M. G. Soman

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M. G. Soman
M G Soman.jpg
Born M.G.Somashekharan Nair[1]
1941
Thiruvalla, Travancore
Died 12 December 1997
Spouse(s) Sujatha
Children Saji, Sindhu[2]
Parents Konni Kudukkillethu Veettil K.N. Govinda Panicker, P.K. Bhavani Amma[1]

M. G. Soman (1941–1997)[3] was an actor in Malayalam film. Soman's last film was Lelam in 1997. He has also done very important roles in Tamil films Aval Oru Thodar Kathai, Naalai Namadhe and Airport. He was considered as one of the superstar trio of Malayalam cinema during the late 70's and earlier 80's along with Sukumaran and Jayan.[4]

Biography[edit]

He was born as Somashekharan Nair to, K.N. Govinda Panicker and P.K. Bhavaniyamma, in Tiruvalla, Travancore on 28 October 1941.[4] Soon after retiring from the Indian Air Force, Soman joined a drama troupe and then to moved to the film industry. His first film was Gayatri directed by P. N. Menon in 1973. He acted in the role of a hero from 1976 to 1983 and later played the roles of villains, comedians and supporting roles. In 1977, his greatest film was released under the direction of I. V. SasiItha Ivide Vare.[5] He soon rose to become the busiest actor in the industry. In 1978, Soman had acted in 42 films as hero, which was till today kept as a record. In 1984, he acted in Thacholi Thankappan directed by P. Venu. In 1997, Lelam, directed by Joshiy, was his last film and his performance as Aanakkattil Eappachan was greatly appreciated and received critical acclaim. He died on 12 December 1997 due to jaundice. He was 56.[6] He produced a Malayalam Movie titled as "BHOOMIKA" in 1991 which was Directed by I.V.Sasi and enacted by Jayaram,Suresh Gopi, Mukesh, Urvashi etc.

Family[edit]

He is married to Sujatha.[7] They have a son Saji and a daughter Sindhu. His son Saji also acted in a few movies.[8]

Awards[edit]

Kerala State Film Awards:

Filmography[edit]

  • Kayamkulam kochunniyude makan
  • Rajankanam
  • Avalude ravukal
  • Kattupookkal (1965)
  • Mulkkireedam (1967)
  • Kochaniyathi (1971)
  • Mazhakkaru (1973) .... Gopi
  • Maadhavikutty (1973)
  • Gayathry (1973) ..... Rajamany
  • Chukku (1973)
  • Jeevikan Marannu Poya Sthree (1974)
  • Rajahamsam (1974)
  • Pancha Thanthram (1974) ..... Prince in the dance drama
  • Chattakari (1974) ..... Richard
  • Rajahamsam (1974)
  • Mazhakaru (1974)
  • Ulsavam (1975) .... Bhargavan
  • Picnic (1975) ..... Chudala Muthu
  • Anubhavam (1976)
  • Ayalkkari (1976).... Suku
  • Sindhooram (1976)
  • Amrithavahini (1976) .... Sudhakaran
  • Madhuram Thirumaduram (1976)
  • Agnipushpam (1976)
  • Guruvayoor Keshavan (1977)
  • Innele Innu (1977)
  • Oonjaal (1977) .... Rajan
  • Shankupushppam (1977).... Gopi
  • Abhinivesham(1977).... Venu
  • Muttathe Mulla(1977).... Babu
  • Randu Lokam (1977) ..... Balan
  • Ormakal Marikkumo? (1977) .... Aravindan
  • Itha Ivide Vare (1977)..... Vishwanadan
  • Mannu (1978)
  • Aval Vishwastha Ayirunnu (1978).... James
  • Aniyara (1978)
  • Rathinirvedam (1978) .... Krishnan Nair
  • Mattoru Karnan (1978)
  • Lisa (1978)
  • Kalpavriksham (1978) .... Surendran
  • Nivedyam (1978)... Dr.Gopakumar
  • Nakshatrangale Kaval (1978)
  • Iniyum Puzha Ozukum (1978).... Prabhakaran
  • Eetta (1978) .... Gopalan
  • Kathirunna Nimisham (1978)
  • Avalkku Marannamilla (1978)
  • Mukuvane Snehicha Bhootam (1978).... Rajan
  • Maattoli (1978)
  • Velluvili (1978) ..... Soman
  • Thanal (1978)
  • Arum Anyaralla (1978).... Prabhakaran
  • Saayoojyam (1979) .... Balan
  • Idavazhiyile Poocha Minda Poocha (1979) .... Bhagyanath
  • Itha Oru Theeram (1979) .... Gopi
  • Vellayani Paramu (1979).... Ithikkara Pakki
  • Chuvanna Chirakukal (1979)
  • Manasa Vacha Karmanna (1979)
  • Prabhatha Sandhya(1979)..... Gopi
  • Ezham Kadalin Akkare (1979) .... Soman
  • Jeevitam Oru Gaanam (1979).... Johny
  • Chandra Bimbam (1980) ..
  • Kadalkattu (1980)
  • Muthuchippikal (1980) .... Sasi
  • Aniyatha Valakkal (1980) .... Balan
  • Prakadanam (1980)
  • Pralayam(1980)..... Shivan Kutti
  • Aagamanam (1980) .... Venu
  • Agni Yudham (1981)
  • Sphodanam (1981) .... Surendran
  • Pathirasooryan (1981).... Stephen
  • Kodumudikal (1981).... Bava
  • Kadathu (1981) ..... Ravi
  • Thaaraavu (1981) .... Narayanankutty
  • Kolilakkam (1981) .... Kumar
  • Kathayariyathe (1981) .... Vishwanatha Menon
  • Raktham (1981) .... Venu
  • Itha Oru Dhikkari(1981)....Raju
  • Ethiralikkal (1982) .... Antony
  • Beedikunjamma(1982).... Madhavan
  • Oru Vilipadakale(1982)...... Major Unnikrishnan
  • Raktha Sakshi (1982)
  • Karthavyam (1982) .... Sreekumar
  • Sooriyan(1982)..... Venu
  • Sree Ayappanum Vavarum(1982)...Raja Rajasekhara
  • Koritharicha Naal (1982) ...... Vijayan
  • Pinnilavu (1983) .... Gopi
  • Rathilayam(1983).... Soman
  • Mahabali (1983) .... Naradan
  • Aa Rathri (1983) .... All Kerala Abdu
  • Attakkalasam (1983) .... Vijayan
  • Ee Yugam(1983)...
  • Poochakkoru Mookkuthi (1984) .... Hari
  • Koottinilamkili (1984).... Balachandran
  • Chakkarayumma(1984)
  • Thacholi Thankappan(1984) ..... Khader
  • Nishedi(1984) ..... Rajasekharan
  • Minimol Vathikkaanil (1984) .... Doctor
  • Nilavinte nattil (1984)
  • Kadamattathachan (1984)....Pulimoottil Kariya
  • Krishna Guruvayoorappa(1984).... Villumangalam Swami
  • Arante Mulla Kochu Mulla (1984) .... Panchayath President
  • Boeing Boeing (1985) ..... Lambodharan Pillai
  • Vasantha Sena (1985) .... Sidhartha Menon
  • Uyarum Njan Nadaake (1985)
  • Premale Lekhanam (1985) .... Kesavan Nair
  • Pathamudayam (1985) .... B. G. Menon
  • Mulamoottil Adima (1985) .... Moiddhin (Special Appearance)
  • Koodum Thedi (1985) .... Menon
  • Njaan Piranna Naattil (1985) .... Gopinath
  • Adhyayam Onnu Muthal (1985) .... Narayanan
  • Aa Neram Alppa Dooram (1985) .... Sudhakaran
  • Thalavattam (1986) .... Dr. Raviandran
  • Sayam Sandhya (1986)
  • Panchagni (1986) .... Mohandas
  • Kunjattakilikal (1986) .... Vishwanatha Menon
  • Sunil Vayassu 20 (1986) .... Somashekharan
  • Sughamodevi (1986) .... Dr. Ambikadmajan Nair
  • Sanmanassullavarkku Samadhanam (1986) .... Rajendran's Uncle
  • Iniyum Kurukshethram (1986) .... Jayamohan
  • Adukkan Entheluppam (1986) .... Williams
  • Nandi Veendum Varika (1986) .... Ananthan Nair
  • Veendum (1986) .... Alex
  • Ambadi Thannilorunni(1986).... M G Menon
  • Ivide Ellavarkkum Sukham (1987) ..... Shekhara Varma
  • Vazhiyorakazhchakal (1987) ..... Ravi
  • Vrutham (1987) .... Charlie
  • Vilambaram (1987) .... Balagopalan
  • Thoovanathumbikal (1987) .... Moni Joseph
  • January Oru Orma (1987) .... Menon
  • Jaalakam (1987) ..... Appu's Father
  • Cheppu (1987) .... Principal
  • Kadhakku Pinnil (1987) .....Palod
  • Hridubetham (1987) .... Receiver
  • Nadodikattu (1987) ..... Himself
  • Idanaazhiyil Oru Kaalocha (1987) .... Prem Sankar
  • Yagagni(1987)... Nambeesan
  • Manivatharile Aayiram Sivarathrikal (1987) .... John Samuel
  • 1921 (1988)
  • Chithram (1988)
  • Aaryan (1988)
  • Manu Uncle (1988)
  • Janmandharam (1988) .... Panikkar
  • Daisy (1988) .... Balakrishna Menon
  • Aparan (1988)
  • Onninu Purake Mattonnu (1988) .... Reghu
  • Abkari (1988) ..... Kunjappan
  • Mukthi (1988) ..... Hameed
  • Moonnam Pakkam (1988)
  • Oru Muthassikadha (1988)..... Mayinkutty
  • Vellanakalude Naadu (1988) ..... Prabhakaran
  • Mukunthetta Sumitra Vilikkunnu (1988) ..... C.P. Menon
  • Varnam (1988) ... Manu's Brother
  • Puthiya Karukkal (1988) .... Udaya Varma
  • Douthyam (1989) ...... Col. Madhavan Nair
  • Vandanam (1989)
  • Avanikunnile Kinnari Pookkal (1989).... Jayamohan
  • Kali karyamaai: Crime Branch(1989).... Pushkaran
  • Jaithra Yathra (1989) ..... V P Menon
  • No.20 Madras Mail (1990) ..... R.K. Nair
  • Varthamanakalam (1990).... Ravunni Mashu
  • Aye Auto (1990) ..... Police Commissioner
  • Akkare Akkare Akkare(1990) ..... Police Commissioner
  • Randam Varavu (1990) ..... R. Sreedharan Nair
  • Rajavazhcha (1990) ..... Kuttan Nair
  • Mukham (1990) ..... Home Minister
  • His Highness Abdullah (1990) ...... Kesava Pillai
  • Arhatha (1990) ..... Chandrashekharan Nair
  • Appu (1990) ..... Police Officer
  • Midhya (1990) ...... Appunni
  • Ee Thanutha Veluppan Kalathu (1990) ..... Kuwait Mani
  • Adwaitham (1991) ...... Shekharan
  • Inspector Balram (1991) ...... Sahadevan
  • Neelagiri (1991) ..... Shekhara Menon
  • Ulladakkam (1991) ..... Mathachan
  • Njan Gandharvan (1991) ..... Gopalakrishnan Nair
  • Ente Sooryaputhrikku (1991) ...... Vinod Shankar
  • Bhoomika (1991) ..... Raghavan Nair
  • Thalasthanam (1992)
  • Aardram (1992) .... Jail Warden
  • Aparatha (1992) ..... Pilla
  • Mahanagaram (1992) ..... Kumaran
  • Kabuliwala (1993) ..... Munna's Father
  • Mafia (1993) .... Govindan
  • Commissioner (1994) ..... Balachandran Nair
  • Pakshe (1994)
  • Gentleman Security (1994) .... Unnithan
  • Chukkan (1994) .... Parol Padmanabhan
  • Rajakeeyam(1995)....Bharatha Varman
  • Nirnayam (1995) ..... Dr. David Kurishinkal
  • Kaatttile Thadi Thevarude Ana (1995) ..... Chief Minister
  • The King (1995) ..... Alexander
  • Sundarimare Sookhikkuka(1995) ..... Raveendran
  • Indraprastham (1996) ..... K.N. Nair
  • Rajaputhran ) (1996) .... Veni's father
  • Hitler (1996) ..... Professor
  • Sugavasam(1996)....Ganapathi Iyyer
  • Chandralekha (1997) ..... Doctor
  • Varnapakittu (1997) .... Kuruvilla
  • Lelam (1997)..... Aanakkaattil Eappachan

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