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Surendranatha Thilakan
(8 December 1933 – 24 September 2012) was an Indian film and stage actor who appeared in over 200 Malayalam films.[2][3][4] He won 3 National Film Awards and 11 Kerala
State Film Awards. The Government of India
honored him with the Padma Shri
Padma Shri
in 2009 for his contributions towards the arts.[5] He died on 24 September 2012 at the age of 78.[6][7][8]


1 Career

1.1 Early performances 1.2 Cinema

2 Controversies 3 Personal life 4 Death 5 Awards

5.1 Civilian awards

6 Filmography

6.1 Malayalam films 6.2 Tamil films 6.3 Telugu films 6.4 As a dubbing artist

7 Television serials 8 References 9 External links

Career[edit] Early performances[edit] Thilakan
started his full-time career in acting after leaving college in the year 1956. During this period, he and several friends formed a drama troupe called the Mundakayam
Nataka Samithy in Mundakayam, where his father was working as an estate supervisor. He worked with the Kerala
People's Arts Club till 1966, followed by stints in Kalidasa Kala Kendra, Changanacherry Geetha, and P. J. Antony's troupe. He also performed in several radio plays presented by All India
Radio. Cinema[edit] Thilakan
began his career in cinema with a role in the P. J. Antony-directed Malayalam movie Periyar (1973). He then worked in Gandharvakshetram and Ulkadal (1979). His first role as a lead character was as Kallu Varkey, a drunkard in Kolangal (1981). Thilakan was awarded his first Kerala
State Film Awards in 1982 for his role in Yavanika. In 1988, he received the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Rithubhedam, and again in 1994. In 1998, he won State awards for Santhanagopalam and Gamanam. He was strongly favored[9] to get another National Film Award for Best Actor
National Film Award for Best Actor
for his performance in the movie Perumthachan, but the award was given to Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan
over Thilakan
amidst suspicions of strong lobbying, as Amitabh had announced his retirement earlier that year.[9] The film Kireedam was a milestone in Thilakan's career; in this film, he portrayed a helpless policeman silently watching the fate of his son, played by Mohanlal, who was corrupted by society's influences. In 1989 he performed in Mrugya, in which his role of a Reverend Father Panangodan was well appreciated by critics and won him many accolades.In the 90's Thilakan
was part of many Mohanlal
evergreen hit films. In 1987, he played the role of Ananthan Nambiar in the cult-classic comedy movie Nadodikkattu, from which several of Thilakan's lines became very popular. In 1993 he continued his role as the father of Sethu Madhavan (Mohanlal) in the movie Chenkol. Unlike its prequel Kireedam, this movie failed both commercially and critically. His role as a retired mathematics teacher, father of Aadu Thoma (Mohanlal), in the 1995 blockbuster movie Sphadikam
was well appreciated by critics and audiences alike. In 1998, he played the role of Dileep's father in the superhit Meenathil Thalikettu, and in his subsequent release he donned the role of a villain in the Kunchako Boban starrer Mayilpeelikavu. In the same year, he was also seen in Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala. Other notable films Thilakan
has acted in include Moonnam Pakkam, Namukku Parkkan Munthiri Thoppukal, Mookkilla Rajyathu, Randam Bhavam, Kaattu Kuthira and Yavanika. He has also acted in other South Indian languages, such as Tamil and Telugu (in "Palanati Brahmanaidu"). Thilakan
has portrayed a range of characters; however, his most well-known role is that of the father of Mohanlal, portraying a father-son duo. Movies where he donned this role include Kireedam, Sphadikam, Narasimham, Evidam Swargamanu, Pavithram
and Chenkol. He has also played father roles to other popular actors, including with Mammootty
in Sangham, The Truth, No. 1 Snehatheeram Banglore North and Pallavur Devanarayanan, with Jayaram
in Veendum Chila Veettu Karyangal and Sandesam, with Dileep
in Meenathil Thaalikettu, with Kunchacko Boban in Aniyathi Pravu and with Prithviraj in Sathyam. He has also played a number of antagonists, such as in Randam Bhavam, Karma and Kaalal Pada. He has played comical roles in films like Nadodikkattu and Pattanapravesham
(as a coward underworld don), Mookkilla Rajyathu (as a break-out from a mental hospital), Kuttettan (as a pimp) and Naaduvazhikal (as a good-for-nothing, vain person), and played lead roles in Ekantham, Perumthachan, Santhanagopalam, Kaattukuthira, My Dear Muthachan, Mukhamudra (double role), etc. In 2006, he was seen in the Suresh Gopi-Shaji Kailas blockbuster, Chinthamani Kolacase, where he played the father of the title character Chinthamani enacted by Bhavana (Malayalam actress). In 2007, he acted in Ekantham, for which he received a special mention from the jury.[10] In 2009, he was also seen in Pazhassi Raja, and in the same year he played Mohanlal's father one last time in the actor's 300th movie Evidam Swargamanu. In 2011, he played a significant role in the Prithviraj blockbuster Indian Rupee directed by Renjith. In 2012, he played the role of Kareem Bhai in Ustad Hotel
Ustad Hotel
and as the grandfather of Faizy, acted by Dulquer Salmaan. Controversies[edit] In February 2010, it was reported that the producer of the movie Christian Brothers excluded Thilakan
from the film at the request of the FEFKA, the predominant film technicians association. Thilakan
had been earlier signed for a role in the film. The exclusion was reportedly due to Thilakan
acting in a film by director Vinayan, who till recently headed the rival association MACTA. On 3 February 2010, Thilakan
publicly protested against the unofficial ban enforced on him by FEFKA and blamed FEFKA for engineering the ban. The Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) issued a show cause notice to Thilakan for bringing the issue into the public domain. Thilakan
accused AMMA, of which he too is a member.[11][12] On 20 February 2010 the CPI's trade union wing, AITUC, came out openly in support of Thilakan, while a senior party leader and Rajya Sabha
Rajya Sabha
member K. E. Ismail expressed reservations about political involvement in the issue.[13] Thilakan
was originally cast to play a role in a UAE-Indian co-production film Dam 999.[14] He was later replaced following a notice from FEFKA stating that the association would boycott the film if Thilakan
were to act. Sohan, the director, was forced to seek for a substitute for Thilakan
when it "came to the point that shooting might be disrupted."[15] Eventually, Rajit Kapur
Rajit Kapur
was cast instead of Thilakan.[16] Some reports contended that Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) also had intervened in Thilakan's replacement.[16] In response, Thilakan
and his supporters orchestrated a march near the shooting location of the film in Alappuzha.[17] Personal life[edit] Thilakan
was the second of the six children of Palapurath T. S. Keshavan (1904-1972) and Devayani (1912-2010). Thilakan
was born in Plankamon, Ayroor
Panchayat in Pathanamthitta
district of Kerala. He had his primary education from Asan Pallikoodam, Manikkal and St. Louis Catholic School, Nalamvayal and Sree Narayana College, Kollam Thilakan
lived in Plankamon until he started acting in movies with which he moved to Ernakulam. Thilakan
was first married to actress Santha with whom he appeared in several productions. Thilakan
and Santha had three children Shaji Thilakan, Shammi Thilakan and Shoby Thilakan. Later, he married his co-artist Sarojam with whom he had a son, Shibu Thilakan, and two daughters Dr. Sonia Thilakan
and Sophia Ajith. Thilakan
was a staunch atheist throughout his life, and was a supporter of CPI (M). He was a member of many drama troupes which actively promoted Communism in Kerala. When he died, his body was draped with CPI (M) flag. Death[edit] Thilakan
was admitted to Jubilee Mission Hospital
Jubilee Mission Hospital
in Thrissur
on 1 August 2012 after he collapsed during the shooting of the film Scene Onnu Nammude Veedu. He was then shifted to KIMS Hospital, Trivandrum and was in critical condition after suffering two heart attacks. Besides having cardiac problems, Thilakan
was suffering from pneumonia. He was put on a ventilator and died on 24 September 2012.[18] He was cremated with full state honours at Thycaud Shanthikavadam crematorium. He is survived by both his wives, six children - four sons and two daughters, and many grandchildren. Awards[edit] Civilian awards[edit]

2009 - Padma Shri

National Film Awards:

1987 - Best Supporting Actor - Rithubhedam 2006 - Special
Jury Mention - Eakantham 2012 - Special
Jury Mention - Usthad Hotel

State Film Awards:

1981 - Second Best Actor - Yavanika 1985 - Second Best Actor - Yathra 1986 - Second Best Actor - Panchangi 1987 - Second Best Actor - Thaniyavarthanam 1988 - Second Best Actor - Mukhti, Dhwani 1989 - Special
Jury Award - Various film 1990 - Best Actor - Perunthachan 1994 - Best Actor - Gamanam, Santhanagopalam 1999 - Second Best Actor - Kaattathoru Pen Poovu

Filmfare Awards South

1991- Best Actor "Purunthachan" 2006- Filmfare Award South for Lifetime Achievement 2011- Best Supporting Actor Male (Indian Rupee)[19]

Other awards

2010 - Bharath Gopi Award[20]

Filmography[edit] Malayalam films[edit]

Bangles (2013) Prof. Vincent Chenna Durai God for Sale
God for Sale
(2013) Sakhavu Vareeth August Club
August Club
(2013) ... K.P.T. Menon Dracula 2012
Dracula 2012
(2013) Breaking News Live (2013) Annum Innum Ennum
Annum Innum Ennum
(2013) ... Dr. Benjamin Bruno Yathrakkoduvil
(2013) ...Ravi Ardhanaari
(2012) Scene Onnu Nammude Veedu (2012) Simhasanam (2012) No. 66 Madhura Bus (2012) Mullamottum Munthiricharum
Mullamottum Munthiricharum
... Vazhakkula Achan (2012) Ustad Hotel
Ustad Hotel
(2012) .... Kareem Koodaram (2012) Spirit (2012) Manjadikuru
(2012) Indian Rupee (2011) .... Achutha Menon Arabipponnu (2011) Raghuvinte Swantham Rasiya
Raghuvinte Swantham Rasiya
(2011) .... Kuttappan Bhagavathar Chungakkarum Veshyakalum
Chungakkarum Veshyakalum
(2011) .... Unniyachan Kalabha Mazha (2011) ..... Madhava Menon Achan (2011) .... Major Madhava Menon Yakshiyum Njanum
Yakshiyum Njanum
(2010) Drona 2010
Drona 2010
(2010) Kanmazha Peyyum Munpe
Kanmazha Peyyum Munpe
(2010) Evidam Swargamanu
Evidam Swargamanu
(2009) .... Jermias Pazhassi Raja
Pazhassi Raja
(2009) .... Kurumbranaadu Raja Veeravarma Makante Achan
Makante Achan
(2009) .... K. C. Francis Orkkuka Vallappozhum
Orkkuka Vallappozhum
(2009) ...Sethumadhavan Kappal Muthalaali(2009)..... Yamarajan Red Chillies (2009) .... Comrade Maani Varghese Aayudham (2008) .... Madhavan Vilapagalkkappuram (2008)....Gopalan Black Cat (2007) Eakantham
(2007) .... Achutha Menon Nagaram (2007) .... Judge Prajapathi
(2006) .... Vellodi Pakal (2006) Raashtram (2006)....Sakhavu Gopalan Prajapathi
(2006) .... Vellodi

*Kisan (2006)...Muthassan

Chinthamani Kolacase (2006) .... Veeramani Varier Nerariyan CBI (a.k.a. Oru CBI Diary Kurippu: Part IV) (2005) .... Kapra Isra(2005)... Baba

* OK Chacko Cochin Mumbai (2005)...Chacko Bhai

Sathyam (2004) .... Ayyappan Nair Vellinakshatram (2004) Koottu
(2004) .... Dr. Hariharan Malsaram(2003) .... Father Kilichundan Mampazham
Kilichundan Mampazham
(2003) .... Chekutty Muthalali Kalyanaraman (2002) .... Meppattu Thirumeni Valkannadi
(2002) .... Raghavan Randam Bhavam
Randam Bhavam
(2001) Mazha (2000) Narashimham (2000)...Marancheri Karunakara Menon Priyam (2000) .... Achan Pallavur Devanarayanan
Pallavur Devanarayanan
(1999) .... Pallavur Sreekanta Pothuval Prempujari (1999)...Music Director Thachiledathu Chundan
Thachiledathu Chundan
(1999) .... Vikraman Nair Veendum Chila Veettukaryangal (1999) .... Kochu Thoma The Truth (1998)... Patteri Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala (1998) .... Karunan Mash Elavamkodu Desam (1998) .... Mooss Mayilpeelikkavu (1998) Meenathil Thalikettu (1998)...Dileep's father Nakshathra Tharattu (1998) Kalapam(1998).... Vayalar Madhavan Punjabi House (1998) .... Kaimal Sidhartha (1998) .... Raghavan Aniyathi Pravu (1997) .... Kunchacko Boban's father Bhoopathi (1997) .... Bawa/Chindan Manickakoodaram (1997) Nagarapuranam (1997) .... Sathya Narayanan Oral Mathram (1997) .... Shekhara Menon Poonilamazha (1997) Ullasappoonkattu (1997) .... John Fernandez Kulam (1996)

*Harbour (1996)...Pattalam Pappachan

Kathil Oru Kinnaram (1996) .... Unnithan Yuvathurki (1996) Karma (1995) Peterscott (1995) Sphadikam
(1995) .... Chacko Master Sundari Neeyum Sundaran Njanum (1995) Thacholi Varghese Chekavar
Thacholi Varghese Chekavar
(1995) .... Avarachan Chukkan (1994) .... Sankaran Gamanam (1994)..... Cheriyachan Kinnaripuzhayoram
(1994) Kudumba Visesham (1994) .... Madhavan Nair Minnaram (1994) .... Rtd Judge Mathews Pakshe (1994) .... Mohan Lal's father-in-law Pavithram
(1994) .... Easwara Pillai Pingami (1994) .... Kumaran Agrajan (1994) .... Santhanagopalam (1994) Vendor Daniel State Licency (1994) .... Vendor Daniel Aagneyam (1993) .... Velu Asan Ammayana Sathyam (1993) .... R. Varghese Mathew Chenkol
(1993) .... Sethu's father Ente Sreekuttikku (1993) MayaMayooram (1993) Janam (1993).... D.G.P Thomas Mathew Aacharyan (1993) ..... Menon Ghoshayathra (1993)..... Moideen Haji Kalippattam (1993) .... Urvashi's father Manichithrathazhu
(1993) .... Brahmadattan Nampoothirippadu Bandhukkal Shathrukkal (1993) Samagamam (1993) .... Pallivathukkal Kariyachan Kauravar (1992) .... Aliyar Daivathinte Vikrithikal (1992) .... Kumaran Ezhara Ponnana (1992) .... Madhava Menon My Dear Muthachan (1992) .... Parameswaran Sadhyam
(1992) Swaroopam (1992) Mahanagaram (1992)... Mukhamudra (1992)... Double role Dhanam (1991) Georgekutty C/O Georgekutty (1991) .... Sunitha'sFather Itichen Godfather (1991) .... Balaraman (elder son of Anjooran) Kadavu (a.k.a. The Ferry) (1991) Kilukkam
(1991) .... Judge Nambiar Mookilla Rajyathu
Mookilla Rajyathu
(1991) Sandesam
(1991) .... Raghavan Nair Venal Kinavukal (1991) .... Gopalakrishnan Nair Kuttettan (1990) .... Thomas Chacko Oliyampukal (1990) .... John Mathew Mathilukal (a.k.a. The Walls) (1990) Ee Kannikoodi (1990) .... Simon Kattu Kuthira (1990) .... Kochuvava Maala Yogam (1990) .... Mukesh's father Perumthachan (a.k.a. The Master Carpenter) (1990) .... Raman Radha Madhavam (1990) Rajavazhcha (1990) .... Madhava Panikkar Sasneham (1990) .... Retired Stationmaster Vachanam (1989) .... Police Officer Adharvam
(1989) .... Mekkadan Chakkikotha Chankaran (1989) .... Raghavan Thampi Chanakyan
(1989) .... Madhava Menon Jathakam (1989) .... Appukuttan Nair Jaithra Yathra (1989) ..... Prof. Banerjee Kaalal Pada (1989) Varnatheru (1989) ..... Rohini's Father Kireedam (1989) .... Achuthan Nair (Sethu's father) Naaduvazhikal (1989) .... Shankaran Varavelppu
(1989) .... Ramakrishnan Varnam (1989) .... Major M. K. Nair Kandathum Kettathum(1989)... Ammavanu Pattiya Ammalli (1989)... Menon Dhwani
(1988) .... Vettukuzhi Kudumba Puranam (1988) .... Sankaran Nair Moonnam Pakkam
Moonnam Pakkam
(1988) .... Muthachan Pattana Pravesham (1988) .... Ananthan Nambiar Witness (1988) .... Vikraman Nair Mukthi (1988) .... Drunkard Kanakambarangal (1988) .... S.I Thomas George Onninu Purake Mattonnu (1988) .... Velu Thaniyavarthanam
(1987) Achuvettante Veedu (1987) .... Damodaran Nair Amritamgamaya (1987) .... Kurup Manja Manthrangal (1987) .... Mathew Paul Nadodikkattu
(1987) .... Ananthan Nambiar Sruthi (1987) .... Aasan Aalippazhangal (1987) .... Padmanabhan Thampi Idanaazhiyil Oru Kaalocha (1987).... Father Dennis Vilambaram (1987) .... James Kadhakku Pinnil (1987) .... Kunjipalu Ritubhetham (1987) .... Achunni Nair Vrutham
(1987) .... Chacko Kalam Mari Katha Mari
Kalam Mari Katha Mari
(1987) .... Hameed Eennu Nathante Nimmi' (1986) .... Police Inspector Pranamam (1986) .... Aparna's Father Ee Kaikalil (1986) .... Ummachan Gandhinagar 2nd Street (1986) .... Maya's Father Ithile Iniyum Varu]] (1986) .... Kaimal Ennennum Kannettante (1986) Chilambu (1986) .... Appu Nair Rareeram (1986) .... Doctor Tharakan Oru Yugasandhya(1986).... Shanmugam Irakal
(1986) .... Mathukutty Kunjattakilikal (1986) .... Ayyappan Nair Namukku Parkkan Munthiri Thoppukal
Namukku Parkkan Munthiri Thoppukal
(1986) .... Sofia's Stepfather Oridathu (1986) .... Raman Panchagni
(1986) .... Raman Akalangalil (1986) .... Pappan Priyappetta Pappan (1986) Sanmanassullavarkku Samadhanam (1986) .... Damodaran Ee Lokam Ivide Kure Manushyar (1985) .... Krishna Pillai Yathra (a.k.a. Yaatra) (1985) .... Jailor Ente Kanakkuyil (a.k.a. Ente Kanakuyil) (1985) .... Kuttan Nair Ayanam (1985) .... Priest Anu Bandham (a.k.a. Anubandham) (1985) .... Menon Aram + Aram = Kinnaram (1985) .... M.N.Nambiar Koodum Thedi (1985) .... Priest Noketha Doorathu kannum Nattu (1985) Thammil Thammil (1985) .... Ambada Njane (1985) .... Padmanabhan Upaharam(1985).... Divakaran Akalathe Ambili (1985) .... Kichettan Iniyum Katha Thudarum (1985) Katha Ithuvare (1985) Oru Kuda Keezil (1985) .... Kuruppu Akkachide Kunjuvava (1985) .... Mukhyamanthri(1985) Vasantha Sena (1985) .... Unnithan Uyarangalil (1984) .... Police C.I Aattuvanchi Ulanjappol (1984) .... Karunakaran Nair Arante Mulla Kochu Mulla (1984) .... Bhargavan Pillai Engane Undasane (1984) Koottinilamkili (1984) .... Devasya Onnanu Nammal (1984) .... Sethu's father Oru Kochukatha Aarum Parayatha Katha (1984) .... Mammukka Panchavadi Palam (1984).... Ishak Tharakan Adaminte Variyellu (a.k.a. Adam's Rib) (1983) .... Purushothaman Nair Ente Mamattikkuttiyammakku (1983) .... Fr. Joseph Sebastian Prasnam Gurutharam (1983) .... Mohan's father Prem Nazirine Kanmanilla (1983) .... Home minister Asthi (1983) ....Factory worker Lekhayude Maranam Oru Flash Back (1983) .... Chiriyo chiri.... Film Producer Yavanika
(a.k.a. The Curtain Falls) (1982) (as Tilakan) .... Vakkachan Kolangal (a.k.a. Caricatures) (1981) .... Varkey Ulkadal (1979) .... Rahulan's father Gandharavakshetram (1972)...Guest at Satheeshan's house Periyar (1972)...

Tamil films[edit]

Uyirin Edai 21 Gram (2011) Alibhabha
(2008) Suyetchai MLA (2006) Nee Venunda Chellam (2006) ... as Viswanathan Bala (2002) Kallazhagar (1999) Aravindhan (1997) Mettukudi (1996) Ayudha Poojai
Ayudha Poojai
(1995) ... as Samiyappan Karuppu Vellai (1993) Kilipetchu Ketkava
Kilipetchu Ketkava
(1993) Moondrezhuthil En Moochirukkum
Moondrezhuthil En Moochirukkum
(1991) ... as Namboodiri Sathriyan (1990) .... as Arumai Nayagam

Telugu films[edit]

Samarasimha Reddy
Samarasimha Reddy
(1999) .... as Balakrishna's father Sri Mahalakshmi (2007) .... as Sri Mahalakshmi's father

As a dubbing artist[edit]

1983 Asthi as the Managing director portrayed onscreen by Vijayan Karote

Television serials[edit]

Mannu (DD) Kadamathathu Kathanar(Asianet) Swami Ayyappan(Asianet) Sree Ayyappanum Vavarum (Surya TV) Peythozhiyaathe (Directed by K K Rajeev, aired on Surya TV)


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External links[edit]

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National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor


Victor Banerjee
Victor Banerjee
(1984) Deepankar De (1985) Suresh Oberoi
Suresh Oberoi
(1986) Thilakan
(1987) Pankaj Kapur
Pankaj Kapur
(1988) Nana Patekar
Nana Patekar
(1989) Nedumudi Venu
Nedumudi Venu
(1990) P. L. Narayana (1991) Sunny Deol
Sunny Deol
(1992) Paresh Rawal
Paresh Rawal
(1993) Ashish Vidyarthi
Ashish Vidyarthi
and Nagesh (1994) Mithun Chakraborty
Mithun Chakraborty
(1995) Nana Patekar
Nana Patekar
(1996) Prakash Raj
Prakash Raj
(1997) Manoj Bajpai
Manoj Bajpai
(1998) Atul Kulkarni
Atul Kulkarni
(1999) H. G. Dattatreya (2000)


Atul Kulkarni
Atul Kulkarni
(2001) Chandrasekhar (2002) Pankaj Kapur
Pankaj Kapur
(2003) Haradhan Bandopadhyay (2004) Naseeruddin Shah
Naseeruddin Shah
(2005) Dilip Prabhavalkar
Dilip Prabhavalkar
(2006) Darshan Jariwala
Darshan Jariwala
(2007) Arjun Rampal
Arjun Rampal
(2008) Farooque Shaikh (2009) Thambi Ramaiah
Thambi Ramaiah
(2010) Appukutty
(2011) Annu Kapoor
Annu Kapoor
(2012) Saurabh Shukla
Saurabh Shukla
(2013) Bobby Simha
Bobby Simha
(2014) Samuthirakani

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National Film Award— Special
Jury Award (feature film)


No Award (1978) No Award (1979) No Award (1980)


Satyajit Ray
Satyajit Ray
(1981) No Award (1982) Mankada Ravi Varma (1983) T. S. Ranga (1984) Sudha Chandran (1985) John Abraham (1986) M. B. Sreenivasan
M. B. Sreenivasan
(1987) Ashok Ahuja (1988) Amitabh Chakraborty (1989) Pankaj Kapur, Sunny Deol
Sunny Deol
and Jayabharathi
(1990) Soumitra Chatterjee
Soumitra Chatterjee
(1991) Sivaji Ganesan
Sivaji Ganesan
and Ketan Mehta
Ketan Mehta
(1992) Shashi Kapoor
Shashi Kapoor
and Pallavi Joshi (1993) Radhu Karmakar and Shaji N. Karun
Shaji N. Karun
(1994) Shyam Benegal
Shyam Benegal
(1995) Amol Palekar
Amol Palekar
and Kirron Kher
Kirron Kher
(1996) Jaimala (1997) Drishyakavya and Ashoke Viswanathan (1998) Kalabhavan Mani
Kalabhavan Mani
(1999) Soumitra Chatterjee
Soumitra Chatterjee


Janaki Vishwanathan (2001) Prakash Raj
Prakash Raj
(2002) Manoj Bajpai, Roopkatha and Goutam Halder (2003) J. Phillip (2004) Anupam Kher
Anupam Kher
(2005) Vishal Bhardwaj
Vishal Bhardwaj
(2006) Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor
and Feroz Abbas Khan (2007) NFDC and K. M. Madhusudhanan
K. M. Madhusudhanan
(2008) A. Sreekar Prasad (2009) Bindiya Khanolkar, Sachin Khanolkar and Anant Mahadevan
Anant Mahadevan
(2010) Anjan Dutt (2011) Rituparno Ghosh
Rituparno Ghosh
and Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Nawazuddin Siddiqui
(2012) Viva In En, Mahesh Limaye, Future East Film Pvt Ltd and Ashim Ahluwalia (2013) Bhaurao Karhade (2014) Kalki Koechlin
Kalki Koechlin
(2015) Mohanlal

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Filmfare Award South for Lifetime Achievement


S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
(1983) Sowcar Janaki
Sowcar Janaki
(1984) Sivaji Ganesan
Sivaji Ganesan
(1985) Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair (1986) Bhanumathi Ramakrishna
Bhanumathi Ramakrishna
(1987) Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
(1988) Ilaiyaraaja


Padmini (1990) M. T. Vasudevan Nair (1991) L. V. Prasad
L. V. Prasad
(1992) Gemini Ganesan
Gemini Ganesan
(1993) K. Balachander, Kasinathuni Viswanath, B. Saroja Devi, Madhu, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Soumitra Chatterjee
Soumitra Chatterjee
(1994) Nagesh & Manorama (1995) Krishna & Sharada (1996) Nedumudi Venu
Nedumudi Venu
& S. Janaki
S. Janaki
(1997) Allu Rama Lingaiah & Lakshmi (1998) Pandari Bai
Pandari Bai
& Mugur Sundar (1999) D. Ramanaidu & Sheela (2000)


M. S. Viswanathan
M. S. Viswanathan
& Dasari Narayana Rao
Dasari Narayana Rao
(2001) Kovelamudi Raghavendra Rao & Vishnuvardhan (2002) K. J. Yesudas
K. J. Yesudas
& Vijayashanti (2003) K. R. Vijaya & Ramoji Rao (2004) Thilakan
& Sukumari
(2005) Krishnam Raju
Krishnam Raju
& P. Susheela
P. Susheela
(2006) Sivakumar
& Jaya Prada
Jaya Prada
(2007) Veturi Sundararama Murthy
Veturi Sundararama Murthy
(2008) Ambareesh & KPAC Lalitha (2009) Chiranjeevi
& Jayasudha (2010)


S. P. Muthuraman
S. P. Muthuraman
& Seema (2011) Bapu & Vani Jairam
Vani Jairam
(2012) Balu Mahendra
Balu Mahendra
& Jayabharathi
(2013) I. V. Sasi
I. V. Sasi
& Raadhika (2014) Mohan Babu (2015) Vijaya Nirmala (2016)

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Padma Award winners of Kerala

Padma Vibhushan

Adoor Gopalakrishnan E. C. George Sudarshan E. Sreedharan G. Madhavan Nair John Mathai K. N. Raj K. R. Ramanathan K. Shankar Pillai Kottayan Katankot Venugopal M. S. Valiathan N. R. Pillai O. N. V. Kurup V. K. Krishna Menon V. R. Krishna Iyer Verghese Kurien K. J. Yesudas

Padma Bhushan
Padma Bhushan

A. C. N. Nambiar Ammannur Madhava Chakyar A. Ramachandran A. Sreedhara Menon C. P. Krishnan Nair Chembai E. C. George Sudarshan Eledath Thaikkattu Narayanan Mooss G. Madhavan Nair G. Sankara Kurup Gabriel Chiramel George Joseph (scientist) Guru Kunchu Kurup Jacob Chandy K. G. Subramanyan K. J. Yesudas K. M. George K. M. Mathew K. P. Kesava Menon K. P. P. Nambiar K. P. S. Menon (senior) K. R. Ramanathan K. Radhakrishnan K. Sankaran Nair K. Shankar Pillai K. Sukumaran K. T. Thomas (Justice) Kandathil Mammen Cherian Kavalam Narayana Panicker Kottayan Katankot Venugopal Kunhiraman Palat Candeth Kuzhur Narayana Marar M. S. Valiathan M. T. Vasudevan Nair M. V. Pylee Madavoor Vasudevan Nair Mannathu Padmanabha Pillai O. V. Vijayan P. K. Warrier Palghat Mani Iyer Pothan Joseph Prem Nazir Raghavan Thirumulpad Ramankutty Nair Satish Nambiar
Satish Nambiar
# T. J. S. George T. K. Oommen T. N. Krishnan
T. N. Krishnan
* T. V. Gopalakrishnan T. V. R. Shenoy Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai Thayil John Cherian Thomas Kailath
Thomas Kailath
# Trichur V. Ramachandran V. K. Narayana Menon Vainu Bappu
Vainu Bappu
# Vallathol Narayana Menon Verghese Kurien

Padma Bhushan
Padma Bhushan

Balamani Amma Lakshmi N. Menon P. Leela Tara Cherian #

Padma Shri
Padma Shri

A. Marthanda Pillai A. Sivathanu Pillai Adoor Gopalakrishnan Ammannur Madhava Chakyar Antony Padiyara Ayyappa Paniker Azad Moopen B. Paul Thaliath B. Ravi Pillai Balachandra Menon C. G. Krishnadas Nair Cheril Krishna Menon E. Sreedharan Eledath Thaikkattu Neelakandan Mooss Eluvathingal Devassy Jemmis G. Aravindan G. Shankar G. Vijayaraghavan Gopinath Pillai J. Hareendran Nair Jayaram Jose Chacko Periappuram K. J. Yesudas K. M. George K. M. Mammen Mappillai K. P. Haridas K. P. Udayabhanu K. Raghavan K. Ravindran Nair K. Shankar Pillai Kalamandalam Gopi Kalamandalam Krishnan Nair Kalamandalam Sivan Namboodiri Kandathil Mammen Cherian Kandathil Mammen Philip Kavungal Chathunni Panicker Keezhpadam Kumaran Nair Kunhiraman Palat Candeth Kunnenkeril K. Jacob Kurian John Melamparambil Kuzhivelil Mathew Laurie Baker ! Madhavan Chandradathan (M.C.Dathan) M. A. Yousuf Ali M. G. Ramachandran
M. G. Ramachandran
# M. Krishnan Nair (doctor) M. Night Shyamalan
M. Night Shyamalan
# M. R. Kurup M. S. Valiathan M. Vijayan Madhu (actor) Mammen Mathew Mammootty Mani Madhava Chakyar Mathew Kalarickal Mattannoor Sankarankutty Mitraniketan Viswanathan Mohanlal N. Balakrishnan Nair N. Kesava Panikkar N. R. Madhava Menon Narayana Panicker Kochupillai Neyyattinkara Vasudevan O. N. V. Kurup P. Gopinathan P. K. Narayanan Nambiar P. K. Rajagopalan P. K. Warrier P. Parameswaran Paul Pothen Perakath Verghese Benjamin Peruvanam Kuttan Marar Philip Augustine Prem Nazir Priyadarshan Pucadyil Ittoop John Puthenpurayil Mathew Joseph R. Marthanda Varma R. K. Krishna Kumar Rajagopalan Krishnan Resul Pookutty Shaji N. Karun Sooranad Kunjan Pillai Stanley John Sunny Varkey T. K. Alex T. N. Krishnan
T. N. Krishnan
* Thayil John Cherian Thikkurissy Sukumaran
Nair Thilakan Thomas Kunnunkal Vaikom Muhammad Basheer Vazhenkada Kunchu Nair Vellayani Arjunan Verghese Kurien Vishnunarayanan Namboothiri

Padma Shri
Padma Shri

Achamma Mathai Anju Bobby George Dipika Pallikal Karthik
Dipika Pallikal Karthik
# K. M. Beenamol K. S. Chithra Kalamandalam Kshemavathy Kalamandalam Satyabhama Leela Omchery Lucy Oommen M. D. Valsamma M. Leelavathy M. Subhadra Nair Mary Poonen Lukose Mary Verghese P. T. Usha Pepita Seth ! Rachel Thomas (skydiver) Shiny Abraham Shobana Sudha Varghese Sugathakumari Sukumari Thangam Philip Usha Uthup Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan

(*)By birth - (#)By ethnicity - (!)By domicile

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State Film Award for Best Actor


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
(1978) Adoor Bhasi (1979) Achankunju (1980)


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


Murali (2001) Oduvil Unnikrishnan (2002) Nedumudi Venu
Nedumudi Venu
(2003) Mammootty
(2004) Mohanlal
(2005) Prithviraj Sukumaran
Prithviraj Sukumaran
(2006) Mohanlal
(2007) Lal (2008) Mammootty
(2009) Salim Kumar
Salim Kumar
(2010) Dileep
(2011) Prithviraj Sukumaran
Prithviraj 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 (20