Rajan P. Dev

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Rajan P. Dev
Rajan P. Dev 2008.jpg
Rajan P. Dev at the 2008 Association of Malayalam Movie Artists meeting in Kochi
Born (1954-05-20)20 May 1954
Cherthala, Travancore Cochin, India
Died 29 July 2009(2009-07-29) (aged 55)
Kochi, Kerala, India
Occupation Stage and film actor, film director
Years active 1980–2009
Spouse(s) Santhamma
Children Asha, Jubil, Unni
Parents
  • S. J. Dev (father)
  • Kuttiyamma (mother)

Rajan P Dev (29 May 1951[citation needed] – 29 July 2009) was an Indian film and stage actor. He was born in Cherthala in the Alappuzha district of the former state Thiru-Kochi (present day Kerala). He had acted in over 200 films in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada language films. He was noted for his villain roles laced with a touch of humour. He came into limelight for his characterisation of Kochuvava in the play Kattukuthira.[1] Rajan P. Dev died in Kochi Wednesday 29 July 2009 due to a liver disease.

Family[edit]

He is born to S.J Dev and Kuttyamma on 1954 at Thiruvalla. He has a sister, Raniyamma. He had his primary education from Govt. Boys Higher Secondary School, Cherthala, St. Michael's College, Cherthala and S.N. College, Cherthala.[2]

Rajan P Dev is married to Shanthamma. The couple have three children Asha, Jubilraj and Unni. Asha is married to Binoy a hotel businessman. Jubil Raj is an actor present from 2009. Unni is a Sound Engineering student in Chennai. He tried his luck in movies like Sakkariyayude Garbhinikal and Aadu Oru Bheegarajeeviyanu.[3]

Stage career[edit]

Rajan P. Dev, born to noted stage actor S. J. Dev and Kuttyamma, started his acting career with various professional play troupes in Kerala. His father remained one of his major influences.[4] He was noted for his performances in various plays in the troupe of senior stage actor N. N. Pillai. He was cast by S. L. Puram Sadanandan to do the pratagonist role of Kochuvava in his play Kattukuthira. The play, which was staged in over 100 venues and Dev became immensely popular all over Kerala. He received Kerala State Theater Best actor in 1984, 1986.[5] Along with his successful stage career, Dev launched his film career. Despite his success in films, he maintained a steady relationship with stage plays. He founded the play troupe Jubilee Theatres; and for its plays he did creative contributions in various departments. The last play by Jubilee Theatres, a satire titled Amminipuram Gramapanchayat had its lyrics and music by Dev.[4]

Film career[edit]

Dev launched his film career with Ente Mamattikkuttiyammakku (1983), directed by Fazil. When his superhit play Kattukuthira was made into a film, the role went to Thilakan. Dev expressed his disappointment on this in a magazine interview, which caught the attention of director Thampy Kannanthanam. He invited Dev to play the villain role of Carlos in his film Indrajalam (1990), starring Mohanlal. Just like his character Kochuvava, Carlos also became immensely popular so much so that for some years since then Dev was often referred to as Carlos, much like Keerikkadan Jose another popular villain character of that time.[6] The role of Carlos proved to be career defining for Dev, as he was showered with villain roles in a number of films.

Several of Dev's villain roles had a touch of comedy, but could not get out of the typical villain character mould. He got a break from this with Aniyan Bava Chetan Bava (1995) directed by Rajasenan, in which he played Aniyan Bava, the younger brother to Chettan Bava, played by Narendra Prasad. The film established his versatility. He went on to act in full-fledged comedy roles after it, most notably in films Sphadikam (1995), Thommanum Makkalum (2005) and Chota Mumbai (2007). He still continued to act his signature villain roles. He expanded his career to Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films starting with Gentleman (1993), directed by S. Shankar. He acted in over 50 films in those languages, most of which were villain roles. Out of about 150 films he acted in, about 35 of the roles he played were of corrupt police officers, another testimonial to the several typecasted roles he had to act in.[7] Dev has directed three films: Achammakuttiyude Achayan (1998), Maniyarakkallan and Achante Kochumolku (2003). He was planned to direct two more films titled Kayal Rajavu and Simham, starring Mammootty and Prithviraj, respectively.[8]

Death[edit]

Rajan P. Dev died in Kochi Wednesday, 29 July 2009 at 6.30 in the morning. Funeral ceremony was held on Thursday, 30 July 2009 at 11 am at St. Xavier's church, Angamaly.[7][9] The last film that he had acted was Ringtone (film), directed by Ajmal.[10] He is survived by his wife, children and grandchildren.

Filmography[edit]

As an actor[edit]

Malayalam[edit]

  1. Ringtone (2010)
  2. Brahmasthram(2010).... Ramachandran
  3. Black Stallion (2010).... Sebastain
  4. Sambhu (2009)
  5. Daddy Cool (2009)
  6. Ee Pattanathil Bhootham(2009)
  7. I.G. (2009)
  8. Hailesa (2009)
  9. Love In Singapore (2009) .... Irumbu Mani
  10. Bullet (2008)
  11. Aayudham (2008) .... Plavinchottil Chacko
  12. Shakespeare M.A. Malayalam (2008)
  13. Dae! Ingottu nokkiye... (2008)
  14. Gopalapuranam(2008)...... Gopalan Nair
  15. Sound of Boot (2008)
  16. Lollipop (2008)
  17. Kanichukulangarayil CBI (2008) ..... Krishna Gopan
  18. Annan Thambi(2008)
  19. Mayabazar (2008)....Akri Damodharan
  20. Roudram (2008)
  21. Chocolate (2007)
  22. Indrajith (2007).... 'Chemparunthu' Bhaskaran
  23. Kichamani M.B.A. (2007)
  24. Black Cat (2007)... Tharakan
  25. Alibhai (2007).... Karunakaran Thampi
  26. Nadiya Kollappetta Rathri (2007)
  27. Athisayan (2007)
  28. Abraham & Lincoln(2007)... Rahim Ravuthar
  29. Chotta Mumbai (2007)
  30. Sketch (2007) .... Chandrasekhara Shetty
  31. Nagaram (2007) .... Lonappan
  32. Panthaya Kozhi (2007) ... Jyotsar
  33. Raavanan (2007)...... Raman Menon
  34. Oruvan (2006)
  35. Highway Police (2006) .... David D'Souza
  36. Pothan Vava (2006)
  37. Vargam (2006)
  38. The Tiger (2005)
  39. Chanthupottu (2005)
  40. Bharatchandran IPS (2005)
  41. Pandippada (2005)
  42. Thaskara Veeran (2005)
  43. Kalyana Kurimanam(2005).... Aravindaksha Kuruppu
  44. Udayon (2005) .... Chetti
  45. Thommanum Makkalum (2005)
  46. Isra(2005)
  47. Natturajavu (2004)
  48. Aparichithan (2004)
  49. Shambu (2004).... Puthukodi Balan
  50. Thekkekkara Superfast (2004).... Philippose
  51. Vajram (2004)..... Varghese
  52. Vellinakshatram (film)(2004)
  53. C. I. Mahadevan 5 Adi 4 Inchu (2004).... Nambiar
  54. Sethurama Iyer CBI (2004))
  55. Vamanapuram Bus Route (2004)
  56. Kusruthi (2004)
  57. Relax
  58. Achante Kochumolku(2003)....Gabriel Panachikkadan
  59. Swantham Malavika (2003)
  60. The King Maker Leader (2003)...Kaimal
  61. Jagathi Jagathish in Town (2002).... Minister Vishwanadan
  62. Kai Ethum Doorathu (2002)
  63. Oomappenninu Uriyadappayyan (2002)
  64. Sivam(2002)
  65. Njan Rajavu (2002)
  66. Akhila (2002) .... Sekharan Nair
  67. Swarna Medal (2002).... Balakrishanan
  68. Videsi Nair Swadesi Nair (2002)
  69. Nariman (2001)
  70. Sharjah To Sharjah (2001)
  71. Karumadikkuttan (2001)
  72. Ee Nadu Innalevare (2001).... C.M
  73. Nagaravadhu (2001)
  74. Kakkinakshathram (2001) .... Anamuttathu Hajiyar
  75. Nakshathragal Parayathirunnathu (2001)
  76. Rakshasa Rajav (2001)
  77. Vakkalathu Narayanankutty (2001)
  78. Cover Story (2000)
  79. Rapid Action Force (2000)...Koshi Naina
  80. Mera Naam Joker (2000) .... Ittoop
  81. The Warrant (2000).....Navajeevan Madhavji
  82. Dada Sahib (2000)..... Skaraia Zachariah
  83. Satyameva Jayate (2000)
  84. Kallukondoru Pennu (2000) .... Sreekandan
  85. Aakasha Ganga (1999)
  86. Aayiram Meni (1999)
  87. Parasala Pachan Payyannoor Paramu (1999)
  88. Crime File (1999) ..... Mammala Mammachen
  89. Deepasthambham Mahascharam (1999)
  90. Ezhupunna Tharakan (1999) ..... Kumbanadan Lazar
  91. Independence (1999)
  92. Jananayakan(1999)....Doraiswami
  93. Panchapandavar (1999)
  94. Swastham Grihabaranam (1999)
  95. Alibabayum Arara Kallanmarum (1998)
  96. Achammakuttiyude Achayan (1998), also director (debut)
  97. Dravidan (1998)
  98. Grama Panchayath (1998)
  99. Kallu Kondoru Pennu (1998)
  100. Vismayam (1998)
  101. Kalaapam(1998)....Vaniyamkulam Vishwam
  102. Kottaram Veettile Apputtan (1998)
  103. Varnapakittu (1997)) ..... Pappan
  104. Aattuvela (1997)
  105. Bhoopathi (1997)
  106. Masmaram (1997)
  107. Asuravamsam (1997) .... Moosa Settu
  108. Ekkareyanente Manasam (1997)....Sumathi's Uncle
  109. Janathipathyam (1997)
  110. Junior Mandrake (1997)
  111. Kalyana Unnikal (1997)
  112. Kottapurathe Koottukudumbam (1997)
  113. Manthramothiram (1997)
  114. Newspaper Boy (1997)
  115. Azhakiya Ravanan (1997)
  116. Kinnam Katta Kallan (1996) ..... Doctor Raghav
  117. Malayala Masom Chingam Onnu (1996)
  118. Mookkilla Rajyathu Murimookkan Rajavu (1996)
  119. Sathyabhaamaykkoru Pranayalekhanam (1996)
  120. Mr. Clean (1996)
  121. Dominic Presentation (1996) .... Marthandan Pilla
  122. Yuvathurki (1996)
  123. Patanayakan (1996)
  124. Saamoohyapadom (1995)
  125. Alanchery Thambrakal (1995)
  126. The King (1995)
  127. Special Squad (1995) .... Fernandez
  128. Peterscott (1995).... Doctor
  129. Thirumanassu (1995).... Divan Thampi
  130. Oru Abhibhashakante Case Diary (1995)
  131. Agrajan (1995)
  132. Aniyan Bava Chetan Bava (1995)
  133. Kalamasseriyil Kalyanayogam (1995)
  134. Karma (1995)
  135. Kidilol Kidilam (1995)
  136. Mimics Action 500(1995)..Manimala Mamachan
  137. Kokkarakko (1995)
  138. Maanthrikam (1995)
  139. Mazhavilkoodaram (1995)
  140. Puthukottyile Puthu Manavalan (1995)
  141. Commissioner (1995)
  142. Sphadikam (1995).... Manimala Vakkachan
  143. Ezharakkoottam (1995)
  144. Three Men Army (1995)
  145. Tom & Jerry (1995)
  146. Cabinet (1994)....Varghesekutty
  147. Kudumba Visesham (1994)
  148. Manathe Kottaram (1994)
  149. Njan Kodiswaran (1994)
  150. Kambolam(1994)..... Thommichan
  151. Rudraksham (1994)
  152. Kadal(1994)..... Musthafa Haji
  153. Gandeevam (1994).....Karunakaran Nair
  154. Puthran (1994) .... Easho
  155. Chukkan (1994) .... Anandakrishna Iyyer
  156. Commissioner (1994) ..... Rajan Philip
  157. Palayam (1993)
  158. Gentleman (1993)
  159. Aayirappara (1993)
  160. Ekalavyan (1993)
  161. Injakkadan Mathai & Sons (1993)
  162. Janam (1993) .... Dasappan
  163. Mafia (1993) .... Moosakutty
  164. Pravachakan (1993)
  165. Sthalathe Pradhana Payyans (1993)
  166. Ente Ponnu Thampuran (1992)
  167. First Bell (1992)
  168. Kizhakkan Pathrose (1992) ... Chandi Muthalaali
  169. Ardram (1992) .... Mathai
  170. Kaazhchakkppuram (1992)
  171. Maanyanmaar (1992)
  172. Aparatha (1992) .... Madhavan
  173. Kuttapathram (1991).... Augustine Fernandez
  174. Mookkilyarajyathu (1991)
  175. Amina Tailors (1991) ..... Hydrose Moori
  176. Thudarkadha (1991) ..... Receiver Shivasankaran
  177. Chakravarthy (1991) .... Patrick Perreira
  178. Kadinjool Kalyanam (1991) ..... Thalaivar Vellai Chami
  179. Oliyampukal (1990) .... Nanu
  180. Appu (1990)
  181. Ee Kannilkoodi (1990)
  182. Indrajaalam (1990) ..... Carlos
  183. Vyooham (1990)
  184. Ezhunnellath
  185. Swantham Ennu Karuthi (1989)
  186. Samvalsarangal (1988)
  187. Pappan Priyappetta Pappan (1986)
  188. Shyama (1986)
  189. Makan Ente Makan (1985)
  190. Akalathe Ambili (1985)
  191. Ente Mamattikkuttiyammakku (1983)
  192. Sphodanam (1981)

Tamil[edit]

  1. Malayan (2009)
  2. Thenavattu (2008)
  3. Aathi (2006)
  4. Kalinga (2006)
  5. Sukran (2005)
  6. Jai (2004)
  7. Nadhi Karaiyinile (2003)
  8. Sri Bannari Amman (2002)
  9. Bala (2002)
  10. Red (2002)
  11. Kushi (2000)
  12. Poomagal Oorvalam (1999)
  13. Aasaiyil Oru Kaditham (1999)
  14. Vaimaye Vellum (1997)
  15. Love Today (1997)
  16. Periya Idathu Mappillai (1996)
  17. Sengottai (1996)
  18. Gentleman (1993)
  19. Suriyan (1992)
  20. Naangal (1992)

Telugu[edit]

  1. Krishna (2008)
  2. Kalidasu (2008)
  3. Yogi (2007)
  4. Veerabhadra (2005)
  5. Bunny (2005)
  6. Balu ABCDEFG (2005)
  7. Gudumba Shankar (2004)
  8. Arya (2004)
  9. Okkadu (2003)
  10. Dil (2003)
  11. Naaga (2003)
  12. Aadi (2002)
  13. Khushi (2001)

As Director[edit]

  1. Achamakuttiyude Achayan(1998)
  2. Achante Kochumolkku(2003)
  3. Maniyarakallan (2005)

Serials[edit]

References[edit]

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