Mukesh

Other names of Mukesh : Mukesh Babu
Birthday: 22-11-1959
Age: 59
Star sign: Sagittarius

He is a Malayalam actor and producer, famous for his comedy and drama roles. He was initially a theater artist, writer, and started Kalidasa Visual Magic to produce plays. His first play was Chayanmukhi, directed by Prasanth Narayan, which say him essay Keechaka’s role. He completed his schooling from Infant Jesus School Kollam and BSc from Sree Narayana College, Kollam and also has an LLB degree from Government Law College, Thiruvananthapuram. He married twice. His first wife was actor Saritha with whom he has two sons Shravan and Tejas, who are pursuing their academics from Dubai and New Zealand respectively. His second wife is Methil Devika, dancer, whom he married in 2013.

He started his movie career with the film Baloon in the year 1982. His movies Odaruthammava Aalariyam in 1984, Boeing Boeing the year after, Shyama and Adiverukal in 1986, earned his consecutive accolades. 1989 was a turning point in his career. With the role of Gopalakrishnan, a stock character his stardom created was a young, comical and deceitful man who went on an illegal path as the society and life pressurized him to tread that path, leaving him with no other option, a product of the state, in the movie, Ramji Rav Speaking.

Starting from this, Mukesh Babu became a box office favorite and moved on as a bankable star with blockbusters like Harihar Nagar and Godfather in 1990 and 91 respectively. After this, there was a string of comic movies in the late 90s likeInnathe Programme in 1991 and four years later Sipayi Lahala then the hitKalyana Kacheri in 19997 and Mattupetti Machan the year after. His more noticeable roles during that time wereSiddique's Hitler in 1996 and Friends, made three years later. He and Priyadarshan together worked in Kakkakuyil in 2001. The year 2000 was the second twist in Mukesh’s tale. He began taking up numerous stock character roles, for example- Chronic Bachelor, the very famous Sethurama Iyer CBI and Innathe Chintha Vishayam (2008). 2007 saw Mukesh, the producer. Sreenivasan and Mukesh Babu together formed their very own production house Lumiere Film Company whose first film Katha Paryumpol (2007) was a box office hit.

The second one, Thattathin Marayathu (2012) also came to be a great hit. 2009 saw his smashing, pathbreaking comeback with To Harihar Nagar in his immortal role Mahadevan and it became the biggest commercial success of his career. This led to one blockbuster after another with Mukesh starrers- Ghost House Inn and Mummy & Me both in the same year 2010, Oru Marubhoomi Kadha and Nadakame Ulakam, two big hits of 2011, Lucky Star in 2013Mannar Mathai Speaking 2 in 2014 and Adi Kapyare Kootamaniand Two Countries in the next year.

K. B. Ganesh Kumar Malayalam Actor

K. B. Ganesh Kumar

Keezhoote Balakrishna Pillai Ganesh Kumar (known as K B Ganesh Kumar) is an actor, TV host and even a politician. He is the son of the veteran politician, R. Balakrishna Pillai. Like his father, the actor too had a long innings in his political career having won three times from his constituency in the election. The actor first made his foray into films during 1985. Earlier in his career as an actor, Pillai played supporting character roles and even had portrayed predominantly villain, anti-social and rowdy characters in the movies. His career in acting was for a span of two decades. Even after being elected as MLA, he did not give up his love for acting. He made a balance between his political and acting career graph. His first movie was ‘‘Erakal' directed by KG George. Later on since 2001, he was seen playing various roles in movies and entertaining masses. Some of his prominent movies where he essayed a stellar role include ‘Sukhamodevi’, ‘Mukthi’ and ‘Devadas’. Till 2013, he was active in cinema and he even tried his luck in TV series. The actor had appeared in many TV series that was aired on TV channels of Kerala. For Doordarshan, he appeared in two TV series, namely “Dr.Harischadra” and “Mohangal”. Also, the actor also essayed pivotal character in two other TV series ‘Nammal Thammil’ and ‘Samayam’ which were aired on Asianet TV channel. The actor is also the recipient of best television actor in 2007 given by Kerala State Government for his role in TV serial "Madhavam" aired on Surya TV. Plus, he got the best actor role again in 2008 for his role in TV serial ‘Aliyanmarum Penganmarum’ that was aired on Amrita TV. Ganesh Kumar had some issues with his personal life. His first marriage faced complexities and he divorced his first wife Dr.Yamini Thankachi whom he married on 20 May 1994. Later, he again married the marketing head of Asianet TV channel, Bindhu Menon. The actor was very choosy and selective in his roles be it small or big screen. Hence, he had done some meaningful roles as a supporting actor in Malayalam cinema whether it had many grey shades in the character or even very good and significant meaning too. But it is true that the industry had offered him a platform to project his skills and he always wanted to portray negative or grey-shaded characters. He was born on 25 May 1966 in Trivandrum.

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Thampy Antony

Thampy Antony is an international artist who has been a part of both Hollywood and Mollywood. Thampy is also known by the name Antony Thekkek. He belonged to an Orthodox Christian family and was born with six siblings in Ponkunnam, located in Kerala. One of Thampy’s siblings, Babu Antony, has done more than a hundred movies in multiple languages in the south Indian film industry. After finishing his schooling, he studied civil engineering and pursued architecture as a profession for a few years. Post working as an architect, he worked in the irrigation department in Kerala for a year. Later he went to America, in the year 1984 along with his family and lived for almost twenty years in San Francisco Bay. He was running a health care business unit in the USA, along with his brother Babu Antony, before entering the film industry. This multifaceted Keralite has been passionate about acting right from his college days and even after settling down in the USA. In the US, he was an active member of the drama clubs and worked hard to improve his skills. His debut theater ventures were the plays, Doctor Daivasahayam and Idachakkaplamood Police Station, which he had put up for the Malayali Association of North California (MANCA) in America. His entry card into the cinema world was a short television film directed by Rajiv Anchal. He had done a guest role in this telefilm. He was recognized instantly and was cast as the lead in the international movie Beyond the Soul, which was an Indian film based in the United States and directed by Rajiv Anchal in the year 2002. Thampy did the role of a doctor in this award-winning film which is about the hurdles faced by a physician when he travels from abroad to India. The flick was not a box office grosser but won high acclamation from several critics. Thekkek received the Best Actor Award at the prestigious Honolulu Film Festival. He said in an interview that it was an honor to him for being the first Indian to bag this award under the best actor category. The movie was filmed in both America and India. The movie also won two additional awards for the best screenplay and the best feature film at the New York International Film Festival. It was also screened in four theatres of New York City and received wide appreciation. Before acting in the lead role in this flick, he had done a few supporting roles such as the role of Zafar Ali in the movie Arabia that released in the year 1995. This flick had Antony’s brother Babu as the main lead and technically this is Thampy’s debut movie. Antony has done many character roles in several movies such as Janaki (2009), Ivan Megharoopan (2012), Kalimannu (2013), ABCD- American Born Confused Desi (2013) and so on. The flick Cash was his first Hollywood film, in the year 2010, in which he played the character of Bahadurjit Tejeenderpeet Singh. He is also involved in the production of Malayalam movies through his production house ‘Kayal’. He has made many hit movies under his banner, such as Papilio Buddha and Sufi Paranja Katha.

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