|Years active||1977 – present|
Sai Kumar, also credited as Saikumar, is an Indian actor who appears in Malayalam films. He is the son of Malayalam actor late Kottarakkara Sreedharan Nair. He appears in both positive and negative roles. He notably plays the hero role in Ramji Rao Speaking , and the villain in Makkal Mahatmyam .
Sai Kumar is the son of actor Kottarakkara Sreedharan Nair and Vijayalakshmi Amma. He has seven sisters, five elder and two younger. Actress Shobha Mohan is his elder sister and actor Vinu Mohan and Anu Mohan are his nephews. He was first married to Prasanna Kumari, but their marriage collapsed. They have a daughter named Vaishnavi from this marriage. He later married actress Bindu Panicker.
Sai Kumar started his career in theatre. He was offered the lead role in the film Swathi Thirunal (film) , but it was later done by Anant Nag. He made his debut in the blockbuster Ramji Rao Speaking (1989). It was directed by two debutantes, Siddique and Lal (Siddique-Lal), and had debutant actors Sai Kumar and Rekha in the lead. Sai Kumar debuted in cinema in the 1977 film Vidarunna Mottukal as a child artist. He started his career with comedy roles, and gradually moved to character roles. He won the Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actor for his performance in the 2007 film Anandabhairavi .
The success of the film helped him to earn a lot of opportunities in the next few years. He has done leading roles in a few films such as Sauhradam, Thudarkkatha, Khoshayathra, Anantha Vrithantham, and Thooval Sparsam. But in that age of comedy, he could not make an impact as a hero, while Mukesh, Jagadeesh and Siddique were cast in low-budget movies. Sai Kumar remained active in the industry with supporting, character and negative roles in films including In Harihar Nagar , Saandram, Makkal Mahalmyam, Griha Pravesam and Ayushkalam. The sequel to Ramji Rao Speaking ; Mannar Mathai Speaking was a blockbuster of 1995. This time Mukesh played the lead role. His villain role in Mammootty's 1996 blockbuster Hitler was noted. This earned him the reputation of acting the intelligent villain. Sai Kumar's real talent was shown once again in the year 2004 in the film Sethuramayyar CBI. He wisely recreated the sound modulation and mannerisms of actor Sukumaran, because the character which Sai Kumar had done was the son of "Inspector Devadas" in the film Oru CBI Diary Kurippu.
Sai Kumar's golden period started in the late 1990s. He was cast in the super hit Aaraam Thampuran by Shaji Kailas where he played the close friend of hero acted by the Malayalam film star Mohanlal. Then he became the inevitable ingredient of all the superstar movies. He played villain to Mohanlal in Narasimham (2000), Thandavam (2001) and Chathurangam (2001). His prominence was evident from the posters of Thandavam , where his pictures were printed the same size as Mohanlal's. In movies such as Valliettan and Vesham he played villain to Mammootty. In the Dileep movie Kunjikkoonan (2002), he appeared in a completely different get-up of a cruel Goonda called Keeri Vasu, which was much acclaimed.
2005 was a very good year for Sai Kumar in which he acted in Rajamanikyam , Mammootty's mega-hit where he played an older man. This made the directors rethink his range of characters. In Suresh Gopi's comeback film Bharathchandran I.P.S. , he played the villain. He described the role as an anti-hero, not a villain, since he leads the story in the first 45 minutes until Suresh Gopi appears. He also played the supporting role as DYSP Pothen in the Suresh Gopi hit The Tiger.
He lent his voice for Sathyaraj in Aagathan and also dubbed for Thiagarajan in Thilakkam .
In 2007, he won accolades for his performance as a Kathakali artist and the father of a highly talented but ailing son in Anandabhairavi . Director Vinayan described him as talented as Mohanlal, which is the best compliment for his acting abilities.
|1977||Vidarunna Mottukal||Vikraman||Child Artiste|
|1982||Ithum Oru Jeevitham|
|1989||Ramji Rao Speaking||Balakrishnan||Debut Film as Lead Role|
|Annakutty Kodambakkam Vilikunnu||Chandi Kunju|
|In Harihar Nagar||Andrews|
|Kuruppinte Kanakku Pustakom|
|Ananthanum Appukkuttanum Aanayundu|
|Oru Tharam Randu Tharam Moonu Tharam||Suresh|
|Thudar Katha||Vishnu Narayanan|
|Irikku M. D. Akathundu||Suresh|
|1992||Maanthrika Cheppu||Sabu Cheriyan|
|Congratulations Miss Anitha Menon|
|Oru Kochu Bhoomikulukkam|
|Injakkadan Mathai & Sons|
|Pidakkozhi Koovunna Noottandu||Binoy Vishwam|
|1995||Mannar Mathai Speaking||Balakrishnan|
|Easwaramoorthy IN||SI Ramesh/Hari|
|Janadhipathyam||K. Gopinatha Menon|
|Alibabayum Ararakallanmarum||MLA Jose Parakkan|
|The Truth||John DySP|
|Stalin Sivadas||Commissioner Sarath|
|Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum|
|The Godman||MP Jayadevan|
|2000||Narasimham||Manappally Sudheeran IPS|
|Life Is Beautiful|
|Valliettan||Patteri Sivaraman Nair|
|Dada Sahib||Mohammad Kutty|
|Rakshasa Rajav||ADGP Gomas Alexander|
|2002||Oomappenninu Uriyadappayyan||Rajasekhara Varma|
|Devan||Chetta Raghu||Tamil film|
|Videsi Nair Swadesi Nair||Sivapal|
|Ente Hridhayathinte Udama||Rajeevan|
|Mizhi Randilum||R. P|
|The Kingmaker Leader||Varghese|
|War & Love||Maj. Prabhakaran|
|2004||Sethurama Iyer CBI||Sathya Das|
|Sasneham Sumithra||DYSP Sathyadas, son of retd. DYSP Devadas|
|Kerala House Udan Vilpanakku||Mahendran Kondody|
|Thudakkam||Jacob Mathew I.A.S|
|Bharathchandran I.P.S.||Haidar Ali Hassan|
|OK Chacko Cochin Mumbai||CI Ramanathan|
|The Tiger||Joseph Pothan|
|The Speed Track||Doctor|
|Chinthamani Kolacase||Kannai Parameshwaran|
|Balram vs. Tharadas|
|Prajapathi||M. L. A. Kuttikrishnan|
|Bhargavacharitham Moonnam Khandam||Ramanathan|
|Mahha Samudram||MLA Sebastian|
|The Don||Subrahmaniam Swamy|
|Chakkara Muthu||Police Officer|
|Yes Your Honour||Isaac Samuel|
|Baba Kalyani||Isa Muhammad Haji|
|2007||Maayavi||Aaranimuttom Sivasankaran Pillai|
|Chotta Mumbai||Phylwan Michael Ashan|
|Time||Koshi Ebraham Koshi|
|2008||Roudram||Sethu Madhavan/Sethu Mohan Das|
|Puthiya Mukham||Sudhi's brother|
|Sanmanasullavan Appukuttan||Dr Mukerji|
|Alexander The Great|
|Inganeyum Oral||Balachandra Menon|
|Ithu Nammude Katha|
|Christian Brothers||Captain Varghese Mappila|
|Innanu aa Kalyanam|
|2012||Masters||Advocate Narayanan Thambi|
|The King & the Commissioner||Veerabhadra Chandramousilurn|
|Mallu Singh||Govindan kutty|
|Run Baby Run||Bharathan Pillai|
|My Boss||Thekkepurakkal Prabhakara Varma,Manu' father|
|Face 2 Face|
|Cowboy (2013 film)|
|Sound Thoma||Plapparambil Paulo|
|Rebecca Uthup Kizhakkemala||Uthup|
|Nadodimannan||CM Thomas Chacko|
|2014||Mannarmathai Speaking 2||Balakrishanan|
|Mr. Fraud||Intelligence DySP Sajan|
|Parayan Bakki Vechathu|
|Mylanchi Moonchulla Veedu||Narayana Kurup|
|Ennu Ninte Moideen||Unni Moideen Sahib|
|Angane Thanne Nethave Anjettennam Pinnale|
|James and Alice|
|History of Joy||Andrews|
|Ramaleela||Sakhavu P. Sugathan|
|2019||Mr & Ms Rowdy||Varghese Mapla|
|1948 Kaalam Paranjathu|
|CBI 5 The Brain||DYSP Sathyadas, son of retd. DYSP Devadas|
Palappurathu Kesavan Surendranatha Thilakan was an Indian film and stage actor who appeared in over 200 Malayalam films. Thilakan was known for his elaborate method acting, realistic and spontaneous appearances. He has won 3 National Film Awards and 11 Kerala State Film Awards. The Government of India honored him with the Padma Shri in 2009 for his contributions towards the arts. He died on 24 September 2012 at the age of 77. He holds the record of receiving Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actor the highest number of times, till date.
Suresh Gopi is an Indian actor, politician, playback singer and television presenter. He works predominantly in Malayalam cinema and has also appeared in some Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Bollywood films. Suresh made his acting debut as a child in the 1965 film Odayil Ninnu. He made his debut as an adult in 1986 and since then, he has acted in more than 250 films. Suresh Gopi is a recipient of the National Film Award and the Kerala State Film Award in 1998 for his performance in Kaliyattam. He was a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India.
Joshiy is an Indian film director and producer from Varkala in Kerala who works predominantly in the Malayalam film industry. He made his debut with Tiger Salim (1978) and has directed over 80 films. He has also directed a few Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films. In the beginning of his career, he received national fame when he directed Dharm Aur Qanoon (1984) starring Rajesh Khanna and Dharmendra, with Khanna in double roles.
Ranjith Balakrishnan is an Indian film director, screenwriter, lyricist, producer, and actor who works in Malayalam cinema. Ranjith made his directorial debut in 2001 with Ravanaprabhu, the sequel to Devaasuram. His films Thirakkatha and Indian Rupee won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam in 2008 and 2011 respectively. He is also the current chairman of Kerala State Chalachitra Academy.
Siddique is an Indian actor and producer, who works mainly in Malayalam cinema. Along with appearing in over 350 Malayalam films, he has also acted in a few Tamil, Telugu and Hindi language films. He is known for having played a wide range of starring and supporting roles, including comic characters, romantic leads, anti-heroes and villains.
Siddique Ismail is an Indian film director, screenwriter, actor and producer who predominantly works in Malayalam cinema. He made his directorial debut with the Malayalam movie Ramji Rao Speaking in 1989. As a screenwriter, he made his debut in the Malayalam movie Pappan Priyappetta Pappan in 1986. His last film to hit the screens was Big Brother.
M. P. Michael, better known by his stage name Lal, is an Indian actor, screenwriter, film director, producer and distributor who predominantly works in Malayalam cinema. He has also appeared in Tamil films and in a few Telugu films. Lal has a Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Malayalam (2008), one National Film Award – Special Mention for acting (2012) and two Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor.
Shaji Kailas is an Indian film director and screenwriter known for his works in Malayalam cinema. Shaji got a breakthrough with the comedy film Dr. Pasupathy (1990). Shaji is best known for his action films with mainly focusing on political thriller and crime genres such as Thalastaanam (1992), Sthalathe Pradhana Payyans (1993), Ekalavyan (1993), Mafia (1993), Commissioner (1994), The King (1995), Aaraam Thampuran (1997), Narasimham (2000), and Valliettan (2000).
Twenty:20 is a 2008 Indian Malayalam-language action thriller film written by Udayakrishna-Siby K. Thomas and directed by Joshiy. The film stars Mohanlal, Mammootty, Suresh Gopi, Jayaram and Dileep. The film was produced and distributed by actor Dileep through Graand Production and Manjunatha Release. The film was produced on behalf of the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) as a fundraiser to financially support actors who are struggling in the Malayalam film industry. All the actors in AMMA worked without payment in order to raise funds for their welfare schemes.
No.20 Madras Mail is a 1990 Indian Malayalam-language comedy thriller film directed by Joshiy and written by Dennis Joseph from a story by Harikumar. The film stars Mohanlal in lead role and Jagadish, Maniyanpilla Raju, M. G. Soman, Ashokan, and Suchitra Murali in supporting roles, while Mammootty appears in an extended cameo as himself. The background score was composed by S. P. Venkatesh while the song was composed by Ouseppachan. The plot follows three youngsters who are embroiled in the murder mystery of a young woman in a train journey from Thiruvananthapuram to Madras.
Renji Panicker is an Indian actor, scriptwriter, director, film producer, and journalist best known for his Malayalam films. He made his debut as a director with Bharatchandran IPS in 2005.
New Delhi is a 1987 Malayalam language neo-noir action thriller film written by Dennis Joseph and directed by Joshiy and produced by Joy Thomas. It stars Mammootty, Suresh Gopi, Thiagarajan, Sumalatha, Urvashi, Siddique, Vijayaraghavan, Mohan Jose, Devan, and Jagannatha Varma.
Unnikrishnan Bhaskaran Pillai is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and distributor and exhibitor who works in the Malayalam film industry.
Ekalavyan is a 1993 Indian Malayalam-language neo-noir action thriller film directed by Shaji Kailas and written by Renji Panicker, starring Suresh Gopi in the lead role along with Siddique, Geetha, Narendra Prasad, Vijayaraghavan, Ganesh Kumar, Janardhanan, Madhu, Maathu, Jagathy Sreekumar, Kuthiravattam Pappu, and Devan in other pivotal roles. The plot revolves around a cop named Madhavan, who is hired by the CBI to investigate a godman, who is suspected of being involved in narcotics business and murders.
Nair Saab is a 1989 Malayalam language action thriller film, written by Dennis Joseph and directed by Joshiy and produced by Liberty Productions. It stars Mammootty, Suresh Gopi, Mukesh and Geetha. It was released on the occasion of Onam. Nair Saab was one of the biggest blockbusters of Mammootty's career and established his super stardom
Vinu Mohan is an Indian actor who appears in Malayalam cinema. He made his debut with the 2007 film Nivedyam, directed by A. K. Lohithadas. He is the grandson of the actor Kottarakkara Sreedharan Nair, son of actors K. Mohan Kumar and Shobha Mohan, and nephew of actor Sai Kumar.
The 13th Asianet Film Awards honors the best films in 2010 and was held on 9 January 2011 at Willingdon Island in Kochi. The winners were announced on 1 January 2011. The title sponsor of the event is Ujala.
Sunitha is an Indian actress known for her roles in films made in South India from 1986 to 1996.
New Delhi is a 1988 Hindi-language political thriller film, produced by M. Sudhakar Reddy, M.Tirupathi Reddy on Samyuktha Productions banner and directed by Joshiy. Starring Jeetendra, Sumalatha and music composed by Shyam. The film is a remake of director's own Malayalam film New Delhi (1987). The story is loosely based on the novel The Almighty by Irving Wallace. It was the debut movie of Urvashi and Suresh Gopi who reprised their role from the original version. The film recorded as flop at the box office.