Bheeman Reghu is a renowned Malayalam actor who has played some of the famous characters. His actual name is Raghu Damodaran. He was born on October 6, 1953, only son of Thankamma and K. P. Damodaran Nair. His father is a retired municipal commissioner.
He is a citizen of Changanacherry, Kottayam district, Travancore Cochin. He is a law graduate. St Stephen's school in Pathanapuram, Sanatana Dharma College in Alappuzha, and University College in Thiruvananthapuram are his alma maters. Before pursuing acting as a profession, he worked in the police force. He is five feet and seven inches tall. He married Sudha on January 18, 1978, and has three children since his marriage.
He has worked in more than four hundred films and has recently tried to break the stereotype surrounding him by veering towards comedy movies. He made his debut with ‘
’ in the year 1978. However, it was his movie Bheema in 1982 which made him a household name in the Malayalam.
In fact, people started calling him Bheema, which he adapted as his stage name. Some of the movies that he has worked on are Grihalakshmi, Pinneyum Pookkunna Kaadu, Ithiri Neram Othiri Karyam, Hello Madras Girl, Oru Maadapraavinte Kadha, Thirakkil Alppa Samayam, Nishedi, Kiratham, Oru Naal Innoru Naal, Neeyallengil Njan, Itha Samayamayi, Kannaaram Pothippothi, Ithrayum Kaalam, Janakeeya Kodathi, Niramulla Raavukal, 1921, Theruvu Narthaki, Idu Saadhya, Samrajyam, Ente Sooryaputhrikku, Randam Varavu, Inspector Balram, Mahanagaram, Gentleman Security, Mookkilla Rajyathu Murimookkan Rajavu, Magician Mahendralal from Delhi, James Bond, Rapid Action Force, Ee Nadu Innalevare, Madhuchandralekha, Chacko Randaaman, Chinthamani Kolacase, Kanaka Simhasanam, Black Cat, Ee Pattanathil Bhootham, Oru Small Family, Teja Bhai and Family, Nagara Varidhi Naduvil Njan, RajadhiRaja,
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, Naughty Professor, Theruvu Nakshatrangal, and much more.
He has also worked in a TV show called for two years as Ittan Pada Nair. Asianet Channel telecasted the serial. People still remember his protrayal of Bhargavan, Raghu, Vimal/Vinod, Sugunan, Radhakrishnan, Koyakutti, Vaasu, Jamal, Johny, Raveendran, and Tiger Ramu.
He was also embroiled in a disputation when he got into an argument with a bakery owner, who had launched a complaint against him with the police. He also dabbled in politics and was a member of the National Democratic Alliance. BJP was its leader.
He also ran for the Assembly elections from the constituency of Pathanapuram in the year 2016. It saw several of his contemporaries contesting like Jagadeesh, K. B. Ganesh Kumar, and Raghu. Bheemu was unsuccessful in his attempt. His recent movie Malayalakkara Residency released in the year 2014.