T J Antony, Mariya
| Film actor, director|
Evgeniya Antony (m. 2004)
| Antony Thekkek, Philip Antony, Saly Antony, Joseph Antony, Leela Antony, Marykutti Antony, Mini Antony|
Alex Antony, Arthur Antony
Kambolam, Sravu, Kaaka Muttai, Hitler Brothers, Uppukandam Brothers
Ashokan, Balachandra Menon, Fazil, Bharathan, Dileep
Babu Antony Wikipedia
Babu Antony is an Indian film actor. Working primarily in Malayalam cinema, Babu has also acted in other Indian languages films such as Tamil, Telugu and Hindi..
He made his debut in Bharathan's Chilampu (1986). He started his career doing antagonist roles but has also played the lead role in few films. He made a mark in Malayalam cinema through Fazil's 1986 thriller Poovinu Puthiya Poonthennal. The film was remade into Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi and Babu Antony reprised his role in all the five versions. His career highlights include Vaishali (1988), Aparhnnam (1991), and Uppukandam Brothers (1993). According to reports, Babu is all set for his directorial debut in Piano.
He is born to T.J. Antony and Mariyam Antony, as third son of seven children, in Ponkunnam, Kottayam, Kerala, India. He has six siblings Leela, Joseph, Philip, Marykutti, Saly, Mini. He had his primary education from Sacred Heart High School, Ponkunnam, Government Boys High School and St Dominic's High School Kanjirappally. He was athlete while at school and was good at triple jump, long jump, high jump, Pole vault, 4 × 200 metres relay and volleyball. He also draws paintings. He graduated in English Literature from Pune. He did Masters in Business Administration in Human resources from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune. He worked as a cinematographer in Film and Television Institute of India, Pune which opened him a way to film industry.
He is married to Evgeniya Antony. The couple have two sons, Arthur Antony and Alex Babu Antony.
Babu Antony, a Fifth Dan Black Belt in martial arts, is the only martial arts expert hero in Malayalam cinema to reach stardom by excelling in racy fight scenes. He taught martial arts to Papal pontifical college Pune many years. The six-foot 3-inch actor also known as Bob Antony in Hindi films made his debut by playing a negative role in renowned late director Bharathan’s Malayalam film Chilambu. His monopoly in quick punches, fast kicks and fluid movements in action scenes has merited him roles. He has acted more than 160 films in different languages like Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi, English and Sinhalese. His heroic performance as an angry young man built a huge fan following among the audience especially youngsters in movies like Bharanakoodam, Gandhari, Chantha, Dada, Kadal, Kambolam etc. His portrayal of negative characters with shoulder level hair and beard redefined the entire concept of a villain. Babu Antony shone in action roles as a hero and villain, at the same time proved his mettle as an actor by performing a king’s role in Vaishali, an ex-terrorist role in Aparahnam and an impecunious in Sayaahnam. Few of his films were featured in national and international festivals and won recognitions. His last Tamil/Telugu super hits were Vinnai thaandi Varuvaya and Kanchana. Currently he is doing a few Tamil and Malayalam films with well-acclaimed directors like Vetrimaaran and Vasantha Balan.
After staging a comeback of sorts through director B Unnikrishnan's Mohanlal-starrer Grandmaster, actor Babu Antony is all set to debut into direction.
Titled Piano, the film is a love story, with due importance to action and music as well. "Dennis Joseph is working on the script. Issac Thomas Kottukapally is in charge of the music department. We are bringing in a British actress to star in the flick. The rest of the cast is being finalised," says Babu, who will also star in his directorial debut.Shanti KrantiKalpana (2012 film) Kannada, Akbar bhaiYuva Shakthi(as hero).RavivarmaPasivadi Pranam (1987) RanjithNippu Ravva (1993)Lorry driver (1990)Sathruvu (1990)Jebu Donga (1987)Trinetrudu (1988)KanchanaTamil and Telugu 2011Ekaloveyudu (2008) BhaktaHatya (1988) (Hindi Debut) RanjitBhayaanak Mahal (1998)Mafia (1996) as ChhoteRishton ki Ladai, as hero Abbas Amanulla KhanEk Deewana Tha Hindi,2012. Joseph ThekkekuttuNothing But Life (2004; English) Gangster OmarLeader (2010; Sinhala)