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Cochin Haneefa
Born Salim Ahmed Ghoush
22 April 1951(1951-04-22)
Kochi, Kerala, India
Died 2 February 2010 (aged 58)
Chennai, India
Other name(s) VMC Haneefa
Occupation Actor, Film Director, Screenwriter.
Years active 1972–2010
Spouse(s) Fasila

Salim Ahmed Ghoush, better known by his stage name Cochin Haneefa (Malayalam: കൊച്ചിന്‍ ഹനീഫ) (22 April 1951 – 2 February 2010) was an Indian film actor, director, and screenwriter. He started his career in the 1970s mainly portraying villainous roles, before going on to become one of the most popular comedians of Malayalam film industry.[1] He has acted in more than 300 films in Malayalam, Tamil and Hindi.[2] As a filmmaker he was critically acclaimed for the melodrama Valtsalyam (1993).[2]

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Early life and career

Haneefa was born in Kochi, India to Kochi Velthedathu Thravattil A.B. Muhammed and Hajira. He graduated with a degree in botany and studied at Kochi St. Augustine's School and St. Albert's College.

He was a member of the famed comedy troupe "Cochin Kalabhavan", the members of which also included Jayaram, Kalabhavan Mani, Harisree Ashokan, Salim Kumar, and Bindhu Panicker. He made his film debut in 1979 in a small role in Ashtavakran and went on to act in over 300 films in Malayalam. He also acted in over 80 Tamil films including some popular movies like Mahanadi with Kamal Haasan[2] and Sivaji with Rajini.

Haneefa played memorable roles in many Malayalam films, including Valtsalyam, Mannar Mathai Speaking, Devaasuram, Kireedam, Punjabi House and Swapnakoodu, C.I. Mahadevan 5 Adi 4 Inchu.[3][4] He also directed around 20 films, including Valsalyam and Moonu Masangalkku Munbu. His last Tamil film was Vettaikaran[2], Malyalam Body Guard.

Awards

Kerala State Film Awards:

Death

Haneefa died on 2 February 2010, aged 58, in Chennai, from multiple organ failure. He had been treated for liver cancer.[5] He is survived by his wife Fasila and twin children Safa and Marwa.

Filmography

Malayalam films

  • Azhimukham (1972)
  • Mamangam (1979) .... Zamorin's Warrior
  • Aavesham (1979)
  • Sakthi (1980) .... Khadir
  • Moorkhan (1980) .... Police Officer
  • Aarathi (1981) .... Gangan
  • Thaalam Thettiya Tharattu (1983) .... Chandran
  • Bhookambam (1983) .... Anwar
  • Attakkalasam (1983) .... Kuttappan
  • Aa Rathri (1983)
  • Koottinilamkili (1984) .... Krishnanunny's Roommate
  • Inakkilly (1984) .... Peter
  • Ente Upasana (1984) .... Doctor
  • Kaiyum Thalayum Purathidaruthu (1985) .... Bus Passenger
  • Makan Ente Makan (1985) .... Doctor
  • Thalavattam (1986) .... Mental hospital warden
  • Mukunthetta Sumitra Vilikkunnu (1988) .... Police
  • Kireedam (1989) .... Haidros
  • Devaasuram (1993) .... Achuthan
  • Valtsalyam (1993)
  • Chenkol (1993) .... Haidros
  • Kinnaripuzhayoram (1994) .... Mental Patient
  • Bheesmacharya (1994) .... Sidharthan
  • Mannar Mathai Speaking (1995) .... Eldho
  • Kaattile Thadi Thevarude Ana (1995)
  • Mayaponman (1996)
  • Kala Pani (1996) .... Ahmed Kutty
  • Hitler (1996) .... Jabbar
  • Superman (1997) .... Rajan Philip
  • Anuraga Kottaram (1997)
  • Lelam (1997) .... Jayasimhan
  • Aniyathi Pravu (1997)
  • Vismayam (1998)
  • Punjabi House (1998) .... Gangadharan
  • Mailpeelikkavu (1998)
  • Kanmadam (1998) .... Police Officer
  • Harikrishnans (1998) .... Kunjikuttan
  • Elavamkodu Desam (1998) .... Singer
  • The Truth (1998)
  • Udayapuram Sulthan (1999) .... Beeran Kutty
  • Pathram (1999) .... David Sabhapathi
  • Panchapandavar (1999) .... Varkey
  • Njan Gandarvan (1999)
  • Njangal Santhushtaranu (1999) .... Soudamini's Husband
  • Megham (1999)
  • Independence (1999)
  • Friends (1999)...Sundareshan
  • Chandamama (1999) .... Natwarlal
  • Mr. Butler (2000) .... Swamy
  • Dada Sahib (2000) .... Raghavan
  • Arayannangalude Veedu (2000) .... Gangadharan
  • Satyam, Shivam, Sundaram (2000)
  • Rakshasa Rajav (2001)
  • Praja (2001)
  • Dubai (2001)
  • Soothradharan (2001) .... Mani Uncle
  • Kakkakuyil (2001) .... Local goon
  • Ee Parakkum Thalika (2001) .... Veerappan Kurup
  • Narendan Makan Jayakanthn Vaka (2001)
  • Ee Nadu Ennalevare (2001)
  • Sundrapurushan (2001) .... Alavuddin
  • Barthavudyokam (2001) .... Pratapan Nair
  • Snehithan (2002) .... Sudarshanan
  • Pranyamanithooval (2002) .... Moosakka
  • Phantom (2002)
  • Oomappenninu Uriyadappayyan (2002) .... Punchiri Pushparaj
  • Mazhathullikkilukkam (2002) .... Mathukutty
  • Kunjikkoonan (2002) .... Thoma
  • Kaiyethum Doorath (2002) .... Kundara Sharangan
  • Chirikkudukka (2002) .... Sathyavan
  • Bamboo Boys (2002) .... Makku
  • Meesha Madhavan (2002) .... Thrivikraman
  • Kasthooriman (2003)
  • Thilakkam (2003) .... Bhaskaran
  • Kilichundan Mampazham (2003) .... Kalandan Haji
  • Sadanandante Samayam (2003)
  • Vellithira (2003) .... Panchayath President
  • C.I.D. Moosa (2003) .... Vikraman
  • Meerayude Dukhavum Muthuvinte Swapnavum (2003) .... Divakaran
  • Swapnakoodu (2003)...Philipose
  • Hariharan Pillai Happy Aanu (2003) .... Velappan
  • Valathottu Thirinjal Nalamathe Veedu (2003) .... Bullet Ismail
  • Pulival Kalyanam (2003) .... Dharmendra
  • Pattanathil Sundaran (2003) .... Shekhara Pillai
  • Kerala House Udan Vilpanakku (2004) .... Vadival Vasu
  • C.I. Mahadevan 5 Adi 4 Inchu (2004) .... Mahadevan
  • Vismayathumbathu (2004) .... Nandakumar
  • Chathikkatha Chanthu (2004) .... Dharma
  • Runway (2004) .... Divakaran
  • Vettam (2004)
  • Youth Festival (2004) .... Kannappan
  • Maampazhakkaalam (2004) .... Manathudi Madhavan
  • Vesham (2004)
  • Udayananu Tharam (2005) .... 'Sona' Balan
  • Chandrolsavam (2005) .... Sreedharan
  • Daivanamathil (2005)
  • Pandippada (2005) .... Ummachan
  • Nerariyan CBI (2005) .... George C. Nair
  • Chirattakalipaattangal (2005)
  • Rajamanikyam (2005) .... Varghese
  • Vargam (2006)
  • Anandabhadram (2005) .... Maravi Matthayi
  • Kilukkam Kilukilukkam (2006)
  • Madhuchandralekha (2006)
  • Thuruppu Gulan (2006)
  • Keerthi Chakra (2006)
  • The Don (2006)
  • Aanachandham (2006)
  • Janmam (2006)
  • Red Salute (2006)
  • Chotta Mumbai (2007)
  • Twenty:20 (2008)
  • Loud Speaker (2009)
  • BodyGuard (2010)....Principal

Tamil films

Director-filmography

Malayalam films

  • Bheesmacharya (1994)
  • Valtsalyam (1993)
  • Veena Meettiya Vilangukal (1990)
  • Aankiliyude Tharattu (1987)
  • Oru Sindoora Pottinte Ormaykku (1987)
  • Moonnu Masangalkku Munpu (1986)
  • Oru Sandesam Koodi (1985)

Tamil films

  • Pasa Paravaigal (1988)
  • Padatha Theneekkal (1988)
  • Pasa Mazhai (1989)
  • Pagalil Pournami (1990)
  • Pillai Pasam (1991)
  • Vasaliley Oru Vennila (1991)
  • Naalai Engal Kalyanam (1992)

Writer-filmography

  • Aval Oru Devaalayam (1977) (Directed by A.B. Raj)
  • Adima Changala (1981) (Directed by A.B. Raj)
  • Itihasam (1981)
  • Chicagoyil Cheenthiya Raktham
  • Aarambham (1982) (Directed by Joshi)
  • Dheera (1982) (Directed by Joshi)
  • Thaalam Thettiya Tharattu (1983) (Directed by A.B. Raj)
  • Sandharbham (1984) (Directed by Joshi)
  • Inakkilly (1984) (Directed by Joshi)
  • Piriyilla Naam (1984) (Directed by Joshi)
  • Parayanumvayya Parayathirikkanumvayya (1985) (Directed by Priyadarshan)
  • Puthiya Karukkal (1989) (Directed by Thampi Kannanthanam)
  • Lal Americayil (1989) (Directed by Sathyan Anthikkad)
  • Kadathanadan Ambadi (1990) (Directed by Priyadarshan)
  • Bheesmacharya (1994) (Directed by Cochin Haneefa)

See also

References

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