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Kalabhavan Mani

Kalabhavan Maniborn on September 2, 1970, is a South Indian actor who started his career through Malayalam films. At first he was a comedian and then he turned to a serious actor as well as strong villain. He played a number of films in Malayalam and Tamil. He has proved his acting prowess in movies like Vasantiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njanum, in which he plays a blind street singer. Mani is people's Superstar & represent the common & shirtless people of the society .He is also known as the 50 cent of South India through his popular folk song.

Career

Mani started his career as a mimicry artist in Kalabhavan, Kochi. He started his acting career through a Malayalam film Aksharam as an auto driver. Since then, he has acted in several movies as a comedian. His first serious role was in the film My Dear Karady. He is also a play back singer. He has acted in more than 80 films in Malayalam and more than 100 in the two languages.He was born in Chalakudi, Kerala. Kalabhavan Mani, (most professional artists hailing from Kalabhavan have added it to their name) is also a successful singer of Nadan Paattu (Folk Songs). His first released album was 'Kannimanga Prayathil'. Following which he has established a parallel industry of 'Nadan Pattukal' selling record no of releases. He has also released a few religious songs and Mappila Pattukal, which however did not make an expected impact in the market.

Awards and honours

Kerala State Award

  • 1999 Jury's Special Award - Vasantiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njanum

Asianet Award

  • 2008 Ujala Asianet Awards Best villain - Chotta Mumbai

Filmography

Malayalam Films

Year Film Role Notes
Naaya Nakkiya Janmangal (2010) With Suresh Gopi
Karmam Kundi Nakki (2009)
Thendi Thendi (2009)
(2008)
Kabadi Kabadi (2008)
Nagaram (2007)
Nanma (2007)
Swarnam (2007)
Aandavan (2006)
Paayum Puli (2006)
Rakshakan (2006)
Abraham and Lincoln (2006)
Kali (2006) (filming)
Red Salute (2006)
Chacko Randaman (2006)
Keerthichakra (2006)
Kisan (2006)
Chinthamani Kolacase (2006)
Ravanan (2006) ... Ravanan
Mayookham (2005)
Ananthabhadram (2005) .... Chemban
Udayon (2005) .... Mathan
Ben Johnson (2005) .... Ben Johnson/Pathrose
Ponmudipuzhayorathu...
Pauran (2005) .... Trade Union Leader
Annorikkal (2005) .... Pandi
Iruvattam Manavatti (2005) .... Korathu Raghavan
Maampazhakkaalam (2004) .... Jose
Natturajavu (2004) .... Manikuttan
Vettam (2004) .... Mani
Mayilattam (2004)
Mathzaram (2004) ...Unni
Kanninum Kannadikkum (2004) .... Praav/Maniyan
C.I. Mahadevan 5 Adi 4 Inchu (2004) .... Karimpuli Antony
Sethurama Iyer CBI (2004) .... Isow Alex
War & Love (2003)
Pattalam (2003) .... Moythu Pilakkandi
Balettan (2003) .... Musthafa
Vellithira (2003) .... Vakkathi Vasu
Nakshathrakkannulla Rajakumaran Avanundoru Rajakumari (2002)
Bamboo Boys (2002) .... Olanga
Jagathi Jagathish in Town (2002) .... Malleswaran
Kanmashi (2002) .... Murugan
Kuberan (2002) .... Ramanujan
Malayalimamanu Vanakkam (2002) .... Thiruppathy Perumal/Muniyandi
Savithriyute Aranjanam (2002) .... Phayaalvan Phalgunan
Valkannadi (2002) .... Appunni
Gard (2001)
One Man Show (2001)
Ayirathil Oruvan
Achaneyanishttam (2001)
Fort Kochi (2001)
Ee Nadu Ennalevare (2001)
Akasthile Paravakal (2001)
Andolanam (2001)
Karumadikkuttan (2001) .... Kuttan, 'Karumadi'
Dosth (2001)
Rakshasa Rajav (2001)
Vakkalathu Narayanankutty (2001)
Dada Sahib (2000) .... Thankachan
Daivathinte Makan (2000)
Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal (2000) .... Sudhakaran
Mr. Butler (2000) .... 'Major' Kuttan
Valliettan (2000) .... Kattipalli Pappan
Varnnakazhchakal (2000)
Aakasha Ganga (1999)
Independence (1999)
James Bond (1999)
My Dear Karady (1999)
Pallavur Devanarayanan (1999)
Panchapandavar (1999) .... Sathyanarayanan
Pranaya Nilavu (1999)
Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum (1999) .... Ramu
Chitrashalabham (1998) .... Bakkar Parappanangadi
Summer in Bethlahem (1998) .... Monai
Bhoothakkannadi (1997) .... Ayyappan
Aaram Thamburan (1997)
The Car (1997) .... Cheriyan
News Paper Boy
Ekkareyanente Manasam
Gajaraja Manthram (1997) .... Paraman
The Good Boys (1997) .... Gopalakrishnan
Kadhanayakan (1997) .... Kuttan
Kalyanappittannu (1997)
Karunyam (1997) .... Rajan
Kudamattom (1997)
Manthramothiram (1997)
Ullasappoonkattu (1997)
Vaachalam (1997)
Dilliwala Rajakumaran (1996) .... Mani
Excuse Me Ethu Collegila (1996)
Kaathil Oru Kinnaram (1996)
Kireedamillatha Rajakkanmar (1996) .... Superfast Chandren
Saamoohyapadom (1996)
Sallapam (1996) .... Rajappan
Aksharam (1995) .... Auto Driver

Tamil Films


As a Singer in Malayalam Films Evan(2007, director Praveen nambiar) Abraham Lincoln (2007) Achaneyanishttam (2001) Akasthile Paravakal (2001) Ananthabhadram (2005) Bamboo Boys (2002) Ben Johnson (2005) Chacko Randaaman (2006) Kanmashi (2002) Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu (2000) Kanninum Kannadiykkum (2004) Karumadikkuttan (2001) Kazhcha (2004) Kissan (2006) Kottaram Veettile Apputtan (1998) Kusruthy (2003) Malsaram (2004) O Priye (2000) Red Salute (2006) Sammanam (1975) Vaalkannadi (2002)

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