Balan K. Nair

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Balan K. Nair
Balan k nair1.jpg
Born (1933-04-04)4 April 1933
Chemancheri, Calicut, British Raj
Died 26 August 2000(2000-08-26) (aged 67)
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Sarada Nair
Children Anil, Meghanathan, Ajayakumar, Latha and Sujatha
Parent(s) Idakkulam Karinattu Veettil Kutti Raman Nair, Devaki Amma

Balan K. Nair (4 April 1933 in Chemancheri, Kozhikode – 26 August 2000 in Thiruvananthapuram) was a Malayalam film actor. Even though he appeared in most films as villain, he was also noted for his performance in strong character roles. He won the National Film Award for Best Actor in 1981 for his performance in the movie Oppol.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Balan K. Nair was born as eldest among four to Idakkulam K Veettil Kutti Raman Nair, a store owner, and Devaki Amma, a housewife in 1933 near Koilandy.[2] He has two brothers and a sister. His parents died when he was very young and hence he had to take care of his siblings and discontinue his studies at eight th grade. Prior to his entry in films, he worked as a mechanic in Kozhikode and owned a metal workshop. He sarted 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 died of Bone Cancer at Sree Chitra Tirunal Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram on 26 August 2000. He was 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 in villain roles. 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 famous 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. Appu (1990) .... Abu
  7. Purappadu(1990)
  8. Gajakesariyogam (1990).... Narayanan Nambiar
  9. Thazhvaram (1990) .... Kanaran
  10. Nammude Naadu(1990).... Maliyekkal Chacko
  11. Indrajalam(1990)....Ayyappan Nair
  12. Midhya(1990)....Narayanan
  13. Brahmarakshassu(1990)
  14. Samrajyam(1990)
  15. Devadas(1989)
  16. Indrajaalam (1989) .... Ayyappan Nair
  17. Adhipan (1989) .... Mashu
  18. Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha (1989) .... Kannappan Chekavar
  19. Aryan (1988)
  20. Mukthi(1988)....P. K. Nambyar
  21. Dhwani(1988)....Bahuleyan
  22. Janmasathru(1988).... Avarachan
  23. Ore Thooval Pakshikal(1988)
  24. Puravrutham(1988) .... Kanaran
  25. Ambalakkara Panjayath(1988)
  26. Kanakambaragal(1988)
  27. Theruvu Narthaki(1988)
  28. Abkari (1988) .... Chathunny
  29. Aranyakam (1988) .... Ravunni
  30. Rahasyam Parama Rahasyam (1988)...
  31. 1921 (film) (1988) .... Beeran
  32. Naradhan Keralathil (1987) .... Ex M. P. Menon
  33. Ente Sonia (1987) ..... Thilak
  34. Neeyallengil Njan (1987) ... Divakaran
  35. Naalkavala(1987)
  36. Kalam Mari Katha Mari(1987) .... Aliyarukunji
  37. Sarvakalasala(1987)
  38. Ithrayum Kalam(1987).... Kunjavummed Haji
  39. Kilipattu(1987)
  40. Ithente Needhi(1987)
  41. Adimakal Udamakal (1987) .... Karunakaran Nambiar
  42. Bhoomiyile Rajakkanmar (1987) Chief Minister
  43. Kaiyethum Doorathu (1987) ....Vidwan Maraar
  44. Yagagni(1987) .... Maran
  45. T. P. Balagopalan M. A. (1986) .... father
  46. Kulambadikal(1986)
  47. Ashtabandham(1986)
  48. Surabhee Yamangal(1986)
  49. Bharya Oru Manthri(1986)
  50. Vartha(1986)
  51. Caberet Dancer(1986)
  52. Meenamasathile Sooryan (1986)...Police officer
  53. Pidikittappulli(1986)
  54. Karinagam(1986)
  55. Ithile Iniyum Varu(1986) ... M. S. Nair
  56. Ottayan(1985).... Balu
  57. Akkachide Kunjuvava(1985)
  58. Uyarum Njan Nadake(1985)...Nambyar
  59. Nullinovikkathe(1985)
  60. Chorakku Chora(1985)... Chellappan
  61. Pathamudhayam(1985)...Rahim
  62. Revenge(1985)
  63. Angadikkappurathu (1985) ... Khan Sayib
  64. Chillukottaram(1985)
  65. Arodum Parayaruthu(1985)
  66. Vilichu Vilikettu(1985)
  67. Sannaham(1985)
  68. Shathru(1985) .... U.P.Menon
  69. Jeevante Jeevan(1985).... Thampi
  70. Choodatha Pookkal(1985)... Moideen
  71. Vellam(1984) .... Bappu
  72. Ulpathi(1984)
  73. Ivide Thudagunnu(1984)...M. S. Menon
  74. Rajavembala(1984)
  75. Uyaragalil(1984)
  76. Mynakam(1984)
  77. NH 47(1984)...Thankappan
  78. Vetta(1984)
  79. Sree Krishna Parundu(1984)...Kunjambu
  80. Unaroo(1984)
  81. Inakili(1984)...Kunjambu
  82. Manithali(1984).... Judgal Abu
  83. Jeevitham(1984)....Ummer Haji
  84. Sapadham(1984)
  85. Ningalil Oru Sthree(1984)
  86. Krishna Guruvayoorappa(1984)..... Melpathur Narayana Bhattathiri
  87. Koodu Thedunna Parava(1984)
  88. Piriyilla Naam(1984)
  89. Thacholi Thankappan(1984) .... Keshu
  90. Bullet(1984)
  91. Nethavu(1984)
  92. Onnum Mindatha Bharya(1984).... Thampi
  93. Manasse Ninakku Mangalam (1984) Doctor
  94. Shabadham (1984) .... Sekhara Pilla
  95. Koottinilamkili (1984) .... Yousuf
  96. Aalkkoottathil Thaniye (1984) .... Madhavan
  97. Iniyenkilum (1983) .... Nambiar
  98. Eettappuli (1983) ..... Shekharan
  99. Asthram (1983) ....... Stephen
  100. Mortuary(1983)...... Narendran
  101. Palam(1983)
  102. Passport(1983) .... Chandrasenan
  103. Hello Madras Girl(1983)
  104. Himam(1983).....Vaasu
  105. Bookambam(1983)
  106. Ankam(1983) .... Father John
  107. Thimingalam(1983).... Kuruppu
  108. Kodumkattu(1983)
  109. Prathijnja(1983)...Gopalan/KRG Panikkar
  110. Aadhipathyam(1983).... Menon
  111. Ee Yugam(1983)
  112. Thavalam(1983)....Jayaram
  113. Maniyara(1983) .... Ansari
  114. Visa(1983) .... Abukka
  115. Asuran(1983)
  116. Justice Raja(1983)...Narendran, Nagendran (double role)
  117. Kadamba(1983)....Keshavan
  118. Thalam Thettiya Tharattu(1983)
  119. Samrambam(1983)
  120. Nadi Muthal Nadi Vare(1983)
  121. Varanmare Avashyamundu(1983)...Abdullakka
  122. Omanathinkal(1983)
  123. Bandham(1983)
  124. Nizhal Moodiya Nirangal(1983).... Thampi
  125. America America (1983) ...... Jackson
  126. Ee Nadu (1982) .... Krishna Pillai
  127. Innalenkil Nale (1982)
  128. Padayottam (1982)....Mootha Marakkar
  129. Chambalkadu(1982)
  130. Mazhu(1982)
  131. Ankachamayam(1982).... Robert
  132. Kazhumaram(1982)
  133. Akrosham(1982)...Kollakkaaran Ganga (Gangadharan)
  134. Komaram(1982)
  135. Mylanchi(1982)..... Abdhurahman Haji
  136. Maattuvin Chattangale(1982)
  137. Veedu(1982)....Sumi's father
  138. Chiriyo Chiri(1982)
  139. Sindoora Sandhyakku Mounam(1982)....Sekhar
  140. John Jaffer Janardhanan(1982)....Chandran
  141. Aayudham(1982).... Prathapan
  142. Idavela(1982)
  143. Kattile Pattu(1982)... Panikkar
  144. Ahimsa(1982).....Kunjutty
  145. Marupacha(1982) .... Mammadikka
  146. Thadakam(1982)
  147. Panchajanyam (1982) .... Balan
  148. Ethiralikal(1982) .... Mathai
  149. Irattimadhuram(1982) .... K.B. Menon
  150. Beedikunjamma(1982)....Kunjamma's Father
  151. Sree Ayappanum Vavarum(1982)... Otheyanan
  152. Postmortem (1982).... mammokka
  153. Koritharicha Naal (1982)
  154. Hamsageetham(1981)
  155. Ahimsa (1981) .... Kunjutty
  156. Sphodanam (1981)...Muthalali
  157. Valarthu Mrigangal(1981).... Kumaran
  158. Garjanam(1981)
  159. Thusharam(1981)
  160. Akramanam(1981)
  161. Ithihasam(1981)
  162. Thrasam(1981)
  163. Sangarsham(1981)...... Parsha/Vikraman
  164. Raktham(1981)
  165. Oppol(1981)....Govindan
  166. Chaatta(1981) .... Velu
  167. Randu Mukhangal(1981)
  168. Vazhikal Yathrakkar(1981)
  169. Adimachangala(1981)
  170. Poochasanyasi(1981)
  171. Itha Oru Dhikkari(1981).... Govinda Panikkar
  172. Attimari (1981) .... Prasad
  173. Kolilakkam (1981)
  174. Oppol (1980) .... Govindan
  175. Lorry (1980)
  176. Chandrahasam (1980)..... Bhaskaran
  177. Angadi (1980)
  178. Baktha Hanuman(1980)
  179. Ivar(1980)....Avaran Muthalali
  180. Prakadanam(1980) .... Chacko
  181. Aswaradham(1980)....Veeraraghavan
  182. Benz Vasu(1980)
  183. Ival Ee Vazhi Ithu Vare(1980)
  184. Kari Puranda Jeevithangal(1980)
  185. Kalika(1980)..... Jamal
  186. Karimbana(1980)
  187. Makaravilakku(1980)
  188. Idimuzhakkam(1980) .... Govindan Unnithan
  189. Lava (1980) .... Velayudhan
  190. Moorkhan (1980) .... Major Chandrasekhar
  191. Thenthulli(1979)
  192. Yakshipparu(1979).....Irumban
  193. Mamankam(1979)
  194. Arattu(1979)
  195. Oru Ragam Pala Thalam(1979)
  196. Vijayam Nammude Senani(1979)
  197. Valeduthavan Valal(1979)
  198. Anubhavangale Nandi(1979)
  199. Thacholi Ambu (1978)....Mayin Kuttiyil
  200. Agni (1978) .... Moosa
  201. Vayanadan Thampan(1978)
  202. Ahalya(1978)
  203. Black Belt(1978)
  204. Ashokavanam(1978)
  205. Chuvanna Vithukal(1978)
  206. Rowdy Ramu(1978)
  207. Aparadhi(1977) .... Malayi Kunjumon
  208. Njavalpazhangal(1976)
  209. Panchami(1976) ... Kochuvareed
  210. Chottanikkara Amma(1976)
  211. Yudhabhoomi(1976)
  212. Samasya(1976)
  213. Athithi (1975)
  214. Utharayanam (1975)
  215. Udayam Kizhakku Thanne(1974)
  216. Thacholi Marumakan Chanthu(1974)...Yenali
  217. Pathiravum Pakalvelichavum(1974)
  218. Chenda(1973)
  219. Swapnam(1973)
  220. Soundarya Pooja(1973)
  221. Ragging(1973)
  222. Darshanam(1973)
  223. Mazhakkaru(1973)
  224. Mappusakshi(1972)
  225. Chembarathi(1972) .... Thomas
  226. Panimudakku(1972).... Balan
  227. Kuttyedathi(1971).... Kuttayi
  228. Nizhalattam (1970) .... Balan

Death[edit]

Balan K. Nair died on 26 August 2000 in Thiruvananthapuram, after prolonged illness.

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