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Tini Tom
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Tini Tom at Lulu Mall Kochi in the Promotion event of Malayalam Film Pathonpatham Noottandu
Born (1972-03-14) 14 March 1972 (age 51)
Other namesTiny Tom, Devassy
Years active1995 – present

Tini Tom is an Indian actor, comedian and mimicry artist from Kerala. He works in Malayalam films and television.


Early life

Tini was born in North Paravoor, Kerala, India. His father Tomy T.D. is an engineer. [1] He has a sister Tincy. Tom completed his high school education from St. Albert's High School, Ernakulam and his pre-degree course at St. Albert's College, Ernakulam, and degree in politics from Maharaja's College, Ernakulam. He enrolled for L.L.B at Ramamanohar Lohia College of Law, Bangalore, but discontinued.[ citation needed ] He has a karate blue belt. [2]


Tini Tom started his career as an impressionist and has worked with famous troupes such as Seven Arts, Cochin Guinness and Kalabhavan, [3] which saw him going places. [4] His appearance in a TV comedy programme called Tom & Jerry with Guinness Pakru, became a success. This programme helped both the artists gain entry into commercial films. Tini Tom made his big-screen debut with Panchapandavar (1998) but it was through the Mammootty-starrer Pattalam that he gained some notice. He got his career break with Ranjith's Mammootty-starrer Pranchiyettan & the Saint in which he portrayed the role of a driver. His effective use of Thrissur-slang of Malayalam language earned him high praise. [5]

His roles as the expensive land dealer in Indian Rupee , the noticeable character in Beautiful and the bartender in Spirit gave him a place in the forefront of Malayalam cinema. [6] He is also a permanent judge in Vodafone Comedy Stars, a comedy reality show on Asianet.

He acted as the body double of Mammootty for the dual roles in Annan Thampi and Ee Pattanathil Bhootham and triple-role in Paleri Manikyam: Oru Pathirakolapathakathinte Katha .

He acted in the 2013 Malayalam Film Housefull in a leading role for the first time in his acting career, in which he portrayed the role of a 36-year-old police constable who experienced multiple failures at trying to find a woman to marry and at last after marriage as a result of fertility treatments the couple got four kids in a single delivery. Jyothirmayi was the actress who portrayed the role of Tini Tom's wife. [7]

Two Malayalam films namely Green Apple and Odum Raja Aadum Rani are completed in which he is playing the lead role. Tom's film Daffadar has been completed in 2016. [8] He won the 2017 Critics Award and Abu memorial award for best actor. He was elected A.M.M.A. (Association of Malayalam Movie Artists) executive member. Tini Tom is now in Guinness Book of World Records as host and judge for doing the comedy show Utsavam in Flowers TV continuously twelve hours without break and for the TV live telecast. [9]

Personal life

He is married to Roopa and they have a son. He resides in Aluva with his family, their house is named Eden. [10]




Denotes films that have not yet been released
1995Mimics Action 500Mimics Stage PresenterDebut Film
1998 Graama Panchaayathu
Manthri Maalikayil Manasammatham Prasad
1999PanchapandavarDivakaranDebut Film (Negative Role)
2002 Onnaman
2003 Pattalam Krishnan Kutty
2004Kanninum KannadikkumActor
Vajram Doctor
2005 Boyy Friennd Dupe of Mammootty
2007 Hareendran Oru Nishkalankan
Athisayan Gunda (Negative Role)
Heart Beats Police officer
2008 Annan Thambi Mammootty's dupeUncredited Role
Body double of Mammootty
One Way Ticket Chandran
2009 Vairam: Fight for Justice
2010 Ringtone
Pranchiyettan & the Saint Supran
2011 Indian Rupee Hameed a.k.a. CH
BhakhaJanagalude Sradhakku
Beautiful AlexFirst Film as anti-hero (Negative Role)
2012 Thalsamayam Oru Penkutty
Shikari Koya
Perinoru MakanSahadevan
Hero Suni
Veendum Kannur Sugunan
Spirit JohnsonActed as a Bartender
Naughty Professor Chacko
Mullamottum Munthiricharum Sunny
Namukku Parkkan Balan
Meow Meow Karimpoocha 3D3D Film
Friday Jayakrishnan
Theruvu Nakshatrangal Muthukrishnan IAS
Banking Hours 10 to 4 Commando Idikkula Stephen
Kaashh Karunan
Prabhuvinte Makkal
The Hitlist Reporter Stephen
Madirasi Jayapalan
Bhoomiyude Avakashikal
2013 Isaac Newton S/O Philipose Josekuttan
Housefull AnanthanLead Role
Kutteem Kolum Advocate
Thank You Sugunan
5 Sundarikal JayeshIn the Segment:"Gowri"
God for Sale: Daivam Vilppanakku Kuttichira Achan
Kadal Kadannoru Mathukkutty Vidhadharan
Camel Safari College Principal
Pottas Bomb CI Santhosh Kumar
Ginger Circle Inspector Radhakrishnan
Namboothiri Yuvavu @ 43Shyam Ambatt
Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal Franco
2014 Salala Mobiles Venu Maash
Manglish Boss
Vellimoonga Jose
Oru Korean Padam
Odum Raja Aadum RaniVenkidi
Colour Balloon
She Taxi
Kumbasaram Producer Pattabhiraman
Ayal Njanalla Chacko
Mumbai Taxi
Loham Jacob alias Thrissurkaran Thendi
2016Anyarkku PraveshanamillaLead Role
Shajahanum Pareekuttiyum Tom
Daffadar AyyappanLead Role
2017 Theeram
Puthan Panam Jayaprakash
Varnyathil Aashanka Gireesh
Pareeth Pandari
KaaliyanRaghavan Ashan
2018 Diwanjimoola Grand Prix SubhranReprised his own role of Subran from Pranchiyettan & the Saint
Kuttanadan Marpappa
Panchavarnathatha James Thomas
Kenalum KinarumPolice Officer
Drama Benny John Chacko
2019 Irupathiyonnaam Noottaandu ACP Majeed Ali
Sakalakalashala Kolathiparambil Achan
An International Local Story Krishnan
Finals Thomas
2020 Big Brother Khan
Paapam Cheyyathavar Kalleriyatte Alex
2022 Randu [11]
Paappan CI Soman Nair
Pathonpatham Noottandu Kunju Pillai
Operation Arapaima
2023 Antony TBA [12]


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