Vijay Babu

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Vijay Babu
Born (1976-07-29) 29 July 1976 (age 42)
Kollam, Kerala, India[1]
Residence Kochi, Kerala
Occupation Actor, producer, businessman, media executive
Years active 2012–present
Website fridayfilmhouse.com

Vijay Babu is an Indian film producer, actor, and businessman, who works in Malayalam film industry.[2] He is the co-founder of the film production company, Friday Film House, along with actress Sandra Thomas.[3]

Vijay is known for producing and starring in films such as Philips and the Monkey Pen (2013), Peruchazhi (2014), Aadu (2015), Mudhugauv (2016) and most recently Aadu 2 (2017). In 2014, he won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Children's Film (as producer) for his production firm along with Sandra Thomas for Philips & The Monkey Pen.

Early life and family[edit]

Vijay started his media career at STAR India in Mumbai. In 2002, he was selected as the "Best Employee" of STAR TV. Later in the same year, he quit his job to venture as an entrepreneur in Dubai. After a few years of successful venture in entrepreneurship, he joined as the COO of Asianet and Sitara TV in Hyderabad. In 2009, Vijay came back to Kerala as the Vice President of Surya TV.

Personal life[edit]

Vijay babu is married to Smitha, a Dubai-based employee. The couple has a son named Bharath.[4]

Career history[edit]

In 2013, he quit his media career and joined Malayalam film industry as an actor and producer.[5][better source needed]

Babu is the co-founder and CEO of Friday Film House, a Kerala-based film production company which he owns along with his film industry colleague and friend Sandra Thomas. Friday Film house won 7 of the Kerala state film awards in various fields in 2014.[citation needed] Though the company is established after the success of film Friday, hence the movie is considered as the first production venture of Friday Film House.[6]

Vijay is best known for the roles in Philips and the Monkey Pen and Nee-Na; and also as the producer of Philips and the Monkey Pen, Peruchazhi and Aadu. His role as Vinay Paniker in Nee-Na received appreciation from critics.[7][8]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Credited as Notes
Actor Producer Role
1983 Sooryan Yes As child artist
2011 Three Kings Yes Cameo appearance as himself
2012 22 Female Kottayam Yes Benny
Ayalum Njanum Thammil Yes
No. 66 Madura Bus Yes Ravichandran
Chapters Yes
2013 Honey Bee Yes SI George
Zachariayude Garbhinikal Yes Debut film as a producer
Philips and the Monkey Pen Yes Yes Padmachandran [9][10][11][12]
Escape from Uganda Yes Jayakrishnan
Bicycle Thieves Yes Kashinathan
2014 Mr. Fraud Yes Abbas
Peruchazhi Yes Yes Sunny Kurishingal [13]
Tamaar Padaar Yes Purushan
2015 Aadu Oru Bheegara Jeevi Aanu Yes Yes SI Sarbath Shemeer [14]
Nee-Na Yes Vinay Paniker
Double Barrel Yes Billy Gang
Adi Kapyare Kootamani Yes
2016 Mudhugauv Yes Yes Rambo
Aakashavani Yes Akaashdas
Pretham Yes commissioner
2016-2017 Home minister Yes TV show on Amrita TV
2017 Angamaly Diaries Yes
Careful Yes commissioner
Oru Cinemakkaran Yes Sudheer
Velipaadinte Pusthakam Yes himself Cameo
Overtake (film) Yes Nandan
Lavakusha Yes Cylus Abraham / Banglan
Sadrishyavakyam Yes Police officer
Aadu 2 Yes Yes SI Sarbath Shemeer
TBA Kottayam Kunjachan 2 Yes Announced
Aadu 3 : 3D Yes Announced
June Yes Announced

Awards[edit]

Kerala State Film Awards

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cinemascoop.net/Celebrity/Gallery/1214/Vijay-Babu
  2. ^ http://www.deccanchronicle.com/131227/entertainment-mollywood/article/vijay-babu-weekend-actor-turn-hero
  3. ^ http://www.newindianexpress.com/entertainment/malayalam/Vijay-babu-in-the-Lead/2013/11/14/article1875965.ece
  4. ^ {{cite web|url=https://www.google.co.in/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&rlz=1C1DFOC_enIN706IN706&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=vijay+babu+son.html%7C}}
  5. ^ "Vijay Babu Biography". cochintalkies.com/. Retrieved 2015-05-20. 
  6. ^ "Our Projects - Friday Film House". fridayfilmhouse.com. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "Vijay Babu's class act in as Vinay Paniker in the film Nee-na gets appreciation from various corners". News24hours.in. Retrieved 2015-05-20. 
  8. ^ "Would like to do characters that are of my age: Vijay Babu". english.manoramaonline.com/. Retrieved 2015-05-20. 
  9. ^ "Philips and the Monkey Pen Malayalam Movie - Preview, Trailers, Gallery, Review, Events, Synopsis". Nowrunning.com. Retrieved 2013-11-07. 
  10. ^ "What got special on'Philips & the Monkey Pen' : Miracles never ends on M'Town". The Cine News. Archived from the original on 10 November 2013. Retrieved November 2013.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  11. ^ "Philips and the Monkey Pen - Find what you like". tikkview. 2012-02-24. Retrieved 2013-11-07. 
  12. ^ "Malayalam film Philips & the Monkey Pen releases today - Rediff.com Movies". Rediff.com. Retrieved 2013-11-07. 
  13. ^ Mohanlal in & as Peruchazhi - thecompleteactor.com
  14. ^ Aadu Review
  15. ^ "Kerala State Film Awards 2014 Announced – Winners List". Keralatv.in. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 

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