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2 November 1976|
Alappuzha, Kerala, India
St. Berchmans College|
Sanatana Dharma College
Priya Ann Samuel (m. 2005)
|Awards||Kerala State Film Awards|
Kunchacko Boban (born 2 November 1976) is an Indian film actor and producer, who works in Malayalam film industry. He is the grandson of film director and producer Kunchacko, who established the film production studio Udaya Pictures.
Kunchacko Boban made his acting debut in Fazil's Aniyathipraavu (1997), which turned out to be a blockbuster and made him into an overnight superstar. He became a popular lead star in the late 1990s with successful films such as Mayilpeelikkavu (1998), Nakshatratharattu (1998) and Niram (1999). He continued his success with Priyam (2000) Dhosth (2001), Narendra Makan Jayakanthan Vaka (2001), Swapnakoodu (2003) and Kasthooriman (2003). After a few commercial failures, his career took a setback in the mid-2000s. He made a comeback with Gulumaal (2009), which was well received. Later, he went on to act in successful films such as Mummy & Me (2010), Elsamma Enna Aankutty (2010), Traffic (2011), Seniors (2011), Doctor Love (2011), Ordinary (2012), Mallu Singh (2012), Romans (2013), Pullipulikalum Aattinkuttiyum (2013), How Old Are You? (2014), Madhura Naranga (2015), Jamna Pyari (2015), Kochauvva Paulo Ayyappa Coelho (2016), Take Off (2017), Shikkari Shambhu (2018), Kuttanadan Marpappa (2018) and Panchavarnathatha (2018). Kunchacko Boban was awarded the Special Mention for his performance in Ee Snehatheerathu at the 2004 Kerala State Film Awards.
Kunchacko Boban was born in a Christian Catholic family at Alappuzha, Kerala. He hails from the Maliampurakal family, who are credited with owning the first film studio in Kerala - Udaya Studios. He is the grandson of film producer Kunchacko, who also established Udaya Studios. Kunchacko Boban is also the grandnephew of Navodaya Appachan of the Navodaya Studios. Kunchakko Boban is a relative of Jijo Punnose, also a film director.. His father, Boban Kunchacko was also an actor, director, and producer who was part of a few films produced by Udaya. Kunchacko's mother Molly is a housewife. He has two younger sisters, Anu and Mini.
Boban Kunchacko later ventured into direction with the films Palattu Kunhikkannan, Sanchari and Aazhi.
Kunchacko Boban, son of actor, director Boban Kunchacko and grandson of Kunchacko, was introduced into the Malayalam film industry by versatile director Fazil. His debut movie Aniathipravu (1997), co-starring Shalini, and directed by Fazil was a blockbuster and also an industrial hit which broken the all-time records of Hitler starring Mammootty.
Kunchacko Boban's performance as Sudhi, the lead character got him good reception across young audiences and the family crowd, he became an instant teenage heartthrob after his first film. Kunchacko Boban-Shalini pair was considered as a lucky pair in the late nineties. Following the success of Aniathipravu, Kunchacko Boban was cast in movies such as Nakshathrathaarattu, Mayilpeelikkavu and Niram (1999). Niram was one of the biggest blockbuster hits of 1999. Songs of Niram are still very popular. Then came Priyam. His performances in the hit movies Kasthooriman and Swapnakkoodu were also appreciated by critics.
He played a cameo in Fazil's Harikrishnans, which marked the reunion of Mohanlal and Mammootty after 9 years. Then came Chandamama and he went on to do Ingane Oru Nilapakshi, Prem Poojari, Sahayathrikakku Snehapoorvam etc.
After movies like Niram, Priyam, Dosth and Narendran Makan Jayakanthan Vaka, his next films included Kasthooriman and Swapnakkoodu. The movie Ee Snehatheerathu earned him a Special Jury Award at the 2004 Kerala State Film Awards.
Kunchacko has been fortunate to work with ace directors such as Fazil, Kamal, Hariharan, Sathyan Anthikadu, Joshy, Siby Malayil, Lohithadas, Laljose, Roshan Andrews, Rajesh Pillai, Dr.Biju etc. Many leading heroines such as Asin, Shalini, Namitha Pramod, Sneha, Ann Augustine and Mamta Kulkarni made their debut in Malayalam with Kunchako Boban. In 2005, after his marriage, he took a break from movies.
Kunchako Boban returned to films in 2008 with a special appearance in a song in Twenty:20 and later acted in Shafi's LollyPop. His real comeback was through the movie Gulumal, directed by popular Ad filmmaker and director V.K. Prakash, which was a surprise hit at the box office.
Gulumal was followed by a string of blockbuster films which established him as one of the most successful actors of the last decade. He played the lead role in popular movies such as Mummy & Me, Sakudumbam Shyamala and Lal Jose's Elsamma Enna Aankutty.
In 2011, he played the central character in the hit movie Traffic. The film's success and wide critical acclaim ushered in a trend that followed in Malayalam cinema, dubbed the "New generation movies." This was followed by Seniors in which for the first time he played a negative role. In same year he acted in Three Kings, Sevens and Doctor Love. In the same year, won the Youth Icon award at Asianet Film Awards.
In 2012, he was featured in three films, Spanish Masala, Ordinary and Mallu Singh. Ordinary had 10,000 showings in theatres before reaching the 50-day mark and racked over ₹10 crore (US$1.6M, €1.2M, or £1M as of October 2013[update]).
His 2013 works included Romans and 3 Dots. God for Sale: Bhakthi Prasthanam and Pullipulikalum Aattinkuttiyum were directed by Lal Jose. Jamnapyaari (2015), Madhura Naaranga (2015), Vettah (2016), Valleem Thetti Pulleem Thetti (2016) and School Bus (2016).
He has had roles in such movies such as Valiya Chirakulla Pakshikal, Kadhaveedu, and Ee Snehatheerathu. Valiya Chirakulla Pakshikal, directed by Dr. Biju, was an eye-opener on Endosulphan affected Northern Kerala villages. The film was screened at the United Nations and was also selected for many world-famous film festivals including the Toronto Film Festival, New York Indian Film Festival, and International Film Festival of India. Valiya Chirakulla Pakshikal earned the national award for Best Film made on environment preservation.
In 2016, Kunchacko Boban revamped Udaya Pictures, the iconic production house of Malayalam. Kochauvva Paulo Ayyappa Coelho marked his debut as a producer under this new film outfit. The movie was a hit at the box office.
The year 2017 saw the emergence of Kunchacko Boban the “Actor”. The three films that he did namely Take Off,Ramante Eden Thottam and Varnyathil Aashanka earned him lots of accolades as a matured and variety Actor. Take-Off was a blockbuster as well which was produced in the memory of the late director Rajesh Pillai and earned several awards in State, National and International levels. The characters of these films earned him the “Family Hero” award for Vanitha Film Awards and “Best Actor critics“ award for Asianet Film Awards.
2018 started with three back to back blockbusters with Kunchacko as the Super Hit Hero.Shikkari Shambhu,Kuttanadan Marpappa and Panchavarnathatha were all box office hits which made him a bankable hero and a minimum guarantee star.
|1981||Dhanya||as child artist|
|1997||Aniyathipravu||Sudhish Kumar aka Sudhi||Debut movie|
|1998||Mayilpeelikkavu||Krishnanunni & Manu||Double role|
|1998||Harikrishnans||Sudarshanan||Extended cameo role|
|1999||Prem Poojari||Prem Jacob|
|2000||Ingane Oru Nilapakshi||Charlie|
|2000||Sathyam Sivam Sundaram||Chandrahasan|
|2001||Narendra Makan Jayakanthan Vaka||Jayakanthan|
|2002||Thillana Thillana||Himself||Cameo appearance|
|2003||Kasthoorimann||Sajan Joseph Alukka|
|2003||Swapnam Kondu Thulabharam||Aniyan Kuttan|
|2004||Ee Snehatheerathu||Vishwanathan||Kerala State Special Jury Award|
|2008||Twenty:20||Guest appearance in song|
|2009||Gulumal: The Escape||Ravi Varma|
|2010||Mummy & Me||Rahul||Asianet Film Awards for Best Star Pair with Archana Kavi|
|2010||Elsamma Enna Aankutty||Unnikrishnan aka Paalunni||Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Malayalam|
|2010||Oridathoru Postman||Reghu Nandan|
|2010||Traffic||Dr. Abel Thariyan|
|2011||Makeup Man||Himself||Cameo Appearance|
|2011||Race||Dr. Abey John|
|2011||Seniors||Rex Immanuel||SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role - Malayalam |
Asianet film Awards - Youth Icon of the Year (various films of 2011)
|2011||Three Kings||Ramanunni Raja aka Ram|
|2011||Doctor Love||Vinayachandran aka Vinayan|
|2012||Mallu Singh||Ani||50th Film|
|2012||101 Weddings||Krishnankutty aka Krish|
|2012||Poppins||Major Prathap Varma|
|2013||Romans||Akash / Fr. Paul||Asianet film Awards - Special Jury Award|
|2013||God for Sale: Bhakthi Prasthanam||Prasannan Nair/Poornanada Swami|
|2013||Pullipulikalum Aattinkuttiyum||Adu Gopan aka Chakka Gopan||Asianet Film Awards - Special Jury Award|
|2014||How Old Are You||Rajeev||Asianet film Awards - Youth Icon of the Year (various films of 2014)|
|2015||Chirakodinja Kinavukal||Thayyalkaran(Tailor)/UK Karan(NRI)/Gulf karan(NRI)||Nominated - IIFA Utsavam Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role|
|2015||Lord Livingstone 7000 Kandi||Philipose John Varkey|
|2015||Rajamma at yahoo||Michael Rajamma|
|2015||Valiya Chirakulla Pakshikal||Photographer|
|2016||Valliyum Thetti Pulliyum Thetti||Vinayan|
|2016||Shajahanum Pareekuttiyum||Pranav Menon|
|2016||School Bus||SI Gopakumar|
|2016||Kochauvva Paulo Ayyappa Coelho||Kochauvva||Also producer|
|2017||Take Off||Shaheed||Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor - Malayalam |
Asianet Critics Award for Best Actor (also for Ramante Eden Thottam & Varnyathil Aashanka)
|2017||Ramante Eden Thottam||Ram Menon aka Raman||Asianet Critics Award for Best Actor|
|2017||Varnyathil Aashanka||Koutta Sivan||Asianet Critics Award for Best Actor|
|2018||Diwanjimoola Grand Prix||Sajan Joseph IAS|
|2018||Shikkari Shambhu||Peelipose aka Peeli|
|2018||Kuttanadan Marpappa||John Paul|
|2018||Panchavarnathatha||MLA Kalesh||Hat-trick Hit|
|2018||Mangalyam Thanthunanena||Royichan||(In Production) Director Soumya Sadanandan|
|2018||Johny Johny Yes Appa||Johny||Marthandan Film|
|2018||Untitled Lal Jose- Sindhuraj Film||TBA||Filming starts in July|
|2018||Allu Ramendran||Ramendran||Bilahari movie|
- 2010 – Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Malayalam for Elsamma Enna Aankutty
- 2018 - Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor - Malayalam - Take Off
- 2016 - Man of the Year for various films
IIFA Utsavam Awards
- 2016 – Nominated – Best Actor In A Negative Role – Malayalam for Chirakodinja Kinavukal
- 2018 – Best Actor critics for Take Off, Ramante Edanthottam and Varnyathil Aashanka.
- 2014 – Youth Icon of the Year for various films.
- 2012 – Special Jury Award for Pullipulikalum Aattinkuttiyum, Romans.
- 2011 – Youth Icon of the Year for various films.
- 2010 – Best Star Pair Award with actress Archana Jose Kavi for Mummy & Me
- 2010 - Best Star Pair Award with actress Archana Jose Kavi for Mummy & Me
- 2018 - Best Family Hero for various films.
- 2017 - Versatile Actor for various films
Jai Hind TV Awards
- 2013 - Popular Actor for various films
- 2017 - Best Social Committed Movie Producer for Kochavva Paulo Ayyappa Coelho
- 2018 - Popular Hero of the Year for Take Off, Ramante Edanthottam
Ramu Kariat Awards
- 2011 - Popular Actor for various films
Vayalar Rama Varma Awards
- 2010 - Best Actor for Elsamma Enna Aankutty
Kerala Kaumudi Awards
- 2010 - Youth Icon for various films
- 2010 - Special Jury Award for Elsamma Enna Aankutty
- 2010 - Best Young Actor for Elsamma Enna Aankutty.
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