Babu Namboothiri

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Babu Namboothiri

12 August 1947 (1947-08-12) (age 76)
Padinjare Mana, Mannakkanad, Kottayam, Travancore
  • Actor
  • chemistry professor
Years active1982–present
SpouseKumari Antharjanam
  • Neelakandan Namboothiri
  • Saraswathi

Babu Namboothiri (born 12 August 1947) is a retired Chemistry Professor and Head Of Department of Deva Mata College Kuravilangad and an Indian film and TV actor who has starred in more than 100 Malayalam films and various serials. He is famous for his villain and character roles, best known for his portrayal Thangal, in Thoovanathumbikal (1987), as the primary antagonist, Ajith, in Nirakkoottu (1985), the devious advocate in Jagratha , among many others, and in Cheriya Lokavum Valiya Manushyarum as Madhava Menon, an evil businessman and drug-dealer.



Babu Namboothiri was the eldest among the ten children of Neelakandan Namboothiri and Saraswathi at Mannakkanad, near Kuravilangad, Kottayam. He belongs to Padinjare Mana in Mannakkanad. He performs rituals at Chirayil Ganapathi Temple and has 7 brothers and 2 sisters. He graduated from Sree Sankara College and pursued Masters in Science from SRM College Rewa in Madhya Pradesh. His debut movie was Yaagam in 1982. He is a retired Chemistry Professor of Deva Matha College, Kuravilangad. He is married to Kumari Antharjanam and has three daughters. [1]


Considered as a great supporting actor who could display a wide range of emotions, he has been a part of many masterpieces and have taken on many character and antagonistic roles which have become very famous.



ProgrammeRoleTV Channel
2015- Charithram Enniloode Guest Safari TV
2015- Eashwaran Sakshiyayi Flowers TV
2000- Samayam Asianet
2006- Suryaputhri Asianet
1997- PankiyammaRamakuruppu Doordarshan

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