|Birth name||Antony (T.K.Anto)|
|Born||June 1940 (age 79)|
Edappally,Kochi, Kerala, India
|Occupation(s)||Singer, Music Composer|
|Instruments||Vocal & Harmonium|
Thoppil Anto is an Indian theater and playback singer, stage performer and music composer during the 1970s in Malayalam movies. He has won many awards including the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy award for light music (1982), the Pravasi Pranava Dhwani Puraskar (2010) and the Changampuzha Samskarika Kendram award.He sang for the movies, Father Damien in (1963), Anubhavangale Nandi in (1976), Sneham Oru Pravaham in (1979) and Veenapoovu in (1982). He also served as a light music artist with the All-India Radio Thrissur in the 1960s.
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He was born as the second child among three children to Thoppil Kunjappu (Chavittu natakam artist) and Eliyamma at Edapally, Kochi. He had his primary education at St. George High School, Edappally. He has worked as a playback singer with N. N. Pillai's Nadaka Theater, Vishwa Keralakalasammithi, Kottayam, Peaple's Theater, Kayamkulam and Cochin Samgamithra. He has sung for more than 1000 dramas. He started a music troupe called Cochin Bandor Orchestra and performs on many stages in India and abroad. He is married to Treesa Pynadath and has four children: Mettilda, Anty George (Prem Sagar, music composer,VISMAYA GANA SANDHYA Fame_2016), Glancin Thoppil Antony (Gemologist) and Marydas (m'das thoppil anto, singer and music composer). He has a granddaughter Rachel J Amirtharaj and she is a costume designer.
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