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Shiju Abdul Rasheed

OccupationFilm actor
Years active1994-present
Spouse(s)Preethi Prem Shiju

Shiju Abdul Rasheed is an Indian film actor who works in Malayalam and Telugu films, and television.[1] He is known by stage name Devi Shiju in Telugu films. He has appeared in more than 50 films.


Shiju has a career that has spanned 14 years from Tollywood to Mollywood and on to an international movie. He was born on 4 August 1974 in Kerala, India. In 1996 was his debut and first success in a Tamil movie named Mahaprabhu, directed by A. Venkitesh. His performance as a villain in this movie gave him a major break in his career. He further worked in a Telugu movie named Devi, directed by Kodirama Krishna, which was a super hit. He then worked in various hit movies like Manasantha Nuve, Nuvu Nakku Natchavu, Simharasi and Ammayikosam. Moving on to Mollywood, he worked in Ishttamanu Nooruvattam, Kalachakram, Sidhartha, Vachalam, etc. There was a remarkable change in his career when he worked for an international film named In the Name of Buddha, directed by Rajesh Touchriver.

Shiju took a break in 2004. He made a comeback with Proprietors: Kammath & Kammath in 2013. Further, he has done Malayalam movies Sound Thoma, Polytechnic, Dolphin Bar, Cousins and Sai baba: a Telugu movie.

Personal life[edit]

Shiju is the youngest son of Rasheed and Ayisha in Kollam, Kerala. He has two elder siblings. He did his education from St. Albert's school, Ernakulam and S.S.M Polytechnic College, Tirur.

He is married to Preethi Prem, who was an airhostess for Kuwait Airways and a Bharatnatyam classical dancer. The couple have a daughter. The family currently resides in Edapally, Kochi.[2]

Partial filmography[edit]







Television (partial)[edit]

Year Title Channel Notes
2003-2004 Swantham Asianet
2004-2005 Sthreehridayam Surya TV
2006 Sooryaputhri Asianet
Thalolam Asianet
2007 Mandaram Kairali TV
2007 Nandanam Surya TV
2008 Ente Manasaputhri Asianet
2008 Priyamanasi Surya TV
2009 Sreemahabhagavatham Asianet
2009 Pakalmazha Amrita TV
2010 Snehatheeram Surya TV
2010 Lipstick Asianet
2011 Alavudinte albuthavilakku Asianet
2011-2012 Aakashadoothu Surya TV
2012 Agniputhri Asianet
2013 Avakashikal Surya TV
2014 Sooryakaladi Amrita TV
2014 Karuthamuthu Asianet
2015 Punarjani Surya TV
2015 Vishwaroopam Flowers TV
2016 Prathibimbam Gemini TV Telugu Serial
2016 Jagratha Amrita TV
2019–2020 Sabarimala Swami Ayyapan Asianet
2020-Present Neeyum Njanum (TV series) Zee Keralam
2020 Chembarathi (TV series) Zee Keralam Guest appearance


  1. ^ "Meet The Star". AMMA. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  2. ^ Shevlin, Sebastian (14 July 2014). "A Lifelong Crush". The New Indian Express. Kochi. Retrieved 6 September 2016.

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