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5 March 1964
|Alma mater|| Union Christian College, Aluva |
Maharaja's College, Ernakulam
Government Law College, Ernakulam
|Children||Abhay, Akshay |
(From 1st marriage)
(With Vani Viswanath)
Baburaj Jacob, mononymously known as Baburaj, is an Indian film 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 Salt N' Pepper (2011).He has directed two Malayalam films and written a number of films.
Baburaj was born to P. J. Jacob Oleekkal and T. I. Karmali Thottungal. Baburaj married twice. He has two sons from his first marriage named Abhay and Akshay.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. Babu Raj is an Advocate. They reside at Kochi. On 14 Feb 2017, Baburaj was stabbed by one of his neighbours in Idukki following an argument.
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.
In 2009, he debuted as a director in the Malayalam movie Black Dalia ,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. His performance was well noted along with others. He was also nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Malayalam for the same. With this comedy role in Salt N' Pepper , he became one of the busiest actors in Malayalam cinema. 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.
Malayalam actor Baburaj was stabbed on Wednesday, 14 February 2017,at his resort in Adimali of Idukki district following a dispute with the locals. The actor was immediately taken to a hospital and was under medical care at the Ernakulam Rajagiri hospital. Fortunately, there was no damage to internal organs, but he lost a chest muscle. He underwent treatment in Rajagiri Hospital, Ernakulam, and left hospital without any complication. According to reports, Baburaj got into a heated argument with locals when he brought in a few labourers to clean the pond located at his resort, Whitemist Emerald. The pond was one of the main water sources for the neighbours living around the resort and they objected to the cleaning. They contented that they drew water from the pond for their daily use and draining it will cause water shortage during the summer.
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