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

As a Producer[edit]

Television[edit]

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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