Siddique (actor)

Siddique (born 1 October 1962) is an Indian actor and producer, who works mainly in Malayalam cinema. Along with appearing in over 350 Malayalam films, he has also acted in a few Tamil language films. He is known for having played a wide range of starring and supporting roles, including comic characters, romantic leads, anti-heroes and villains.[1][2][3]

Siddique
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Born (1962-10-01) 1 October 1962 (age 59)
NationalityIndian
Occupationactor
Film producer
Film Director
Entrepreneur
Years active1985–present
ChildrenRasheen Siddique
Shaheen Siddique
Farheen Siddique

Siddik made his acting debut with the film Aa Neram Alppa Dooram (1985). He got a break with the comedy film In Harihar Nagar (1990). Due to its success, Siddik acted in a variety of comic roles during the early-1990s in films such as Godfather, Manthrikacheppu, Simhavalan Menon, Kasargode Khadarbhai, Thiruthalvaadi, Mughamudra, Kunukkitta Kozhi, and Welcome to Kodaikanal. Siddik turned to more serious roles with Asuravamsam and Lelam (both 1997). He also did a notable villain role in Sathyameva Jayathe (2001), which led to a succession of similar roles.

In 2004, he was awarded the Kerala State Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performances in Sasneham Sumitra and Choonda.[4] Siddik ventured into production by co-producing the film Nandanam (2002) under Bhavana Cinema. In 2013, he received the Nandi Special Jury Award for Naa Bangaaru Talli.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

Siddique was born on 1 October 1962 at Edavanakkad,[6] in Ernakulam, Kerala, India. He was the youngest child in a family of three with an elder brother and a sister. He did his primary schooling in his hometown, Edavanakkad and completed a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Government Polytechnic College, Kalamassery.

He then worked as an Electrical Engineer at Kerala State Electricity Board division at Thrissur, Kerala. After a few years of service at KSEB, he flew abroad to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and worked there for a few more years. Later he quit his job and came back. He started discovering his acting talents during his academic years at Government Polytechnic College, Kalamassery. He started his career as a mimicry artist from there.

He is married to SHIULI, after the suicide of his first wife and has three children (Rasheen, Shaheen and Farheen). He has a son Rasheen Siddique from his previous marriage.[7] His second son Shaheen made his debut as an actor in the movie Pathemaari.[8] His elder brother Adbul Majeed is also an actor who appears in Malayalam films.[9]

CareerEdit

Siddik babu started his career in the late 1980s with minor roles. His major break came in 1990 when, along with Mukesh, Jagadeesh, and Asokan, he was cast as one of the heroes in In Harihar Nagar. The movie, directed by Siddique (director) and Lal, went on to become a huge box office success, starting a streak of similar low-budget comedy movies featuring the cast. Siddique became an essential part of such movies along with Mukesh and Jagadeesh. Films in the genre included Manthrikacheppu (1992), Simhavalan Menon, Kasargode Khadarbhai (1992), Thiruthalvadi (1992), Mughamudra (1992), Kunukkitta Kozhi (1992), Mookkillarajyathu (1991), Mimics Parade, Grihapravesam, Welcome to Kodaikanal, Kavadiyattam, KaattilethadiTheverude Aana, Marupuram, Vaarafalam, Mughachithram and Kinnaripuzhayoram. He was cast alongside leading actresses of the time like Parvathy, Shobana, Sunitha, Mathu, and Suchithra. His performance in Godfather by Siddique-Lal was positively received by Malayalam movie viewers. Siddique also did action roles in some films. For example, there is the case of Ayalathe Adheham, where he was actually the villain only to be revealed at the climax of the movie. In Ekalavyan he played the role of Sarath, a young police officer, supporting Suresh Gopi.

His talent lies in how an actor should keep reinventing to be in Malayalam movie biz - learning from his experience and mistakes. His career curve shows a good inclination towards adapting to a variety roles - comedy, villain, character roles and so on. He is one among the artists who rose from junior artist level to a major actor with his talent and hard work.

1990sEdit

The mid-1990s did not go well for Siddik as a number of personal problems affected his career. He made a comeback in the late 1990s with supporting roles in Asuravamsam with Manoj K. Jayan, and in Lelam and Crime File (both with Suresh Gopi). These films ensured his return to the mainstream. In Sathyameva Jayathe, he played a cold-blooded villain with Suresh Gopi. Following the success of this film, Siddique was offered a number of opportunities to play villains.

During this period, he also acted in television serials. His role in Sthree with Vinaya Prasad was a huge hit among Malayalam television audiences. He also anchored a musical programme called Sallapam on Doordarshan. Siddique has also anchored other musical programmes including Sangeetha Samagamam in Amrita TV and Symphony in Kairali TV, in the 2000s.

2000sEdit

In 2002, he produced Nandanam, directed by Ranjith. The movie featured young actors Prithviraj Sukumaran and Navya Nair. Siddique appeared in a small but completely different role in the film. This was a box-office hit despite the absence of major stars.

Siddique started appearing in a number of different looks in his later films. This can be seen in films such as Chota Mumbai, Hallo, Nadiya Kollappetta Rathri, Udayon, Vellinakshatram, The Tiger, and Alibhai.

He encouraged director Lal to create the sequel to In Harihar Nagar. The movie 2 Harihar Nagar was released in 2009 with the middle-aged actors Jagadeesh, Mukesh, and Asokan coming together. Again in 2010, he appeared in the series' third installment, In Ghost House Inn.

In April 2011, Siddique launched Kerala's first family magazine Family Facebook. Siddique is the editor of the monthly magazine that is rich with stories of the players in the Malayalam film industry – actors, directors, playback singers and others.[10]

AwardsEdit

Award Year Category Film Result
Kerala State Film Awards 2003 Second Best Actor Sasneham Sumithra Won
Kerala State Television Awards 2005 Best Actor Samasya

Annu Mazhayayirunu

Kerala Film Critics Award 2003 Second Best Actor Sasneham Sumithra
2017 Second Best Actor

Annmariya Kalippilaanu

Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan

Sukhamayirikkatte

Nandi Awards 2013 Special Jury Award Naa Bangaaru Talli
Filmfare Awards South 2003 Best Film (Malayalam) Nandanam
SIIMA 2016 Best supporting actor (Malayalam) Pathemari
Asianet Film Awards 2003 Best Film Nandanam
2006 Best Actor in Villain Role Bada Dhosth

Prajapathi

2008 Madampi
2011 August 15
2013 Best Supporting Actor Drishyam
2018 Hey Jude
2020 Uyare
Asiavision Movie Awards 2014 Second Best Actor Drishyam
Vanitha Film Awards 2011 Best Actor in a Negative Role Pokkiri Raja
2017 Best Actor in a Supporting Role Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan

Annmariya Kalippilaanu

2020 Best Character Actor Uyare

Vijay Superum Pournamiyum

Asianet TV Awards - Best Actor Sthree
Amrita Film Awards 2008 Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nadiya Kollappetta Rathri

Ali Bhai
Paradesi

2009 Best Negative Role Various
Malayala Puraskaram 2020 Best Actor Subharathri

Other AwardsEdit

  • 2008: Kairali World Malayalee Council Malayalam Film Award for Best Villain (Twenty:20, Madambi)
  • 2009: Asiavision Annual Television Award Dubai for Best Musical Programme Presenter (Sangeetha Sangamam, Amritha TV)
  • 2012: Naval Base Kerala Library Singalore's "Simhapuri Award" for the contribution to the Art and Culture

FilmographyEdit

As an actorEdit

More than 350 films as of June 2021

Year Title Role Notes
1985 Aarodum Parayaruthu
Aa Neram Alppa Dooram Alex First movie
1987 Vazhiyorakazchakal
New Delhi Siddik
Bhoomiyile Rajakkanmar Siddik
1988 Dhinarathrangal
Witness Alexander
Janmandharam Abdu
David David Mr. David
Varum Varathikkilla
1989 Nagarangalil Chennu Raparkam
Peruvannapurathe Visheshangal Antappan
Nidrayil Oru Rathri Priest
Rathibhavam
Pradeshika Varthakal
Kaalalppada Vichu
Carnivel Sainu
Aaram Wardil Abyandrakalaham
Thadavarayile Rajakkanmar SI
Nair saab Cadet Siddique
Antharjanam
New Year
1990 In Harihar Nagar Govindan Kutty
Pavam Pavam Rajakumaran Aravindhan Mash
Nanma Nirajavan sreenivasan
Gajakesariyogam Ram Mohan IAS
Kouthuka varthkal Pavithran
Varthmanakalam
No.20 Madras Mail Tony's Friend
Purapaad
Sunday 7 PM Geevarghese
1991 Mookkilla Rajyathu Venu
Sandesham Udayabhanu
Chanjattam V.K Madhusoodhanan Nair
Nattuvishesham Aniyankunju
Ezhunallathu Subramaniyam Iyyer
Kadinjool kalyanam
P.O.Box-27
Mimics Parade Sabu
Godfather Veerabhadran
Mukhachitram Kannan
Sundarikaka
GeorgeKutty C/O Georgekutty S.I Feroz
Ganamela Tony Fernandez
Irikku M.D Akkathundu Sunny
Innathe Programme Rajendran
Onnaam Muhurtham Kumaran
1992 Daivathinte Vikrithikal
Ayalathe Adheham Rajeevan
Cheppadividya Sub Inspector
Apaaratha Suresh
Mantrikacheppu Williams
Soorya Manasam Urumees's father
Pandu Pandaru Rajakumari Johnson
Poochakaru Manikkettum Hareendran
Priyapetta Kukku Reji
Congradulations Miss Anitha menon Sudheer
Kasarkode Khaderbai Sabu
Thiruthalvaadi Vishnu
Oru Kochu Bhoomikulukkam Ravi
Ezharaponnanna Dasan
Kunukkitta Kozhi Viswanathan
Mughamudra Bharathan
Ente Ponnu thampuran
Nagarathil Samsaravishayam Samson
Kallan Kappalil Thanne Murali
Mr & Mrs
Welcome to Kodaikanal Vinayachandran
Ooty Pattanam Jimmy
1993 Gandhari CI Jayaram
Kavadiyattam Kuruppu
Vatsalyam Vijayakumaran Nair
Janam (film) Sivan
Arthana Suresh
Tharavadu Kabeer Das
Uppukandom Brothers S.P Roy Mathews
Ekalavyan CI Sharath Chandran
Kalipattam Kutty
Sthalathe Pradana Payyans Commissioner Mohammad Iqbal IPS
Nandini Oppol Ajayan
Porutham Chandrabhanu
Pravachakan Prakashan
Adheham Enna Edheham
Journalist Viswanathan
Aganeyam
Koushalam S.I Gopinathan
1994 Bhismacharya C.I Sudheer
Gandeevam Commando Vijayan
Kinnaripuzhayoram Dr. UnniKrishnan
Malapuram haji mahanaya joji Kunjalikutty
Pavam I.A. Ivachan Adv.Suseelan Nair
Pradakshinam Vasu
Varanamalyam Adv.Bharathan
Simhavalan Menon Insp. Jalram
1995 Kaattile Thadi Thevarude Aana Devan
Hijack (1995 film) Dy.SP Balachandran
Sargavasantham Roy
Lalanam Vijayakumar
1997 Asuravamsam Dosth viswanathan
Lelam Hussain
Superman City Police Commissioner Rajagopal IPS
Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranayakalathu Renji
1998 Kanmadam Damodaran
Sneham Sivankutty
Mayilpeelikkavu Psychiatrist
Kalaapam C.I
Ayal Kadha Ezhuthukayanu Advocate K. G. Nambiar
1999 Crime File S.P Anwar Rawther IPS
Vazhunnor Thevakattu Paulachen
Kannezhuthi pottum thottu Chandrappan
Chandamama C.I Mathew Vasiparamban
Veendum Chila Veetu Karyangal Paul
Ustad Irani
2000 Satyameva Jayathe Balasubhramanyan
Cover Story
Dany Freddy
Valyettan Arakkal Raghu
Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal Ramesh
Ayyappantamma Neyyappam Chuttu
Arayannangalude Veedu Suresh Nair
Mimics 2000
2001 Kannaki Choman
Meghamalhar
Bharthavudyogam Reji Menon
Nariman (Film) Advocate Padmanabhan Thampi
Raavanaprabhu S.P Sreenivasan
Uthaman S.I Jayaraj
Naranathu Thampuran Dr.Rajeev
Aram Indriyam
2002 Kai Ethum Doorathu Babunath
Puthooramputhri Unniyarcha Aromal Chekavar
Kalachakram Rajeev George
Stop Violence
Onnaman
Bhavam
Yathrakarude Sradhakku Dr. Pradeep
Kalyanaraman Doctor Cameo Appearance
Nandanam Balan
2003 Kaliyodam
Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum C.I
Sadanandante Samayam Sudakaran
Mizhi Randilum Dr.Menon
Ivar S.P Jacob Mathew
Hariharan Pillai Happy Aanu
War & Love Capt. Kabeer
Choonda Varghese Panjikaran
Malsaram
Manassinakkare Tony Kombanakkadan
2004 Sasneham Sumithra C.I
Sethurama Iyer CBI Balagopal
Kanninum Kannadikkum Harikrishnan
Udayam DySP Vishwanathan
Vellinakshatram Manavenda Varma / Mahendra Varma
Chathikkatha Chanthu Vasumathi's Uncle
Greetings Rangaswami Iyengar
Natturajavu PathiriveettilJohnykutty
Thudakkam Sulaiman
Agninakshathram Chudalan/Maannappan
Koottu
2005 Ben Johnson S.P
Hridayathil Sookshikkan
Manikyan Gopikrishnan
Krithyam ACP Surya Narayanan
Thaskaraveeran Thommi
Udayon Mammali
Naran Gopinathan Nambiar
The Tiger John Varghese
2006 Rasathanthram Ramachandran
Pachakuthira Akash's foster father
Balram vs. Tharadas DYSP George
Thanthra Suryadharman
Prajapathi Kaliyarmadom Giri
Mughamariyathe
Bada Dosth Geevarghese
Baba Kalyani DIG Raghupathi
Smart City Commissioner Arun Nambiar IPS
2007 Anchil Oral Arjunan Vijayan
Payum Puli
Chotta Mumbai 'Mullan' Chandrappan
Time Commissioner Alexander Mekkadan I.P.S
Nadiya Kollappetta Rathri Usthad Ghulam Musafir
July 4 Ramachandran IPS
Hallo Mahesh Bhai
Ali Bhai Sundaran Thampi
Paradesi Hamsa
Rock n' Roll Gunasekharan
Flash Chandi
2008 College Kumaran Minister Sethunathan
Innathe Chinthavishayam
Annan Thambi Govindan
Shakespeare M.A. Malayalam
Madampi Sreedharan
Gulmohar Harikrishnan
Oru Pennum Randaanum
Kurukshetra Subedar Maj. Fussy Ahmed
Twenty:20 Madhava Menon
2009 Red Chillies Commissioner Vyasan I.P.S.
Nammal Thammil Anu's Father
2 Harihar Nagar Govindan Kutty Sequel of In Harihar Nagar
I.G Zazeer Ahmad IPS
Black Dalia
Ivar Vivahitharayal Adv. Ananthan Menon
Chemistry Velayudhan
Seetha Kalyanam Harikrishnan
Kerala Cafe Ravi Segment Aviramam, co-starring Shweta Menon
Meghatheertham
Paleri Manikyam Oru pathira kolapathinte kadha Balan Nair
Chattambinadu Kattappilly Nagendran
2010 Yugapurushan Dr.Padmanabhan Palpu
Nayakan Shankar Das alias J.S. / Ram Das
In Ghost House Inn Govindan Kutty Sequel of In Harihar Nagar and 2 Harihar Nagar
Pramani Somasekara Panicker
April Fool Music Director Rajesh
Pokkiri Raja Commissioner Rajendra Babu
Alexander the Great
Nallavan Kumaresan,Sub Inspector
Kutty Srank Jonas Achan
Kadaksham
Pranchiyettan & the Saint Dr. Jose
Kaaryasthan Rajan
Four Friends Dr. Siddharth
The Thriller A.D.G.P Balagopal IPS
Again Kasargod Khader Bhai Sabu Cameo appearance
Tournament coach Cameo appearance
2011 Makeup Man Sidharth (Film Director)
Nadakame Ulakam Producer Ram Mohan
AUGUST 15 Unnamed antagonist
Seniors Unnithan (College Lecturer)
Naayika Film producer Stephen Muthalali
Veeraputhran Moithu moulavi
Killadi Raman Chandru
2012 Orkut Oru Ormakoot
Asuravithu Shaikh Muhammed IPS
Grihanathan Alex
Parayan Baaki Vechathu
Thalsamayam Oru Penkutty Real TV CEO
Masters Isaac Panicker
Cobra
MLA Mani Patham Classum Ghusthiyum SP
Mallu Singh Valiyamppatu Raghavan Nair
Grandmaster Paul Matthew
Ustad Hotel Abdul Razak
Simhasanam Raman Unni
Ithra Mathram Poduval
Run Baby Run Rajan Kartha
Puthiya Theerangal Thamara's father Guest appearance
Karpooradeepam
Face to Face SP Ramdas
Poppins
Akasmikam Lead role with Shanthi Krishna; delayed movie
2013 Drishyam Prabhakar
Ginger Justice Kuriakose
Bicycle Thieves
Geethaanjali Thampichayan
Daivathinte Swantham Cleetus Father Sunny Vadakkumthala
Careebiyans Commissioner
Kunjananthante Kada Dr.Rahman
Kadal Kadannu Oru Mathukutty Abraham & himself
Progress Report
Bharya Athra Pora Dr.Rahman
Breaking News
Celluloid Ramakrishna Iyer (I. A. S)
Annum Innum Ennum Sidharth Menon
Players Delayed movie
2014 Mylanchi Monchulla Veedu Kasim
Koottathil Oral
Nayana
Study Tour
Vellimoonga Vareedh
Rajadhiraja Mahendra Varma IAS
Villali Veeran Sidharthan's father
Avatharam Divakarettan (Guest appearance)
Mr. Fraud Rajashekhara Varma
Garbha Shriman Doctor
Bad Boys
Pakaram
Swapaanam Narayanan Namboodiri
Salalah Mobiles Ajay Chacko IPS
Thamarassery To Thailand
Vasanthathinte Kanal Vazhikalil
2015 John Honayi John Honayi
Thilothama
Amar Akbar Anthony C.I Sethunath V. R
Pathemari Velayudhan
Ithinumappuram Eppachan
Saigal Padukayaanu Priest
Loham Muhammed Unni
Fireman Sakhav Iqbal
2016 Kappiri Thuruthu Choonda Masthan
Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan Surendran (Sura)
Pulimurugan ACP Iype Zachariah
Oppam Baputty Cameo Appearance
Welcome to Central Jail Keshavan
Annmariya Kalippilaanu Perungudy Baby
White Sunnychayan
Kasaba I.G. Chandrashekhar
Mohavalayam
Sukhamayirikkatte
Paavada Advocate Anantharama Iyyer
2017 Achayans Rita's father
Sunday Holiday Narayanankutty Varayalveli / Nakkutty
Role Models (2017 film) Shreya's father
Pokkiri Simon Guest Appearance
Villain (2017 film) DGP, Mathew's boss
Vedham
Ramaleela Udayabhanu
Chunkzz Pappachan
Velipadinte Pusthakam Maathan Tharakan
Adventures of Omanakuttan Chandrashekhar
CIA - Comrade In America Mathew
Puthan Panam C.I. Habeeb Rahman
Fukri Sulaiman Fukri
2018 Diwanjimoola Grand Prix Jithendran
Aadhi Mohan Varma
Hey Jude (film) Dominic Rodriguez
Captain Maithanam
Kammara Sambhavam Bose Kammaran
Mohanlal (film) Doctor cameo appearance
Iblis (film) Jabbar
Oru Kuprasidha Payyan Bharathan
Aanakallan DySP Aana Esthappan
Odiyan Damodharan Nair
2019 Vijay Superum Pournamiyum Chandramohan
Mikhael George Peter
Oru Adaar Love Police officer
Irupathiyonnaam Noottaandu Father
Kodathi Samaksham Balan Vakkeel Somasekharan Pillai
Soothrakkaran Minister for Water Resources Cameo appearance
Madhura Raja Rajendra Babu IPS
Uyare Raveendran
Subharathri Muhammad
And The Oscar Goes To Prince
Isahakkinte Ithihasam Fr.Isahak
Ittymaani: Made in China Fr. John Paul
Gaanagandharvan Adv.Manoj
Happy Sardar Joysy Kochara
Ulta ADGP Mohan Rajeev IPS
Mamangam Thalachennor
My Santa Paul Pappan
2020 Big Brother Shetty
Al Mallu
Uriyadi SI Ravisankhar
Shylock Commissioner Felix John IPS
Sufiyum Sujatayum Sujata's Father
2021 Vellam Dr. Subrahmanian
Drishyam 2 Prabhakar
Varthamanam
Mohan Kumar Fans Mohan Kumar
One Speaker
Sara's Dr. Hafiz
Anugraheethan Antony Antony's Father
Sunny Jacob (Voice only)
Ellam Sheriyakum K.C Chacko
Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham Pattu Marakkar
Kunjeldho
2022 Kannadi
Aaraattu CI Sivasankaran
Mahaveeryar
Voice of Sathyanathan
Kaduva Kaduvakkunnel Poulose
Night Drive Rajan Kurup
Love Jihad Kareem
Ram Balakrishnan

Other languagesEdit

Year Title Role Language
1988 New Delhi Sidhique Hindi
1996 Subash Rajasekhar Tamil
2004 Jana Bhandari Tamil
2013 Na Bangaru Talli Srinivas Telugu
2017 Rangoon Gunaseelan Tamil
2017 Vaigai Express Kulanthai Kumaraswamy Tamil
2018 Bhaskar Oru Rascal Sanjay's father Tamil
2022 Vendhu Thanindhadhu Kaadu Kunjukrishnan Tamil

ProducerEdit

  1. Bada Dosth (2006)
  2. Nandanam (2002)

TelevisionEdit

  1. Keladi Kanmani
  2. Muthaaram Sun TV
  3. Maragatha Veenai Sun TV
  4. Mundhanai Mudichu
  5. Metti Oli

TelevisionEdit

TV shows as host
  • Sallapam (Doordarshan)
  • Samagamam (Amrita TV)
  • Sangeetha Samagamam (Amrita TV)
  • Symphony (Kairali TV)
  • Pachakuthira (Kairali TV)
TV serials as actor
  • Sthree (Asianet)
  • Chila Kudumba chitrangal (Kairali TV)
  • Black and White (Asianet)
  • vava (Surya TV)
  • Sindhooram (Asianet)
  • Samasya ( DD Malayalam)
  • Annu Mazhayayirunu (Amrita TV)
  • Nokketha Doorathu (Asianet)
  • Sthree (part-2) (Asianet)

ReferencesEdit

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