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Oduvil Unnikrishnan
Born 13 February 1944(1944-02-13)
Wadakanchery, Thrissur, Kerala, India
Died 27 May 2006 (aged 62)
Kozhikode, Kerala
Occupation Actor
Years active 1976 - 2006
Spouse(s) Padmajam

Oduvil Unnikrishnan (13 February 1944 - 27 May 2006) was an award winning Malayalam movie actor known for his versatile acting skills, known for his portrayal of classical ancient aristocratic personalities in Malayalam cinema with his unique provincial linguistic style, expressions and dialect. He was noted as a serious as well as comic actor[1].

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Early life

Oduvil Unnikrishnan was born on 13 February 1944 in Wadakkanchery, Thrissur, Kerala, India. His uncle Sarasakavi Oduvil Unnikrishnan Menon was a noted Malayalam poet[2]. Unnikrishnan was interested in music since his childhood and he learned vocal music, percussion instruments like mridangam and tabla. His trainer in vocal music was Kalamandalam Vasudeva Panikker. With his knowledge in various music instruments, he joined some orchestra groups. He later joined renowned Malayalam theatres like K.P.A.C. and Kerala Kalavedi. His major job in those theatres was that of a tablist. However, he had to do many fill-in roles in some plays as well[3]. That was his first experience in acting.

Film career

Oduvil Unnikrishnan debuted the film industry in the late 1970s with a role in Darshanam, directed by P. N. Menon. His second film was Chenda, directed by A. Vincent. His early notable roles were that of a mahout in Guruvayur Keshavan, directed by Bharathan and as Subbaiyer in Sarapanjaram, directed by Hariharan[1]. He earned public recognition through various character roles in films directed by Thoppil Bhasi, Hariharan and Sathyan Anthikkad. He has acted in more than 400 films. His memorable roles include those in Nizhalkuthu, Kathapurushan, Thooval Kottaram, Sargam, Yodha, Ponmuttayidunna Tharavu, Oru Cheru Punchiri, Aaram Thamburan and Achuvinte Amma. He could even make very brief roles like that of a idaykka player in Devasuram, directed by I. V. Sasi. He won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor once and for Best Supporting Actor twice[3].

Death

Oduvil Unnikrishnan was suffering from kidney problems. He underwent dialysis at some hospitals in Malappuram and Thrissur. Later, he was attended to a private hospital in Kozhikode. He died there on 27 May 2006 at 6 am due to Renal failure. His body was taken to his birthplace at Wadakanchery, Thrissur and cremeated at Ivarmadam, Pampady[1].

Awards

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Kerala State Film Awards

Year Award Film Director
1995 Best Supporting Actor Kathapurushan Adoor Gopalakrishnan
1996 Best Supporting Actor Thooval Kottaram Sathyan Anthikkad
2002 Best Actor Nizhalkuthu Adoor Gopalakrishnan

Selected filmography

  • Seetha Kalyanam(2009) .... (Late Release)
  • Rasathanthram (2006) .... Ganeshan Chettiyar
  • Chandrolsavam (2005)
  • Achuvinte Amma (2005) .... Abdullah
  • Mayilattam (2004) .... Kannan Mash
  • Runway (2004) .... Krishnan Nair
  • Vamanapuram Bus Route (2004) .... Appukuttan
  • Maratha Nadu (2004) .... Raman
  • Gaurisankaram (2003)
  • Manassinakkare (2003) .... Sreedharan
  • Anyar (2003)
  • Pattalam (2003) .... Narayanan
  • C.I.D. Moosa (2003) .... Moolankuzhiyil Prabhakaran
  • Vellithira (2003) .... Peppatty Nair
  • Gramaphone (2003) .... Paattu Sett
  • Thilakkam (2003) .... Govinda Panikkar
  • Choonda (2003) .... Vasu
  • Yathrakarude Sradhakku (2002) .... K. G. Nambiar
  • Nizhalkkuthu (2002) .... Kaliyappan the executioner
  • Meesha Madhavan (2002) .... Achuthan Nampoothiri
  • Malayalimamanu Vanakkam (2002) .... Narayana Kurup
  • Sundrapurushan (2001) .... Suryanarayanan's Father
  • Narendran Makan Jayakanthan Vaka (2001) .... 'Naxalite' Vasu
  • Ee Parakkum Thalika (2001) .... Sreedhara Kaimal
  • Megasandesam (2001) .... Easwara Varma
  • Randam Bhavam (2001) .... Easwaran Potty
  • Arayannegalude Veedu (2000) .... Sreedharan
  • Darling Darling (2000)
  • Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal (2000) .... Shekharan
  • Madhuranombarakattu (2000)
  • Oru Cheru Punchiri (2000)
  • Varnnakazhchakal (2000)
  • Chandamama (1999) .... Bullet Achan
  • Deepasthambham Mahascharyam (1999) .... Govinda Varma Raja
  • Njangal Santhushtaranu (1999) .... Sanjeevan's Father
  • Pallavur Devanarayanan (1999) .... Achuthan Marar
  • Udayapuram Sulthan (1999) .... College Principal
  • Veendum Chila Veettukaryangal (1999) .... Fr. Nedumalam
  • Meenakshi Kalyanam (1998) .... Adv. K. T. Easwara Pillai
  • Vismayam (1998) .... Adhikari
  • Kadhanayakan (1997) .... Sankunni
  • Kaliyoonjal (1997)
  • Kalyana Uniikal (1997) .... Pushkaran Pillai
  • Manthramothiram (1997) .... Fr. Vattakuzhi
  • Oral Mathram (1997) .... K. P. Pankunny Menon
  • Ullasappoonkattu (1997)
  • Indra Prastham (1996)
  • The Prince (1996/II) .... Ram Mohan
  • Dilliwala Rajakumaran (1996) .... Rama Varma
  • Kalyana Sowgandhikam (1996) .... Murukeshan
  • Sallapam (1996) .... Madhava Menon
  • Thooval Kottaram (1996) .... Achuthan Marar
  • Oru Abihibhashakante Case Diary (1995) .... Ramavarma Thampuran
  • Aniyan Bava Chetan Bava (1995) .... Easwara Pillai
  • Kusruthikaatu (1995) .... Dr. K. Gopala Menon
  • Manikya Chempazhukka (1995)
  • Punnaram (1995)
  • Sindoora Rekha (1995) .... Raghavan Nair
  • Sipayi Lahala (1995) .... Ratha's Father
  • Sreeragam (1995) .... Indu's Father
  • Thirumanassu (1995) .... Thirumulpad
  • Vishnu (1994) .... Thampi
  • CID Unnikrishnan B.A., B.Ed. (1994)
  • Pingami (1994) .... Menon
  • Vadhu Doctoranu (1994) .... Marar
  • Padheyam (1993) .... Keezhseri Nampoothiri
  • Bandhukkal Sathrukkal (1993)
  • Bhagyavan (1993) .... Vasudevan
  • Devasuram (1993) .... Peringodu Sankara Marar
  • Sthalathe Pradhana Payyans (1993) .... Poomukhathu Kurup
  • Sthreedhanam (1993)
  • Aayushkalam (1992) .... Menon
  • Ellarum Chollanu (1992)
  • Kaazhchakkppuram (1992) .... Appukuttan Nair
  • My Dear Muthachan (1992) .... Factory Worker
  • Nakshthrakoodaram (1992) .... Singapore Uncle
  • Oru Kochu Bhoomikulukkam (1992)
  • Pandu Pandoru Rajakumari (1992) .... Parameswara Kaimal
  • Sargam (1992) .... Valyachan
  • Snehasagaram (1992)
  • Kanalkkattu (1991)
  • Aakasha Kottayile Sultan (1991) .... Ramakrishna Iyer
  • Apoorvam Chilar (1991) .... T. T. Punnoose
  • Cheppu Kilukkunna Changathi (1991) .... Nishkalankan Pillai
  • Ennathe Programme (1991) .... Unni's Father
  • Kadinjool Kalyanam (1991) .... Pothuval
  • Kankettu (1991) .... Ananthan
  • Mookkilyarajyathu (1991) .... Doctor
  • Nettippattam (1991) .... Avarachan
  • Parallel College (1991) .... Karunakaran
  • Sandesham (1991) .... Achuthan Nair
  • Kuttettan (1990) .... Nanu Nair
  • Kalikkalam (1990) .... Devassy
  • Gajakesariyogam (1990) .... Philipose
  • Kuruppinte Kanakku Pustakom (1990) .... Gangadharan
  • Maala Yogam (1990) .... 'Kaliyugam' Paramu Nair
  • Nagarangalil Chennu Raparkam (1990) .... Panikkar
  • Sasneham (1990) .... Srinivasa Iyer
  • Thalayanamanthram (1990) .... K. G. Poduval
  • Ardham (1989) .... Ananthan
  • Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha (1989) .... Naduvazhi
  • Mazhavil Kavadi (1989) .... Kunjappu
  • Peruvannapurathe Visheshangal (1989) .... Appunni Nair
  • Season (1989) .... Thirumeni
  • Ulsavapittennu (1989) .... Paramu Nair
  • Vadakkunokkiyantram (1989) .... Policeman
  • Varavelppu (1989) .... Narayanan
  • Vicharana (1988) .... Krishnamurthy
  • Dhwani (1988) .... Kurpu
  • Kudumba Puranam (1988) .... Achuthan
  • Pattana Pravesham (1988) .... Home Minister
  • Ponn Muttyidunna Tharavu (1988)
  • Thaniyavartanam (1987)
  • Boomiyile Rajakkanmar (1987)
  • P.C. 369 (1987) .... Adv. Swaminathan/Dr. Viswanathan/Prof. Kashinathan
  • Kandu Kandarinju (1985) .... Hostel Warden
  • Boeing Boeing (1985)
  • Appunni (1984) .... Kurup Mash
  • Valarthu Mrugangal (1981) .... Govindan
  • Karimpana (1980)
  • Lava (1980) .... Panikkar
  • Sakthi (1980) .... Man at the Toddy Shop
  • Sarapanjaram (1979) .... Subbaiyer
  • Chenda .... Mahout
  • Darshanam

References

  1. ^ a b c The Hindu-Malayalam film actor Oduvil Unnikrishnan dead
  2. ^ Weblokam-Obituary
  3. ^ a b IFFI Official Site-Homage

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