Meghanathan is an actor from the South Indian film industry and mainly known for his roles in Malayalam cinemas. He is the son of the well known and National Award winning actor, Balan K. Nair. Some of the notable films he’s appeared in are ‘Chandranudikkunna Dikkil’ in 1999, ‘Chenkol’ in 1993, ‘Vaasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum’ in 1999, ‘ Vellithira Click to look into! >> Read More... ’ in 2003 and ‘Nerariyan CBI’ in 2005. He was born in the city of Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of the state of Kerala to Balan K. Nair and Sarada Nair. He was one amongst five children and was born second. His siblings are Ajaykumar, Anil, Sujatha, and Latha.

His childhood was mostly spent in Madras (now Chennai) as they had to shift to the city for his father’s film shootings. He completed his higher secondary education from Asan Memorial Association in the town of Chennai. He later moved to Coimbatore to pursue Automobile Engineering. He had an inclination towards automobiles because his father was in the field and earned his livelihood through it before he got into films. After getting his diploma, he was given a role in Ashtram, the 1983 film with the recognition of being Balan K. Nair’s son.

Although he hasn’t been playing any mainstream roles in films, all the roles that he was carried out so far have had gripping effects on the viewers of Malayalam cinema. He has played some far-reaching and villainous roles worthy of many accolades. He remains one of the most unappreciated and undermined artists that lie hidden in the South Indian film industry. He accepted in an interview that he was proud of being called the son of Bharat Balan K. Nair and that he has always been thankful to his father.

After his father had died on August 26th in the year 2000, he was only left as an actor, and he had to climb his way to the industry. He has been into movies for over twenty years and has been playing roles in over forty films since then. He believes he did justice to every role he did, especially to the villainous ones.

Maqbool Salmaan Malayalam Actor

Maqbool Salmaan

Maqbool Salmaan is an actor from the Malayalam film industry and is the nephew of famous Malayalam movie actor Mammooty. His father Ebrahimkutty is a familiar face on Malayalam television. He was born on 28th June 1987 in Vaikom town in the district of Kottayam in Kerala. Born to the television actor, P. I. Ebrahimkutty and wife Sameena, Maqbool and his sister Tania Amjith grew up amidst a family of television stars. Maqbool had a leaning towards acting naturally since he was surrounded with great talent. But he was particular about finishing his education before entering into the field of cinema. He graduated from Oxford College in Bangalore with a Bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management. Soon after college, Maqbool had intentions to enter the film industry, but he was clear about not using his uncle’s (Mammooty) name to gain entry. After years of struggling with a row of failed projects, finally in 2012, Maqbool made his debut appearance in A. K. Saajan’s film ‘Asuravithu’ starring Asif Ali. He made a good impression amongst viewers and critiques alike for his role as a guy named ‘Messi’. As he wanted it to be, he made his uncle proud as he made it to the industry on his own and hadn’t sought help from any of his relatives including his cousin Dulquer Salmaan (son of Mammootty). In 2012, debutant director Aneesh Upasana cast him as ‘Najeeb’ in her film, ‘Matinee’. This role had managed to get him critical acclaim and also a fresh line of movies in the following years. Later on, he made appearances in various films over the years. Some of them being, Kareem’s ‘Parayan Baaki Vechathu’, Sreejith Sukumaran’s ‘Hangover’ and Kapil Chazhur’s ‘Kerala Today’, etc. all of which came out in the year 2014. His latest flick ‘Appuram Bengal Ipparum Thiruvathamkoor’ directed by Nithin, son of veteran actor Renji Panicker is set to be released in 2016. The film is about the life of three friends who live in an apartment next to a group of Bengalis. Another Version Bio Added : Maqbool Salman is an Indian movie star who acts in Malayalam movies. He was born in Vaikom, Kottayam, Kerala and is the son of television actor Ibrahimkutty. He has a sister named, Tania Amjith. He did his graduation in Hotel Management from Oxford College, Bengaluru. He is also the nephew of Malayalam movie star Mammootty, so logically, he was inclined towards acting from his school days. After completing his graduation, he took up acting as a career seriously. Using his uncle’s approach was out of the equation, so he started appearing for auditions. His short struggle of only a year landed him a lead role in AK Saajan’s movie. However, this project failed to take off due to technical reasons. AK Saajan approached Maqbool with the script of Asuravithu, and he signed it immediately. Though the role was a short one, but it was an important role in the context of the movie, whose lead was Asif Ali. The film did not do well, but Maqbool’s performance was well appreciated. This role landed him a lead role in the movie Matinee, which was liked by both critics and the audience. The film was later declared a hit. Since Matinee, he has acted in over 15 movies but is yet to find his space in the Malayalam film industry. He has played lead roles in Hangover(2014), Paran Baaki Vechathu (2014), etc. but they did not performed well. Maqbool forayed into the Tamil cinema in 2017. He followed his cousin Dulquer’s footsteps to enter Tamil cinema. Dulquer was already a household name when Maqbool entered Kollywood. He knew there were bound to be comparisons, but that didn’t deter him from anything. He treats Dulquer as his elder brother and takes advice from him. He got married to Almaz in 2017. He starred with his uncle Mammootty in the movie Kasaba in 2016, which was no less than a dream for Maqbool. His best film till date for which he was recognized and appreciated was Dooram (2016). 

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Kedamangalam Sadanandan

Kedamangalam Sadanandan was born on 1926 in Paravur, Kerala. He had a successful career as a Kadhaprasangam artist (storytelling) he died in his hometown Paravur. He was a veteran Kadhaprasangam artist, actor and lyricist. Kadhaprasangam is an art in which the artist uses Malayalam texts from literary and enriches and entertains the audience with very emotional content to drive social changes. He died on 13th April while fighting with cancer for some time. He is outlived with a wife and a son and a daughter in his family. He had his last performance of storytelling on February 14, 2014, of his career and ruled the stage with almost about 40 stories for over 50,000 hours on 15,000 different stages as one of the most successful Kadhaprasangam artists. His two very famous stories areChangampuzha’s Ramanan and Vazhakkula. He has written scripts of 12 movies in his career and wrote more than 100 songs as a lyricist. He ruled on the stage of Kadhaprasangam artist for almost about 64 years which is a legacy. He is always well known for his work and received many awards and honours in his long career. He is the recipient of Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi fellowship, Sambasivan Dhanya Kerala Praveen award and about 250 other accolades in his triumphant career. He was a socialist and always motivated the artists to bring a change in the society about the well-doings. He also got a chance to act in the movies, but he has an inclination for writing stories and presenting in front of the masses and receiving applauds. He was an all-rounder whom many people aspire to become and his works will be admired all around in the years to come.

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Kedamangalam Sadanandan Malayalam Actor