Vijayan is a yesteryear film actor, writer and director, who predominantly work in the Malayalam and Tamil films. He was born on May 17, 1944, in Kozhikode, Kerala in India. He has acted in more than 100 films from 1960 until the year 2006. He died on September 22, 2007, due to cardiac arrest in a private hospital in Chennai, Tamil Nadu in India. Vijayan was currently filming Aayudham Seivom when he breathed his last. Besides being an actor, Vijayan is a scenarist and an editor of the Jwala magazine.

He debuted in Bharathiraja’s Tamil film, Kizhakke Pogum Rail in 1978, where he earned fame and popularity. Before this, he started his career by working in the Malayalam cinema. Bharathiraja, who is also a writer, was the first one to know him. In 1977, Vijayan wrote the story of the Malayalam film, Sankhupushpam and he was supposed to act in the film, but he said he couldn’t do the role, and so Sukumaran replaced him. The latter became popular because of the way he delivered his dialogue in the film; those dialogues were also penned by Vijayan.

Later, he received several opportunities in the Tamil cinema and acted in films like Utharipookal, Ponnu Oorukku Pudhusu, Pasi, Manthoppu Kelliey, Niram Maaratha Pookkal, Kumari Pennin Ullathile, Theru Vilakku, Chinna Chinna Veedu Katti, Oru Kaidhiyin Diary and many more. At the same time, he is also actively working in several Malayalam films including Guha, Kayam, Ethirppukal, August 1, Gaandeevam, Goa, Njaan Raajaavu and his last appearance in the Malayalam film industry was from the 2005 film, Kochi Rajavu. Vijayan’s last film release was the blockbuster Tamil action thriller film, Varalaru in 2006, which was written and directed by K. S. Ravikumar. The first and only film that Vijayan has directed was the Tamil film, Puthiya Swarangal.

This film was completed in the year 1991; however, it was canned and never released as the negatives got damaged after the repair of Prasad Film Laboratories, where it was stored.

K.Venu Gopal Malayalam Actor

K.Venu Gopal

K. Venu Gopal (stage name Nedumudi Venu) is a film star with a big status in Indian cinema. He is undoubtedly Mollywood A-list actor. He is an actor from Kerala and even has acted in Tamil films. He is undoubtedly one of the best actors in the industry. Since he was a stage actor earlier, his versatile natural acting always coupled with the style of speaking Malayali accent with a coastal touch, made him one of the most successful actor in the industry. His dialogue delivery and facial expressions in films like ‘Saara’, ‘Margam’ and ‘Arimpara’ were a milestone in Malayalam cinema. He has played the role of a protagonist in many awards winning films and received appreciation from many international film festivals too. Many of his films were an adaptation from story or novels and was an author-backed role essaying characters of the landlord, lecturer or ghazal singer. His breakthrough came from a film ‘Aaravam’, ‘Oridathoru Phayalwan’ and ‘Kallan Pavithran’ which put his strong foothold in Malayalam cinema. He was later seen playing family head in many movies but never got stereotyped with family dramas. He also acted in art cinema that was showcased in many international film festivals. He entered the tag of being one of the greatest actors of Indian cinema and often cited as a high-prolific actor. Many movies have given him state film award and even national film awards too. He was even good at writing a story for many movies and even had tried his hand as a director. He has acted in a couple of Tamil films too such as Indian and Anniyan. Before making his debut in films, he was a school teacher and a journalist and even worked in theater. While he was in city Trivandrum, he made friendship with Bharat Gopi and Aravindran and made his foray into cinema. He also have given background voice for films and won the national award. He won special jury award for his performance in ‘Margam’ and won his first national award as a best supporting actor in ‘His Highness Abdullah’. His role in ‘Saira’ fetched him the best actor award in Zimbabwe International Film Festival. The actor also appeared in TV series. This actor was born on May 22, 1948, in Travancore. He is married to T. R. Susheela.


Renji Panicker

A firebrand script-writer, actor, director, and producer, that’s Renji Panicker for you. He made his debut with movie ‘Bhattacharya IPS’ in 2005. He started his career as a journalist after getting his post graduate degree in it. He, with Shaji Kailas, has given gem of movies to the Malayalam industry. He is also the managing director of the Malayalam newspaper Metrovarthaa. He was born on 21 January 1958 to Keshava Panicker and Laalamani at Nedumudi, Alleppey. He pursued his bachelor’s degree in Malayalam literature from S.D. College, Alleppey and diploma in Journalism from The Press Club Institute of Journalism, Trivandrum. He did his post graduation in Journalism from Kerala University, Karyavattom. He married Anitha Mario Thomas, a psychologist by profession who was his classmate at Kerala University and has twin sons, Nathan Panicker, and Nikhil Panicker. He lived in Chengannur before shifting to Cochin. Renji has the style of showing his heroes in the script as the strong man who never get angry and scold officials who are corrupt and all the wrong doers. He pens long dialogues and always makes it a point to use English words and then translate them into Malayalam. He uses powerful and impact making words while writing his dialogues which impress his viewers and fans. The movie ‘ Commissioner’ which had dialogues penned by Renji is still remembered and praised by everyone. He focuses more on giving the story a political background and always add the latest political crisis in his scripts. His recent flick was Jacobite Swargarajyam in which he worked as an actor. He has given the Malayalam film industry great movies, whether as an actor, director, writer or producer. His work is really appreciable, and he has done many movies starting from the year 1990. He is the gem of the industry and an all rounder in all aspects.

Renji Panicker Malayalam Actor