Sometimes you are just a born artist. You would never be trained in that nor would you have gone to school.  Young Minon John Baby is one such child artist who has done an exemplary performance in his debut movie itself. The 2012 flick 101 Chodyangal is the film that made Minon reach heights at a young age of 12. The film dealt with a 10-year old guy’s quest to get answers to 101 queries. 

Other than 101 Chodyangal the films in which Minon acted are Munnariyappu, Shaastri, Jilebi, and Ennum Eppozhum. 

Minon once told that he had no intention to enter the film industry, and it was just an accident. He also added that he aspired to become a talented captain of the ship like director Venu. Venu had directed Minon in the film Munnariyappu, where the young artist had shared screen space with the legendary Mammootty. 

It is indeed a surprise that this super-talented artist had never been to school. He gained knowledge through books, his life experiences, and communication with others. Minon also shared his knowledge about arts, Mathematics, Environment, and Literature to college students and school students. He also took classes for MBA and B.ed students. 

Minon says that his idea of going to the film sets without any preconceived notions got him the award. 

There is no iota of doubt that Minon is supremely talented. His paintings were showcased in 65  exhibitions. He has done a whopping amount of  4000  paintings at such a young age. Minon has also taken mural painting classes. 
Mini and John Baby are the parents of Minon, and they are also artistes; John Baby is a sculptor-craftsman and Mini being a painter. They were quite firm that they should not impose Minon with school lessons until his 10th year. Minon’s parents encouraged him and his sibling Mintu to be self-taught. Minon has wise perspectives in his life. 

Born on February 12, 2000, Minon belongs to Alappuzha. An educational certificate is not at all a problem for him since he has the confidence of his self-taught abilities. Minon got used to writing and reading at his fourth age. His parents give full support to Minon. 

Minon had no problem facing the light for his debut film. He had full hope on the director. Apart from films, Minon is also inclined towards the theatre. 

Minon is greatly fascinated towards Malayalam literature. Vaikom Muhammad Basheer is his ideal author besides Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, and Victor Hugo. Travel is also an interest of this multi-talented guy.

Anna Fathima Malayalam Actress

Anna Fathima

Anna Fathima is a Malayalam child actress. She is famous for her role in Malayalam movie “2 Penkuttikal”. Anna Fathima was born in Karuvanoor, in Kozhikode district of Kerala state. She is the daughter of Suresh Achoos and Jyothi. Her father is a filmmaker. Her mother is an advocate. She is the elder daughter. She has a younger sister named Aamiya Rose. She is studying in 7th standard in Government Higher Secondary School, Naduvanoor. Anna Fathima is a multi-talented personality. Anna Fathima has taken part in dance, mono act, reciting poems at school and various levels. She is a backbencher in her school. She is determined to be known as an outstanding photographer in the future. She has acted in short films and documentaries. Anna Fathima’s aspiration in acting developed through her father by his filmmaking. She is a member of ‘Orukkam’ drama group owned by Naduvannoo Achuthan Memorial Kalasamidi. She was also played in a famous drama ‘Commercial Break’ which is shown in more than 100 homes. Sastra Sahithya Parishad organized ‘Venal Thumbikal’ in which Anna Fathima is a member. She has acted in two films directed by her father Suresh Achoos ‘Pottas bomb’ and ‘Devayani’. She gained fame and stardom after acting in the film ‘2 Penkuttikal’ directed by Jeo Baby. The movie was based on a real incident. The lead role is played by Anna Fathima and Shambavi. The story explains the struggles faced by young girls and women in the society. Amala Paul, Anju Kurien, and Tovino Thomas played the solitaire role. Amala Paul is a social activist and Anju Kurien is a journalist in the film. Anna Fathima starred as Achu and Shambavi starred as Anagha. Achu and Anagha are close friends. One day they bunk school and hang out in a mall in the city. Their entry to the mall changes their lives and what happens next is the core of the film. The film is distributed by Eros international, a well-known film distribution company worldwide. The film was selected for screening in Busan International Kids and Youth Film Festival in South Korea, Children’s International Film Festival in India, Anifest Rozafa International Film Festival in Albania. It was also selected for screening in Odisha International Children’s Film Festival of India and Buff International Film Festival in Sweden. She won the Best Child Artiste from the Kerala State film award for her acting in the movie ‘2 Penkuttikal’. She wasdelighted and surprised when she received the award. Anna Fathima is now a most prominent film personality in the industry.

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Anikha

Anikha Surendran is a child actor. She was born on 7th of February in 2004. Her birthplace was Manjeri in Kerala. Her dad name is Surendran. She is known as Baby Anikha. She has studied in The Choice School of Tripunitura. Coming to her acting career, she had her debut in 2010 with Kadha Thudarunnu. It is a Malayalam picture. She portrayed herself as Laya. Sathya Anthikad wrote and directed it. Thankachan Emmanuel produced it. Asif Ali Jayaram performed in it and it was a blockbuster at the box office. It won several awards. He got appraised with the tags of Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor, Best Character Actor, Most Popular Actor, Best Child Artist, Best Male Playback Singer, and Best Cinematographer at the Asianet Film Awards. It also won some awards at the Filmfare Awards, and Kerala State Film Awards. Then, she appeared in Four Friends. It was a Tamil production. Saji Surendran directed it. Kunchacko Boban, Jayaram, Jayasurya, and Meera Jasmine acted in it. Then, in 2011, she presented herself as Achu in a thriller movie entitled as Race. Kukku Surendran directed it. It had its story based on a novel of Greg Iles, 24 hours. In 2012, she did two Malayalam pictures called Bavuttiyude Namathil and 5 Sundarikal. In Bavuttiyude, she played the character of Sethu’s daughter and in the second, she worked as Sethulakshmi. In 2013, she came as Wafamol in Neelakasham Pachakadal Chuvanna Bhoomi. In 2014, she did two Tamil productions like Nayana and Onnum Mindathe. In Nayana, she was seen as Nayana and in Onnum, she came as Kanchi. Onnum Mindathe was a family play. Sugeeth directed it. Shafeer Sait produced it. Jayaram, Manoj k. Jayan and Meera Jasmine featured in it. It released on 29th March in 2014. In 2015, she did two Tamil and Malayalam screenplay. She did the ingénue of Isha in Yennai Arindhaal and as Shivani in Bhaskar the Rascal, and as younger Kadambari in Naanum Rowdydhaan. Yennai Arindhaal is a crime cum drama picture. Gautham Menon directed it. A.M. Rathnam and S. Aishwarya made it. Menon also wrote a sequel to it. In 2016, she did Mithan. It was a Tamil production. She came up as Vidya. Shakti Soundar Rajan directed it. S. Michael Rayappan made it. Jayam Ravi and Lakshmi Menon are the actors. It released on 19th of February in 2016. Anika being a child, received the Award for Best Child Artist at Kerala State Film Awards and Asianet Film Awards of 2010.

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