Anand (actor)

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Anand
Born
OccupationFilm actor
Years active1981–present

Anand is an Indian film actor known for his works predominantly in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu films along with a few Kannada productions. He has acted in several Malayalam and Tamil TV serials.

The actor's biggest film till date is Mani Ratnam's black comedy film Thiruda Thiruda, but unlike his co-stars of that film, it failed to give him a breakthrough. He has also played second lead roles and supporting characters in several films including Kamal Haasan's Sathya and Vijayakanth's Poonthotta Kaavalkaaran.[1]

Career[edit]

He made his film debut in 1987 with Vanna Kanavugal.[2][3] He is best known for his works in films such as Sathya (1988), Anbe En Anbe (1988), Apoorva Sagodharargal (1989), Oor Mariyadhai (1992), Thalaivasal (1992), Thiruda Thiruda (1993), screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, and Enakku 20 Unakku 18 (2003).[4][5]

Anand also produced and directed a Malayalam short film "Kassu Panam Thuttu Money Money".[6][7] His recent works as a character actor include hits such as 1: Nenokkadine (2014), Ring Master (2014), Ivan Maryadaraman (2015), Srimanthudu (2015), and Gentleman (2016).[8]

Personal life[edit]

Anand was born in Hyderabad as the youngest of four sons. His father V. S. Bharathi, worked for Brooke Bond India Ltd, and his mother Rajalakshmi is a house wife. His brothers are B. Ramesh, a Vice President of Finance with Times of India, Dr. B. Suresh, a teacher at English Vivekananda College, and Bharat Arun, a former Indian cricketer and now bowling coach for Indian cricket team . Anand also owns a restaurant named Zenzerro in Thiruvananthapuram.[6] [7]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
1987 Vanna Kanavugal Tamil
1988 Sathya Tamil
1988 Poonthotta Kaavalkaaran Tamil
1988 Anbe En Anbe Tamil
1988 Annanagar Mudhal Theru Tamil
1988 Sudhanthira Nattin Adimaigal Tamil
1989 Apoorva Sagodharargal Tamil
1989 En Kanavar Tamil
1990 Nila Penne Tamil
1990 Adhisaya Manithan Tamil
1991 En Pottukku Sonthakaran Tamil
1991 Adhikari Sarath Tamil
1992 Oor Mariyadhai Kannan Tamil
1992 Thalaivasal Sudhakar Tamil
1992 Mudhal Kural Tamil
1993 Chinna Mapillai Mythili's husband Tamil
1993 Thiruda Thiruda Kadhir Tamil
1993 Naan Pesa Ninaipathellam Anand Tamil
1994 Muthal Payanam Tamil
1995 Kizhakku Malai Tamil
1995 Aunty Telugu
1995 Ammayi Kapuram Telugu
1996 Avathara Purushan Anand Tamil
1996 Merupu Telugu
1996 Srikaram Chandram Telugu
1996 Akka Bagunnava Telugu
1996 Amma Nanna Kaavaali Telugu
1996 Pellaala Rajyam Gopi Telugu
1998 Kondattam Anand Tamil
1998 Sollamale Riyaz Tamil
1998 Snehitulu Telugu
1999 Ninaivirukkum Varai Tamil
1999 Malabar Police Anand Tamil
1999 Seenu Riyaz Telugu
1999 Unnaruge Naan Irundhal Anand Tamil
1999 Aasaiyil Oru Kaditham Anand Tamil
2000 Vaanathaippola Tamil
2000 Ennavale Anand Tamil
2001 Deevinchandi Telugu
2001 Love Channel Anand Tamil
2001 Sri Manjunatha Telugu
2002 Red Radha krishnan Tamil
2002 Raajjiyam Tamil
2003 Naaga Telugu
2003 Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu Sridhar's brother-in-law Telugu
2003 Enakku 20 Unakku 18 Sridhar's brother-in-law Tamil
2004 Shweta Nagu Telugu
2005 The Tiger Sudev Sachidanand IPS — Musafir Malayalam
2005 Thommanum Makkalum Kaliyappan Malayalam
2005 Udayananu Tharam Dinesh Malayalam
2006 Yes Your Honour DFO Sarath Shetty Malayalam
2006 Vargam Sheriff Malayalam
2006 Chacko Randaman Malayalam
2006 Oruvan SI Madhavan Malayalam
2007 Payum Puli Ravishankar Malayalam
2007 July 4 Vincent Malayalam
2007 Inspector Garud Saravanan Malayalam
2007 Ali Bhai Bhaskaran Malayalam
2008 Aandavan Sadashivan Malayalam
2009 Josh Sathya's father Telugu
2009 Muthirai Azhagar Thondaiman Tamil
2010 Marykkundoru Kunjaadu Johnykutty Malayalam
2010 Advocate Lakshman Ladies Only Haridas Malayalam
2010 Thanthonni Malayalam
2010 The Thriller City Police Commissioner Manmohan Malayalam
2011 Arjunan Sakshi Malayalam
2011 Christian Brothers Renjith Malayalam
2012 Etho Seithai Ennai Nambi Tamil
2012 Kunjaliyan Suresh Varma Malayalam
2012 Ajantha Malayalam
2012 My Boss Mathew Abraham Malayalam
2012 MLA Mani Patham Classum Ghusthiyum Malayalam
2013 Caribbean Shiva Subramaniyam Malayalam
2013 Crocodile Love Story DFO Malayalam
2014 1: Nenokkadine Chandrasekhar Telugu
2014 Ring Master Raju Malayalam
2015 Ivan Maryadaraman Indrasimhan Malayalam
2015 Srimanthudu Ravikanth's Friend Telugu
2016 Kalyana Vaibhogame Divya's father Telugu
2016 Gentleman Aishwarya's father Telugu
2016 Oozham Malayalam
2017 Mister Chai's father Telugu
2017 Thikka Madan Mohan Telugu
2017 Rangoon DRI Officer Syed Nawazuddin Tamil
2017 Vunnadhi Okate Zindagi Abhi's father Telugu
2017 Villain Dinesh Tharakan Malayalam
2018 Juvva Telugu
2019 Dear Comrade Bobby’s father Telugu

Television serials[edit]

year Serial Language Channel Notes
2000 Nippulanti Nijam Telugu (dubbed) ETV
2004 Aalipazham Malayalam Surya TV
2004 Kadamattathu Kathanar Malayalam Asianet
2005 Ezham Kadalinakkare Malayalam Asianet
2006–2007 Swami Ayyappan Malayalam Asianet
2011 Devimahatymam Malayalam Asianet
2011–2012 Idhayam Tamil Sun TV
2012 Dost Malayalam Kairali TV
2015 Spandanam Malayalam Surya TV
2015 7 Raatrikal Malayalam Asianet
2016–2017 Kayamkulam Kochunniyude Makan Malayalam Surya TV

Legal issues[edit]

In 2000, the actor was involved in drunk driving hit and run case, where he hit a police officer who had tried to stop him. The police officer, Ramachandran, subsequently succumbed to his injuries and the actor faced a murder charge.[2] The actor made a financial settlement with the victim's family.[3] Later he was acquitted, and was found innocent.

His house in Uthandi, Chennai was burgled in 2008 and the actor cited that it was an "inside job".[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://groups.google.com/group/rec.arts.movies.local.indian/browse_thread/thread/325160ecb408a6ad/bf2a05fc0546286b?pli=1
  2. ^ a b "Rediff On The NeT, Movies: Our weekly box office update". Rediff. Retrieved 18 May 2012.
  3. ^ a b "rediff.com, Movies: Gossip from the southern film industry". Rediff. 30 June 2000. Retrieved 18 May 2012.
  4. ^ Nayar, Parvathi (25 June 2010). "Jewel of Indian cinema". AsiaOne. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
  5. ^ Ramya Kannan (9 August 2002). "Facts on films". The Hindu. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  6. ^ a b Template:Url=http://actoranand.com/about-anand/
  7. ^ a b Template:Url=http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0025606/bio?ref =nm ov bio sm /
  8. ^ a b "Burglars strike at actor Anand's house ". The Times of India. 1 August 2008. Retrieved 18 May 2012.

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