Irshad is an Indian actor in Malayalam films. He hails from Kecheri, Thrissur, Kerala. Irshad was so passionate about movies that he left his job to look for a role in Malayalam movies.His family and friends in Thrissur has been his encouragement, according to the actor.
Irshad showed his face on screen in PG Viswambaran’s movie Parvathi Parinayam in 1995, but had a real debut in the role of college union chairman in director Sibi Malayil's campus movie Pranayavarnangal in 1998. He acted in PT Kunju Muhammad’s Garshom, which was an offbeat movie, in 1999 and this led to Irshad being casted in the lead roles in many parallel cinemas. He acted in movies of many acclaimed, award winning directors like T V Chandran, Priyanandanan, Pavithran etc. His important parallel movies are Neythukaran (2001), Danny (2002), Paadam Onnu Oru Vilapam (2003), Paradesi (2007), Bhoomi Malayalam (2009) etc. His role in Padam Onnu Oru Vilaapam as cruel husband of protagonist Shahina, a 15 year old Muslim girl, gained him a lot of popularity. He has also done noted roles in Priyanandana’s Pulijanmam (2006) and Dr. Biju’s Veettilekkulla Vazhi (2011) and P.K Radhakrishnan’s Mukham Moodikal (2013).
Irshad has also done many supporting characters in mainstream movies, now and then, since Narasiham in 2000. Offlate, he has shifted his focus from parallel movies to mainstream movies. He did the lead role of Maruthapuram Vishwan, alcoholic husband of protagonist Sumangala played by Kavya Madhavan, in director Priyanandana’s mainstream movie Bhakthajanangalude Shradhakku. His recent noted roles are as villain character Chakka Maniyan in Lal Jose’s Pullipulikalum Aattinkuttiyum (2013), as Sub Inspector in Drishyam and Issac in Memmories (2013). He has also acted in 6 movies in 2014. His roles were well received in hit movies like Sapthamasree Thaskara and Vikramadithyan. The second mainstream movie in which Irshad has done the lead role opposite Lakshmi Gopalaswami, Yathra Thudarunnu, is expected to hit the theaters by the end of 2014.
Irshad has acted in many telefilms  like Veyil Thumbikal, Award winning Malayalam telefilm Directed by- Priyanandan. Irshad has done only few Malayalam serials. His character in serial Madhavam directed by Saji Sundaresan telecasted on Asianet during 2007-2008 gained attention. He is not very active in serial  in recent years since he is more concentrating on doing films.
Apart from films the actor is very much socially committed. He has contested and lost in a block Panchayath election in 2000. He is also part of many social movements in Trissur and other parts of Kerala, like the one demanding the ban of the use of endosulfan in the state. 
Irshad is the third son of his parents Abdu and Nafeesa Thrissur. His wife is  Ramseena and has a son, Arshiq.

Anil Murali

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 , Double Barrel, 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 Poonam Kaur. Anil has also played an important role of Anil Menon in bilingual Tamil movie Nimirndhu Nil (Janda Pai Kapiraju in Telugu) starring Jayam Ravi in Tamil and Nani in Telugu. The Telugu version has Amala Paul 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.

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Anil Murali Malayalam Actor