Maniyanpilla Raju

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Maniyanpilla Raju
Born Sudheer Kumar
(1955-04-20) 20 April 1955 (age 62)[1][2]
Thycaud, Thiruvananthapuram, India
Other names Raju, Maniyanpilla
Occupation Actor, producer
Years active 1976 – present
Spouse(s) Indira
Children Niranj , Sachin
Parent(s) Shekharan Nair
Saraswati Amma
Relatives Amal Suresh, nephew

Sudheer Kumar (born 20 April 1955), better known by his stage name Maniyanpilla Raju, is an Indian film actor and producer who appears in Malayalam films.[3][4] His stage name is derived from the name of the character he played in the film Maniyanpilla Adhava Maniyanpilla (1981), his break-through role.[5] His debut film was Mohiniyattam (1976) directed by Sreekumaran Thampi. He has played a variety of roles as a character actor, starring in over 400 films.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Raju was born as youngest among four in 1955 to Shekharan Nair and Saraswati Amma at Thycaud, Thiruvananthapuram. He has two sisters, Ramani, Radha and a brother surendran.[7] He had his primary education from Government Model Boys Higher Secondary School, Thiruvananthapuram. He did pre university degree in Victory Tutorial College.[2] He learned diploma in acting course during 1973–1975 from Adyar Film Institute, Chennai. He wrote his autobiography Chirichum Chirippichum in 2012.[8]

He married Indira in 1985. His elder son is Sachin and his younger son Niranj made his debut in Renjith's Black Butterfly.[9]

Filmography[edit]

As an Actor[edit]

  1. Annakkathil Chackochi (Lelam 2) - 2018
  2. Panchavarnathatha - 2018
  3. Mohanlal - 2018
  4. My Story - 2018
  5. Shikkari Shambu - 2018
  6. Lavakusa - 2017
  7. Adam John - 2017
  8. Pullikkaran Staraa - 2017
  9. Comrade In America - 2017
  10. Sakhavu - 2017
  11. Kochouva Paulo Ayyappa Coelo - 2016
  12. Karinkunnam Sixes - 2016
  13. Anuraaga Karikkin Vellam - 2016
  14. Ore Mukham – 2016
  15. Pavada – 2016
  16. Premam - 2016
  17. Kukkiliyar - 2015
  18. Kanyaka Talkies - 2015
  19. Oru Second Class Yathra - 2015
  20. Acha Dhin – 2015
  21. Premam – 2015
  22. Thinkal Muthal Velli Vare - 2015
  23. Tamar Padar - 2014
  24. Bangalore Days – 2014
  25. Rosappookkaalam - 2014
  26. Munnariyippu - 2014
  27. Close Friends -2014
  28. Bad Boys - 2014
  29. Thamarassery to Thailand - 2014
  30. My Dear Mummy - 2014
  31. Samsaaram Aarogyathinu Haanikaram – 2014
  32. Namboothiri Yuvavu @ 43 − 2013
  33. Idukki Gold (2013) ... Madan
  34. Tourist Home (2013)
  35. Second Innings (2013)
  36. Lokpal (2013)
  37. Radio (2013)
  38. Black Butterfly (2013)
  39. Ardhanaari[10] (2013)
  40. Cobra: Kottayam Brothers
  41. Kunjaliyan (2012)
  42. Ustad Hotel (2012)
  43. Diamond Necklace (2012)
  44. Simhasanam (2012)
  45. Da Thadiya (2012) – John Prakash (as the father of Sekhar Menon)
  46. Thalsamayam Oru Penkutty (2012) ... Ayyappan
  47. Sevenes (2011)
  48. Kunjettan (2011)
  49. Vellaripravinte Changathi (2011)
  50. Innanu A Kalyanam (2011)
  51. Rathinirvedham (2011)
  52. Arabim Ottakom P MAdhavan Nairum (2011)
  53. Ninnishtam Ennishtam (2011)
  54. Kudumbasree Travels (2011)
  55. Elsamma Enna Aankutty (2010)
  56. Oru Naal Varum (2010)
  57. Happy Husbands (2010)
  58. Plus Two (2010)
  59. Gulumal: The Escape (2009)
  60. Kerala Cafe (2009)
  61. Duplicate(2009)... Devan
  62. Calendar (2009)
  63. Dr Patient (2009)
  64. Shudharil Shudhan(2009) ... Kanaran
  65. Ividam Swargamanu (2009)
  66. Kanmazha Peyyum Munpe (2009)
  67. Perumaal (2009)
  68. Red Chillies(2009)
  69. Thalappavu (2008)
  70. Twenty:20 (2008)
  71. Annan Thampi (2008)
  72. Sound of Boot (2008)
  73. Malabar Wedding (2008)
  74. Oneway Ticket (2008)
  75. Pakalnakshathragal (2008)
  76. Janmam (2007)
  77. Akkare Ninnoru Sultan (2007)
  78. Nasrani (2007) ... Kunjachan
  79. Big B (2007) ... Dr. Venu
  80. Chotta Mumbai (2007) ... Adv. Menon
  81. Paranayakalam (2007)
  82. Pothan Vava (2006) ... Paulachan
  83. The Don (2006) ... Abdullah
  84. Prajapathi (2006) ... Kumaran
  85. Anandabhadram (2005)
  86. Rajamanikyam (2005) ... Advocate
  87. Chandrolsavam (2005) ... C.I. Sugathan
  88. Mayilattam (2004) ... Swaminathan
  89. Njaan Salperu Raman Kutty (2004) ... Sankaran
  90. Udayam (2004)
  91. Kerala House Udan Vilpanakku (2004) ... Pisharadi
  92. Vamanapuram Bus Route (2004) ... Rajappan
  93. Kottaram Vaidyan (2004) ... Thirumukham Pillai
  94. Leader (2003) ... Sadasivan
  95. Njan Salpperu Ramankutty (2003)
  96. Sahodaran Sahadevan (2003) ... Balagopalan
  97. Chathurangam (2002) ... Alex
  98. Thandavam (2002) ... Pushpakumar
  99. Nariman (2001) ... Moytheen
  100. Suryachakram (2001)
  101. Ravaanaprabhu (2001) cameo
  102. Naranathu Thampuran (2001)
  103. Sharja To Sharja (2001) ... Sethu
  104. Pilots (2000) ... Venkidi
  105. Satyameva Jayate (2000)
  106. Swayamvarapanthal (2000)
  107. Narasimham (2000)
  108. Kallukondoru Pennu (2000)
  109. Sahayathrikakku Snehapoorvam (2000)
  110. The Godman (1999) ... Karippetti Marthandan
  111. Pallavur Devanarayanan (1999) ... Manavedathan Nampoothiri
  112. Usthad (1999) ... Advocate
  113. Stalin Shivadas (1999)... Anto
  114. Kannezhuthi Pottumthottu (1999)
  115. F I R (1999)
  116. Harikrishnans (1998)
  117. Anuragakottaram (1998)
  118. Thirakalkkappuram (1998)
  119. Poothiruvathira Ravil (1998)
  120. Aaraam Jaalakam (1998)
  121. Janathipathyam (1997) ... Abootty
  122. Kottapurathe Koottukudumbam (1997) ... Mahadevan
  123. Lelam (1997) ... Umman
  124. Ullasappoonkattu (1997)
  125. Bharatheeyam (1997)
  126. Kannur (1997)
  127. Aaraam Thamburaan (1997)
  128. Oru Yathramozhi (1997)
  129. Chandralekha (1997)
  130. Asuravamsam (1997) ... Inspector
  131. Sayaamees Irattakal (1997)
  132. Aayiram Naavulla Ananthan (1996) ... Madhavan
  133. Kala Pani (1996) ... Nair
  134. Mahatma (1996)
  135. Sathyabhaamaykkoru Pranayalekhanam (1996) ... Shambu
  136. Oru Abihibhashakante Case Diary (1995) ... Unni Thampuran
  137. Aadyathe Kanmani (1995) ... Dineshan Unnithan
  138. Agni Devan (1995) ... Potty
  139. Rajakeeyam (1995) ... Pushpangathan
  140. Spadikam (1995) ... Kunju Mohammad
  141. Simhavaalan Menon (1995)
  142. Cabinet (1994)...Razzak
  143. Minnaram (1994)
  144. CID Unnikrishnan B.A., BEd (1994) ... Prem Shankar
  145. Commissioner (1994) ... Gopinathan
  146. Kudumba Visesham (1994) ... Prasad
  147. Rudraksham (1994) ... Appu
  148. Ponthanmada (1994)
  149. Devasuram (1993) ... Bharathan
  150. Mafia (1993)
  151. Paithrukam (1993)
  152. Butterflies (1993)
  153. Chenkol (1993)
  154. Kudumbasneham (1993)
  155. Ekalavyan (1993) ... Chandran Vallappuzha
  156. Sthalathe Pradhana Payyans (1993) ... Thankachan
  157. Ayalathe Addeham (1992) ... Achuthan Singh
  158. Ellarum Chollanu (1992)
  159. Thalasthanam (1992)
  160. Neelakurukkan(1992)
  161. Johnywalker (1992)
  162. Vasudha (1992)
  163. Aham (1992)
  164. Kallan Kappail Thanne (1992) ... Jose Kurian
  165. Kudumbasametham (1992)
  166. Kizhakkan Pathrose (1992)
  167. Anaswaram (1991)
  168. Aakasha Kottayile Sultan (1991) ... Murali
  169. Advaitham (1991) ... Chithran Nampoothiri
  170. Ganamela (1991) ... Kannan
  171. No: 20 Madras Mail (1990) ... Hitchcock Kanjikuzhi
  172. Akkareakkareakkare (1990) ... Gopi
  173. Pavam Pavam Rajakumaran (1990)
  174. His Highness Abdullah (1990) ... Raja Raja Varma
  175. Kouthuka Varthakal (1990) ... Murthy
  176. Maala Yogam (1990) ... Sudhakaran
  177. Aey Auto (1990)
  178. Kadathanadan Ambadi (1990)
  179. Nocturne indien (1989) (as Raju) ... Les enfants – Le serveur du restaurant de Madras
  180. Kireedam (1989)
  181. Naaduvazhikal (1989) ... Ravi
  182. NairSaab (1990)
  183. Season (1989) ... Kanthi
  184. Vandanam (1989) ... Advertising Boss
  185. Adhipan (1989)
  186. Kireedam (1989)
  187. Mahayanam (1989)
  188. Kudumba Puranam (1988) ... Murali
  189. Aryan(1988)
  190. Chitram (1988)
  191. Oru Muthassi Kadha (1988) ... Abdu
  192. Ayitham (1988)... Thankamani
  193. Mukunthetta Sumitra Vilikkunnu (1988)
  194. Vellanakalude Naadu (1988) ... Gopi
  195. Ithrayum Kalam (1987) ... Unni Nampoothiri
  196. January Oru Orma (1987) ... Narayana Swamy
  197. P.C. 369 (1987) ... Damodaran Pillai
  198. Sarvakalashala (1987) ... Chakkara
  199. Ellavarkkum Nanmakal (1987)
  200. Mazha Peyyunnu Maddalam Kottunnu (1986)
  201. Ayalvasi Oru Daridravasi (1986) ... Vidyadharan
  202. Dheem Thariktia Thom (1986)
  203. Hello My Dear: Wrong Number (1986)
  204. Thalavattom (1986)
  205. Ponnumkudathinu Pottu (1986)
  206. Katturumbinum Kathukuthu(1986)... Babu
  207. T.P. Balagopalan M.A. (1986) (as Raju (V)) ... Bala's friend
  208. Ithramathram (1986) ... Rajeevan
  209. Nimishangal (1986) ... Johnychan
  210. Yuvajanotsavam (1986) ... Bhagaval Das
  211. Karimpin Poovinakkare (1985) (as Raju (V))
  212. Akkare Ninnoru Maran (1985) ... Achuthan
  213. Aram + Aram Kinnaram (1985)
  214. Boeing Boeing (1985) ... Kuttappan
  215. Jeevante Jeevan (1985) ... Prakash
  216. Nokketha Doorathu Kannum Nattu (1985) ...
  217. Angadikkappurathu (1985) ... Vasu
  218. Vannu Kandu Keezhadakki (1985)
  219. Akalathe Ambili (1985) ... Maniyan
  220. Adiyozhukkukal (1984) ... Jayarajan
  221. Arante Mulla Kochu Mulla (1984) ... Rajappan
  222. Ariyatha Veethikal (1984) ... Soman
  223. Athirathram (1984) ... Anthony
  224. Itha Innu Muthal (1984) ... 'Kailasam' Raju
  225. Ivide Thudangunnu (1984) ... Peter
  226. Koottinilamkili (1984) ... Gopan
  227. Theere pratheekshikathe[clarification needed] (1984) ...
  228. 18 April (1984)
  229. Thathamme Poocha Poocha (1984)
  230. Onnanu Nammal (1984) ... Hari
  231. Koodevide? (1983) ... Shankar
  232. Pinnilavu (1983) ... Sreedharan
  233. Sesham kazhchayil (1983) ...
  234. Mortuary (1983) ... Jacob
  235. Oru Madapravinte Kadha (1983)
  236. Prasnam Gurutharam (1983) ... Raju
  237. Prem Nazirine Kanmanilla (1983) ... Kidnapper (II)
  238. Chiriyo Chiri (1982) ... Santhosh
  239. Aasha(1982) ... Sunil Kumar
  240. Kattile Pattu (1982) ... Raju
  241. Bheeman (1982)
  242. Ithiri Neram Othiri Karyam (1982) ... Raghu
  243. Ithu Njangalude Katha (1982) ... Santhosh
  244. Football (1982) ... Shivankutty
  245. Tharattu (1981)
  246. Maniyanpilla Adhava Maniyanpilla (1981)... Manikanda Pilla
  247. Theekkali (1981)
  248. Chamayam (1981)
  249. Chaamaram (1980)
  250. Aaravam (1980)
  251. Theenalangal (1980) ... Appu
  252. Maalika Paniyunnavar (1979)... Ouseph
  253. Thiranottam (1978)
  254. Mattoru karnnan (1978)
  255. Kanyaka (1978)
  256. Kanalkattakal (1978)... Man at Mentalhospital
  257. Jayikkaanaay Janichavan (1978) ... Tharakan's sidekick
  258. Mudramothiram (1978) ... Kuttappan
  259. Aval Oru Devaalayam (1977)
  260. Neethipeedham (1977)
  261. Chirikudukka (1976)
  262. Mohiniyattam (1976)

As a Producer[edit]

Television[edit]

As Judge
  • Comedy Stars season 2
  • Comedy Stars
As Host
As actor
  • Ettu Sundarikalum Njanum (Surya TV)
  • Mahathma Gandhi Colony (Surya TV)
  • Sthree (Asianet)
  • Kadamattathu Kathanar (Asianet)
  • Laksharchana (Doordarshan)
  • Aarohanam(Kairali TV)
  • Akshayapatram (Asianet)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maniyanpilla Raju. cinidiary.com
  2. ^ a b "Jeevitham Ithuvare Maniyanpilla Raju episode". jaihind.tv. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  3. ^ മണിയന്‍പിള്ള എന്ന സുധീര്‍കുമാര്‍ | Webdunia Malayalam. Malayalam.webdunia.com. Retrieved on 10 December 2015.
  4. ^ a b മലയാളി ദര്‍ബാറിലെ മണിയന്‍ പിള്ള. mangalam.com. 3 June 2014
  5. ^ [1] Archived 26 February 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ maniyanpillaraju.com Archived 15 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ അച്ചന്‍കുഞ്ഞ്. Cinidiary. Retrieved on 10 December 2015.
  8. ^ "Jeevitham Ithuvare with Maniyanpilla Raju". jaihind.tv. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  9. ^ Maniyanpilla Raju's son as hero in 'Black Butterfly'. Nowrunning.com (3 October 2012). Retrieved 2015-12-10.
  10. ^ [2]

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