| Film actor|
Sarada Nair (m. ?–2000)
| 4 April 1933 (1933-04-04) Chemancheri, Calicut, British Raj|
August 26, 2000, Thiruvananthapuram
Meghanadhan, Sujatha Nair, Ajayakumar Nair, Latha Nair, Anil Nair
Devaki Amma, Idakkulam Karinattu Veettil Kutti Raman Nair
Karimpana, Mazhu, Kolilakkam, Lorry, Sreekrishna Parunthu
I V Sasi, Bharathan, A T Ummer, M T Vasudevan Nair, T Damodaran
Balan K. Nair Wikipedia
Balan K. Nair (4 April 1933 in Chemancheri, Kozhikode – 26 August 2000 in Thiruvananthapuram) was an Indian actor known for his roles in Malayalam films. Although he appeared as a villain in most films, he was also noted for his performances in strong character roles. He won the National Film Award for Best Actor in 1981 for his performance as Govindan in the film Oppol.
Balan K. Nair was born as eldest among four to Idakkulam K Veettil Kutti Raman Nair, a store owner, and Devaki Amma, a housewife in 1933 near Koyilandy. He has two brothers and a sister. His parents died when he was very young and hence he had to take care of his siblings and discontinue his studies at eight th grade. Prior to his entry in films, he worked as a mechanic in Kozhikode and owned a metal workshop. He started his acting career at the age of 14. At that time he was associated with Sangamam Theatre in Kozhikode, Muppathunkavu troupe, Kozhikodan drama troupes and his own drama troupe Subash Theaters. After his marriage to Sharadha, he moved to Shoranur in Palakkad.
His son Meghanathan is also a Malayalam film actor. Balan died of Bone Cancer at Sree Chitra Tirunal Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram on 26 August 2000. He was 67. Balan K. Nair is survived by his wife, Sarada, and children, Anil, Meghanathan, Ajayakumar, Latha and Sujatha.
Balan K. Nair made his debut in the film Nizhalattam, directed by A. Vincent in 1970. Prior to acting in Malayalam movies, he worked as a stunt double for Bollywood star Dev Anand. He acted in more than 300 films in Malayalam, mostly in villain roles. He won the Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actor in 1974 and 1978 for his roles in Adhiti and Thacholi Ambu. He won the National Film Award for Best Actor for his role as a reformed military officer in the 1981 film Oppol.
Some of his other well-known movies are Ee Naadu, Aaryan, and Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha. His last movie was Kadavu, in which he played the role of a Muslim oarsman directed by the famous novelist M. T. Vasudevan Nair based on a story by another famous literary figure S. K. Pottekkatt.
National Film Awards:Best Actor – 1981 – Oppol
Kerala State Film Awards:Second Best Actor – 1974 – Adhithi
Second Best Actor – 1978 – Thacholi Ambu
Neengal Kettavai (1984)
Mangamma Sabatham (1985)
Balan K. Nair died on 26 August 2000 in Thiruvananthapuram, after prolonged illness.