Vijay Babu (actor, born 1976)
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Vijay Babu is best known for producing and starring in the films Philips and the Monkey Pen (2013), Peruchazhi (2014), Aadu (2015), Mudhugauv (2016) and Aadu 2 (2017). In 2014, he won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Children's Film (as producer) for his production firm for Philips & The Monkey Pen.
Sufiyum Sujatayum produced by him under his banner Friday Film House is the first Malayalam film to have a direct release on an OTT platform, Amazon Prime Video. Babu is known for bankrolling many experimental films and supporting upcoming filmmakers in the industry.
Early life and familyEdit
Vijay Babu was born in Kollam, Kerala to Subashchandra Babu and Maya Babu. He has two siblings, Vinay Babu and Vijayalakshmi. He did his schooling from the St. Jude School, Kollam and received graduation from the American College, Madurai. He started his media career at STAR India in Mumbai. In 2002, he was selected as the Best Employee of STAR TV. Later that year, he quit his job to venture as an entrepreneur in Dubai. After a few years, he joined as the COO of Asianet and Sitara TV in Hyderabad. In 2009, Babu returned to Kerala as the Vice President of Surya TV. He is married to Smitha, a Dubai-based employee. The couple has a son named Bharath.
Babu is the founder and CEO of Friday Film House, a Kerala-based film production company. Friday Film House won seven of the Kerala state film awards in various fields in 2014. Though the company was established after the success of the film Friday, the movie is considered as the first production venture of Friday Film House.
Babu is best known for his roles in Philips and the Monkey Pen and Nee-Na, and as the producer of Philips and the Monkey Pen, Peruchazhi and Aadu. His role as Vinay Paniker in Nee-Na received appreciation from critics.
|1983||Sooryan||Yes||As child artist|
|2011||Three Kings||Yes||Himself||Cameo appearance as himself|
|2012||22 Female Kottayam||Yes||Benny|
|Ayalum Njanum Thammil||Yes||Dcp Ameer Muhammad|
|No. 66 Madura Bus||Yes||Ravichandran|
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|2013||Honey Bee||Yes||SI George|
|Zachariayude Garbhinikal||Yes||Debut film as a producer|
|Philips and the Monkey Pen||Yes||Yes||Padmachandran|||
|Escape from Uganda||Yes||Jayakrishnan|
|2015||Aadu Oru Bheegara Jeevi Aanu||Yes||Yes||SI Sarbath Shemeer|||
|Double Barrel||Yes||Billy Gang|
|Adi Kapyare Kootamani||Yes|
|Pretham||Yes||commissioner Sam Alexander|
|2016–2017||Home Minister||Yes||TV show on Amrita TV|
|Careful||Yes||commissioner Ajith Chandran|
|Lava Kusha||Yes||Cylus Abraham / Banglan|
|Ayal Jeevichirippundu||Yes||John Mathew Mathan|
|Crossroad||Yes||Joe||segment: Pakshiyude Manam|
|Sadrishyavakyam||Yes||Commissioner Binoy Idikula|
|Aadu 2||Yes||Yes||SI Sarbath Shemeer|
|Mr. & Ms. Rowdy||Yes||Jeevan George|
|Puzhikkadakan||Yes||Minister Avaran Pottakuzhi|
|Thrissur Pooram||Yes||Yes||Commissioner Moorthy|
|Oru Vadakkan Pennu||Yes||Sivan|
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