A. C. Zainuddin

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Born A.C.Zainuddin
12 May 1952
Kochi, Kerala
Died 4 November 1999 (aged 47)
Kochi, Kerala
Occupation Actor, Mimicry artist[1]
Years active 1986–1999
Spouse(s) Laila
Children Sinsil, Sinil

A. C. Zainuddin (12 May 1952 – 4 November 1999) was a popular Malayalam film comedian actor. He started his career as a mimicry artist in Cochin Kalabhavan.[2] He was expert in imitating actor Madhu,[3] especially his mannerisms as Pareekkutty in Chemmeen. He started to act in films like Chappa directed by P. A. Bakkar.[3] He then went on to act in over 150 films in a span of 13 years from 1986 to 1999. He was noted for his role as a siamese twin in the film Siamese Irattakal, which featured him as a conjoined twin to Maniyanpilla Raju. Zainuddin also excelled in his roles in Mimics Parade, Hitler, Kabooliwala, Kasargode Khaderbhai and Alanchery Thambrakkal. By later 1990s he started to suffer from respiratory diseases. He was a member of a stage programme organised by Association of Malayalam Movie Artists(AMMA) to raise funds for the families of deceased in the Kargil war of 1999. He died of respiratory complications at Amrutha hospital in Kochi on 4 November 1999.[3] His last film was Ezhupunna Tharakan.

Personal life[edit]

Zainuddin was married to Laila in 1982 who was working as a Hindi teacher in GVHSS, and they have two sons Zinsil & Zinil.[4] Zinsil completed his M.B.A. He got married to Alfiya and he has tried his luck in a Malayalam movie, Puthumukhangal. Zinil completed his graduation in computer engineering.[5][6] Zinil Sainudheen marks his acting debut in the 2014 Malayalam movie To let Ambadi Talkies along with Arjun Ashok (son of Harisree Ashokan, who is the great friend of Zainuddin).