Birthday: 16-05-1948
Date of death: 22-10-2011
Star sign: Gemini

Mullanezhi Neelakandan Namboothiri is a Malayalam actor and lyricist. He has also written plays and poems in the past. His foray into the world of writing started with poems. At a very young age, Mullanezhi got the opportunity to be mentored by Vyloppilli Sreedhara Menon, a famous poet of Kerala. His books like Mohapakshi and Penkoda showed the deep rooted background of the legend as he used a lot of Sanskrit in his poems.

He made the transition as a lyricist with the song “ Karukaruthoru Pennanu” featured in Njavalpazhangal (1976).More offers kept coming by so Mullanezhi ended up penning over 70 songs in 22 films, his last being Indian Rupee in 2011.

His songs were a perfect blend of traditional and modern music. Alongside a spectacular career as a lyricist, Mullanezhi had a small acting career too. He has acted in 16 films, playing supporting roles. But his work as a lyricist was more revered and awarded than that as a lyricist. Thus, he was quick in quitting acting. His accolades include two Kerala Sahitya Akademi awards (one each in 1995 and 2010). The former was for theatre and later for his poems.

He has also won the state award for Best Lyricist. Mullanezhi has also served as a director of Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi from 1980-83. These awards are enough proof to show the hold Mullanezhi had in theatre at a time. He used to love writing plays on social issues. The result was some impactful plays coming out at that time. Mullanezhi, unfortunately, died on 22 October 2011 due to cardiac arrest. But his poems and songs have remained immortal.

Mohan Sharma Malayalam Actor

Mohan Sharma

Mohan Sharma is a prominent Indian film actor, producer, and director. He was born in Thathamangalam in the district of Palakkad in Kerala. He completed his studies in Thathamangalam and Chittur. In a span of ten years, Mohan has been in the examiners’ panel in Anna University. He can speak, read, and write Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, and English languages. He has a passion for cooking mainly Palghat Cuisine. Mohan was the first South Indian actor who graduated from FTII (Film and Television Institute of India) in Pune. He has carved his niche as a leading actor in the South Indian film industry. In a career that spans almost four decades, he already acted in more than 100 films in all South Indian languages films. He also produced over 15 Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada films and was the only one to produced films in all South Indian languages. He acted in Malayalam films including Panimudakku, Nellu, Prayanam, Thomasleeha, Muthu, Dada Sahib, Chithariyavar, Kalabham, Gramam, Mayamohini, and a lot more. He also donned few Tamil, Hindi, and Kannada films. His most notable role was in the 1974 Malayalam feature film, Chattakkari, where he acted as Sasi, a Hindu boy, who fell in love with Julie (played by Lakshmi), an Anglo-Indian girl. It was also the time when he fell in love with Lakshmi, whom he got married later on. Unfortunately, their relationship ends with a divorce. Mohan also acted in several television serials such as Kolangal, Lakshmi, Luky, Arasi, Vani Rani, Sakthi, and more. In 2012, he penned, produced, directed, and starred in the Indian bilingual film, Gramam. This film was well received by the audience and critics and also bagged two Kerala State Film Awards and two National Film Awards. Mohan was trained in both Carnatic and Hindustani classical music, and he also rendered playback in some of his films like Bandham and Ivide Thudangunnu. In 2002, he was elected as the President of The South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce and all through his period, he made a remarkable campaign against piracy, as well as to the banking and insurance sectors in the South Indian film industry. In 2000’s, he has served as a member of the National Awards Film Jury and was once a member of the Indian Panorama Jury. He became the President of the Rotary Club of Madras Central from 2004 to 2005 and was luckily selected by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in leading a campaign against AIDS in Asia.

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Murali Gopy

Murali Gopy is a very revered name in the Malyalam film industry. He has written, acted and sung for various films. He is best known for Ee Adutha Kaalathu and Left Right Left. He reprised the role of an actor, screenwriter and singer for his debut film Rasikan (2004). He then returned to the big screen after a five year hiatus with Bhramaram (2009) opposite stalwarts like Mohanlal. The film gave him instant recognition and fetched him the Filmfare Award for best supporting actor. After starring in Gadhama (2011), Murali again returned to acting-writing with Ee Adutha Kaalathu, which again tasted success. The film received awards for both his acting and the story. He was seen in about seven films in 2013, most notable ones being Left Right Left and Kanyaka Talkies. His talent has crossed all borders of entertainment. From his fascinating collection of short stories in the book Murali Gopiyunde Kadhakal to anchoring in popular TV, reality shows like Music Mojo- Murali has done it all. He has sung a song for four of his films and also for the recent hit Premam. Adding more badges of glory, there’s an AIR program that he was part of, played the role of editor or sub-editor for various big newspapers and magazines. Films ran in his genes, as his father Bharath Gopi was a big actor himself. He was married to Anjana, a simple bank employee, who unfortunately died due to a heart attack. He has two children-a daughters, Gauri and a son, Gaurav. The numerous awards that Murali has got are no small feat. His works have helped to gather appreciation from the increasingly-maturing audiences to big writers like N.S Madhavan. He is constantly appreciated for writing on challenging themes like human desire in Kanyaka Talkies and untapped genres like a black comedy in Ee Adutha Kaalathu. Murali is in a very interesting stage of his career where many from the industry and the audience are eagerly waiting for his next venture.

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