Ashokan (actor)

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Ashokan
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Born (1961-05-23) 23 May 1961 (age 62)
NationalityIndian
Occupationactor
Years active1979–present
SpouseSreeja
ChildrenKarthiayani
Parent(s)Samudayathil N. P. Unnithan
Azhakath Savithri

Ashokan is an Indian actor known for his roles in Malayalam films. He made his film debut with Peruvazhiyambalam [1] the film won the 1979 National film award for best feature film. He is best known for his roles in Yavanika (1982), Yuvajanotsavam (1986), Thoovanathumbikal (1987), Moonnam Pakkam (1988), In Harihar Nagar (1990), Amaram (1990), 2 Harihar Nagar (2009) and In Ghost House Inn (2010).

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Career

He made his debut in 1979 in Peruvazhiyambalam , directed by Padmarajan, where he played a 15-year-old boy who becomes a fugitive after killing a bully. [1] This was followed by roles in Padmarajan's films Arappatta Kettiya Gramathil (1986), Thoovanathumbikal (1987) and Moonnam Pakkam (1988). He had the lead role in Anantaram , a film by Adoor Gopalakrishnan. [2]

Personal life

Ashokan was born as the youngest among the four children to (both late) Samudayathil N. P. Unnithan and Azhakath Savithri on 23 May 1961 at Chingoli, Haripad. [3] His father was a public prosecutor at CBI and his mother was a housewife. [4] He lost his father when he was young and was brought up by his mother. Ashokan completed his basic education at Chingoli L.P. School, Chingoli, Upper Primary Education completed in PMDUPS, Cheppad, and High School at St. Thomas H. S. Karthikapally. He graduated in Arts from T. K. Madhava Memorial College, Nangiarkulangara, Haripad. He was studying for his pre-degree first year when he was offered a role in Peruvazhiyambalam . [5]

He is married to Sreeja and has a daughter, Karthiyayani. [6] They currently reside in Chennai. [1]

Filmography

1970s

YearTitleRoleNotes
1979 Peruvazhiyambalam Raman/Mani
Avano Atho Avalo

1980s

YearTitleRoleNotes
1981 Oridathoru Phayalvaan Kannan
1982 Idavela Thomas John
Yavanika Vishnu
1984 Oru Kochukatha Aarum Parayatha Katha Gopi
Mukhamukham Sudhakaran
Aduthaduthu Jeevan Philip
Aattuvanchi Ulanjappol Janardanan
Unaroo
1985 Thinkalazhcha Nalla Divasam Venu
Eeran Sandhya Ashokan
Scene No 7
Thozhil Allengil Jail
Gaayathridevi Ente Amma Thomachan
Irakal Raghavan
1986 Yuvajanotsavam Jacob Zakharia
Abhayam Thedi Anil
Arappatta Kettiya Gramathil Hilal
Gandhinagar 2nd Street Tomy
Chilambu Raamu
Pranamam Damu
Sayam Sandhya Narendran
Icecream
1987 Idanazhiyil Oru Kaalocha Vincent Vattoly
Vilambaram Basheer
Thoovanathumbikal Rishi
Oru Maymasappularayil Cricket Star
Jaalakam Appu
Anantaram Ajayan
Ellavarkkum Nanmakal
Ponnu
1988 Vaishali Chandrangadan
Moonnam Pakkam Ranjith Menon
MrithyunjayamSunny
Janmandharam Hari
Oru Vivaada Vishayam
Sangham
Arjun Dennis
New Delhi Hindi film
Thaala
David David Mr. David David (Jayan)
1989 Season Porinchu
Ashokante Ashwathykuttikku
Swagatham Tito Francis
Rugmini

1990s

YearTitleRoleNotes
1990 In Harihar Nagar Thomaskutty
No.20 Madras Mail Sunil / Suresh
Samrajyam Anil
1991 Aavanikunnile Kinnaripookkal Ajayan
Amina Tailors Azeez
Ulladakkam Kishore
Mimics Parade Jimmy
Kizhakkunarum Pakshi Anandhu's Friend
Arangu Unni Viswanath
Apoorvam Chilar Bobby Punnoose
Amaram Raghavan
1992 Thalastaanam Pappan
Neelakurukkan
Kasarkode Khaderbai Jimmy
NakshthrakoodaramManoharan
Kallan Kappalil Thanne Premchandran
Mahanagaram Ummerkutti
1993 Samagamam Joy
Savidham Shivadasa Menon
Ponnuchami Rajappan
O' Faby
Kulapathy
1994 Kudumba Visesham Uthaman
Chief Minister K. R. Gowthami Santhosh
1995 Samudhayam
Spadikam Jerry
SasinasVaikom Muhammad Basheer
1996 Dominic Presentation James
MoonilonnuVenugopal
Ishtamanu Nooru VattamSiddique Shameer
1997 Manthramothiram Prasad
Sundarakilladi Bhuvanappan
1999 Crime File Seemon
Aayiram Meni Damu

2000s

YearTitleRoleNotes
2001 Nariman K. Ravikumar
Jyothirgamaya
Andolanam
2002 Krishna Gopalakrishna Peter
Suvarna MohangalSekharankutty
2003 Parinamam Satheesan
Mullavalliyum Thenmavum Chinnarangan
Vellithira Gopu
2005 Police Saji Allen
2007 Romeoo Subramanian
Hello Sebastian
Nagaram Stephen
Ottakkayyan Mr. B
2008 Swarnam
Oru Pennum Randaanum
Ayudham Hari
2009 2 Harihar Nagar Thomaskutty
Calendar Punyalan
Vairam: Fight for Justice Thalikkulam George Kutty

2010s

YearTitleRoleNotes
2010 In Ghost House Inn Thomaskutty
Paappi Appacha Shashankan Muthalali
Again Kasargod Khader Bhai Jimmy
Advocate Lakshmanan – Ladies Only Thomas George
April Fool Vishwanath
2011 Three Kings Ashok Varma
Teja Bhai and Family Gopan
Sarkar Colony Mukundan
Melvilasom Dr. Gupta
Kottarathil Kutty Bhootham
The Filmstaar S Aravindan
Mohabbath Nissar
Innanu Aa Kalyanam Krishnakutty
2012 Kalikaalam Ravi Nair
Banking Hours 10 to 4 Salman Azharudeen
Mullamottum Munthiricharum Thomichan
Namukku Parkkan K.K.
Josettante Hero Ravi Prakash
Karmayogi
Kunjaliyan Viswan
2013 Annum Innum Ennum Thomas
MizhiSanthosh
Crocodile Love Story Narayanan Namboothiri
Nadodimannan Vinayachandran
Weeping BoyIssac
Entry Thampi
2014Mizhi Thurakku
Village Guys
Manja Prasad
2015 Nirnayakam Adv. Shafeer
Two Countries Mukundan
John Honai Johny Valookkaran
2016 Pa Va Chackochan
2017 Vimaanam
Careful CI Purushothaman
Ramaleela S. P. Balachandran
Pokkiri Simon H C Yesudas
2018 Panchavarnathatha Udayan
2019 Mikhael Antony [7]
Oru Yamandan Premakadha Kushumban Johnny
Ittymaani: Made in China Dr. Asif Mooppan [8]
Jack & Daniel S.I Hari [9]

2020s

YearTitleRoleNotes
2020 Kalamanadalam Hyderali Kalamandalam Shankaran Embrathiri [10]
2021KaattinarikeJohnny
2023 Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam Tourist [11]
Ntikkakkakkoru Premondarnn [12]
Masterpeace Kuriyachan Disney+ Hotstar Web series [13]
2024 Perilloor Premier League Soman Disney+ Hotstar Web series [14]
Jai Ganesh TBA [15]

Television

Serials

Tamil
Malayalam

Reality Shows as Judge

Malayalam

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