Thursday, March 7, 2013

VAIKOM MANI

Vaikom Mani was a famous actor of Kerala who hailed from Vaikom of Kottayam District.He was equally popular on stage as well as on silver screen.
He entered acting field at the age of 14.He preferred to act on stage rather than films.



He was a versatile actor who handled all kinds of roles.His debut in to Malayalam films was in the year 1950 with the movie 'Nalla Thanka'.It was Udaya Productions second film after 'Velli Nakshatram'.Several artistes entered in to the industry by that film.It was the debut film of 'Vaikom Mani,Augustine Joseph,Miss Kumari,Miss Omana,S.P.Pillai' etc.
In the same year Vaikom Mani acted in films 'Sthree' and 'Sasidharan'.
In 1951 he could act in a film 'Raktha Bandham' and for a long period  up to 1966 did not act in any films.He was  a very busy actor on stage during those period.In 1965 he presented a role in the film 'Priyathama'.
In the year 1966 he played a role in the film 'Kattumallika' directed by P.Subramanyam.
'Indulekha,Karutha Rathrikal, Lady Doctor,Adhyapika' etc were the films he acted up to 1968.
In 1976 he acted in 'Chottanikkara Amma' directed by Crossbelt Mani and 'Udyana Lakshmi' directed by K.S.Gopalakrishnan.
In 1980 and 82 he acted in two Sreekumaran Thampi films namely 'Ambala Vilakku' and 'Ganam'.



He was father-in-law of Sreekumaran Thampi.

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