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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 49)
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 Aromal.[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)
  1. Ittymaani: Made in China (2019)
  2. A For Apple (2019)....
  3. Shibu (2019).... Dr.Thomachan
  4. Rangeela (2019 film)
  5. Mask (2019)...Jaggu Varapuzha
  6. Thamara (2019)
  7. Oru Yamandan Premakadha (2019)...Paanchi
  8. Madhura Raja (2019)...Manoharan Manyolodayam
  9. An International Local Story (2019)
  10. Oru Adaar Love (2019)
  11. Allu Ramendran (2019)..SI Sinto Simon
  12. Mangalyam Thanthunanena (2018)
  13. Chalakkudikkaran Changathy (2018)
  14. Mohanlal (2018).... Sathan Jose
  15. Panchavarnathatha (2018)....Adv.Jimmy
  16. Kuttanadan Marpappa (2018)..Philipose
  17. Daivame Kaithozham K. Kumar Akanam (2018) .....Karimannur Gopi
  18. Shikkari Shambhu (2018)...SI Jimmy
  19. Queen (2018)...Adv.Mukundan
  20. Sakhavinte Priyasakhi (2018)
  21. Ramaleela (2017)...Sumesh Venjara
  22. Karutha Sooryan (2017)
  23. Hello Dubaikkaran (2017)
  24. Sherlock Toms (2017)
  25. Karutha Joothan (2017)
  26. Velipadinte Pusthakam (2017)... Prof. Premraj Idikkattutharayi
  27. Clint (2017)
  28. Chippy (2017)
  29. Kattappanayile Hrithik Roshan (2016)...Naxalite Chandran
  30. Moonam Naal Njyayarazhcha (2016)....Karumpan
  31. Thoppil Joppan (2016)....Father Koduveli
  32. Pathemari (2015)
  33. Female Unnikrishnan (2015)
  34. Elanjikkavu P.O (2015)
  35. Birds With Large Wings (2015)
  36. Fireman (2015)...Narendan Achari
  37. Compartment (2015)
  38. Seconds (2014)
  39. Bhaiyya Bhaiyya (2014)
  40. My dear Mummy (2014)
  41. Bicycle Theives (2013)
  42. Kq(2013)
  43. Nadodimannan (2013).... Ravi
  44. Kunjananthante Kada (2013)
  45. Moonam nal Nyararcha (2013)
  46. Nadodimannan (2013)
  47. Immanuel (2013) ... Suku
  48. Lisammayude Veedu (2013) ... Samuel
  49. Pigman (2013)
  50. Abhiyum Njanum.....Jose
  51. 101 Weddings (2012) ...Khader
  52. Ayalum Njanum Thammil (2012) ... Thomachan
  53. Mazhavillinattamvare (2012)
  54. Mr. Marumakan (2012)
  55. Ezham Suryan (2012)
  56. Vaadhyar(2012)
  57. Ordinary
  58. Cobra (2012) ... Gopalan
  59. Annum Innum Ennum (2012)
  60. Masters (2012) ... Monichan
  61. Padmasree Bharat Dr. Saroj Kumar (2012) ... Rafeek
  62. Players (2012)
  63. 916 (2012)
  64. Teja Bhai & Family (2011) ... Divakaran Nair
  65. Janapriyan (2011) ... Kannappan kannapi
  66. Manikiakkallu (2011) ... Kunjiraman 'THAMPURAN'
  67. Christian Brothers (2011) .... Purushothaman
  68. Prabhuvinte Makkal (2011)
  69. Makeup Man (2011) .... Lawrence
  70. Arjunan Saakshi (2011)...Mechanic Jackson
  71. Doubles (2011) .... Mayyazhi
  72. Ameya (2011)
  73. Adaminte Makan Abu(2011)...Abu
  74. Marykkundoru Kunjaadu (2010) .... Lonappan
  75. Aakashayathra (2010)
  76. Best Actor (2010)...Vadival Pranchi
  77. Kaaryasthan (2010) .... Kalidas
  78. Oridathoru Postman (2010)
  79. Thaskara Lahala (2010)
  80. Malarvaadi Arts Club (2010)...Kattapparam Sasi
  81. Four Friends (2010 film)...Kochouseph
  82. My Big Father (2010)...Unnikuttan
  83. Swantham Bharya Zindabad(2010).... T K Vipin kumar
  84. Anwar (2010)...Ashraf
  85. Adaminte Makan Abu (2010) .... Abookka
  86. 3 Char Sau Bees (2010)...Chandran Muthalali
  87. Pokkiri Raja (2010) .... Writer Manoharan
  88. Cheriya Kallanum Valiya Policum (2010).... Gopalan
  89. Nizhal (2010)
  90. Senior Mandrake (2010)
  91. Chattambinadu (2009) .... Gopalan
  92. Gulumal-The Escape (2009)
  93. Angel John(2009)... Rajan
  94. Kappal Muthalaali(2009).... Omanakuttan
  95. Swantham Lekhakan(2009)...Chandramohan
  96. Decent Parties (2009)
  97. Makante Achan (2009) .... Krishnan Kutty
  98. Ee Pattanathil Bhootham(2009) .... Sub Inspector Madhavan
  99. 2 Harihar Nagar (2009) .... Ayyappan
  100. Love In Singapore (2009).... Shukkur khan
  101. Duplicate (2009)
  102. Malayali (2009)
  103. Samayam (2009)
  104. Loudspeaker (2009)
  105. Aayirathil Oruvan (2009 film)...Usman
  106. Samastha Keralam PO(2009)...Subrahmaniam
  107. Sanmanassullavan Appukuttan (2009)
  108. Lollypop (2008) .... Priest / Advocate Kuriakose
  109. Crazy Gopalan (2008) .... Lakshmanan
  110. Sultan (2008) ..... Sundaran
  111. Mayabazar(2008)....Govindan Ashari
  112. Annan Thambi (2008) Inspector Shyamalan
  113. One Way Ticket (2008)
  114. Mulla (2008)... 'Thotti' Sasi
  115. Gopalapuranam (2008)
  116. Parthan Kanda Paralokam (2008)..Karunan
  117. Thavalam (2008)
  118. Cycle (2008 film)
  119. Shakespeare M.A. Malayalam (2008)...Sugunan Muthukunnam
  120. Jubilee (2008 film)
  121. De engotu Nokiey (2008)
  122. Twenty:20 (2008) .... Induchoodan IPS
  123. Flash (2007)
  124. Kadha Parayumbol (2007) ....Poet Das Vadakkemuri
  125. Chocolate (2007) .... Pappan
  126. Arabikatha (2007) .... Kareem
  127. Hallo (2007) .... Chidambaram
  128. July 4 .... Sakthivel
  129. Goal (2007 Malayalam film)
  130. Ekantham (2007)
  131. Nagaram (2007) .... Nanappan
  132. Abraham & Lincoln (2007)
  133. The Speed Track (2007) .... Lali
  134. Mission 90 Days (2007)
  135. Anamika (2007)
  136. Kangaroo (2007 film)..Kunjachan
  137. Aayur Rekha (2007)
  138. Romeoo (2007)..Narayanan
  139. Hareendran Oru Nishkalankan (2007)..Rajendran Vazhayila
  140. Mayavi (2007) .... Kannan Srank
  141. Inspector Garud (2007) .... Chakkachamparambil Lonappan
  142. Changathipoocha (2007) .... Rajappan
  143. Karutha Pakshikal (2006)
  144. Vaasthavam (2006) ... Thrippan Namboothiri
  145. Chess (2006) .... Unnikkannan
  146. Prajapathi (2006) .... Film Star Abhilash
  147. Pachakuthira (2006).. Chandran
  148. Achanurangatha Veedu (2006)..Samuel/Prabhakaran
  149. Pulijanmam (2006)
  150. Eakantham(2006)...Velayudhan
  151. Thuruppu Gulan (2006).... Khader
  152. Lion (2006 film) (2006)..Pottakuzhy Chellappan
  153. Vrindavanam (2006)
  154. Narakasuran (2006)
  155. Aanachandam (2006)...pappan
  156. Changathipoocha (2006)
  157. Oruvan (2006)
  158. Parayam (2006)
  159. Chanthupottu (2006)...Vareed
  160. Rajamanikyam (2005) ... Dasappan
  161. Aandavan (2005)
  162. Junior Senior (2005)
  163. Naran (2005)...Idimutt Rajappan
  164. Rappakal (2005)...Govindan
  165. Kalyanakurimanam (2005)
  166. Izha (2005)
  167. Krithyam (2005)
  168. Maanikyan (2005)
  169. Sarkar Dada (2005)
  170. Thommanum Makkalum (2005)... Raajakkannu
  171. Chathikkatha Chandu (2004)... Dance Master Vikram
  172. Rasikan(2004)...Paramu
  173. Youth Festival (2004) ...Veerapandi
  174. Malsaram(2003).... Vaira Muthu
  175. Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum (2003)
  176. The Fire (2003)
  177. Hariharan Pillai Happy Aanu (2003) ...Sundaran
  178. Pulival Kalyanam (2003) ...Manavalan
  179. Swantham Malavika (2003)
  180. Pattalam (2003).... S.I. Gabbar Keshavan
  181. Kilichundan Mampazham (2003) ...Uzman
  182. Thilakkam (2003) .... Omanakkuttan
  183. C.I.D. Moosa (2003) ...Mental Patient
  184. Gramophone (2003) .... 'Tabla' Bhaskaran
  185. Vellithira (2003) ...Surendran
  186. Pattanathil Sundaran (2003) ... Bhuvanachandran
  187. Savithriyude Aranjanam (2002) ...Olympian Bhootham Appachan
  188. Vasanthamalika (2002)
  189. Kalyanaraman (2002) .... Pyari
  190. Bamboo Boys (2002)... Chamba
  191. Kunjikoonan (2002) .... Chandran
  192. Kashillatheyum Jeevikkam (2002)
  193. Mazhathullikkilukkam (2002)...Maayandi
  194. Punyam (2002)
  195. Pranayamanithooval (2002) ... Sundaran
  196. Thandavam (2002) ...Basheer
  197. Meesa Madhavan (2002) .... Advocate Mukundanunni
  198. Valkannadi (2002) ...Raghavan
  199. Kakki Nakshatram (2002)
  200. Bharthavudyogam (2001)
  201. Nariman (2001) ....Kochunarayanan's manager
  202. One Man Show (2001)...Bhaskaran
  203. Sundara Purushan (2001)
  204. Soothradharan (2001) ....Leela Krishnan
  205. Ee Parakkum Thalika (2001) ...Koshy
  206. Naranathu Thampuran (2001)
  207. Ee Naadu Innale Vare (2001)
  208. Melevaryathe Malakhakkuttikal (2000) ...Bhaskaran
  209. Thenkasipattanam (2000)
  210. Unnimaya (2000)
  211. Kinnara Thumbikal (2000)
  212. Vinayapoorvam Vidhyaadharan (2000) ...Astrologer
  213. Nadanpennum Naattupramaaniyum (2000)
  214. Tokyo Nagarathile Viseshangal (1999) ....Kadappuram Paarayi
  215. Sooryavanam (1998) ....Thamarathoppu
  216. Mattupetti Machan (1998) .... Manoharan
  217. Graama Panchaayathu (1998)
  218. Manthri Kochamma (1998)
  219. Adukkala Rahasyam Angaadi Paattu (1997)
  220. Mannadiar Penninu Chenkotta Checkan (1997) ....Kizhi
  221. Ancharakalyanam (1997)
  222. Moonu Kodiyum Munnooru Pavanum (1997) .....Mattanchery Mathen
  223. Ishtamanu Nooru Vattam (1996)
Other languages
  1. Appavin Meesai (2014) -Tamil
  2. Nedunchaalai (2014) -Tamil......Maattu Sekar
  3. Maryan (2014) -Tamil ... Thomayya
  4. Unga (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

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. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)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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