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Unnikrishnan Namboothiri

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19 October 1923

20 January 2021 (aged 97) Kannur, Kerala, India

Unnikrishnan Namboothiri was an Indian actor in Malayalam movies during the 2000s and 2010s. He mainly handles comedy roles and grandfather roles. His role as Dileep's grand father in the Malayalam movie Kalyanaraman is well noted. Film music lyricist Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri is his son-in-law.


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He debuted with the movie Desadanam in 1996. He played an important role in the film. The film won National award for best Regional film in the year 1997. His popular movies are Kalyanaraman, Desadanam, Mayamohini, Rappakal, Loudspeaker, Photographer, Pokkiri Raja, Madhuranombarakattu, Angene Oru Avadhikkalathu, Kaikudunna Nilavu and Kaliyattam. He acted with Rajnikanth in Chandramukhi, teamed up with Kamal Haasan for Pammal K. Sambandam and worked with Mamootty in Kandukondain Kandukondain.

Personal life

He hailed from Korom Pullery Vadyarillam in Payyanur . He had his primary education from Payyanur Boys High School. He was married to Leela Antharjanam (died in 2009) has 2 sons, Bhavadas and Kunjikrishnan, and 2 daughters, Devi and Yamuna. His daughter, Devi, is married to Malayalam music director Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri. He used to reside at Payyanur in Kannur district. His grandson Deepankuran is also a music director.


  • Mazhavillinattam Vare
  • Vasanthathinte Kanal Vazhikalil
  • Mayamohini (2012)
  • Pokkiri Raja (2010)
  • Loudspeaker (2009).... Muthassan
  • Photographer (2006)
  • Rappakal (2005) .... Valiya Varma
  • Sadanandante Samayam (2003)
  • Kalyanaraman (2002) .... Gopalakrishnan
  • Meghamalhar (2001)
  • Madhuranombarakattu (2000)
  • Garshom (1999) .... Bappu Haji
  • Angene Oru Avadhikkalathu (1999) .... Parameswara Warrier
  • Kaikudunna Nilavu (1998)
  • Kaliyattam (1997)
  • Oral Mathram (1997)
  • Desadanam (1996) .... Sankaran's Father
  • Tamil

  • Chandramukhi (2005)
  • Pammal K. Sambandam (2002)
  • Kandukondain Kandukondain (2000)
  • Death

    He was diagnosed with pneumonia. Following this, he was admitted to a private hospital in Payyanur and then at a hospital in Kannur. He was Covid negative at that time. Later, he recovered from pneumonia but suffered fever and then admitted again to hospital. When COVID test was performed, he turned positive. Though he spent two days in ICU, he recovered gradually from it. Then suddenly he again became ill, and died.


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