Birth Place :Chalakudy, Kerala
Born : January 1, 1971
Occupation :Film Actor, Playback Singer
Height :1.78 m
Spouse :Nimmy Mani
Parents :Chenathunad Kunnisseri Veettil Raman
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Kalabhavan Mani is a South Indian actor and singer. He began his career in Malayalam film industry, later he became a busy artist in Tamil and Telugu industry, especially in villain roles. Although he began his career as a comedian, Mani proved his versatility roles such as serious actor, heroic and villain. He has acted in a number of Malayalam and Tamil films. He proved his acting talent in Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum, in which he plays a blind street singer. He has won National Film Awards and Kerala state film award in 1999 for Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum.
He started his career as a mimicry artist in Kalabhavan, Kochi. He started his acting career in the Malayalam film Aksharam as an auto rickshaw driver. Since then, he has acted in several movies as a comedian. His first serious role was in Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum. He has acted in more than 80 films in Malayalam and more than 20 in Tamil.
He is also a professional playback singer and a singer of Nadan Paattu (folk songs). His first album was Kannimanga Prayathil. Mani has since established a parallel industry of ‘Nadan Pattukal’, selling a record number of releases. He has released a few religious songs and Mappila Pattukal.
Mani’s career started portraying comedic roles primarily in Malayalam films; he later shifted to serious roles. Eventually he became popular all across South India portraying negative characters in an unusual style. Despite all the popularity, Mani is known for his down-to-earth personality and for providing humanitarian aid to people in need.
National Film Awards:
2000 – Special Jury Award – Vasantiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njanum
Kerala State Film Awards:
1999 – Special Jury Award – Vasantiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njanum
2002 – Best Villan (Tamil) – Gemini
Asianet Film Awards:
1999 – Best Actor Award – Vasantiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njanum
2007 – Best Actor in a Villain Role – Chotta Mumbai
2008 – Vanitha Chandrika Award for Best Villain – Chotta Mumbai
Jaihind TV Award:
2010 – Special Jury Award
2014 Bharat Gopi Fountation Award
It was reported that two forest officials were assaulted allegedly by actor Kalabhavan Mani at Kannankuzhi, near Athirappilly, on Tuesday night (14-May-2013). Range officer U.G. Ramesan and beat forester P. Raveendran sustained injuries on the chest, hands, legs and eyes. The forest officials said that Mani was inebriated. On December 2013, a complaint was lodged against actor Kalabhavan Mani for misbehaving towards customs officials of the Nedumbassery Airport. It has been alleged that the actor, who reached from Kuwait, misbehaved during customs checking. The customs said the actor threw the bangle which he was wearing when asked whether it was gold. Later the Customs sources said the CCTV footage of Nov 28, 2013 when he went abroad was examined and it was found that he was wearing the bangle. Hence, he was asked to deposit Rs 5,000 as redemption fine and Rs 2,000 as penalty. The matter was adjudicated by Deputy Commissioner Saz Navaz and the bangle released.