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Madhu

Malayalam actor and director introduced by Kariat and Bhaskaran in the early 1960s. Originally Madhavan Nair, born in Trivandrum, Kerala. Graduate of the Benares Hindu University, later diploma in acting from the National School of Drama. Together with Sathyan and Prem Nazir, he defined Malayali machismo in commercial productions, often playing the sad and suffering lover. After Chemmeen, which gave him a reputation as a character actor, acted regularly in independent productions (e.g. P.N. Menon’s Olavum Theeravum, Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s Swayamvaram). In recent films like Ottayadi Paathakal he became better known for his emphatic playing than for his more numerous conventional starring roles. His ‘offbeat’ reputation was enhanced by his first directorial effort, Priya, featuring Bengali actress Lili Chakraborty, which received much critical attention in Kerala. An admirer of Bengali culture, he chose to play the Bengali commando in Abbas’ national integration war movie Saat Hindustani. Founded the Uma Studio, Trivandrum. Known in the 90s for producing children’s films.

FILMOGRAPHY (* also d): 1963: Moodupadam; Ninamaninja Kalpadukal; Ammeye Kannan; 1964: Thacholi Othenan; Kuttikkuppayam; Manavatti; Adya Kiranangal; Bhargavi Nilayam; 1965: Zubaida; Kaliyodam; Kalyanaphoto; Ammu; Mayavi; Jeevitha Yatra; Kattupookal; Pattu Thoovala; Murappennu; Thommente Makkal; Sarpakadu; Chemmeen; 1966: Manikya Kottaram; Puthri; Archana; Karuna; Tilottama; 1967: Ramanan; Udyogastha; Lady Doctor; Karutharathrigal; Aval; Kadhija; Anveshichu Kandatiyilla; Ashwamedham; Nagarame Nandi; Chekuthante Kotta; Ollathu Mathi; 1968: Viplavakarikal; Karutha Pournami; Manaswini; Vazhipizhacha Santhathi; Kadal; Thulabharam; Ragini; Adhyapika; 1969: Vila Kuranja Manushyar; Veetu Mrugham; Almaram; Janmabhoomi; Kuruthikalam; Nadhi; Velliyazhcha; Virunnukari; Saat Hindustani; Olavum Theeravum; 1970: Ambalapravu; Palunku Pathram; Stree; Bhikara Nimishankal; Thurakatha Vathil; Abhayam; Nilakatha Chalanangal; Swapnangal; Kakathampurati; Priya*; 1971: Karakanakadal; Line Bus; Ummanchu; Sindooracheppu*; Vilakku Vangiya Veena; Kochaniyathi; Vithukal; Moonnupukkal; Abhijathyam; Inquilab Zindabad; Sarasayya; 1972: Preethi; Chemparathi; Aradi Manninte Janmi; Panimudakku; Devi; Manushya Bandhangal; Nadan Premam; Pulliman; Ini Oru Janmam Tharu; Gandharvakshetram; Azhimukham; Snehadeepame Mizhi Thurakku; Swayamvaram; Putrakameshti; Lakshyam; Teerthayatra; Sathi*; 1973: Enippadikal; Thiruvabharanam; Udayam; Chenda; Manushya Puthran; Police Ariyaruthu; Swapnam; Soundarya Pooja; Kaadu (Mal); Nakhangal; Chukku; Yamini; Divya Darshanam; Thekkan Kattu; Madhavikutty; Swargaputhri; 1974: Oru Pidi Ari; Yauvanam; Bhoomidevi Pushpiniyayi; Swarna Malsiyam; Manyashri Vishwamithran*; Neela Kannukal*; Mazhakkaru; 1975: Sammanam; Sindhu; Akkaldama*; Kamam Krodham Moham*; Omana Kunju; 1976: Dheere Sameere Yamuna Theere*; Theekkanal*; Amma; Aparadhi; Hridayam Oru Kshetram; Kanyadanam; Manasa Veena; Muthu; Nurayum Pathayum; Samasya; Themmadi Velappan; Yakshaganam; 1977: A Nimisham; Akale Akasam; Itha Ivide Vare; Jalatarangam; Kaithapoova; Kavilamma; Nalumani Pookkal; Needhi Peedham; Poojakkedukatha Pookkal; Rowdy Rajamma; Santha Oru Devatha; Saritha; Vidarunna Mottugal; Yuddha Kandam; Aradhana*; 1978: Agni; Asthamayam; Avar Jeevikkunu; Beena; Ee Manohara Theeram; Jnan Jnan Mathram; Ithanende Vazhi; Itha Oru Manushyan; Kanyaka; Randu Penkuttikal; Rowdy Ramu; Simantini; Snehathinte Mukhangal; Snehikkan Samayamilla; Society Lady; Uthrada Rathri; Vadagaikku Oru Hridayam; Yeetta; 1979: Ward No. 7; Kaliyankattu Nili; Sudhikalasham; Edavazhiyile Pucha Mindappucha; Enikku Jnan Swantham; Hridayathinte Nirangal; Kayalum Kayarum; Krishna Parunthu; Simhachanam; Oru Ragam Pala Thalam; Jeevitham Oru Ganam; Pratiksha; Anubhavangale Nandi; Agni Parvatham; Iniyethra Sandhyakal; Kathirmandapam; Manushiyan; Prabhata Sandhya; Pushyaragam; Venalil Oru Mazha; 1980: Pratishodh; Muthichippikal; Ambala Vilakku; Akalangalil Abhayam; Rajanigandhi; Ithile Vannavar; Meen; Swantham Enna Padam; Deepam; Theeram Thedunnavar; Vaiki Vanna Vasantham; Enna Jnan Thedunnu; Theekadal; Yagam; 1981: Pinneyum Pookunna Kadu; Arikkari Ammu; Dhandha Gopuram; Thusharam; Archana Teacher; Orikkalkoodi; Akramanam; Grihalakshmi; Ira Thedunna Manushyan; Kolilakkam; Raktham; Sambhavam; Tharavu; 1982: Kartavyam; Jnan Ekananu; Arambham; Ayudham; Padayottam; 1983: Bandham; Ana; Adhipathyam; Angam; Arabikadal; Kodungattu; Mortuary; Nanayam; Paalam; Passport; Pinninvalu; Rathi Layam; Samrambham; Yuddham; 1984: Alakadalinakkare; Ariyatha Veethigal; Attuvanchi Ulanjappol; Chakkarauma; Edavellakku Sesham; Ithiri Poove Chuvannapoove; Jeevitham; Kurisuyuddham; Manase Ninakku Mangalam; Oru Painkillikatha; Thirakkil Alpa Samayam; Vellom; 1985: Ayanam; Chorakku Chora; Evide Ee Theerath; Guruji Oru Vakku; Janakeeya Kodathi; Kannaram Pothi Pothi; Katha Ithuvare; Orikkal Oridathu; Pachavelicham; 1986: Oru Yuga Sandhya*; Udayam Padinjaru*; 1988: Simon Peter Ninakku Vendi; Aparan; Oozham; Witness; Athirthigal; Oru Sayahnathinte Swapnam; Unnikrishnante Adyathe Christmas; Ayarthi Thollayirathi Irupathonnu; 1989: Mudra; Devdas; Jathakam; Naduvazhigal; Adikkurippu*; 1990: Ottayadi Paathakal; Mounam Sammadham*; 1991: Kadalora Kattu; Abhayam; Gothram; 1992: Chambalkulam Thachan; 1993: Ekalaivan; Sabarimalayil Thanka Sooryodhayam; 1994: Malappuram Haji Mahanaya Joji; 1995: Simhavaalan Menon; Manikya Chempazhukka; Kattile Thadi Thevarude Aana.

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