Antony Varghese

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Antony Varghese
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Born11 October 1989 (1989-10-11) (age 31)
NationalityIndia
Alma mater Maharaja's College, Ernakulam
OccupationActor
Years active2017–present
Notable work
Angamaly Diaries
Spouse(s)
Aneesha Paulose
(m. 2021)

Antony Varghese, known by his stage name Pepe, is an Indian film actor who appears in Malayalam films. He made his debut in 2017 through the film Angamaly Diaries . [1]

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Personal life

Antony Varghese was born in Angamaly, Kerala to Varghese and Alphonsa on October 11, 1989. He did his graduation in Maharaja's College, Ernakulam. On August 7, 2021, he married his longtime girlfriend, Aneesha Paulose. [2]

Career

He made his debut in 2017 by portraying the lead role of Vincent Pepe in Angamaly Diaries , directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery. The Film was a blockbuster hit which rose him to fame, he is now well known by his screen name in the movie, Pepe. This character took him to places and won several awards including Filmfare Awards South. [3] His second film was Swathandriam Ardharathriyil , directed by debutant Tinu Pappachan. It is a Kottayam based thriller. He signed Jallikettu marking his second collaboration with Lijo Jose Pellissery. Both these movies were financially successfully while the latter was nominated as one of India's Oscar entries under the Feature film category. The actor's performance in the movie was critically acclaimed and is marked one of finest performances till date. His latest movie Ajagajantharam, marking his next collaboration with Tinu Pappachan is yet to be released.

Filmography

Denotes films that have not yet been released
YearTitleRole
2017 Angamaly Diaries Vincent PepeDebut film
2018 Swathandriam Ardharathriyil Jacob
2019 Jallikkattu Antony
2021 Ajagajantharam Post-production
2021Aanaparambile World CupPost-production
2022Untitled Asif Ali - Antony Varghese - Jis Joy film

Awards

YearAwardCategoryFilmResult
2017 Asiavision Awards Best Debut Actor Angamaly Diaries Won
2018Flowers Indian Film AwardsBest Debut Actor
2018SMAI 2018Youth Icon
2018 Asianet Film Awards Youth Icon
2018 Filmfare Awards South Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South [4]
2018Toronto international South Asian film awardsBest Debutant male
2018 SIIMA Best Debutant male (Malayalam)
2019 Asiavision Awards Youth Icon Swathanthryam Ardharathriyil

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References

  1. "Antony Varghese of 'Angamaly Diaries' impressed its director through the role in a short film". The Times of India . Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  2. "Antony Varghese marries his longtime girlfriend, Aneesha Paulose".
  3. Palliyangadi's own Pepe.
  4. "Winners: 65th Jio Awards (South) 2018". Times of India. Retrieved 8 August 2018.