Narendra Prasad was born on 26th December 1946 at Mavelikkara, Kerala. He obtained his pre-degree from Bishop Moore College, a degree in Mathematics from N.S.S College, Pandalam and later joined Institute of English-University of Kerala to do his post-graduation in English Literature and Language. He entered the film world at a young age as a stage actor and acted in nearly 150 films. He was quite ambitious, and his career was not limited to acting.

He joined Bishop Moore College as an English Lecturer in the year 1967 where he taught only for a year as he joined the government service in the year 1968. He continued as a government lecturer for almost 21 years and worked at Government Arts College, Trivandrum, Government Victoria College, Palakkad as well as at University College, Thiruvananthapuram. He was appointed as a Director of School of Letters of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. He was married to Nanda Prasad and had two beautiful daughters named Divya and Deepa.

He wrote the script of the film Asthikal Pookunnu, which was his debut on the silver screen. He worked in the Malayalam film industry for almost 15 years and was awarded Kerala SahityaAkademi Award for his play Souparnika in 1985, SangeethaNataka Award, State Award for Best Supporting Actor for Malayalam drama film Paithrukamand many more. He also formed a drama troupe ‘Natyagraham’ in the 1980s and composed, directed as well as produced several plays. He was not only an exceptional actor, professor, playwright but also wrote the popular literary novelAlanjavarAnveshichavar. His most appreciated works include UlsavaMelam, Yadav, SthalathePradhanaPayyans, AaramThamburan, JadiParanjalEntheandPeruvazhiyileKariyilakal.

He died on 3rd November 2003 at Kozhikode, Kerala due to cardio-respiratory arrest. A documentary film ArangozhinjaAksharaPrabhuwas created by Arun S Kulakkara as a symbol of respect for the exceptional contribution of Late Narendra Prasad’s to the film industry.

Saikumar

Saikumar is a renowned Malayalam actor born in Kollam district of Kerala. Born to actor father Kottakaram Sreedharan Nair, he married Prasanna Kumari in the year 1988. After ten years long marriage he divorced her, making Actress Bindu Panicker his wife in the year 2009. However, his previous marriage did not end on good terms facing a lot of legal difficulties. He also had a daughter, Vaishnavi with Prasanna Kumari. His ex- wife had also blamed actress Bindu on worsening their marriage. This personal drama has indeed inked his career, but his films are still being acknowledged. SaiKumar has popularly played serious roles and villain characters in Malayalam films. Primarily commencing his film journey with a few comedy characters, he made a gradual shift to the famous villainous genre. Making his first debut with Vidarunna Motukkal in the year of 1977, performing as a kid he had progressed with some real important roles. In 1989, he was first featured in the leading role of Siddeeq and Lal’s debut film Ramoji Rao Speaking opposite debutant Rekha. After that, he was cast in lead roles in films like Sauhradam, Thudarkkatha, Khoshayathra, Anantha Mrithangam and many more. However, he had to face a tough competition in the comedy genre. Henceforth, he maintained a position in the Mollywood industry creating wonders in the supporting roles and the villain portions he played in the films. His works had earned him the Kerala State Film Awards for the film Anadabhaivarav while the award for supporting cast for Chakkara Muthu added a feather to his cap by the Asianet Film Award in the year 2006. He has also worked dubbing for roles Aagathan and Tilakkam. Besides, Vajram, Silence, Satya are few of the many serials that he had been cast. Sai Kumar still marks his presence in the industry playing small characters till date.

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