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Siddique is an Indian film actor and producer, who works in Malayalam cinema. He has appeared in more than 300 films.

Siddique
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Siddique at AMMA meeting in 2009
Born (1962-10-01) 1 October 1962 (age 56)
NationalityIndian
OccupationFilm actor, film producer, entrepreneur
Years active1985–present
ChildrenRasheen Siddique, Shaheen Siddique, Farheen Siddique

Siddique 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, Siddique 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. Siddique 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.[1] Siddique 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.[2] In India, he is both known for his supporting and villain roles.

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Personal lifeEdit

Siddique was born on October 1, 1962 at Edavanakkad,[3] 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 Seena, after the suicide of his first wife and has three children (Reshin, Shaheen, and Farheen). He has a son Rasheen Siddique from his previous marriage.[4] His second son Shaheen made his debut as an actor in the movie Pathemaari.[5]

CareerEdit

Siddique 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 played the role of a villain. 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 Siddique 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

 
Siddique, in 2008

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.[6]

AwardsEdit

Kerala State Film Awards
Kerala State TV Awards
  • 2005 : Best Actor :
Kerala Film Critics Award
  • 2003 - Second Best Actor - Sasneham Sumitra
  • 2017 - Second Best Actor [Sukhamayirikkatte, Aan Mariya Kalippilanu, Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan]
Nandi Awards
  • 2013 - Special Jury Award- Naa Bangaaru Talli
Asianet TV Awards
  • Best Actor- Sthree
Amrita Film AwardS
  • 2008: Best Actor in a Supporting Role -Nadiya Kollappetta Rathri, Alibhai, Paradesi'
  • 2009: Best Negative Role
Asianet Film awards
Asiavision Movie Awards
  • 2014: Asiavision Movie Awards Second Best Actor for Drishyam
SIIMA
  • 2016: Best supporting actor in Malayalam - Pathemari
Vanitha Film Awards
  • 2017: Vanitha-Cera Film Award 2017,for Best Actor in a Supporting Role [Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan & Aan Mariya Kalippilanu]
  • 2011: Best Actor in a Negative Role [Pokkiriraja]
  • 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 & Culture.

FilmographyEdit

As an actorEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1985 Arodum Parayaruthu
Aa Neram Alpam Dooram Alex First movie
1987 Vazhiyorakazhchakal
New Delhi Siddique
Bhoomiyile Rajakkanmar
1988 Dinarathrangal
Witness Alexander
Janmandram Abdu
David David Mr David
1989 Nagaraglil chennu Rapparkkam
Peruvannapurathe Visheshangal Antappan
Pradeshika Varthakal
Kaalalppada Vichu
Carnival
Aaram Wardil Abyandrakalaham
Thadavarayile Rajakkanmar
Nair saab Cadet Siddique
Antharjanam
New year
1990 In Harihar Nagar Govindan Kutty
Pavam Pavam Rajakumaran Aravindhan Mash
Nanma Nirajavan sreenivasan
Gajakesariyogam
Kouthuka varthkal Pavithran
Varthmanakalam
No.20 Madras Mail
Purapaad
Sunday 7 PM Geevarghese
1991 Mookkilla Rajyathu Venu
Sandesham Udayabhanu
Chanjattam
Nattuvishesham Aniyankunju
Ezhunallathu
Kadinjool kalyanam
P.O.Box-27
Mimics Parade Sabu
Godfather Veerabhadran
Mukhachitram Kannan
Sundarikaka
GeorgeKutty C/O Georgekutty
Ganamela Tony Fernandez
Irikku M.D Akkathundu
Innathe Programme
Onnaam Muhoortham Kumaran
1992 Daivathinte Vikrithikal
Ayalathe Adheham Rajeevan
Cheppadividya
Aparatha Suresh
Mantrikacheppu
Soorya Manasam Urumees's father
Pandu Pandaru Rajakumari
Poochakaru Manikkettum
Priyapetta Kukku
Congardutaion Miss Anitha menon
Kasargod Khader Bhai Sabu
Thiruthalvadi Vishnu
Oru Kochu Bhoomikulukkam Ravi
Ezharaponnanna
Kunukkitta Kozhi Viswanathan
Mughamudra Bharathan
Ente Ponnu thampuran
Nagarathil Samsaravishayam
Kallan Kappalil Thanne Murali
Mr & Mrs
Welcome to Kodaikanal Vinayachandran
Ooty Pattanam Jimmy
1993 Gandhari
Kavadiyattam
Valsalyam Vijayakumaran Nair
Janam (film)
Arthana
Tharavadu
Uppukandom Brothers
Ekalavyan CI Sharath Chandran
Kalipattam
Sthalathe Pradana Payyans
Nandini Oppol
Porutham
Pravachakan Prakashan
Adheham Enna Edheham
Journalist
Aganeyam
Koushalam Gopinathan
1994 Bhismacharya Sudheer
Gandeevam Vijayan
Kinnaripuzhayoram
Malapuram haji mahanaya joji
Pavam I.A. Ivachan
Pradakshinam
Varanamalyam Bharathan
Simhavalan Menon Insp. Balram
1995 Hijack (1995 film)
Sargavasantham Roy
1996 Kaattile Thadi Thevarude Aana
Subash Rajasekhar Tamil film
1997 Lelam Hussain
Superman
Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranayakalathu Renji
Asuravamsam Dosth viswanathan
1998 Ayal Kadha Ezhuthukayanu Advocate K. G. Nambiar
Mayilpeelikkavu Psychiatrist
Kanmadam Damodaran
Kalaapam
Sneham Sivankutty
1999 Crime File Anwar Rawther
Vazhunnor Thevakattu Paulachen
Kannezhuthi pottum thottu Chandrappan
Chandamama Mathew Vasiparamban
Veendum Chila Veetu Karyangal Paul
Ustad Irani
2000 Satyameva Jayathe Balasubhramanyan
Cover Story
Dany Freddy
Valyettan Raghu
Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal Ramesh
Ayyappantamma Neyyappam Chuttu
Arayannangalude Veedu Suresh Nair
Mimics 2000
2001 Kannaki Choman
Meghamalhar
Bharthavudyogam
Raavanaprabhu Sreenivasan
Uthaman
Naranathu Thampuran
Aram Indriyam
2002 Kai Ethum Doorathu
Puthooramputhri Unniyarcha Aromal Chekavar
Kalachakram
Stop Violence
Onnaman
Bhavam
Yathrakarude Sradhakku Dr. Pradeep
Kalyanaraman Doctor Cameo Appearance
Nandanam Balan
2003 Kaliyodam
Ente Veedu Appoontem
Sadanandante Samayam
Mizhi Randilum Menon
Ivar Jacob Mathew
Hariharan Pillai Happy Aanu
War & Love Capt. Kabeer
Choonda Varghese Panjikaran
Malsaram
Manassinakkare Tony Kombanakkadan
2004 Sasneham Sumithra
Sethurama Iyer CBI Balagopal
Kanninum Kannadikkum Harikrishnan
Udayam Vishwanathan
Vellinakshatram Manavenda Varma / Mahendran
Chathikkatha Chanthu
Greetings Rangaswami Iyengar
Jana Tamil film
Natturajavu Pathiriveettil Sunny
Thudakkam Sulaiman
Agninakshathram Chudalan
Koottu
2005 Ben Johnson
Hridayathil Sookshikkan
Manikyan Gopikrishnan
Krithyam Surya Narayanan
Thaskaraveeran Thommi
Udayon Mammali
Naran Gopinathan Nambiar
The Tiger John Varghese
2006 Rasathanthram Ramachandran
Pachakuthira
Balram vs. Tharadas
Thanthra Suryadharman
Prajapathi Giri
Bada Dosth Geevarghese
Baba Kalyani Reghupathi
Smart City
2007 Anchil Oral Arjunan Vijayan
Payum Puli
Chotta Mumbai 'Mullan' Chandrappan
Time Alexander Mekkadan I.P.S
Nadiya Kollappetta Rathri Usthad Ghulam Musafir
July 4 Ramachandran
Hallo Mahesh Bhai
Alibhai Sundaran Thampi
Paradesi Hamsa
Rock & Roll Gunasekharan
Flash
2008 College Kumaran
Innathe Chinthavishayam
Annan Thampi Govindan
Shakespeare M.A. Malayalam
Madambi Sreedharan
Gulmohar Harikrishnan
Oru Pennum Randaanum
Kurukshetra Fussy Ahmed
Twenty:20 Madhava Menon
2009 Red Chillies Vyasan I.P.S.
Nammal Thammil
2 Harihar Nagar Govindan Kutty Sequel of In Harihar Nagar
I.G
Black Dalia
Ivar Vivahitharayal Adv. Ananthan Menon
Chemistry
Seetha Kalyanam Harikrishnan
Kerala Cafe Segment Aviramam, co-starring Shweta Menon
Meghatheertham
Paleri Manikyam Oru pathira kolapathinte kadha Balan Nair
Chattambinaadu Kattappilly Nagendran
2010 Yugapurushan
Nayakan Shankar Das alias J.S. / Ram Das
In Ghost House Inn Govindan Kutty Sequel of In Harihar Nagar & 2 Harihar Nagar
Pramani Somasekara Panicker
April Fool Music Director Rajesh
Pokkiri Raja Commissioner Rajendra Babu
Alexander the Great
Nallavan
Kutty Srank Jonas Achan
Kadaksham
Pranchiyettan & the Saint Dr. Jose
Kaaryasthan Rajan
Four Friends
The Thriller
Again Kasargod Khader Bhai Sabu Cameo Appearance
Tournament Cameo Appearance
2011 Makeup Man Sidharth (Film Director)
Natakame Ulakam
AUGUST 15 Unnamed antagonist
Seniors Unnithan (College Lecturer)
Naayika
Veeraputhran
Killadi Raman
2012 Orkut Oru Ormakoot
Asuravithu Shaikh Muhammed IPS
Gruhanathan
Parayan Baaki Vechathu
Thalsamayam Oru Penkutty
Masters Isaac Panicker
Cobra
MLA Mani Patham Classum Ghusthiyum
Mallu Singh Valiyamppatu Raghavan Nair
Grandmaster Paul Matthew
Ustad Hotel Abdul Razak
Simhasanam
Ithra Mathram
Run Baby Run Rajan Kartha
Puthiya Theerangal Guest Appearance
Karpooradeepam
Face2Face SP Ramdas
Poppins
Akasmikam Lead role with Shanthi Krishna, Delayed movie
2013 Drishyam Prabhakar
Naa Bangaaru Talli Srinivas Telugu movie, Released in Malayalam as Ente
Ginger Kuriakose
Bicycle Thieves
Geethaanjali Thampichayan
Daivathinte Swantham Cleetus Father Sunny Vadakkumthala
Careebiyans
Kunjananthante Kada Dr.Rahman
Kadal Kadannu Oru Mathukutty Abraham & himself
Progress Report
Bharya Athra Pora Dr.Rahman
Breaking News
Ente Srinivas
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
Villali Veeran Sidharthan's father
Avatharam
Mr. Fraud
Garbha Shriman
Bad Boys
Pakaram
Swapaanam Narayanan Namboodiri
Salala Mobiles Ajay Chacko IPS
Thamarassery To Thailand
Vasanthathinte kanal Vazhikalil
2015 John Honayi
Thilothama
Amar Akbar Anthony C.I Sethunath V. R
Pathemari Velayudhan
Ithinumappuram Eppachan
Saigal Padukayaanu
Loham Muhammed Unni
Fireman Sakhav Iqbal
2016 Kappiri Thuruthu
Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan Surendran (Sura)
Pulimurugan ACP Iype Zachariah
Oppam Baputty Cameo Appearance
Welcome to Central Jail Keshavan
Ann Maria 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
Rangoon gunaseelan Tamil film
Vaigai Express Kulanthai Kumaraswamy Tamil Film
Fukri Sulaiman Fukri
2018 Diwanjimoola Grand Prix Jithendran
Aadhi Mohan Varma
Hey Jude (film) Dominic Rodriguez
Captain Maithanam
Mohanlal (film) Doctor cameo appearance
Bhaskar Oru Rascal Sanjay's father Tamil Film
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
Kodathi Samaksham Balan Vakkeel Somasekharan Pillai
Soothrakkaran Cameo appearance
Madhura Raja Rajendra Babu IPS
Uyare
Ittymaani: Made in China
Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham TBA Filming
Subharathri TBA
Ulta TBA

ProducerEdit

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

Keladi Kanmani 2015-2017 Muthaaram 2011-2015. Sun TV Maragatha Veenai 2014-2017 Sun TV Mundhai Munichu 2010-2015

TelevisionEdit

As host
  • Sallapam (Doordarshan)
  • Samagamam(Amrita TV)
  • Sangeetha Samagamam (Amrita TV)
  • Symphony (Kairali TV)
  • Pachakuthira (Kairali TV)
As actor
  • Sthree(Asianet)
  • Chila Kudumba chitrangal (Kairali TV)
  • Black and White (Asianet)
  • vava(surya TV)
  • Samasya
  • Annu Mazhayayirunu
  • Sthree (part-2) (Asianet)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.manoramaonline.com/cgi-bin/MMOnline.dll/portal/ep/malayalamContentView.do?contentId=17078475&programId=1073753134&channelId=-1073751306&BV_ID=@@@&tabId=5
  2. ^ "Nandi Awards 2012 and 2013: Rajamouli, Ilayaraja, Samantha and Prabhas emerge winners". 1 March 2017.
  3. ^ നടന്‍ സിദ്ദിഖിന്റെ സിനിമാ പ്രവേശം | NAKSHATHRAPPIRAVI | Siddique_Reporter Live
  4. ^ "Siddique profile". Association of Malayalam Movie Artist. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 December 2014. Retrieved 9 December 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "A mag for the stars, by a star" Archived 1 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Deccan Chronicle. 28 April 2011. Retrieved 10 May 2011.

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