Farook Abdul Rahiman, born on November 5, 1966, in Mangodu, Thathamangalam, Chittur, Palakkad, Kerala to Abdul Rahiman and Ayisha is a Writer and Filmmaker. Born into a family of Rawuthar’s, famous for cultivation and farming produce trade in Malabar, Farook did his higher secondary from Seri Sahib Memorial Senior High School, Thathamangalam and graduated from Chittur Government College, Palakkad, one of the oldest educational institutions in Kerala, affiliated with Calicut University, with a BCOM degree. He did his debut when he was 18 years, in a Malayalam TV movie “Nangema Kutty” (1984) as an Assistant Director and even helped P.N. Menon, an Indian film and art director in Malayalam cinema, in his movies “Sthree Parvam” and “Kulam Clan”.

The first movie directed by him was "Vyathiyanam"-Digression, Tale of an amazing man with extraordinary and unusual thoughts. Farook was always interested in fine arts. He used to follow Mahakavi P (P Kunjiraman Nair), a Malayalam poet who used to work for the natural beauty of his home state, Kerala. And after a lot of hard work, he made a movie on Nair called " Kaliyachan"- The Master of the Play starring Tirtha Murbadkar, Kalamandalam Sivan Namboodiri, Manoj K Jayan, etc and won many awards for this including Kerala State Award for the leading debutant director (2012), and National Award for Best Background Score. Some of his other films include Nattakappolima, Sandhya Sandesham, Smarakasilakal, Kulam, etc.

T. M. Abraham Malayalam Actor

T. M. Abraham

Thottathimyalil Mathew Abraham (TM Abraham), born in Thodupuzha at Neyyassery village, Idukki District of Kerala, is the director of Indian theater and playwright. He was a Christian by birth, and his father’s name was Joseph Mathew Thottathimyalil and mother’s name was Aleykutty Mathew. They were 11 children, and TM Abraham was second among them. He completed his schooling from St. Sebastian School at Neyyasery and completed his graduation from Kerala University. He has also done diploma in public relations. When he was of 21, he joined FACT (Fertilizers And Chemicals Travancore Ltd). He joined as a chemist there and did his work with utter dedication. When he was about to retire in the year 2004, he was a Public Relations Manager. Being a chemist was his profession, but his passion was literature. Literature is an art of saying something extraordinary with ordinary words. From the years 1995 to 1998, he was the member of the Kerala Kalamandalam (it is a deemed University of Arts and Literature and a major center for learning performing arts) and the Kerala Sahitya Akademi (Academy of Malayalam literature which promotes the Malayalam language). He soaked himself completely into literature by being the Secretary of the Indian Society of Authors from the year 2002 to the year 2004. He felt the pride to be the executive member of the prestigious Samasta Kerala Sahitya Parishad. Later on, he went to be a part of a drama group which was based in Kochi and then became the secretary of the group (Cochin Theatre Group). There is Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi, located in Thrissur city of Kerala, which aims to foster the Kerala music, dance, and drama. This academy appointed TM Abraham as its Vice Chairman. This single handled all these positions very efficiently and did complete justice with his work. He is a very talented person and has made a lot of contribution to Indian literature. He has published around 14 Malayalam books in different categories including: the monograph, poems, translations, etc. One of his famous plays is Rakhtabali, which was translated into Bengali language and in the year 2000, it got published in the Bengali Theater Journal ‘Shoodrak’. The other skit, Nashtapetta Chirakukal, was translated into language Hindi. His various other novels, dramas, plays included Perunthachan (it is a folklore of Kerala referring to ancient carpenters), Athbuthanganam, Pravukal Ippo Karayunnila, Kerri Murcia Kannur, Ulpatthi (Malayalam novel), Shantigiri, Theatre Games Kuttikalkku, etc. All these works of him are appreciated by everyone thoroughly. His various translations included Jesus CEO (Malayalam translation of Jesus CEO by Laurie Beth Jones), Caligula (translation of Albert Campus’s play into Malayalam), Vadhu(Kannada play translated into Malayalam), etc. All these works gave him recognition and appreciation as well. The list of his awards his endless. He received first prize in the Professional Drama Competition of Kerala for the play Aham Aham, received Sangeeta Nataka Akademi award for the best playwright, Senior Fellowship by the cultural department under the government in the year 2004, etc. Even until today, his works are read and seen all over the world.


Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair

Born in the Travancore state of Nagercoil, Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair went down in history as the first movie star of Malayalam cinema. Even though he is widely known as an actor, he was also a playwright, lyricist, director, orator and script writer. He has made many remarkable contributions to the Malayalam film industry and is revered as a stalwart in his field. He was born to Mangat Govinda Pillai and Lekshmi Amma, who were a part of the elite class in Nagercoil. Right from his childhood, he was a great writer and orator. He started writing poems at the tender age of eight and achieved his first publication when he was only fourteen. He had an intense, insatiable passion for writing and the arts and that passion made him turn down his parents’ suggestion to settle down as a government employee. Initially, he was a playwright. He was best known for his plays ‘Kalakaran’, ‘Mareechika’ and ‘Sthree’. His plays were highly praised for their message-oriented and thought-provoking themes. He later tried his hand at acting by playing the protagonist in ‘Sthree’, his play which was adapted into a film. Even though his first attempt at acting didn’t go that well, his second film ‘Jeevitha Nouka’ became a huge commercial success and was the first ever super hit film in Malayalam cinema. There was no looking back after that. He went on to act in many pictures and has a total of 700 movies over a span of 47 years to his credit. His success in films wasn’t mirrored in his marital life. He married thrice. He first married Sarojini Kunjamma. The marriage didn’t work out, and they had to split. He then married Ambalapuzha Meenakshy Amma, an actor.They split up after a couple of years. He then married Sulochana Devi, a singer, and an actor. As they say “third time’s a charm” this marriage worked out and lasted until his death. He has four children, two daughters from his first marriage, a son from his second and a daughter from his third. He received the prestigious Padmashri Award in 1973 from the Government of India. He had also previously received many other awards including Kerala State Film Award, Pushpashree Award, Film Critics Association Award and Film Guidance Society Award. He died in the year 1997 due to kidney failure at the age of 80. Many prominent actors mourned his death. His contribution to Malayalam cinema is massive and will never be forgotten. Another Version of this Bio… Thikkurissy, better known as Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair was a Malayali actor, who was also known for his poems. He also worked as a Play Writer, Lyricist, Orator, Director, and Producer. He received Padma Shri award which is known to be one of the highest civilian honor in our country. In 47 years of his career, he acted in about 700 films. He is recognized as a movie star in Malayalam cinema. Nair was born in a village named Thikkurissy, which is situated in the Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu. He did his schooling from Marthanda Varma School. During his school days too, Nair was fond of writing. Also, he was a great orator since a very young age. At a tender age of 8, he wrote his first poem. Later at the age of 14, his poem got published. When Sukumaran was 20 his poems got collectively published in a book named Kedavilakku. He started off his career in the field of literature even before he completed his studies. He did not fulfill the dream of his parents to secure himself a government job. Officially, Sukumaran started his career as a Play writer. His initial plays ‘Kalakaran’ and ‘Mareechika’ were very successful. By bringing revolutionary change in the Malayalam industry by replacing the melodramatic musicals by the concept of originality and social importance, Nair started writing plays of genres which had a huge contrast to the mainstream plays. Some of his hit plays were ‘Sthree’, Sariyo Thetto, and ‘Maya’. He changed the pattern of the industry and was a pioneer in showcasing concepts which were never thought of in the Malayali cinema. His debut film was an adaptation of his self-written play, Sthree. This movie could not leave a mark at the box office. The next film he did was produced by K and K Productions and was a directorial venture of K.Vembu. This movie, ‘Jeevitha Nouka’, was a critically and commercially acclaimed film. Also, it brought a positive drift in the industry. It was because of this feature film that Thikkurissy became the movie star of Malayalam cinema. In the film ‘Sariyo Thetto’, Nair did multiple tasks. Besides playing the part of the protagonist in the same, Thikkurissy also handled the story, lyrics, dialogues, screenplay, and direction. With this step, Sukumaran carved an image for himself and became one of the most noted personalities in Malayalam cinema. Thikkurissy also gave his shot in dramatizing in a full-length comedy called ‘Viruthan Shanku’. He continued handling various job positions in movies proving himself to be a great laureate. He also worked on the small screen. Nair did a show on Doordarshan named ‘Lubdhan Lukose’. For the famous identity that Thikkurissy was, many people took his support for getting launched in movies. He helped various people get established in the industry by providing them with Screen names. He changed Abdul Kader's name as Prem Nazir. Later in Nazir's career, he got the opportunity to work on many projects along with Thikkurissy. He helped many people grow in the industry. Sukumaran belonged to a very pious and religious family of Tamil Nadu. His father's name was Mangat C. Govinda Pillai, and his mother's name was N. Lekshmi Amma. L. Omanakkunjamma, his sister was the first female magistrate in India. Nair married thrice in his lifetime. He first married Sarojini Kunjamma. She belonged to a much-respected family. They both have two daughters together. Their first daughter is an executive engineer in Ernakulam and their second daughter is a housewife. After being separated from his first wife, he married Ambalapuzha Meenakshy Amma, an actor. They have a son together. He currently stays in Chennai. Unfortunately, his second marriage did not go on for long, and he ended his relationship with his second wife. Thikkurissy then got married to a singer and a dancer, K. Sulochana Devi, by whom he had one daughter. Their daughter, just like her father was a poet. Kanakasree, their daughter, died in a fatal accident leaving behind her father shattered. Thikkurissy died on 11 March 1997 due to Kidney collapse. Thikkurissy was a master in his work and deserved recognition and honors. In his lifetime, he bagged many awards. The most respected recognition that he received was Padmashri, from the Government of India. In 1986, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Filmfare. He got many awards for being the best actor. He was also a recipient of Prem Nazir Award in the year 1992. He added many feathers in his cap and did great work throughout his career. Another Version of this Bio… Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair was a Malayali poet, playwright, scriptwriter, lyricist, orator, film director, and an actor. He was born on 16th October 1916. Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair is regarded as the very first movie star of Malayalam Cinema. He acted in over 700 movies in his 47 years of an acting career. He is the recipient of the Padmashri award from the Government of India. He started is a journey as a playwright and his great work in plays opened the doors of Malayalam Film Industry for him. He debuted in the industry with one of his own plays “Sthree” as a producer and a protagonist. From there he worked in many films. Thikkurissy accomplished success in every aspect of the industry he touched. He was credited with lyrics, screenplay, and direction in many films. During his final days, he suffered from many diseases. Finally, on 11th March 1997, Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair died due to renal failure

Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair Malayalam Actor