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Oduvil Unnikrishnan (13 February 1943 – 27 May 2006) was an Indian film actor. He was 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.[1] He composed music for an album named Parasuram Express (1984)[2] to lyrics written by Bichu Thirumala
Bichu Thirumala
and an unreleased film named Sarvam Saha directed by Ravi Gupthan.[3]

Contents

1 Early life 2 Film career 3 Family 4 Death 5 Awards

5.1 Kerala
Kerala
State Film Awards

6 Filmography 7 As a composer 8 References 9 External links

Early life[edit] Oduvil Unnikrishnan was born on 13 February 1943 in Wadakkanchery, Thrissur, Kerala, India
India
to Vadakkancheri Enkakkatt Oduvil Veettil Krishna Menon and Parukkutty Amma.[4] He had his primary education from Government Boys' High School, Wadakkanchery.[5] His uncle Sarasakavi Oduvil Unnikrishna Menon was a noted Malayalam dancer.[6] 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
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
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.[7] That was his first experience in acting. Film career[edit] 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
Bharathan
and as Subbaiyer in Sarapanjaram, directed by Hariharan.[1] 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.He was regularly cast in films with Jayaram as the lead hero. He won the Kerala
Kerala
State Film Award for Best Actor once and for Best Supporting Actor twice.[8] Family[edit] Unnikrishnan married Patmaja in 1975. They have two daughters Padmini and Shalini.[9] Death[edit] Oduvil Unnikrishnan was suffering from kidney problems. He underwent dialysis at hospitals in Malappuram
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
Thrissur
and cremated at Ivarmadam, Pampady, nearby.[1] Awards[edit] Kerala
Kerala
State Film Awards[edit]

Year Award Film Director

1995 Second Best Actor Kathapurushan Adoor Gopalakrishnan

1996 Second Best Actor Thooval Kottaram Sathyan Anthikkad

2002 Best Actor Nizhalkuthu Adoor Gopalakrishnan

Filmography[edit]

Ayirathil Oruvan(2009) - posthumously Seetha Kalyanam(2009)- posthumously Sanmanasullavan Appukuttan(2009)- Pisharadi Mashu(posthumously) Magic Lamp
Magic Lamp
(2008)-Achutha Menon( posthumously) Rasathanthram (2006) .... Ganeshan Chettiyar Chandrolsavam
Chandrolsavam
(2005) December(2005) Choliyattam(2005) Achuvinte Amma (2005) .... Abdullah Mayilattam
Mayilattam
(2004) .... Kannan Mash Runway
Runway
(2004) .... Krishnan Nair Nizhalkoothu(2004) Nerkku Nere(2004) Vamanapuram Bus Route
Vamanapuram Bus Route
(2004) .... Appukuttan Maratha Nadu (2004) .... Raman Gaurisankaram (2003) Manassinakkare (2003) .... Sreedharan Anyar (2003) Pattalam (2003) .... Narayanan C.I.D. Moosa (2003) .... Moolankuzhiyil Prabhakaran Vellithira (2003) .... Peppatty Nair Gramaphone (2003) .... Paattu Sett Thilakkam (2003) .... Govinda Panikkar Choonda (2003) .... Vasu Yathrakarude Sradhakku (2002) .... K. G. Nambiar Nizhalkuthu
Nizhalkuthu
(2002) .... Kaliyappan the executioner Kadha(2002) Abharana Charthu(2002) Meesha Madhavan (2002) .... Achuthan Nampoothiri Malayalimamanu Vanakkam (2002) .... Narayana Kurup Sundrapurushan (2001) .... Suryanarayanan's Father Narendran Makan Jayakanthan Vaka (2001) .... 'Naxalite' Vasu Ee Parakkum Thalika
Ee Parakkum Thalika
(2001) .... Sreedhara Kaimal Megasandesam (2001) .... Easwara Varma Rajapattam(2001) Nalacharitham Nalam Divasam(2001) Randam Bhavam (2001) .... Easwaran Potty Arayannegalude Veedu (2000) .... Sreedharan Darling Darling (2000)*Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal (2000) .... Shekharan Madhuranombarakattu (2000) Oru Cheru Punchiri (2000) Varnnakazhchakal (2000) Chandamama (1999) .... Bullet Achan Deepasthambham Mahascharyam (1999) .... Govinda Varma Raja Njangal Santhushtaranu (1999) .... Sanjeevan's Father Pallavur Devanarayanan (1999) .... Achuthan Marar Udayapuram Sulthan (1999) .... College Principal Prem Poojari(1999) Chandamamma(1999) Veendum Chila Veettukaryangal (1999) .... Fr. Nedumalam Manthri Kumaran(1998) Meenathil Thalikettu(1998) Kattathoru Penpoovu(1998) Kusruthikuruppu(1998) Mattupetti MAchan(1998) Sreekrishnapurathe Nakshathra Thilakkam(1998) Meenakshi Kalyanam (1998) .... Adv. K. T. Easwara Pillai Vismayam (1998) .... Adhikari Kadhanayakan (1997) .... Sankunni Kaliyoonjal (1997) Kudamattam(1997) Aaram Thampuran(1997) Kalyana Uniikal (1997) .... Pushkaran Pillai Manthramothiram (1997) .... Fr. Vattakuzhi Oral Mathram (1997) .... K. P. Pankunny Menon Ullasappoonkattu (1997) Indra Prastham (1996) The Prince (1996/II) .... Ram Mohan Udyanapalakan(1996) Kadhapurushan(1996) Dilliwala Rajakumaran (1996) .... Rama Varma Kalyana Sowgandhikam (1996) .... Murukeshan Sallapam (1996) .... Madhava Menon Thooval Kottaram (1996) .... Achuthan Marar Sathyabhaamaykkoru Pranayalekhanam (1996)....Warrier Oru Abihibhashakante Case Diary (1995) .... Ramavarma Thampuran Aniyan Bava Chetan Bava (1995) .... Easwara Pillai Kusruthikaatu (1995) .... Dr. K. Gopala Menon Manikya Chempazhukka (1995) Punnaram (1995) Keerthanam(1995) Minnaminuginum Minnukettu(1995) No 1 Snehatheeram Bangalore North(1995) Sindoora Rekha (1995) .... Raghavan Nair Sipayi Lahala (1995) .... Ratha's Father Sreeragam (1995) .... Indu's Father Thirumanassu (1995) .... Thirumulpad Vishnu (1994) .... Thampi CID Unnikrishnan B.A., B.Ed.
CID Unnikrishnan B.A., B.Ed.
(1994) Pingami (1994) .... Menon Vardakyapuranam(1994) Bagyavan(1994) Sagaram Sakshi(1994) Parinayam(1994) Sukrutham(1994) Varanamaalyam (1994) .... Sankara Pilla Vadhu Doctoranu (1994) .... Marar Padheyam (1993) .... Keezhseri Nampoothiri Bandhukkal Sathrukkal (1993) Kalippatam(1993) Golanthara Vartha(1993) Ente Sreekuttikku(1993) Oru Kadamkadha Pole (1993) Meleparambil Aanveedu(1993) Bhagyavan (1993) .... Vasudevan Devasuram
Devasuram
(1993) .... Peringodu Sankara Marar Sthalathe Pradhana Payyans (1993) .... Poomukhathu Kurup Sthreedhanam (1993) Aayushkalam (1992) .... Menon Ellarum Chollanu (1992) Kallanum Policem (1992) Sheveliyar Michael (1992) Yodha (1992) Kamaladalam (1992) Valayam (1992) Kaazhchakkppuram (1992) .... Appukuttan Nair My Dear Muthachan (1992) .... Factory Worker Nakshthrakoodaram (1992) .... Singapore Uncle Oru Kochu Bhoomikulukkam (1992) Pandu Pandoru Rajakumari (1992) .... Parameswara Kaimal Sargam (1992) .... Valyachan Snehasagaram (1992) Kanalkkattu (1991) Aakasha Kottayile Sultan (1991) .... Ramakrishna Iyer Apoorvam Chilar (1991) .... T. T. Punnoose Cheppu Kilukkunna Changathi (1991) .... Nishkalankan Pillai Ennathe Programme (1991) .... Unni's Father Kadinjool Kalyanam (1991) .... Pothuval Kankettu (1991) .... Ananthan Mookkilyarajyathu
Mookkilyarajyathu
(1991) .... Doctor Nettippattam (1991) .... Avarachan Bharatham(1991) Dhanam(1991) Ennum Nanmakal(1991) Parallel College (1991) .... Karunakaran Sandesam
Sandesam
(1991) .... Achuthan Nair Kuttettan (1990) .... Nanu Nair Kalikkalam (1990) .... Devassy Gajakesariyogam (1990) .... Philipose Kuruppinte Kanakku Pustakom (1990) .... Gangadharan Malayogam (1990) .... 'Kaliyugam' Paramu Nair Nagarangalil Chennu Raparkam (1990) .... Panikkar Sasneham (1990) .... Srinivasa Iyer Vidhyarambam(1990) Pavam Pavam Rajakumaran(1990) Thalayanamanthram (1990) .... K. G. Poduval Ardham (1989) .... Ananthan Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha (1989) .... Naduvazhi Mazhavil Kavadi (1989) .... Kunjappu Peruvannapurathe Visheshangal (1989) .... Appunni
Appunni
Nair Pradeshika Varthakal (1989) .... Priest Season (1989) .... Thirumeni Ulsavapittennu (1989) .... Paramu Nair Nagaragalil Chennu Raparkkam (1989) Kireedam (1989) Kalpanan House (1989) .... Fr. D'Souza Vadakkunokkiyantram
Vadakkunokkiyantram
(1989) .... Policeman Varavelpu
Varavelpu
(1989) .... Narayanan Vicharana (1988) .... Krishnamurthy Dhwani (1988) .... Kurpu Kudumba Puranam
Kudumba Puranam
(1988) .... Achuthan Pattana Pravesham (1988) .... Home Minister Ponn Muttyidunna Tharavu (1988) Thaniyavarthanam
Thaniyavarthanam
(1987) Kurukkan Rajavayi (1987) Boomiyile Rajakkanmar
Boomiyile Rajakkanmar
(1987) P.C. 369 (1987) .... Adv. Swaminathan/Dr. Viswanathan/Prof. Kashinathan Kandu Kandarinju
Kandu Kandarinju
(1985) .... Hostel Warden Boeing Boeing (1985) Manykkale Thatha (1985) .... Damodhara Kurup Vellam
Vellam
(1985).... Moideen Njaan Piranna Naattil (1985) .... Menon Appunni
Appunni
(1984) .... Kurup Mash Sreekrishna Prundu (1984) Varanmaare Aavashyamundu (1983) Anuraagakkodathi (1982) .... Pachu Nair Valarthu Mrugangal (1981) .... Govindan Poochasanyasi (1981) Sreeman Sreemathi (1981) Randu Mukhangal (1981) Veliyattam (1981) .... Mani Karimpana (1980) Muthuchippikal (1980) .... Keshavan Lava
Lava
(1980) .... Panikkar Vaika Vanna Vasantham (1980) ..... Gonsalvas Sakthi (1980) .... Man at the Toddy Shop Sarapanjaram (1979) .... Subbaiyer Adimakkachavadam (1978).. Appan/Kudukudu Kuttappan Guruvayoor Keshavan
Guruvayoor Keshavan
(1977) .... Agni Nakshatram
Agni Nakshatram
(1977) Anugraham (1977) .... School master Unnnikrishnan Chenda
Chenda
.... Mahout Chakravakam (1974) ....Mammad Dharmayudham (1973) .... Avarachan Darshanam (1973)

As a composer[edit]

Parasuram Express (1984 album): lyrics by Bichu Thirumala; singers K. P. Brahmanandan, K. S. Chitra, Krishnachandran, Lathika.[2] Sarvam Saha (unreleased movie) directed by Ravi Gupthan.[3] 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[edit]

^ a b c The Hindu-Malayalam film actor Oduvil Unnikrishnan dead ^ a b Parasuram Express (1984) [Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Bichu Thirumala] പരശുരാം എക്സ്പ്രസ് [ഒടുവില്‍ ഉണ്ണികൃഷ്ണന്‍ ,ബിച്ചു തിരുമല ] ^ a b Sarvam Saha (Uncategorized) [Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Bichu Thirumala] സര്‍വ്വം സഹ [ഒടുവില്‍ ഉണ്ണികൃഷ്ണന്‍ ,ബിച്ചു തിരുമല ] ^ CiniDiary ^ http://cinidiary.com/people.php?pigsection=Actor&picata=1&no_of_displayed_rows=39&no_of_rows_page=10&sletter= ^ Weblokam-Obituary ^ IFFI
IFFI
Official Site-Homage ^ IFFI
IFFI
Official Site Homage ^ "Mangalam varika 6 Aug 2012". mangalamvarika.com. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 

External links[edit]

Oduvil Unnikrishnan on IMDb Oduvil Unnikrishnan at MSI Biographical profile

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Kerala
Kerala
State Film Award for Best Actor

1969–1980

Sathyan (1969) Kottarakkara Sreedharan Nair (1970) Sathyan (1971) Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair (1972) P. J. Antony (1973) Adoor Bhasi (1974) Sudheer (1975) M. G. Soman
M. G. Soman
(1976) Bharath Gopi (1977) Sukumaran
Sukumaran
(1978) Adoor Bhasi (1979) Achankunju (1980)

1981–2000

Nedumudi Venu
Nedumudi Venu
(1981) Bharath Gopi (1982–1983) Mammootty
Mammootty
(1984) Bharath Gopi (1985) Mohanlal
Mohanlal
(1986) Nedumudi Venu
Nedumudi Venu
(1987) Premji
Premji
(1988) Mammootty
Mammootty
(1989) Thilakan
Thilakan
(1990) Mohanlal
Mohanlal
(1991) Murali (1992) Mammootty
Mammootty
(1993) Thilakan
Thilakan
(1994) Mohanlal
Mohanlal
(1995) Murali (1996) Suresh Gopi
Suresh Gopi
(1997) Murali (1998) Mohanlal
Mohanlal
(1999) O. Madhavan
O. Madhavan
(2000)

2001–present

Murali (2001) Oduvil Unnikrishnan (2002) Nedumudi Venu
Nedumudi Venu
(2003) Mammootty
Mammootty
(2004) Mohanlal
Mohanlal
(2005) Prithviraj Sukumaran
Sukumaran
(2006) Mohanlal
Mohanlal
(2007) Lal (2008) Mammootty
Mammootty
(2009) Salim Kumar
Salim Kumar
(2010) Dileep (2011) Prithviraj Sukumaran
Sukumaran
(2012) Fahadh Faasil
Fahadh Faasil
and Lal (2013) Sudev Nair
Sudev Nair
and Nivin Pauly
Nivin Pauly
(2014) Dulquer Salmaan
Dulquer Salmaan
(2015) Vinayakan (2016) Indrans (2017)

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 1921600 LCCN: n2007058202 GND: 104516206

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