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|Born||2 November 1976|
Alappuzha, Kerala, India
|Alma mater||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.
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. He is also the grandnephew of Navodaya Appachan of Navodaya Studios. 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's performance as Sudhi, the lead character was well-received by young audiences and families. He became an instant teenage heartthrob after his first film. The Boban-Shalini pair was considered a lucky pair in the late nineties. Following the success of Aniathipravu, Boban was cast in movies such as Nakshathrathaarattu, Mayilpeelikkavu and Niram (1999). 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 nine 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 directors such as Fazil, Kamal, Hariharan, Sathyan Anthikadu, Joshy, Siby Malayil, A. K. Lohithadas, Lal Jose, Rosshan Andrrews, 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 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 in 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 where for the first time he took on a negative role playing a criminal. In same year he acted in Three Kings, Sevens and Doctor Love. He also 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 took in 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. He also appeared in 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 how the use of endosulfan 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 environmental preservation.
In 2016, Boban revamped Udaya Pictures, the iconic Malayalam production house. 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 he did namely, Take Off,Ramante Eden Thottam and Varnyathil Aashanka earned him numerous accolades as a mature and versatile actor. Take-Off was a blockbuster as well. It was produced in memory of the late director Rajesh Pillai and earned several awards in State, National and International competitions. The characters of these films earned him the Family Hero award at the Vanitha Film Awards and Best Actor critics award at the Asianet Film Awards.
2018 began with three back-to-back super hits with Kunchacko as the Super Hit Hero.Shikkari Shambhu,Kuttanadan Marpappa and Panchavarnathatha. All box office hits making him a bankable hero.
|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||Dubbed in Tamil as Vazhthukirean (2001)|
|1999||Niram||Abey||Remade in Telugu as Nuvve Kavali (2000), Remade in Tamil as Piriyadha Varam Vendum (2001),|
|2000||Ingane Oru Nilapakshi||Charlie|
|2000||Sathyam Sivam Sundaram||Chandrahasan|
|2001||Narendra Makan Jayakanthan Vaka||Jayakanthan|
|2002||Thillana Thillana||Himself||Cameo appearance|
|2002||Kalyanaraman||Unni||remade in Telugu as Kalyanaramudu (2003)|
|2003||Kasthoorimann||Sajan Joseph Alukka||remade in Tamil under the same title|
|2003||Swapnam Kondu Thulabharam||Aniyan Kuttan|
|2003||Swapnakoodu||Deepu Narayan||Dubbed in Tamil as Moonram Pirai (2003)|
|2004||Ee Snehatheerathu||Vishwanathan||Kerala State Special Jury Award|
|2005||Junior Senior||Kichu||Dubbed in Tamil as Sathyavan (2015)|
|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||Four Friends||Suriya||dubbed in Tamil as Anbulla Kamal (2015)|
|2010||Traffic||Dr. Abel Thariyan||Remade in Tamil as Chennaiyil Oru Naal (2013),
Remade in Kannada as Crazy Star (2014) and Remade in Hindi as Traffic (2016)
|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||Sevenes||Shyam||Dubbed in Telugu as Sevens (2013)|
|2011||Doctor Love||Vinayachandran aka Vinayan|
|2012||Ordinary||Iravikuttan Pillai||Remade in Tamil as Jannal Oram (2013)
Remade in Telugu as Right Right (2016)
|2012||Mallu Singh||Ani||50th Film
Dubbed in Panjabi as Sardar Mallu Singh (2014) and Dubbed in Hindi as Action King Mallu Singh (2017)
|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||Johny Johny Yes Appa||Johny|
- 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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