Salim Kumar

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Salim Kumar
Salim kumar.jpg
Born (1969-10-10) 10 October 1969 (age 48)
Chittatukara, Kerala, India
Occupation Actor, director
Years active 1996–present
Spouse(s) Sunitha
Children 2
Awards National Film Awards
Kerala State Film Awards
Filmfare Awards South

Salim Kumar (born 10 October 1969) is an Indian film actor, director and writer who works in Malayalam cinema. He won the National Film Award for Best Actor in 2010 for his role in Adaminte Makan Abu, for which also bagged the Kerala State Film Award for the year. His directorial film Karutha Joothan won best story in 2017 Kerala State film Award. He had also won a 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 in an interview that his father was an atheist and a follower of the veteran social reformer Sahodaran Ayyappan, and so that he named him Salim Kumar not to know his religion. He attended the Govt. Lower Primary School, Chittattukara North Paravur and went to high school at the Govt. Boys High School, North Paravur. He completed his Pre-Degree education from 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 title for Mimicry 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]

He was chosen as host for a comedy programme in a private Malayalam television channel. In 1997, his first 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 a different set of acting skills. His role as the father in Achanurangatha Veedu (2005), directed by Lal Jose, was a major break in his career as an actor, when he was able to shrug off the usual idiot-fool-illiterate comedic roles for which he seemed destined for. The role won him the Kerala State Film Award for the second best actor. His best moment came as he was declared the winner of the National Award for Best Actor for his performance in Adaminte Makan Abu in 2010.[3]

Mr Kumar's immense popularity was accented by him featuring in a hip-hop number in Album "Coffee @ MG Road - Palavattam" (2008), which became an instant hit, and with a cult following.

Salim Kumar later ventured into direction, directing documentaries [4] and feature-length fiction; his works were critically praised.[5] His latest directorial effort was Daivame Kaithozham K. Kumarakanam (2018).[6]

Personal life[edit]

He is settled in North Paravur-Ernakulam District. The name of his house is "Laughing Villa". He is married to Sunitha and the couple have two sons, Chandu and Aromal.[7] He is a member of Indian National Congress in Kerala. He has written his memoirs in a book named Ishwara Vazhakkillello. He conducts a mimicry troupe named Cochin Stallions which introduced cine-serial actor Ramesh Pisharody and many other talents into the limelight.[8]

Filmography[edit]

  1. Mohanlal (2018).... Sathan Jose
  2. Panchavarnathatha (2018)
  3. Kuttanadan Marpappa (2018)
  4. Aravindante Athidhikal (2018)
  5. Daivame Kaithozham K. Kumar Akanam (2018) .....Karimannur Gopi
  6. Shikari shambu (2018)
  7. Queen (2018)
  8. Sakhavinte Priyasakhi (2018)
  9. Ramaleela (2017)
  10. Karutha Sooryan (2017)
  11. Hello Dubaikkaran (2017)
  12. Sherlock Toms (2017)
  13. Karutha Joothan (2017)
  14. Velipadinte Pusthakam (2017)
  15. Chippy (2017)
  16. Kattappanayile Hrithik Roshan (2016)
  17. Moonam Naal Njyayarazhcha (2016)....Karumpan
  18. Thoppil Joppan (2016)....Father Koduveli
  19. Pathemari (2015)
  20. Birds With Large Wings (2015)
  21. Fireman (2015)
  22. Appavin Meesai (2014) Tamil Film
  23. Nedunchaalai (2014) Tamil......Maattu Sekar
  24. Nadodimannan (2013).... Ravi
  25. Kunjananthante Kada (2013)
  26. Maryan (Tamil, 2013) ... Thomayya
  27. Immanuel (2013) ... Suku
  28. Lisammayude Veedu (2013) ... Samuel
  29. Abhiyum Njanum.....Jose
  30. 101 Weddings (2012) ...Khader
  31. Ayalum Njanum Thammil (2012) ... Thomachan
  32. Mr. Marumakan (2012)
  33. Ezham Suryan (2012)
  34. Vaadhyar(2012)
  35. Ordinary
  36. Cobra (2012) ... Gopalan
  37. Masters (2012) ... Monichan
  38. Padmasree Bharat Dr. Saroj Kumar (2012) ... Rafeek
  39. Teja Bhai & Family (2011) ... Divakaran Nair
  40. Janapriyan (2011) ... Kannappan kannapi
  41. Manikiakkallu (2011) ... Kunjiraman 'THAMPURAN'
  42. Christian Brothers (2011) .... Purushothaman
  43. Makeup Man (2011) .... Lawrence
  44. Arjunan Saakshi (2011)...Mechanic Jackson
  45. Doubles (2011) .... Mayyazhi
  46. Adaminte Makan Abu(2011)
  47. Marykkundoru Kunjaadu (2010) .... Lonappan
  48. Best Actor (2010)...Vadival Pranchi
  49. Kaaryasthan (2010) .... Kalidas
  50. Oridathoru Postman (2010)
  51. Swantham Bharya Zindabad(2010).... T K Vipin kumar
  52. Anwar (2010)
  53. Adaminte Makan Abu (2010) .... Abookka
  54. Pokkiri Raja (2010) .... Writer Manoharan
  55. Cheriya Kallanum Valiya Policum (2010).... Gopalan
  56. Chattambinadu (2009) .... Gopalan
  57. Gulumal-The Escape (2009)
  58. Angel John(2009)... Rajan
  59. Kappal Muthalaali(2009).... Omanakuttan
  60. Makante Achan (2009) .... Krishnan Kutty
  61. Ee Pattanathil Bhootham(2009) .... Sub Inspector
  62. 2 Harihar Nagar (2009) .... Ayyappan
  63. Love In Singapore (2009).... Shukkur khan
  64. Lollypop (2008) .... Priest / Advocate Kuriakose
  65. Crazy Gopalan (2008) .... Lakshmanan
  66. Sultan (2008) ..... Sundaran
  67. Mayabazar(2008)....Govindan Ashari
  68. Annan Thambi (2008) Inspector Shyamalan
  69. Twenty:20 (2008) .... Induchoodan IPS
  70. Flash (2007)
  71. Kadha Parayumbol (2007) ....Poet Das Vadakkemuri
  72. Chocolate (2007) .... Pappan
  73. Arabikatha (2007) .... Kareem
  74. Hallo (2007) .... Chidambaram
  75. July 4 .... Sakthivel
  76. Goal (2007 Malayalam film)
  77. Ekantham (2007)
  78. Nagaram (2007) .... Nanappan
  79. The Speed Track (2007) .... Lali
  80. Mayavi (2007) .... Kannan Srank
  81. Inspector Garud (2007) .... Chakkachamparambil Lonappan
  82. Changathipoocha (2007) .... Rajappan
  83. Karutha Pakshikal (2006)
  84. Vaasthavam (2006) ... Thrippan Namboothiri
  85. Chess (2006) .... Unnikkannan
  86. Prajapathi (2006) .... Film Star Abhilash
  87. Pulijanmam (2006)
  88. Eakantham(2006)...Velayudhan
  89. Thuruppu Gulan (2006).... Khader
  90. Rajamanikyam (2005) .... Dasappan
  91. Rasikan(2004)...Paramu
  92. Youth Festival (2004) ...Veerapandi
  93. Malsaram(2003).... Vaira Muthu
  94. Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum (2003)
  95. The Fire (2003)
  96. Hariharan Pillai Happy Aanu (2003) ...Sundaran
  97. Pulival Kalyanam (2003) ...Manavalan
  98. Swantham Malavika (2003)
  99. Pattalam (2003).... S.I. Gabbar Keshavan
  100. Kilichundan Mampazham (2003) ...Uzman
  101. Thilakkam (2003) .... Omanakkuttan
  102. C.I.D. Moosa (2003) ...Mental Patient
  103. Gramophone (2003) .... 'Tabla' Bhaskaran
  104. Vellithira (2003) ...Surendran
  105. Pattanathil Sundaran (2003) ... Bhuvanachandran
  106. Savithriyude Aranjanam (2002) ...Olympian Bhootham Appachan
  107. Vasanthamalika (2002)
  108. Kalyanaraman (2002) .... Pyari
  109. Bamboo Boys (2002)... Chamba
  110. Kunjikoonan (2002) .... Chandran
  111. Kashillatheyum Jeevikkam (2002)
  112. Mazhathullikkilukkam (2002)...Maayandi
  113. Punyam (2002)
  114. Pranayamanithooval (2002) ... Sundaran
  115. Thandavam (2002) ...Basheer
  116. Meesa Madhavan (2002) .... Advocate Mukundanunni
  117. Valkannadi (2002) ...Raghavan
  118. Kakki Nakshatram (2002)
  119. Bharthavudyogam (2001)
  120. Nariman (2001) ....Kochunarayanan's manager
  121. One Man Show (2001)...Bhaskaran
  122. Sundara Purushan (2001)
  123. Soothradharan (2001) ....Leela Krishnan
  124. Ee Parakkum Thalika (2001) ...Koshy
  125. Naranathu Thampuran (2001)
  126. Ee Naadu Innale Vare (2001)
  127. Melevaryathe Malakhakkuttikal (2000) ...Bhaskaran
  128. Thenkasipattanam (2000)
  129. Unnimaya (2000)
  130. Kinnara Thumbikal (2000)
  131. Vinayapoorvam Vidhyaadharan (2000) ...Astrologer
  132. Nadanpennum Naattupramaaniyum (2000)
  133. Tokyo Nagarathile Viseshangal (1999) ....Kadappuram Paarayi
  134. Sooryavanam (1998) ....Thamarathoppu
  135. Mattupetti Machan (1998) .... Manoharan
  136. Graama Panchaayathu (1998)
  137. Manthri Kochamma (1998)
  138. Adukkala Rahasyam Angaadi Paattu (1997)
  139. Mannadiar Penninu Chenkotta Checkan (1997) ....Kizhi
  140. Ancharakalyanam (1997)
  141. Moonu Kodiyum Munnooru Pavanum (1997) .....Mattanchery Mathen
  142. Ishtamanu Nooru Vattam (1996)

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]

External links[edit]