Kerala, locally known as Keralam, is a state on the southwestern, Malabar Coast of India. It was formed on 1 November 1956, following passage of the States Reorganisation Act, by combining Malayalam-speaking regions. Spread over 38,863 km2, Kerala is the twenty-second largest Indian state by area, it is bordered by Karnataka to the north and northeast, Tamil Nadu to the east and south, the Lakshadweep Sea and Arabian Sea to the west. With 33,387,677 inhabitants as per the 2011 Census, Kerala is the thirteenth-largest Indian state by population, it is divided into 14 districts with the capital being Thiruvananthapuram. Malayalam is the most spoken language and is the official language of the state; the Chera Dynasty was the first prominent kingdom based in Kerala. The Ay kingdom in the deep south and the Ezhimala kingdom in the north formed the other kingdoms in the early years of the Common Era; the region had been a prominent spice exporter since 3000 BCE. The region's prominence in trade was noted in the works of Pliny as well as the Periplus around 100 CE.
In the 15th century, the spice trade attracted Portuguese traders to Kerala, paved the way for European colonisation of India. At the time of Indian independence movement in the early 20th century, there were two major princely states in Kerala-Travancore State and the Kingdom of Cochin, they united to form the state of Thiru-Kochi in 1949. The Malabar region, in the northern part of Kerala had been a part of the Madras province of British India, which became a part of the Madras State post-independence. After the States Reorganisation Act, 1956, the modern-day state of Kerala was formed by merging the Malabar district of Madras State, the state of Thiru-Kochi, the taluk of Kasaragod in South Canara, a part of Madras State; the economy of Kerala is the 12th-largest state economy in India with ₹7.73 lakh crore in gross domestic product and a per capita GDP of ₹163,000. Kerala has the lowest positive population growth rate in India, 3.44%. The state has witnessed significant emigration to Arab states of the Persian Gulf during the Gulf Boom of the 1970s and early 1980s, its economy depends on remittances from a large Malayali expatriate community.
Hinduism is practised by more than half of the population, followed by Christianity. The culture is a synthesis of Aryan, Dravidian and European cultures, developed over millennia, under influences from other parts of India and abroad; the production of pepper and natural rubber contributes to the total national output. In the agricultural sector, tea, coffee and spices are important; the state's coastline extends for 595 kilometres, around 1.1 million people in the state are dependent on the fishery industry which contributes 3% to the state's income. The state has the highest media exposure in India with newspapers publishing in nine languages English and Malayalam. Kerala is one of the prominent tourist destinations of India, with backwaters, hill stations, Ayurvedic tourism and tropical greenery as its major attractions; the name Kerala has an uncertain etymology. One popular theory derives Kerala from alam; the word Kerala is first recorded as Keralaputra in a 3rd-century BCE rock inscription left by the Maurya emperor Ashoka, one of his edicts pertaining to welfare.
The inscription refers to the local ruler as Keralaputra. This contradicts the theory that Kera is from "coconut tree". At that time, one of three states in the region was called Cheralam in Classical Tamil: Chera and Kera are variants of the same word; the word Cheral refers to the oldest known dynasty of Kerala kings and is derived from the Proto-Tamil-Malayalam word for "lake". The earliest Sanskrit text to mention Kerala is the Aitareya Aranyaka of the Rigveda. Kerala is mentioned in the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, the two Hindu epics; the Skanda Purana mentions the ecclesiastical office of the Thachudaya Kaimal, referred to as Manikkam Keralar, synonymous with the deity of the Koodalmanikyam temple. Keralam may stem from the Classical Tamil chera alam; the Greco-Roman trade map. According to Tamil classic Purananuru, Chera king Senkuttuvan conquered the lands between Kanyakumari and the Himalayas. Lacking worthy enemies, he besieged the sea by throwing his spear into it. According to the 17th century Malayalam work Keralolpathi, the lands of Kerala were recovered from the sea by the axe-wielding warrior sage Parasurama, the sixth avatar of Vishnu.
Parasurama threw his axe across the sea, the water receded as far as it reached. According to legend, this new area of land extended from Gokarna to Kanyakumari; the land which rose from sea was filled with unsuitable for habitation. Out of respect and all snakes were appo
Siddique is an Indian film actor and producer, who works in Malayalam cinema. He has appeared in more than 250 films. Siddique made his acting debut with the film Aa Neram Alppa Dooram, he got a break with the comedy film In Harihar Nagar. Due to its success, Siddique acted in a variety of comic roles during the early-1990s in films such as Godfather, Simhavalan Menon, Kasargode Khadarbhai, Mughamudra, Kunukkitta Kozhi, Welcome to Kodaikanal. Siddique turned to more serious roles with Lelam, he did a notable villain role in Sathyameva Jayathe, which led to a succession of similar roles. In 2004, he was awarded the Kerala State Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performances in Sasneham Sumitra and Choonda. Siddique ventured into production by co-producing the film Nandanam under Bhavana Cinema. In 2013, he received the Nandi Special Jury Award for Naa Bangaaru Talli. In India, he is both known for his villain roles. Siddique was born on October 1, 1962 at Edavanakkad, in Ernakulam, India.
He was the youngest child in a family of three with a sister. He did his primary schooling in his hometown and completed a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Government Polytechnic College, Kalamassery, he worked as an Electrical Engineer at Kerala State Electricity Board division at Thrissur, Kerala. After a few years of service at KSEB, he flew abroad to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and worked there for a few more years, he quit his job and came back. He started discovering his acting talents during his academic years at Government Polytechnic College, Kalamassery, he started his career as a mimicry artist from there. He has three children, he has a son Shaheen Siddique from his previous marriage. His eldest son Shaheen made his debut as an actor in the movie Pathemaari. Siddique started his career in the late 1980s with minor roles, his major break came in 1990 when, along with Mukesh and Asokan, he was cast as one of the heroes in In Harihar Nagar. The movie, directed by Siddique and Lal, went on to become a huge box office success, starting a streak of similar low-budget comedy movies featuring the cast.
Siddique became an essential part of such movies along with Jagadeesh. Films in the genre included Manthrikacheppu, Simhavalan Menon, Kasargode Khadarbhai, Mughamudra, Kunukkitta Kozhi, Mookkillarajyathu, Mimics Parade, Welcome to Kodaikanal, KaattilethadiTheverude Aana, Vaarafalam and Kinnaripuzhayoram, he was cast alongside leading actresses of the time like Parvathy, Sunitha and Suchithra. His performance in Godfather by Siddique-Lal was positively received by Malayalam movie viewers. Siddique did action roles in some films. For example, there is the case of Ayalathe Adheham. In Ekalavyan he played the role of a young police officer, supporting Suresh Gopi, his talent lies in how an actor should keep reinventing to be in Malayalam movie biz - learning from his experience and mistakes. His career curve shows a good inclination towards adapting to a variety roles - comedy, character roles and so on, he is one among the artists who rose from junior artist level to a major actor with his talent and hard work.
The mid-1990s did not go well for Siddique. He made a comeback in the late 1990s with supporting roles in Asuravamsam with Manoj K. Jayan, in Lelam and Crime File; these films ensured his return to the mainstream. In Sathyameva Jayathe, he played a cold-blooded villain with Suresh Gopi. Following the success of this film, Siddique was offered a number of opportunities to play villains. During this period, he acted in television serials, his role in Sthree with Vinaya Prasad was a huge hit among Malayalam television audiences. He anchored a musical programme called Sallapam on Doordarshan. Siddique has anchored other musical programmes including Sangeetha Samagamam in Amrita TV and Symphony in Kairali TV, in the 2000s. In 2002, he produced Nandanam, directed by Ranjith; the movie featured young actors Navya Nair. Siddique appeared in a small but different role in the film; this was a box-office hit despite the absence of major stars. Siddique started appearing in a number of different looks in his films.
This can be seen in films such as Chota Mumbai, Nadiya Kollappetta Rathri, Vellinakshatram, The Tiger, Alibhai. He encouraged director Lal to create the sequel to In Harihar Nagar; the movie 2 Harihar Nagar was released in 2009 with the middle-aged actors Jagadeesh and Asokan coming together. Again in 2010, he appeared In Ghost House Inn. In April 2011, Siddique launched Kerala's first family magazine Family Facebook. Siddique is the editor of the monthly magazine, rich with stories of the players in the Malayalam film industry – actors, playback singers and others. Kerala State Film Awards2003: Second Best Actor -Sasneham Sumitra, ChoondaKerala State TV Awards2005: Best Actor:Kerala Film Critics Award2003 - Second Best Actor - Sasneham Sumitra 2017 - Second Best Actor Nandi Awards2013 - Special Jury Award- Naa Bangaaru TalliAsianet TV AwardsBest Actor- SthreeAmrita Film AwardS2008: Best Actor in a Supporting Role -Nadiya Kollappetta Rathri, Paradesi' 2009: Best Negative RoleAsianet Film awards2003: Asianet Best Fi
Devayani is an Indian actress who predominantly acts in Tamil and has starred in Telugu and Malayalam films, along with a few Kannada and Bengali films. She received the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress for her performances in the films Surya Vamsam and Bharathi and a Special Award for Kadhal Kottai, she was the leading actress from 1996 to 2003 in Tamil. She has appeared in other commercially successful films, including Aanandham and Friends as well as in the Sun TV series Kolangal and Muthaaram. Devayani was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, her father Jayadev is from Mangalore and mother Lakshmi Ammal is from Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu. She has two younger brothers Mayur; the former is working as an actor and singer in the Tamil film industry, while the latter would make his acting debut in an upcoming film. She dated director Rajakumaran, with. Both their parents did not approve of their relationship, which led the couple to elope, marry at a temple on 9 April 2001, they have two daughters and Priyanka.
She is teaching at Church Park School at Anna Salai, Chennai for class four students. Devayani began her career as Koyal in the Hindi film Koyal, cancelled during its production stage, she appeared in a Bengali film Shaat Ponchomi. She acted in a Marathi film before debuting and rising to fame in Tamil cinema, her earliest films were released in the early and middle 90's including Kadhal Kottai. From 1996 to 2000, Devyani acted as heroine in over 35 films and acted alongside all the top actors such as Kamal Hassan, Ajith, Vikram, Sarath Kumar, Parthiban, she moved into supporting roles in Thenali though she still acted commercially until 2004–2005. Devayani began acting in the teleserial Kolangal as Abinaya, which has had over 1500 episodes on Sun Television, it was dubbed into Malayalam in the same name on Surya TV. She is now a teacher at Church Park Convent, Chennai, she is judging a popular reality show on Mazhavil Manorama titled Ugram Ujwalam. She has acted in some advertisements also. 1996 – Tamil Nadu State Film Special Award for Best Actress – Kaadhal Kottai 1997 – Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress – Surya Vamsam 2000 – Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress – Bharathi 2000 – Kalaimamani 2002 – ITFA Award for Best Supporting Actress – Azhagi 2004 – Pace Awards Best Television Actress for Kolangal 2008 – Frontrunner – Vivel Chinna Thirai Awards Best Actress for Kolangal 2010 – Nominated – Sun Kudumbam Best Actress Award for Kolangal 2010 – Kalaimamani 2011 – Big FM Tamil Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Television Actress for Kodi Mullai Devayani on IMDb
Madhavan Nair known by his stage name Madhu, is an Indian film actor, director and playback singer, who works in Malayalam cinema. Madhu was a prominent lead actor during the 1970s, he has directed and produced films, at one time owned the production company Uma Film Studio. He was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2013 for his contributions towards the arts, he is the inaugural winner of the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Malayalam for his performance in Swayamvaram, has received three more Filmfare awards and is the recipient of five Kerala State Film Awards. He was born on 28 September 1933 at Trivandrum, his father, R. Parameswaran Pillai, was the Mayor of Trivandrum and his mother Kamalamma was a housewife, he has four sisters. He had his primary education from L. P School, Thiruvananthapuram, he did pre university degree from MG College and pursued Bachelors in Arts in Hindi from University college, Thiruvananthapuram. He finished post graduation in Hindi from Banaras Hindu University.
He was married to Jayalakshmi till her death in 2014. They have a daughter Uma, he started his career as a Hindi lecturer in S T Hindu College and Scott Christian College at Nagercoil. During that time he chanced upon a newspaper advertisement inviting applications for the National School of Drama Course. While studying at NSD, he became acquainted with Ramu Karyat, who offered him a role in his forthcoming film Moodupadam. After completing the course, Madhu went to Chennai to screen test for Karyat's film. While there, in 1963, he was offered a role in N N Pisharody's film, Ninamaninja Kalpadukal and this became his debut, he had expressed all facets of life through his various acting roles. His most notable role was in Karyat's Chemmeen, which won the President's Gold Medal. Madhu entered Malayalam cinema at a time when lead roles were dominated by actors like Prem Naseer and Sathyan and created a niche for himself. One of the early films of his career was Bhargavi Nilayam, a suspense movie, followed by Udhyogastha by P. Venu.
One of the most common leading co-stars that Madhu worked with after 1975 was the multi-talented actress Srividya. He worked as a producer and storywriter. In an acting career spanning four decades, Madhu acted in over 300 films, his first movie as a director is Priya released in 1970. Although he was a big star in commercial film, he was generous enough to act in parallel movies, he acted in P. N. Menon's Olavum Theeravum etc.. Madhu's directorial venture Priya was a trend setter in Malayalam. In this movie he experimented with the main character playing an anti-hero. Madhu directed about 14 films, he was the owner of once-renowned Uma studio. Madhu produced a movie Mini in 1995. Madhu acted in the Hindi film Saat Hindustani, the debut movie of the Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan in 1969. Madhu has done three Tamil films, as Rajinikanth's father in Dharma Dorai and the 2007 release Oru Ponnu Oru Paiyan, he appeared in Bharatha Vilas as guest appearance. Padma Awards2013 Padma ShriKerala State Film Award2004 J. C. Daniel Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Government of Kerala.
1995 Kerala State Film Award for Best Children's Film for Mini in 1995 1992 Kerala State Film Award in 1992 for Kudumba Sametham 1980 Kerala State Film Award in 1980 1971 Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Film for Sindooracheppu in 1971. Filmfare Awards South1994 Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award – South 1977 Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Malayalam – Yuddha Kaandam 1976 Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Malayalam – Theekkanal 1972 Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Malayalam – Swayamvaram Other Awards2012 SATHYAN Awards 2012 2005 Bahadoor Award in 2005 2002 Asianet Film Awards2002 – Best Lifetime Achievement Award Saat Hindustani Oru Ponnu Oru Paiyan Dharma Durai Oru Yuga Sandhya Udayam Padinjaru Aradhana Dheere Sameere Yamuna Theere Theekkanal Akkaladama Kamam Krodham Moham Manyasree Viswamitran Neela Kannukal Saathi Sindhoora Cheppu Priya Sathi Manyasree Vishwamithran Akkaldama Kamam Krotham Moham Ashamayam Prabatha Sandhya Shudhikalasham Vaiki Vanna Vasantham Grihalakshmi Archana Teacher Njan Ekananu Rathilayam Udayam Padinjaru Edi Vethu Mathukutty....super hit grosser Philips Mini Hit Pichakaaran Alla Above Average Bhaskaran Pilla Madras Average Kuwait Varkeychen Ezhupunna Tharakan Chirikuduka Sharja To Sharja Sahakarikkatte Sahaja...
Ramanan Ariyoo... Ramanan Ramananeeyennil... Ramanan Profile in Malayalasangeetham.info Madhu biography at keral.com Madhu on IMDb http://en.msidb.org/displayProfile.php?category=actors&artist=Madhu&limit=337
Joshiy is an Indian film director from Varkala of Trivandrum in Kerala who works in the Malayalam film industry. He has directed over 80 films, he has directed Hindi and Telugu films. He achieved national fame when he directed Dharm Aur Qanoon starring Rajesh Khanna and Dharmendra in the lead roles, with Khanna in double roles. Joshiy is married to Sindhu; the couple have a son Abhilash and a daughter, Aishwarya who died on a car accident in Chennai in July 2011. Abhilash is married to Varsha. Born in Varkala in Thiruvananthapuram district as the son of Vasu and Gouri, Joshiy's relation with cinema began from the cinema theatre that his family owned. While doing his final year in degree, in 1969, Joshiy left to Chennai to try his luck in cinema. Joshiy began his career by assisting people including Sasikumar, he made his debut as director through Tiger Salim, released in 1978. His next movie was Moorkhan, followed by Raktham. Following this, Joshiy directed many films including Kaahalam,Sharam, Karthavyam and Arambham.
In 1983, Aa Rathri, got released for which Joshiy joined with Mammootty for the first time, they continued to work together for the next two decades. Following Kodumkattu, came out and a series of films including Bhookambam, Alakadalinakkare, Muhurtham 11.30, Minimol Vathicanil. In 1985, Joshiy directed Nirakkoottu, based on the script by debutant Dennis Joseph. Joshi and Dennis Joseph continued working together with Nyayavidhi and Veendum, he made his debut in Hindi films in 1984 and achieved national fame when he directed Dharm Aur Qanoon starring Rajesh Khanna in a double role along with Dharmendra. It had box office collection of 6.5 crores in 1984 and went on to become a hit at the Indian boxoffice. The films Veendum, Aayiram Kannukal, Ksamichu Ennoru Vaakku followed. January Oru Orma with Mohanlal released in 1987 was a blockbuster. In the same year, Joshiy directedNew Delhi under Jubilee Productions was success and comeback film for Mammootty. In 1988, Joshiy directed all scripted by Dennis Joseph and Mammootty in the lead role.
Dhinarathrangal and Thanthram. In 1989, Joshiy once again teamed with Mohanlal for blockbuster Naduvazhikal. In the same year, Joshiy brought out a military film. Nair Saab shot in Kashmir, with Mammootty in the title role. Mahayanam, his third film of the year. No.20 Madras Mail was released in 1990 with Mohanlal in lead role, followed by the investigation thriller Ee Thanutha Veluppan Kalathu. Kuttettan was his third film of that year. Joshiy's next film was Kauravar in 1992, again with Mammootty in lead role. Joshiy in 1992, tried his hand in Tamil cinema, with Airport. In 1993, Dhruvam got released, followed by Sainyam in 1994, his debut into Telugu cinema was in 1994 through Angarakshugudu, starring Rajashekhar and Meena Durairaj in leading roles. In 1997 Joshiy brought out Bhoopathi. Joshiy joined with Renji Panicker for Pathram in 1999, both being huge hits. In middle, Joshiy did Vazhunnor. Joshiy's next two films were Dubai in 2001 which bombed at the box office, he took a break after these flops.
In 2004, Joshiy made a comeback with Runway, this time Dileep in the leading role, it was the second highest grosser of the year, was followed by Maambazhakkaalam. Naran released in 2005 starring Mohanlal was blockbuster, followed by Lion in 2006, his next films included July 4 followed by Nasrani and Janmam. In 2008 he directed Twenty:20 bringing together many stars, it was followed by Robinhood in 2009. Christian Brothers released in 2011, a multi-star film with Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi, Sarath Kumar and Dileep was a blockbuster. In 2012 he directed, it was followed in the lead. In 2015 Joshiy directed Lailaa O Lailaa. Joshi on IMDb
V. K. Sreeraman
Vettiyattil Krishnan Sreeraman is a Malayalam film actor, writer, TV anchor and social worker. He was born into a middle-class family at Cheruvathani village near Kunnamkulam, situated in Thrissur district of Kerala, his father V. C. Krishnan worked in Ceylon as a Hotel Manager while his mother Bhargavi Krishnan was a teacher by profession, he had his education from Vaduthala Upper Primary School, St. George High School Thozhiyoor, Government Higher Secondary School Kunnamkulam and College of Fine Arts, Thrissur, he is married to Geetha His acting career started with one of India's greatest filmmaker G. Aravindan in his internationally acclaimed film Thampu, he made his appearance in the mini screen through "Natarangu" a discussion program in Asianet and "Natukootam" in Kairali Channel. He is the anchor of'Sreeramante Veritta Kazhchakal' program in Kairali Channel where he introduces people from different walks of live whose life experiences are a learning for others and influence the thinking of society.
His unique style in writing makes him different from his peers. He acted in many Malayalam movies. On 27 May 2018, Sreeraman's fake obituary was made in social media, went viral, until Sreeraman himself came to prove that he is still alive and well. SerialAvasthantharangal Kadamattathu Kathanar Krishnakripasagaram Swami Ayyappan Kayamkulam kochunniyude makanAs hostSreeramante verittakazhchakal - Anchor Nattarangu Nattukoottam Bahumukha Prathibha -Flowers TV awards 2017 for verittakazhchakal V. K. Sreeraman on IMDb V K Sreeraman at MSI