Babu Antony

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Babu Antony
Babu Antony in Karinkunnam 6s movie.jpg
Antony in Malayalam film Karinkunnam 6s.
Native name ബാബു ആൻറ്റണി
Born Ponkunnam, Kottayam, Kerala, India
Nationality American
Other names Bob Antony
Occupation Film actor, director
Years active 1986–present
Spouse(s) Evgeniya Antony
Parent(s) T J Antony, Mariya
Website www.babuantony.com

Babu Antony is an Indian film actor. Working primarily in Malayalam cinema, Babu has also acted in other Indian languages films such as Tamil, Telugu and Hindi..

He made his debut in Bharathan's Chilampu (1986). He started his career doing antagonist roles but has also played the lead role in few films. He made a mark in Malayalam cinema through Fazil's 1986 thriller Poovinu Puthiya Poonthennal. The film was remade into Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi and Babu Antony reprised his role in all the five versions. His career highlights include Vaishali (1988), Aparhnnam (1991), and Uppukandam Brothers (1993). According to reports, Babu is all set for his directorial debut in Piano.[1]

Personal life and education[edit]

He is born to T.J. Antony and Mariyam Antony, as third son of seven children, in Ponkunnam, Kottayam, Kerala, India. He has six siblings Leela, Joseph, Philip, Marykutti, Saly, Mini. He had his primary education from Sacred Heart High School, Ponkunnam, Government Boys High School and St Dominic's High School Kanjirappally. He was athlete while at school and was good at triple jump, long jump, high jump, Pole vault, 4 × 200 metres relay and volleyball. He also draws paintings.[2] He graduated in English Literature from Pune. He did Masters in Business Administration in Human resources from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune. He worked as a cinematographer in Film and Television Institute of India, Pune which opened him a way to film industry.[3]

He is married to Evgeniya Antony. The couple have two sons, Arthur Antony and Alex Babu Antony.[4]

Martial arts and movies[edit]

Babu Antony, a Fifth Dan Black Belt in martial arts, is the only martial arts expert hero in Malayalam cinema to reach stardom by excelling in racy fight scenes. He taught martial arts to Papal pontifical college Pune many years. The six-foot 3-inch actor also known as Bob Antony in Hindi films made his debut by playing a negative role in renowned late director Bharathan’s Malayalam film Chilambu. His monopoly in quick punches, fast kicks and fluid movements in action scenes has merited him roles. He has acted more than 160 films in different languages like Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi, English and Sinhalese. His heroic performance as an angry young man built a huge fan following among the audience especially youngsters in movies like Bharanakoodam, Gandhari, Chantha, Dada, Kadal, Kambolam etc. His portrayal of negative characters with shoulder level hair and beard redefined the entire concept of a villain. Babu Antony shone in action roles as a hero and villain, at the same time proved his mettle as an actor by performing a king’s role in Vaishali, an ex-terrorist role in Aparahnam and an impecunious in Sayaahnam. Few of his films were featured in national and international festivals and won recognitions. His last Tamil/Telugu super hits were Vinnai thaandi Varuvaya and Kanchana. Currently he is doing a few Tamil and Malayalam films with well-acclaimed directors like Vetrimaaran and Vasantha Balan.[5]

Directorial debut[edit]

After staging a comeback of sorts through director B Unnikrishnan's Mohanlal-starrer Grandmaster, actor Babu Antony is all set to debut into direction.

Titled Piano, the film is a love story, with due importance to action and music as well. "Dennis Joseph is working on the script. Issac Thomas Kottukapally is in charge of the music department. We are bringing in a British actress to star in the flick. The rest of the cast is being finalised," says Babu, who will also star in his directorial debut.

Filmography[edit]

Malayalam[edit]

  1. Ezra (2017)... Rabbi David Benyamin
  2. Karinkunnam 6S (2016)... Douglas
  3. Moonam Naal Njayarazhcha (2016)
  4. Homely Meals (2014)... Himself
  5. Villali Veeran (2014)
  6. Idukki Gold (2013 )... Antony Gonsalvus
  7. Buddy .... Chappa Singh
  8. Grandmaster2012 May 3 .... Victor Rosetti
  9. Cobra: Kottayam Brothers...Isaac
  10. Uppukandam Brothers Back in Action (2011) .... Sevichan
  11. Christian Brothers (2011) .... Commando Rasheed rahman
  12. Again Kasargod Khader Bhai (2010) .... Kasargod Kasim Bhai
  13. Kanyakumari Express (2010)
  14. 9 KK Road (2010) ....Devdas Adiyodi
  15. Thathwamasi (2010)
  16. Sufi Paranja Katha (2010)
  17. Yugapurushan (2010) .... Ayyankali
  18. Thirunakkara Perumal (2009) .... Job
  19. Twenty20 (2008) .... Vikram Bhai
  20. Sambhu (2008) .... Adisheshan
  21. Highway Police (2006) .... Mammad
  22. Pathaaka (2006)
  23. Made In USA (2005)
  24. Black (2004) ... Police Commissioner
  25. Vajram (2004) .... Paulson Williams
  26. Uthaman (2001) .... Pulimattathu Sunny
  27. Sravu (2001) .... Bawa
  28. Unnathangalil (2001)
  29. Sayanam (2000)
  30. Jananayakan (1999) ... Rajmohan
  31. Captain (1999) ...Harrison Ranger
  32. Glorya Fernandes from USA (1998)... Fernandez
  33. Hitler Brothers (1997) ... Narendran
  34. Yuvasakthi (1997)
  35. Boxer (1995) .... Jimmy Cherian
  36. Chantha (1995)....Sulthan
  37. Special Squad (1995) .... Sibi Mathew
  38. Street (1995)
  39. Arabia (1995) ...Akbar Ali
  40. Rajakeeyam (1995).... Durga Dathan
  41. Indian Military Intelligence (1995)
  42. Bharanakoodam (1994) ...Dany
  43. Dhadha (1994) ... Bharathan
  44. Kadal (1994)... Bapooti
  45. Kambolam (1994) .... Dany
  46. Rajadhani (1994).... Abbas Amanullakhan
  47. Napoleon (1994)
  48. Gandhari (1993).....Vishnu
  49. Mafia (1993) .... Chandra Gowda
  50. Uppukandam Brothers (1993) .... Sevichan
  51. Kasarkode Kadarbhai (1992) .... Kasimbhai
  52. Ezhara Ponnana (1992) ... Charlie
  53. Nadodi (1992) ... Jackson
  54. Kauravar (1992) ... Hamsa
  55. Kavacham (1992)
  56. Chakravarthi (1991) .... Edwin
  57. Koodikazhcha (1991) ... Williams
  58. Kuttapathram (1991) .... Vicky
  59. Aparahanam (1991) ....Nandakumar
  60. Randam Varavu (1990) .... Samuel
  61. Kottayam Kunjachan (1990) .... Jimmy Paappan
  62. Vyooham (1990)
  63. Jagratha (1989) ... 'Kollanne Makan'Babu
  64. Douthyam (1989) .... Gang Leader
  65. News (1989) .... Victor George
  66. New Year (1989)....Robert
  67. Antharjanam (1989)...Vishnu Namboothiri
  68. Carnival .... James
  69. Jaithra Yathra (1989) ..... Rajan
  70. Moonnam Mura (1988) .... Antony
  71. Vaishali (1988)..... Lomipadhan
  72. Vrutham (1987) .... Freddy
  73. Poovinu Puthiya Poonthennal (1986)...Renji
  74. Pranamam (1986) .... Ajith
  75. Mizhineer Poovukal (1986)....Jerry
  76. Shathru (1986)
  77. Chilambu (1986)

Tamil[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1987 Poovizhi Vasalile Ranjith Debut film in Tamil
1987 Per Sollum Pillai
1990 Anjali Dharma
1991 Nattukku Oru Nallavan
1992 Suriyan Vicky
1992 Thirumathi Palanisamy
1993 I Love India
1996 Nethaji Baba
1996 Pagaivan
2004 Attahasam Manthiram
2009 Laadam
2010 Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa Joseph Thekkekuttu
2011 Rowthiram Police officer
2011 Muni 2: Kanchana Bhai
2013 Ameerin Aadhi Bhagavan Sam
2014 Kaaviya Thalaivan Zaminder (Rangamma's Father)
2014 Kaaka Muttai Pizza Shop Owner Landlord.[6]

Kannada[edit]

Telugu[edit]

Hindi[edit]

  • Hatya (1988) (Hindi Debut) Ranjit
  • Bhayaanak Mahal (1998)
  • Mafia (1996) as Chhote
  • Rishton ki Ladai, as hero Abbas Amanulla Khan
  • Ek Deewana Tha Hindi,2012. Joseph Thekkekuttu

English[edit]

Sinhala[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Babu Antony turns to direction". The Times of India. 27 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "JB Junction with Babu Antony". kairalionline.com. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "On Record with T.N.Gopakumar". asianetnews. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Every child’s first superhero". Deccan Chronicle. 16 June 2013
  5. ^ Interview. Manorama Online. 19 March 2014
  6. ^ "Simbu is very friendly with me!". Behindwoods. 8 November 2013. 

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