Birthday: 04-04-1933
Date of death: 26-08-2000
Star sign: Taurus

Balan K. Nair was a Malayalam actor born on 4 April 1933 in Chemancheri, Calicut. He made his reputation acting as a villain in most of the southern films. Balan started his acting career at a very young age of 14 with the association of Sangamam Theatre, Kozhikode. He was the eldest among his siblings and his parents died when he was very young. Balan had to face struggles before he became an actor. He made his debut with the film Nizhalattam in 1970. During his career, he won many prestigious awards including The National Award for The Best Actor in Oppol for his role as a military officer. Balan also won The Kerala State Film Award twice for second best actor in Adhithi and Thacholi Ambu in 1974 and 1978 respectively.

He was a renowned actor of the south film industry and worked for both Tamil and Malayalam Film Industry. During his career, he did 4 Tamil movies and 228 movies. He was not only famous for his villain roles but also for his strong character roles. He also acted as stunt double for Dev Anand in the movie Sarhad in 1960. Before his debut in the Indian cinema, he was a mechanic and owned a metal workshop. During the era of 1970, he was regarded as one of the top villains of the Malayalam film industry. His son Meghanathan is also an actor though not as renowned as his father. Balan was married to Sarada Nair and had five children. On 26 August 2000, Balan died in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala at Sree Chitra Tirunal Hospital from his prolonged bone cancer.

Balan always played a very strong character on the screen and was one of the dominative and legendary villain of the Malayalam Film Industry. Balan is regarded as the best villain and will be acclaimed for his role in the coming decades.

Jagathy Sreekumar Malayalam Actor

Jagathy Sreekumar

Jagathy Sreekumar, a famous Indian film actor known for his comedy roles. His original name is Sreekumar Achary known by his screen name Jagathy. Sreekumar was born in 1951 in Jagathy, Trivandrum.His father was a drama artist, and he worked for all India radio. He did his schooling in Trivandrum and completed his graduation from Mar Ivanious College Trivandrum. He first started his career as a medical representative and due to his immense passion towards the film, he turned to the film industry and became an actor.   During his school and college days itself, he acted in dramas and play and became a theater artist. He started his film career in the movie Chattambi Kalyani directed by J Sasikumar in 1975.After that, he did small roles, and later he became popular for his comedy roles. In 1976 after his after Jagathy married to Mallika Sukumaran and Jagathy at that time was at the starting stage of his career. Mallika was a lead actress in the industry also. Later they got separated, and Jagathy continued with his acting. Jagathy mentions his father as a strict person and in interviews, he always mentions about his father.Jagathy film journey continued and in 1979 he again married Kala, and the couple had a daughter Sreelakshmi. Later in 1984, the relationship ended with a divorce. Kalpavriksham, Madalasa, Ethoruswapnam, Pappu, Munettam, Adipan, Yavanika, Ayityham, Jaalakam, Shikkar, Naayika, Udayananu Taram, etc. were his famous hits. In 1984, Jagathy again married Shobha and has one son and daughter. Jagathy directed two films in Malayalam Kalyanaunnikal and Annakutty Kodambakkam Vilikunu. 1990's Jagathy Kalpana combination was a hit and almost all films the pair joined. He wrote the screen play for the movie champion Thomas in 1990.Apart from all these Jagathy also tried his luck as a playback singer and sung almost five songs in Malayalam.   Jagathy got many awards for his performance, and he is in Guinness book of world records for completing 1500 films .he got 5 Kerala state film award,2 Kerala film critics award, Bahadoor Award in 2003, Prem Nazir ward in 2005, etc. He got The Kochi Times Film Award for his negative role in the movie Urumi. During the peak point of his career in 2012 Jagathy met with an accident while returning to his house after film shoot. Jagathy was hospitalized over 1 year and is still recovering from his injuries. There is only one Jagathy in Indian cinema and nobody can ever replace his place.   The name Jagathy Sreekumar echoes in the mind of every malayalee audience and all are waiting for his comeback.

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Narain

Narain is a famous South Indian Actor who hails from Thrissur. His original name is Sunil Kumar. He was born to Mr. T.M.Ramakrishnan and   Shantha Kumari in Calcutta. He did a cinematography course at Adayar Film Institute and after that, he joined with Rajeev Menon as an Assistant Director. After that, he moved to acting and done his first movie Nizhalkuthu directed by Adoor Gopalakrishnan. People identified him through his movie Four the people directed by Jayaraj . He played the role of a police officer and later he acted in the movie Achuvinte Amma directed by Sathyan Anthickad. Meera Jasmine did the female lead. He played the same police officer role in the remake version of four the people in Tamil Bengali and Telugu version.     Classmates one of the biggest hit of Narain made him very popular actor. He played the role of Murali, son of a college professor. The entire storey revolves around the friendship of some students. His first movie in Tamil was Chithiram Pesuthadi, which was a super hit directed by Mishkin. He changed his name from Sunil to Narain after the success of his first Tamil movie and he got a handful of movies after that. He got some good character roles like collector Vetrivel in the movie Pallikoodam.   In 2012, Narain played a negative role in the movie Mugamoodi starred by Jeeva in the lead role and he acted with Mohanlal in Grandmaster again as a police officer. Narain is now busy with more movies and he will be playing the lead role in Kakki Satta, a remake of Kamal Haasan's movie. Narain is married to Manju and the couple has a daughter Tanmaya.

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