Ratheesh

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Ratheesh
Ratheesh.jpg
Born 1954
Kalavoor, Thiru-Kochi, India
Died 23 December 2002 (aged 48)
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Years active 1977–1990
1994–2002
Spouse(s) Diana
Children Parvathy (daughter)
Padma (daughter)
Pranav (son)
Padmaraj (son)
Parents Puthenpurayil A. V. Rajagopal, Padmavathiyamma

Ratheesh (1954–2002) was an Indian film actor best known for his work in Malayalam cinema. He was a native of Kalavoor in the Alappuzha district of Kerala, India. He was a popular movie star during the late-1970s and 1980s.[1] He was popular for his villainous roles during the 1990s. He had acted in 158 films with directors such as K. G. George, I. V. Sasi, Joshy, P. G. Vishwambharan, Thampy Kannamthanam, and Shaji Kailas.[2]

Career[edit]

Ratheesh started his career in the Malayalam film Vezhambal in 1977. But it was K. G. George who provided his big break through Ullkadal in 1979. He became a bankable star through I. V. Sasi's Thusharam in 1981. From 1981 to 1988 he was at the peak of his career, performing in films like Oru Mukham Pala Mukham, Ee Nadu, Rajavinte Makan, Muhoortham 11.30,Sankharsham, Vazhiyorakazhchakal, Aayiram Kannukal, Abkari, Unaru, Ithraym Kaalam,Uyarangalil, Thandram, Akkachiyude Kunjuvava, John Jaffer Janardhanan, Innalenkil Nale and Ponthooval. After 1988 he reduced the number of films in which he acted, he quit altogether after 1990. After a period of four years he made a comeback as the antagonist through Shaji Kailas's Commissioner. Throughout the 1990s, he did various villainous and character roles in films such as Kashmeeram, Nirnayam, Yuvathurki, 19 April, and Gangothri. In the 2000s, he was notable for his roles in Ravanaprabhu and Danny.

Family[edit]

He was married to Diana on 11 September 1983.[3] The couple have four children Parvathi, Padmaraj, Padma and Pranav.[4]

Filmography[edit]

1977
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2001
2002
Tamil films

Produced films[edit]

  • Iyyer The Great
  • Chakkikkotha Chankaran
  • Revenge
  • Ente Shabtham

References[edit]