Kaduvakulam Antony is an Indian actor and comedian, who acted in over 300 films. Born on November 9, 1936, in Kuttanad, Alleppy in Kerala to Annama Duos and Thoman. his family moved to Kaduvakulam, in the district of Kottayam, when he was two years old. His parents worked as farmers and Antony is the 8th son in the family. Two of his siblings died during birth. It was his aspiration to become a comedian ever since his childhood. Initially, he was working in a finance company, but since it is always his dream to become an actor, he went on to pursue it. He joined in several monoacts and amateur theatre plays. He participated in N. N. Pillai’s drama troupe called Viswa Kerala Kala Samithi and the National Theaters.
Antony was later introduced in the Malayalam film industry by Malayalam actor and singer,
Jose Prakash. Since then, he was considered as one of the best and most popular Malayalam actor and comedian during his time. He usually appeared as a funny sidekick. He debuted in the Malayalam mythological film, Bhakta Kuchela in 1961, where he got his first acting award for Best Humorist. This was followed by a small role in P. Subramaniam’s Snehadeepam in 1962. He also appeared in films like Sreerama Pattabhishekam, Ammu, Pakalkinavu, Station Master, Agniputhri, Chitramela, Iruttinte Athmavu and more. In the year 1968, he acted in his first full-length Malayalam comedy film, Viruthan Shanku, which was helmed by P. Venu. Subsequently, he acted in films like Jawala, Susy, Virunnukari, Pulliman, Thenaruvi, Ankathattu, Durga, Criminals, Chief Guest, Love Letter, Kaalam, Keni, Kakka, Ahankaram, Krishna Guruvaayoorappa, Kadamattathachan, Chorakku Chora, Azhi, Narathan Keralathil, Kaalathinte Sabhdam, Nee Allenkil Njan, Arabia, Mannar Mathai Speaking and a lot more.
Antony got married to Beeyatries Antony, and they have two children namely Sonia Antony and Tomydas Antony Pallivathukal. He was hospitalized in the year 2000 due to high BP and was admitted at the Medical Centre Hospital Kottayam. Antony stayed on the ward for 76 days because of a cerebral hemorrhage. On February 4, 2001, he died at his residence in Kaduvakulam. His funeral was held at the Little Flower Church Kaduvakulam.