Babu Antony

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Babu Antony
Babu Antony in Karinkunnam 6s movie.jpg
Babu in the Malayalam film Karinkunnam 6'S
BornPonkunnam, Kottayam, Kerala, India
ResidenceHouston, Texas, United States
EducationSIBM Pune (MBA)
OccupationFilm actor, martial artist
Years active1986–present
Spouse(s)Evgeniya Antony
Websitewww.babuantony.com

Babu Antony is an Indian film actor and mixed martial artist, who works primarily in Malayalam cinema. He has also acted in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi films. He has mostly done action roles. Babu owns mixed martial art academies in Houston and Bahrain.[1]

He made his debut in Bharathan's Chilampu (1986). He started his career doing antagonist roles, but has also played the lead role in other 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), Aparahnam (1991) and Uppukandam Brothers (1993). According to reports, Babu is all set for his directorial debut in Piano.[2]

Personal life and education[edit]

He is born to T.J. Antony and Mariyam Antony, and is the third son of seven children, in Ponkunnam, Kottayam, Kerala, India. He has six siblings, Leela, Joseph, Philip, Marykutti, Saly and Mini. He received his primary education from Sacred Heart High School, Ponkunnam, Government Boys High School and St. Dominic's High School Kanjirappally. He was an athlete while at school and was good at the triple jump, long jump, high jump, pole vault, 4 × 200 metre relay and volleyball. He also does paintings.[3] He graduated in English Literature from Pune. He has a Masters degree 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 led to his entry into the film industry.[4]

He is married to Evgeniya Antony, who is of Russian origin. The couple has two sons, Arthur Antony and Alex Babu Antony.[5]

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 made his debut by playing an antagonist in Bharathan's Malayalam film Chilambu. His monopoly in quick punches, fast kicks and fluid movements in action scenes has gained him roles. He has acted in more than 160 films in 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 and Kambolam. His portrayal of antagonists with shoulder level hair and a beard redefined the entire concept of a villain. Babu Antony shone in action roles as a hero and villain, and 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 man in Sayaahnam. A few of his films were featured in national and international festivals and won recognition. His last Tamil/Telugu hits were Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaya and Kanchana. Currently he is doing a few Tamil and Malayalam films with directors like Vetrimaaran and Vasantha Balan.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Malayalam[edit]

  1. Vijay 63 Tamil Film (2018) ... Villain
  2. Kayamkulam Kochunni (2018) ... Thangal
  3. Zacharia Pothen Jeevichirippundu (2017)
  4. Ezra (2017) ... Rabbi David Benyamin
  5. Karinkunnam 6S (2016) ... Douglas
  6. Moonam Naal Njyayarazhcha (2016)
  7. Homely Meals (2014) ... Himself
  8. Villali Veeran (2014)
  9. Idukki Gold (2013 ) ... Antony Gonsalves
  10. Buddy ... Chappa Singh
  11. Grandmaster2012 May 3 ... Victor Rosetti
  12. Cobra: Kottayam Brothers ... Isaac
  13. Uppukandam Brothers Back in Action (2011) ... Sevichan
  14. Christian Brothers (2011) ... Commando Rasheed Rahman
  15. Again Kasargod Khader Bhai (2010) ... Kasargod Kasim Bhai
  16. Kanyakumari Express (2010)
  17. 9 KK Road (2010) ... Devdas Adiyodi
  18. Thathwamasi (2010)
  19. Sufi Paranja Katha (2010)
  20. Yugapurushan (2010) ... Ayyankali
  21. Thirunakkara Perumal (2009) ... Job
  22. Twenty20 (2008) ... Vikram Bhai
  23. Sambhu (2008) ... Adisheshan
  24. Highway Police (2006) ... Mammad
  25. Pathaaka (2006)
  26. Made In USA (2005)
  27. Black (2004) ... Police Commissioner
  28. Vajram (2004) ... Paulson Williams
  29. Uthaman (2001) ... Pulimattathu Sunny
  30. Sravu (2001) ... Bawa
  31. Unnathangalil (2001)
  32. Sayanam (2000)
  33. Jananayakan (1999) ... Rajmohan
  34. Devadasi (1999)
  35. Captain (1999) ... Harrison Ranger
  36. Glorya Fernandes from USA (1998) ... Fernandez
  37. Hitler Brothers (1997) ... Narendran
  38. Yuvasakthi (1997)
  39. Boxer (1995) ... Jimmy Cherian
  40. Chantha (1995) ... Sulthan
  41. Special Squad (1995) ... Sibi Mathew
  42. Street (1995)
  43. Arabia (1995) ... Akbar Ali
  44. Rajakeeyam (1995) ... Durga Dathan
  45. Indian Military Intelligence (1995)
  46. Bharanakoodam (1994) ... Danny
  47. Dhadha (1994) ... Bharathan
  48. Kadal (1994) ... Bapooti
  49. Kambolam (1994) ... Dany
  50. Rajadhani (1994) ... Abbas Amanullakhan
  51. Napoleon (1994)
  52. Gandhari (1993) ... Vishnu
  53. Mafia (1993) ... Chandra Gowda
  54. Uppukandam Brothers (1993) ... Sevichan
  55. Kasarkode Kadarbhai (1992) ... Kasimbhai
  56. Ezhara Ponnana (1992) ... Charlie
  57. Naadody (1992) ... Jackson
  58. Kauravar (1992) ... Hamsa
  59. Kavacham (1992)
  60. Chakravarthi (1991) ... Edwin
  61. Koodikazhcha (1991) ... Williams
  62. Kuttapathram (1991) ... Vicky
  63. Aparahanam (1991) ... Nandakumar
  64. Randam Varavu (1990) ... Samuel
  65. Kottayam Kunjachan (1990) ... Jimmy Paappan
  66. Vyooham (1990)
  67. Jagratha (1989) ... "Kollanne Makan" Babu
  68. Douthyam (1989) ... Gang Leader
  69. News (1989) ... Victor George
  70. New Year (1989) ... Robert
  71. Antharjanam (1989) ... Vishnu Namboothiri
  72. Carnival ... James
  73. Jaithra Yathra (1989) ... Rajan
  74. Moonnam Mura (1988) ... Antony
  75. Vaishali (1988) ... Lomipadhan
  76. Vrutham (1987) ... Freddy
  77. Poovinu Puthiya Poonthennal (1986) ... Renji
  78. Pranamam (1986) ...Ajith
  79. Mizhineer Poovukal (1986) ... Jerry
  80. Shathru (1986)
  81. Chilambu (1986)

Tamil[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1987 Poovizhi Vasalile Ranjith Debut film in Tamil
1987 Makkal En Pakkam Kidnapper
1987 Per Sollum Pillai
1990 Anjali Dharma
1991 Nattukku Oru Nallavan Bob
1992 Suriyan Vicky
1992 Thirumathi Palanisamy
1993 I Love India
1996 Nethaji Baba
1996 Pagaivan
2004 Attahasam Manthiram
2004 Campus Sathya's brother
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
2018 Vijay 63 Villain

Kannada[edit]

Telugu[edit]

Hindi[edit]

  • Hatya (1988) (Hindi Debut) Ranjit
  • Bhayaanak Mahal (1988)
  • 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. ^ Vijayakumar, Sindhu (12 February 2018). "Even a villain should have a character, which people can remember: Babu Antony". The Times of India. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Babu Antony turns to direction". The Times of India. 27 June 2012.
  3. ^ "JB Junction with Babu Antony". kairalionline.com. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  4. ^ "On Record with T.N.Gopakumar". asianetnews. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  5. ^ "Every child’s first superhero". Deccan Chronicle. 16 June 2013
  6. ^ Interview. Manorama Online. 19 March 2014

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