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Film actor

Vijayalaxmi Janardhanan

Janardhanan pillai

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24 July 1946 (age 77) (

Laxmi Janardhanan, Ramaranjini Janardhanan

Kollarakkattu Veettil K. Gopala Pillai, Gouri Amma

Mannar Mathai Speaking, Bhaskar the Rascal, CID Unnikrishnan BA - BEd, Meleparambil Aanveedu, Punjabi House

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Janardhanan is a Malayalam film actor. His first feature film Adyathe Kadha directed by K.S. Sethumadhavan in 1971. He is known for his style of handling humor and his iconic voice. He started his career playing brusque villains in the 1970s but later went on to establish himself as a highly sought-after comedian. The turning point of his career was his role in the 1988 film Oru CBI Diary Kurippu, which brought out his comic skills. However, he was typecast as a comedian only after the 1993 film Meleparambil Aanveedu. Mimicry artists performs with his noted role of Garvasis Aashan in Mannar Mathai Speaking (1995).But along with comic roles he had done serious roles like D.I.G Marar in Dhruvam, Jayashankar in Mafia. Apart from stereotyped Hindu/Muslim/Christian characters, he has the distinction of portraying a Sikh and a Jewish character.


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Janardhanan was born in the village of Ullala near Vaikom in 1946 to Kollarakkattu Veettil Paravoor K. Gopala Pillai and Gouri Amma. He has four brothers and three sisters. He had his primary education from NSS High School, Vechoor and preuniversity from NSS Hindu College, Changanacherry.Later he joined Air force for a short period. After a gap of two years He joined for B.Com Degree from Velluthampi Memorial N S S College, Neyyattinkara in 1967. He debuted in a Family Planning documentary Prathisanthi Directed by Adoor Gopalakrishnan recommended by lecturer Sreevaraham Balakrishnan. He turned down the offer of bank employment and became Production Manager for Chemparathi produced by S. K. Nair and Directed by P. N. Menon. After He worked with Kakkanadan and V. B. C. Nair for Malayalanadu weekly. Then SK Nair send him to Madras to take charge in at his Madras Office. While working there he got an opportunity to act in Adyathe Kadha in 1972.

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He married to Vijayalaksmi and they have two daughters: Rema Ranjini and Laxmi.


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