Ratheesh

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Ratheesh
Ratheesh portrait.jpg
Born (1954-09-11)11 September 1954
Kalavoor, Thiru-Kochi, India
Died 23 December 2002(2002-12-23) (aged 48)
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Years active 1977–1990
1994–2002
Spouse(s) Diana(1983-2002)
Children Parvathy Ratheesh (daughter)
Padmaraj Ratheesh (son)
Padma Ratheesh (daughter)
Pranav Ratheesh (son)
Parent(s) Puthenpurayil A. V. Rajagopal, Padmavathiyamma

Ratheesh (1954–2002) was an Indian film actor best known for his work in Malayalam cinema. He was a native of Kalavoor in the Alappuzha district of Kerala, India. He was a popular movie star during the late-1970s and 1980s.[1] He was popular for his villainous roles during the 1990s. He had acted in 158 films with directors such as K. G. George, I. V. Sasi, Joshiy, P. G. Vishwambharan, Thampy Kannamthanam, and Shaji Kailas.[2]

Career[edit]

Ratheesh started his career in the Malayalam film Vezhambal in 1977. But it was K. G. George who provided his big break through Ullkadal in 1979. He became a bankable star through I. V. Sasi's Thusharam in 1981. From 1981 to 1988 he was at the peak of his career, performing in films like Oru Mukham Pala Mukham, Ee Nadu, Rajavinte Makan, Muhoortham 11.30,Sankharsham, Vazhiyorakazhchakal, Aayiram Kannukal, Abkari, Unaru, Ithraym Kaalam,Uyarangalil, Thandram, Akkachiyude Kunjuvava, John Jaffer Janardhanan, Innalenkil Nale and Ponthooval. After 1988 he reduced the number of films in which he acted, he quit altogether after 1990. After a period of four years he made a comeback as the antagonist through Shaji Kailas's Commissioner. Throughout the 1990s, he did various villainous and character roles in films such as Kashmeeram, Nirnayam, Yuvathurki, 19 April, and Gangothri. In the 2000s, he was notable for his roles in Ravanaprabhu and Danny.

Family[edit]

He was born to Puthenpurayil V. Rajagopalan and Parvathiyamma at Kalavoor, Alappuzha. He had two sisters, Sherly and Laila. He had his education from Sree Narayana College, Kollam and S.N. College, Cherthala.[3] He was married to Diana, who is the daughter of· Ex minister M.K. Hemachandran, on 11 September 1983.[4] The couple have four children Parvathy, Padmaraj, Padma and Pranav.[5] He died due to a heart attack in 2002.[6] His wife also died in 2014; she was under treatment for a brain tumor.

Filmography[edit]

As an actor[edit]

Malayalam[edit]

Year Film Character Notes
1977 Vezhambal
1979 Ullkadal Davis
1980 Idimuzhakkam Jose
1980 Theekadal Kanakan
1980 Palattu Kunjikannan Kunjikannan's father
1980 Chamaram Balan
1980 Ishtamanu Pakshe
1981 Thushaaram Ravi
1981 Pinneyum Pookunnnna Kadu
1981 Greeshma Jwala Karuthan
1981 Valarthumrigal Chandran
1981 Thrishna Vijaya Shankar
1981 Enne Snehikku Enne Mathram
1981 Sangharasham Mohan
1981 Munnettam Chandran
1981 Visham
1981 Hamshageetam
1981 Karimboocha
1981 Ammakkorumma Vijayan
1981 Ahimsa Bharathan
1982 Idiyum Minnalum
1982 Odukkam Thudakkam
1982 Ee Nadu MLA Venu
1982 Chambal Kadu Rahim
1982 Oru Thira Pinneyum Thira
1982 Enthino Pookunna Pookal Vishwanathan
1982 Thadakam
1982 John Jaffer Janardhanan John Vincent
1982 Vidhichathum Kothichathum Vinod
1982 Amritha Geetam Renjith
1982 Sindoora Sandhyakku Mounam Vinod
1982 Innallenkil Nale
1983 Theeram Thedunna Thira
1983 Himavahini Sekharan
1983 Gurudhakshina Inspector Majeet
1983 Aa Rathiri Venu
1983 Manasoru Maha Samudhram Sanjayan
1983 Coolie Madhu
1983 Belt Mathai Rajashekharan
1983 Ente Katha Rajesh
1983 America America Vijay
1983 Oru Mukham Pala Mukham Raveendran Thampi
1983 Nadhi Muthal Nadhi Vare
1983 Asuran
1983 Iniyenkilum Ashokan
1983 Paalam
1983 Arabikadal
1983 Yudham
1983 Nizhal Moodiya Nirangal Baby
1983 Lekhayude Maranam Oru Flashback Guest Appearance
1983 Ponnethooval
1984 Oru Sumagaliyude Katha Johny
1984 Kodathi Salim
1984 Nethavau
1984 Swarnna Gopuram Dr Johny
1984 Ethirppukal Raghu
1984 Raajavembaala
1984 Theera Prathishikathe Vijayan
1984 Makale Mappu Tharoo
1984 Ningalil Oru Stree Venu
1984 Koodu Thedunna Parava
1984 Ivide Ingane Jayan
1984 Unaru Peter
1984 Karimbu
1984 Minimol Vathicanil Mohan
1984 Bullet
1984 Uyarangalil Inspector Ravi
1984 Rakshassu Ratheesh
1984 Radhayude Kamukan
1984 Aattuvanchi Ulanjappol Murali
1984 Mainakam
1984 Shapadam Pradeep Kumar
1984 Oru Thettinte Katha
1985 Muhoortham 11.30 Jayan
1985 Choodatha Pookal Prem
1985 Maunanombaram
1985 Ottayan Ramesh
1985 Shathru Sudhindran
1985 Nerariyum Nerathu SI Mohan
1985 Vellarikka Pattanam
1985 Guruji Oru Vakku
1985 Vasantha Sena Kishore
1985 Orunal Innoru Nal Gopi
1985 Snehicha Kuttathinnu
1985 7-9 Vare
1985 Revenge Johny
1985 Akkachiyude Kunjuvava
1985 Anakkoru Umma Devan
1985 Shantham Bhekaram
1985 Chorakku Chora Khader
1985 Black Mail SI Vijayan
1985 Janakeeya Kodathi
1985 Kiratham C. I. Hassan
1985 Sannaham
1986 Ayiram Kannukal
1986 Rajavinte Makan CM Krishnadas
1986 Ilanjipookal Balachandran
1986 Viswasichalum Illenkilum
1986 Ee Kaikalil Jayadevan
1986 Veendum
1986 Udayam Padinjaru Balakrishnan
1986 Kulambadikal
1986 Annoru Ravil Venu
1986 Ente Shabdam Rajan
1986 Ithu Oru Thudakkam Matram
1986 Karinagam
1986 Ente Sonia Jagan
1986 Ithramathram Rameshan
1986 1-2-3
1986 Surabhi Yamangal Murali
1987 Kanikanum Neram Raghu
1987 Aattakatha
1987 Itrayum Kalam Mathukutty
1987 Adimakal Udamakal Sukumaran
1987 Vazhiyora Kazhchakal Babu
1987 Kottum Kuravayum
1987 Agnimuhoortam
1987 Itha Samayamayi
1987 Narathan Keralathil
1987 Kalathinte Sabdham Viajayan
1987 Theekattu Jayadevan
1988 Abkari Chacko
1988 1921
1988 Ormayilennum Mammukoya
1988 Shankunadham
1988 Thanthram James
1988 Onninu Purake Mattonnu
1988 Onnum Onnum Pathinonnu Vinod
1988 Rahasyam Paramarahasyam Rajan
1989 Prabhatham Chuvanna Theruvil
1989 Niyamam Entu Cheyum
1989 Kalalpada Scaria Punnakkadan
1989 Azhikkoru Muthu Raveendran
1990 Ayyar The Great Police Officer
1991 Karppooradeepam
1994 Commissioner Mohan Thomas
1994 Kashmeeram Balram
1994 The City Jayadevan
1994 Pidakkozhi Koovunna Noottandu Tony Varghese
1994 Paalayam Shivankutty
1994 Cabinet KRS/Sreedharan
1994 Kambolam Kariya
1994 Puthran Angelose
1995 Nirnayam Dr. Marcos
1995 Agnidevan Anantharaman
1995 Thakshashila
1995 Indian Military Intelligence
1996 Yuvathurki Dharman
1996 Man of the Match N. R. Bhaskaran
1996 April 19
1996 Hitlist Thomaskutty
1997 Gangothri
1997 Vamsham
1998 James Bond Baby's Father
1999 The Godman Commissioner
2001 Ravanaprabhu Maniyampra Purushothaman
2002 Dany Dr. Renji Thomas
2002 Shivam Umman Koshi

Tamil films[edit]

Year Film Character Notes
1981 Madumalar
1990 Salem Vishnu Ashokan
1991 Gnana Paarvai

Produced films[edit]

Television[edit]

  • Venalmazha (Asianet)

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