Renowned Malayalam actor and folk singer Kalabhavan Mani passed away in Kochi on Sunday. He was 45. He had been hospitalized for liver ailment. Mr. Mani had bagged national special jury award in 2000 for his performance in Malayalam film Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum.
The actor cum singer was from an economically backward family at Chalakkudy in Thrissur district. He has started his career as mimicry artiste at Kalabhavan in Kochi and then did comedy roles in Malayalam films. He was known for inimitable mannerisms as comedy artiste.
Mani had acted in over 200 films in Malayalam and other South Indian languages. He has 1st acted in the Malayalam Film Industry in 1993 however first noticed in the film “Sallapam” in 1996 and after that, through his characteristic laugh and dialogue delivery style, never had to look back and went on to act in Tamil and Telugu films.
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In 1999 : Special Jury Award : Vasantiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njanum
Film fare Awards In 2002 : Best Villon (Tamil) : Gemini
Kerala State Film Award In 1999 : Best Actor Award : Vasantiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njanum
Asianet Film Awards In 2007 : Best Actor in a Villain Role – Chotta Mumbai
So now lets discuss some questions about this post which can be asked in the upcoming exams :
1. Name the Malayalam actor who has been passed away recently ?
2. The Kalabhavan Mani was associated with which industry ?
Courtesy : The Hindu