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Died  May 27, 2006, Kozhikode
Role  Film actor
Name  Oduvil Unnikrishnan
Years active  1976–2006

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Born  13 February 1944 (1944-02-13) Wadakanchery, Kingdom of Cochin
Occupation  Actor, Singer, Music Director
Spouse  Padmajam Unnikrishnan (m. 1975–2006)
Children  Padmini Unnikrishnan, Shalini Unnikrishnan
Parents  Vadakkancheri Enkakkatt Oduvil Veettil Krishna Menon, Parukkutty Amma
Movies  Mattupetti Machan, CID Moosa, Sandhesam, Nizhalkkuthu, CID Unnikrishnan BA - BEd
Similar People  Sathyan Anthikad, K.P.A.C.Lalitha, Rajasenan, Jagathy Sreekumar, Cochin Haneefa

Resting place  Wadakanchery, Thrissur

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Oduvil Unnikrishnan (13 February 1944 – 27 May 2006) was an award-winning Indian film actor known for his versatile acting skills, shown in his portrayal of classical ancient aristocratic personalities in Malayalam cinema with his unique provincial linguistic style, expressions and dialect. He was noted as a serious as well as comic actor. He composed music for an album named Parasuram Express (1984) to lyrics written by Bichu Thirumala and an unreleased film named Sarvam Saha directed by Ravi Gupthan.

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Early life

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Oduvil Unnikrishnan was born on 13 February 1944 in Wadakkanchery, Thrissur, Kerala, India to Vadakkancheri Enkakkatt Oduvil Veettil Krishna Menon and Parukkutty Amma. He had his primary education from Government Boys' High School, Wadakkanchery. His uncle Sarasakavi Oduvil Unnikrishna Menon was a noted Malayalam dancer. Unnikrishnan was interested in music since his childhood, and he learned vocal music and percussion instruments like mridangam and tabla. His trainer in vocal music was Kalamandalam Vasudeva Panikker. With his knowledge of music instruments, he joined some orchestra groups. He later joined renowned Malayalam theatres like K.P.A.C. and Kerala Kalavedi. His major job in those theatres was that of a tablist. He also sang many songs and composed songs for many albums, like 'Parasuram Express' an album named after the train through the places where it goes. He performed many fill-in roles in plays as well. That was his first experience in acting.

Film career

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Oduvil Unnikrishnan debuted the film industry in the late 1970s with a role in Darshanam, directed by P. N. Menon. His second film was Chenda, directed by A. Vincent. His early notable roles were that of a mahout in Guruvayur Keshavan, directed by Bharathan and as Subbaiyer in Sarapanjaram, directed by Hariharan. He earned public recognition through character roles in films directed by Thoppil Bhasi, Hariharan and Sathyan Anthikkad. He has acted in more than 400 films. His memorable roles include those in Nizhalkuthu, Kathapurushan, Thooval Kottaram, Sargam, Yodha, Ponmuttayidunna Tharavu, Oru Cheru Punchiri, Aaram Thamburan and Manassinakkare. He could even make very brief roles like that of an idaykka player in Devasuram, directed by I. V. Sasi.

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He won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor once and for Best Supporting Actor twice.

Family

Unnikrishnan married Patmaja in 1975. They have two daughters Padmini and Shalini.

Death

Oduvil Unnikrishnan was suffering from kidney problems. He underwent dialysis at hospitals in Malappuram and Thrissur. Later, he was admitted to a private hospital in Kozhikode. He died there on 27 May 2006 at 6 am due to renal failure. His body was taken to his birthplace at Wadakanchery, Thrissur and cremated at Ivarmadam, Pampady, nearby.

As a composer

  • Parasuram Express (1984 album): lyrics by Bichu Thirumala; singers K. P. Brahmanandan, K. S. Chitra, Krishnachandran, Lathika.
  • Sarvam Saha (unreleased movie) directed by Ravi Gupthan.
  • Malayalam Basic Devotional SREE PADAM {1984 ALBUM}: lyrics by Bharanikkavu sivakumar: singers p. Jayachandran, Dhanya, Sunanda:
  • HMV LP RECORD SIDE1[S2XJT. 10651]
  • SONGS: 1, VIGHNESHWARA SIVANANDANA 2, VRISCHIKA KRISHNASHTAMI 3, MANINAGANGALE 4, MOOKAMBIKE 5, ASHTAKSHARAMANTHRADHWANI

  • HMV LP RECORD SIDE2[S2XJT. 10652]
  • SONGS: 1, GOKULASHTAMI 2, PAVIZHAMALARUKAL 3, OCHIRAVAZHUM 4, DEVIKANYAKUMARI 5, VADAKKANTHARAKAVILULSAVAM

    References

    Oduvil Unnikrishnan Wikipedia


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