Indrans, who was born as K. Surendran, is a Malayalam actor and costume designer. He has acted predominantly in many comedy films and over 250 films. He is the second child out of the seven children of Gomathi and Palavila Kochuvelu in Thiruvananthapuram, India in the year 1951. Indirans made his schooling at the Government Higher Secondary School in Kumarapuram until his fourth grade.
Subsequently after, he assisted his uncle in his tailoring business. He participated in amateur arts and performed dramas. After this, he established a tailoring shop called Indrans, from where he got his stage name ever since he started acting in films. Indrans was debuted in Choothattam as a costume designer before he started his acting career.
He is the cousin of the National award winning costume designer, Indrans Jayan. He got married to Santhakumari on February 23, 1985, and the couple was blessed with two children. When he debuted in the film industry, he had the chance to meet several filmmakers such as Prem Nazir, Jose Prakash, Sattar, Pappu and Jayabharathi, but he focused only in doing costume designing for many years and did small roles on the big screen.
Later on, he started to receive many opportunities from prominent directors such as Padmarajan, Sibi Malayil, Shaji N. Karun, K. Madhu and Venu Nagavally. The 1994 Malayalam film, CID Unnikrishnan B.A. B.Ed is the turning point of his career, where he acted as the best friend of Jayaram’s character. His comedic action clicked among the audiences, and he became one of Kerala’s mainstream comedians. Since then, he became the busiest till date.
As an actor, he used his slim and lean figure and his distinctive accent to win the attention of the audience. He made his very own style in cinema, and he never mimic the comedic acts of the veterans, Adoor Bhasi, Jagathi Sreekumar, Bahadoor and Innocent. He won the Special Jury Award at the Kerala State Film Award in 2014. Well-known directors T.V. Chandran and Adoor Gopalakrishnan offered him to appear in their films. Some of Indirans projects as a costume designer were Sammelanam, Namukku Parkkan Muthiri Thoppukal, Season, Njan Gandharvan, Sphadikam and more. He also sang in the 2004 Kadhavaseshan.
He acted in films like Sammelanam, Aparan, Dhanam, Utsava Melam, Janam, Manathe Kottaram, Street, Mannar Mathai Speaking, The Fire, Kalavarkey, Balettan, Patham Adhyayam, Inganeyum Oral, April Fool, Cheriya Kallanum Valiya Policum, Sandwich, Killadi Raman, I Love Me, Swapaanam, Praise The Lord, Apothecary and Seconds to name a few. This year, he acted in the comical road film, Aadu, which stars Jayasurya and Oru Second Class Yathra.
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