Madhu (actor)

Madhu
Born Madhavan Nair
(1933-09-28) 28 September 1933[1]
Gowrishapattom, Trivandrum, Travancore[2]
Occupation Film actor, director, producer, playback singer
Years active 1963–present
Spouse(s) Jayalakshmi
Children 1
Awards Padma Shri (2013)[3]

Madhavan Nair, commonly known by his stage name Madhu, is an Indian film actor, director, producer, and playback singer, who works in Malayalam cinema.[4][5]

Madhu was a prominent lead actor during the 1960s and 1970s. He has also directed and produced films, and at one time owned the production company Uma Film Studio.. He was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2013 for his contributions towards the arts.[6] He is the inaugural winner of Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Malayalam and has received three more Filmfare awards and is also the recipient of five Kerala State Film Awards.

Personal life

He was born on 28 September 1933 at Gourishapattom, Trivandrum. His father, R. Parameswaran Pillai, was the Mayor of Trivandrum and his mother Kamalamma was a housewife.[7] He has four sisters. He had his primary education from L.P School, Kunnukuzhi, Thiruvananthapuram. He did pre university degree from MG College and pursued Bachelors in Arts in Hindi from University college, Thiruvananthapuram.[8] He studied and finished post graduation in Hindi from Banaras Hindu University (BHU).[9][10]

He was married to Jayalakshmi till her death in 2014. They have a daughter Uma.[11]

Career

He started his career as a Hindi lecturer in S T Hindu College and then Scott Christian College at Nagercoil.[12] During that time he chanced upon a newspaper advertisement inviting applications for the National School of Drama Course. While studying at NSD, he became acquainted with Ramu Karyat, who offered him a role in his forthcoming film Moodupadam. After completing the course, Madhu went to Chennai to screen test for Karyat's film. While there, in 1963, he was offered a role in N N Pisharody's film, Ninamaninja Kalpadukal and this became his debut.

He had expressed all facets of life through his various acting roles. Perhaps his most notable role was in Karyat's Chemmeen, which won the President's Gold Medal. Madhu entered Malayalam cinema at a time when lead roles were dominated by actors like Prem Naseer and Sathyan and created a niche for himself. One of the early films of his career was Bhargavi Nilayam, a suspense movie, followed by Udhyogastha by P. Venu. One of the most common leading co-stars that Madhu worked with, particularly after 1975 was the multi-talented actress Srividya.

He later worked as a producer, director and storywriter. In an acting career spanning four decades, Madhu acted in over 300 films.[13] His first movie as a director is Priya released in 1970, in which he played the role of villain.[14]

Although he was a big star in commercial film, he was generous enough to act in parallel movies. He acted in Adoor Gopalakrishnan's Swayamvaram, P. N. Menon's Olavum Theeravum etc.

Madhu's directorial venture Priya was a trend setter in Malayalam. In this movie he experimented with the main character playing an anti-hero. Madhu later directed about 14 films. He was the owner of once-renowned Uma studio. Madhu produced a movie Mini in 1995, which got National Award.

Madhu also acted in the Hindi film Saat Hindustani, which was the debut movie of the Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan in 1969.

Madhu has also done three Tamil films, as Rajinikanth's father in Dharma Dorai and the 2007 release Oru Ponnu Oru Paiyan. He appeared in Bharatha Vilas as guest appearance.

Awards and accolades

Padma Awards
Kerala State Film Award
Filmfare Awards South
Other Awards

Selected filmography

Actor

Malayalam

YearFilmCharacterNotes
2018Velakkari aayi erundhalum ni Enn Mohavally
2018Sthaanam
2018My School
2018Dust Bin
2017Next Token Number
2017Valapottukal
2017Basheerinte Premalekhanam
2017Vedham
2017Swayam
2016Celebrations
2015Njan Samvidhanam Cheyyum
2015Kidney Biriyani
2015Samrajyam II: Son of Alexander
2015Ammakkoru Tharattu
2015Aashamsakalode AnnaHome Minister Punnakkadan
2015Uthara Chemmeen
2015Kukkiliyar
2015Cinema @ PWD Rest House
2014Dolphins
2014Raktharakshassu
2014Ettekal SecondsMenon
2014Little Superman 3D
2014Snehamulloral KoodeyullappolGrandfather
2014Nelumbo
2014John Paul Vaathil ThurakkunnuKorah
2014Mylanchi Monchulla VeeduSoya Sahib
201372 ModelKuttan Pilla
2013White PaperPsychiatrist
2013Manikya Thamburatiyum Christmas CarolumPathrose
2013GeethaanjaliBabychayan
2013Mahatma Ayyankali
2012Prabhuvinte Makkal
2012SpiritCaptain Nambiar
2012Simhasanam
2011August 15Dr.John
2011Lucky JokersRajaraja Varma
2011Umma
2011Mouna Guru
2011Daivathinte Kaiyoppu
2010KaaryasthanKizhakkedathu Krishnawarrier
2010Patham AdhyayamAnanda Varma
2010Sahasram
2010BrahmasthramChief Minister
2009PassengerTV Channel Chairman
2009Thirunnakkara Perumal
2008RoboMadhavan
2008Twenty:20Viswanatha Menon
2007Panthaya KozhiAbdu Ravuthar
2007HalloBada Bhai
2007Balyam
2006Raavanan
2006RashtramMaliyekkal Ousephachen
2005Thaskara VeeranArakkalam Paili
2005NaranValiya Nambiar
2005Ben Johnson
2004Chathikkatha ChanthuVasumathi's grandfather
2001Sharja To SharjaVishwanathan Kartha
1999Ezhupunna TharakanEzhupunna Owtha Tharakan
1999GarshomMadhavankutti Mash
1999Onnaamvattam KandappolPrabhakara Varma
1999Pranaya NilavuThangal
1998Aakhosham
1998Harthal
1997VarnapakittuPakalomattom Itty
1997The Good BoysPrathapa Varma
1995SamudayamIbrahim Mooppan
1995Prayikkara Paappaan
1994Malappuram Haji Mahanaya JojiHajiyar
1994Simhavala MenonMenon
1994VaranamaalyamVarma
1993Thalamura
1993EkalavyanSreedharan
1993AayirapparaPappi
1992Kudumba Sameetham
1992Sabarimalayil Thanka SooryodayamSankara Pilla
1992Champakulam ThachanMootha Asari
1991Abhayam
1990Nammude NaaduKrishna Menon
1990SamrajyamBalakrishnan
1990Lal SalamMedayil Ittichan
1990OttayadipathakalBhaskara Menon
1989Naduvazhikal
1989DevadasUnnithan
1988Simon Peter Ninakku VendiKeshavadas
19881921
1987Ithrayum KalamChackochan
1986Oru Yugha SandhyaKeshava Kuruppu
1986Ithile Vannavar
1986Udayam PadinjaruA R K Menon
1985PachavelichamCaptain Nair
1985VellamMathukutty
1985Kannaaram PothippothiKarunakaran
1984ChakkarayummaMathews
1984Alakadalinakkare
1984KurishuyudhamMathew Cheriyachan
1984Attuvanji UlanjappolViswanathan
1984Ithiripoove Chuvannapoove
1984Aarorumariyathe
1984Jeevitham
1984Oru Painkili Katha
1983MortuaryC Krishnadas
1983PinnilavuKeshava Panikkar
1983Nanayam
1983RathilayamMammutty
1983Enne Njan ThedunnuMadhava Menon,Gopinatha Menon
1983Kodumkaattu
1983AnkamInspector Lawrence
1983Bandham
1983AadhipathyamSulaiman
1983AanaJabbar
1983Yudham
1982Padayottam
1982Njan EkananuMadhavankutty Menon
1982AarambhamMoidu
1982Postmortem
1982KarthavyamMajor Kumar
1981Raktham
1981ThaaravuChennan
1981GrihalakshmiKrishnan Menon, Venu
1981Kolilakkam
1981Sambhavam
1981Arikkari Ammu
1981Aakkramanam
1981Orikkal Koodi
1980AmbalavilakkuGopi
1980Akalangalil Abhayam
1980TheekadalDr Divakaran
1980Vaiki Vanna VasanthamVarma. G
1980Swantham Enna PadamKrishnakumar
1980MuthuchippikalGopi
1980RajaneegandhiGopinath
1980DeepamVarma
1980Meen
1979Hridayathinde Nirangal
1979Kalliyangattu Neeli
1979Jeevidam Oru GaanamMathuktty
1979SudhikalasamVijaya Kumar
1979Pratheeksha
1979Prabhatha SandhyaBalakrishnan
1979Kaayalum Kayarum
1979Manushyan
1979Enikku Njan SwanthamVaasu
1979Oru Raagam Pala Thaalam
1979Veenalil Oru Mazha
1978Asthamayam
1978Rowdy Ramu
1978Ee Manohara TheeramSukumarankutty Menon
1978Snehikkan Samayamilla
1978Vadakakku Oru Hridayam
1978Jayatharangam
1978BeenaSreenivas
1978Njan Njan Mathram
1978KanyakaSreekumar
1978Itha Oru ManushayamMadhusoothanan Thampi
1978Eeta
1978Urakkam Varatha RathrikalJayan
1977Aaraadhana
1977Vidarunna MottukalHeadmaster Sathyasheelan
1977Rowdy Rajamma
1977AparaadhiJayachandran
1977Yudhakandham
1977Itha IvidePaili
1977Santha Oru Deevatha
1977Dheerasameere Yamuna Theere
1977Neethipeedam
1977Poojakkedukkatha PookkalBalachandran
1976Kanyaadaanam
1976Themmadi VelappanRaghavan
1976Amma
1976YakshagaanamRavi
1976Theekkanal
1976MurappennuKeshavankutty
1976Hridayam Oru Kshethram
1975SindhuRajendran
1975Akkaldaama
1975Boy Friend
1975Kamam Krodham Moham
1974Manyasree ViswamithranMarthandan Thampi
1974Bhumidevi PushpiniyayiJagadeesh
1974YouvanamMohan
1973Eanippadikal
1973Police AriyaruthuJames
1973Nakhangal
1973SwapnamVishwam
1973SwargaputhriBabu
1973ManushyaputhranKarthikeyan
1973MazhakkaruPrabhakaran
1973Thiruvabharanam
1973YaminiGopalakrishnan
1973Madhavikutty
1973Police Ariyaruthe
1973ThekkankattuBabu
1973KaaduRajendran
1973UdayamRajasekharan
1973DivyadharsanamVenu
1972Theertha Yathra
1972Aaradi Manninte JanmiPrasad
1972Sathi
1972Ini Oru Janmam Tharu
1972Manushya Bandhangal
1972Puthrakameshti
1972ChembarathiBalachandran
1972PanimudakkuKeshavan
1972Vidyarthikale Ithile Ithile
1972Naadan Premam
1972GandharavakshetramSatheeshan
1972Snehadeepame Mizhithurakku
1971KarakanakadalKariya
1971SindooracheppuKeshavan
1971Line BusGopi
1971SarasayyaDr. Hareendranath
1971Vilakkyu Vaangiya VeenaVenu
1971Bobanum Moliyum
1971AabhijathyamMadhavan
1971Ummachu
1971KochaniyathiRaju
1971VithukalUnnikrishnan
1970Bheekara NimishamgalVenugopal
1970Thurakkatha VathilVaasu
1970Priya
1970Abhayam
1970SwapnangalDr Balakrishnan
1970Olavum Theeravum
1969KallichellammaChandrappan
1969NadhiSunny
1969VelliyazhchaRajan
1969VirunnukariSethu
1969Saat HindustaniShubodh Sanyal Hindi
1969Veettu Mrugam
1968ThulabharamBabu
1968KadalAntony
1967Udhyogastha
1967Lady DoctorJohny
1967AshwamedamSadanandan
1967RamananMadhanan
1967Nagareme Nandi
1966ArchanaRajagopalan
1965PuthriBabu
1965ChemmeenPareekutty
1965KattuppokkalJohny
1965MayaviMadhu
1965SubaidaAhmed
1965Pattu ThuvalaGeorge
1965Jeevitha YaathraRajan
1965Sarppakavu
1964Bhargavi Nilayam
1964Kutty KuppayamSiddique
1964Thacholi OthenanPayyambilly Chandu
1963Ammaye KaanaanBalagopal
1963Moodupadam
1963Ninamaninja KaalpaadukalStephen

Hindi

Tamil

Director

  • Oru Yuga Sandhya (1986)
  • Udayam Padinjaru (1986)
  • Aradhana (1977)
  • Dheere Sameere Yamuna Theere (1976)
  • Theekkanal (1976)
  • Akkaladama (1975)
  • Kamam Krodham Moham (1975)
  • Manyasree Viswamitran (1974)
  • Neela Kannukal (1974)
  • Saathi (1972)
  • Sindhoora Cheppu (1971)
  • Priya (1970)

Producer

  • Sathi (1972)
  • Manyasree Vishwamithran (1974)
  • Akkaldama (1975)
  • Kamam Krotham Moham (1975)
  • Ashamayam (1978)
  • Prabatha Sandhya (1979)
  • Shudhikalasham (1979)
  • Vaiki Vanna Vasantham (1980)
  • Grihalakshmi (1981)
  • Archana Teacher (1981)
  • Njan Ekananu (1982)
  • Rathilayam (1983)
  • Udayam Padinjaru (1986)
  • Edi Vethu Mathukutty (1989)....super hit grosser
  • Philips (1995)
  • Mini (1995) Hit
  • Pichakaaran Alla (1995) Above Average
  • Bhaskaran Pilla Madras (1998) Average
  • Kuwait Varkeychen (1998)
  • Ezhupunna Tharakan (1998)
  • Chirikuduka (2000)
  • Sharja To Sharja (2004)

Playback singing

  • Sahakarikkatte Sahaja (Bit) ... Ramanan (1967)
  • Ariyoo (Bit) ... Ramanan (1967)
  • Ramananeeyennil (Bit) ... Ramanan (1967)

Television

Year Title Language Channel
2018Comedy Stars season 2
(as Judge)
MalayalamAsianet
2017AparichithaMalayalamAmrita TV
Eeran NilavuMalayalamFlowers TV
2016Sagaram SakshiMalayalamSurya tv
2015MeghasandeshamMalayalamKairali tv
SundariMalayalamMazhavil Manorama
2014MohakkadalMalayalamSurya tv
2013-2014AvakashikalMalayalamSurya tv
2013Sathyameva JayatheMalayalamSurya TV
NirapakkituMalayalamMedia One
NirakoottuMalayalamKairali TV
ChandralekhaMalayalamAsianet
2011Alavuddinte AlbuthavilakkuMalayalamAsianet
2011MissammaTeluguMAA TV
2010Dial 100MalayalamSurya TV
2008Kana Kaanum KaalangalTamilVijay TV
2008-2009Sivasakthi (TV series)TamilSun TV
2007DayaMalayalamKairali TV
2005Kadamattathu Kathanar (TV series)MalayalamAsianet

References

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