Cochin Haneefa

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Cochin Haneefa
Cochin Haneefa 2008.jpg
Born Salim Ahmed Ghoush
(1951-04-22)22 April 1951
Kochi, Thiru-Kochi, India
Died 2 February 2010(2010-02-02) (aged 58)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Other names VMC Haneefa
Occupation Actor, Film director, Screenwriter
Years active 1972–2010
Spouse(s) Fasila
Children Safa, Marwa twins
Parents Veluthedathu Muhammed, Hajira

Salim Ahmed Ghoush[1] (22 April 1951 – 2 February 2010), better known by his stage name Cochin Haneefa, was an Indian film actor, director, and screenwriter. He started his career in the 1970s mainly portraying villainous roles, before going on to become one of the most popular comedians of Malayalam cinema.[2] He has acted in more than 300 films in Malayalam, Tamil and Hindi.[1] As a director he is best known for the films Aankiliyude Tharattu (1987) and Valtsalyam (1993).[1]

Personal life and Education[edit]

Haneefa was born in Kochi to Kochi Velthedathu Tharavattil A.B. Muhammed and Hajira.[3] He studied at Kochi St. Augustine's School and St. Albert's College and graduated with a degree in Botany. He was married to Fasila. The couple have a twins, Safa and Marva.[4]

Career[edit]

He was a member of the famed comedy troupe Cochin Kalabhavan,[5] whose members included Jayaram, Kalabhavan Mani, Harisree Ashokan, Salim Kumar, and Bindhu Panicker. He made his film debut in 1972 in Azhimukham directed by Vijayan and went on to act in over 300 films in Malayalam. He also acted in over 80 Tamil films, including popular movies like Mahanadi with Kamal Haasan,[1] Sivaji and Enthiran with Rajinikanth.

Haneefa played memorable roles in many Malayalam films, including Mannar Mathai Speaking, Devaasuram, Kireedam, Punjabi House and Swapnakoodu, C.I. Mahadevan 5 Adi 4 Inchu.[6][7] He also directed around 20 films, including Valtsalyam and Moonu Masangalkku Munbu. The last Tamil films in which he appeared were Madrasapattinam[1] and Enthiran. His final Malayalam film was the 2010 film Bodyguard.

Awards[edit]

Kerala State Film Awards:

Death[edit]

Haneefa died on 2 February 2010, aged 58, in Chennai, from multiple organ failure.[8] He had been treated for liver cancer.[9] He is survived by his wife Fasila and twin children Safa and Marwa.[10]

Filmography[edit]

Malayalam films[edit]

  • Azhimukham (1972)
  • College Girl (1973)
  • Loveletter (1975)
  • Velicham Akale (1975)
  • Kalyanapanthal (1975)
  • Hello Darling (1975)
  • Chottanikkara Amma (1976)
  • YudhaBhoomi (1976)
  • Panchami(1976).... Rajan
  • Chirikudukka(1976).... Vasu
  • Minimol (1977)
  • Niraparayum Nilavilakkum (1977)
  • Aval oru devalayam (1977)
  • Rathimanmandan (1977)
  • Thacholi Ambu (1978)
  • Mamangam (1979) .... Zamorin's Warrior
  • Manasa Vacha Karmana (1979)
  • Irubazikal (1979)
  • Aavesham (1979)
  • Ponnil Kulicha Rathri (1979)
  • Kochu Thampuratti (1979)
  • Choola (1979)
  • Sarapancharam (1979)
  • Alavuddinum Albhudhavilakkum (1979) .... Yusaf
  • Benz Vasu (1980)
  • Digvijayam(1980)
  • Sakthi (1980) .... Khadir
  • Karimbana (1980)
  • Kari Puranda Jeevithangal (1980)
  • Sathyam (1980).... Appu
  • Moorkhan (1980) .... Police Officer
  • Aarathi (1981) .... Gangan
  • Vayal (1981) ....
  • Sambhavam (1981)
  • Kaahalam (1981) ....
  • Itha Oru Dhikkari(1981).... Sekharan
  • Saram (1982) ....
  • Kayam (1982)
  • Dheera (1982) ....
  • Sree Ayappanum Vavarum(1982)... Kaliyappan
  • Himam (1983) ....
  • Thaalam Thettiya Tharattu (1983) .... Chandran
  • Bhookambam (1983) .... Anwar
  • Attakkalasam (1983) .... Kuttappan
  • Aa Rathri (1983)
  • Kathirunna Divasam(1983)
  • Kodumkattu (1983)
  • Koottinilamkili (1984) .... Krishnanunny's Roommate
  • Chakkaraumma (1984) ....
  • Sandarbham (1984) ....
  • Krishna Guruvayoorappa(1984)..... Pandya Rajan
  • Oru Nimisham Tharoo (1984)
  • Inakkilly (1984) .... Peter
  • Piriyilla Naam (1984)
  • Umanilayam (1984) .... Gopi
  • Ente Upasana (1984) .... Doctor
  • Oru Sandesham Koodi (1985)..... Chandran
  • Kaiyum Thalayum Purathidaruthu (1985) .... Bus Passenger
  • Makan Ente Makan (1985) .... Doctor
  • Thalavattam (1986) .... Antony
  • Rakuyillin Ragasadassu (1986) ....
  • Mazha Peyyunnu Maddalam Kottunnu (1986) ....
  • Aankiliyude Tharattu (1987) ....
  • Oru Sindoorapottinte Ormakku (1987)
  • Cheppu(1987)....Police Inspector
  • Mukunthetta Sumitra Vilikkunnu (1988) ....
  • Kireedam (1989) .... Haidros
  • Vandhanam (1989) ....
  • Lal Americayil (1989) ....
  • No 20 Madras Mail (1990)
  • Kadathanadan Ambadi (1990)
  • Veena Meetiya Vilangukal (1990) .... Antony
  • Sunday 7 PM (1990)
  • Abhimanyu (1991) .... Chotta
  • Devaasuram (1993) .... Achuthan
  • Valtsalyam (1993)
  • Chenkol (1993) .... Haidros
  • Kinnaripuzhayoram (1994) .... Mental Patient
  • Bheesmacharya (1994) .... Sidharthan
  • Chakoram (1994)
  • Mannar Mathai Speaking (1995) .... Eldho
  • Kaattile Thadi Thevarude Ana (1995)
  • Thacholi Varghese Chekavar (1995)
  • Kakkakkum Poochakkum Kalyanam (1995)
  • Achan Rajavu Appan Jethavu (1995)
  • Kalyanji Anandji (1996)
  • Udyanapalakan (1996)
  • Kala Pani (1996) .... Ahmed Kutty
  • Hitler (1996) .... Jabbar
  • King Solomon (1996)
  • Kaliveedu (1996)
  • Azhikiya Ravanan (1996)
  • Superman (1997) .... Rajan Philip
  • Mayaponman (1997)
  • News paper boy (1997)
  • Nagarapuram (1997)
  • Chandralekha (1997)
  • Mangalyapallakku (1997)
  • Anuraga Kottaram (1997)
  • Vamsham (1997) ....
  • Aram Thampuran (1997)
  • Lelam (1997) .... Jayasimhan
  • Aniyathi Pravu (1997)
  • Vismayam (1998)
  • Punjabi House (1998) .... Gangadharan
  • Mailpeelikkavu (1998)
  • Kanmadam (1998) .... Police Officer
  • Harikrishnans (1998) .... Kunjikuttan
  • Elavamkodu Desam (1998) .... Singer
  • The Truth (1998)
  • Sreekrishnapurathe Nakshatrathilakkam (1998)
  • Anuraga Kottaram (1998)
  • Sooryaputran (1998) ....
  • Udayapuram Sulthan (1999) .... Beeran Kutty
  • Pathram (1999) .... David Sabhapathi
  • Panchapandavar (1999) .... Varkey
  • Vazhunnor (1999) .... Vadakethala Sivadas
  • Njangal Santhushtaranu (1999) .... Soudamini's Husband
  • Megham (1999)
  • Crimefile (1999)
  • Enlish Medium (1999)
  • Auto Brothers (1999)
  • Independence (1999)
  • Charlie Chaplin (1999)
  • Friends (1999) .... Sundareshan
  • Chandamama (1999) .... Natwarlal
  • Mr. Butler (2000) .... Swamy
  • Dada Sahib (2000) .... Raghavan
  • Snehapoorvam Anna (2000)
  • Arayannangalude Veedu (2000) .... Gangadharan
  • Indriyam (2000) ........Police
  • Satyam, Shivam, Sundaram (2000)
  • Rakshasa Rajavu (2001)
  • Praja (2001)
  • Pranayamanthram (2001)
  • Goa (2001) .... Kanakambharan/David Thomas
  • Nalacharitham Nalamdivasam (2001)
  • Dubai (2001)
  • Soothradharan (2001) .... Mani Uncle
  • Kakkakuyil (2001) .... Local goon
  • Ee Parakkum Thalika (2001) .... Veerappan Kurup
  • Narendran Makan Jayakanthan Vaka (2001)
  • Ee Nadu Ennalevare (2001)....Chandrakumar
  • Rajapattam (2001)
  • Sundrapurushan (2001) .... Alavuddin
  • Barthavudyokam (2001) .... Pratapan Nair
  • Snehithan (2002) .... Sudarshanan
  • Pranyamanithooval (2002) .... Moosakka
  • Phantom (2002)
  • Oomappenninu Uriyadappayyan (2002) .... Punchiri Pushparaj
  • Mazhathullikkilukkam (2002) .... Mathukutty
  • Kunjikoonan (2002) .... Thoma
  • Kaiyethum Doorath (2002) .... Kundara Sharangan
  • Chirikkudukka (2002) .... Sathyavan
  • Bamboo Boys (2002) .... Makku
  • Meesa Madhavan (2002) .... Thrivikraman
  • Kasthooriman (2002)
  • Kattuchempakam (2002)
  • Kannaki (2002)
  • Ee Bhargavinilayam (2002)
  • www.anukudumbam.com (2002)
  • Thilakkam (2003) .... Bhaskaran
  • Kilichundan Mampazham (2003) .... Kalandan Haji
  • Sadanandante Samayam (2003)
  • Vellithira (2003) .... Panchayath President
  • C.I.D. Moosa (2003) .... Vikraman
  • Meerayude Dukhavum Muthuvinte Swapnavum (2003) .... Divakaran
  • Swapnakoodu (2003)...Philipose
  • Hariharan Pillai Happy Aanu (2003) .... Velappan
  • Valathottu Thirinjal Nalamathe Veedu (2003) .... Bullet Ismail
  • Pulival Kalyanam (2003) .... Dharmendra
  • Malsaram(2003).... Bhaskaran
  • Pattanathil Sundaran (2003) .... Shekhara Pillai
  • Kerala House Udan Vilpanakku (2004) .... Vadival Vasu
  • C. I. Mahadevan 5 Adi 4 Inchu (2004) .... Mahadevan
  • Vismayathumbathu (2004) .... Nandakumar
  • Chathikkatha Chanthu (2004) .... Dharma
  • Runway (2004) .... Divakaran
  • Vettam (2004)
  • Maratha Naadu (2004)
  • Ee Snehatheerathu (2004)....Neelan
  • Ennittum(2004).... Professor Villas
  • Youth Festival (2004) .... Kannappan
  • Maampazhakkaalam (2004) .... Manathudi Madhavan
  • Vesham (2004)
  • Vellinakshatram (2004)
  • Vacation(2004).... Urumees
  • Udayananu Tharam (2005) .... 'Sona' Balan
  • Chandrolsavam (2005) .... Sreedharan
  • Daivanamathil (2005)
  • Iruvattam Manavatti (2005)
  • Pandippada (2005) .... Ummachan
  • Nerariyan CBI (2005) .... George C. Nair
  • Chirattakalipaattangal (2005)
  • Ben Johnson (2005)
  • Immini Nalloral (2005)
  • Rajamanikyam (2005) .... Varghese
  • Vargam (2006)
  • Anandabhadram (2005) .... Maravi Matthayi
  • Kilukkam Kilukilukkam (2006)
  • Madhuchandralekha (2006).... Abootty
  • Thuruppu Gulan (2006)
  • Keerthi Chakra (2006)
  • The Don (2006)
  • Aanachandham (2006)
  • Janmam (2006)
  • Lion (2006)
  • Rashtram (2006)
  • Rathrimazha (2006)
  • Chakkaramuthu (2006)
  • Chirattakalippanttagal (2006)
  • Red Salute (2006)
  • Badadosth (2006)
  • Changathipoocha(2007)... Vattu Bhargavan
  • Chotta Mumbai (2007)
  • Inspector Garud (2007)
  • 4 July (2007)
  • Mayavi (2007)
  • Panthaya Kozhi (2007) .... Parunthu Bhaskaran
  • Paradeshi (2007)
  • Detective (2007)
  • Heartbeats (2007)
  • Kichamani MBA (2007)
  • Romeo (2007)
  • Avan Chandiyude Makan (2007) .... Chackochi
  • Indrajith(2007)....Udumbu Rudrakshan
  • Ali Bhai... Kunji Kannan
  • Mayakazhcha (2008)..... Kilippadan
  • Twenty:20 (2008)
  • Annan Thampi (2008)
  • Parunthu (2008) .... Kunjachan
  • Bullet (2008)
  • Thirakkadha (2008)
  • Kurukshetra (2008)
  • Loudspeaker (2009)
  • Changathikoottam(2009).... Pathrose
  • Colours (2009)
  • Hailesa (2009)
  • Chattambi Naadu (2009)
  • Venalmaram(2009)....Achuthankutty
  • 3 Chaur Sau Bees (2010)
  • Bodyguard (2010) .... Principal (posthumous film)
  • Musafir (2013) .... GK (posthumous film)

Tamil films[edit]

Director-filmography[edit]

Malayalam films[edit]

  • Bheesmacharya (1994)
  • Valtsalyam (1993)
  • Veena Meettiya Vilangukal (1990)
  • Aankiliyude Tharattu (1987)
  • Oru Sindoora Pottinte Ormaykku (1987)
  • Moonnu Masangalkku Munpu (1986)
  • Oru Sandesam Koodi (1985)

Tamil films[edit]

  • Pasa Paravaigal (1988)
  • Padatha Theneekkal (1988)
  • Pasa Mazhai (1989)
  • Pagalil Pournami (1990)
  • Pillai Pasam (1991)
  • Vasaliley Oru Vennila (1991)
  • Naalai Engal Kalyanam (1992)

Writer-filmography[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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