Babu Antony

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

Tamil[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1987 Poovizhi Vasalile Ranjith Debut film in Tamil
1990 Anjali
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
  • Ristonga Ladayi, 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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