Narain (actor)

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Narain
Narain Actor
Born Sunil Kumar
(1980-10-07) 7 October 1980 (age 33)[1]
Thrissur, Kerala, India
Years active 2002 - present
Spouse(s) Manju Haridas (2007-present)
Children Tanmaya
Parents Ramakrishnan Nair
Shantha Nair

Sunil Kumar (born 7 October 1980), better known by his stage name Narain is an Indian film actor, who has starred in Malayalam and Tamil films.

He made his debut in Adoor Gopalakrishnan's Nizhalkuthu (2002). His performances in 4 the People (2004), Achuvinte Amma (2005), and Classmates (2006) cemented his status as an actor in Malayalam cinema. Narain's Tamil debut was in Mysskin's Chithiram Pesuthadi (2006). He was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil for his performance in Anjathe (2008).

Personal life[edit]

Narain was born in Culcutta, West Bengal.His father is T.M.Ramakrishnan and his mother is Shantha Kumari. After two and half years of dating, he married television personality and singer Manju Haridas on 26 August 2007 in Kozhikode.The couple is blessed with a daughter Tanmayaa Narain.

Career[edit]

After completing a course in cinematography at the Adyar Film Institute, Narain came into the film industry as an assistant to Rajeev Menon. He worked with him for many advertisements and also a film - Morning Raga. His first film was Nizhalkuthu by the veteran director Adoor Gopalakrishnan. His first commercial film 4 The People, brought him recognition and fame as an actor. In this sensational blockbuster, Narain's performance as the firebrand IPS officer Rajan Mathew was well noticed. 4 The People was dubbed in Tamil and Telugu. He portrayed a struggling lawyer, Emmanuel John, in Achuvinte Amma and also realistically played a doctor, Jeevan, in Sheelabathi. He also played notable role in Annorikal. Classmates brought him close to peoples heart. His debut Tamil movie was Chithiram Pesuthadi, which was declared a blockbuster. Through Panthaya Kozhi, produced by director Lal, he has been re-launched as an independent action hero in the Malayalam film industry. In 2008, he did another youth-oriented Malayalam movie MinnaminnikoottamThis film did quite well in box office. He has acted in more than 20 Malayalam movies already.[2]

His film Pallikoodam was highly performance oriented, playing the character of a collector Vetrivel. The film was directed by Thangar Bachchan. His performance in the film Anjaathe, directed by Mysskin, was critically acclaimed.

In 2009, Narain did a key role in Bhagyadevatha directed by Sathyan Anthikkad who had also gave him a success in Achuvinte Amma. The family oriented film starred Jayaram and Kanika- and Narain proved to be a star for this film. This was a box office success.

Narain essayed the lead role in P. T. Kunju Muhammed's Veeraputhran (2011). Almost all reviewers were unanimous in praising Narain's performance as Mohammed Abdul Rahiman Sahib.

In 2012 Tamil Film Mugamoodi - 'A super hero movie travels on a terrain that's new to Tamil cinema', directed by Myshkin, he portrayed as Villain. He acted with Mohan Lal in director B. Unnikrishnan's movie 'Grand master' and with Prithviraj in Lal Jose's movie 'Ayalum njanum thammil' in 2012. Both films did well in the box office.

In 2013 Narain played supporting role in a multi star movie kammath and kammath directed by Thomson K. Thomas which was a huge crowd puller at the initial time. Mega star Mammootty and Dileep were in the lead roles. He acted a key role in a musical drama film 'Three dots' directed by Sugeeth, Kunchako Boban and Biju Menon were in the lead roles.

The actor has bagged some interesting projects in Malayalam, including EMSum Penkuttiyum,[3] Jewel Thief[4] and Mumbai Dosth.[5][6] He will be playing the lead role for the remake of the famous Kamal Hassan movie Kaakki Sattai.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
2002 Nizhalkuthu Muthu Malayalam
2004 4 the People Rajan Mathew Malayalam
2005 Annorikal Benny Malayalam
2005 Achuvinte Amma Adv. Emmanuel John Malayalam
2005 By The People Rajan Mathew Malayalam
2005 Sheelabathi Dr. Jeevan Malayalam
2006 Classmates Murali Malayalam
2006 Chithiram Pesuthadi Thiru Tamil
2006 Nenjirukkum Varai Ganesan Tamil
2007 Panthaya Kozhi Nandagopal Malayalam
2007 Pallikoodam Vetrivel Tamil
2008 Ore Kadal Jayakumar Malayalam
2008 Anjathe Sathyavan Tamil Nominated, Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award
2008 Minnaminnikoottam Abhilash Malayalam
2009 Bhagyadevatha Sajan Joseph Malayalam
2009 Robinhood Alexander Felix Malayalam
2011 Thambikottai Azhagiri Sundaram Tamil
2011 Ko Himself Tamil Special appearance
2011 Veeraputhran Mohammed Abdul Rahiman Malayalam
2012 Grandmaster Kishore Malayalam
2012 Mugamoodi Anguchamy / Dragon Tamil Nominated —SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role
2012 Ayalum Njanum Thammil Vivek Malayalam
2012 The Hit List Dr. Louis Malayalam
2013 Kammath & Kammath Suresh IRS Malayalam
2013 3 Dots Dr. Isaac Malayalam
2013 Aaru Sundarimaarude Katha Sreekumar Malayalam
2013 Red Rain -- Malayalam
2013 EMSum Penkuttiyum Selvaraghavan Malayalam Filming
2014 Kaththukkutti Tamil Filming

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nilacharal.com/enter/celeb/narain.asp
  2. ^ http://malayalasangeetham.info/displayProfile.php?category=actors&artist=Narain
  3. ^ "Busy days ahead for Narain". Times of India. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Narein back as a cop". IndiaGlitz. Retrieved 24 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Narain in 'Mumbai Dhosth'". IndiaGlitz. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "M T - Hariharan's 'Ezhamathe varavu'". IndiaGlitz. Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "Narein back as a cop". IndiaGlitz. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 

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