When Babu Antony (real name Bob Anthony) holds up his report card it looks to be a very impressive one and more than his 175 plus movies in 6 different languages, what stand out are his other attributes in the nonfilm and academic domains. Apart from a degree in English Literature and a Masters in HRM, he was also captaining the University Volleyball and Athletic teams, justifying all of his six ft. Plus height and 185 lbs build and teaching martial arts as well in college days. It was Bharatan, one of the successful directors of that time who got him into films in 1986, launching him with “Chilampu” on an impressive career with several hits and critically acclaimed films, including some that got recognition in international forums. Being basically from Kerala his prime focus has obviously been Malyalam films, and he has an impressive record to boot. Out of the 31 movies chosen to showcase 75 years of Malayalam movies, two of Babu’s movies (“ Vaishali” and “Sayahnam”) were also chosen alongside so many other big names in the industry. Coincidentally both the films had a mythological basis, the former being based on the Mahabharata, while the latter is in the Old Testament. He has had several hits to his name and that too in several languages, including action movies like “Chanda”; “Hathya” etc. and multi-lingual versions like “Poovinu Puthiya Poonthennal” made in Hindi as well as 4 Southern languages. He had a brief respite from films in between, but soon made a comeback through the 2012 film “Grandmaster” featuring the famous Mohanlal as his co-star. However, in his own estimation it was “Aparahnam” which gave him maximum satisfaction. Here he portrays the role of a terrorist who is suffering from a dilemma about his purpose in life. Some of his later hits include the double version “ Kanchana” in Tamil and Telugu, as well as “Ek Deewana Tha” in Hindi, amongst many others. And finally, he is also giving free rein to his versatility by taking up the direction of a Malayalam film entitled “Piano”.

Asif Ali Malayalam Actor

Asif Ali

Asif Ali is a model –turned actor who was brought into the film by iconic director Shyamaprasad and Sathyan Anthikkad. Later on, he featured in some successful Malayalam movies and made his way to stardom. Though he was not a superstar, his image of a chocolate boy in a movie ‘Salt N Pepper' seems to be best suited to him as he is very cute and innocent-looking. But unfortunately, he was given to play scary characters that had gray and negative shades.    Known for his good looks and easy-going personality, the actor did not get box office success for his films like 'Hi I'm Tony’, ‘Mosayile Kuthirameenukal’ and ‘Pakida' which is supposed to be his best films. That is one reason he could not be graded as a superstar. Known for his handsome looks, the actor had graduated from foreign university and had previously appeared in video commercial and small film roles. This actor had too many dramatic projects too such as Siby Malayil’s ‘Violin' that marked a milestone for the actor as he played the solo lead for the first time in his career. Even in S Siby Malayil ‘s ‘Apoorvaraagam' and Sathyan Anthikkad ‘s ‘Kadha Thudarunnu' and Aashiq Abu's ‘Salt n' Pepper, he got raving reviews from critics and audiences, as all these films were family-oriented dramas on screen.    The actor has done cameo roles in five films. In between 2012-14, he had signed maximum film projects that made him a very star which went to earn him many buzzworthy roles which put him in the club of established actor in Mollywood. In 2015, he appeared in four successful movies such as Double Barrel, You Too Brutus, Kohinoor and Nirnayakam, which allowed him to try something new in commercial cinema. In 2013, he tied his knot with Zama Mazreen, and now the couple is blessed with a boy. The actor was born on 4th February 1986, to M. P. Shoukath Ali and Molly in Kerala.


Indrajith Sukumaran

Indrajith Sukumaran is a prominent film actor, who predominantly works in the Malayalam film industry. He was born on February 20, 1980 in Trivandum, Kerala in India. Indrajith is the eldest son of the late Malayalam actor and producer, Sukumaran Nair and actress, Mallika Sukumaran. He got married to Poornima Mohan, an actress as well, on December 13, 2002 and they have two daughters namely Nakshatra and Praarthana. He is the brother of South Indian actor, Prithviraj Sukumaran.    He was debuted as a film actor in the 2002 Malayalam romantic drama film, Oomappenninu Uriyadappayyan, helmed by Vinayan, which stars Jayasurya and Kavya Madhavan. Since then, he was starred in more than 50 films, and became notable for his role as a villain in the blockbuster hit film, Meesa Madhavan in 2002, helmed by Lal Jose. In year 2004, he acted alongside Dileep in the box-office action drama film, Runway. Indrajith played as a rich spoiled brat in Prithviraj-starrer Classmates in 2006, following with an appearance in Chotta Mumbai together with Mohanlal in the lead role. He acted again in Lal Jose’s directorial film, Arabikkatha in 2007; a film that depicts the story about Cuba Mukundan. In year 2008, he acted in the multi-starrer action thriller film, Twenty:20, together with the biggies of the Malayalam cinema such as Mohanlal, Mammootty, Dileep, Jayaram, Suresh Gopi and many more. He was starred in the Malayalam films, Nayakan and Karayilekku Oru Kadal Dooram in 2010. He is also notable for his role as an unemployed man, who is making toys out of the garbages he picked for a living in the black comedy film, Ee Adutha Kaalathu in 2012. Indrajith acted as a priest in the 2013 romantic musical satire film, Amen in 2013. Indrajith won the Best Supporting Actor award at the TTK Prestige-Vanitha Film Awards for his performance in this film. In the same year, he was starred in Arun Kumar Aravind’s Left Right Left. Indrajith also made an appearance in the drama thriller film, Ezhamathe Varavu and in the social thriller film, Angels.    Besides acting predominantly in the Malayalam films, Indrajith was also featured in the Indian-British period drama film, Before the Rains in 2007; in the Tamil romantic thriller film Sarvam and in Telugu film Kavya’s Diary in year 2009 and in the Hindi film The Waiting Room in 2010.    Since then, he performed in a variety of films that showcased his talent as an actor. As of the present, he is waiting for the release of his latest Malayalam comedy thriller film, Amar Akbar Anthony, from which he was starred alongside Jayasurya and Prithviraj Sukumaran.    He also sang for few Malayalam films including Mullavalliyum Thenmavum in 2003, Chekavar, Nayakan and Happy Husbands in 2010, Arikil Oraal in 2013 and Angels in 2014.

Indrajith Sukumaran Malayalam Actor