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Kunchacko Boban


Kunchacko Boban born 2 November1976 is an Indian film actor and producer who appears in Malayalam films He is the grandson of producer Kunchacko, who established the film production studio Udaya Pictures

Kunchacko Boban made his acting debut in Fazil's Aniyathipraavu 1997, which turned out to be a blockbuster and made him into an overnight superstar He became a popular lead star in the late 1990s with successful films such as Mayilpeelikkavu 1998, Nakshatratharattu 1998 and Niram 1999 He continued his success with Dhosth 2001, Swapnakoodu 2003 and Kasthooriman 2003 After a few commercial failures, his career took a setback in the mid-2000s He made a comeback with Gulumaal 2009, which was well received Later, he went on to act in successful films such as Elsamma Enna Aankutty 2010, Traffic 2011, Seniors 2011, Ordinary 2012, Romans 2013, Pullipulikalum Aattinkuttiyum 2013, How Old Are You 2014 and Vettah 2016 Kunchacko Boban was awarded the Special Mention for his performance in Ee Snehatheerathu at the 2004 Kerala State Film Awards

Contents

  • 1 Career
  • 2 2008 to Present
  • 3 Personal life
  • 4 Filmography
  • 5 Awards
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

Career

Kunchacko Boban, son of actor, director Boban Kunchacko and grandson of Kunchacko, was introduced into the Malayalam film industry by versatile director Fazil His debut movie Aniathipravu 1997, co-starring Shalini, and directed by Fazil was a blockbuster Kunchacko Boban's performance as Sudhi, the lead character got him good reception across young audiences and the family crowd The Kunchacko Boban- Shalini pair was considered as a lucky pair in the late nineties Following the success of Aniathipravu, Kunchacko Boban was cast in movies such as Nakshathrathaarattu, Mayilpeelikkavu and Niram 1999 Niram was one of the biggest grossers of 1999 Songs of Niram are still very popular His performance in the hit movies Kasthuriman and Swapnakoodu was also appreciated by critics

He played a cameo in Fazil's Harikrishnans, which marked the reunion of Mohanlal and Mammootty after 9 years Then came Chandamama, an average film at the box office, and he went on to do Ingane Oru Nilapakshi, Prem Poojari, Sahayathrikakku Snehapoorvam etc

After Niram, Dosth and Narendran Makan Jayakanthan Vaka, his next films included Kasthooriman and Swapnakkoodu The movie Ee Snehatheerathu earned him a Special Jury Award at the 2004 Kerala State Film Awards

Kunchacko has been fortunate to work with ace directors such as Fazil, Kamal, Hariharan, Sathyan Anthikadu, Siby Malayil, Lohithadas, Laljose, Roshan Andrews, Rajesh Pillai, DrBiju etc Many leading heroines such as Asin, Namitha Pramod, Sneha, Ann Augustine and Mamta Kulkarni made their debut in Malayalam with Kunchako Boban In 2005, after his marriage, he took a break from movies since few of his last movies were not doing well at the box office

2008 to Present

Kunchako Boban returned to films in 2008 with a special appearance in a song in Twenty:20 and later acted in Shafi's LollyPop His real comeback was through the movie Gulumal, directed by popular Ad filmmaker and director VK Prakash, which was a surprise hit at the box office Gulumal was followed by a string of super-hit movies which established him as one of the most successful actors of the last decade He played lead role in blockbuster movies such as Mummy & Me, Sakudumbam Shyamala and Lal Jose's Elsamma Enna Aankutty In 2011, he played the central character in the super-hit movie Traffic The film's success and wide critical acclaim played a key in the trend that followed in Malayalam cinema, dubbed "New generation movies" This was followed by Seniors, Three Kings, Sevens and Doctor Love He won the Youth Icon award at hjkAsianet Film Awards In 2012, he was featured in three films, Spanish Masala, Ordinary and Mallu Singh Ordinary had 10,000 showings in theatres before reaching the 50-day mark and grossed over ₹10 crore US$16M, €12M, or £1M as of October 2013 His 2013 works included Romans, another box office block buster and 3 Dots God for Sale: Bhakthi Prasthanam and Pullipulikalum Aattinkuttiyum were directed by Lal Jose "Jamnapyaari" 2015, "Madhura Naaranga" 2015, "Vettah" 2016, "Valleem Thetti Pulleem Thetti" 2016 and "School Bus" 2016 are his latest releases

In the earlier stages of his career, Kunchacko Boban had a chocolate boy image But he made a complete makeover with his comeback He proved his versatility as an actor by doing roles which had humour, negative shades and seriousness Kunchacko Boban has been also part of many parallel movies such as Valiya Chirakulla Pakshikal, Kadhaveedu and Ee Snehatheerathu Valiya Chirakulla Pakshikal, directed by Dr Biju, was an eye opener on Endosulphan affected Northern Kerala villages The film was screened at United Nations and was also selected for many world famous film festivals including Toronto Film Festival, New York Indian Film Festival and International Film Festival of India Valiya Chirakulla Pakshikal bagged the national award for Best Film made on environment preservation

In 2016, he revamped Udaya Pictures, the iconic production house of Malayalam Kochauvva Paulo Ayyappa Coelho marked his debut as a producer under the banner Udaya Pictures The movie was a hit at the box office

Personal life

Kunchacko was born in a Syro-Malabar Catholic family at Alappuzha, Kerala He is the grandson of film producer Kunchacko of the erstwhile Udaya Studios, the first film studio in Kerala His father, Boban Kunchacko was also an actor, Director and producer who acted in a few films produced by Udaya, and his mother Molly is a housewife He has two younger sisters, Anu and Mini Boban Kunchacko later ventured into direction with the films Palattu Kunhikkannan, Sanchari and Aazhi Kunchacko Boban is also the grandnephew of Navodaya Appachan of the Navodaya Studios Kunchakko boban is a relative of jijo punnose, He also director of some movies like my dear kuttichathan, padyottam, etc

Kunchako Boban married Priya Ann Samuel on 2 April 2005 at Little Flower Catholic Church, Ernakulam

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1981 Dhanya as child artist
1997 Aniyathipravu Sudhish Kumar Debut movie
1998 Mayilpeelikkavu Krishnanunni, Manu
1998 Harikrishnans Sudarshanan Extended cameo role
1998 Nakshathrathaarattu Sunil
1999 Mazhavillu Mahesh Menon
1999 Chandamama Unni
1999 Prem Poojari Prem Jacob
1999 Niram Abey
2000 Priyam Benny
2000 Ingane Oru Nilapakshi Charlie
2000 Sathyam Sivam Sundaram Chandrahasan
2000 Sahayathrikakku Snehapoorvam Saji
2001 Dosth Vijay
2001 Narendra Makan Jayakanthan Vaka Jayakanthan
2002 Snehithan Joji
2002 Thillana Thillana Himself Cameo appearance
2002 Puthooramputhri Unniyarcha Aromalunni
2002 Kalyanaraman Unni
2003 Mullavalliyum Thenmavum Shelly
2003 Kasthoorimann Sajan Joseph Alukka
2003 Swapnam Kondu Thulabharam Aniyan Kuttan
2003 Swapnakoodu Deepu Narayan
2003 Mayamohithachandran Chandran
2004 Jalothsavam Alackal Chandran
2004 Ee Snehatheerathu Vishwanathan Kerala State Special Jury Award
2005 Iruvattam Manavaatti Doctor
2005 Junior Senior Kichu
2005 Five Fingers Manu
2005 Hridayathil Sookshikkan Sreenath
2006 Kilukkam Kilukilukkam Roy
2008 Twenty:20 Guest appearance in song
2008 LollyPop Abey
2009 Gulumal: The Escape Ravi Varma
2010 Mummy & Me Rahul
2010 Sakudumbam Shyamala Akash
2010 Elsamma Enna Aankutty Unnikrishnan Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Malayalam
2010 Oridathoru Postman Reghu Nandan
2010 Four Friends Suriya
2010 Traffic Dr Abel Thariyan
2011 Makeup Man Himself Cameo Appearance
2011 Race Dr Abey John
2011 Seniors Rex Immanuel
2011 Three Kings Ramanunni Raja
2011 Sevenes Shyam
2011 Doctor Love Vinayachandran
2011 Sandwich Sai
2012 Spanish Masala Rahul
2012 Ordinary Iravikuttan Pillai
2012 Mallu Singh Ani
2012 101 Weddings Krishnankutty
2012 Poppins Major Prathap Varma
2013 Romans Akash / Fr Paul
2013 3 Dots Vishnu
2013 God for Sale: Bhakthi Prasthanam Prasannan Nair/Poornanada Swami
2013 Pullipulikalum Aattinkuttiyum Adu Gopan
2013 Kadhaveedu Raj Karthik
2013 Vishudhan Fr Sunny
2014 Konthayum Poonoolum Krishnan
2014 Polytechnic Pauly
2014 Law Point AdvSathya
2014 How Old Are You Rajeev
2014 Bhaiyya Bhaiyya Babumon
2014 Cousins Sam
2015 Chirakodinja Kinavukal ThayyalkaranTailor/UK KaranNRI
2015 Madhura Naranga Jeevan
2015 Jamna Pyari Vassoottan
2015 Lord Livingstone 7000 Kandi Philipose John Varkey
2015 Rajamma at yahoo Michael Rajamma
2015 Valiya Chirakulla Pakshikal Photographer
2016 Vettah Melvin
2016 Valliyum Thetti Pulliyum Thetti Vinayan
2016 Shajahanum Pareekuttiyum Pranav
2016 School Bus SI Gopakumar
2016 Kochauvva Paulo Ayyappa Coelho Kochauvva Also producer
2017 Take Off Shaheed
2017 Ramante Eden Thottam Ram Menon
2017 Varnyathil Aashanka Koutta Sivan
2018 Shikkari Shambu Shambu Shoot Completed
2018 Poomaram Cameo Post production
2018 Kuttanadan Marpappa TBA Filming
2018 Diwanjimoola Grand Prix TBA Filming
2018 Panchavarna Thathaa TBA Pre Production

Awards

Kerala State Film Awards

  • 2004 - Special Mention for Ee Snehatheerathu

South Indian International Movie Awards

  • 2012 - SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role - Malayalam for Seniors
Asianet Film Awards
  • 2014 – Youth Icon of the Year for various films
  • 2012 – Special Jury Award for Pullipulikalum Aattinkuttiyum, Romans
  • 2011 – Youth Icon of the Year for various films
  • 2010 – Best Star Pair Award with actress Archana Jose Kavi for Mummy & Me

Vanitha Film Awards

  • 2010 - TTK Prestige — Vanitha Film Awards: Best Star Pair Award with actress Archana Jose Kavi for Mummy & Me

Mathrubhumi Film Awards

  • 2010 - Best Star Pair Award with actress Bhama for Sakudumbam Shyamala

Jaihind TV Film Awards

  • 2013 - Popular Actor

References

  1. ^ "Kunchacko Boban Interview" Event occurs at 
  2. ^ a b "Kerala / Kochi News : Around the City" The Hindu 2005-04-03 Retrieved 2013-10-25 
  3. ^ a b "Little Flower Church Elamkulam::Ernakulam - Angamaly Archeparchy :: Syro Malabar Church Parish" Syromalabarchurchin Retrieved 2013-10-25 
  4. ^ "Back in the reckoning" Retrieved June 23, 2016 
  5. ^ : Gayathry 2013-09-28 "Jayasurya And Kunchacko Boban In Locals - Oneindia Entertainment" Entertainmentoneindiain Retrieved 2013-10-25 
  6. ^ Southscope: India's Leading South Film Magazine Southscope pp 17– GGKEY:QS56DBQ1SXG 
  7. ^ "2004 Kerala State Film Award" Retrieved June 23, 2016 
  8. ^ "kunchacko boban" 2011-06-08 Retrieved 2012-08-02 
  9. ^ ""Ordinary" completes 10000 shows - Malayalam Movie News" Indiaglitzcom 2012-05-04 Retrieved 2014-01-25 
  10. ^ Thomas, Pramod 2013-10-16 "A badly made movie built on a weak script" The New Indian Express Retrieved 2013-10-25 
  11. ^ : Gayathry 2013-10-07 "Kunchacko Boban To Romance Namitha Pramod Once Again! - Oneindia Entertainment" Entertainmentoneindiain Retrieved 2013-10-25 
  12. ^ http://keralscom/malayalammovie/23516/kboba/
  13. ^ "Kerala / Kochi News : Traffic thrown out of gear" The Hindu 2005-04-03 Retrieved 2013-10-25 
  14. ^ "13th Ujala Asianet Film Award Winners | Malayalam Television Channels" Keralatvin Retrieved 2012-07-12 
  15. ^ a b "Mammootty, Mamtha win Vanitha Film award" Archived 16 July 2012 at Archiveis Manorama Online February 10, 2011
  16. ^ "Amritha awards for Mammootty, Kavya and T D Dasan" Indiaglitz 2 June 2011 Retrieved 2 June 2011 

External links

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