Jose Prakash was born on April 14, 1925 as K. Baby Joseph at Cochin, Kerala. He was highly appreciated for playing the character Mikhael in the teleserial on Doordarshan Mikhayelinte Santhathikal. He is famous for his role as the villain who raised crocodiles and talked to them too. He had won the Bahadoor Award in 2006 and J.C. Daniel Award in 2011 for lifetime achievement. He began his career as an officer with British Indian Army. After retiring from the army eight years later, he formed the Kottayam Arts Group along with friends, in which he was a lead singer. Thikkurissy Sukumaran saw and heard him sing, and introduced him to the Malayalam film industry as a singer in 1953. He has sung in about 60 films without any musical background as such. Thikurissy named him Jose Prakash. Slowly he started acting along with singing. In the 60’s he concentrated more on acting. His first major role was in the movie Bhaktakuchela in 1961. Then gradually he acted in more of villain roles. He was always a modern villain who spoke English. In the 90’s he was seen in more of character roles. His famous movies are C.I.D.Nazir,
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, Swanthamevide Bandhamevide, Joseph Chacko in Lisa, K.G.Menon in Manushya Mrugam, Mamangam; He has acted in more than 350 films from 1960- 2012. His last serial was Akashadoothu in Surya TV in 2012. He died on multiple issues in 2012 at the age of 87.