Shane Nigam

Shane Nigam is an Indian film actor who appears in Malayalam films. Having made his debut with the 2013 road film Neelakasham Pachakadal Chuvanna Bhoomi (2013), he went to receive wider attention for his performances in successful drama films Kismath (2016), Parava (2017), and Kumbalangi Nights (2019).

Shane Nigam
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Shane in 2018
Born (1995-12-21) 21 December 1995 (age 25)
Kochi, Kerala, India
Years active
  • 2007–2010
  • 2013–present

Personal lifeEdit

Shane was born as eldest among three children, to Abi and Sunila, at Elamakkara, Kochi, Kerala. He did his schooling from Bhavans Vidya Mandir, Elamakkara. He was pursuing engineering at Rajagiri School of Engineering & Technology, Kochi. He has two younger sisters, Ahana and Aleena.[1] Shane's father Abi[2][3] was an actor and popular mimicry artist.


Film careerEdit

Nigam made his acting debut with the film Annayum Rasoolum, portraying the role of Anna's (Andrea Jeremiah) brother.[4] Later Rajeev Ravi offered him the lead role in Njan Steve Lopez but didn't take up the role.

He made his debut as a lead actor in 2016 film, Kismath opposite to Shruthy Menon. Producer of the film Rajeev Ravi offered him the lead role, his character won praise among the Malayali audience and the movie was a commercial success.[5]

Nigam played a central character alongside veteran actors Amala and Manju Warrier in the 2017 film C/O Saira Banu.[6] The following year, he appeared in the romantic film Eeda which was also praised by critics.[7]

Nigam starred in two films in 2019; the comedy drama Kumbalangi Nights, which was highly successful on box office and received rave reviews from film critics and the romantic thriller Ishq, which opened to a lukewarm response to audiences and critics alike.[8]


By the end of 2019, Shane had gotten a death threat from the Malayalam film producer Joby George through his Facebook post which went so controversial. Later he altered his looks by haircut reacting to that rendered it impossible to film the continuity of his role from the movie Veyil.[9]


  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role(s) Director(s) Notes Ref.
2010 Thanthonni Childhood of Kochukunju George Varghese Child artist
Anwar Boy in booth Amal Neerad
2013 Neelakasham Pachakadal Chuvanna Bhoomi Shyam Sameer Thahir
Annayum Rasoolum Kunjumon (Anna's Brother) Rajeev Ravi
2014 Balyakalasakhi Majeed (Childhood) Pramod Payyannur
2016 Kammatipaadam Sunny Rajeev Ravi
Kismath Irfan Shanavas K Bavakkutty Lead Role [10]
2017 C/O Saira Banu Joshua Peter Antony Sony [6]
Parava Shane Soubin Shahir [11]
2018 Eeda Anand B. Ajithkumar [7]
2019 Kumbalangi Nights Bobby Madhu C Narayan [12]
Ishq Sachi Anuraj Manohar [13]
Oolu Vasu Shaji N. Karun [14]
Valiyaperunnal Akkar Dimal Dennis [15]


Year Program Channel Role Notes
2005 Bullet Bava Surya TV Uncredited role
Gulumal Bhai Kairali TV
2007 Super Dancer Junior Amrita TV Contestant
2008–2009 Hello Kuttichathan Asianet Vivek Vishwanathan a.k.a. Vivi Dubbed to Tamil as Hello Kuttichathan(Vijay TV)
2010 Hello Kuttichathan 2 Asianet Vivek Vishwanathan a.k.a. Vivi
2012 Matinee YouTube Shane also Director Short film
Kadalum Phonum Teenegerum YouTube DOP, Editor Short film
Chiri YouTube Director Short film
2019 Uppum Mulakum Flowers TV Akkar Cameo Appearance in episode 1009


Year Award Category Film Result
2016 Asiavision Awards New Sensation in acting (Male) Kismath Won
2017 South Indian International Movie Awards Best Debut Actor – Malayalam
Minnale Film & Television Awards Best New Hero
Yuva Awards Rising Star (Male) Parava
2018 South Indian International Movie Awards Best Supporting Actor – Malayalam
2019 Asianet Film Awards Best Star Pair (along with Nimisha Sajayan) Eeda
Behindwoods Gold Medals 7th Edition Best Actor Malayalam Ishq (2019 film)
Vanitha Film Awards Best Star Pair Award (along with Anna Ben) Kumbalangi Nights


  1. ^ നടനും മിമിക്രി താരവുമായ അബി അന്തരിച്ചു. Manorama Online (30 November 2017).
  2. ^ Sreenivasan, Deepthi (16 July 2016) "Playing the rebellious lover: Shane Nigam". Deccan Chronicle.
  3. ^ "Shane Nigam is the son of veteran comedian Aby!" Times of India. 31 July 2016
  4. ^ "The Actor's Qissa". (1 August 2016). Retrieved on 2019-09-04.
  5. ^ 'Kismath' movie review: Live audience updates of Shane Nigam, Shruthy Menon-starrer. (29 July 2016). Retrieved on 2019-09-04.
  6. ^ a b "Shane Nigam turns law student for C/O Sairabanu". The Times of India. 24 September 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  7. ^ a b "'Eeda' to release in January, the film stars Shane Nigam and Nimisha Sajayan". The News Minute. 28 December 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  8. ^ Neelima Menon (11 July 2019). "Kumbalangi Nights, Unda, Virus, Ishq: Best Malayalam films of 2019 so far have celebrated big and small stars". Firstpost. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
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  10. ^ "Kismath came as a surprise, says Shane Nigam". The Times of India. 27 January 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  11. ^ "'Parava was offered to me before Kismath'". The New Indian Express. 27 January 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  12. ^ "Kumbalangi Nights is a simple story with a fresh idea, says Shane Nigam". The New Indian Express. 6 February 2019. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  13. ^ "Shane Nigam completes dubbing for Ishq". The New Indian Express. 9 April 2019. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  14. ^ "Shane Nigam: I have learned a lot during the filming of 'Olu'". The Times of India. 17 September 2019. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  15. ^ "Shane Nigam starrer 'Valiyaperunnal' gets a UA certificate". The Times of India. 18 December 2019. Retrieved 16 April 2020.

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