A Malayalam actor and artist, Sankaradi originally named as Chandrasekhara Menon was one of the finest and realistic actors of the South Indian Cinema. He almost has 700 movies registered to his name and has been quite a popular figure from the 1960s to the 1980s. The posthumous actor had a very different life before his Bollywood career. He pottered in politics, theatre and journalism. He also became the card holder of the undivided Communist Party of the Congress post piecing together with the Indian National Congress.

Unfortunately, the split in 1964 compelled him to return his card and he linked up back with the theatre. During his higher studies, he also joined the trade union in Baroda.

His passion for Literature made him quit his job and connects with a reputed newspaper of that time. He married Sharada in the late 1980s but did not have any children. Talking about his filmography, he made his debut in Kunchacko’sKandalamma. This film and his role left an incorrigible mark of excellence. Since then he ruled the Malayalam Cinema. ‘ViruthanShanku’, the first full-length comedy by P. Venu. That bought him the state’s best character artiste in 1968-71.

He worked with PremNazir in around 300 known films. He also has accolades like the prestigious Kerala State Awards like the Second Best Actor (1970) for the film VazhveMayam and EzuthathaKadha and the same award in 1971 for various films. He died on the 9th October 2001 at the age of 76-77. Nevertheless, he left a remarkable print on many hearts.

Santosh Barmola

Santosh Barmola is an Indian actor who worked in 2013 Hindi thriller 3D film Warning, directed by, Gurmeet Singh and produced by Anubhav Sinha. The film was a remake of the 2006 film Open Water 2: Adrift. Alongside Santosh Barmola, the film featured Manjari Fadnis as the main character. The film released on 27 September 2013. The young lad rose to fame with Himesh Reshammiya's music video, 'Aap Kaa Surroor'. Coming into the entertainment industry was merely a stroke of luck for Santosh. He said that his sister is the one who encouraged him towards the Entertainment Industry. ''During my MBA course in Delhi, my sister asked me to get my pictures clicked with some spare cash she had in hand at that time, and to my surprise the photographer asked me to take those pictures to Mumbai'', remembers Santosh. He didn't have any plans to come to Mumbai but seems fate had already decided something for Barmola. His pictures were circulated in a few agencies in Delhi and within a few days of the photo-shoot, he bagged an assignment for Samsung Calendar. He then moved to the city of dreams, Mumbai, and within a year, he worked with leading professionals like ace photographer Atul Kasbekar and designer Arjun Khanna. There was no looking back for Santosh Barmola from there on. He campaigned for brands like Hugo Boss and Levi's that fortunately makes him be one among the very few Indian male models who worked for so many international brands in such a short duration. Barmola was quoted saying, “The ideal kind of role for me would be a vulnerable yet serious type.” Though the young actor has the chocolate hero looks, he doesn't want to be stuck in that genre. Currently, Santosh Barmola is working for Fashion shows and also in talks with some production houses for movies.

Santosh Barmola Hindi Actor