Maniyanpilla Raju

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Maniyanpilla Raju
Born
Sudheer Kumar

(1955-04-20) 20 April 1955 (age 69) [1] [2]
Thycaud, Trivandrum, India
NationalityIndian
Alma mater M.G.R. Government Film and Television Training Institute
Occupations
Years active1976–present
SpouseIndira
ChildrenSachin & Niranj [3]
Parents
  • Shekharan Nair
  • Saraswati Amma

Sudheer Kumar (born 20 April 1955), better known by his stage name Maniyanpilla Raju (Malayalam: മണിയൻപിള്ള രാജു), is an Indian actor and producer who works in Malayalam film industry. [4] [5] His debut film was Mohiniyaattam in 1976. He has played a variety of roles as a character actor, appearing in over 400 films. [6] His stage name was derived from the character he played in the film Maniyanpilla Adhava Maniyanpilla (1981), his break-through role. [7]

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Early life

Raju was born as the youngest among four in 1955 to Shekharan Nair and Saraswati Amma at Thycaud, Trivandrum. He has two sisters, Ramani and Radha, and a brother Surendran. [8] He had his primary education from Government Model Boys Higher Secondary School, Trivandrum. He did his pre-degree in Victory Tutorial College. [2] He learned diploma in acting course during 1973–1975 from Adyar Film Institute, Madras (now Chennai). [9]

Personal life

Maniyanpilla Raju married Indira in 1985, and the couple have two sons, Sachin and Niranj. The younger son, Niranj, made his debut in Renjith's Black Butterfly . [10] He wrote a book titled Chirichum Chirippichum containing his memoirs in 2012. In 2019, he opened a restaurant, Be@Kiwizo, in Kannur, which is Kerala's first restaurant to use robots to serve customers. [11]

Filmography

As an actor

1970s

YearTitleRoleNotes
1976 Mohiniyaattam Job hunter
Light House Thankamma's brother
Chirikkudukka
1977 Neethipeedam
Aval Oru Devaalayam
1978 Mudramothiram Kuttappan
Jayikkaanaay Janichavan Tharakan's sidekick
Kanalkattakal Man at mental hospital
Kanyaka
Mattoru Karnan
Thiranottam
Aaravam
1979 Maalika Paniyunnavar Ouseph

1980s

YearTitleRoleNotes
1980 Theenalangal Appu
Chamaram Raju
1981Chamayam
Theekkali
Maniyan Pilla Adhava Maniyan Pilla Maniyan Pilla
Tharattu Viswanathan
1982 Football Shivankutty
Ithu Njangalude Katha Santhosh
Ithiri Neram Othiri KaryamRaghu
Bheeman
Kattile Pattu Raju
Aasha Sunil Kumar
Chiriyo Chiri Santhosh
1983 Prem Nazirine Kanmanilla Kidnapper (II)
Prasnam GurutharamRaju
Oru Madapravinte Katha
Mortuary Jacob
Sesham Kazhchayil
Pinnilavu Sreedharan
Koodevide Shankar
1984 Onnanu Nammal Hari
Thathamme Poocha Poocha
April 18
Theere Pratheekshikkathe
Koottinilamkili Gopan
Ivide Thudangunnu Peter
Itha Innu Muthal 'Kailasam' Raju
Athirathram Anthony
Ariyaatha Veethikal Soman
Arante Mulla Kochu Mulla Rajappan
Adiyozhukkukal Jayarajan
1985 Akalathe Ambili Maniyan
Vannu Kandu Keezhadakki Suresh
Angadikkappurathu Vasu
Nokkethadhoorathu Kannum Nattu Abdu
Jeevante Jeevan Prakash
Boeing Boeing Kuttappan
Aram + Aram = Kinnaram Saravanan
Akkare Ninnoru Maran Achuthan
Karimpinpoovinakkare Raju
1986 Yuvajanotsavam Bhagaval Das
Nimishangal Joseph
IthramathramRajeevan
T. P. Balagopalan M. A. Narayankutty
Katturumbinum Kathu Kuthu Babu
Ponnum Kudathinum Pottu College student
Thalavattam Joseph
Hello My Dear Wrong Number Ramadasan
Dheem Tharikida Thom Siva Subrahmaniam
Ayalvasi Oru Daridravasi Vidyadharan
Mazha Peyyunnu Maddalam Kottunnu Damu
1987Ellavarkkum Nanmakal
Sarvakalashala Chakkara
P.C. 369 Damodaran Pillai
January Oru Orma Narayana Swamy
Ithrayum Kaalam Unni Nampoothiri
1988 Vellanakalude Nadu Gopi
Mukunthetta Sumitra Vilikkunnu
Ayitham Thankamani
Oru Muthassi Katha Abdu
Chithram Murugan
Aryan Adv. Radhakrishnan
Kudumbapuranam Murali
1989 Mahayanam
Kireedam Najeeb
Adhipan Gopalakrishnan
Vandanam Hariharan Iyer
Season Kanthi
Nair Saab Cadet Chandran Pillai
Naduvazhikal Ravi
Nocturne Indien Restaurant owner

1990s

YearTitleRoleNotes
1990 Kadathanadan Ambadi Kandasseri
Aye Auto Thangu
Malayogom Dr. Sudhakaran
Kouthuka Varthakal Ramamoorthy
His Highness Abdullah Raja Raja Varma
Pavam Pavam Rajakumaran Gangadharan
Akkare Akkare Akkare Gopi
No.20 Madras Mail Hitchcock Kanjikuzhi
1991 Ganamela Kannan
Adhwaytham Chithran Nampoothiri
Aakasha Kottayile Sultan Murali
Anaswaram
1992 Kizhakkan Pathrose Mathai
Kudumbasametham Sreedharan Kurup
Kallan Kappalil Thanne Adv. Jose Kurien
Aham Marfee Markose
Vasudha
Johnnie Walker Professor
Neelakurukkan
Thalastaanam Narendran Pillai
Ellarum Chollanu Mani
Ayalathe Adheham Achuthan Singh
1993 Sthalathe Pradhana Payyans Thankachan
Ekalavyan Chandran Vallappuzha
Kudumbasneham
Chenkol Najeeb
Butterflies Krishnan Eradi
Paithrukam
Mafia
Devasuram Bharathan
1994 Ponthan Mada
Rudraksham Appu
Kudumba Vishesham Prasad M. Nair
Commissioner Gopinathan
CID Unnikrishnan B.A., B.Ed. Prem Shankar
Minnaram 'Mazhuvan' Manikantan / Lassar
CabinetRazzak
1995 Simhavalan Menon Patrick
Spadikam Kunju Mohammad
RajakeeyamPushpangathan
Agnidevan Poojari Potti Kunju
Aadyathe Kanmani Dineshan Unnithan
Oru Abhibhashakante Case Diary Unni Thampuran
1996 Sathyabhamakkoru Premalekhanam Shambu
Mahathma Attorney Koshy
Kala Pani Nair
Aayiram Naavulla Ananthan Madhavan
1997Sayaamees Irattakal
Asuravamsam Inspector
Chandralekha
Oru Yathramozhi
Aaraam Thampuran Soman Pillai
Kannur
Bharatheeyam
Ullasapoongattu Kuriyachan
Lelam Umman
Kottappurathe Koottukudumbam Mahadevan
Janathipathyam SI Abootty
1998Aaraam Jaalakam
Poothiruvathira Ravil
Thirakalkkappuram
Anuragakottaram Private Detective Hentry
Harikrishnans Kunjikuttan's Advocate
Kallu Kondoru Pennu Mohanachandran
1999 F. I. R. CI Gurumoorthy
Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu Mulaku
Stalin Sivadas Mayor Anto
Ustaad Adv. Abraham
Pallavur Devanarayanan Manavedathan Nampoothiri
The Godman SI Karippetti Marthandan

2000s

YearTitleRoleNotes
2000 Sahayathrikakku Snehapoorvam
Narasimham CI Habeeb
Swayamvara Panthal S.I Vijayan
Sathyameva Jayathe SI George
Pilots Venkidi
2001 Sharja To Sharja Sethu
Naranathu Thampuran Mohandas
Raavanaprabhu Cameo
Suryachakram
Nariman Moytheen
2002 Thandavam Pushpakumar
Chathurangam Alex
2003Sahodaran SahadevanBalagopalan
LeaderSadasivan
2004 Njan Salperu Ramankutty Sankaran
Kottaram VaidyanThirumukham Pillai
Vamanapuram Bus Route Rajappan
Kerala House Udan Vilpanakku Pisharadi
Udayam
Mayilattam Swaminathan
2005 Chandrolsavam C.I. Sugathan
Rajamanikyam Adv. Shivadaas Menon
Anandabhadram Police Constable
2006 Prajapathi Kumaran
The Don Abdullah
Pothan Vava Paulachan
2007 Pranayakalam
Chotta Mumbai Adv. Menon
Big B Dr. Venu
Nasrani Kunjachan
Akkare Ninnoru Sultan
Janmam
2008 Pakal Nakshatrangal Tharakan
One Way Ticket
Malabar Wedding Unni
Sound of Boot Antony
Annan Thampi Appu's and Achu's uncle
Twenty:20 SI Gopi
Thalappavu Shivan Pillai
2009 Red Chillies SI Palaniswamy
Perumaal
Evidam Swargamanu Adv. Jayaraj
Shudharil Shudhan Kanaran
Dr. Patient Shankaran
Calendar Fr. Thazhekkadan
Duplicate Devan
Kerala Cafe
Gulumaal: The Escape Rangaswami / Ahammedkutty

2010s

YearTitleRoleNotes
2010Kanmazha Peyyum Munpe
Plus Two Avarachan
Happy Husbands Pazhakutti Pavithran
Oru Naal Varum Ramesh
Elsamma Enna Aankutty S.I. Sunandappan
2011 Kudumbasree Travels Nettar
Ninnishtam Ennishtam 2
Oru Marubhoomikkadha Jose
Rathinirvedam Pattalam Maman
Innanu Aa Kalyanam Kuttichan
Vellaripravinte Changathi Preman
Kunjettan
Sevenes Habeebullah
2012 Thalsamayam Oru Penkutty Ayyappan
Da Thadiya John Prakash
Simhasanam
Diamond Necklace V. K. Narayana Menon
Ustad Hotel Chef Babu
Kunjaliyan Vikrama Kurup
Cobra: Kottayam Brothers Balan
2013 Ardhanaari Jameela [12]
Black Butterfly Mahadevan
Radio Priya's father
Lokpal Minister Anirudhan
Second Innings
Tourist Home Sathyanathan
Idukki Gold Madan
Namboothiri Yuvavu @ 43Jayanthan Namboothiri
2014 Samsaaram Aarogyathinu Haanikaram Prabhakaran Thanchappuzha
My Dear Mummy
Thamarassery to Thailand
Bad Boys
Close Friends
Munnariyippu
Rosappookkaalam
Bangalore Days Prakash
Tamaar Padaar
2015 Thinkal Muthal Velli Vare C. I. Dhanapalan
Premam College Principal
Acha Dhin SI Soman
Oru Second Class Yathra ASI Johnson
Kanyaka Talkies Sadanandan
KukkiliyarRaveendran
2016 Paavada Adv. Gunasekharan Nair
Ore Mukham Older Ayyappadas
Anuraga Karikkin Vellam Prakash Kopara
Karinkunnam 6's Pillai
Kochavva Paulo Ayyappa Coelho Himself
2017 Sakhavu Rajan
Comrade in America Babychan
Pullikkaran Staraa Murali Nambiar
Adam Joan Andrews
Lavakusha
2018 Shikkari Shambhu Sahadevan
Mohanlal Himself
Panchavarnathatha Abraham
My Story Vishwan
2019 Pathinettam Padi Sudheer Kumar
Finals Sports Minister Siva Shankara Pillai
Ganagandharvan Kuttan
Thelivu

2020s

YearTitleRoleNotes
2022Viddikalude Maash
VarayanIsthaakki
2023 Poovan [13]
Maheshum Marutiyum Padmanabhan 'Pappettan' [14]
Enkilum Chandrike Shambu
Corona Papers Pillai [15]
Neymar [16]
2024Iyer in Arabia [17]
Gu [18]
Kudumbasthreeyum Kunjadum [19]

As producer

Web series

YearTitleRoleNotes
2024 Jai MahendranTBA [20]

Television

As judge

As host

As actor

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