O. Madhavan

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A. Madhavan
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A. Madhavan

Died19 Aug 2005
ChildrenMukesh, Sandhya and Jayashree
AwardsKerala State Film Award for Best Actor
Sayahnam (2000)

A. Madhavan (1922 – 19 August 2005) was an Indian theatre director and actor.[1] He was one of the founding members of the Communist Party of India in Kerala, he is considered as one of the great masters of the theatre; he has made major contributions for the evolution of theatre in Kerala. He was the founder of the renowned drama company Kalidasa Kala Kendram, he won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor in 2000 for his role in the film Sayahnam


His wife, Vijayakumari, is an actress herself and his son Mukesh is an actor, he also has two daughters, Sandhya Rajendran and Jayasree. Sandhya's Husband, E.A.Rajendran is also a film and television actor, his grandson Divyadarshan is also an upcoming actor in Malayalam and other south Indian cinema.[2]



  1. Kalam Marunnu (1955)
  2. Viyarppinte Vila (1962)
  3. Doctor (1963)
  4. Kattupookkal (1965) .... Lonachan
  5. Oru Sundariyude Kadha (1972)
  6. Sayahnam (2000)


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