
  24. Daivame Kaithozham K. Kumar Akanam (2018) .....Karimannur Gopi
  25. Shikkari Shambhu (2018)...SI Jimmy
  26. Queen (2018)...Adv.Mukundan
  27. Sakhavinte Priyasakhi (2018)
  28. Ramaleela (2017)...Sumesh Venjara
  29. Karutha Sooryan (2017)
  30. Hello Dubaikkaran (2017)
  31. Sherlock Toms (2017)
  32. Karutha Joothan (2017)
  33. Velipadinte Pusthakam (2017)... Prof. Premraj Idikkattutharayi
  34. Clint (2017)
  35. Chippy (2017)
  36. Kattappanayile Hrithik Roshan (2016)...Naxalite Chandran
  37. Moonam Naal Njyayarazhcha (2016)....Karumpan
  38. Thoppil Joppan (2016)....Father Koduveli
  39. Pathemari (2015)
  40. Female Unnikrishnan (2015)
  41. Elanjikkavu P.O (2015)
  42. Birds With Large Wings (2015)
  43. Fireman (2015)...Narendan Achari
  44. Compartment (2015)
  45. Seconds (2014)
  46. Bhaiyya Bhaiyya (2014)
  47. My dear Mummy (2014)
  48. Bicycle Theives (2013)
  49. Kq(2013)
  50. Nadodimannan (2013).... Ravi
  51. Kunjananthante Kada (2013)
  52. Moonam nal Nyararcha (2013)
  53. Nadodimannan (2013)
  54. Immanuel (2013) ... Suku
  55. Lisammayude Veedu (2013) ... Samuel
  56. Pigman (2013)
  57. Abhiyum Njanum.....Jose
  58. 101 Weddings (2012) ...Khader
  59. Ayalum Njanum Thammil (2012) ... Thomachan
  60. Mazhavillinattamvare (2012)
  61. Mr. Marumakan (2012)
  62. Ezham Suryan (2012)
  63. Vaadhyar(2012)
  64. Ordinary
  65. Cobra (2012) ... Gopalan
  66. Annum Innum Ennum (2012)
  67. Masters (2012) ... Monichan
  68. Padmasree Bharat Dr. Saroj Kumar (2012) ... Rafeek
  69. Players (2012)
  70. 916 (2012)
  71. Teja Bhai & Family (2011) ... Divakaran Nair
  72. Janapriyan (2011) ... Kannappan kannapi
  73. Manikiakkallu (2011) ... Kunjiraman 'THAMPURAN'
  74. Christian Brothers (2011) .... Purushothaman
  75. Prabhuvinte Makkal (2011)
  76. Makeup Man (2011) .... Lawrence
  77. Arjunan Saakshi (2011)...Mechanic Jackson
  78. Doubles (2011) .... Mayyazhi
  79. Ameya (2011)
  80. Adaminte Makan Abu(2011)...Abu
  81. Marykkundoru Kunjaadu (2010) .... Lonappan
  82. Aakashayathra (2010)
  83. Best Actor (2010)...Vadival Pranchi
  84. Kaaryasthan (2010) .... Kalidas
  85. Oridathoru Postman (2010)
  86. Thaskara Lahala (2010)
  87. Malarvaadi Arts Club (2010)...Kattapparam Sasi
  88. Four Friends (2010 film)...Kochouseph
  89. My Big Father (2010)...Unnikuttan
  90. Swantham Bharya Zindabad(2010).... T K Vipin kumar
  91. Anwar (2010)...Ashraf
  92. Adaminte Makan Abu (2010) .... Abookka
  93. 3 Char Sau Bees (2010)...Chandran Muthalali
  94. Pokkiri Raja (2010) .... Writer Manoharan
  95. Cheriya Kallanum Valiya Policum (2010).... Gopalan
  96. Nizhal (2010)
  97. Senior Mandrake (2010)
  98. Chattambinadu (2009) .... Gopalan
  99. Gulumal-The Escape (2009)
  100. Angel John(2009)... Rajan
  101. Kappal Muthalaali(2009).... Omanakuttan
  102. Swantham Lekhakan(2009)...Chandramohan
  103. Decent Parties (2009)
  104. Makante Achan (2009) .... Krishnan Kutty
  105. Ee Pattanathil Bhootham(2009) .... Sub Inspector Madhavan
  106. 2 Harihar Nagar (2009) .... Ayyappan
  107. Love In Singapore (2009).... Shukkur khan
  108. Duplicate (2009)
  109. Malayali (2009)
  110. Samayam (2009)
  111. Loudspeaker (2009)
  112. Aayirathil Oruvan (2009 film)...Usman
  113. Samastha Keralam PO(2009)...Subrahmaniam
  114. Sanmanassullavan Appukuttan (2009)
  115. Lollypop (2008) .... Priest / Advocate Kuriakose
  116. Crazy Gopalan (2008) .... Lakshmanan
  117. Sultan (2008) ..... Sundaran
  118. Mayabazar(2008)....Govindan Ashari
  119. Annan Thambi (2008) Inspector Shyamalan
  120. One Way Ticket (2008)
  121. Mulla (2008)... 'Thotti' Sasi
  122. Gopalapuranam (2008)
  123. Parthan Kanda Paralokam (2008)..Karunan
  124. Thavalam (2008)
  125. Cycle (2008 film)
  126. Shakespeare M.A. Malayalam (2008)...Sugunan Muthukunnam
  127. Jubilee (2008 film)
  128. De engotu Nokiey (2008)
  129. Twenty:20 (2008) .... Induchoodan IPS
  130. Flash (2007)
  131. Kadha Parayumbol (2007) ....Poet Das Vadakkemuri
  132. Chocolate (2007) .... Pappan
  133. Arabikatha (2007) .... Kareem
  134. Hallo (2007) .... Chidambaram
  135. July 4 .... Sakthivel
  136. Goal (2007 Malayalam film)
  137. Ekantham (2007)
  138. Nagaram (2007) .... Nanappan
  139. Abraham & Lincoln (2007)
  140. The Speed Track (2007) .... Lali
  141. Mission 90 Days (2007)
  142. Anamika (2007)
  143. Kangaroo (2007 film)..Kunjachan
  144. Aayur Rekha (2007)
  145. Romeoo (2007)..Narayanan
  146. Hareendran Oru Nishkalankan (2007)..Rajendran Vazhayila
  147. Mayavi (2007) .... Kannan Srank
  148. Inspector Garud (2007) .... Chakkachamparambil Lonappan
  149. Changathipoocha (2007) .... Rajappan
  150. Karutha Pakshikal (2006)
  151. Vaasthavam (2006) ... Thrippan Namboothiri
  152. Chess (2006) .... Unnikkannan
  153. Prajapathi (2006) .... Film Star Abhilash
  154. Pachakuthira (2006).. Chandran
  155. Achanurangatha Veedu (2006)..Samuel/Prabhakaran
  156. Pulijanmam (2006)
  157. Eakantham(2006)...Velayudhan
  158. Thuruppu Gulan (2006).... Khader
  159. Lion (2006 film) (2006)..Pottakuzhy Chellappan
  160. Vrindavanam (2006)
  161. Narakasuran (2006)
  162. Aanachandam (2006)...pappan
  163. Changathipoocha (2006)
  164. Oruvan (2006)
  165. Parayam (2006)
  166. Chanthupottu (2006)...Vareed
  167. Rajamanikyam (2005) ... Dasappan
  168. Aandavan (2005)
  169. Junior Senior (2005)
  170. Naran (2005)...Idimutt Rajappan
  171. Rappakal (2005)...Govindan
  172. Kalyanakurimanam (2005)
  173. Izha (2005)
  174. Krithyam (2005)
  175. Maanikyan (2005)
  176. Sarkar Dada (2005)
  177. Thommanum Makkalum (2005)... Raajakkannu
  178. Chathikkatha Chandu (2004)... Dance Master Vikram
  179. Rasikan(2004)...Paramu
  180. Youth Festival (2004) ...Veerapandi
  181. Malsaram(2003).... Vaira Muthu
  182. Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum (2003)
  183. The Fire (2003)
  184. Hariharan Pillai Happy Aanu (2003) ...Sundaran
  185. Pulival Kalyanam (2003) ...Manavalan
  186. Swantham Malavika (2003)
  187. Pattalam (2003).... S.I. Gabbar Keshavan
  188. Kilichundan Mampazham (2003) ...Uzman
  189. Thilakkam (2003) .... Omanakkuttan
  190. C.I.D. Moosa (2003) ...Mental Patient
  191. Gramophone (2003) .... 'Tabla' Bhaskaran
  192. Vellithira (2003) ...Surendran
  193. Pattanathil Sundaran (2003) ... Bhuvanachandran
  194. Savithriyude Aranjanam (2002) ...Olympian Bhootham Appachan
  195. Vasanthamalika (2002)
  196. Kalyanaraman (2002) .... Pyari
  197. Bamboo Boys (2002)... Chamba
  198. Kunjikoonan (2002) .... Chandran
  199. Kashillatheyum Jeevikkam (2002)
  200. Mazhathullikkilukkam (2002)...Maayandi
  201. Punyam (2002)
  202. Pranayamanithooval (2002) ... Sundaran
  203. Thandavam (2002) ...Basheer
  204. Meesa Madhavan (2002) .... Advocate Mukundanunni
  205. Valkannadi (2002) ...Raghavan
  206. Kakki Nakshatram (2002)
  207. Bharthavudyogam (2001)
  208. Nariman (2001) ....Kochunarayanan's manager
  209. One Man Show (2001)...Bhaskaran
  210. Sundara Purushan (2001)
  211. Soothradharan (2001) ....Leela Krishnan
  212. Ee Parakkum Thalika (2001) ...Koshy
  213. Naranathu Thampuran (2001)
  214. Ee Naadu Innale Vare (2001)
  215. Melevaryathe Malakhakkuttikal (2000) ...Bhaskaran
  216. Thenkasipattanam (2000)
  217. Unnimaya (2000)
  218. Kinnara Thumbikal (2000)
  219. Vinayapoorvam Vidhyaadharan (2000) ...Astrologer
  220. Nadanpennum Naattupramaaniyum (2000)
  221. Kinarathumbikal
  222. Tokyo Nagarathile Viseshangal (1999) ....Kadappuram Paarayi
  223. Sooryavanam (1998) ....Thamarathoppu
  224. Mattupetti Machan (1998) .... Manoharan
  225. Graama Panchaayathu (1998)
  226. Chenapparambile Aanakkariyam ((1998) .....Uthaman

223. Manthri Kochamma (1998)

224. Adukkala Rahasyam Angaadi Paattu (1997)

225. Mannadiar Penninu Chenkotta Checkan (1997) ....Kizhi

226. Ancharakalyanam (1997)

227. Moonu Kodiyum Munnooru Pavanum (1997) .....Mattanchery Mathen

228. Ishtadanam (1997) .....Unnikuttan

229. Ishtamanu Nooru Vattam (1996)

Other languages
  1. Appavin Meesai (2014) -Tamil
  2. Nedunchaalai (2014) -Tamil......Maattu Sekar
  3. Maryan (2014) -Tamil ... Thomayya
  4. Oonga (2013) - Oriya
  5. Mayabazaar (2011) -Bengali
As Director

As dubbing artistEdit

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Channel Notes
2015 Cinema Chirima himself Mazhavil Manorama
2016 Comedy Circus Judge Mazhavil Manorama
2017 Comedy stars Judge Asianet
2017 Comedy Utsavam Himself Flowers TV
2018 Urvashi Theatre Mentor Asianet
2018–present Thakarppan Comedy Mentor Mazhavil Manorama

AccoladesEdit

National Film Awards
Kerala State Film Awards
Kerala State Television Awards
Filmfare Awards South
South Indian International Movie Awards
Asianet Film Awards
Other awards

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jebaraj, Priscilla (19 May 2011). "South hogs limelight at 58th National Film Awards". The Hindu. Chennai, India.
  2. ^ From a sidekick to an award winner - Views - livemint.com
  3. ^ Salim Kumar wins Best Actor Award along with Dhanush
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ [2]
  6. ^ [3]
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 December 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ http://www.manoramaonline.com/cgi-bin/MMOnline.dll/portal/ep/malayalamContentView.do?contentId=17199655&programId=1073753134&channelId=-1073751306&BV_ID=@@@&tabId=5
  9. ^ Salim Kumar wins Best Actor National Award
  10. ^ "The 59th Idea Filmfare Awards 2011(South)". The Times Of India. Retrieved 8 July 2012.

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