Baburaj is an Indian cinema actor and director. He has appeared in villain roles in Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi movies. He was born to T.I.Karmali Thottungal and P.J.Jacob Oleekkal. He entered into wedlock twice and has four children, two from his first marriage named Akshay and Abay, and with his second marriage to
Vani Viswanath, they have a daughter Archa and son Adrith.
Baburaj started his acting career as a small kid. In 1994, he debuted with a Malayalam movie Beeshmacharyar. The movie was directed by
Cochin Haneefa. He had got a role of notorious villain in the movie. He also acted in the remake of Malayalam film, Godfather, that was remade as Hulchul, in the Bollywood industry. He has produced one Tamil and four Malayalam movies.
Baburaj debuted as a director with the movie, Black Dalia, a Malayalam movie in 2009. It starred actor
Suresh Gopi. Baburaj also directed, Manushyamrugam. He did a comic role in the movie Salt N' Pepper in the year 2011. The movie was directed by
Aashiq Abu. For his comic role, he was also nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Award- Malayalam at Filmfare's. After his successful venture in the movie, he was one of the busiest actors in Malayalam industry. In Naughty Professor, DYSP Sankunni Uncle, he acted in the lead role.
Baburaj recently came into news for being in The Address Downtown Hotel, Dubai when the fire took place there on the New Year's Eve. He was there for shooting with his crew. All were reported safe after the incident.