Thampi Kannanthanam

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Thampi Kannanthanam
തമ്പി കണ്ണന്താനം
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Born(1953-12-11)11 December 1953
Died2 October 2018(2018-10-02) (aged 64)
Parathodu, Kerala, India
Alma mater St. Dominic's College
  • Film director
  • film producer
  • screenwriter
  • actor
Years active1979–2007
  • Baby Kannanthanam
  • Thankamma

Thampi Kannanthanam (11 December 1953 – 2 October 2018) was an Indian film director, screenwriter, producer and actor, who worked in Malayalam cinema. He has directed 16 films. [1] [2] [3]


Personal life

Thampi was born on 11 December 1953 as the sixth son of Baby Kannanthanam and Thankamma at Kanjirappally, Kottayam. He studied in MT Seminary School and at St. Dominic's College. He began his film career as an assistant director. Thampi was married to Kunjumol and the couple have two childrenAiswarya and Angel. [4]


He debuted as a director in 1983 with the film Thaavalam . He has also acted in Itha Oru Theeram (1980), Attimari (1981), Madrasile Mon (1982), Thudarkatha (1991). He was most active during the period 1980–90. His most notable directorial films include Rajavinte Makan (1986), Vazhiyorakazchakal (1987), Bhoomiyile Rajakkanmar (1987), Indrajaalam (1990), Naadody (1992), Chukkan (1994) and Maanthrikam (1995).


Thampi was admitted to a private hospital in Kochi following various ailments. His health condition worsened further and he died on 2 October 2018. He is survived by his wife Kunjumol, daughters Aiswarya and Angel. [5]


YearTitleWorked asNotes
1979 Itha Oru Theeram Yes
1980Ithikkara PakkiYes Assistant director
1980 Theenalangal YesAssistant director
1981 Kodumudikal YesAssociate director
1981 Attimari YesYesAssistant director
1982 Madrasile Mon Yes
1982 Post Mortem YesYesAssociate director
1983 Thavalam YesStory
1983 Passport Yes
1983 Kaathirunna Divasam Yes
1985 Aa Neram Alppa Dooram YesYes
1986 Rajavinte Makan YesYes
1987 Vazhiyorakkazhchakal YesYes
1987 Bhoomiyile Rajakkanmar Yes
1988 Janmandharam YesYesYes
1989 Puthiya Karukkal YesYesStory
1990 Indrajaalam YesYes
1991 Thudar Katha YesYes
1991 Kadalora Kattu YesYes
1992 Naadody YesYes
1994 Chukkan YesYes
1995 Nirnayam Yes
1995 Maanthrikam YesYes
1997 Masmaram YesYes
1998 Panchaloham Yes
1999 Ustaad Yes
1999 Thachiledathu Chundan Yes
2000 Oru Cheru Punchiri Yes
2001 Onnaman YesYes
2001 Hadh: Life on the Edge of Death Yes Hindi film
2004 Sasneham Sumithra Yes
2004 Freedom YesYesYesLyricist6 songs
2007Oliver TwistYes

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