Maniyanpilla Raju

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Maniyanpilla Raju
Born Sudheer Kumar
(1955-04-20) 20 April 1955 (age 63)[1][2]
Thycaud, Trivandrum, India
Occupation Film actor, producer
Years active 1976–present
Spouse(s) Indira
Children 2
Parent(s) Shekharan Nair (Father)
Saraswati Amma (Mother)

Sudheer Kumar (born 20 April 1955), better known by his stage name Maniyanpilla Raju, is an Indian film actor and producer who works in Malayalam film industry.[3][4] His debut film was Mohiniyaattam in 1976. He has played a variety of roles as a character actor, appearing in over 400 films.[5] His stage name was derived from the character he played in the film Maniyanpilla Adhava Maniyanpilla (1981), his break-through role.[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 Niranjan made his debut in Renjith's Black Butterfly.[9]

Filmography[edit]

As an Actor[edit]

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

As a Producer[edit]

Television[edit]

As Judge
  • Comedy Stas plus (Asianet Plus)
  • Comedy Stars season 2 (Asianet)
  • Comedy Stars (Asianet)
As Host
  • Laughing Villa (Surya TV)
  • Malayali Durbar[4] (Amrita TV)
  • Jambanum Thumbanum (Asianet Plus)
As actor
  • Ettu Sundarikalum Njanum (Surya TV)
  • Mahathma Gandhi Colony (Surya TV)
  • Kadamattathu Kathanar (Asianet)
  • Sthree (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. ^ maniyanpillaraju.com Archived 15 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ [1] Archived 26 February 2010 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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