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- In this Indian name, the name Boban is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, Kunchacko.
Alappuzha, Kerala, India
|Residence||Kochi, Kerala, India|
|Years active||1981, 1997-2005, 2008–present|
|Religion||Saint Thomas Christian|
|Spouse(s)||Priya Ann Samuel (2005–present)|
After making his debut in the commercially successful film Aniyathipraavu (1997), he went on to feature in films such as Niram (1999), Dhosth (2001), Swapnakoodu (2003), and Kasthooriman (2003) where he established himself as a romantic hero. After a sabbatical of five years, he made a comeback with Gulumaal (2009). Since then he has tried more variety roles with Elsamma Enna Aankutty (2010), Traffic (2011), Seniors (2011), Ordinary (2012) and Romans (2013). He was awarded the special jury award for his performance in Ee Snehatheerathu at the Kerala State Film Awards in 2004.
Kunchacko began his career as lead in Aniathipravu (1997), co-starring Shalini, and directed by Fazil. Following the success of Aniathipravu, Kunchacko Boban was cast in movies like Nakshathrathaarattu and Mayilpeelikkavu. In Nakshathrathaarattu, he was again cast opposite Shalini. Then he played a cameo in Fazil's Harikrishnans, which marked the reunion of Mohanlal and Mammootty after 9 years. Then came a streak of Chandamama, an average film at the box office, and he went on to do Ingane Oru Nilapakshi, Prem Poojari, Sahayathrikakku Snehapoorvam etc. He had a single success in 1999, Kamal's Niram, which featured him opposite Shalini for the final time.
After Niram, Dosth and Narendran Makan Jayakanthan Vaka, his next films included Kasthooriman, and Swapnakkoodu. The movie Ee Snehatheerathu earned him a Special Jury Award at the 2004 Kerala State Film Awards.
In 2005, he got married and took a hiatus from acting spanning over three years and had one release – Kilukkam Kilukilukkam in that term. He returned to films in 2008 with a special appearance in a song in Twenty:20 and Shafi's LollyPop.
In 2009, he appeared in Gulumal: The Escape, Mummy & Me, Sakudumbam Shyamala and Lal Jose's Elsamma Enna Aankutty. His first release in 2011 was Traffic. His later releases included Seniors, Three Kings, Sevens and Doctor Love. In 2011, he won the Youth Icon of the Year award at the Asianet Film Awards. In 2012 he featured in three films, Spanish Masala, Ordinary and Mallu Singh. Ordinary had 10,000 shows in theatres before reaching the 50-day mark and grossed over 10 crore (US$1.6M, €1.2M, or £1M as of October 2013[update]). His 2013 works include Romans and 3 Dots, God for Sale: Bhakthi Prasthanam, and Pullipulikalum Aattinkuttiyum directed by Lal Jose.
Kunchacko was born in a Syro-Malabar Catholic Nasrani family in Alappuzha, Kerala. He is the grandson of film producer Kunchacko of the erstwhile Udaya Studios, the first film studio in Kerala. His father Boban Kunchacko was also an actor and producer who acted in a few films produced by Udaya. Boban Kunchacko later ventured into direction with the films Palattu Kunhikkannan, Sanchari and Aazhi. Kunchacko Boban is also the grandnephew of Navodaya Appachan of the Navodaya Studios. Kunchako Boban married Priya Ann Samuel on 2 April 2005 at Little Flower Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Elamkulam.
|1997||Aniyathipravu||Sudhish Kumar (Sudhi)|
|1999||Prem Poojari||Prem Jacob|
|2000||Ingane Oru Nilapakshi||Charlie|
|2000||Sathyam Sivam Sundaram||Chandrahasan|
|2001||Narendra Makan Jayakanthan Vaka||Jayakanthan|
|2003||Kasthoorimann||Sajan Joseph Alukka|
|2003||Swapnam Kondu Thulabharam||Aniyan Kuttan|
|2009||Gulumal: The Escape||Ravi Varma|
|2010||Mummy & Me||Rahul|
|2010||Elsamma Enna Aankutty||Unnikrishnan|
|2010||Oridathoru Postman||Reghu Nandan|
|2010||Traffic||Dr. Abel Thariyan|
|2011||Race||Dr. Abey John|
|2011||Three Kings||Ramanunni Raja (Ram)|
|2011||101 Weddings||Krishnankutty (Krish)|
|2012||Poppins||Major Prathap Varma|
|2013||Romans||Akash / Fr. Paul|
|2013||God for Sale: Bhakthi Prasthanam||Prasannan Nair/Poornanada Swami|
|2013||Pullipulikalum Aattinkuttiyum||Adu Gopan aka Chakka Gopan|
- 2010 - TTK Prestige — Vanitha Film Awards: Best Star Pair Award with actress Archana Jose Kavi for Mummy & Me
- Other awards
2013 - jaihind tv film award popular actor
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