Babu Antony

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Babu Antony
Babu Antony in Karinkunnam 6s movie.jpg
Babu Antony in the Malayalam film Karinkunnam 6'S
Born (1966-02-22) 22 February 1966 (age 55)
Education SIBM Pune (MBA)
OccupationFilm actor, martial artist
Years active1985–present
Spouse(s)Evgeniya Antony
ChildrenArthur Antony and Alex Antony
Website www.babuantony.com

Babu Antony (born 22 February 1966) is an Indian-American actor and martial artist, who works primarily in Malayalam cinema. He has also acted in several Tamil films along with a few Telugu, Kannada, Sinhalese, Hindi, Bangala and English films, mostly action and character roles. Babu owns mixed martial art academy in Houston. [1]

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He made his debut in Bharathan's Chilampu (1986). He started his career doing antagonist roles, but has also played the lead role in other films. He made a mark in Malayalam cinema through Fazil's 1986 thriller Poovinu Puthiya Poonthennal . The film was remade into Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi and Babu Antony reprised his role in all the five versions. His career highlights include Vaishali (1988), Aparahnam (1991) and Uppukandam Brothers (1993). According to reports, Babu is all set for his directorial debut in Piano. [2]

Personal life and education

He was born to T.J. Antony and Mariyam Antony in Ponkunnam, Kerala, India. He was educated in Sacred Heart High School, Government Boys High School and St. Dominic's High School Kanjirappally. He graduated in English Literature from Pune. He has a master's degree in Business Administration in Human resources from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune. He worked as a cinematographer in Film and Television Institute of India, Pune which led to his entry into the film industry. [3]

He is married to Evgeniya Antony, who is a Russian American. The couple has two sons, Arthur Antony and Alex Antony. [4] He trains his sons in martial arts and Arthur got his 1st Dan Black Belt in MMA. [5]

Martial arts and movies

Babu Antony is a Fifth Dan Black Belt in martial arts. He made his debut by playing an antagonist in Bharathan's Malayalam film Chilambu . His monopoly in quick punches, fast kicks and fluid movements in action scenes has gained him roles. He has acted in more than 160 films in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi, English and Sinhalese. His heroic performance as an angry young man built a huge fan following among the audience, especially youngsters, in movies like Bharanakoodam , Gandhari, Chantha , Dada, Kadal and Kambolam . His portrayal of antagonists with shoulder level hair and a beard redefined the entire concept of a villain. Babu Antony shone in action roles as a hero and villain, and at the same time proved his mettle as an actor by performing a king's role in Vaishali , an ex-terrorist role in Aparahnam and an impecunious man in Sayaahnam . A few of his films were featured in national and international festivals and won recognition. His last Tamil/Telugu hits were Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaya and Kanchana . Currently he is doing a few Tamil and Malayalam films with directors like Vetrimaaran and Vasantha Balan. [6]

Filmography

YearFilmRoleLanguageNotes
1985 Shathru Man in the crowd Malayalam
1986 Mizhineerppoovukal Malayalam
Poovinu Puthiya Poonthennal RenjiMalayalam
Pranamam AjithMalayalam
1987 Poovizhi Vasalile Ranjith Tamil
Jaithra Yaathra Malayalam
Makkal En Pakkam KidnapperTamil
Chilambu Nephew of Appu NairMalayalam
Vrutham FreddyMalayalam
Per Sollum Pillai Tamil
Pasivadi Pranam Ranjith Telugu
Veendum Lisa John FernandesMalayalam
Veendum Lisa John FernandesTamil
Jebu Donga Telugu
1988 Hatya RanjitHindi
Vaisali LomapadhanMalayalam
Trinetrudu Telugu
Moonnam Mura AntonyMalayalam
1989 Douthyam Gang LeaderMalayalam
AntharjanamVishnu NamboothiriMalayalam
The News Victor GeorgeMalayalam
Carnivel JamesMalayalam
New Year RobertMalayalam
Jagratha BabuMalayalam
1990 Kottayam Kunjachan Psycho JimmyMalayalam
Anjali DharmaTamil
Randam Varavu Customs Officer SamuelMalayalam
Vyooham Malayalam
Lorry Driver SeenuTelugu
1991 Sathruvu JorgeTelugu
Aparaahnam Malayalam
Koodikazhcha WilliamsMalayalam
Kuttapathram VickyMalayalam
Shanti Kranti Bob Kannada
Shanti Kranti BobTelugu
Nattukku Oru Nallavan BobTamil
Shanti Kranti BobHindi
Chakravarthy EdwinMalayalam
1992 Kauravar HamsaMalayalam
Kavacham Malayalam
NaadodyMalayalam
Kasarkode Khaderbai Kasim BhaiMalayalam
Ravivarma Kannada
Ezhara Ponnana CharlieMalayalam
Surieyan MickyTamil
Thirumathi Palanisamy Tamil
1993 Gandhari VishnuMalayalam
Nippu Ravva DasuTelugu
Mafia Chandra GowdaMalayalam
Uppukandam Brothers Uppukandam SevichanMalayalam
I Love India Tamil
Airport Tamil
1994KadalBapootyMalayalam
NapoleonAbu SalimMalayalam
Rajadhani Abbas Amanulla KhanMalayalam
KambolamTharakandam Daniel / DanyMalayalam
Dadha BharathanMalayalam
Bharanakoodam DanyMalayalam
1995StreetMalayalam
BoxerJimmy CherianMalayalam
Indian Military Intelligence Imran KhanMalayalam
Rajakeeyam Durga DathanMalayalam
Chantha SulthanMalayalam
Special Squad Siby MatthewMalayalam
ArabiaMalayalam
1996 Nethaji BabaTamil
1997YuvasakthiKannada
Hitler Brothers NarendranMalayalam
Pagaivan Dharman's brotherTamil
1998Gloria Fernandes from USAFernandesMalayalam
1999 Captain Malayalam
Jananaayakan RajmohanMalayalam
Devadasi Malayalam
2000ShayanamMalayalam
2001 Sravu BawaMalayalam
Uthaman Pulimuttathu SunnyMalayalam
UnnathangalilMalayalam
2002 Thandavam SufiMalayalam
2004 Campus Sathya's brotherTamil
Shambu Malayalam
Vajram Paulson WilliamsMalayalam
Black Govind Chengappa IPSMalayalam
Attahasam ManthiramTamil
Nothing but Life OmarMalayalam
2005 Made in USA OmarEnglish
2006Highway PoliceMammadMalayalam
Pathaaka Malayalam
2008 Twenty:20 Vikram BhaiMalayalam
Ekaloveyudu BhaktaMalayalam
2009 Leader Raghuwaran / Kimbulawala Soththi SiranSinhala
Laadam Tamil
Thirunakkara Perumal JobMalayalam
2010 Thathwamasi Parashurama Malayalam
Yugapurushan Ayyankali Malayalam
Sufi Paranja Katha SufiMalayalam
Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa Joseph ThekekuttuTamilJessie’s father
Ye Maaya Chesave Joseph Thekekuttu in the film JessieTeluguJessie’s father in the film
9 KK Road Devdas AdiyodiMalayalam
Kanyakumari Express Ranjan PhilipMalayalam
Again Kasargod Khader Bhai Kasargod Kasim BhaiMalayalam
2011 Christian Brothers Captain Rasheed RahmanMalayalam
Uppukandam Brothers: Back in Action Uppukandam SevichanMalayalam
Rowthiram Priya's fatherTamil
Kanchana Akbar BhaiTamil
2012 Ekk Deewana Tha Joseph ThekkekutuHindiJessie’s father
Cobra IsaacMalayalam
Grandmaster Victor RosettiMalayalam
Kalpana Akbar BhaiKannada
2013 Aadhi Bhagavan SamTamil
Buddy Chandran SinghMalayalam
Idukki Gold AntonyMalayalam
2014 Kaaka Muttai Shiva ChidambaramTamil
Villali Veeran Malayalam
Homely Meals HimselfMalayalam
Kaaviya Thalaivan ZamindarTamil
2016 Krishnashtami Telugu
Moonam Naal NjayarazhchaMalayalam
Karinkunnam 6's DouglasMalayalam
2017 Ezra Rabbi David BenyaminMalayalam
Zacharia Pothen Jeevichirippundu ChamiMalayalam
2018 Kayamkulam Kochunni Thangal Malayalam
Adanga Maru SanjayTamil
2019 Mikhael JohnMalayalam
Bullets Blades and BloodEnglish
2022 Ponniyin Selvan Dagger-14-plain.pngTBATamilPost-Production
Santa MariaDagger-14-plain.pngTBAMalayalamPre Production
Power StarDagger-14-plain.pngTBAMalayalamPre Production

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