Kalabhavan Mani

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Kalabhavan Mani
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Born Mani Raman
(1971-01-01) 1 January 1971 (age 43)[1]
Chalakudy, Kerala, India
Occupation Film actor, playback singer, music director
Years active 1995–present
Spouse(s) Dr.Nimmy(2000-Present)
Children Sree Lakshmy
Parents Chenathunad Kunnisseri Veettil Raman
Ammini Raman
Website
www.kalabhavanmani.in

Kalabhavan Mani is a South Indian actor and singer. He began his career in Malayalam film industry, later he became a busy artist in Tamil and Telugu industry, especially in villain roles. Although he began his career as a comedian, Mani proved his versatility roles such as serious actor, heroic and villain. He has acted in a number of Malayalam and Tamil films. He proved his acting talent in Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum, in which he plays a blind street singer. He has won National Film Awards and Kerala state film award in 1999 for Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum[2]

Personal Life[edit]

Mani was born on 1 January 1971 to Chenathunad Kunnisseri Veettil Raman and Ammini, in Chalakudy, Kerala. He is married to veterinary doctor Dr.Nimmy on 22 September 2000 and has a daughter, Sree Lakshmy!.[3] He had a very humble life and was an autorickshaw driver from Chalakudy. [4]

Career[edit]

He started his career as a mimicry artist in Kalabhavan, Kochi.[5] He started his acting career in the Malayalam film Aksharam as an auto rickshaw driver. Since then, he has acted in several movies as a comedian. His first serious role was in Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum. He has acted in more than 80 films in Malayalam and more than 20 in Tamil.

He is also a professional playback singer and a singer of Nadan Paattu (folk songs). His first album was Kannimanga Prayathil. Mani has since established a parallel industry of 'Nadan Pattukal', selling a record number of releases. He has released a few religious songs and Mappila Pattukal.

Mani's career started portraying comedic roles primarily in Malayalam films; he later shifted to serious roles. Eventually he became popular all across South India portraying negative characters in an unusual style. Despite all the popularity, Mani is known for his down-to-earth personality and for providing humanitarian aid to people in need.

Awards and honors[edit]

National Film Awards:

Kerala State Film Awards:

Filmfare Awards

  • 2002 - Best Villan (Tamil) - Gemini

Asianet Film Awards:

Vanitha Award:

  • 2008 - Vanitha Chandrika Award for Best Villain - Chotta Mumbai

Jaihind TV Award:

  • 2010 - Special Jury Award

Other Avards

  • 2014 Bharat Gopi Fountation Award[6]

Controversies[edit]

It was reported that two forest officials were assaulted allegedly by actor Kalabhavan Mani at Kannankuzhi, near Athirappilly, on Tuesday night (14-May-2013). Range officer U.G. Ramesan and beat forester P. Raveendran sustained injuries on the chest, hands, legs and eyes. The forest officials said that Mani was inebriated. [7]

On December 2013, a complaint was lodged against actor Kalabhavan Mani for misbehaving towards customs officials of the Nedumbassery Airport. It has been alleged that the actor, who reached from Kuwait, misbehaved during customs checking. The customs said the actor threw the bangle which he was wearing when asked whether it was gold. [8]

Later the Customs sources said the CCTV footage of Nov 28, 2013 when he went abroad was examined and it was found that he was wearing the bangle. Hence, he was asked to deposit Rs 5,000 as redemption fine and Rs 2,000 as penalty. The matter was adjudicated by Deputy Commissioner Saz Navaz and the bangle released. [9]

Filmography[edit]

Malayalam films[edit]

2010s[edit]

Film Year Role
Gunda 2017
Chakkaramampazham 2014
Olipporu[10] 2013
Caribbeans 2013 Vishwanathan, Charlie, Charles
Crocodile Love Story 2013 Sharp Shooter Suresh
Amen 2013 Looyi pappan
Tourist Home 2013 Sukunan
Oru Kudumba Chithram 2012 Arunagiri
Ayalum Njanum Thammil 2012 Sub Inspector Purushothaman
Husbands in Goa 2012 Sub Inspector Imran Khalid
Bachelor Party 2012 Ayyappan
M.L.A MANI 10am Classum Gustiyum 2012 Mani
Veeraputhran 2011
Priyappetta Nattukare 2011 Sakhav Dasan
Manushyamrugam 2011 Circle Inspector
The Filmstaar 2011 Sooryakiran
Aazhakadal 2011 Kunjumon
Adaminte Makan Abu 2011 Johnson
Baktha janangalude Sradhaykku 2011 Uncle
Oru Small Family 2010 C I Bhargavan
Chekavar 2010 Garudan Raghavan
Shikkar 2010 Mani
Orange 2010 Yakobi
Pulliman 2010 Kunjunni
Canvas 2010 Manaf Hussain
Annarakannanum Thannalayathu 2010 Changampuzha Pavithran
Black Stallion 2010 Black

2000s[edit]

Film Year Role
Keralotsavam 2009 2009 Jeevan Isaac
Malayali 2009 Nanthileththu Madhavan
Currency 2009 Iruttu
Shudharil Shudhan 2009 Sankarankutty
Love In Singapore 2009 Narayanan
Aayirathil Oruvan 2009 Aravindan
Oru Black and White Kudumbam 2009 Antony
Twenty:20 2008 Karinkal Pappachan
Bullet 2008 C I Wahid Abdul Rahman Haji
Maya Bazaar 2008 Bhadran
Kabadi Kabadi 2008 Madhavankutty
Kerala Police 2008 Satyanath
Chotta Mumbai 2007 Nadeshan
Nagaram 2007 Ponnayaya Thevar
Nanma 2007 Muthu Chettiyar
Swarnam 2007 Divakaran
Aandavan 2006 Aandavan
Paayum Puli 2006 Saravanan
Rakshakan 2006 Mukundhan
Abraham and Lincoln 2006 Abraham
Kali 2006 Rajagopalan Nair
Red Salute 2006 Vasu
Chacko Randaman 2006 Ottachavittu Chacko / Johny Kutty / Chacko
Kissan 2006 Velu
Chinthamani Kolacase 2006 Ayyappan
Ravanan 2006 Ravanan/Varghese Antony
Mayookham 2005
Ananthabhadram 2005 Chemban
Lokanathan I.A.S 2005 Lokanathan
Udayon 2005 Mathan
Ben Johnson 2005 Ben Johnson / Pathrose
Ponmudipuzhayorathu 2005 Police officer
Pauran 2005 Trade Union Leader
Annorikkal 2005 Pandi
Iruvattam Manavaatti 2005 Korathu Raghavan
Magic Lamp 2004 Chalakkudy Manikanthan (an impersonation of himself)
Mampazhakkalam 2004 Jose
Natturajavu 2004 Manikuttan
Vettam 2004 Mani
Kusruthi 2004
Mayilattam 2004
Maratha Naadu 2004
Thalamelam 2004 Ramakrishnan
Kanninum Kannadikkum 2004 Praav / Maniyan
C.I. Mahadevan 5 Adi 4 Inchu 2004 Karimpuli Antony
Sethurama Iyer CBI (2004) Isow Alex
War and Love (2003)
Shikari Bolona 2003 Classy Kariyachan
Malsaram 2003 Kuppikandam Hamsa&Kannan Bhai
Pattalam (2003) Moythu Pilakkandi
Balettan (2003) Musthafa
Vellithira (2003) Vakkathi Vasu
Nakshathrakkannulla Rajakumaran Avanundoru Rajakumari (2002) Kochu Kurup
Bamboo Boys (2002) Olanga
Jagathi Jagathish in Town (2002) Malleswaran
Kanmashi (2002) Murugan
Kuberan (2002) Ramanujan
Malayali Mamanu Vanakkam (2002) Thiruppathy Perumal / Muniyandi
Savithriyude Aranjanam (2002) Phayaalvan Phalgunan
Akhila (2002) Mukundan
Valkkannadi (2002) Appunni
The Guard (2001) Appu Kuttan Nair, Thomachan
One Man Show (2001) Ponnappan
Achaneyanishttam (2001) Bhaskaran
Fort Kochi (2001)
Ee Nadu Ennalevare (2001) Seyad
Akasthile Paravakal (2001) Udumbu Vasu
Andolanam (2001)
Karumadikkuttan (2001) Kuttan, 'Karumadi'
Dhosth (2001)
Rakshasa Rajavu (2001) Gunashekharan
Vakkalathu Narayanankutty (2001)
Dada Sahib (2000) Thankachan
Daivathinte Makan (2000)
Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal (2000) Sudhakaran
Mr. Butler (2000) 'Major' Kuttan
Valyettan (2000) Kattipalli Pappan
Varnnakazhchakal (2000)

1990s[edit]

Film Year Role
Aakasha Ganga (1999) Fr. Vettikalan
Independence (1999)
James Bond (1999)
My Dear Karady (1999)
Captain (1999) Veeramani
Pallavur Devanarayanan (1999)
Panchapandavar (1999) Sathyanarayanan
Pranaya Nilavu (1999)
Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum (1999) Ramu
Chitrashalabham (1998) Bakkar Parappanangadi
Summer in Bethlahem (1998) Monai
Meenathil Thalikettu (1998) Achootty
Bhoothakkannadi (1997) Ayyappan
Aaram Thamburan (1997)
The Car (1997) Cheriyan
News Paper Boy Peasa
Ikkareyanente Manasam Uthaman
Gajaraja Manthram (1997) Paraman
The Good Boys (1997) Gopalakrishnan
Kadhanayakan (1997) Kuttan
Kalyanappittannu (1997)
Karunyam (1997) Rajan
Kudamattom (1997)
Manthramothiram (1997)
Ullasappoonkattu (1997)
Vaachalam (1997)
Dilliwala Rajakumaran (1996) Mani
Excuse Me Ethu Collegila (1996)
Kaathil Oru Kinnaram (1996)
Kalyanasougandhikam (1996)
Kireedamillatha Rajakkanmar (1996) Superfast Chandren
Swarna Kireedam (1996)
Saamoohyapadom (1996)
Sallapam (1996) Rajappan
Aksharam (1995) Auto Rickshaw driver
Samudayam (1993) Fishmonger

Tamil films[edit]

Telugu films[edit]

As a singer in Malayalam films[edit]

  • Sammanam (1995)
  • Kottaram Veettile Apputtan (1998)
  • Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu (1999)
  • O Priye (2000)
  • Achaneyanishttam (2001)
  • Akasthile Paravakal (2001)
  • The Guard (2001)
  • Karumadikkuttan (2001)
  • Bamboo Boys (2002)
  • Kanmashi (2002)
  • Vaalkannadi (2002)
  • Kusruthy Kannan (2003)
  • Kanninum Kannadiykkum (2004)
  • Kazhcha (2004)
  • Malsaram (2004)
  • Ananthabhadram (2005)
  • Ben Johnson (2005)
  • Chacko Randaaman (2006)
  • Kissan (2006)
  • Red Salute (2006)
  • Abraham Lincoln (2007)
  • Evan (2007)
  • Kabadi Kabadi (2008)
  • Twenty Twenty (2010)

As music director[edit]

  • MLA Mani 10am Classum Gusthiyum (2011)

References[edit]

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