Balan K. Nair

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Balan K. Nair
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Born
Balakrishnan Nair

(1933-04-04)4 April 1933
Died26 August 2000(2000-08-26) (aged 67)
OccupationActor
Years active1970-1992
Spouse(s)Sarada Nair
ChildrenAnil, Meghanathan, Ajayakumar, Latha and Sujatha
Parent(s)Idakkulam Karinattu Veettil Kutti Raman Nair, Devaki Amma

Balakrishnan Nair, more popularly known as Balan K. Nair (4 April 1933 in Chemancheri, Calicut – 26 August 2000 in Trivandrum) was an Indian actor known for his roles in Malayalam films. Although he appeared as a villain in most films, he was also noted for his performances in strong character roles. He won the National Film Award for Best Actor in 1981 for his performance as Govindan in the film Oppol.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Balakrishnan (Balan K.) Nair was born as eldest among four to Idakkulam Kizhakke Veettil Kutti Raman Nair, a store owner, and Devaki Amma, a housewife in 1933 in a village called Chemancheri near Quilandy.[2] He has two brothers and a sister. His parents died when he was young and hence he had to take care of his siblings and discontinue his studies at eighth grade. Prior to his entry in films, he worked as a mechanic in Kozhikode and owned a metal workshop. He started his acting career at the age of 14.[3] At that time he was associated with Sangamam Theatre in Kozhikode, Muppathunkavu troupe, Kozhikodan drama troupes and his own drama troupe Subash Theaters. After his marriage to Sharadha, he moved to Shoranur in Palakkad. His son Meghanathan is also a Malayalam film actor.

Balan K. Nair died of Bone Cancer at Sree Chitra Institute of Medical Sciences Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram on 26 August 2000, aged 67.[4] Balan K. Nair is survived by his wife, Sarada, and children, Anil, Meghanathan, Ajayakumar, Latha and Sujatha.[5]

Film career[edit]

Balan K. Nair made his debut in the film Nizhalattam, directed by A. Vincent in 1970. Prior to acting in Malayalam movies, he worked as a stunt double for Bollywood star Dev Anand. He acted in more than 300 films in Malayalam, mostly as a villain. He won the Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actor in 1974 and 1978 for his roles in Adhiti and Thacholi Ambu. He won the National Film Award for Best Actor for his role as a reformed military officer in the 1981 film Oppol.

Some of his other well-known movies are Ee Naadu, Aaryan, and Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha. His last movie was Kadavu, in which he played the role of a Muslim oarsman directed by the novelist M. T. Vasudevan Nair based on a story by another famous literary figure S. K. Pottekkatt.

Awards[edit]

National Film Awards:

Kerala State Film Awards:

Filmography[edit]

Tamil[edit]

Malayalam[edit]

  1. Kadavu (1992)... Beeran
  2. Simhadhwani (1992)
  3. Oru Prathyeka Ariyippu (1991)... Raghavan
  4. Keli (1991)
  5. Amaram (1991)... Pillaichan
  6. Nagarangalil Chennu Raparkam (1990)... Arumukham Chettiyar
  7. Appu (1990)... Abu
  8. Purappadu (1990)
  9. Gajakesariyogam (1990)... Narayanan Nambiar
  10. Thazhvaram (1990)... Kanaran
  11. Nammude Naadu (1990)... Maliyekkal Chacko
  12. Indrajalam (1990)... Ayyappan Nair
  13. Midhya (1990)... Narayanan
  14. Brahmarakshassu (1990)
  15. Samrajyam (1990)
  16. Devadas (1989)
  17. Indrajaalam (1989)... Ayyappan Nair
  18. Adhipan (1989)... Mashu
  19. Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha (1989)... Kannappan Chekavar
  20. Aryan (1988)
  21. Mukthi (1988)... P. K. Nambyar
  22. Dhwani (1988)... Bahuleyan
  23. Janmasathru (1988)... Avarachan
  24. Ore Thooval Pakshikal (1988)
  25. Puravrutham (1988)... Kanaran
  26. Ambalakkara Panjayath (1988)
  27. Kanakambaragal (1988)
  28. Theruvu Narthaki (1988)
  29. Abkari (1988)... Chathunny
  30. Aranyakam (1988)... Ravunni
  31. Rahasyam Parama Rahasyam (1988)
  32. 1921 (1988)... Beeran
  33. Naradhan Keralathil (1987)... Ex M. P. Menon
  34. Ente Sonia (1987)... Thilak
  35. Neeyallengil Njan (1987)... Divakaran
  36. Naalkavala (1987)
  37. Kalam Mari Katha Mari (1987)... Aliyarukunji
  38. Sarvakalasala (1987)
  39. Ithrayum Kalam (1987)... Kunjavummed Haji
  40. Kilipattu (1987)
  41. Ithente Needhi (1987)
  42. Adimakal Udamakal (1987)... Karunakaran Nambiar
  43. Bhoomiyile Rajakkanmar (1987)... Chief Minister
  44. Kaiyethum Doorathu (1987)... Vidwan Maraar
  45. Yagagni (1987)... Maran
  46. T. P. Balagopalan M. A. (1986)... father
  47. Kulambadikal (1986)
  48. Ashtabandham (1986)
  49. Surabhee Yamangal (1986)
  50. Bharya Oru Manthri (1986)
  51. Vartha (1986)
  52. Caberet Dancer (1986)
  53. Meenamasathile Sooryan (1986)... Police officer
  54. Pidikittappulli (1986)
  55. Karinagam (1986)
  56. Ithile Iniyum Varu (1986)... M. S. Nair
  57. Ottayan (1985)... Balu
  58. Akkachide Kunjuvava (1985)
  59. Uyarum Njan Nadake (1985)... Nambyar
  60. Nullinovikkathe (1985)
  61. Chorakku Chora (1985)... Chellappan
  62. Pathamudhayam (1985)... Rahim
  63. Revenge (1985)
  64. Angadikkappurathu (1985)... Khan Sayib
  65. Chillukottaram (1985)
  66. Arodum Parayaruthu (1985)
  67. Vilichu Vilikettu (1985)
  68. Sannaham (1985)
  69. Shathru (1985)... U. P. Menon
  70. Jeevante Jeevan (1985)... Thampi
  71. Choodatha Pookkal (1985)... Moideen
  72. Vellam (1984)... Bappu
  73. Ulpathi (1984)
  74. Ivide Thudagunnu (1984)... M. S. Menon
  75. Rajavembala (1984)
  76. Uyaragalil (1984)
  77. Mynakam (1984)
  78. NH 47 (1984)... Thankappan
  79. Vetta (1984)
  80. Sree Krishna Parundu (1984)... Kunjambu
  81. Unaroo (1984)
  82. Inakili (1984)... Kunjambu
  83. Manithali (1984)... Judgal Abu
  84. Jeevitham (1984)... Ummer Haji
  85. Sapadham (1984)
  86. Ningalil Oru Sthree (1984)
  87. Krishna Guruvayoorappa (1984)... Melpathur Narayana Bhattathiri
  88. Koodu Thedunna Parava (1984)
  89. Piriyilla Naam (1984)
  90. Thacholi Thankappan (1984)... Keshu
  91. Bullet (1984)
  92. Nethavu (1984)
  93. Onnum Mindatha Bharya (1984)... Thampi
  94. Manasse Ninakku Mangalam (1984)... Doctor
  95. Shabadham (1984)... Sekhara Pilla
  96. Koottinilamkili (1984)... Yousuf
  97. Aalkkoottathil Thaniye (1984)... Madhavan
  98. Iniyenkilum (1983)... Nambiar
  99. Eettappuli (1983)... Shekharan
  100. Asthram (1983)... Stephen
  101. Mortuary (1983)... Narendran
  102. Palam (1983)
  103. Passport (1983)... Chandrasenan
  104. Hello Madras Girl (1983)
  105. Himam (1983)... Vaasu
  106. Bookambam (1983)
  107. Ankam (1983)... Father John
  108. Thimingalam (1983)... Kuruppu
  109. Kodumkattu (1983)
  110. Prathijnja (1983)... Gopalan/KRG Panikkar
  111. Aadhipathyam (1983)... Menon
  112. Ee Yugam (1983)
  113. Thavalam (1983)... Jayaram
  114. Maniyara (1983)... Ansari
  115. Visa (1983)... Abukka
  116. Asuran (1983)
  117. Justice Raja (1983)... Narendran, Nagendran (double role)
  118. Kadamba (1983)... Keshavan
  119. Thalam Thettiya Tharattu (1983)
  120. Samrambam (1983)
  121. Nadi Muthal Nadi Vare (1983)
  122. Varanmare Avashyamundu (1983)... Abdullakka
  123. Omanathinkal (1983)
  124. Bandham (1983)
  125. Nizhal Moodiya Nirangal (1983).... Thampi
  126. America America (1983)... Jackson
  127. Ee Nadu (1982)... Krishna Pillai
  128. Innalenkil Nale (1982)
  129. Padayottam (1982)... Mootha Marakkar
  130. Chambalkadu (1982)
  131. Mazhu (1982)
  132. Ankachamayam (1982)... Robert
  133. Kazhumaram (1982)
  134. Akrosham (1982)... Kollakkaaran Ganga (Gangadharan)
  135. Komaram (1982)
  136. Mylanchi (1982)... Abdhurahman Haji
  137. Maattuvin Chattangale (1982)
  138. Veedu (1982)... Sumi's father
  139. Chiriyo Chiri (1982)
  140. Sindoora Sandhyakku Mounam (1982)... Sekhar
  141. John Jaffer Janardhanan (1982)... Chandran
  142. Aayudham (1982)... Prathapan
  143. Idavela (1982)
  144. Kattile Pattu (1982)... Panikkar
  145. Ahimsa (1982)... Kunjutty
  146. Marupacha (1982)... Mammadikka
  147. Thadakam (1982)
  148. Panchajanyam (1982)... Balan
  149. Ethiralikal (1982)... Mathai
  150. Irattimadhuram (1982)... K.B. Menon
  151. Beedikunjamma (1982)... Kunjamma's Father
  152. Sree Ayappanum Vavarum (1982)... Otheyanan
  153. Postmortem (1982)... Mammokka
  154. Koritharicha Naal (1982)
  155. Hamsageetham (1981)
  156. Ahimsa (1981)... Kunjutty
  157. Sphodanam (1981)... Muthalali
  158. Valarthu Mrigangal (1981)... Kumaran
  159. Garjanam (1981)
  160. Thusharam (1981)
  161. Akramanam (1981)
  162. Ithihasam (1981)
  163. Thrasam (1981)
  164. Sangarsham (1981)... Parsha/Vikraman
  165. Raktham (1981)
  166. Oppol (1981)... Govindan
  167. Chaatta (1981)... Velu
  168. Randu Mukhangal (1981)
  169. Vazhikal Yathrakkar (1981)
  170. Adimachangala (1981)
  171. Poochasanyasi (1981)
  172. Itha Oru Dhikkari (1981)... Govinda Panikkar
  173. Attimari (1981)... Prasad
  174. Kolilakkam (1981)
  175. Oppol (1980)... Govindan
  176. Lorry (1980)
  177. Chandrahasam (1980)... Bhaskaran
  178. Angadi (1980)
  179. Baktha Hanuman (1980)
  180. Ivar (1980)... Avaran Muthalali
  181. Prakadanam (1980)... Chacko
  182. Aswaradham (1980)... Veeraraghavan
  183. Benz Vasu (1980)
  184. Ival Ee Vazhi Ithu Vare (1980)
  185. Kari Puranda Jeevithangal (1980)
  186. Kalika (1980)... Jamal
  187. Karimbana (1980)
  188. Makaravilakku (1980)
  189. Idimuzhakkam (1980)... Govindan Unnithan
  190. Lava (1980)... Velayudhan
  191. Moorkhan (1980)... Major Chandrasekhar
  192. Thenthulli (1979)
  193. Yakshipparu (1979)... Irumban
  194. Mamankam (1979)
  195. Arattu (1979)
  196. Oru Ragam Pala Thalam (1979)
  197. Vijayam Nammude Senani (1979)
  198. Valeduthavan Valal (1979)
  199. Anubhavangale Nandi (1979)
  200. Thacholi Ambu (1978)... Mayin Kuttiyil
  201. Agni (1978)... Moosa
  202. Vayanadan Thampan (1978)
  203. Ahalya (1978)
  204. Black Belt (1978)
  205. Ashokavanam (1978)
  206. Chuvanna Vithukal (1978)
  207. Rowdy Ramu (1978)
  208. Aparadhi (1977)... Malayi Kunjumon
  209. Njavalpazhangal (1976)
  210. Panchami (1976)... Kochuvareed
  211. Chottanikkara Amma (1976)
  212. Yudhabhoomi (1976)
  213. Ammini Ammavan (1976)... Balan
  214. Samasya (1976)
  215. Athithi (1975)
  216. Utharayanam (1975)
  217. Udayam Kizhakku Thanne (1974)
  218. Thacholi Marumakan Chanthu (1974)... Yenali
  219. Pathiravum Pakalvelichavum (1974)
  220. Chenda (1973)
  221. Swapnam (1973)
  222. Soundarya Pooja (1973)
  223. Ragging (1973)
  224. Darshanam (1973)
  225. Mazhakkaru (1973)
  226. Mappusakshi (1972)
  227. Chembarathi (1972)... Thomas
  228. Panimudakku (1972)... Balan
  229. Kuttyedathi (1971)... Kuttayi
  230. Nizhalattam (1970)... Balan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ബാലന്‍ കെ: കരുത്തുറ്റ നടനവൈഭവം". Malayalam.webdunia.com. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  2. ^ "CiniDiary". CiniDiary. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  3. ^ http://cinidiary.com/people.php?pigsection=Actor&picata=1&no_of_displayed_rows=9&no_of_rows_page=10&sletter=
  4. ^ "സിനിമയില്ലെങ്കില്‍ തൂമ്പായെടുക്കും". mangalamvarika.com. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  5. ^ The Hindu : Balan K. Nair dead facey

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