Pradeep Kottayam is an actor popular for his comedy roles in Malayalam movies. He had also acted in some Tamil, Telugu and Hindi movies. Pradeep’s parents are Rakhavan and Padma. Pradeep is married and has two children, Vishnu Siva Pradeep and Vrinda Pradeep. Pradeep started his career in LIC. Due to his interest in acting, he entered the film industry. He made his debut as an actor in Ee Nadu Ennale Vare, helmed by IV Sasi, the veteran director. Pradeep had appeared as a junior artist in a lot of films before getting popular. He had acted with almost all the biggies in the Mollywood industry.
In 2002, he played a small role in Kalyanaraman. In 2004, he played in Kanninum Kannadikkum. In 2005, he worked in Rajamanikyam and 2 Harihar Nagar and My Big Father released in 2009. 2010 brought him a big breakthrough in his career. He shared the screen space with
and “” in Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya, a Tamil film and its Telugu version, Ye Maaya Chesave, has
, directed by
. In the same year, he played in Electra. In 2012, he made his Hindi debut with Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya remake,
Ekk Deewana Tha
. In the same year, he played in
and Banking Hours 10 To 4. Besides this, he played in a serial on Amrita TV, Chumma.
In 2013, he played in four movies; one in Tamil with “
,” RajaRani and the other films are Amen, 5 Sundarikal and Philips And The Monkey Pen. In 2014, he played in Manja, Naku Penta Naku Taka, Bhaiyya Bhaiyya and Lal Bahadur Shastri. 2015 was a lucky year for him and he played in 20+ plus films in Malayalam and Tamil. Ithihasa, Aadu Oru Bheegara Jeevi Aanu, The Reporter,
Oru Vadakkan Selfie
, Oru Second Class Yathra, “KL 10 Paththu,”
, Namasthe Bali, Thinkal Muthal Velli Vare,
Viswasam Athalle Ellam
Life Of Josutty
Amar Akbar Antony
Salt Mango Tree
and Adi Kapyare Kootamani are his films that hit the screens in 2015. Like the previous year, 2016 showered him with a lot of movies, including “
,” Appuram Bengal Ippuram Thiruvithamkoor, Kadhantharam,
, Hello Namsthe,
Ithu Thaanda Police
,” with "
, Shikhamani, “Mudhugauv,” “
,” Karikunnam Sixes, Anyarku Praveshanamilla, Welcome To Central Jail, Kattapanayile Rithwik Roshan,
In 2017, he was seen playing in
,” “Cappucino,” Oru Visheshapetta Biriyani Kissa and
. In 2018, he was seen in
, Daivame Kaithozham K. Kumar Akanam, Kalyanam, Kamuki, Mohan Lal, Suvarna Purushan and Laughing Apartment Near Girinagar. “Padayottam,” A for Apple, Oru Nalla Kottayamkaran,
Patham Classile Pranayam
,” Puzhikkadakan, Nalpathiyonnu, Oru Kadath Naadan Katha,
March Randam Vyazham
Ormayil Oru Shishiram
and Janaadhipan had him in important roles and these films released in 2019. In 2020, he was seen in
Oru Adaar Love
Paapam Cheyyathavar Kalleriyatte
.” In 2021, he played in films, including Changayi and Black Coffee.
In 2016, Pradeep was honored with an award at the 2nd
Asianet Comedy Awards
2016 for his exemplary performances in different roles.