Vijayaraghavan (actor)

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Vijayaraghavan
Vijayaraghavan.jpg
Born Vijayaraghavan
(1951-12-20) 20 December 1951 (age 62)[1]
Kuala Lumpur, [Malaysia]]
Occupation Actor
Years active 1973 - present
Spouse(s) Anitha
Children Jinadevan, Devadevan
Parents N. N. Pillai
Chinnamma Pillai

Vijayaraghavan (Malayalam: വിജയരാഘവൻ) is an Indian actor who mainly acts in Malayalam cinema. He is popular for his character roles.[2] He is the son of popular drama and cinema artist N. N. Pillai.

Biography[edit]

Vijayaraghavan made his film debut with Kaapaalika, which was based on his father's play of the same name. He appeared in just a couple of scenes in this film. His opening as a full-fledged actor occurred ten years later in Surumayitta Kannukal (1983). However, it was only after he appeared in the 1987 film New Delhi that Vijayaraghavan became a busy star in Malayalam film.

He got a break with his performance in the 1989 hit Ramji Rav Speaking, in which he played the title role of the villain Ramji Rao. In the mid-1990s Vijayaraghavan played the hero in a number of low-budget Malayalam movies. The biggest hit of his career was Desadanam, directed by Jayaraj. He appeared in a few movies as second hero with Suresh Gopi in the lead role, including the hit Commissioner. He also played notable roles in movies such as Ekalavyan, Mafia and King. In 1995, he reprised his role as the character Ramji Rao in Mannar Mathai Speaking.

In the 2000s, he turned to character and villain roles and appeared in various hit movies, among them C.I.D. Moosa, Lion, Chotta Mumbai, Mayavi, Bharathchandran I.P.S. and Raavanaprabhu. He has also appeared in a popular Malayalam television serial entitled Kavyanjali, produced by Balaji Telefilms.

Personal life[edit]

Vijayaraghavan is the son of veteran actor N.N.Pillai. He is married to Suma and has 2 sons. The elder son, Jinadevan is a businessman and is married to Rakhi.The couple have a son - Adrath. The younger son, Devadevan is in film industry.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Malayalam films[edit]

  • Bangalore Days (2014)
  • Ohm Shanthi Oshaana (2014)
  • Salaam Kashmier (2014)
  • Ettekal Second (2014)
  • Mannar Mathai Speaking 2 (2014) .... Ramji Rao
  • Idukki Gold (2013)..... Raman
  • 72 Model (2013).... Vasutty
  • Nadodimannan (2013).... Mayor Purushothaman
  • Daivathinte Swantham Cleetus (2013) .... Simon
  • ABCD (2013)
  • For Sale (2013).... Achayan
  • Memories (2013) ..... Aravindhaksha Menon
  • Kutteem Kolum (2013).... Madhavan
  • Housefull (2013)
  • Left Right Left (2013)
  • Romans (2013)
  • Face to Face (2012) .... Varghese Punchakkadan
  • 101 Weddings (2012) .... Munshi Sankaran Pillai
  • Run Babby Run (2012)
  • Thappana (2012)
  • Mayamohini (2012)
  • Josettante Hero (2012)
  • Asuravithu (2012)... Abba Mora
  • Vaidooryam (2012).... Sukumaran
  • Friday (2012)
  • Vadyar (2012)
  • Kunjaliyan (2012)
  • Masters (2012)
  • Idiots (2012)
  • Achante Aanmakkal (2012)
  • M L A Maniyum patham classum Ghusthiyum (2012)
  • Venicile Vyapari (2011)
  • Maharajas Talkies (2011)
  • Salt N' Pepper (2011)....Balakrishnan, Archaeology Dept.
  • Christian Brothers (2011)....Kunnel Kumaran Thampy
  • Seniors (2011)....Alavudheen Ravuthar, college principal
  • The Thriller (2011)
  • Arjunan Saakshi (2011)
  • Ithu Nammude Katha (2011)
  • Vellaripravinte Changathi (2011)
  • Doctor Love (2011)
  • Violin (2011)
  • Filmstar (2011)
  • Snehadaram (2011)
  • Marykkundoru Kunjaadu (2010)....GeeVarghese Kapyaar
  • Elsamma Enna Aankutty (2010)....Karippalli Sugunan
  • Thanthonni (2010).... Kochouseppu & Thankachan
  • Brahmasthram (2010).... MLA Vasudevan
  • Kadaksham (2010)
  • Janakan (2010)
  • Chitrakuzhal (2010)
  • Alexander The Great (2010)
  • Pokkiri Raja'kaavi krishnan' (2010)
  • Puthiya Mukham (2009)
  • Red Chillies (2009)
  • Black Dalia( 2009) .... IG Mathew K. John
  • Hailesa (2009)
  • I G (2009)
  • Samayam (2009)
  • Kana Kanmani (2009)
  • Chattambinadu (2009)
  • Decent Parties (2009)
  • Swantham Lekhakan (2009)
  • Patha Nilayile Theevandi (2009)
  • Daddy Cool (2009)
  • Ee Pattanathil Bhootham (2009)
  • Angel John (2009).... Jaimes
  • Oru Pennum Randaanum (2008)
  • Sultan (2008) ..... Shivasankara Pilla
  • Twenty:20 (2008)......Balan
  • Roudram (2008)
  • Kanal Kannadi (2008)
  • Innathe Chinthavishayam (2008)
  • Nasrani (2007) .... M. C. Paul
  • Naalu Pennungal (English title: Four Women) (2007)
  • Sooryan (2007)....Simon Thekkilakkadan
  • 4 July (2007) .... Gopalan
  • Big B (2007) .... George
  • Chotta Mumbai (2007) .... Mohandas
  • Vinodayathra (2007) .... Rajappan
  • Speed Track (2007) .... Chandradas
  • Sketch (2007).... Alexander Namad
  • Mouryan (2007)
  • Avan Chandiyude Makan (2007)....Chandi
  • Mayavi (2007) .... Thottappally Surendran
  • Inspector Garud (2007) .... Karaikudi Arumukha Chettiyar
  • Chacko Randaaman (2006).... Devanarayan
  • Chess (2006) .... Devarajan
  • Kilukkam Kilukilukkam (2006) .... Krishnadas
  • Rashtram (2006)..... Medayil Chaandi
  • Red Salute (2006)
  • Vargam (2006) .... Iritty Vavachan
  • Bharathchandran I.P.S. (2005) .... Thomas Chacko
  • Ben Johnson (2005)
  • Kalyana Kurimanam (2005).... Mukunthan
  • Pauran (2005) .... Bhargavan
  • Rappakal (2005) .... Janardana Varma
  • Kochi Rajavu (2005) .... Karimparakkal Prabhakaran
  • Ullam (2005) .... Maash
  • Kadhavaseshan (2004) .... Janardanan
  • Natturajavu (2004) .... Sunnychan
  • Vacation (2004)... D'Cruz
  • Wanted (2004) .... Nambyar
  • Nizhalkoothu (2004)
  • Mayilattam (2004) .... Police officer
  • Koottu (2004) .... Akbar
  • Leader (2003) .... Ramachandra Prasad
  • Ammakilikkoodu (2003) .... Rajan
  • Hariharan Pillai Happy Aanu (2003) .... Dilip Kumar
  • War & Love (2003) .... Captain Vijayan
  • C.I.D. Moosa (2003) .... D.I.G. of Police
  • Sisirayamam (2003)
  • Uthara (2003).... Chellappan
  • Kalavarkkey (2003)
  • The King Maker Leader (2003)
  • Swantham Malavika (2003).... Siby Scaria
  • Achante Kochumolkku (2003).... Samuel Issac
  • Malsaram (2003)..... Thommichan
  • Stop Violence (2002) .... Gunda Stephen
  • Nizhalkkuthu (English title: Shadow Kill) (2002) .... Jailer
  • Chathurangam (2002) .... P. P. Paulose
  • Danny (2002) .... Robert
  • Kakke Kakke Koodevide (2002) .... Chellappan
  • Njan Rajavu (2002) .... Thomas Scaria
  • Swarna Medal (2002).... Martin
  • Kayamkulam Kanaran (2002)
  • Savithriyute Aranjanam (2002) .... Kanaran
  • Fort Kochi (2001)
  • Ravanaprabhu (2001) .... Mundackal Rajendran
  • Chitrathunukal (2001)
  • Kattu Vannu Vilichapol (2001).... Abu
  • Praja (2001)
  • Neythukaran (2001)
  • Jeevan Masai (2001).... Doctor
  • Red Indians (2001)
  • Sradha (2000)
  • Bharya Veettil Paramasukham (1999)
  • Crime File (1999) .... Fr. Clement Kaliyar
  • Gandhiyan (1999)
  • Independence (1999)
  • Panchapandavar (1999) .... Balan
  • Rushy Vamsam (aka Rishi Vamsam) (1999)
  • Tokyo Nagarathile Viseshangal (1999)
  • Alibabayum Arara Kallanmarum (1998) .... Jayashankar
  • British Market (1998)
  • Dravidan (1998)
  • Harthal (1998)
  • Mandhri Kochamma (1998)
  • Mangamma (1998)
  • Poothiruvathiranalil (1998)
  • Adukkala Rahasyam Angadipattu (1997)
  • Desadanam (1997) .... Sankaran
  • Kannoor (1997)
  • Adivaram (1997)
  • Kottapurathe Koottukudumbam (1997) .... Sahadevan
  • Kudamattom (1997)
  • Harbour (1996)
  • Kanjirappally Kuriachan (1996)
  • Naalamkettile Nalla Thambimar (1996)
  • Patanayakan (1996) .... Pappan
  • Sulthan Hyderali (1996)
  • Rajaputhran (1996)
  • The King (1995) .... Sanjay
  • Oru Abihibhashakante Case Diary (1995) .... Balan
  • High Way (1995)
  • Mannar Mathai Speaking (1995) .... Ramjirao
  • Radholsavam (1995)
  • Special Squad (1995).... Noufal
  • Sipayi Lahala (1995) .... M.D.
  • Three Men Army (1995) .... Rajesh
  • Thumboli Kadappuram (1995)
  • Cabinet (1994)
  • Chukkan (1994) .... Sreeni
  • Chief Minister K. R. Gowthami (1994)
  • Commissioner (aka Police Commissioner) (1994) .... Mohammad Iqbal
  • Kadal (1994).... Markose
  • Kambolam (1994)
  • Bhagyavan (1994)
  • Rudraksham (1994) .... Jose
  • Sainyam (English title: The Army) (1993)
  • Dhruvam (1993) .... Ramdas
  • Aagneyam (1993) .... Mammali
  • Bandhukkal Sathrukkal (1993)
  • Bhagyavan (1993) .... Rahulan
  • Ekalavyan (1993) .... Cheradi Skariah
  • Mafia (1993) .... Sreeraman
  • Meleparambil Aanveedu (1993)
  • Porutham (1993)
  • Sthalathe Pradhana Payyans (1993) .... Jayapalan
  • Vietnam Colony (1993) .... Vattappalli
  • Aardram (1992) .... Madhavan
  • Ellarum Chollanu (1992)
  • Kaazhchakkppuram (1992) .... Sethumadhavan
  • Manyanmaar (1992)
  • Sathyaprathingna (1992)
  • Police Diary (1992)
  • Cheppu Kilukkunna Changathi (1991) .... Ashok Kartha
  • Georgekutty C/O Georgekutty (1991) .... Goonda
  • Kuttapathram (1991) .... Sethu
  • Nattuvishesham(1991)....Vijayan
  • Thudarkadha (1991) ..... Sudhakaran
  • Nettippattam (1991) .... Sugunan
  • Onnam Muhurtham (1991) .... William Patrick Parera
  • Kadalora Kattu (1991)..... Ponnappan
  • Parallel College (1991) .... Chandrashekharan Nair
  • Samrajyam (1990) .... Khadir
  • Appu (1990) .... Ramankutty
  • Dr. Pasupathy (1990) .... Thomas
  • Indrajaalam (1990) .... Thankappan
  • Nagarangalil Chennu Raparkam (1990)
  • Nammude Naadu (1990).... Balan
  • Nanma Niranjavan Srinivasan (1990)
  • Orukkam (1990) .... Ramu
  • Purappadu (1990)
  • Prosecution (1990)
  • Pradesika Varthakal (1990) .... Ramu
  • Mahayanam (1989) .... Sunnychan
  • Adikkurippu (1989
  • Kali karyamaai: Crime Branch(1989).... Babu
  • Douthyam (1989) .... Capt. Rajiv Kumar
  • Kaalal Pada (1989)
  • Swantham Ennu Karuthi (1989)
  • Miss Pamela (1989)
  • Naaduvazhikal (1989) .... Police Superintendent
  • News (1989) .... Freddy Issac
  • Ramji Rao Speaking (1989) .... Ramjirao
  • Nineteen Twenty One (aka Ayarthi Thollayirathi Irupathonnu) (1988)
  • Oru CBI Diary Kurippu (1988) .... Johny
  • Dinarathrangal (1988)
  • Puravrutham (1988) .... Abu
  • 1921 (1988)
  • Moonnam Mura (1988) .... Karunan
  • Witness (1988) .... Usthad Hamsa
  • New Delhi (1987) .... Ananthan
  • Naradhan Keralathil (1987) .... Khader
  • P.C. 369 (1987) .... Johny's brother
  • Manasilloru Manimuthu (1986)
  • Njan Kathorthirikkum (1986)
  • Ee Sabdam Innathe Sabdam (1985) .... Balu
  • Uyarukm Njan Nadaake (1985)
  • Pinnilavu (aka Pinninvalu) (1983) .... Wilson
  • Surumayitta Kannukal (1983)
  • Innalenkil Nale (1982)
  • Ammakorumma (1981) .... Gopakumar
  • Picnic (1975)
  • Kaapaalika (1973).... Babu

Tamil films[edit]

References[edit]

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