Baburaj (actor)

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Baburaj
Born
Baburaj Jacob

(1966-03-05) 5 March 1966 (age 56)
Aluva, Kerala, India.
NationalityIndian
Alma mater Union Christian College, Aluva
Maharaja's College, Ernakulam
Government Law College, Ernakulam
Occupations
Years active1995–present
Spouse
(m. 2002)
ChildrenAbhay, Akshay
(From 1st marriage)
Aarcha, Adhri
(With Vani Viswanath) [1]

Baburaj Jacob, mononymously known as Baburaj, is an Indian actor, director, and screenwriter who works predominantly in Malayalam cinema and has also appeared in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi films. He began and established his career in cinema by playing antagonistic roles and graduated to comedic and character roles after the 2011 film Salt N' Pepper . [2]

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Personal life

Baburaj was born to P. J. Jacob Oleekkal and T. I. Karmali Thottungal on 5 March 1970. Baburaj married twice. He has two sons from his first marriage named Abhay and Akshay. [3] His second marriage is to South Indian action heroine Vani Viswanath. The couple has two children, a daughter named Aarcha and a son named Adhri. Baburaj is a lawyer. They reside at Kochi. On 14 Feb 2017, Baburaj was stabbed by one of his neighbours in Idukki following an argument. [4]

Film career

Baburaj started his acting career as a junior artist. His debut in Malayalam was Beeshmacharyar (1994), directed by Cochin Haneefa, where he played a notorious villain. He also acted as a villain in the Hindi movie, Hulchul, which was a remake of the Malayalam blockbuster, Godfather. He produced four Malayalam movies and one Tamil movie. [5]

In 2009, he debuted as a director in the Malayalam movie Black Dalia , [6] starring Himself and Suresh Gopi in lead. He also directed the movie Manushyamrugam , starring Himself and Prithviraj Sukumaran in lead. His wife produced the movie.

In 2011, he did a comedy role in Salt N' Pepper , directed by Aashiq Abu. With this comedy role in Salt N' Pepper, he became one of the busiest actors in Malayalam cinema. He did one of the lead role in the crime thriller Manushyamrugam after the success of Salt N' Pepper. He did comedy roles in films such as Ordinary and Mayamohini . Apart from this, he was a lead actor in films such as Naughty Professor and DYSP Sankunni Uncle. Baburaj did a lead role in the 2017 comedy movie Honey Bee 2: Celebrations followed by Thrissivaperoor Kliptham , where he did the antagonist role. Baburaj's true potential to do the character roles was revealed with the film Koodasha . [7] In this suspense revenge thriller film, he played the role of a father who seeks revenge against the persons killed his daughter. Baburaj's performance as Panakkal Jomon in the crime drama Joji (2021) was highly appreciated by the critics. [8]

In 2021, he directed the comedy movie Black Coffee, which is a spin-off to Salt N' Pepper. [9]

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryFilmResultRef.
2011Kochi Times Film AwardsBest Actor in a Comic Role Salt N' Pepper Won [10]
Asiavision Awards Best Comedy Artist[ citation needed ]
Vanitha Film Awards Best Comedy Artist[ citation needed ]
South Indian International Movie Awards Best Comedy Artist [11]
Filmfare Awards South Best Supporting ActorNominated [12]
2012 South Indian International Movie Awards Best Comedian Mayamohini [13]
Vanitha Film Awards Best Comedy ArtistWon [14] [ unreliable source? ]
2013 Asianet Film Awards Best Comic Role [15] [ unreliable source? ]
Amrita Film AwardsBest Comedian Honey Bee [16]
2014 South Indian International Movie Awards Best ComedianNominated [17]
2019 Kerala State Film Awards Best ActorKoodashaNominated [18]
2022 South Indian International Movie Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Joji Won

Filmography

As Actor

  1. Veerame Vaagai Soodum
  2. Kooman(film)
  3. Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham as Puthumana Panicker
  4. Power Star (2021 film)
  5. Joji (film) (2021) as Panachel Jomon
  6. Black Coffee(2021)
  7. Vikruthi (2019)
  8. My Great Grandfather (2019)
  9. Koodasha (2018) as Lead role
  10. Neeli (2018)
  11. Sketch (2018)
  12. Kaly (2018)
  13. Thrissivaperoor Kliptham (2017) as Joy Chembadan
  14. Honey Bee 2.5 (2017) as Himself (cameo)
  15. Honey Bee 2: Celebrations (2017) as Fernandez d'Silva aka Ferno
  16. Wonderful Journey (2016)
  17. Poyi Maranju Parayathe (2016)
  18. 8 March (2015)
  19. Mylanchi Monchulla Veedu (2014)
  20. Tamaar Padaar(2014) as Jumper Thambi and Terrorist (Dual role)
  21. Peruchazhi (2014)
  22. Ulsaha Committee (2014) as Chopra
  23. Sringaravelan (2013) as Mahalingam
  24. Blackberry (2013)
  25. Pigman (2013) as GM Veera Swamy
  26. Ithu Manthramo Thanthramo Kuthanthramo (2013) as S. S. Nair
  27. Policemamman (2013) as Sankaranunni
  28. Honey Bee (2013)
  29. Kammath & Kammath (2013) as Driver Gopi
  30. Entry (2013) as ACP Rishikesh
  31. Idiots (2012) as Freddy
  32. Mr. Marumakan (2012) as Advocate K.V. Panikkar
  33. Jawan of Vellimala (2012)
  34. Cinema Company (2012) as Sabu, a movie-loving thug
  35. Naughty Professor (2012) as Professor Viswambaran
  36. Mayamohini (2012) as Advocate Laksmi Narayanan
  37. Ordinary (2012) as Vakkachan
  38. Thalsamayam Oru Penkutty (2012) as Thomas
  39. Vaidooryam (2012)
  40. Second Show (2012) as Chaver Anthony & Chaver Vavachan
  41. Asuravithu (2012)
  42. Manushyamrugam (2011) as Tipper Johnny
  43. Salt N' Pepper (2011) as Babu Raj
  44. Pokkiri Raja (2010)
  45. Thanthonni (2010) as Ummachan
  46. Pramani (2010)
  47. Daddy Cool (2009) as Soman
  48. Black Dalia (2009) as CI Anwar Ali
  49. My Big Father (2009) as Chacko
  50. Twenty:20 (2008) as Nazar
  51. Aayudham (2008 film) as C. I. Rappayi
  52. Nasrani (2007) as Sayed
  53. Indrajith (2007) as Hamid
  54. Nagaram (2007) as Lawrence
  55. Nadiya Kollappetta Rathri (2007) as Lakkidi Manikantan
  56. Sooryan (2007) as Kattiparaban
  57. Mission 90 Days (2007) as Major Deepak
  58. Athisayan (2007)
  59. Time (2007 film) as Damodharan Kartha
  60. Chotta Mumbai (2007)
  61. Pranayakalam (2007)
  62. Avan Chandiyude Makan (2007) as Sonychan
  63. Abraham & Lincoln (2007) as Ameen
  64. Ali Bhai as Koya
  65. Black Cat (2007)
  66. Pothan Vava (2006)
  67. The Don (2006) as Abdu
  68. Chess (2006) as Sarath
  69. Chinthamani Kolacase (2006) as Isra Qureshi
  70. Thuruppu Gulan (2006)
  71. Chacko Randaaman (2006) as Karibadam Kannan
  72. Kilukkam Kilukilukkam (2006) as Vishnu
  73. Mahasamudram (2006) as Rajan
  74. Ravanan(2006) as Jamal
  75. Prajapathi (2006)
  76. Bada Dosth (2006)
  77. Highway Police (2006) as Vikram
  78. Rajamanikyam (2005) as Vikraman
  79. Nerariyan CBI(2005) as Poopparathy Vasu
  80. Lokanathan I.A.S (2005) as Unnithan
  81. Rappakal (2005) as Manikantan
  82. Thaskaraveeran (2005)
  83. Isra (2005) as Bhadran
  84. Athbhutha Dweepu (2005) as Captain Mohammad
  85. Amrutham (2004)
  86. Sathyam (2004) as Mattancherry Michael
  87. Kusruthi (2004) as Ramabhadran
  88. Kaliyodam (2003)
  89. Chakram (2003) as Sudhakaran
  90. Kilichundan Mampazham (2003) as Hamsa
  91. Vaalkkannadi (2002)
  92. Chathurangam (2002)
  93. Shivam (2002) as Ashokan
  94. Onnaman (2002)
  95. Kuberan (2002)
  96. Jagathi Jagadish in Town (2002) as Rajaji
  97. Stop Vilonce (2002)
  98. Praja (2001)
  99. Sraavu(2001) as Shivan
  100. Nariman (2001) as Ajayan
  101. Red Indians (film) (2001) as Jumbo Sankar
  102. Raavanaprabhu (2001) as Natesan
  103. Naranathu Thamburan (2001)
  104. Randam Bhavam (2001) as Shetty
  105. Dhosth (2001)
  106. Saivar Tirumeni(2000)
  107. Rapid Action Force (2000) as Alex Fernandez/Kargil Ghouse
  108. Sathyameva Jayathe(2000)
  109. Mera Naam Joker(2000) as Rajasekharan
  110. The Gang (2000)
  111. Chandamama (1999)
  112. Harikrishnans(1998)
  113. Oru Maravathoor Kanavu (1998) as Devassy
  114. Ormacheppu (1998) as Police Officer
  115. Adukala Rahasyavum Angadi Pattum (1997)
  116. Ranger (film) (1997) as Baburaj
  117. Vamsham (1997) as Police Officer
  118. Shibiram (1997)
  119. Gajarajamanthram (1997)
  120. Kottapurathe Koottukudumbam (1997) as Antony
  121. Swarna Kireedam (1996)
  122. Kudamattam (1996)
  123. Dilli wallah Rajakumaran (1996)
  124. Swapna Lokathe Balabhaskaran (1996)
  125. Padanayakan (1996)
  126. Kanjirapally Kariachan (1996)
  127. KL 95 Ernakulam North (1996) as A.Z.Stanley
  128. Mimics Super 1000 (1996)
  129. Naalaamkettile Nalla Thampimaar (1996)
  130. Mantrika kuthira (1996)
  131. Ishtamanu nooruvattam (1996)
  132. Thirumanassu (1995) as Albert Pereira
  133. Three Men Army (1995)
  134. Ezharakoottam (1995)
  135. Mazhavilkoodaram (1995) as College Gunda
  136. Special Squad (1995)
  137. Peter Scott (film) (1995) as Gunda
  138. Arabikadaloram (1995) as Shaji
  139. Street (1995) as Gunda
  140. Mimics Action 500 (1994) as Ramesh Thamban
  141. Kamboolam (1994)
  142. The Porter (1994) as Karimpattakaran Kochekkan
  143. Beeshmacharyara (1994)

Telugu movies

  • Anthima Theerpu (2010)

Kannada movies

Tamil movies

Hindi movies

As Director

As producer

Story

Screenplay and dialogue

Lyrics

Playback singing

Television

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