Jose Pellissery

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Jose Pellisery
Born1950 (1950)
Died5 December 2004(2004-12-05) (aged 53–54)
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor
Children2 (incl. Lijo Jose)

Jose Pellissery (1950 – 5 December 2004) was an Indian film and theatre actor.



As an actor in Malayalam cinema, he played supporting roles in about 100 films. His 15-year film career included roles in such movies as Aadhaaram , Akashadoothu, Naadody, and Ghazal.

Pellissery was a partner of the theatre company Chalakudy Sarathy Theatres. He performed in about a dozen plays produced by this company under the direction of Thilakan, including Five Star Hospital, Alakal, Indhanam, Fassahu, Mochanam Nale, Adisankaran Janicha Naattil, and Chamayam. [1]

Pellissery also acted in a number of Malayalam TV serials, such as Chitta, Meghanidhi, and Kayamkulam Kochunni. [1]

Pellissery died at a private hospital in Chalakudy on 5 December 2004, following a heart attack. He was 54. [2] He is survived by his wife Lilly, son Lijo Jose Pellissery [3] and a daughter, (Lijomol Jose Pallissery). [1] His son, Lijo Jose Pellissery, is a prominent director in the modern Malayalam cinema movement and is often quoted as "one of the best directors working in the industry presently".



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  3. "Nayakan Synopsis". Retrieved 30 September 2010.