Thoppil Anto

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Background information
Birth nameAntony (T.K.Anto)
BornJune 1940 (age 79)
Edappally,Kochi, Kerala, India
Genres Playback singing
Occupation(s)Singer, Music Composer
InstrumentsVocal & Harmonium
Years active1956–present
LabelsAudiotracs

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. [2] 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. [3]

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Personal life

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.

N. N. Pillai Indian actor

Narayana Pillai Narayana Pillai alias N. N. Pillai (1918–1995) was an Indian playwright, actor, theatre director, and orator. Dedicated to the cause of drama, Pillai has written over 30 Malayalam plays, 40 one-act plays, two theoretical studies on theater and an autobiography.

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Kottayam is a city in the Indian state of Kerala. It is the district headquarters of Kottayam district, located in south-west Kerala. It had a population of 136,812 in the city's administrative limits according to the 2011 census. Kottayam is approximately 146 km north of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala's capital city.

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As a music composer

As a singer

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