Vijayaraghavan

Vijayaraghavan (born 12 January 1955) is an Indian actor who predominantly works in Malayalam cinema. He is popular for his character roles.[2] He is the son of popular drama and cinema artist N. N. Pillai.

Vijayaraghavan
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Born
Narayanapillai Vijayaraghavan

(1955-01-12) 12 January 1955 (age 65)[1]
NationalityIndian
OccupationActor
Years active1973 – present
Spouse(s)Suma
Children2
Parent(s)

BiographyEdit

Vijayaraghavan made his film debut with Kaapaalika, which was based on his father's play of the same name. He appeared in just a couple of scenes in this film. His opening as a full-fledged actor occurred ten years later in Surumayitta Kannukal (1983). However, it was only after he appeared in the 1987 film New Delhi that Vijayaraghavan became a busy star in Malayalam film.

He got a break with his performance in the 1989 film Ramji Rao Speaking, in which he played the title role of the villain Ramji Rao. In the mid-1990s Vijayaraghavan played the hero in a number of low-budget Malayalam movies. He appeared in a few movies as second hero with Suresh Gopi in the lead role, including Commissioner. He also played notable roles in movies such as Ekalavyan, Crime File, Mafia and King. In 1995, he reprised his role as the character Ramji Rao in Mannar Mathai Speaking.

In the 2000s, he turned to character and villain roles and appeared in various movies, among them C.I.D. Moosa, Lion, Chotta Mumbai, Mayavi, Bharathchandran I.P.S. and Raavanaprabhu. He has also appeared in a popular Malayalam television serial entitled Kavyanjali, produced by Balaji Telefilms.

Vijayaraghavan is specially known for playing the iconic character Ramji Rao in 1989 film Ramji Rao Speaking, in 1995 film Mannar Mathai Speaking, in 2014 film Mannar Mathai Speaking 2 and in 2019 film Mask.

Personal lifeEdit

Vijayaraghavan is the son of veteran actor N. N. Pillai and Chinnamma. He was born in Kuala Lampur, the capital of the Federation of Malaya, where his father worked then. He has two younger sisters, Sulochana and Renuka. He had his primary education from Govt. High School, Kudamaloor.[3]

He is married to Suma and has 2 sons. The elder son, Jinadevan is a businessman and is married to Rakhi. The younger son, Devadevan is in film industry. He is settled at Olassa, Kottayam District, Kerala.[4]

FilmographyEdit

Malayalam filmsEdit

Year Movie Role Notes
2020 Maniyarayile Ashokan Achuthan
2020 2 States Appappan
2019 Driving Licence Himself Cameo
2019 Adhyarathri
2019 Sayanna Varthakal
2019 Brother's Day Kurishinkal Chandy
2019 Porinju Mariam Jose Iype Muthalali
2019 Kakshi: Amminippilla Adv. R. P.
2019 Mask Ramji Rao
2019 Soothrakkaran
2019 Mr. & Ms. Rowdy
2018 Karinkannan
2018 Paviyettante Madhurachooral
2018 Ottakoru Kaamukan
2018 Johny Johny Yes Appa Karian, Johny's father
2018 Mangalyam Thanunanena
2018 Oru Pazhaya Bomb Kadha Palathara Jose
2018 Aravindante Athidhikal Kaala Prabhakaran
2018 Kammara Sambhavam Francis
2018 Rosapoo
2018 Queen Principal
2018 Carbon
2017 Aana Alaralodalaral
2017 Punyalaan Private Limited Shakthan Rajashekharan
2017 Tharangam
2017 Sherlock Toms Unnikrishnan
2017 Ramaleela Ambady Mohanan
2017 Rakshadhikari Baiju Balakrishnan, Baiju's father
2017 Sathya
2017 Ezra Fr. Samuel
2016 James & Alice
2016 Leela Gopinathan Pillai Nair/ Pillechan
2015 Two Countries Kochachan
2015 Loham Chandrasekharan
2015 Jilebi
2015 Samrajyam II Khadir
2015 Oru Vadakkan Selfie Umesh's father
2014 Bangalore Days Kuttan's father
2014 Ohm Shanthi Oshaana
2014 Salaam Kashmier
2014 Ettekaal Second
2014 Mannar Mathai Speaking 2 Ramji Rao (Pastor Kunjumon)
2013 Idukki Gold Raman
2013 72 Model Vasutty
2013 Nadodimannan Purushothaman
2013 Daivathinte Swantham Cleetus
2013 For Sale Achayan
2013 Memories Aravindhaksha Menon
2013 Left Right Left
2013 ABCD
2013 Housefull
2013 Kutteem Kolum
2013 Romans
2012 Face 2 Face Varghese Punchakkadan
2012 101 Weddings Munshi Sankaran Pillai
2012 Vaidooryam
2012 Thappana
2012 Run Babby Run
2012 Friday
2012 M L A Maniyum patham classum Ghusthiyum
2012 Vadyar
2012 Josettante Hero
2012 Mayamohini
2012 Masters Balagangadharan
2012 Kunjaliyan
2012 Idiots
2012 Achante Aanmakkal
2012 Asuravithu Abbaji
2011 Venicile Vyapari Chungathara Raghavan
2011 Vellaripravinte Changathi Editor K.Sankunni
2011 The Thriller
2011 Doctor Love
2011 Violin
2011 Salt N' Pepper Balakrishnan, Archaeology Dept.
2011 Filmstar
2011 Seniors Alavudheen Ravuthar
2011 Christian Brothers Kunnel Kumaran Thampy
2011 Maharajas Talkies
2011 Ithu Nammude Katha
2011 Snehadaram
2011 Arjunan Saakshi CI Sebastian
2010 Marykkundoru Kunjaadu Geevarghese
2010 Elsamma Enna Aankutty Karippalli Sugunan
2010 Alexander the Great
2010 Pokkiri Raja 'Kaavi' Krishnan
2010 Chitrakuzhal
2010 Brahmasthram MLA Vasudevan
2010 Kadaaksham
2010 Janakan City Police Commissioner
2010 Thanthonni Kochouseppu & Thankachan
2009 Chattambinadu Mallanchira Unnithan
2009 Patham Nilayile Theevandi
2009 Angel John James
2009 Swantham Lekhakan
2009 Decent Parties
2009 Kana Kanmani
2009 Samayam
2009 Puthiya Mukham Shivaraman
2009 Daddy Cool
2009 Ee Pattanathil Bhootham
2009 Black Dalia IG Mathew K. John
2009 I G
2009 Hailesa Valamkadi Madhavan
2009 Red Chillies
2008 Twenty:20 Balan
2008 Sultan Shivasankara Pilla
2008 Oru Pennum Randaanum
2008 Innathe Chinthavishayam Pithambaran
2008 Kanal Kannadi
2008 Roudram Pattakkalil Purushothaman Pillai / Appichayi
2007 Nasrani M. C. Paul
2007 Naalu Pennungal
2007 Sooryan Simon Thekkilakkadan
2007 July 4 Gopalan
2007 Big B George
2007 Chotta Mumbai Mohandas
2007 Vinodayathra Rajappan
2007 The Speed Track Chandradas
2007 Sketch Alexander Namad
2007 Mouryan
2007 Mayavi Thottappally Surendran
2007 Inspector Garud Karaikudi Arumukha Chettiyar
2007 Avan Chandiyude Makan Chandi
2006 Red Salute Bapputty Haji
2006 Chess Devarajan
2006 Chacko Randaaman Devanarayan
2006 Thuruppugulan D.G.P Varma
2006 Rashtram Medayil Chaandi
2006 Kilukkam Kilukilukkam Krishnadas
2006 Vargam Iritty Vavachan
2005 Bharathchandran I.P.S Thomas Chacko
2005 Pauran Bhargavan
2005 Rappakal Janardana Varma
2005 Ben Johnson
2005 Kochi Rajavu Karimparakkal Prabhakaran
2005 Kalyana Kurimanam Mukunthan
2005 Ullam Master
2004 Kadhavaseshan Janardanan
2004 Natturajavu Sunnychan
2004 Vacation D'Cruz
2004 Mayilattam Police Officer
2004 Wanted Nambyar
2004 Koottu Akbar
2003 Malsaram Thommichan
2003 Ammakilikkoodu Rajan
2003 Hariharan Pillai Happy Aanu Dilip Kumar
2003 War & Love Captain Vijayan
2003 The King Maker Leader Ramachandra Prasad
2003 C.I.D. Moosa D.I.G
2003 Uthara Chellappan
2003 Achante Kochumolkku Samuel Issac
2003 Swantham Malavika
2003 Kalavarkkey
2003 Stop Violence Gunda Stephen
2002 Chathurangam P. P. Paulose
2002 Nizhalkkuthu Jailor
2002 Danny Robert
2002 Kakke Kakke Koodevide Chellappan
2002 Njan Rajavu Thomas Scaria
2002 Swarna Medal Martin
2002 Kayamkulam Kanaran
2002 Savithriyute Aranjanam Karunan
2001 Praja Devadevan Nambiar (DD)
2001 Fort Kochi
2001 Chitrathoonukal CI Sarathchandra Varma
2001 Ravanaprabhu Mundackal Rajendran
2001 Neythukaran
2001 Jeevan Masai Doctor
2000 Kattu Vannu Vilichapol Abu
2000 Red Indians Dy.SP Ravisankar
1999 Bharya Veettil Paramasukham Ramankutti
1999 Crime File Fr. Clement Kaliyar
1999 Independence Sinkaramuthu & P. Raveedran I.A.S
1999 Panchapandavar Balan
1999 Gandhiyan Captain Bharathan Menon
1999 Rishi Vamsam
1999 Tokyo Nagarathile Viseshangal Kadappuram Karunan
1998 British Market Maadu Vareed
1998 Dravidan Rarichan
1998 Harthal
1998 Alibabayum Arara Kallanmarum Sub Inspector Jayashankar
1998 Manthri Kochamma Guest Role
1998 Mangamma Balan
1998 Poothiruvathiranalil
1997 Adukkala Rahasyam Angadipattu
1997 Desadanam Sankaran
1997 Kannoor S.P Balachandran
1997 Adivaram Adivaram
1997 Kottapurathe Koottukudumbam Sahadevan
1997 Kudamattam Sivan Kutti
1996 Harbour Thommichan
1996 Kanjirapally Kariyachan Sunny Kanjirappally
1996 Naalamkettile Nalla Thambimar S.I Ramabhadran
1996 Padanayakan Pappan
1996 Sulthan Hyderali Hydrali
1996 Rajaputhran Akbar
1995 The King Sanjay
1995 Oru Abihibhashakante Case Diary Balan
1995 Highway Moorthy / Unnithaan
1995 Mannar Mathai Speaking Ramji Rao
1995 Radholsavam Chandutty
1995 Special Squad Noufal
1995 Three Men Army Rajesh Cameo Role
1995 Sipayi Lahala M D Ramanathan
1995 Thumboli Kadappuram Methrinju
1994 Cabinet Shivasankaran
1994 Chukkan Sreeni
1994 Chief Minister K. R. Gowthami
1994 Commissioner Mohammad Iqbal
1994 Kadal Markose
1994 Rudraksham Jose
1994 Bhagyavan Rahulan
1993 Bandhukkal Sathrukkal Uthaman
1993 Ekalavyan Cheradi Skariah
1993 Dhruvam Ramdas
1993 Aagneyam Mammali
1993 Mafia Sreeraman
1993 Meleparambil Aanveedu Gopikrishnan.
1993 Porutham
1993 Sthalathe Pradhana Payyans Jayapalan
1992 Vietnam Colony Vattappalli
1992 Aardram Madhavan
1992 Ellarum Chollanu
1992 Kaazhchakkppuram Sethumadhavan
1992 Manyanmaar
1992 Sathyaprathinja Gopan
1992 Police Diary
1991 Cheppu Kilukkunna Changathi Ashok Kartha
1991 Georgekutty C/O Georgekutty Pappachan
1991 Kuttapathram Sethu
1991 Oru Prathyeka Ariyippu Vishnu
1991 Nattuvishesham Vijayan
1991 Thudarkadha Sudhakaran
1991 Nettippattam Sugunan
1991 Onnam Muhurtham William Patrick Parera
1991 Kadalora Kattu Ponnappan
1991 Parallel College Chandrashekharan Nair
1990 Samrajyam Khadir
1990 Appu Ramankutty
1990 Dr. Pasupath Thomas
1990 Indrajaalam Thankappan
1990 Nagarangalil Chennu Raparkam
1990 Nammude Naadu Balan
1990 Nanma Niranjavan Srinivasan Seythu
1990 Orukkam Ramu
1990 Purappadu
1990 Prosecution
1989 Pradesika Varthakal Ramu
1989 Mahayanam Sunnychan
1989 Adikkurippu Mohammed Ali
1989 Kali karyamaai: Crime Branch Babu
1989 Nair Saab Rishi
1989 Douthyam Capt. Rajiv Kumar
1989 Kaalal Pada Jaffer
1989 Swantham Ennu Karuthi
1989 Miss Pamela
1989 Ramji Rao Speaking Ramji Rao
1989 Naaduvazhikal Deputy Superintendent of Police
1989 News C.I Freddy Issac
1988 Oru CBI Diary Kurippu Johny
1988 Dinarathrangal Sasi
1988 Puravrutham Abu
1988 1921 Kandan Kutti / Muhammad
1988 Moonnam Mura Karunan
1988 Witness Usthad Hamsa
1987 New Delhi Ananthan
1987 Naradhan Keralathil Khader
1987 P.C. 369 Johnny's brother
1986 Manasilloru Manimuthu
1986 Njan Kathorthirikkum
1985 Ee Sabdam Innathe Sabdam Balu
1985 Uyarum Njan Nadaake
1983 Pinnilavu Wilson
1983 Surumayitta Kannukal
1983 Aana
1982 Innalenkil Nale
1981 Ammakorumma Gopakumar
1975 Picnic
1973 Kaapalika Babu

Tamil filmsEdit

Year Film Role Director
1990 Arangetra Velai Pakkiram Fazil
2017 Bairavaa Vaishali's Father Bharathan

Television serialEdit

ReferencesEdit

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