S. P. Pillai

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S. P. Pillai
Born Pankajakshan Pillai
1913
Ettumanoor, Travancore, British India
Died 12 June 1985(1985-06-12)
Years active 1940–1973

S. P. Pillai (1913 – 12 June 1985) was an Indian film and stage actor, best known for his comic roles in Malayalam films.

Biography[edit]

S. P. Pillai was born in 1913 in Ettumanoor, Kottayam. His father Shankara Pillai, was a police constable. Pillai lost his parents at a young age itself. He could not get basic education but obtained training in Ottan thullal from Kalamandalam for a few years. He started his career as a supporting actor in stage plays. His first film, Appan Thamburan's Bhootharayar, did not release. His first released film was Jnanambika (1940). He was shot to fame as a comedy actor after the superhit film Nalla Thanka (1951). He did notable roles in more than 300 films, including Snehaseema, Nayaru pidichapulivalu, Chemmen, Bharya, Vidarunna and Mottukal. He played the role of Paananar in almost all the Vadakkan Pattu films of Udaya. He has even sung the song Vayaranu Nammalkku Daivam for the movie Thaskaraveeran, in 1957.[1] Sanchari (1981) was his last film. He won the Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actor for his performance in Taxi Driver.[2] He died on 12 June 1985. Actress Manju Pillai is his granddaughter.

Awards[edit]

Kerala State Film Awards:

Filmography[edit]

As an actor[edit]

  • 1985 – Madhuvidhu Theerum Munpe
  • 1984 – Sabarimala Dharshanam
  • 1983 – Kaathirunna Naal
  • 1983 – Pallankuzhi
  • 1981 – Sanchari
  • 1980 – Palattu Kunjikannan
  • 1979 – Swapnangal Swanthamalla
  • 1978 – Kadathanattu Makkam
  • 1978 – Kaithappo
  • 1977 – Achaaram Ammini Osharam Omana ... Paulose
  • 1977 – Taxi Driver
  • 1977 - Vidarunna Mottukal...Pappan Pilla
  • 1976 – Pushppasharam
  • 1975 – Abhimanam
  • 1975 – Ullasa Yathra
  • 1975 – Boy Friend
  • 1975 – Swami Ayappan
  • 1974 – Pathiravum Pakalvelichavum
  • 1974 – Vandikkari
  • 1974 – Durga
  • 1974 – Check Post
  • 1974 – Thacholi Marumakan Chanthu...Vayttil Thampan
  • 1974 – Thumbolarcha .... Panar
  • 1974 – Udayam Kizhakku Thanne
  • 1974 – Youvanam ... Kunju Nair
  • 1974 – Nellu
  • 1973 – Swarga Puthri
  • 1973 – Nirmalyam
  • 1973 – Kaliyugham
  • 1973 – Masapadi Mathupilla
  • 1973 – Enippadikal
  • 1973 – Ponnapuram Kotta
  • 1973 – Pavangal Pennugal
  • 1973 – Manushyaputhran .... Kunjandi
  • 1973 – Akasha Chakram
  • 1973 – Azhakulla Saleena .... Paappi
  • 1973 – Kaadu .... Sankar
  • 1973 – Thekkankattu .... Mathai
  • 1973 – Periyar
  • 1973 – Nakhangal
  • 1973 – Chenda
  • 1973 – Dharmayudham .... Sankaran
  • 1973 – Thenaruvi
  • 1973 – Panitheeratha Veedu .... Chacko/Jose's father
  • 1972 – Manushya Bandagal
  • 1972 – Prathikaram .... Shobha's father
  • 1972 – Sathi
  • 1972 – Preethi
  • 1972 – Gandharavakshetram ... Govindan Nair
  • 1972 – Postmane Kaanmanilla.... Nanu Nair
  • 1972 – Oru Sundariyude Katha .... Pappu Shipayi
  • 1972 – Vidyarthikale Ithile Ithile
  • 1972 – Nadan Premam
  • 1972 – Sree Guruvayoorappan
  • 1971 – Bobanum Moliyum
  • 1971 – Sarasayya .... Chackochan
  • 1971 – Puthen Veedu
  • 1971 – Kuttyedathi .... Govindan Nair
  • 1971 – Lora Nee Evide
  • 1971 – Aabhijathyam .... Pappiashan
  • 1971 – Panchavan Kadu
  • 1971 – CID in Jungle
  • 1971 – Agni Mrigam
  • 1971 – Marunattil Oru Malayali .... Vittal
  • 1971 – Kochaniyathi..... Kunju Nair
  • 1971 – Avalappam Vaikipoyi
  • 1970 – Palunkupathram
  • 1970 – Naazhikakkallu
  • 1970 – Ningalenne Communistakki...Pappu
  • 1970 – Othenante Makan ....Anakkan
  • 1970 – Pearl View....Boss
  • 1970 – Abhayam
  • 1970 – Dathuputhran ... Kunjavarachan
  • 1970 – Madhuvidhu .... Ganesh
  • 1970 – Swapnangal .... Chellappan
  • 1970 – Nilakkatha Chalanangal
  • 1970 – Thara.... Ayyappan
  • 1970 – Sabarimala Sree Dharmashastra
  • 1969 – Kumara Sambhavam .... Vikadan
  • 1969 – Nurse
  • 1969 – Balatha Pahayan .... Pillai
  • 1969 – Janmabhoomi
  • 1969 – Urangatha Sundari ... Bhrandan
  • 1969 – Chattambikkavala
  • 1969 – Susy
  • 1969 – Koottukudumbam
  • 1969 – Jwala ... Pankan
  • 1969 – Kuruthikkalam
  • 1969 – Pooja Pushppam
  • 1968 – Thirichadi
  • 1968 – Kadal .... Peter
  • 1968 – Pengal
  • 1968 – Hotel High Range .... Velu Pilla
  • 1968 – Kaliyalla Kalyanam
  • 1968 – Kodugalooramma
  • 1968 – Punnapara Vayalar....Ouseph
  • 1968 – Adhyapika
  • 1968 – Karutha Pournami
  • 1967 – Arakkillam
  • 1967 – Nadanpennu
  • 1967 – Olathu Mathi
  • 1967 – Agniputhri .... Embranthiri
  • 1967 – NGO
  • 1967 – Khadeeja
  • 1967 – Thalirukal
  • 1967 – Lady Doctor .... Thommi
  • 1967 – Karutha Rathrikal
  • 1967 – Mainatheruvi Kolacase
  • 1967 – Kavalam Chundan
  • 1967 – Mulkireedam
  • 1967 – Chitramela
  • 1967 – Chekuthante Kotta
  • 1967 – Kasavuthattam ...Paarakkoottathil Aliyaar
  • 1967 – Pavappettaval .... Pappu Ashan
  • 1966 – Kattumallika
  • 1966 – Priyathama
  • 1966 – Anarkali....Kasim
  • 1966 – Kadamattathachan
  • 1966 – Puthri .... Madhavan
  • 1965 – Kaathirunna Nikkah
  • 1965 – Jeevitha Yaathra ...Ringmaster
  • 1965 – Kattupookkal
  • 1965 – Odayil Ninnu (1965) .... Thoma
  • 1965 – Devatha
  • 1965 – Inapravukal
  • 1965 – Chemeen
  • 1965 – Muthalali
  • 1965 – Mayavi .... Kaimani
  • 1965 – Murappennu
  • 1965 – Kaliyodam
  • 1965 – Kavyamela .... Swami
  • 1965 – Pattuthuvala .... Philip
  • 1964 – Ore Bhoomi Ore Raktham
  • 1964 – Sree Guruvayoorappan .... Panamaran
  • 1964 – Devalayam
  • 1964 – Karutha Kai .... Damu
  • 1964 – Anna
  • 1964 – Atom Bomb .... Kuttan Karanavar
  • 1964 – Althara
  • 1964 – Aadhya Kiranagal.... Avaran
  • 1964 – Omanakuttan
  • 1964 – Thacholi Othenan ... Chandu
  • 1964 – Manavatti
  • 1964 – School Master .... Kuttan Pilla
  • 1964 – Oral Koodi Kallanayi..... Kammathi
  • 1963 – Chilamboli
  • 1963 – Doctor .... Keshavan
  • 1963 – Ammaye Kaanaan... Sankunni Nair
  • 1963 – Ninamaninja Kalpadukal...Bomb Kunjooju
  • 1963 – Kalayum Kaminiyum
  • 1963 – Kadalamma
  • 1963 – Snapaka Yohannan.... Samuel
  • 1962 – Bharya
  • 1962 – Kannum Karalum
  • 1962 – Sreekovil
  • 1962 – Snehadeepam ...Njaramban/Karnan
  • 1962 – Palattu Koman
  • 1962 – Puthiya Akasam Puthiya Bhoomi .... Mammutty
  • 1961 – Christmas Rathri ... Thoma
  • 1961 – Jnaanasundari ....Antony
  • 1961 – Ummini Thanka
  • 1961 – Kandam Becha Kottu .... Minnal Moideen
  • 1961 – Sabarimala Ayappan
  • 1961 – Arappavan.... Raphael Mappila
  • 1961 – Bhakta Kuchela
  • 1960 – Umma .... Vattathil Kurup
  • 1960 – Poothali
  • 1959 – Aana Valarthiya Vanambadi
  • 1958 – Lilly
  • 1958 – Nairu Pidicha Pulivaalu... Chanthukutty
  • 1958 – Mariakutty .... Naanu
  • 1957 – Padatha Painkili .... Mayilan
  • 1957 – Achanum Bakanum
  • 1957 – Thaskkara Veeran
  • 1957 – Jailppulli .... Jambulingam
  • 1957 – Deva Sundari
  • 1956 – Manthravaadi
  • 1956 – Athmarppanam
  • 1955 – Harishchandra
  • 1955 – CID
  • 1955 – Aniyathi .... S. P.
  • 1954 – Avan Varunnu
  • 1954 – Avakashi ....Marthandan
  • 1954 – Balya Sakhi .... Pankan
  • 1954 – Sneha Seema .... Paili
  • 1954 – Sandehi
  • 1953 – Ponkathir
  • 1953 – Loka Neethi
  • 1953 – Sheriyo Thetto
  • 1953 – Vellakkaran
  • 1953 – Jenova
  • 1952 – Aathma Shanti
  • 1952 – Vishppinte Vili
  • 1952 – Premlekha
  • 1952 – Achan
  • 1951 – Vanamaala
  • 1951 – Yachakan
  • 1951 – Jeevitha Nauka
  • 1950 – Chechi
  • 1950 – Sasidharan
  • 1950 – Chandrika
  • 1950 – NallaThanka

As a singer[edit]

  • Vayaranu Nammalkku Daivam ... Thaskaraveeran 1957

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.malayalachalachithram.com/profiles.php?i=6686
  2. ^ http://www.manoramaonline.com/cgi-bin/MMOnline.dll/portal/ep/malayalamContentView.do?contentId=5660969&programId=7940855&channelId=-1073750705&BV_ID=@@@&tabId=3

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