Shane Nigam

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Shane Nigam
Born (1995-12-21) 21 December 1995 (age 25)
Kochi, Kerala, India
Years active
  • 2007–2010
  • 2013–2019

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).


Personal life

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. [1] Shane's father Abi [2] [3] was an actor and popular mimicry artist.


Film career

Nigam made his acting debut with the film Annayum Rasoolum , portraying the role of Anna's (Andrea Jeremiah) brother. [4] 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. [5]

Nigam played a central character alongside veteran actors Amala and Manju Warrier in the 2017 film C/O Saira Banu . [6] The following year, he appeared in the romantic film Eeda which was also praised by critics. [7]

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. [8]


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 . [9]


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2010 Thanthonni Childhood of KochukunjuGeorge VargheseChild 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
2016 Kammatipaadam Sunny Rajeev Ravi
Kismath IrfanShanavas K BavakkuttyLead Role [10]
2017 C/O Saira Banu Joshua PeterAntony Sony [6]
Parava Shane Soubin Shahir [11]
2018 Eeda Anand B. Ajithkumar [7]
2019 Kumbalangi Nights BobbyMadhu C Narayan [12]
Ishq SachiAnuraj Manohar [13]
Oolu Vasu Shaji N. Karun [14]
Valiyaperunnal AkkarDimal Dennis [15]
2021 Veyil Dagger-14-plain.pngTBASarath MenonPost-producton
BarmudaDagger-14-plain.pngTBAFilming [16]


2005Bullet Bava Surya TV Uncredited role
Gulumal Bhai Kairali TV
2007Super Dancer Junior Amrita TV Contestant
2007–2008Hello Kuttichathan Asianet Vivek Vishwanathan a.k.a. ViviDubbed to Tamil as Hello Kuttichathan(Vijay TV)
2009Hello Kuttichathan 2 Asianet Vivek Vishwanathan a.k.a. Vivi
2012Matinee YouTube Shane also DirectorShort film
Kadalum Phonum Teenegerum YouTube DOP, EditorShort film
Chiri YouTube DirectorShort film
2019 Uppum Mulakum Flowers TVAkkarCameo 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 AwardsBest New Hero
Yuva AwardsRising 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 EditionBest Actor Malayalam Ishq (2019 film)
Vanitha Film Awards Best Star Pair Award (along with Anna Ben) Kumbalangi Nights

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  1. നടനും മിമിക്രി താരവുമായ അബി അന്തരിച്ചു. Manorama Online (30 November 2017).
  2. Sreenivasan, Deepthi (16 July 2016) "Playing the rebellious lover: Shane Nigam". Deccan Chronicle.
  3. "Shane Nigam is the son of veteran comedian Aby!" Times of India. 31 July 2016
  4. "The Actor's Qissa". (1 August 2016). Retrieved on 2019-09-04.
  5. 'Kismath' movie review: Live audience updates of Shane Nigam, Shruthy Menon-starrer. (29 July 2016). Retrieved on 2019-09-04.
  6. 1 2 "Shane Nigam turns law student for C/O Sairabanu". The Times of India. 24 September 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  7. 1 2 "'Eeda' to release in January, the film stars Shane Nigam and Nimisha Sajayan". The News Minute. 28 December 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  8. Neelima Menon (11 July 2019). "Kumbalangi Nights, Unda, Virus, Ishq: Best Malayalam films of 2019 so far have celebrated big and small stars". Firstpost . Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  10. "Kismath came as a surprise, says Shane Nigam". The Times of India. 27 January 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  11. "'Parava was offered to me before Kismath'". The New Indian Express. 27 January 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  12. "Kumbalangi Nights is a simple story with a fresh idea, says Shane Nigam". The New Indian Express. 6 February 2019. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  13. "Shane Nigam completes dubbing for Ishq". The New Indian Express. 9 April 2019. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  14. "Shane Nigam: I have learned a lot during the filming of 'Olu'". The Times of India. 17 September 2019. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  15. "Shane Nigam starrer 'Valiyaperunnal' gets a UA certificate". The Times of India. 18 December 2019. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  16. "Vinay Forrt, Shane Nigam team up for 'Bermuda'". 6 April 2021.