Shane Nigam is an Indian film actor who appears in Malayalam films. Having made his debut with the 2013 road film Neelakasham Pachakadal Chuvanna Bhoomi (2013), he went to receive wider attention for his performances in successful drama films Kismath (2016), Parava (2017), Kumbalangi Nights (2019) and Ishq(2019).
Shane was born as eldest among three children, to Abi and Sunila, at Elamakkara, Kochi, Kerala. He did his schooling from Bhavans Vidya Mandir, Elamakkara. He was pursuing engineering at Rajagiri School of Engineering & Technology, Kochi. He has two younger sisters, Ahana and Aleena.Shane's father Abi was an actor and popular mimicry artist.
Nigam made his acting debut with the film Annayum Rasoolum , portraying the role of Anna's (Andrea Jeremiah) brother.Later Rajeev Ravi offered him the lead role in Njan Steve Lopez but didn't take up the role.
He made his debut as a lead actor in 2016 film, Kismath opposite to Shruthy Menon. Producer of the film Rajeev Ravi offered him the lead role, his character won praise among the Malayali audience and the movie was a commercial success.
Nigam played a central character alongside veteran actors Amala and Manju Warrier in the 2017 film C/O Saira Banu .The following year, he appeared in the romantic film Eeda which was also praised by critics.
Nigam starred in two films in 2019; the comedy drama Kumbalangi Nights , which was highly successful on box office and received rave reviews from film critics and the romantic thriller Ishq , which opened to a lukewarm response to audiences and critics alike.
By the end of 2019, Shane had gotten a death threat from the Malayalam film producer Joby George through his Facebook post which went so controversial. Later he altered his looks by haircut reacting to that rendered it impossible to film the continuity of his role from the movie Veyil .
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2010||Thanthonni||Childhood of Kochukunju||George Varghese||Child artist|
|Anwar||Boy in booth||Amal Neerad|
|2013||Neelakasham Pachakadal Chuvanna Bhoomi||Shyam||Sameer Thahir|
|Annayum Rasoolum||Kunjumon (Anna's Brother)||Rajeev Ravi|
|2014||Balyakalasakhi||Majeed (Childhood)||Pramod Payyannur|
|Kismath||Irfan||Shanavas K Bavakkutty||Lead Role|
|2017||C/O Saira Banu||Joshua Peter||Antony Sony|
|2019||Kumbalangi Nights||Bobby||Madhu C Narayan|
|Oolu||Vasu||Shaji N. Karun|
|2005||Bullet Bava||Surya TV||Uncredited role|
|Gulumal Bhai||Kairali TV|
|2007||Super Dancer Junior||Amrita TV||Contestant|
|2007–2008||Hello Kuttichathan||Asianet||Vivek Vishwanathan a.k.a. Vivi||Dubbed to Tamil as Hello Kuttichathan(Vijay TV)|
|2009||Hello Kuttichathan 2||Asianet||Vivek Vishwanathan a.k.a. Vivi|
|2012||Matinee||YouTube||Shane also Director||Short film|
|Kadalum Phonum Teenegerum||YouTube||DOP, Editor||Short film|
|2019||Uppum Mulakum||Flowers TV||Akkar||Cameo Appearance in episode 1009|
|2016||Asiavision Awards||New Sensation in acting (Male)||Kismath||Won|
|2017||South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Debut Actor – Malayalam|
|Minnale Film & Television Awards||Best New Hero|
|Yuva Awards||Rising Star (Male)||Parava|
|2018||South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Supporting Actor – Malayalam|
|2019||Asianet Film Awards||Best Star Pair (along with Nimisha Sajayan)||Eeda|
|Behindwoods Gold Medals 7th Edition||Best Actor Malayalam||Ishq (2019 film)|
|Vanitha Film Awards||Best Star Pair Award (along with Anna Ben)||Kumbalangi Nights|
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