Kunchacko Boban

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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.
Kunchacko Boban
Kunchacko Boban 2008.jpg
Born Kunchacko Boban
Alappuzha, Kerala, India
Residence Kochi, Kerala, India
Occupation Actor, businessman
Years active 1981, 1997-2005, 2008–present
Religion Saint Thomas Christian[1][2][3]
Denomination Syro-Malabar Catholic[1][2][3]
Spouse(s) Priya Ann Samuel (2005–present)
Relatives
Awards

Kunchacko Boban is an Indian film actor who has starred in over 50 Malayalam films.

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).[4] Since then he has tried more variety roles with Elsamma Enna Aankutty (2010), Traffic (2011), Seniors (2011),[5] 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.

He is the grandson of director and producer Kunchacko of Udaya Studios, and the grandnephew of Navodaya Appachan of Navodaya Studio.[6]

Career

Kunchacko began his career as lead in Aniathipravu (1997), co-starring Shalini, and directed by Fazil.[7] 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.[citation needed] 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 INR10 crore (US$1.6M, €1.2M, or £1M as of October 2013).[8] His 2013 works include Romans and 3 Dots, God for Sale: Bhakthi Prasthanam,[9] and Pullipulikalum Aattinkuttiyum directed by Lal Jose.[10]

Personal life

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.[1][2][3]

Filmography

Year Film Role
1997 Aniyathipravu Sudhish Kumar (Sudhi)
1998 Mayilpeelikkavu Krishnanunni, Manu
1998 Harikrishnans Sudarshanan
1998 Nakshathrathaarattu Sunil
1999 Mazhavillu Mahesh Menon
1999 Chandamama Unni
1999 Prem Poojari Prem Jacob
1999 Niram Abey
2000 Priyam Benny
2000 Ingane Oru Nilapakshi Charlie
2000 Sathyam Sivam Sundaram Chandrahasan
2000 Sahayathrikakku Snehapoorvam Saji
2001 Narendra Makan Jayakanthan Vaka Jayakanthan
2002 Snehithan Joji
2002 Thillana Thillana Himself
2002 Puthooramputhri Unniyarcha Aromalunn
2002 Kalyanaraman Unni
2003 Mullavalliyum Thenmavum Shelly
2003 Kasthoorimann Sajan Joseph Alukka
2003 Swapnam Kondu Thulabharam Aniyan Kuttan
2003 Mayamohithachandran Chandran
2003 Swapnakoodu Deepu Narayan
2004 Jalothsavam Alackal Chandran
2004 Ee Snehatheerathu Unni
2005 Junior Senior Kichu
2005 Five Fingers Manu
2005 Hridayathil Sookshikkan Sreenath
2006 Kilukkam Kilukilukkam Roy
2008 Twenty:20 Guest appearance
2008 LollyPop Abey
2009 Gulumal: The Escape Ravi Varma
2010 Mummy & Me Rahul
2010 Sakudumbam Shyamala Akash
2010 Elsamma Enna Aankutty Unnikrishnan
2010 Oridathoru Postman Reghu Nandan
2010 Four Friends Suriya
2010 Traffic Dr. Abel Thariyan
2011 Makeup Man Himself
2011 Race Dr. Abey John
2011 Seniors Rex Immanuel
2011 Three Kings Ramanunni Raja (Ram)
2011 Sevenes Shyam
2011 Doctor Love Vinayachandran
2011 Sandwich Sai
2012 Spanish Masala Rahul
2012 Ordinary Iravikuttan Pillai
2012 Mallu Singh Ani
2011 101 Weddings Krishnankutty (Krish)
2012 Poppins Major Prathap Varma
2013 Romans Akash / Fr. Paul
2013 3 Dots Vishnu
2013 God for Sale: Bhakthi Prasthanam Prasannan Nair/Poornanada Swami
2013 Pullipulikalum Aattinkuttiyum Adu Gopan aka Chakka Gopan
2013 Kadhaveedu Raj Karthik
2013 Vishudhan Sunny
2013 Konthayum Poonoolum Krishnan

Awards

Kerala State Film Awards
Asianet Film Awards

Vanitha Film Awards

Mathrubhumi Film Awards

Other awards

2013 - jaihind tv film award popular actor[13]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Kerala / Kochi News : Traffic thrown out of gear". The Hindu. 2005-04-03. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  2. ^ a b c "Kerala / Kochi News : Around the City". The Hindu. 2005-04-03. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  3. ^ a b c "Little Flower Church Elamkulam::Ernakulam - Angamaly Archeparchy :: Syro Malabar Church Parish". Syromalabarchurch.in. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  4. ^ Posted by: Gayathry (2013-09-28). "Jayasurya And Kunchacko Boban In Locals - Oneindia Entertainment". Entertainment.oneindia.in. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  5. ^ Southscope: India's Leading South Film Magazine. Southscope. pp. 17–. GGKEY:QS56DBQ1SXG. 
  6. ^ "Kunchacko to turn producer - Malayalam Movie News". IndiaGlitz. 2012-05-04. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 
  7. ^ "kunchacko boban". 2011-06-08. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 
  8. ^ ""Ordinary" completes 10000 shows - Malayalam Movie News". Indiaglitz.com. 2012-05-04. Retrieved 2014-01-25. 
  9. ^ Thomas, Pramod (2013-10-16). "A badly made movie built on a weak script". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  10. ^ Posted by: Gayathry (2013-10-07). "Kunchacko Boban To Romance Namitha Pramod Once Again! - Oneindia Entertainment". Entertainment.oneindia.in. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  11. ^ "13th Ujala Asianet Film Award Winners | Malayalam Television Channels". Keralatv.in. Retrieved 2012-07-12. 
  12. ^ a b "Mammootty, Mamtha win Vanitha Film award". Manorama Online. February 10, 2011.
  13. ^ "Amritha awards for Mammootty, Kavya and T D Dasan". Indiaglitz. 2 June 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 

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