N. F. Varghese

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N. F. Varghese
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Born
Nadakkaparambil Francis Varghese

(1950-01-06)6 January 1950
Died19 June 2002(2002-06-19) (aged 52)
Aluva, Kerala, India [1]
Nationality Indian
Alma mater Union Christian College, Aluva
OccupationActor
Years active1989–2002
SpouseRosy
Children4
Parents
  • Francis
  • Alice

Nadakkaparambil Francis Varghese (6 January 1950 – 19 June 2002) was an Indian actor who worked in Malayalam film industry. He began his career as a mimicry artist in Kalabhavan, [2] acting in minor roles, but later he turned to strong villain roles. Akashadoothu was his major break through in career. He acted in more than 100 films. He died at the age of 53 when he suffered a heart attack and fell unconscious while driving his car. [1] He lived along with his wife, three daughters and a son. [3]

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Personal life

He was born into the Nadakkapparambil family in Choornikkara near Aluva, Kerala, as the third child among 5 children of Francis and Alice from Uliyannoor island. He attended primary school at Vidya Raja School Kadungallur. He later pursued M.A. in Malayalam from Union Christian College, Aluva. [4]

He was married to Rosy from the Kollamkudy family in Kalady. The couple have four children named Sofia, Sony, Sumitha, and Saira.

Career

N.F. Varghese started his career as a mimicry artist in Kalabhavan. He later became a member of Cochin Harishree. He also worked as a manager in these mimicry troupes. He first acted in a small role in the 1986 movie Pappan Priyappetta Pappan, written by Siddique-Lal and directed by Sathyan Anthikkad. [5] The movie was produced by the owner of Cochin Harishree, G. S. Harindran itself and was the debut movie of Siddique-Lal duo along with Harisree Asokan. Later, Varghese went on to act in small roles in several movies and it was the 1993 movie Akashadoothu, which gave a breakthrough in his film career. In this movie, which is considered one of the most influential melodramas of the 1990s in Malayalam, he played the antagonist role. He later went on to act on several memorable character and villain roles in Malayalam cinema. N.F. Varghese is best known for his roles in movies such as Spadikam, Samudayam, Aksharam, Lelam, Kudamattam, Patram, Commissioner, Sallapam, Punjabi House, Manthramothiram, Narasimham, Praja, Dubai, Ravanaprabhu, Nandanam, Ustad, F.I.R, Valliettan, Nariman, Sundara Purushan, Priyam, Vazhunnor, Onnaman and Phantom.

Though he played some of the best character roles in Malayalam, Varghese is mostly remembered for portraying some villain characters mainly because of his peculiar voice. His role as Vishawanathan in Pathram and Mambaram Bavan in Valliettan are such ones. His last credited role was in the 2003 comedy movie Sahodharan Sahadevan, which got released an year after his death. [6]

Selected filmography

  1. Eeran Sandhya (1985) as Police inspector
  2. Akalathe Ambili (1985) as Police officer
  3. Poovinu Puthiya Poonthennal (1986) as Benny's fake father
  4. Pappan Priyappetta Pappan (1986) as Prabhakaran (debut movie)
  5. Simon Peter Ninakku Vendi (1988) as Police Officer
  6. Ramji Rav Speaking (1989) as Office staff
  7. Oru Kochu Bhoomikulukkam (1992)
  8. Akashadoothu (1993) as Kesavan
  9. Uppukandam Brothers (1993) as Chacko
  10. Thalamura (1993) as M. M. Thomas
  11. Naaraayam (1993) as Chelakkadan the politician
  12. Butterflies (1993) as Balan Menon
  13. Bhoomi Geetham (1993) as Gangadharan
  14. Sagaram Sakshi (1994)
  15. Puthran (1994) as Thankachan
  16. Prathakshinam (1994) as Paily the father of Rahel (Mathu)
  17. Manathe Vellitheru (1994) as Abdullah
  18. Kadal (1994) as Anandan
  19. Commissioner (1994) as Menon
  20. Chukkan (1994) as S.I. Chandran
  21. Karma (1995)
  22. Spadikam (1995) as Pachu Pillai
  23. Mazhayethum Munpe (1995) as Kaimal
  24. Thovalapookkal (1995) as Colonel Gopalan Thambi
  25. Special Squad (1995) as Ahamed
  26. Sipayi Lahala (1995) as Varma
  27. Samudhayam (1995) as Saithali
  28. Rajakeeyam (1995) as Rajadeva Varman
  29. Peter Scott (1995) as George Mathew
  30. Aksharam (1995) as Valappadu Balakrishnan
  31. Agrajan (1995)
  32. Mahaathma (1996) as Baba Rahim
  33. Swarna Kireedam (1996) as Varghese Thiruvampady
  34. Sallapam (1996) as Chandran Nair
  35. Rajaputhran (1996) as Isaac Thomas
  36. Mr. Clean (1996) as Dr. Alex
  37. Laalanam (1996) as Advocate Rajedran
  38. Kanchanam (1996) as Professor Ravi
  39. Excuse Me Ethu Collegila (1996)
  40. Ee Puzhayum Kadannu (1996) as Sukumaran
  41. Varnapakittu (1997) as Priest
  42. Guru (1997)
  43. Lelam (1997) as Kadayadi Raghavan
  44. Sammanam (1997) as Vasudevan
  45. Oru Yathramozhi (1997) as a Police officer
  46. Oru Mutham Manimutham (1997) as Krishna Menon
  47. Masmaram (1997) as Viswanathan
  48. Manthramothiram (1997) as Kuruppu
  49. Kudamaattom (1997)
  50. Kalyanak Kacheri (1997)
  51. Innalekalillaathe (1997) as Eppachan a Member of Parliament
  52. Guru Sishyan (1997)
  53. Gangothri (1997) as Adv. Nambiar
  54. Gajaraja Manthram (1997)
  55. Five Star Hospital (1997) as Dr. Nambiar
  56. Itha Oru Snehagatha (1997)
  57. Bhoopathi (1997) as Moosa
  58. Anubhoothi (1997) as Shankan Nair
  59. Aattuvela (1997)
  60. The Truth (1998) as Poozhimattom Thomachan
  61. Punjabi House (1998) as Sujatha's Father
  62. Oro Viliyum Kathorthu (1998) as Padmanabhan Nair
  63. Mayajalam (1998) as Sankaran Nair
  64. Graama Panchaayathu (1998) as Gunashekharan
  65. Amma Ammaayiyamma (1998) as Kaimal
  66. Achaammakkuttiyude Achaayan (1998) as Kozhipalli Avarachan
  67. Vazhunnor (1999) as Thevakattu Kuruvilla
  68. Ustaad (1999) as Mohan Thampi
  69. Swastham Grihabaranam (1999) as Pattatharayil Bhargava Kuruppu
  70. Stalin Sivadas (1999) as Sakhavu Anandan
  71. Pathram (1999) as Viswanathan
  72. Pallavur Devanarayanan (1999) as Mezhathoor Vaidyamatam Namboothiri
  73. Njangal Santhushtaranu (1999) as Kurukkal
  74. F.I.R (1999)
  75. Crime File (1999) as IG James George
  76. Chandamama (1999) as Mampulli
  77. Chandranudikkunna Dikkil (1999)
  78. Narashimham (2000) as Manappally Pavithran
  79. Sahayathrikakku Snehapoorvam (2000) as Sajan's father
  80. Vinayapoorvam Vidhyaadharan (2000) as M.S. Nair
  81. Varnakkazhchakal (2000) as Sudhakara Menon
  82. Valliettan (2000) as Mambaram Bava
  83. Sathyameva Jayathe (2000)
  84. Priyam (2000) as Thomachan
  85. Nadan Pennum Natupramaniyum (2000) as Bheeran
  86. Mark Antony (2000) as mullakka
  87. Cover Story (2000)
  88. Korappan The Great (2001) as G.N.D. Panikker
  89. Narasimha (2001)
  90. Raavanaprabhu (2001) as Paul
  91. Sundara Purushan (2001) as Ramachandra Menon
  92. Nariman (2001) as (CM doctor) Dr. Giri
  93. Unnathangalil (2001) as Velu Bhai
  94. Praja (2001) as Home minister Lahayil Vakkachan
  95. Onnaman (2001) as Salim Bhai
  96. One Man Show (2001) as Dr. Nambiar
  97. Nagaravadhu (2001) as Parameswaran Namboothiri
  98. Dubai (2001) as Chandran Nair
  99. Ee Nadu Innalevare (2001) as Gauridas Ambalakkadan
  100. Nandanam (2002) as Sreedharan
  101. Snehithan (2002) as Padmanabhan
  102. Shivam (2002) as Sukumaran Nair
  103. Dany (2002) as Prof. Padmanabha Menon
  104. Chirikkudukka (2002) as Dr. Ninan
  105. Swarna Medal (2002) as Devadas
  106. Kaashillatheyum Jeevikkam (2002)
  107. The Gift Of God (2002)
  108. Kanalkiredam (2002)
  109. Phantom (2002) as Chellappan Pillai
  110. Chandramukhi (2003)
  111. Sahodharan Sahadevan (2003) as Doctor (final film role)
  112. Kaduva (2022) as Karinkandathil Chandykkunju (Photo Credit)

Dubbing artist

YearTitleDubbed ForCharacter
1992Kulapathy Radha Ravi Rajanna
1992 Vietnam Colony Vijaya RangarajuRaother
1995 Radholsavam Spadikam George Bhargavan

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