Balan K. Nair

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Balan K. Nair
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Born (1933-04-04)4 April 1933
Chemancheri, Calicut, British Raj
Died 26 August 2000(2000-08-26) (aged 67)
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Sarada Nair
Children Anil, Meghanathan, Ajayakumar, Latha and Sujatha
Parents Idakkulam Karinattu Veettil Kutti Raman Nair, Devaki Amma

Balan K. Nair (4 April 1933 in Chemancheri, Kozhikode – 26 August 2000 in Thiruvananthapuram) was a Malayalam film actor. Even though he appeared in most films as villain, he was also noted for his performance in strong character roles. He won the National Film Award for Best Actor in 1981 for his performance in the movie Oppol.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Balan K. Nair was born to Idakkulam Karinattu Veettil Kutti Raman Nair, a store owner, and Devaki Amma, a housewife in 1933 near Koilandy.[2] Prior to his entry in films, he worked as a mechanic in Kozhikode and owned a metal workshop. At that time he was associated with Sangamam Theatre in Kozhikode. After his marriage to Sharadha, he moved to Shoranur in Palakkad.

His son Meghanathan is also a Malayalam film actor. Nair is survived by his wife, Sarada, and children, Anil, Meghanathan, Ajayakumar, Latha and Sujatha.[3]

Film career[edit]

facey Balan K. Nair made his debut in the film Nizhalattam, directed by A. Vincent in 1970. Prior to acting in Malayalam movies, he worked as a stunt double for Bollywood star Dev Anand. He acted in more than 300 films in Malayalam, mostly in villain roles. He won the Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actor in 1974 and 1978 for his roles in Adhiti and Thacholi Ambu. He won the National Film Award for Best Actor for his role as a reformed military officer in the 1981 film Oppol.

Some of his other well-known movies are Ee Naadu, Aaryan, and Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha. His last movie was Kadavu, in which he played the role of a Muslim oarsman directed by the famous novelist M. T. Vasudevan Nair based on a story by another famous literary figure S. K. Pottekkatt.

Awards[edit]

National Film Awards:

Kerala State Film Awards:

Filmography[edit]

  1. Simhadhwani(1992)
  2. Oru Prathyeka Ariyippu (1991)...Raghavan
  3. Amaram (1991) .... Pillaichan
  4. Appu (1990) .... Abu
  5. Purappadu(1990)
  6. Gajakesariyogam (1990).... Narayanan Nambiar
  7. Thazhvaram (1990) .... Kanaran
  8. Nammude Naadu(1990).... Maliyekkal Chacko
  9. Indrajalam(1990)
  10. Midhya(1990)
  11. Brahmarakshassu(1990)
  12. Samrajyam(1990)
  13. Devadas(1989)
  14. Indrajaalam (1989) .... Ayyappan Nair
  15. Adhipan (1989) .... Mashu
  16. Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha (1989) .... Kannappan Chekavar
  17. Aryan (1988)
  18. 1921(1988)
  19. Mukthi(1988)
  20. Dhwani(1988)
  21. Janmasatru(1988).... Avarachan
  22. Ore Thooval Pakshikal(1988)
  23. Puravrutham(1988) .... Kanaran
  24. Ambalakkara Panjayath(1988)
  25. Kanakambaragal(1988)
  26. Theruvu Narthaki(1988)
  27. Abkari (1988) .... Chathunny
  28. Aranyakam (1988) .... Ravunni
  29. Rahasyam Parama Rahasyam (1988)...
  30. Nineteen Twenty One (1988) .... Beeran
  31. Naradhan Keralathil (1987) .... Ex M. P. Menon
  32. Ente Sonia (1987) ..... Thilak
  33. Neeyallengil Njan (1987) ... Divakaran
  34. Naalkavala(1987)
  35. Kalam Mari Katha Mari(1987) .... Aliyarukunji
  36. Sarvakalasala(1987)
  37. Ithrayum Kalam(1987).... Kunjavummed Haji
  38. Kalam Mari Kadha Mari(1987)
  39. Kilipattu(1987)
  40. Ithente Needhi(1987)
  41. Adimakal Udamakal (1987) .... Karunakaran Nambiar
  42. Bhoomiyile Rajakkanmar (1987) Chief Minister
  43. Kaiyethum Doorathu (1987)
  44. Yagagni(1987) .... Maran
  45. T. P. Balagopalan M. A. (1986) .... father
  46. Kulambadikal(1986)
  47. Ashtabandham(1986)
  48. Surabhee Yamangal(1986)
  49. Bharya Oru Manthri(1986)
  50. Vartha(1986)
  51. Caberet Dancer(1986)
  52. Meenamasathile Sooryan(1986)
  53. Pidikittappulli(1986)
  54. Karinagam(1986)
  55. Ithile Iniyum Varu(1986) ... M. S. Nair
  56. Mangamma Sabatham (1985)
  57. Ottayan(1985).... Balu
  58. Akkachide Kunjuvava(1985)
  59. Uyarum Njan Nadake(1985)
  60. Nullinovikkathe(1985)
  61. Chorakku Chora(1985)
  62. Pathamudhayam(1985)
  63. Revenge(1985)
  64. Angadikkappurathu (1985) ... Khan Sayib
  65. Chillukottaram(1985)
  66. Arodum Parayaruthu(1985)
  67. Vilichu Vilikettu(1985)
  68. Sannaham(1985)
  69. Shathru(1985) .... U.P.Menon
  70. Jeevante Jeevan(1985).... Thampi
  71. Choodatha Pookkal(1985)... Moideen
  72. Vellam(1984) .... Bappu
  73. Ulpathi(1984)
  74. Ivide Thudagunnu(1984)
  75. Rajavembala(1984)
  76. Uyaragalil(1984)
  77. Mynakam(1984)
  78. NH 47(1984)
  79. Vetta(1984)
  80. Sree Krishna Parundu(1984)
  81. Unaroo(1984)
  82. Inakili(1984)
  83. Manithali(1984).... Judgal Abu
  84. Jeevitham(1984)
  85. Sapadham(1984)
  86. Ningalil Oru Sthree(1984)
  87. Krishna Guruvayoorappa(1984)..... Melpathur Narayana Bhattathiri
  88. Koodu Thedunna Parava(1984)
  89. Piriyilla Naam(1984)
  90. Thacholi Thankappan(1984) .... Keshu
  91. Bullet(1984)
  92. Nethavu(1984)
  93. Onnum Mindatha Bharya(1984).... Thampi
  94. Manasse Ninakku Mangalam (1984) Doctor
  95. Shabadham (1984) .... Sekhara Pilla
  96. Koottinilamkili (1984) .... Yousuf
  97. Aalkkoottathil Thaniye (1984) .... Madhavan
  98. Iniyenkilum (1983) .... Nambiar
  99. Eettappuli (1983) ..... Shekharan
  100. Asthram (1983) ....... Stephen
  101. Mortuary(1983)...... Narendran
  102. Palam(1983)
  103. Passport(1983) .... Chandrasenan
  104. Hello Madrs Girl(1983)
  105. Bookambam(1983)
  106. Ankam(1983) .... Father John
  107. Thimingalam(1983).... Kuruppu
  108. Kodumkattu(1983)
  109. Prathijna(1983)
  110. Adhipathyam(1983)
  111. Ee Yugam(1983)
  112. Thavalam(1983)
  113. Maniyara(1983) .... Ansari
  114. Visa(1983) .... Abukka
  115. Snehabandham(1983)
  116. Asuran(1983)
  117. Justice Raja(1983)
  118. Kadamba(1983)
  119. Thalam Thettiya Tharattu(1983)
  120. Samrambam(1983)
  121. Nadi Muthal Nadi Vare(1983)
  122. Varanmare Avashyamundu(1983)
  123. Omanathinkal(1983)
  124. Bandham(1983)
  125. Nizhal Moodiya Nirangal(1983).... Thampi
  126. America America (1983) ...... Jackson
  127. Ee Nadu (1982) .... Krishna Pillai
  128. Innalenkil Nale (1982)
  129. Padayottam (1982)
  130. Chambalkadu(1982)
  131. Mazhu(1982)
  132. Ankachamayam(1982)
  133. Kazhumaram(1982)
  134. Akrosham(1982)
  135. Komaram(1982)
  136. Mylanchi(1982)..... Abdhurahman Haji
  137. Mattuvin Chattagale(1982)
  138. Veedu(1982)
  139. Chiriyo Chiri(1982)
  140. Sindoora Sandhyakku Mounam(1982)
  141. John Jaffer Janardhanan(1982)
  142. Aayudham(1982)
  143. Idavela(1982)
  144. Kattile Pattu(1982)... Panikkar
  145. Ahimsa(1982)
  146. Marupacha(1982) .... Mammadikka
  147. Thadakam(1982)
  148. Panchajanyam (1982) .... Balan
  149. Ethiralikal(1982) .... Mathai
  150. Irattimadhuram(1982) .... K.B. Menon
  151. Kanmanikkorumma(1982)
  152. Beedikunjamma(1982)....Kunjamma's Father
  153. Sree Ayappanum Vavarum(1982)... Otheyanan
  154. Kadamba(1982)..... Keshavan
  155. Postmortem (1982).... mammokka
  156. Koritharicha Naal (1982)
  157. Hamsageetham(1981)
  158. Ahimsa (1981) .... Kunjutty
  159. Sphodanam (1981)
  160. Valarthu Mrigangal(1981).... Kumaran
  161. Garjanam(1981)
  162. Thusharam(1981)
  163. Akramanam(1981)
  164. Ithihasam(1981)
  165. Thrasam(1981)
  166. Sangarsham(1981)...... Parsha/Vikraman
  167. Raktham(1981)
  168. Oppol(1981)
  169. Chaatta(1981) .... Velu
  170. Randu Mukham(1981)
  171. Swapna Ragam(1981)
  172. Vazhikal Yathrakkar(1981)
  173. Adimachangala(1981)
  174. Poochasanyasi(1981)
  175. Itha Oru Dhikkari(1981).... Govinda Panikkar
  176. Attimari (1981) .... Prasad
  177. Kolilakkam (1981)
  178. Oppol (1980) .... Govindan
  179. Lorry (1980)
  180. Chandrahasam (1980)..... Bhaskaran
  181. Angadi (1980)
  182. Baktha Hanuman(1980)
  183. Ivar(1980)
  184. Prakadanam(1980) .... Chacko
  185. Aswaradham(1980)
  186. Bens Vasu(1980)
  187. Ival Ee Vazhi Ithu Vare(1980)
  188. Kari Puranda Jeevithangal(1980)
  189. Kalika(1980)..... Jamal
  190. Karimbana(1980)
  191. Makaravilakku(1980)
  192. Idimuzhakkam(1980) .... Govindan Unnithan
  193. Lava (1980) .... Velayudhan
  194. Moorkhan (1980) .... Major Chandrasekhar
  195. Thenthulli(1979)
  196. Yakshipparu(1979)
  197. Mamankam(1979)
  198. Arattu(1979)
  199. Oru Ragam Pala Thalam(1979)
  200. Vijayam NAmmude Senani(1979)
  201. Valeduthavan Valal(1979)
  202. Anubhavangale Nandi(1979)
  203. Thacholi Ambu (1978)
  204. Agni (1978) .... Moosa
  205. Vayanadan Thampan(1978)
  206. Ahalya(1978)
  207. Black Belt(1978)
  208. Soundaryam(1978)
  209. Ashokavanam(1978)
  210. Chuvanna Vithukal(1978)
  211. Rowdy Ramu(1978)
  212. Aparadhi(1977) .... Malayi Kunjumon
  213. Njavalpazhangal(1976)
  214. Panchami(1976) ... Kochuvareed
  215. Chottanikkara Amma(1976)
  216. Yudhabhoomi(1976)
  217. Samasya(1976)
  218. Adhithi (1975)
  219. Uttarayanam (1975)
  220. Udayam Kizhakku Thanne(1974)
  221. Thacholi Marumakan Chanthu(1974)
  222. PAthiravum Pakalvelichavum(1974)
  223. Chenda(1973)
  224. Swapnam(1973)
  225. Soundarya Pooja(1973)
  226. Ragging(1973)
  227. Darshanam(1973)
  228. Mazhakkaru(1973)
  229. Mappusakshi(1972)
  230. Chembarathi(1972) .... Thomas
  231. Panimudakku(1972).... Balan
  232. Kuttyedathi(1971).... Kuttayi
  233. Nizhalattam (1970) .... Balan

Death[edit]

Balan K. Nair died on 26 August 2000 in Thiruvananthapuram, after prolonged illness.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ബാലന്‍ കെ: കരുത്തുറ്റ നടനവൈഭവം". Malayalam.webdunia.com. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "CiniDiary". CiniDiary. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  3. ^ The Hindu : Balan K. Nair dead facey

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