Salim Kumar

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Salim Kumar
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Born (1969-10-10) 10 October 1969 (age 50)
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, who was also from North Paravur, 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)
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  1. Driving License (2019)...Agasthi
  2. Varky (2019)
  3. Ulta (2019)
  4. Munthiri Monchan: Oru Thavala Paranja Kadha (2019)
  5. Edakkad Battalion 06 (2019)
  6. Ganagandharvan (2019)
  7. Ittymaani: Made in China (2019)
  8. A For Apple (2019)....
  9. Shibu movie (2019).... Dr.Thomachan
  10. Rangeela (2019 film)
  11. Mask (2019)...Jaggu Varapuzha
  12. Thamara (2019)
  13. Oru Yamandan Premakadha (2019)...Paanchi
  14. Madhura Raja (2019)...Manoharan Manyolodayam
  15. An International Local Story (2019)
  16. Oru Adaar Love (2019)
  17. Allu Ramendran (2019)..SI Sinto Simon
  18. Mangalyam Thanthunanena (2018)
  19. Chalakkudikkaran Changathy (2018)
  20. Mohanlal (2018).... Sathan Jose
  21. Panchavarnathatha (2018)....Adv.Jimmy
  22. Kuttanadan Marpappa (2018)..Philipose
  23. Daivame Kaithozham K. Kumar Akanam (2018) .....Karimannur Gopi
  24. Shikkari Shambhu (2018)...SI Jimmy
  25. Queen (2018)...Adv.Mukundan
  26. Sakhavinte Priyasakhi (2018)
  27. Ramaleela (2017)...Sumesh Venjara
  28. Karutha Sooryan (2017)
  29. Hello Dubaikkaran (2017)
  30. Sherlock Toms (2017)
  31. Karutha Joothan (2017)
  32. Velipadinte Pusthakam (2017)... Prof. Premraj Idikkattutharayi
  33. Clint (2017)
  34. Chippy (2017)
  35. Kattappanayile Hrithik Roshan (2016)...Naxalite Chandran
  36. Moonam Naal Njyayarazhcha (2016)....Karumpan
  37. Thoppil Joppan (2016)....Father Koduveli
  38. Pathemari (2015)
  39. Female Unnikrishnan (2015)
  40. Elanjikkavu P.O (2015)
  41. Birds With Large Wings (2015)
  42. Fireman (2015)...Narendan Achari
  43. Compartment (2015)
  44. Seconds (2014)
  45. Bhaiyya Bhaiyya (2014)
  46. My dear Mummy (2014)
  47. Bicycle Theives (2013)
  48. Kq(2013)
  49. Nadodimannan (2013).... Ravi
  50. Kunjananthante Kada (2013)
  51. Moonam nal Nyararcha (2013)
  52. Nadodimannan (2013)
  53. Immanuel (2013) ... Suku
  54. Lisammayude Veedu (2013) ... Samuel
  55. Pigman (2013)
  56. Abhiyum Njanum.....Jose
  57. 101 Weddings (2012) ...Khader
  58. Ayalum Njanum Thammil (2012) ... Thomachan
  59. Mazhavillinattamvare (2012)
  60. Mr. Marumakan (2012)
  61. Ezham Suryan (2012)
  62. Vaadhyar(2012)
  63. Ordinary
  64. Cobra (2012) ... Gopalan
  65. Annum Innum Ennum (2012)
  66. Masters (2012) ... Monichan
  67. Padmasree Bharat Dr. Saroj Kumar (2012) ... Rafeek
  68. Players (2012)
  69. 916 (2012)
  70. Teja Bhai & Family (2011) ... Divakaran Nair
  71. Janapriyan (2011) ... Kannappan kannapi
  72. Manikiakkallu (2011) ... Kunjiraman 'THAMPURAN'
  73. Christian Brothers (2011) .... Purushothaman
  74. Prabhuvinte Makkal (2011)
  75. Makeup Man (2011) .... Lawrence
  76. Arjunan Saakshi (2011)...Mechanic Jackson
  77. Doubles (2011) .... Mayyazhi
  78. Ameya (2011)
  79. Adaminte Makan Abu(2011)...Abu
  80. Marykkundoru Kunjaadu (2010) .... Lonappan
  81. Aakashayathra (2010)
  82. Best Actor (2010)...Vadival Pranchi
  83. Kaaryasthan (2010) .... Kalidas
  84. Oridathoru Postman (2010)
  85. Thaskara Lahala (2010)
  86. Malarvaadi Arts Club (2010)...Kattapparam Sasi
  87. Four Friends (2010 film)...Kochouseph
  88. My Big Father (2010)...Unnikuttan
  89. Swantham Bharya Zindabad(2010).... T K Vipin kumar
  90. Anwar (2010)...Ashraf
  91. Adaminte Makan Abu (2010) .... Abookka
  92. 3 Char Sau Bees (2010)...Chandran Muthalali
  93. Pokkiri Raja (2010) .... Writer Manoharan
  94. Cheriya Kallanum Valiya Policum (2010).... Gopalan
  95. Nizhal (2010)
  96. Senior Mandrake (2010)
  97. Chattambinadu (2009) .... Gopalan
  98. Gulumal-The Escape (2009)
  99. Angel John(2009)... Rajan
  100. Kappal Muthalaali(2009).... Omanakuttan
  101. Swantham Lekhakan(2009)...Chandramohan
  102. Decent Parties (2009)
  103. Makante Achan (2009) .... Krishnan Kutty
  104. Ee Pattanathil Bhootham(2009) .... Sub Inspector Madhavan
  105. 2 Harihar Nagar (2009) .... Ayyappan
  106. Love In Singapore (2009).... Shukkur khan
  107. Duplicate (2009)
  108. Malayali (2009)
  109. Samayam (2009)
  110. Loudspeaker (2009)
  111. Aayirathil Oruvan (2009 film)...Usman
  112. Samastha Keralam PO(2009)...Subrahmaniam
  113. Sanmanassullavan Appukuttan (2009)
  114. Lollypop (2008) .... Priest / Advocate Kuriakose
  115. Crazy Gopalan (2008) .... Lakshmanan
  116. Sultan (2008) ..... Sundaran
  117. Mayabazar(2008)....Govindan Ashari
  118. Annan Thambi (2008) Inspector Shyamalan
  119. One Way Ticket (2008)
  120. Mulla (2008)... 'Thotti' Sasi
  121. Gopalapuranam (2008)
  122. Parthan Kanda Paralokam (2008)..Karunan
  123. Thavalam (2008)
  124. Cycle (2008 film)
  125. Shakespeare M.A. Malayalam (2008)...Sugunan Muthukunnam
  126. Jubilee (2008 film)
  127. De engotu Nokiey (2008)
  128. Twenty:20 (2008) .... Induchoodan IPS
  129. Flash (2007)
  130. Kadha Parayumbol (2007) ....Poet Das Vadakkemuri
  131. Chocolate (2007) .... Pappan
  132. Arabikatha (2007) .... Kareem
  133. Hallo (2007) .... Chidambaram
  134. July 4 .... Sakthivel
  135. Goal (2007 Malayalam film)
  136. Ekantham (2007)
  137. Nagaram (2007) .... Nanappan
  138. Abraham & Lincoln (2007)
  139. The Speed Track (2007) .... Lali
  140. Mission 90 Days (2007)
  141. Anamika (2007)
  142. Kangaroo (2007 film)..Kunjachan
  143. Aayur Rekha (2007)
  144. Romeoo (2007)..Narayanan
  145. Hareendran Oru Nishkalankan (2007)..Rajendran Vazhayila
  146. Mayavi (2007) .... Kannan Srank
  147. Inspector Garud (2007) .... Chakkachamparambil Lonappan
  148. Changathipoocha (2007) .... Rajappan
  149. Karutha Pakshikal (2006)
  150. Vaasthavam (2006) ... Thrippan Namboothiri
  151. Chess (2006) .... Unnikkannan
  152. Prajapathi (2006) .... Film Star Abhilash
  153. Pachakuthira (2006).. Chandran
  154. Achanurangatha Veedu (2006)..Samuel/Prabhakaran
  155. Pulijanmam (2006)
  156. Eakantham(2006)...Velayudhan
  157. Thuruppu Gulan (2006).... Khader
  158. Lion (2006 film) (2006)..Pottakuzhy Chellappan
  159. Vrindavanam (2006)
  160. Narakasuran (2006)
  161. Aanachandam (2006)...pappan
  162. Changathipoocha (2006)
  163. Oruvan (2006)
  164. Parayam (2006)
  165. Chanthupottu (2006)...Vareed
  166. Rajamanikyam (2005) ... Dasappan
  167. Aandavan (2005)
  168. Junior Senior (2005)
  169. Naran (2005)...Idimutt Rajappan
  170. Rappakal (2005)...Govindan
  171. Kalyanakurimanam (2005)
  172. Izha (2005)
  173. Krithyam (2005)
  174. Maanikyan (2005)
  175. Sarkar Dada (2005)
  176. Thommanum Makkalum (2005)... Raajakkannu
  177. Chathikkatha Chandu (2004)... Dance Master Vikram
  178. Rasikan(2004)...Paramu
  179. Youth Festival (2004) ...Veerapandi
  180. Malsaram(2003).... Vaira Muthu
  181. Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum (2003)
  182. The Fire (2003)
  183. Hariharan Pillai Happy Aanu (2003) ...Sundaran
  184. Pulival Kalyanam (2003) ...Manavalan
  185. Swantham Malavika (2003)
  186. Pattalam (2003).... S.I. Gabbar Keshavan
  187. Kilichundan Mampazham (2003) ...Uzman
  188. Thilakkam (2003) .... Omanakkuttan
  189. C.I.D. Moosa (2003) ...Mental Patient
  190. Gramophone (2003) .... 'Tabla' Bhaskaran
  191. Vellithira (2003) ...Surendran
  192. Pattanathil Sundaran (2003) ... Bhuvanachandran
  193. Savithriyude Aranjanam (2002) ...Olympian Bhootham Appachan
  194. Vasanthamalika (2002)
  195. Kalyanaraman (2002) .... Pyari
  196. Bamboo Boys (2002)... Chamba
  197. Kunjikoonan (2002) .... Chandran
  198. Kashillatheyum Jeevikkam (2002)
  199. Mazhathullikkilukkam (2002)...Maayandi
  200. Punyam (2002)
  201. Pranayamanithooval (2002) ... Sundaran
  202. Thandavam (2002) ...Basheer
  203. Meesa Madhavan (2002) .... Advocate Mukundanunni
  204. Valkannadi (2002) ...Raghavan
  205. Kakki Nakshatram (2002)
  206. Bharthavudyogam (2001)
  207. Nariman (2001) ....Kochunarayanan's manager
  208. One Man Show (2001)...Bhaskaran
  209. Sundara Purushan (2001)
  210. Soothradharan (2001) ....Leela Krishnan
  211. Ee Parakkum Thalika (2001) ...Koshy
  212. Naranathu Thampuran (2001)
  213. Ee Naadu Innale Vare (2001)
  214. Melevaryathe Malakhakkuttikal (2000) ...Bhaskaran
  215. Thenkasipattanam (2000)
  216. Unnimaya (2000)
  217. Kinnara Thumbikal (2000)
  218. Vinayapoorvam Vidhyaadharan (2000) ...Astrologer
  219. Nadanpennum Naattupramaaniyum (2000)
  220. Tokyo Nagarathile Viseshangal (1999) ....Kadappuram Paarayi
  221. Sooryavanam (1998) ....Thamarathoppu
  222. Mattupetti Machan (1998) .... Manoharan
  223. Graama Panchaayathu (1998)
  224. Chenapparambile Aanakkariyam ((1998) .....Uthaman

223. Manthri Kochamma (1998)

224. Adukkala Rahasyam Angaadi Paattu (1997)

225. Mannadiar Penninu Chenkotta Checkan (1997) ....Kizhi

226. Ancharakalyanam (1997)

227. Moonu Kodiyum Munnooru Pavanum (1997) .....Mattanchery Mathen

228. Ishtadanam (1997) .....Unnikuttan

229. 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 8 July 2012.

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