M. G. Soman

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M. G. Soman
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Born M. G. Somashekharan Nair[1]
Thirumoolapuram, Thiruvalla, Travancore, British India
Died 12 December 1997 (aged 55–56)
Kochi, Kerala, India
Spouse(s) Sujatha
Children Saji soman, Sindhu[2]
Parent(s) Konni Kudukkillethu Veettil K.N. Govinda Panicker, P.K. Bhavani Amma[1]

M. G. Soman (മലയാളം: എം.ജി. സോമൻ) (1941–1997)[3] was an Indian actor who appeared in Malayalam films. Soman's last film was Lelam in 1997. He has done roles in Tamil films Aval Oru Thodar Kathai (1974), Naalai Namadhe (1975), Kumaara Vijayam (1976) and Airport (1993).


He was born as Somashekharan Nair to, K.N. Govinda Panicker and P.K. Bhavaniyamma, in Tiruvalla, Travancore on 28 October 1941.[4] He had his primary education from Balikamadom H. S. S., Thiruvalla, St Thomas HSS Thirumoolapuram. While studying at seventh grade he started a drama troupe with his friend and performed drama Manaltharikal Garjikkunnu.[5] He did his preuniversity degree at St. Berchmans College, Changanassery. Later he joined Indian Air Force. Soon after retiring from the Indian Air Force, Soman joined Kottarakkara Sreedharan Nair's drama troupe Jayasree and then to moved to the film industry. He worked at Kerala Arts Theaters and KPAC. Ramarajyam of Kerala Arts theaters opened him a way to movie industry. His first film was Gayatri directed by P. N. Menon in 1973. He acted in the role of a hero from 1976 to 1983 and later played the roles of villains, comedians and supporting roles. In 1977, his greatest film was released under the direction of I. V. SasiItha Ivide Vare.[6] He soon rose to become the busiest actor in the industry. In 1978, Soman had acted in 42 films as hero, which was till today kept as a record. After 1984, he had shifted from heroic roles to character roles. In 1997, Lelam, directed by Joshiy, was his last film and his performance as Aanakkattil Eappachan was greatly appreciated and received critical acclaim. He died on 12 December 1997 due to jaundice. He was 56.[7] He produced a Malayalam movie titled as BHOOMIKA in 1991 which was directed by I.V.Sasi and enacted by Jayaram, Suresh Gopi, Mukesh, Urvashi etc.


He is married to Sujatha.[8] They have a son Saji Soman and a daughter Sindhu. His son Saji also acted in a few movies.Saji is married to Bindu and have a son Shekhar Soman and a daughter Shivanghe Soman.Sindhu Soman is married to Girish and have two daughters Lekshmi Girish and Gayathri Girish.[9]


Kerala State Film Awards:



  • Kuthirakal (Doordarshan)
  • Sahanam (Doordarshan)

Soman's first film was Gayathri.