Balan K. Nair

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Balan K. Nair
Balan k nair1.jpg
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
Parent(s) 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 as eldest among four to Idakkulam Karinattu Veettil Kutti Raman Nair, a store owner, and Devaki Amma, a housewife in 1933 near Koilandy.[2] He has two brothers and a sister. His parents died when he was very young and hence he had to take care of his siblings and discontinue his studies at eight th grade. Prior to his entry in films, he worked as a mechanic in Kozhikode and owned a metal workshop. He sarted his acting career at the age of 14.[3] At that time he was associated with Sangamam Theatre in Kozhikode, Muppathunkavu troupe, Kozhikodan drama troupes and his own drama troupe Subash Theaters. After his marriage to Sharadha, he moved to Shoranur in Palakkad.

His son Meghanathan is also a Malayalam film actor. Balan died of Bone Cancer at Sree Chitra Tirunal Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram on 26 August 2000. He was 67.[4] Balan K. Nair is survived by his wife, Sarada, and children, Anil, Meghanathan, Ajayakumar, Latha and Sujatha.[5]

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

Death[edit]

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

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