Mala Aravindan

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Mala Aravindan (1939-2015)
Born T. K. Aravindan[1]
1939[2]
Mala, Thrissur, Kerala, India
Died 28 January 2015 (aged 76)
Occupation Actor, Tabla percussionist
Years active 1976–2015
Spouse(s) Geetha (1972–2015 )
Children Muthu, Kala
Parents Ayappan, Ponnamma

Mala Aravindan (1939–28 January 2015) was an Indian theatre and film actor. He was best known for his work as a comedian and character artist in Malayalam films.

Early life[edit]

He was born at Vadavucode, Ernakulam district of Kerala state as the eldest son of Thanattu Ayyappan, an Excise department employee and Ponnamma, a school music teacher. Soudamini, Ramanathan and Prakashan are his siblings.[3] His father died when he was studying at seventh class.[4] Later when his mother got transferred, his family relocated to Mala and he started using the place name as a prefix to his name.[5]

Career[edit]

Aravindan started his career as a Tabla artist. He joined stage plays and started playing Tabla as a background artist. Later, he moved into acting and started acting in professional stage plays of Kottayam National Theaters, Nadakashala, Suryasoma Theatres etc. He has won Kerala State Nataka Academy's Best Actor award for his role in Sooryasoma's play Nidhi.

Aravindan started his film career with the movie Ente Kunju, but the film got never released. His second movie was Thalirukal in 1967 in which he acted as a mental patient among many.[6] His first full fledged role was in the 1968 movie Sindhooram, directed by Balakrishnan. Since then he has acted in over 400 films and established his own style which became his trademark. During the initial stages of his career, the Mala-Pappu-Jagathy trio was a guaranteed crowd-puller among Malayalam film audiences.His last film was Noolppaalam which is yet to be released.

Family[edit]

Aravindan was married to Geetha. The couple have two children, Muthu and Kala. Muthu is married to Deepthi and they have a son. Kala is married to Surendran and they have two children.[7]

Death[edit]

Mala Aravindan was admitted to Kovai Medical Centre Hospital in Coimbatore on 19 January 2015, following a massive heart attack and was shifted to the ICU on January 24, where he was diagnosed as having diffused block. He was on ventilator support. The actor had earlier undergone an angiogram after being hospitalized.[8] He died on 28 January 2015 at 6:29 a.m.[9] He was 76.[10]

Awards[edit]

Filmography[edit]

  1. Lal Bahadur Shastri (2014)
  2. Masala Republic(2014)
  3. Punyalan Agarbattis(2013)....Ayyappan
  4. Vallatha Pahayan(2013)....
  5. God for Sale (2013).... Velayudan
  6. August Club(2013).... Lazer
  7. Thappana(2012)
  8. Prabhuvinte Makkal(2012)
  9. Priyappetta Nattukare(2011).....Pappan
  10. Ninnishtam Ennishtam 2 (2011)
  11. Nanthuni(2010)
  12. Yakshiyum Njanum(2010)
  13. 9 KK Road(2010)
  14. Cheriya Kallanum Valiya Policum (2010).... Kunju
  15. Canvas(2010)
  16. Again Kasargod Khader Bhai(2010)
  17. Swantham Bharya Zindabad(2010).... Sakhav ACS
  18. T. D. Dasan Std. VI B(2009)
  19. Chagathikoottam(2009)
  20. Rahasya Police(2009)
  21. Paribhavam(2009)
  22. Venalmaram(2009)...Sankarankutty
  23. Doctor Patient(2009)
  24. Twenty 20(2008)
  25. Positive(2008)
  26. De Ignottu Nokkiye(2008)
  27. Mulla (2008)
  28. Shalabam(2008).... Kumaran
  29. Kaalchilambu(2008)
  30. Thavalam(2008)
  31. Mayabazar(2008)...Kumarankutty Ashan
  32. Mizhikal Sakshi(2008)....Kadarukutty Musaliar
  33. Chithreshalabagalude Veedu(2008)
  34. Panthaya Kozhi(2007) .... Chakrapani
  35. Arunam(2006)
  36. Oruvan(2006) .... Velu
  37. Achanteponnu Makkal(2006)
  38. Moonnamathoral(2006)
  39. Chanthupottu (2005)
  40. Finger Print (2005)
  41. Ponmudipuzhayorathu(2005) .... Thankappan
  42. Perumazhakkalam (2004)
  43. Rasikan (2004).....Shivankutti's Uncle
  44. Sethurama Iyer CBI (2004)
  45. Chitrakoodam(2004).... Shankaran Thattan
  46. Mullavalliyum Thenmavum (2003)
  47. Pattalam (2003)
  48. Varum Varunnu Vannu (2003)
  49. Kaliyodam(2003)
  50. Kadha(2003)
  51. Njan Salperu Ramankutty(2003)
  52. Valkannadi (2002)
  53. Oomappenninu Uriyadappayyan (2002)
  54. Jagathi Jagathish in Town (2002).... Kallan Bhaskaran
  55. Meesha Madhavan (2002)
  56. Puthooramputhri Unniyarcha(2002)... Paanan
  57. Kattuchempakam(2002)
  58. Aala(2002)
  59. Desam(2002).... Marthandan
  60. Suvarna Mohangal(2002)
  61. Swapnahalliyil Oru Naal(2002)
  62. Swaraga Ganga(2002)
  63. Grandmother(2002)
  64. Ee Bhargaveenilayam(2002)
  65. Puthuram Puthri Unniyarcha(2002)
  66. Andolanam (2001)
  67. Bhadra(2001)
  68. Unnathangalil(2001).... Joseph
  69. Karumadikuttan(2001)
  70. Kabani(2001)
  71. Thenthuli(2001)
  72. Pranayakalathu(2001)
  73. Kakki Nakshithrem(2001) .... Sreedharan
  74. Chithrathoonukal(2001)
  75. Ennum Sambavami Yuge Yuge(2001)
  76. Varnnakazhchakal (2000)
  77. Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal (2000)
  78. Joker (2000)
  79. Madhuranombarakattu(2000)
  80. Mark Antony(2000)
  81. Ival Doupadi(2000)
  82. Aayiram Meni (1999)
  83. Udayapuram Sulthan(1999)
  84. Charlie Chaplin(1999)
  85. Magician Mahendralal from Delhi (1998).... Mammad
  86. Kanmadam (1998)
  87. Panchaloham(1998).... Karutha
  88. Thattakam(1998)
  89. Kulirkattu(1998)
  90. Thirakalkkappuram(1998)
  91. Manthri Malikayil Manasammatham(1998)
  92. Kalyana Unnikal (1997)
  93. Kaliyoonjal (1997)
  94. Arjunan Pillayum Anchu Makkalum (1997)
  95. Hitler Brothers (1997)
  96. Sammanam (1997)
  97. Gajaraja Manthram (1997)
  98. Ekkareyanente Manasam (1997)....Sudhakaran
  99. Bhoothakannadi(1997)
  100. Anjarakalyanam(1997)
  101. Snehadooth(1997)... Veeramani
  102. Kaduva Thoma(1997) .... D'Cruz
  103. Poomarathanalil(1997)...Ambujakshan
  104. Shobanam(1997)
  105. Ikkarayante Manasam(1997)
  106. Kudamattom(1997)
  107. Sathyabhaamaykkoru Pranayalekhanam (1996)
  108. Sallapam (1996)
  109. Saamoohyapadom (1996)
  110. King Solomon(1996)
  111. Harbour(1996)
  112. Excuse Me Ethu Collegila (1996)
  113. Kinnam Katta Kallan (1996) ..... Constable Mathew Joseph
  114. Puthukottyile Puthu Manavalan (1995)
  115. Mazhavilkoodaram (1995)
  116. Kokkarakko (1995)
  117. Special Squad (1995) .... Kochaugasthy
  118. Agnidevan (1995)
  119. Oru Abhibhashakante Case Diary (1995)
  120. Vadhu Doctoranu (1994)
  121. Pingami (1994)
  122. Manathe Kottaram(1994)
  123. Varabhalam(1994)
  124. Gothram (1994)
  125. Dollar(1994)... Vettukili Damodharan
  126. Kambolam(1994).... Kochappy
  127. Kadal(1994)...... Lasar
  128. Varanamalyam (1994) ..... Mathai
  129. Ponnu Chami (1993)
  130. Saubhaagyam (1993)
  131. Customs Diary (1993) .... Skariachan
  132. Aagneyam (1993)
  133. Vakkeel Vasudev(1993)
  134. Adheham Enna Idheham(1993)
  135. Sarovaram(1993)
  136. Koushalam (1993)
  137. Jackpot(1993)
  138. Venkalam(1993)
  139. Saubagyam(1993)
  140. Uppukandom Brothers(1993)
  141. Kanyakumariyil Oru Kavitha(1993)
  142. Pravaachakan (1993)
  143. City Police (1993)
  144. Utsava Melam (1992)
  145. Maanthrika Cheppu (1992)
  146. Kizhakkan Pathrose(1992)
  147. Kallan Kappalil Thanne(1992)....Appunni Mashu
  148. Annu Good Friday(1992)
  149. Ayalathe Adheham(1992)
  150. Ente Ponnu Thampuran(1992)
  151. Ezharaponnana(1992))
  152. Simhadwani(1992)
  153. First Bell (1992)
  154. Welcome To Kodaikanal(1992)
  155. Poochakkaru Manikettum(1992)
  156. Oru Swapnam Pole(1992)
  157. Maanyanmar(1992)
  158. Neelakurukkan (1992)
  159. Congratulations Miss Anitha Menon(1992)
  160. Kasargod Khader Bhai (1992) ..... Mammooty
  161. Mr & Mrs (1992)
  162. Sandesham (1991)
  163. Kizhakkunarum Pakshi (1991)....Nanappan
  164. Mimics Parade (1991) ..... Mammooty
  165. Ganamela (1991).... Appukuttan
  166. Neelagiri(1991)
  167. Keli(1991)
  168. Agninilavu(1991)
  169. Amina Tailors(1991) .... Jabbar
  170. Uncle Bun(1991)
  171. Kalari(1991)
  172. Kadinjool Kalyanam(1991)
  173. Mookilla Rajyathu(1991)
  174. Daivasahaayam Lucky Centre (1991)
  175. Kalamorukkam (1991)
  176. Ponnaranjanam(1990)
  177. Enquiry(1990)
  178. Maydinam(1990)
  179. Mukham(1990)
  180. Kottayam Kunjachan (1990) ..... Anthru
  181. Indhanam 1989
  182. Puthiya Karukkal (1989)
  183. Mahayanam (1989)
  184. Carnival (1989)
  185. Jeevitham Oru Ragam(1989)
  186. Kodugallur Bhagavathi(1989)
  187. Ammavanu Pattiya Amali(1989)
  188. Annakutti Kodambakkam Vilikkunnu(1989)... Maducakkuzhi Achan
  189. Prabatham Chuvanna Theruvil(1989)
  190. Agnichirakulla Moham(1989) .... Govindan
  191. V I P (1989).... Kuttoos
  192. Pattana Pravesham (1988)
  193. Kandathum Kettathum(1988).... Sadananthan
  194. Moonnam Mura (1988)
  195. Athirthikal(1988)
  196. Sankhanadam(1988)
  197. Janmatharam(1988).... Karunan
  198. Unnikrishnante Adyathe Christmas(1988)
  199. Onninu Purake Mattonnu(1988) .... Appu
  200. Loose Loose Arappiri Loose (1988)
  201. Janmandharam (1988)
  202. Ulsavapittennu (1988)
  203. Swargam(1987)
  204. Nirabhedagal(1987) .... Krishan
  205. Agnimuhurtham(1987)
  206. Oru Sindoora Pottinte Ormakku(1987)
  207. Ivare Sookshikkuka(1987)
  208. Mangalyacharthu(1987)
  209. Kottum Kuravayum(1987)
  210. Athinumappuram(1987)
  211. Kalam Mari Katha Mari(1987) .... Koya
  212. Revathikkoru Pavakkutty (1986)
  213. Pappan Priyappetta Pappan (1986)
  214. Oppam Oppathinoppam (1986)....Neelakandan
  215. Kunjattakilikal (1986)
  216. Naale Njagalude Vivaham(1986).... Mathachan
  217. Ennu Nadhante Nimmi(1986)
  218. Nyayavidhi(1986).... Mathunni
  219. Ente Entethumathrem(1986)
  220. Manjamantharangal(1986)
  221. Kshamichu Ennoru Vakku (1986)
  222. Adukkan Entheluppam (1986)
  223. Geetham (1986)
  224. Shyama (1986)
  225. Alorugi Arangorugi(1986)
  226. Moonnu Masagalkku Munbu(1986)
  227. Pratheykam Shradikkuka(1986)
  228. Atham Chithira Chothi(1986)..... Pushkaran
  229. Snehamulla Sumham(1986)
  230. Veendum(1986)
  231. Padayani(1986)
  232. Icecream(1986)
  233. Rareeram(1986).... Aravindakshan
  234. Ponnumkudathinu Pottu(1986)
  235. Katturumbinum Kathukuthu(1986).... Johny
  236. Ithra Mathrem(1986)
  237. Oru Yugasandhya(1986).... Kuttappan
  238. Akalagalil(1986)
  239. Ninnishtam Ennishtam(1986)
  240. Upahaaram (1985).... Sundareshan
  241. Vellarikka Pattanam (1985)
  242. Premalekhanam (1985)
  243. Koodum Thedi (1985) .... Vasu
  244. Akkare Ninnoru Maran (1985)
  245. Makan Ente Makan (1985)
  246. Oru Nokku Kanan (1985) .... Vidyadharan Mashu
  247. Kandu Kandarinju (1985) .... Kittan
  248. Maniyara (1985)
  249. Akkachide Kunjuvava(1985)
  250. Oru Kudakeezhil(1985) .... Pushpangathan
  251. Scene No 7(1985)
  252. Black Mail(1985)
  253. Akalathe Ambili (1985)
  254. Shantham Bheekaram(1985)
  255. Shatru(1985) .... Thamarakshan/Kottada Vasu
  256. Thathamme Poocha Poocha (1984)
  257. Koottinilamkili (1984)
  258. Manithali (1984).... Subaid
  259. Vanitha Police(1984)
  260. Poochakkoru Mookkuthi(1984)
  261. Swantham Sarika(1984)
  262. Kaliyil Alpam Karyam (1984)
  263. Kadamttathachan(1984).... Ithappiri
  264. NH 47(1984)
  265. Pavam Krooran(1984).... Mathulan
  266. Valichamillatha Veethikal(1984)
  267. Ethirppukal(1984)
  268. Vepralam(1984)
  269. Sreekrishnaparundu(1984)
  270. Belt Mathai (1983)
  271. Pourusham(1983)
  272. Ee Yugam(1983)
  273. Rathilayam(1983)....Lonappan
  274. Thavalam(1983)
  275. Maniyara(1983).... Moideenkutty
  276. Kolakomban(1983)
  277. Nizhal Moodiya Nirangal(1983).... Kuruppu
  278. Coolie(1983)
  279. Pooviriyum Pulari (1982)
  280. Kakka(1982)
  281. Mylanchi(1982) .... Moosa
  282. Ethiralikal(1982) .... Pareed
  283. Komaram(1982)
  284. Kolakomban(1982)
  285. Ariyappedatha Rahasyam (1981).... Gopi
  286. Aarathi (1981)
  287. Greeshmajwala(1981) .... Nair
  288. Swapnaraagam(1981)
  289. Sphodanam (1981) ...Vasu Pilla
  290. Vayal(1981)
  291. Arayannam(1981)
  292. Sambavam(1981)
  293. Raktham(1981)
  294. Tharavu(1981) .... Thanki
  295. Sphodanam(1981)
  296. Avatharam(1981) .... Parasahayam Thankappan
  297. Itha Oru Dhikkari(1981).... Kumar
  298. Thakilu Kottampuram(1981)
  299. Dhandhwa Yudham(1981)
  300. Oru Vilippadakale(1981)
  301. Daliyapookkal(1980)
  302. Kavalmadam(1980)
  303. Adhikaram(1980) .... Appukuttan
  304. Deepam(1980) .... Subrahmanyam
  305. Arangum Aniyarayum(1980) .... Ananthan
  306. Chakara(1980) .... Kochu Pilla
  307. Thaliritta Kinakkal(1980)
  308. Eden Thottam(1980)
  309. Muthuchippikal(1980) .... Sadashivan
  310. Aavesham (1979)
  311. Angakkuri(1979)
  312. Agnivyooham(1979)
  313. Kannukal(1979) .... Kuruppu
  314. Madhurikkunna Rathri(1978)
  315. Samayamayilla Polum(1978)
  316. Olavum Theeravum(1970)
  317. Madhuvidhu(1970)
  318. Velutha Kathreena(1968)
  319. Thokkukal Kadha Parayunnu(1968)
  320. Sindooram(1976) - Debut film
  321. Pathirapattu(1967)(uncredited role)
  322. Thalirukal(1967) (uncredited role)
  323. Ente Kunju(unreleased)

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