Karamana Janardanan Nair was a well known actor who proved his abilities on stage as well as on screen.He belonged to 'Karamana' ward of Trivandrum City and was born on 25 July 1936.
Karamana Janardanan Nair was very active during 80's and 90's and had presented so many unforgettable characters brilliantly well.
Because of his versatile acting ability 'Adoor Gopalakrishnan' who is a world renowned director gave him the protagonist role in his film 'Elipathayam'.
That film which was shown in several International film festival and grabbed several awards boosted the name of Karamana Janardanan Nair also and he
got chances continuously in films later on.
Karamana Janardanan Nair could act in another prestigious film 'Mathilukal' of Adoor Gopalakrishnan in 1990.
Karamana Janardanan Nair could act in all varieties of Character roles and supportive roles.Even in roles of a comedy touch he was nice in several films of 'Sathyan Anthikkad' as the role in 'Pattana Pravesam'.In that film in which Mohan Lal acted in lead role 'Karamana' presented the role as a rich smuggler.
Director Sathyan Anthikkad utilized him for some of his other films such as ' Mazhavil Kavady, Sasneham, Kalikkalam, Ardham,Ponmuttayidunna Tharavu' etc also.
In the film 'Sphadikam' directed by 'Bhadran' in 95 'Karamana' presented the role as Fr.Ottaplakkan which received much accolades.His last role was as Fr.Paulose in the film F.I.R.
He was able to act in 'Ammayane Sathyam' of director 'Balachandra Menon'
and films 'Kizhakkunarum Pakshi and Agnidevan' of Venu Nagavally.
He presented excellent roles in films like 'Dasaratham, His Highness Abdulla,Mudra' etc of director 'Sibi Malayil'.
His roles in films 'Janam' of 'Viji Thampi' and 'Jandhipathyam' of K.Madhu were also well noted.
Director P.Padmarajan gave him a fantastic role in his wonderful film 'Thinkalazcha Nalla Divasam'.
His role in the film 'Aadharam' of 'George Kithu' will also be ever remembered.
This great actor left us on 24 April 2000.
Malappuram Haji Mahanaya Joji
His Highness Abdulla
January Oru Orma
Thinkalazcha Nalla Divasam