Karamana Janardanan Nair

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Karamana Janardanan Nair
Karamana Janardanan Nair.jpg
Born (1936-07-25)25 July 1936
Died 24 April 2000(2000-04-24) (aged 63)
Other names Karamana
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Jaya J Nair[1]
Children Sunil, Sudheer & Sujay.
Parent(s) Karamana Kunjuveettil Ramaswami Iyyer, Bhargaviyamma[2]

Karamana Janardanan Nair (25 July 1936 – 24 April 2000) was one of the most famous Malayalam film actors during the 80s and 90s.[3] He won wide acclaim especially for the role of the protagonist in Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s Elippathayam.[4] He is best remembered for his roles in the cult comedy film Pattanapravesham as 'Prabhakaran Thampi', Agnidevan (as Vasudeva Warrier) and in Sphadikam (as Fr. Ottaplakkan). His last role was as Fr. Paulose in the movie FIR.

He played the lead role in the K. G. George directed film Mattoral, supported by Mammootty, which was released in 1988.

Personal life[edit]

He was born to Karamana Kunjuveettil Ramaswami Iyyer and Bhargaviyamma. He was married to Jaya J Nair. The couple have three children Sunil, Sudheer & Sujay. His son, Sudheer Karamana, is also an actor.[5]



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