Biju Sopanam is a Malayalam actor who caught his break in the Malayalam sitcom
for the lead role of Balachandran or Balu. The show is directed by R.Unnikrishnan and currently written by
, Sreerag R.Nambiar, and Afsal Karunagapally. The show premiered on 14th December 2015 and is still on air on Flowers TV. He started his career in 2005 starring in a minor role in the
directed Rajamanikyam. He also starred in the 2006 movie Bhargavacharitram Moonam Khandam directed by Jomon starring Mammootty and Padmapriya as well. In 2013, he worked in the Malayalam movie Black Butterfly directed by Rajaputra Ranjith and starring
, and Niranjan in the lead roles. His performance in the TV show Uppum Mulakum gave him recognition among his peers as well as created a strong fan base for him.
His performance on the TV show was noticed by
, the director of the 2017 movie C/O
. He was approached by Antony to star in his movie despite his time constraints because of his commitment to the TV show. He plays the role of Advocate Subbu in the film starring
in the lead roles. In the same year, he starred in the Malayalam horror comedy film Lechmi written and directed by B.N Shajeer Sha. He played the role of Baba Swami in the film and starred alongside
, Maanav, Sajeer Ahammed, and Deepu Parassala. Sajeer Ahammed was also the co-writer of the movie. The movie is said to have revitalized the horror comedy genre of the Malayalam movies.
It was a big year for the actor as he also received the Kerala State Television Award for the Best Comedian for his role in Uppum Mulakum along with the show receiving the Best Comedy Programme. He also won the Mangalam Mini Screen Awards for the same role. He has also starred in the movie Ankarajyathe Jimmanmar directed by Praveen Narayanan which hit the theatres this month. His upcoming movie is Ivide Ee Nagarathil directed by Padmendra Prasad. With the success of the TV shows, he is being approached by more projects which have helped him to finally leave his imprint on the movie industry. He has strong roots in the theatre that makes his performance dynamic and grounded. He has been part of the famous Sopanam theatre group founded by
Kavalam Narayana Panicker