Kaduvakulam Antony

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Kaduvakulam Antony (9 November 1936 - 4 February 2001) was an Indian film actor from Kerala who performed more than 300 films as comedian during the 1960s and 1970s. He is regarded[who?] as one of the best and most popular comedians in Malayalam cinema.[1] Antony generally portrayed the humorous sidekick character.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Antony was born on 9 November 1936 at Kuttanad, Alleppy. He is the son of Mr Thoman And Mrs Annama duos. When he was at 2 years old, his family shifted to Kaduvakulam, Kottayam district. His parents were farmers. He was the eighth son of his family. He was having 7 siblings, two of them died by birth. Even from childhood, Antony had the dream of becoming a comedian. From childhood onwards,he was having elevated sense of humour.[citation needed]

He ran a private finance company, but he was very much devoted to become an actor. So he took part in several amateur theatre plays and Monoacts as well. For seven years,he contributed in Drama Acharaya N N Pillai's drama troupe named Viswa Kerala Kala Samithi and National theaters.

Later on,the Malayalam film actor Jose Prakash introduced him to the Malayalam film industry.

Family[edit]

Kaduvakulam Antony was married to Beeyatries Antony. The couple had 2 children, Tomydas Antony Pallivathukal and Sonia Antony.

Career[edit]

Antony debuted his career in 1961 through Merry land studios productions movie BHAKTHAKUJELA acted a significant role as "kuttipattar".On the year he won the Best Humorist Award for the first film. In 1968, he acted in the first full length comedy in Malayalam cinema Viruthan Shanku directed by P. Venu.

Thereafter,he acted in snehadeepam,Pattabhishekam,Thiruvabharanam,Snapakayohannan,Punnapravayalar begins in 300 films this dude's humour surged.[clarification needed]

Kaduvacheri vava in Kayamkulam Kochunni(1966),Ammit Anthony in Thiruvabharanam(1973),Shankunair in Thampuraty(1978),Chattam Velayudhan in Punnapra vayalar(1968) these all were his beloved characters in his career.

Antony was last seen in Adivaram(1997) Malayalam movie directed by Jose Thomas.

Death[edit]

On 19 November 2000, Sunday in the morning Antony got paralysed on his left side due to high BP and was taken to Medical Centre Hospital Kottayam. He was on the ward for 76 days due to severe cerebral hemorrhage. He died in his residence at Kaduvakulam on 4 February 2001 at 5:00 PM and the funeral was held on the next day at Little Flower Church Kaduvakulam.

Filmography[edit]

  • 1995 Mannar Mathai Speaking .... drama booking agent
  • 1995 Thumboli Kadappuram
  • 1990 Kadathanadan Ambadi
  • 1987 Nee Allenkil Njan
  • 1987 Kottum Kuravayum
  • 1987 Narathan Keralathil
  • 1986 Kulambadikal
  • 1986 Arorui Arangorungi
  • 1985 Azhi
  • 1985 Kiratham
  • 1985 Njaan Piranna Naattil .... Police constable
  • 1984 Kadamattathachan
  • 1983 Ahankaram
  • 1983 Ee Yugam .... Pappan
  • 1983 Ankam .... Krishna Pilla
  • 1982 Kakka
  • 1982 Vidhichathum Kothichathum
  • 1982 Keni
  • 1982 Kalam
  • 1981 Agnisaram
  • 1980 Vedikettu
  • 1979 Avalude Prathikaram
  • 1979 Lillypookkal
  • 1979 Pichathikuttappan
  • 1979 Driver Madyapichirunnu
  • 1979 Maamaankam .... Velappan
  • 1978 Thacholi Ambu
  • 1978 Beena .... Kunjappi
  • 1978 Kanalkattakal.... Keshavankutty
  • 1978 Mukkuvine Snehicha Bhootham
  • 1977 Sathyavan Savithri
  • 1977 Pattalam Janaki
  • 1976 Amma
  • 1975 Love Letter
  • 1975 Chief Guest
  • 1975 Criminals
  • 1974 Arakkallan Mukkakallan
  • 1974 Durga
  • 1974 Panchathanthram.... Charlie
  • 1974 Ankathattu
  • 1974 Sapthaswarangal.... Geevargese Chandi
  • 1974 Rahasya Rathri
  • 1973 Ajnathavasam.... Director London
  • 1973 Thenaruvi
  • 1973 Pacha Nottukal.... Puluvan Thoma
  • 1973 Masappadi Mathupilla
  • 1972 Pulliman
  • 1972 Preethi
  • 1971 Kalithozhi
  • 1971 Vimochanasamaram
  • 1971 Bobanum Moliyum
  • 1970 Moodalmanju
  • 1970 Nazhikakkallu
  • 1970 Pearl View
  • 1970 Ambalapravu
  • 1970 Vivaham Swargathil
  • 1969 Virunnukari
  • 1969 Veettu Mrugam
  • 1969 Kannoor Deluxe
  • 1969 Susy
  • 1969 Jawala
  • 1968 Viruthan Shanku
  • 1968 Thirichadi
  • 1968 Ezhu Rathrikal
  • 1968 Inspecter
  • 1968 Thulabharam
  • 1967 Arakillam
  • 1967 Khadeeja
  • 1967 Aval
  • 1967 Iruttinte Athmavu .... Jyothsyan
  • 1967 MAinatheruvi Kolacase
  • 1967 Kavalam Chundan
  • 1967 Udhyogastha
  • 1967 Chitramela
  • 1967 Olathumathi
  • 1967 Agniputhri .... Paachu Pilla
  • 1966 Kalyanarathriyil
  • 1966 Station Master
  • 1966 Kanakachilanka
  • 1966 Kayamkulam Kochunni
  • 1966 Pakalkinavu
  • 1965 Bhoomiyile Malakha.... Jimmy
  • 1965 Ammu
  • 1964 Sree Guruvayoorappan .... Olapram Pachan
  • 1961 Bhakta Kuchela

References[edit]

  1. ^ "കടുവാക്കുളം ആന്റണി - പ്രൊഫൈല്‍" (in Malayalam). 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2013.