Salim Kumar

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Salim Kumar
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Born (1969-10-10) 10 October 1969 (age 49)
OccupationActor, director
Years active1996–present
Spouse(s)Sunitha
Children2
AwardsNational Film Awards
Kerala State Film Awards
Filmfare Awards South

Salim Kumar (born 10 October 1969) is an Indian film actor, director and writer in Malayalam cinema. He won the National Film Award for Best Actor in 2010 for his role in Adaminte Makan Abu (which also won the year's Kerala State Film Award). His directorial film Karutha Joothan won the 2017 Kerala State Film Award for Best Story. He has also won the Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actor for Achanurangatha Veedu (2005) and a Kerala State Television Award for Best Actor (2013).[1]

Early life[edit]

Salim Kumar was born on 10 October 1969 in North Paravur, as the youngest son of Gangadharan and Kausalya. He once told an interviewer that his father was an atheist and a follower of the veteran social reformer Sahodaran Ayyappan, and so named his son Salim Kumar to avoid religious associations.

Kumar attended the Govt. Lower Primary School, Chittattukara North Paravur; went to high school at the Govt. Boys High School, North Paravur; and completed his pre-degree education at Sree Narayana Mangalam College Malyankara, Moothakunnam. He wanted to become a singer at a young age but later took up mimicry. He graduated with a BA from Maharajas College, Ernakulam where he won the university's Mimicry title thrice. He started his stage career at Cochin Kalabhavan. He was also a performer in Comicola, a comedy program on Asianet. For about four years, he was associated with professional drama in Arathi Theatres, Cochin.

Career[edit]

Kumar was chosen as host for a comedy programme on a private Malayalam television channel. In 1997, his breakthrough in cinema came with Ishtamanu Nooruvattam, a family drama directed by Sidhik Shameer.[2]

He received critical acclaim for his role in the Kamal movie Perumazhakkalam (2004). Though slightly comedic, the role was realistic, allowing him to display different acting skills. His role as the father in Achanurangatha Veedu (2005), directed by Lal Jose, was a major break in his acting career, when he was able to shrug off the usual idiot-fool-illiterate comedic roles for which he seemed destined. The role won him the Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actor. He was then declared the winner of the National Award for Best Actor for his performance in Adaminte Makan Abu in 2010.[3]

Kumar appeared in a hip-hop number in the album "Coffee @ MG Road - Palavattam" (2008); it was an instant hit and developed a cult following.

Kumar later ventured into direction, directing documentaries [4] and feature-length dramas that were well received by critics.[5] His latest directorial effort is Daivame Kaithozham K. Kumarakanam (2018).[6]

Personal life[edit]

Kumar lives in North Paravur-Ernakulam District, in a house called "Laughing Villa". He and his wife Sunitha have two sons, Chandu and Aromal.[7] He is a member of Indian National Congress in Kerala. He has written a memoir called Ishwara Vazhakkillello. He conducts a mimicry troupe, Cochin Stallions, which introduced cine-serial actor Ramesh Pisharody and many other talents.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Malayalam films (partial)
  1. Oru Adaar Love (2019)
  2. Shibu Movie (2019).... Dr.Thomachan
  3. Thamara (2019)
  4. Oru Yamandan Premakadha (2019)
  5. Rangeela (2019 film)
  6. Madhura Raja (2019)...Manoharan Manyolodayam
  7. An International Local Story (2019)
  8. Mask (2019)...Jaggu Varapuzha
  9. Allu Ramendran (2019)..SI Sinto Simon
  10. Mangalyam Thanthunanena (2018)
  11. Chalakkudikkaran Changathy (2018)
  12. Mohanlal (2018).... Sathan Jose
  13. Panchavarnathatha (2018)....Adv.Jimmy
  14. Kuttanadan Marpappa (2018)..Philipose
  15. Aravindante Athidhikal (2018)
  16. Daivame Kaithozham K. Kumar Akanam (2018) .....Karimannur Gopi
  17. Shikkari Shambhu (2018)...SI Jimmy
  18. Queen (2018)...Adv.Mukundan
  19. Sakhavinte Priyasakhi (2018)
  20. Ramaleela (2017)
  21. Karutha Sooryan (2017)
  22. Hello Dubaikkaran (2017)
  23. Sherlock Toms (2017)
  24. Karutha Joothan (2017)
  25. Velipadinte Pusthakam (2017)
  26. Clint (2017)
  27. Chippy (2017)
  28. Kattappanayile Hrithik Roshan (2016)
  29. Moonam Naal Njyayarazhcha (2016)....Karumpan
  30. Thoppil Joppan (2016)....Father Koduveli
  31. Pathemari (2015)
  32. Female Unnikrishnan (2015)
  33. Elanjikkavu P.O (2015)
  34. Birds With Large Wings (2015)
  35. Fireman (2015)
  36. Compartment (2015)
  37. Seconds (2014)
  38. Bhaiya Bhaiya (2014)
  39. My dear Mummy (2014)
  40. Bicycle Theives (2013)
  41. Kq(2013)
  42. Nadodimannan (2013).... Ravi
  43. Kunjananthante Kada (2013)
  44. Moonam nal Nyararcha (2013)
  45. Nadodimannan (2013)
  46. Immanuel (2013) ... Suku
  47. Lisammayude Veedu (2013) ... Samuel
  48. Pigman (2013)
  49. Abhiyum Njanum.....Jose
  50. 101 Weddings (2012) ...Khader
  51. Ayalum Njanum Thammil (2012) ... Thomachan
  52. Mazhavillinattamvare (2012)
  53. Mr. Marumakan (2012)
  54. Ezham Suryan (2012)
  55. Vaadhyar(2012)
  56. Ordinary
  57. Cobra (2012) ... Gopalan
  58. Annum Innum Ennum (2012)
  59. Masters (2012) ... Monichan
  60. Padmasree Bharat Dr. Saroj Kumar (2012) ... Rafeek
  61. Players (2012)
  62. 916 (2012)
  63. Teja Bhai & Family (2011) ... Divakaran Nair
  64. Janapriyan (2011) ... Kannappan kannapi
  65. Manikiakkallu (2011) ... Kunjiraman 'THAMPURAN'
  66. Christian Brothers (2011) .... Purushothaman
  67. Prabhuvinte Makkal (2011)
  68. Makeup Man (2011) .... Lawrence
  69. Arjunan Saakshi (2011)...Mechanic Jackson
  70. Doubles (2011) .... Mayyazhi
  71. Ameya (2011)
  72. Adaminte Makan Abu(2011)
  73. Marykkundoru Kunjaadu (2010) .... Lonappan
  74. Aakashayathra (2010)
  75. Best Actor (2010)...Vadival Pranchi
  76. Kaaryasthan (2010) .... Kalidas
  77. Oridathoru Postman (2010)
  78. Thaskara Lahala (2010)
  79. Malarvaadi Arts Club (2010)...Kattapparam Sasi
  80. Four Friends (2010 film)...Kochouseph
  81. My Big Father (2010)...Unnikuttan
  82. Swantham Bharya Zindabad(2010).... T K Vipin kumar
  83. Anwar (2010)
  84. Adaminte Makan Abu (2010) .... Abookka
  85. 3 Char Sau Bees (2010)...Chandran Muthalali
  86. Pokkiri Raja (2010) .... Writer Manoharan
  87. Cheriya Kallanum Valiya Policum (2010).... Gopalan
  88. Nizhal (2010)
  89. Senior Mandrake (2010)
  90. Chattambinadu (2009) .... Gopalan
  91. Gulumal-The Escape (2009)
  92. Angel John(2009)... Rajan
  93. Kappal Muthalaali(2009).... Omanakuttan
  94. Swantham Lekhakan(2009)...Chandramohan
  95. Decent Parties (2009)
  96. Makante Achan (2009) .... Krishnan Kutty
  97. Ee Pattanathil Bhootham(2009) .... Sub Inspector Madhavan
  98. 2 Harihar Nagar (2009) .... Ayyappan
  99. Love In Singapore (2009).... Shukkur khan
  100. Duplicate (2009)
  101. Malayali (2009)
  102. Samayam (2009)
  103. Loudspeaker (2009)
  104. Aayirathil Oruvan (2009 film)...Usman
  105. Samastha Keralam PO(2009)...Subrahmaniam
  106. Sanmanassullavan Appukuttan (2009)
  107. Lollypop (2008) .... Priest / Advocate Kuriakose
  108. Crazy Gopalan (2008) .... Lakshmanan
  109. Sultan (2008) ..... Sundaran
  110. Mayabazar(2008)....Govindan Ashari
  111. Annan Thambi (2008) Inspector Shyamalan
  112. One Way Ticket (2008)
  113. Mulla (2008)
  114. Gopalapuranam (2008)
  115. Parthan Kanda Paralokam (2008)..Karunan
  116. Thavalam (2008)
  117. Cycle (2008 film)
  118. Shakespeare M.A. Malayalam (2008)...Sugunan Muthukunnam
  119. Jubilee (2008 film)
  120. De engotu Nokiey (2008)
  121. Twenty:20 (2008) .... Induchoodan IPS
  122. Flash (2007)
  123. Kadha Parayumbol (2007) ....Poet Das Vadakkemuri
  124. Chocolate (2007) .... Pappan
  125. Arabikatha (2007) .... Kareem
  126. Hallo (2007) .... Chidambaram
  127. July 4 .... Sakthivel
  128. Goal (2007 Malayalam film)
  129. Ekantham (2007)
  130. Nagaram (2007) .... Nanappan
  131. Abraham & Lincoln (2007)
  132. The Speed Track (2007) .... Lali
  133. Mission 90 Days (2007)
  134. Anamika (2007)
  135. Kangaroo (2007 film)..Kunjachan
  136. Aayur Rekha (2007)
  137. Romeoo (2007)..Narayanan
  138. Hareendran Oru Nishkalankan (2007)..Rajendran Vazhayila
  139. Mayavi (2007) .... Kannan Srank
  140. Inspector Garud (2007) .... Chakkachamparambil Lonappan
  141. Changathipoocha (2007) .... Rajappan
  142. Karutha Pakshikal (2006)
  143. Vaasthavam (2006) ... Thrippan Namboothiri
  144. Chess (2006) .... Unnikkannan
  145. Prajapathi (2006) .... Film Star Abhilash
  146. Pachakuthira (2006).. Chandran
  147. Achanurangatha Veedu (2006)..Samuel/Prabhakaran
  148. Pulijanmam (2006)
  149. Eakantham(2006)...Velayudhan
  150. Thuruppu Gulan (2006).... Khader
  151. Lion (2006 film) (2006)..Pottakuzhy Chellappan
  152. Vrindavanam (2006)
  153. Narakasuran (2006)
  154. Aanachandam (2006)
  155. Changathipoocha (2006)
  156. Oruvan (2006)
  157. Parayam (2006)
  158. Chanthupottu (2006)
  159. Rajamanikyam (2005) .... Dasappan
  160. Aandavan (2005)
  161. Junior Senior (2005)
  162. Naran (2005)
  163. Rappakal (2005)
  164. Kalyanakurimanam (2005)
  165. Izha (2005)
  166. Krithyam (2005)
  167. Maanikyan (2005)
  168. Sarkar Dada (2005)
  169. Thommanum Makkalum (2005)
  170. Rasikan(2004)...Paramu
  171. Youth Festival (2004) ...Veerapandi
  172. Malsaram(2003).... Vaira Muthu
  173. Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum (2003)
  174. The Fire (2003)
  175. Hariharan Pillai Happy Aanu (2003) ...Sundaran
  176. Pulival Kalyanam (2003) ...Manavalan
  177. Swantham Malavika (2003)
  178. Pattalam (2003).... S.I. Gabbar Keshavan
  179. Kilichundan Mampazham (2003) ...Uzman
  180. Thilakkam (2003) .... Omanakkuttan
  181. C.I.D. Moosa (2003) ...Mental Patient
  182. Gramophone (2003) .... 'Tabla' Bhaskaran
  183. Vellithira (2003) ...Surendran
  184. Pattanathil Sundaran (2003) ... Bhuvanachandran
  185. Savithriyude Aranjanam (2002) ...Olympian Bhootham Appachan
  186. Vasanthamalika (2002)
  187. Kalyanaraman (2002) .... Pyari
  188. Bamboo Boys (2002)... Chamba
  189. Kunjikoonan (2002) .... Chandran
  190. Kashillatheyum Jeevikkam (2002)
  191. Mazhathullikkilukkam (2002)...Maayandi
  192. Punyam (2002)
  193. Pranayamanithooval (2002) ... Sundaran
  194. Thandavam (2002) ...Basheer
  195. Meesa Madhavan (2002) .... Advocate Mukundanunni
  196. Valkannadi (2002) ...Raghavan
  197. Kakki Nakshatram (2002)
  198. Bharthavudyogam (2001)
  199. Nariman (2001) ....Kochunarayanan's manager
  200. One Man Show (2001)...Bhaskaran
  201. Sundara Purushan (2001)
  202. Soothradharan (2001) ....Leela Krishnan
  203. Ee Parakkum Thalika (2001) ...Koshy
  204. Naranathu Thampuran (2001)
  205. Ee Naadu Innale Vare (2001)
  206. Melevaryathe Malakhakkuttikal (2000) ...Bhaskaran
  207. Thenkasipattanam (2000)
  208. Unnimaya (2000)
  209. Kinnara Thumbikal (2000)
  210. Vinayapoorvam Vidhyaadharan (2000) ...Astrologer
  211. Nadanpennum Naattupramaaniyum (2000)
  212. Tokyo Nagarathile Viseshangal (1999) ....Kadappuram Paarayi
  213. Sooryavanam (1998) ....Thamarathoppu
  214. Mattupetti Machan (1998) .... Manoharan
  215. Graama Panchaayathu (1998)
  216. Manthri Kochamma (1998)
  217. Adukkala Rahasyam Angaadi Paattu (1997)
  218. Mannadiar Penninu Chenkotta Checkan (1997) ....Kizhi
  219. Ancharakalyanam (1997)
  220. Moonu Kodiyum Munnooru Pavanum (1997) .....Mattanchery Mathen
  221. Ishtamanu Nooru Vattam (1996)
Other languages
  1. Appavin Meesai (2014) -Tamil
  2. Nedunchaalai (2014) -Tamil......Maattu Sekar
  3. Maryan (2014) -Tamil ... Thomayya
  4. Unga (2013) - Oriya
  5. Mayabazaar (2011) -Bengali
As Director

As dubbing artist[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Channel Notes
2015 Cinema Chirima himself Mazhavil Manorama
2016 Comedy Circus Judge Mazhavil Manorama
2017 Comedy stars Judge Asianet
2017 Comedy Utsavam Himself Flowers TV
2018 Urvashi Theatre Mentor Asianet
2018–Present Thakarppan Comedy Mentor Mazhavil Manorama

Accolades[edit]

National Film Awards
Kerala State Film Awards
Kerala State Television Awards
Filmfare Awards South
South Indian International Movie Awards
Asianet Film Awards
Other awards

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jebaraj, Priscilla (19 May 2011). "South hogs limelight at 58th National Film Awards". The Hindu. Chennai, India.
  2. ^ From a sidekick to an award winner - Views - livemint.com
  3. ^ Salim Kumar wins Best Actor Award along with Dhanush
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ [2]
  6. ^ [3]
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 December 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2013.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ http://www.manoramaonline.com/cgi-bin/MMOnline.dll/portal/ep/malayalamContentView.do?contentId=17199655&programId=1073753134&channelId=-1073751306&BV_ID=@@@&tabId=5
  9. ^ Salim Kumar wins Best Actor National Award
  10. ^ "The 59th Idea Filmfare Awards 2011(South)". The Times Of India. Retrieved 2012-07-08.

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