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Geetha Salam
Abdul Salam

(1946-10-09)9 October 1946
Died19 December 2018(2018-12-19) (aged 72)
Nationality Indian
Other namesSalam
Years active1979 – 2018

Abdul Salam (9 October 1946 – 19 December 2018) was an Indian actor in Malayalam cinema known by his stage name Geetha Salam, [1] [2] known for Malabar Wedding , Jalolsavam (2004) and Mylanchi Monchulla Veedu (2014). He lived in Krishnapuram, Alappuzha, Kerala. He performed in about 82 Films and some TV series. [3]


Personal life

He was married to Rahmath, and is survived by two sons, Shan and Shafeer. [4]


He started his career as a Dramatist artist with the drama group Geetha. He started his film career in the Malayalam film Mani Koya Kurup (1979), directed by S. S. Devadas and produced by P. P. Jose. His second movie was Megasandesam (Horror movie), directed by Rajasenan and produced by K. Radhakrishnan. He performed in about 82 films [5] [6] [7] and some TV series. [8] He received the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi Award in 2010. [9]


2015 Thinkal Muthal Velli Vare Pushpavalli's Uncle Kannan Thamarakkulam
2014 Mathai Kuzhappakkaranalla Teastall owner Akku Akbar
John Paul Vaathil Thurakkunnu PanikerChandrahasan
Vellimoonga [10] Politician Jibu Jacob
2014 Romans Oracle Boban Samuel
Sringaravelan AstrologerJose Thomas
2008 Thirunakkara PerumalPrasad Valacherry
2008 Malabar Wedding Rajesh Faisal
Kanal Kannaadi AK Jayan Poduval
2007 Veeralipattu MammadikkaKukku Surendran
2006 Kanaka Simhasanam [11] Kanakambaran's father Rajasenan
Kisan Ayyappan Sibi Malayil
2005 Kochi Rajavu Auto Driver Johny Antony
Maanikyan K. K. Haridas
Pandippada Broker Rafi Mecartin
Dead Line [12] Krishnajith S Vijayan
DecemberAshok R. Nath
2004 Jalolsavam Kunjunju Sibi Malayil
Mampazhakkalam Ashraf Joshiy
Kerala House Udan Vilpanakku Ammavan Thaha
UdayamAstrologerVinu Joemon
Aan Piranna Veedu K. P. Sunil
2003 Gramophone Saigal Yousuf Kamal
Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum Bhaskaran Sibi Malayil
Sadanandante Samayam Saithali Akku Akbar - Jose
Meerayude Dukhavum Muthuvinte Swapnavum Vinayan
2002 Kuberan Sundar Das
Savithriyude Aranjanam Mohan Kupleri
2001 Ee Parakkum Thalika Father of the groom Thaha
Megasandesam Grandfather of Rosy Rajasenan
1979 Mani Koya Kurup SS Devadas

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