Kalasala Babu is one of the prominent cine actors in Kerala. He acted in many popular Serials, Movies and Dramas and got accolades for his excellent performances. Babu was born to a Kathakali Aacharya Sri. Kalamandalam Krishnan Nair and classical Mohiniyattam dancer Smt. Kalamandalam Kalyanikutty Amma, and started his career by acting in radio plays while he was in his teens. His first on-stage performance was in 'Paanchajanyam' play directed by Drisyakalanjali. Babu's performance was noted and got offers from other play makers around Kerala.
The first break for Babu on Movie is with 'Inayethedi' in the year 1977, caste along side with Silk Smitha. Veteran actor Thilakan and others were in Babu's theater group 'Kalasala' and their first play 'Thalavattom' scripted by Surasu became a big HIT. The troop operated until 1980 with total nine plays conducted across the state.
Kalasala Babu's role as Rowdy Dasappan in TV serial 'Kala' which was aired as 13-episode was a big HIT. This success on mini screen gave him many chances on acting other mega serials on TV. Babu acted around 28 serials within next three years mainly for Doordarshan. Most of the roles for Babu in plays were negative roles. But in recent years, he also acted in comic roles as well as in elderly roles in various movies and serials. One of the most famous role Babu acted in recent time is the role of Sage Viswamithran in Ramayanam telecasted by Mazhavil Manorama. He is currently acting in the TV Serial '
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