Anil Murali is an Indian film actor in Malayalam cinema. He has completed over 100 films in Malayalam. He started out in the film industry as a villain before taking on character roles.
Anil Murali began his acting career as a positive character in director Vinayan’s film Kanyakumariyil Oru Kavitha in 1993. He acted in Lenin Rajendran's off beat movie Daivathinte Vikrithikal in 1994. He acted in Mammootty film Stalin Sivadas in 1999. It was Valkkannadi by Anil Babu in 2002 which gave him a real villain role. He was an integral part of Malayalam movies since 2002. He is continuing his journey doing some of the best villain characters in Malayalam films. His villain role Nenja Hakkim in Ivar (2003), as Raghu in Kayam (2010), and Podiyadi Soman in City of God (2011) were appreciated very well. He also did many character roles in some of the recent hit movies like as S K in Manikyakallu in 2011 and as Davis in Amen in 2013. He is also part of many of the recent Malayalam movies like At Andheri ,
, Dollphin Bar, Polytechnic etc.
Recently in 2013 Anil Murali has made his debut in Tamil movies through V Z Durai's crime thriller 6 Melugu Vathigal. Anil is playing an interesting villain Diwakar, who is a bit feminine in his mannerism, oppossite Shaam and
. Anil has also played an important role of Anil Menon in bilingual Tamil movie Nimirndhu Nil (Janda Pai Kapiraju in Telugu) starring in Tamil and Nani in Telugu. The Telugu version has
in the lead role.
Anil is married to Suma who is working in Bharath Matrimonial. They have a son, Adithya and a daughter, Arundathi. Anil and family live in Edappally, Cochin.
Anil had also played important roles in the hit films, Avatharam, 100 Degree Celsius,
, Ramaleela, Aakashamittayee, Shadow, Joseph, Uyare, Brother's Day, Moonam Pralayam, Forensic and Professor Dinkan. He had also played in the super hit Tamil movies,
Enga Amma Rani
,” Nagesh Thiraiyarangam, Mr Local, Jiivi, “Nadodigal 2” and his last film “
” that released in 2020. Anil had been suffering from liver ailments. He had been getting the treatment at a private hospital in Kochi. His body could not recuperate to the medications and the 56-year-old actor had his last breath on 30th July 2020.