Krishnankutty Nair is a Malayalam film actor, known for doing comedy roles. He is from Sasthamangalam, Trivandrum City in Kerala. He had joined many drama troupes before he became a film actor. 
Krishnankutty Nair became popular through the Malayalam films like Ponmuttayidunna Tharavu (in 1988), where he played as Thattan Gopalan, the father of Sreenivasan, who is bedridden due to old age. His acting skills were exemplary that he was usually cast in several films by award-winning directors like G. Aravindan, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Sathyan Anthikkad, Kamal and Padmarajan. Some of the films that he did with Padmarajan were Peruvazhy Ambalam; Oridathoru Phayalwan, Arappatta Kettiya Graamathil, and Kariyilakattu Pole. He had acted with superstars Mammootty and Mohanlal.

In 1989, Krishnankutty acted in Sathyan Anthikkad’s Malayalam black comedy film, Varavelpu, which stars Mohanlal and Revathi in the lead roles. Krishnankutty played as the drunkard father of Revathi. A scene in the film shows Mohanlal and Krishnankutty having an argument. Mohanlal pushed him away, and he fell on the ground, which created a nice comedy in the movie. In the same year, he was seen in another directorial film of Sathyan Anthikkad titled Mazhavilkavadi, which stars Jayaram and Urvashi. He played as Kaleeswaran Kavalayil Kali Muthu, a barber, and the father of Urvashi. A scene in the film shows Krishnankutty while exercising and putting some oil on his thin body. Urvashi’s way of praising his health to Jayaram was really funny. Apart from that, he acted in a series of films and established himself in the field of comedy. He was later seen in films like Chanchattam, Kadinjool Kalyanam, Kuttapathram, Ulladakkam, Mookilla Rajyathu, Kizhakkan Pathrose, O’Faby, Kavadiyattam, Sthalathe Pradhana Payyans, Dollar, Boxer, Vrudhanmare Sookshikkuka, Avittam Thirunaal Aarogya Sriman and many more.

Krishnankutty died on April 1, 2009, in Shoranur, India. 

Kaduvakulam Antony Malayalam Actor

Kaduvakulam Antony

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. 

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S. P. Pillai

S P Pillai, an outstanding comedian of his era, was born on October 12th, 1912, in Ettumanoor, Kerala, India. His father Shankara Pillai was a police constable. As he had lost his parents at a very early age, he was not able to finish his schooling. But for his good luck, he got a chance to practice Ottan Thullal from a very known Kerala Kalamandalam. S P Pillai worked very hard and was a well-known artist in the theater before he entered films. He played many supporting roles in plays. He was selected for a side role in Appan Thamburan's "Bhootharayar". The movie didn't work much at the box office for his bad luck. "Jnanambika" in 1940 was his first movie as the lead, but even this wasn't able to crack his luck. Then at last in 1951, the movie "Nalla Thanka" gave him all the fame and a noted name in the Malayalam film industry. After this movie he never turned back, just went on and on to become the most cherished comedian of the era. His best-known works in the Malayalam film industry are "Chemmeen," Ammaye Kaanaan" and "Acharam Ammini Osaram Omana." S P Pillai along with Adoor Bhasi, Shankaradi and Bahadoor forms a group of comic actors, particularly in the era of 1950's to 1960's. They all entertained the audience a lot when they were on screen together. "Keledi Nee Enne Kettunna Kaalathu" is a very noted comedy song picturised on him. He played the role of Paanaran, singing the song. "Aaromalunni" is one of the few movies where he played a serious role. He was the comic touch in all Malayalam movies at that time. He has also done playback singing for the movie "Thaskaraveeran". He won state award for Second Best Actor in 1977, for his movie "Taxi Driver". Manju Pillai, a noted television comedy actress, is his granddaughter. It was Indian cinema's bad luck when we lost him on 12th June 1985.

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S. P. Pillai Malayalam Actor