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12 March 1956
Surendran Kochuvelu (born 12 March 1956),better known by his stage name Indrans, is an Indian film actor and former costume designer, who appears in Malayalam films. He is popular for his comedy roles and has starred in over 500 films.
Indrans made his debut in the 1981 film Choothattam both as a costume designer and as an actor.The producer, TMN Charley, offered him a chance to assist him in costume designing and he worked with designing costumes for several years, acting in various small roles. He got noticed for playing a small role of a marriage broker in the 1993 film Meleparambil Anveedu . He got a breakthrough with his role in CID Unnikrishnan B.A., BEd (1994). This led to him being cast in various comedic roles in the films of the 1990s. Subsequently, his role of a thief in the 2004 film Kathavasheshan got him noticed as a character actor. He won the Kerala State Film Award – Special Mention for his performance in the 2014 film Apothecary . In 2018, he won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in the 2017 film Aalorukkam . In 2019, he was awarded Singapore South Asian International Film Best actor award for his performance in Veyilmarangal.
Indrans was born on 12 March 1956. Originally named Surendran, he was second among the seven children of Palavila Kochuvelu and Gomathi at Kumarapuram, Thiruvananthapuram.He has four sisters and two brothers. He studied at Government Higher Secondary school, Kumarapuram. Indrans had to drop out of school (class 4) due to financial conditions at his house and joined his uncle to learn tailoring. It was his uncle, with whom he began working as a tailor. He joined amateur arts clubs and began acting in dramas. He started his acting career in television serial Kaliveedu in Doordarshan. Along with his brothers Vijayakumar K. and Jayakumar K., he opened a tailoring shop named Indran's Brothers Tailors which is situated at kumarapuram - murinjapalam road, Thirvananthapuram.
He married Santhakumari on 23 February 1985. They have a daughter Mahitha and a son Mahendran.
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