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Mukesh (actor)

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Full Name  Mukesh Babu
Role  Film actor
Years active  1982–present

Name  Mukesh Babu
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Born  5 March 1959 (age 56) (1959-03-05) Pattathanam, Kollam, Kerala, India
Occupation  Film Actor,Producer,Television host
Spouse  Methil Devika (m. 2013), Saritha (m. 1988–2007)
Siblings  Sandhya Rajendran, Jayasree
Movies  In Harihar Nagar, Vandanam, Kouthuka Varthakal, Godfather, Boeing Boeing
Similar People  Methil Devika, Jagathy Sreekumar, Saritha, Jagadish, Sreenivasan

Children  Thejas Babu, Sravan Babu
Parents  O. Madhavan, Vijayakumari

Mukesh (born Mukesh Babu) is an Indian film & stage actor and politician known for his work in Malayalam cinema. He's best known for his comic-oriented roles. Mukesh is the current Member of the Legislative Assembly (M.L.A.) representing the Kollam constituency of Kerala state.


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Actor mukesh talks about his ex wife saritha

Personal life

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Mukesh was born to theater artist and actor O. Madhavan and Vijayakumari, who is also an actress, at Kollam, Kerala. He has two sisters, Sandya Rajendran and Jayasree. Sandhya's husband, E.A. Rajendran is also a film actor. He had his primary education from Infant Jesus School Kollam and pursued B.Sc from Sree Narayana College, Kollam. He holds LLB from Government Law College, Thiruvananthapuram. He acted in dramas before entering movie industry.

He was married to South Indian film actress Saritha and they have two sons Shravan, Tejas. Sravan is pursuing M.B.B.S at Ras Al Khaima University Dubai and Thejas is pursuing his undergraduate degree from Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand. Later, Mukesh married dancer Methil Devika on 24 October 2013. She worked as lecturer in the Department of Post-graduate Studies (Mohiniyattam/Kathakali/Koodiyattam) and at the Research Department, Kerala Kalamandalam Deemed University, Kerala.

He was elected to Kerala Legislative Assembly from Kollam constituency in Kerala assembly election 2016

Acting career

Mukesh began his career through the movie Balloon in 1982. In 1985, he acted in Mutharamkunnu P. O. directed by Sibi Malayil, with a script by Sreenivasan and story by Jagadeesh. Then came a series of slapstick comedies, often with Priyadarshan, like Ponnum Kudathinu Pottu, Akkare Ninnoru Maran, Boeing Boeing and Odaruthammava Aalariyaam. His breakthrough came in 1989 with the movie Ramji Rao Speaking directed by Siddique-Lal. Thereafter he established himself as a leading actor in the Malayalam film industry. In the early nineties Mukesh acted alongside Jayaram, Jagadeesh and Siddique in a number of low-budget comedy movies. His major hits were directed by duo Siddique-Lal. Apart from Ramji Rao Speaking, they worked together in In Harihar Nagar, Godfather, Hitler, Chronic Bachelor and Friends. The characters he played were usually of a young man doing something fraudulent under the pressure of circumstances. The best example of a film with such a character is Sipayi Lahala (1995) by Vinayan and written by Sreenivasan.

He portrayed the CBI officer Chacko in the four movies of the CBI series directed by K. Madhu. His supporting roles with Mammootty received popularity. He maintains a close friendship with Mohanlal and has acted with him in films such as Hello My Dear Wrong Number, Thalavattam, Vandanam, Akkare Akkare Akkare, Kakkakuyil and Boeing Boeing. In the 2000s, he struggled a bit to escape an image trap. He has come back strongly with interesting supporting roles in Udayananu Tharam, Goal, Vinodayathra, Boy Friend, Kaiyoppu, Naalu Pennungal and Katha Parayumbol. He has been a part of many of Mohanlal's comedies, most of them directed by Priyadarshan.

Apart from acting, he also ventured into production with Sreenivasan. Their first movie, Katha Parayumbol, featured a cameo by Mammootty and was the biggest hit of the year. Mukesh was the host of Deal or No Deal, a Malayalam television program along the lines of Deal or No Deal which was aired on Surya TV and was a big success. Mukesh authored and published a book on his reminiscences and anecdotes from life. This book, in the Malayalam language, is titled Mukesh Kathakal – Jeevithathiley Nerum Narmavum. It is a collection of Mukesh's humorous experiences while he was a student at S. N. College, Kollam, and also contains some tales from his life as a movie actor. The book was a big hit.

Awards, honours and recognitions

  • 2007 : Asianet Film Award for Best Film (Producer) – Kadha Parayumbol
  • 2007 : Filmfare Award for Best Film – Malayalam (Producer) – Kadha Parayumbol
  • 2007 : Kerala State Film Award for Best Popular Film(Producer)-Kadha Parayumbol
  • 2011 : ISC Award
  • 2013 : Kerala Film Critics Association Awards - Second Best Actor - English, Vasanthathinte Kanalvazhikal
  • 1980s

    1. Varnam (1989)
    2. Mudra (1989)
    3. Ammavanu pattiya Amali (1989)
    4. Vandanam (1989)
    5. Ramji Rao Speaking (1989)
    6. Oru Sayahnathinte Swapnam (1989)
    7. Mathu Kudayum Choodi (1989)
    8. Aksharathettu (1989)
    9. Jagratha (1989)
    10. Varnatheru (1989)
    11. Nair Saab (1989)
    12. Mahayanam (1989)
    13. Dinarathrangal (1988)
    14. Sangam (1988)
    15. Moonnam Mura (1988)
    16. Aparan (1988)
    17. Vicharana (1988)
    18. Oru CBI Diary Kurippu (1988)
    19. 1921 (1988)
    20. P.C. 369 (1987)
    21. Neeyethra Dhanya (1987)
    22. Naradhan Keralathil (1987)
    23. Manja Manthrangal (1987)
    24. Adimakal Udamakal (1987)
    25. Athinumappuram (1987)
    26. Sruthi (1987) .... Pradeep
    27. Kalam Mari Katha Mari (1987) .... Yusaf
    28. Kottum Kuravayum (1987)
    29. Kurukkan Rajavayi (1987)
    30. Thaniyavarthanam (1987)
    31. Yagagni(1987) .... Chinkan
    32. Mazha Peyyunnu Maddalam Kottunnu (1986)
    33. Thalavattam (1986)...Hari
    34. Ponnum Kudthinu Pottu (1986)
    35. Onnu Muthal Poojaym Vare (1986)
    36. Hello My Dear Wrong Number (1986)
    37. Ayalvasi Oru Daridravasi (1986)
    38. Shyama (1986)
    39. Dheem Tharikida Thom (1986)
    40. Ithile Iniyum Varu (1986) ... Ramu
    41. Kshamichu Ennoru Vakku (1986)
    42. Prathyekam Sradhikuka (1986)...Raju
    43. Snehamulla Simham (1986)
    44. Ilanjipookal (1986).... Rajendran
    45. Atham Chithira Chothy (1986).... Rajan
    46. Aalorungi Arangorungi (1986)
    47. Koodanayum Kattu (1986)
    48. Adiverukal (1986)
    49. Katturubinu Kathukuttu (1986)... Soman
    50. Naale Njangalude Vivaham (1986)
    51. Ninnishttam Ennishttam (1986)
    52. Mutharamkunnu P.O. (1985)...DILIP KUMAR
    53. Kaiyum Thalayum Purathidaruthu (1985)
    54. Boeing Boeing (1985)
    55. Akalathe Ambili (1985) .... Ashokan
    56. Akkare Ninnoru Maran (1985).... Pavitran..
    57. Odaruthammava Aalariyam (1984)...... Gopan
    58. Pinnilavu (1983)....Sabu
    59. Ithu Njangalude Katha (1982)
    60. Balloon (1982)

    Tamil films

    1. Naanum En Jamunavum (2012)
    2. Ainthaam Padai (2009)
    3. Jathi Malli (1992)
    4. Manaivi Oru Manickam (1985)

    As producer

  • Katha Parayumbol (2007)
  • Thattathin Marayathu (2012)
  • Radio anchor

  • Laksham Laksham Pinnale (2013) (Reality show-Super 94.7 fm)
  • Theater performance

  • Mukesh started Kalidasa Visual Magic for play productions. His first play was with Mohanlal and was named Chayamukhi which was written and directed by Prasanth Narayanan.and Naga another drama with methil devika. In the play, Mukesh played the role of Keechaka and Lal played Bheema.
  • References

    Mukesh (actor) Wikipedia