N. F. Varghese
Nadakkaparambil Francis Varghese
6 January 1950
Choornikkara, Travancore Cochin, India
|Died||19 June 2002 52) (aged|
|Alma mater||Union Christian College, Aluva|
|Years active||1989 – 2002|
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,  acting in minor roles, but later he turned to strong villain roles. Akashadoothu was his major break through in career. He has 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.  He lived along with his wife, three daughters and a son. 
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. 
He was married to Rosy from the Kollamkudy family in Kalady. The couple have four children named Sofia, Sony, Sumitha, and Saira.
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.  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. 
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