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Raghavan (actor)

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Raghavan
Raghavan in 2018
Born (1941-12-12) 12 December 1941 (age 82)
Alma materNational School of Drama
Occupations
  • Actor
  • director
  • screenwriter
Years active1968–present
Known forKilippaattu (1987)
Evidence (1988)
Kasthooriman (2017)
Spouse
Shobha
(m. 1974)
ChildrenJishnu Raghavan
Jyothsna
RelativesNyla Usha (niece)

Raghavan (Malayalam: രാഘവൻ; born 12 December 1941)[1] is an Indian actor who has acted in Malayalam more than 100 films including Telugu and Kannada films.[2] From early 2000s he is more active on Malayalam and Tamil television serials.[3] He made his Direction debut in Kilippaattu (1987)[4] and also he is the recipient of Kerala State Television Awards and Asianet Television Awards.[5][6]

Early life and Education[change | change source]

Raghavan was born in Taliparamba in Kannur district.[7] He had attended his schooling Moothedath High School in Kozhikode.[8]After completing higher secondary he worked in Tagore Drama Troupe. He pursued bachelors in Rural Education from Gandhigram Rural Institute. He got his Diploma from Delhi National School of Drama. His first film was Kayalkarayil in 1968.[9][10]

Filmography[change | change source]

Key
Denotes films that have not yet been released

Films[change | change source]

Year Movie Name Role Notes
1968 Kaayalkkarayil
1969 Chowkada Deepa Kannada film
Rest House Raghavan
Veettu Mrugam
1970 Kuttavaali
Abhayam Murali
Ammayenna Sthree
1971 C.I.D. Nazir CID Chandran
Thapaswini
Prathidhwani
Aabhijathyam Chandran
Ummachu
1972 Nrithasaala Venu
Chembarathi Dinesh
1973 Chaayam
Darshanam
Mazhakkaaru Radhakrishnan
Gaayathri
Periyar Joy
Aaraadhika Hari
Sasthram Jayichu Manushyan Thottu Venugopal
Nakhangal Yesudas
Prethangalude Thaazhvara
Udayam Mohandas
Aashaachakram
Swarga Puthri Doctor
Urvashi Bharathi
1974 Chanchala
Kaamini
Youvanam Ravi
Sapthaswarangal Ajayan
Rajahamsam
Moham
Ayalathe Sundari Venu
Nagaram Saagaram
Bhoogolam Thiriyunnu Sukumaran
Swarnnavigraham
Pathiraavum Pakalvelichavum
Pattabhishekam Gireesh
1975 Swami Ayappan
Niramala
Madhurappathinezhu
Ulsavam Gopi
Bhaarya Illaatha Raathri
Ayodhya Madhavankutty
Malsaram
1976 Aalinganam Ramesh
Hridayam Oru Kshethram
Madhuram Thirumadhuram
Light House Raghu
Maanasaveena
Amba Ambika Ambaalika Salvarajakumaran
Paalkkadal
1977 Sreemurukan
Manassoru Mayil
Aadyapaadam
Sukradasa
Raajaparampara
Taxi Driver
Oonjaal Madhu
Vidarunna Mottukal Gopal
Varadakshina
1978 Priyadarshini
Vadakakku Oru Hridayam Parameswara Pillai
Kaithappoo
Hemantharaathri
Balapareekshanam
Rowdy Ramu Vasu
Anumodanam
Raju Rahim Suresh
Manoradham
1979 Ajnaatha Theerangal
Indradhanussu
Ottapettavar
Jimmy Joseph
Ival Oru Naadodi
Amrithachumbanam
Raajaveedhi
Lajjaavathi
Kannukal Sudhakaran
Hridayathinte Nirangal
Eeswara Jagadeeswara
1980 Angadi Inspector
Ammayum Makalum
Saraswatheeyamam
Ivar
Adhikaaram Raveendran
1981 Poochasanyasi
Vaadaka Veettile Athidhi
Panchapandavar
1982 Anguram
Innalengil Nale
Ponmudy Gopi
Lahari
1985 Ezhu Muthal Onpathu Vare
Rangam Nanu
Njaan Piranna Naattil DYSP Raghava Menon
1986 Chekkeranoru Chilla
1987 Ellaavarkkum Nanmakal
1988 1921
Evidence
1992 Adwaytham Kizhakkedan Thirumeni
Priyapetta Kukku
1993 O' Faby PC Rajaram
1994 Avan Ananthapadmanaabhan
1995 Prayikkara Pappan Kanaran
1997 Kulam
Athyunnathangalil Koodaaram Panithavar
1999 Varnachirakukal
2000 Indriyam Shankaranarayanan
2001 Meghamalhar Mukundan's father
Vakkalathu Narayanankutty Judge
2004 Udayam Judge
2009 My Big Father Doctor
2010 Swantham Bharya Zindabad
Ingenyum Oral Pisharody Master
2012 Scene Onnu Nammude Veedu
Banking Hours 10 to 4 Lakshmi's father
Ordinary Priest
2013 Aattakatha Sreedharan Namboothiri
The Power of Silence Aravindan's father
2014 Apothecary Dr. Shankar Vasudev
2015 Salt Mango Tree Swami
2016 Aalroopangal Panicker
2017 C/O Saira Banu Court Judge
2018 Pretham 2 Venu Vaidyar
Ente Ummante Peru Raghavan
Dehantharam Short film
2019 Luca Doctor
2020 Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya Telugu film
Kilometers & Kilometers
2022 Pathonpatham Noottandu Eswaran Namboothiri
TBA The Hope

Televison serials[change | change source]

Year Title Channel Notes
2001 Vaakacharthu Doordarshan Debut serial
2001 Shamanathalam Asianet
2002 Vasundara Medicals Asianet
2003 Sreeraman Sridevi Asianet
2004 Muhurtham Asianet
2004 Kadamattath Kathanar Asianet [11][12]
2004-2009 Minnukettu Surya TV [13][14]
2005 Krishnakripasagaram Amrita TV
2006 Sneham Surya TV
2007 St.Antony Surya TV
2008 Sreeguruvayoorappan Surya TV
2008 Velankani Mathavu Surya TV
2009 Swamiye Saranam Ayappa Surya TV
2010 Rahasyam Asianet
2010 Indraneelam Surya TV
2012-2013 Akashadoothu Surya TV [15][16]
2012 Snehakkoodu Surya TV
2014-2016 Bhagyalakshmi Surya TV
2016 Amme Mahamaye Surya TV
2017 Moonnumani Flowers
2017-2019 Vanambadi Asianet [17][18]
2017–2020 Kasthooriman Asianet [19][20]
2019 Mouna Ragam Star Vijay Tamil serial[21]
2021–present Kaliveedu Surya TV [22]

As a director[change | change source]

Year Movie Name Ref
1987 Kilippaattu [23]
1988 Evidence [24]

As a screenwriter[change | change source]

Year Movie Name Ref
1987 Kilippaattu [25]

Awards and nominations[change | change source]

Year Award Title Work Result Ref
2018 Asianet Television Awards Lifetime Achievement Kasthooriman Won [26]
2018 Tharangini Television Awards Lifetime Achievement Vanambadi Won [27]
2018 Janmabhoomi Awards Best Character Actor Kasthooriman Won [28]
2019 Kerala State Television Awards Best Actor Dehanthram Won [29]
2019 Thoppil Bhasi award Lifetime Achievement Won [30]
2024 P Bhaskaran Birth Centenary Award Won [31]

References[change | change source]

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  3. "Actor Raghavan on Chakkarapanthal". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 15 October 2015.
  4. Bureau, Kerala (27 Mar 2016). "A promising career cut short by cancer". The Hindu.
  5. "രാഘവന് 66". malayalam.webdunia.com.
  6. "Malayalam actor Jishnu Raghavan dies of cancer". The Hindu. 25 March 2016.
  7. "It is difficult to believe Jishnu is no more: Raghavan". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 27 April 2016.
  8. "'നമ്മളി'ലൊരാളായി, തികച്ചും 'ഓർഡിനറി'യായി". www.manoramaonline.com (in Malayalam). 25 March 2016.
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  10. "How veteran Malayalam actor Raghavan came to be a part of Telugu film 'Uma Maheshwara Ugra Roopasya'". The Hindu. 4 August 2020.
  11. "Kadamattathu Kathanar on Asianet Plus". www.nettv4u.com.
  12. "'Kadamattathu Kathanar' to 'Prof. Jayanthi': Malayalam TV's iconic on-screen characters of all time". The Times of India. 19 June 2021.
  13. Pai, Aditi (8 October 2007). "Far from the flashy crowd". Indiatoday.in. Retrieved 21 May 2023.
  14. "മിന്നുകെട്ടിലെ 'അശകൊശലേ പെണ്ണുണ്ടോ'മലയാളികള്‍ മറന്നിട്ടില്ല;സരിതയുടെ വിശേഷങ്ങൾ". Manorama Online (in Malayalam).
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  16. Nath, Ravi (3 July 2012). "ആകാശദൂതിന് പിന്നാലെ സ്ത്രീധനവും മിനിസ്‌ക്രീനില്‍". malayalam.oneindia.com (in Malayalam).
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  18. Asianet (30 January 2017). "Vanambadi online streaming on Hotstar". Hotstar. Archived from the original on 20 April 2019. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  19. "Asianet to air 'Kasthooriman' from 11 Dec". televisionpost.com. Archived from the original on 2017-12-22. Retrieved 2017-12-18.
  20. "Kasthooriman, a new serial on Asianet". The Times of India. 14 December 2017.
  21. "Daily soap Mouna Raagam to go off-air soon; Baby Krithika turns emotional". The Times of India. 15 September 2020.
  22. Nair, Radhika (16 November 2021). "Rebecca Santhosh and Nithin Jake starrer Kaliveedu premiere review: Interesting storyline but lacks lustre". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 January 2022.
  23. "Kilippaattu". www.malayalachalachithram.com. Retrieved 2014-10-21.
  24. "Evidence (Puthumazhatthullikal)-Movie Details". Retrieved 2013-12-14.
  25. "Kilippaattu". malayalasangeetham.info. Archived from the original on 22 October 2014. Retrieved 2014-10-21.
  26. "Asianet television awards 2019 Winners List | Telecast Details". Vinodadarshan. Retrieved 2022-01-21.
  27. "No. of episodes in Vanambadi". www.hotstar.com. Archived from the original on 2020-08-15. Retrieved 2024-04-16.
  28. "Sreeram Ramachandran on 'Kasthooriman' going off-air: I don't feel like the show is over". The Times of India.
  29. "Malayalam TV actors felicitated at State Television Awards".
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  31. "Actor Raghavan: P Bhaskaran Birth Centenary Award to actor Raghavan". zeenews.india.com. 13 April 2024.

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