Salim Kumar

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Salim Kumar
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Salim Kumar
Born (1969-10-10) 10 October 1969 (age 48)
Chittatukara, Kerala, India
Occupation Actor
Years active 1996 - present
Spouse(s) Sunitha
Children Chandu, Aromal
Awards National Film Award - India
2010 - Best Actor
(Adaminte Makan Abu)
Kerala State Film Award
2016 - Best Story
(Karutha Joothan)
2010 - Best Actor
(Adaminte Makan Abu)
2005 - Best Second Actor (Achanurangatha Veedu)
Sathyan Award
2005 - (Achanurangatha Veedu)
Bharathan Award
2005 - (Achanurangatha Veedu)

Salim Kumar (born 10 October 1969) is a National Award winning Indian film actor, mimicry artist, and director best known for his work in Malayalam cinema. He is among one of the prominent comic actors in Malayalam cinema, but has also shown his versatility in drama-centric films, such as Achanurangatha Veedu, Gramophone, Perumazhakkalam and Adaminte Makan Abu.[1]

Salim Kumar's role as Abu in Adaminte Makan Abu won him both the National Award and Kerala State award for Best Actor for the year 2010. Earlier he had won a Kerala State Film Award for the Second Best Actor in 2005 for his role as Samuel in Achanurangatha Veedu.he had won Kerala State Television Award for Best Actor in 2013.[2]

Early life[edit]

Salim Kumar was born on 10 October 1969 in North Paravur, as the youngest son of Gangadharan and Kausalya (Both deceased). 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.

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.[3] He allies with the UDF party in Kerala, especially with the late political leader K. Karunakaran. 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.[4]

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.[5]

He played the protagonist in Achanurangatha Veedu, directed by Lal Jose. For his performance in this film, he won the Kerala State Film Award for the second best actor in 2007. He has also handled serious roles in films such as Gramophone and Perumazhakkalam. He also appeared in the movie Kerala Cafe(Segment: The Bridge). Salim featured in a hip-hop number in Album "Coffee @ MG Road"-'Palavattam' in 2008. He won the National Award for Best Actor for his performance in Adaminte Makan Abu in 2010.[6]

as Dubbing artist[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Salim Kumar is the only actor to win the Kerala State film awards for Best Actor, Second Best Actor, Best Comedian and Best Story writer.[7]
  • The characters he portrayed in various movies have become an Internet sensation used for memes and troll videos, with expressions and dialogues for any possible situation earning him the title of 'Troll God'.[citation needed]

Television[edit]

Title Role Channel Notes
Comedy Circus Judge Mazhavil Manorama
Comedy stars Judge Asianet

Awards[edit]

National Film Awards
Kerala State Film Awards
Kerala State Television Awards
Filmfare Awards South
South Indian International Movie Awards

Imagineindia International Film Festival (2012)

Asianet Film Awards

Other Awards

Filmography[edit]

  1. Kattappanayile Hrithik Roshan - 2016
  2. Moonam Naal Njyayarazhcha - 2016 Malayalam....Karumpan
  3. Thoppil Joppan - 2016 Malayalam....Father Koduveli
  4. Pathemari - 2015
  5. Birds With Large Wings - 2015 Malayalam
  6. Fireman - 2015 Malayalam
  7. Appavin Meesai - 2014 Tamil
  8. Nedunchaalai - 2014 Tamil......Maattu Sekar
  9. Nadodimannan - 2013.... Ravi
  10. Kunjananthante Kada (2013)
  11. Maryan (Tamil, 2013) ... Thomayya
  12. Immanuel (2013) ... Suku
  13. Lisammayude Veedu (2013) ... Samuel
  14. Abhiyum Njanum.....Jose
  15. 101 Weddings (2012) ...Khader
  16. Ayalum Njanum Thammil (2012) ... Thomachan
  17. Mr. Marumakan (2012)
  18. Ezham Suryan (2012)
  19. Vaadhyar(2012)
  20. Ordinary
  21. Cobra (2012) ... Gopalan
  22. Masters (2012) ... Monichan
  23. Padmasree Bharat Dr. Saroj Kumar (2012) ... Rafeek
  24. Teja Bhai & Family (2011) ... Divakaran Nair
  25. Janapriyan (2011) ... Kannappan kannapi
  26. Manikiakkallu (2011) ... Kunjiraman 'THAMPURAN'
  27. Christian Brothers (2011) .... Purushothaman
  28. Makeup Man (2011) .... Lawrence
  29. Arjunan Saakshi (2011)...Mechanic Jackson
  30. Doubles (2011) .... Mayyazhi
  31. Adaminte Makan Abu(2011)
  32. Marykkundoru Kunjaadu (2010) .... Lonappan
  33. Best Actor (2010)...Vadival Pranchi
  34. Kaaryasthan (2010) .... Kalidas
  35. Oridathoru Postman (2010)
  36. Swantham Bharya Zindabad(2010).... T K Vipin kumar
  37. Anwar (2010)
  38. Adaminte Makan Abu (2010) .... Abookka
  39. Pokkiri Raja (2010) .... Writer Manoharan
  40. Cheriya Kallanum Valiya Policum (2010).... Gopalan
  41. Chattambinadu (2009) .... Gopalan
  42. Gulumal-The Escape (2009)
  43. Angel John(2009)... Rajan
  44. Kappal Muthalaali(2009).... Omanakuttan
  45. Makante Achan (2009) .... Krishnan Kutty
  46. Ee Pattanathil Bhootham(2009) .... Sub Inspector
  47. 2 Harihar Nagar (2009) .... Ayyappan
  48. Love In Singapore (2009).... Shukkur khan
  49. Lollypop (2008) .... Priest / Advocate Kuriakose
  50. Crazy Gopalan (2008) .... Lakshmanan
  51. Sultan (2008) ..... Sundaran
  52. Mayabazar(2008)....Govindan Ashari
  53. Annan Thambi (2008) Inspector Shyamalan
  54. Twenty:20 (2008) .... Induchoodan IPS
  55. Flash (2007)
  56. Kadha Parayumbol (2007) ....Poet Das Vadakkemuri
  57. Chocolate (2007) .... Pappan
  58. Arabikatha (2007) .... Kareem
  59. Hallo (2007) .... Chidambaram
  60. July 4 .... Sakthivel
  61. Goal (2007 Malayalam film)
  62. Ekantham (2007)
  63. Nagaram (2007) .... Nanappan
  64. The Speed Track (2007) .... Lali
  65. Mayavi (2007) .... Kannan Srank
  66. Inspector Garud (2007) .... Chakkachamparambil Lonappan
  67. Changathipoocha (2007) .... Rajappan
  68. Karutha Pakshikal (2006)
  69. Vaasthavam (2006) ... Thrippan Namboothiri
  70. Chess (2006) .... Unnikkannan
  71. Prajapathi (2006) .... Film Star Abhilash
  72. Pulijanmam (2006)
  73. Eakantham(2006)...Velayudhan
  74. Thuruppu Gulan (2006).... Khader
  75. Rajamanikyam (2005) .... Dasappan
  76. Rasikan(2004)...Paramu
  77. Malsaram(2003).... Vaira Muthu
  78. Gramophone (2003) .... 'Tabla' Bhaskaran
  79. Kalyanaraman (2002) .... Pyari
  80. Kunjikoonan (2002) .... Chandran
  81. Meesa Madhavan (2002) .... Advocate Mukundanunny
  82. Thenkasipattanam (2000)

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