Babu Antony

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Babu Antony
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Born Ponkunnam, Kottayam, Kerala, India
Nationality American
Other names Bob Antony
Occupation Film actor, director
Years active 1986–present
Spouse(s) Evgeniya Antony
Parent(s) T J Antony, Mariya

Babu Antony is an Indian film actor. Working primarily in Malayalam cinema, Babu has also acted in other Indian languages films such as Tamil, Telugu and Hindi..

He made his debut in Bharathan's Chilampu (1986). He started his career doing antagonist roles but has also played the lead role in few films. He made a mark in Malayalam cinema through Fazil's 1986 thriller Poovinu Puthiya Poonthennal. The film was remade into Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada and Babu Antony reprised his role in all the four versions. His career highlights include Vaishali (1988), Aparhnnam (1991), and Uppukandam Brothers (1993). According to reports, Babu is all set for his directorial debut in "Piano.[1]

Personal life and education[edit]

He is born to T.J. Antony and Mariyam Antony, as fifth son of seven children, in Ponkunnam, Kottayam, Kerala, India. He has six siblings Leela, Joseph, Philip, Marykutti, Saly, Mini. He had his primary education from Sacred Heart High School, Ponkunnam, Government Boys High School and St Dominic's High School Kanjirappally. He graduated in English Literature from Pune. He did Masters in Business Administration in Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune. He worked as a cinematographer in Film and Television Institute of India, Pune which opened him a way to film industry.[2] He is married to Evgeniya Antony. The couple have two sons, Arthur Antony and Alex Babu Antony.[3]

Martial arts and movies[edit]

Babu Antony, a Fifth Dan Black Belt in martial arts, is the only martial arts expert hero in Malayalam cinema to reach stardom by excelling in racy fight scenes. He taught martial arts to Papal pontifical college Pune many years. The six-foot 3-inch actor also known as Bob Antony in Hindi films made his debut by playing a negative role in renowned late director Bharathan’s Malayalam film Chilambu. His monopoly in quick punches, fast kicks and fluid movements in action scenes has merited him roles. He has acted more than 160 films in different languages like Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi, English and Sinhalese. His heroic performance as an angry young man built a huge fan following among the audience especially youngsters in movies like Bharanakoodam, Gandhari, Chantha, Dada, Kadal, Kambolam etc. His portrayal of negative characters with shoulder level hair and beard redefined the entire concept of a villain. Babu Antony shone in action roles as a hero and villain, at the same time proved his mettle as an actor by performing a king’s role in Vaishali, an ex-terrorist role in Aparahnam and an impecunious in Sayaahnam. Few of his films were featured in national and international festivals and won recognitions. His last Tamil/Telugu super hits were Vinnai thaandi Varuvaya and Kanchana. Currently he is doing a few Tamil and Malyalam films with well-acclaimed directors like Vetrimaaran and Vasantha Balan.[4]

Directorial debut[edit]

After staging a comeback of sorts through director B Unnikrishnan's Mohanlal-starrer Grandmaster, actor Babu Antony is all set to debut into direction.

Titled Piano, the film is a love story, with due importance to action and music as well. "Dennis Joseph is working on the script. Issac Thomas Kottukapally is in charge of the music department. We are bringing in a British actress to star in the flick. The rest of the cast is being finalised," says Babu, who will also star in his directorial debut.




Year Film Role Notes
1987 Poovizhi Vasalile Ranjith Debut film in Tamil
1990 Anjali
1991 Nattukku Oru Nallavan
1992 Suriyan Vicky
1992 Thirumathi Palanisamy
1993 I Love India
1996 Nethaji Baba
1996 Pagaivan
2004 Attahasam
2009 Laadam
2010 Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa Joseph Thekkekuttu
2011 Rowthiram Police officer
2011 Muni 2: Kanchana Bhai
2013 Ameerin Aadhi Bhagavan Sam
2014 Kaaviya Thalaivan Zaminder (Rangamma's Father)
2014 Kaaka Muttai Landlord.[5]







  1. ^ "Babu Antony turns to direction". The Times of India. 27 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "On Record with T.N.Gopakumar". asianetnews. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Every child’s first superhero". Deccan Chronicle. 16 June 2013
  4. ^ Interview. Manorama Online. 19 March 2014
  5. ^ "Simbu is very friendly with me!". Behindwoods. 8 November 2013. 

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