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Kalabhavan Mani
Born September 2, 1970 (1970-09-02) (age 39)
Chalakudy, Kerala, India India
Years active 1995 - present

Kalabhavan Mani (b. 2 September 1970) is a South Indian actor and singer, who started his career through Malayalam films. At first he was a comedian and then he went on to be a serious actor as well as a strong hero and villain. He has acted in a number of films in Malayalam and Tamil. He has proved his acting prowess in movies like Vasantiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njanum, in which he plays a blind street singer.He lost the national award for best actor to Mohanlal by only one vote.

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Career

Mani started his career as a mimicry artist in Kalabhavan, Kochi. He started his acting career in the Malayalam film Aksharam as an auto driver. Since then, he has acted in several movies as a comedian. His first serious role was in the film "Vasanthiyum Laksmiyum Pinne Njanum". He has acted in more than 80 films in Malayalam and more than 20 films in Tamil. He is also a professional playback singer.

He was born in Chalakudy, Kerala. Kalabhavan Mani (a professional artist hailing from Kalabhavan) is also a famous singer of Nadan Paattu (Folk Songs). His first album was 'Kannimanga Prayathil'. Following which, he has established a parallel industry of 'Nadan Pattukal' selling a record number of releases. He has also released a few religious songs and Mappila Pattukal, which have not had much success in the market.

Awards and honors

National Film Awards:

Kerala State Film Awards:

Asianet Film Awards:

Vanitha Award:

Filmography

Malayalam films

Film Year Role Notes -[Malayali ii2009 ii
AAYIRATIL ORUVAN 2009 ARAVINDAN
Twenty:20 2008
Bullet 2008
Kabadi Kabadi 2008
Kerala Police 2008
Chotta Mumbai 2007
Nagaram 2007
Nanma (2007)
Swarnam (2007)
Aandavan (2006)
Paayum Puli (2006)
Rakshakan (2006)
Abraham and Lincoln (2006)
Kali (2006)
Red Salute (2006)
Chacko Randaman (2006)
Keerthichakra (2006)
Kisan (2006)
Chinthamani Kolacase (2009)
Ravanan (2006) Ravanan
Mayookham (2005)
Ananthabhadram (2005) Chemban
Udayon (2005) Mathan
Ben Johnson (2005) Ben Johnson/Pathrose
Ponmudipuzhayorathu...
Pauran (2005) Trade Union Leader
Annorikkal (2005) Pandi
Iruvattam Manavatti (2005) Korathu Raghavan
Maampazhakkaalam (2004) Jose
Natturajavu (2004) Manikuttan
Vettam (2004) Mani
Mayilattam (2004)
Mathzaram (2004) Unni
Kanninum Kannadikkum (2004) Praav/Maniyan
C.I. Mahadevan 5 Adi 4 Inchu (2004) Karimpuli Antony
Sethurama Iyer CBI (2004) Isow Alex
War & Love (2003)
Pattalam (2003) Moythu Pilakkandi
Balettan (2003) Musthafa
Vellithira (2003) Vakkathi Vasu
Nakshathrakkannulla Rajakumaran Avanundoru Rajakumari (2002)
Bamboo Boys (2002) Olanga
Jagathi Jagathish in Town (2002) Malleswaran
Kanmashi (2002) Murugan
Kuberan (2002) Ramanujan
Malayalimamanu Vanakkam (2002) Thiruppathy Perumal/Muniyandi
Savithriyute Aranjanam (2002) Phayaalvan Phalgunan
Valkannadi (2002) Appunni
The Guard (2002) Appu Kuttan Nair/Forest Guard
One Man Show (2001)
Achaneyanishttam (2001)
Fort Kochi (2001)
Ee Nadu Ennalevare (2001)
Akasthile Paravakal (2001)
Andolanam (2001)
Karumadikkuttan (2001) Kuttan, 'Karumadi'
Dosth (2001)
Rakshasa Rajav (2001)
Vakkalathu Narayanankutty (2001)
Dada Sahib (2000) Thankachan
Daivathinte Makan (2000)
Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal (2000) Sudhakaran
Mr. Butler (2000) 'Major' Kuttan
Valliettan (2000) Kattipalli Pappan
Varnnakazhchakal (2000)
Aakasha Ganga (1999)
Independence (1999)
James Bond (1999)
My Dear Karady (1999)
Pallavur Devanarayanan (1999)
Panchapandavar (1999) Sathyanarayanan
Pranaya Nilavu (1999)
Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum (1999) Ramu
Chitrashalabham (1998) Bakkar Parappanangadi
Summer in Bethlahem (1998) Monai
Bhoothakkannadi (1997) Ayyappan
Aaram Thamburan (1997)
The Car (1997) Cheriyan
News Paper Boy
Ekkareyanente Manasam
Gajaraja Manthram (1997) Paraman
The Good Boys (1997) Gopalakrishnan
Kadhanayakan (1997) Kuttan
Kalyanappittannu (1997)
Karunyam (1997) Rajan
Kudamattom (1997)
Manthramothiram (1997)
Ullasappoonkattu (1997)
Vaachalam (1997)
Dilliwala Rajakumaran (1996) Mani
Excuse Me Ethu Collegila (1996)
Kaathil Oru Kinnaram (1996)
Kireedamillatha Rajakkanmar (1996) Superfast Chandren
Saamoohyapadom (1996)
Sallapam (1996) Rajappan
Aksharam (1995) Auto Driver
Samudayam (1993) Fish salesman

Tamil films

As a singer in Malayalam films

  1. Evan (2007, director Praveen nambiar)
  2. Abraham Lincoln (2007)
  3. Achaneyanishttam (2001)
  4. Akasthile Paravakal (2001)
  5. Ananthabhadram (2005)
  6. Bamboo Boys (2002)
  7. Ben Johnson (2005)
  8. Chacko Randaaman (2006)
  9. Kanmashi (2002)
  10. Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu (2000)
  11. Kanninum Kannadiykkum (2004)
  12. Karumadikkuttan (2001)
  13. Kazhcha (2004)
  14. Kissan (2006)
  15. Kottaram Veettile Apputtan (1998)
  16. Kusruthy (2003)
  17. Malsaram (2004)
  18. O Priye (2000)
  19. Red Salute (2006)
  20. Sammanam (1995)
  21. Vaalkannadi (2002)

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