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Name: Murali
DOB: May 25,1954
Birth Place: Kollam,Kerala, India
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No of Movies: 6


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Sangamithra 14-Jan-2018
Kolaiyuthir Kaalam 29-Dec-2017
1818 08-Dec-2017
8 Thottakkal 01-Dec-2017
Oru Mugathirai 28-Nov-2017

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Other Works:

Became a thorough professional with the movie Aadhavan(2001).

Height:

5.70 in Feet Inches

Full Biography of Actor Murali

Murali (Malayalam:25 May 1954 – 6 August 2009) was an Indian film, stage, and television actor and author. He mainly appeared in Malayalam and Tamil films. He won the National Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of a communist freedom fighter and professional weaver in the film Neythukaran (2002). Regarded by film critics as one of the greatest actors in Indian cinema, he was known for his powerful portrayal of character roles, lead roles, and negative roles. His last film was Aadhavan.

Murali started his film career playing villain roles and soon turned into a character actor. The 1992 film Aadhaaram, in which he played the lead role, gave a 'break' to his career.The film was well received in the box office and Murali ascended to the status of a star in Malayalam film, which he enjoyed for a couple of years. Besides acting, he was the chairman of the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy from 2006 until his death. He also authored five books, and was also a Sangeetha Nataka Academy award winner. He contested the 1999 Lok Sabha polls as a communist candidate without success. He was also the Director of the CPI(M) promoted television company Malayalam Communications, which runs Malayalam TV channels Kairali TV, People TV and WE TV.

Murali was born on 25 May 1954 as the first of five children to P. Krishna Pillai and K. Devaki Amma at Kudavattoor, Kollam, Kerala, India.

He has four siblings, Harikumar, Ravikumar, Sudha and Raji. He did his schooling from Kudavattoor L. P. School and Thrikannamangalam S. K. V. High School. He passed the pre-degree from M.G. College, Thiruvananthapuram and his Degree from Devaswom Board College, Sasthamkotta. He was an active member of the Students Federation of India. He took an Ll. B degree from the Thiruvananthapuram Law Academy. After studies, he worked for some years as Lower Division Clerk in the Department of Health, Government of Kerala and as Upper Division Clerk in the office of Kerala University. He was married to Mini and has a daughter Karthika.

Murali debuted in films with the lead role in Njattadi, directed by Bharath Gopi. But the film was never released. He then got chance to act in Chidambaram, directed by the National Award-winning filmmaker Aravindan. He then acted in Meenamasathile Sooryan and Panchagni, directed by Lenin Rajendran and Hariharan, respectively. Panchagni got released first and it gave him the break in his acting career. He soon established himself as a powerful actor in the Malayalam film industry. Aadhaaram, directed by George Kittu, was the first film to be released with Murali in a lead role. He acted in a variety of roles, ranging from lead roles to villain roles, and won accolades. Some of his other notable films include Nee Ethra Dhanya, Dhanam, The King, Pathram, Chakoram, Veeralippattu, Achan Kombathu Amma Varambathu, Meenamasathile Sooryan, Swarnam, Kaarunyam and The Truth.

Murali acted in the longest TV commercial ever on Indian TV, spanning 150 seconds. This was for Air Deccan in 2005.

Murali was actively involved with Natyagriham, a drama venture started by actor Narendra Prasad. Murali won critical acclaim for his portrayal of Ravana in the Malayalam play Lanka Lakshmi, which was based on C. N. Sreekantan Nair's novel of the same name.

He was also associated with G. Sankara Pillai in doing theatre plays.

Murali authored five books. His book on Kumaranasan, Abhinethavum Asante Kavithayum (Actor and Asan's Poetry) won him the Sangeetha Nataka Academy award. One of his other critically acclaimed books was Abhinyathinte Rasathanthram (Chemistry of Acting).

Murali contested the 1999 Lok Sabha polls from the Alappuzha constituency as a Left Democratic Front candidate, but lost to V. M. Sudheeran of Indian National Congress.

Murali died in Thiruvananthapuram on 6 August 2009 at the age of 55, due to acute diabetes which led to a heart attack at 8.20 PM IST. He was cremated with full state honours at his home in Aruvikkara, which he had bought some years prior to his death.

News About Murali

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    [2018-06-23 14:12:00]
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  • Ghajinikanth gets 'U'
    [2018-05-31 15:11:00]
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  • Arya is amazing: Sayeesha
    [2018-05-30 18:43:00]
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    [2018-04-29 09:27:00]
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  • Atharvaa's hard work for Boomerang
    [2018-03-29 16:15:00]
    Atharvaa Murali plays the lead in Boomerang that ios directed by Kannan. Atharvaa Murali will...
  • Kamal’s Kaaki Sattai to re-release 30 March
    [2018-03-26 10:26:00]
    Kamal Haasan’s yesteryear blockbuster Kaaki Sattai is all set for a re-release in digital ...
  • Malluwood girl is Rajeev Menon's heroine
    [2018-03-15 18:37:00]
    Aparna Balamurali, who acted in Malayalam blockbuster Maheshinte Prathikaram...
  • 'Ghajinikanth is a family drama'
    [2018-02-20 19:21:00]
    Santhosh Jayakumar, who made a name for himself directing an adult comedy Hara Hara Maha...
  • What the latest in Kaala?
    [2018-02-08 21:15:00]
    Music composer Santhosh Narayanan collaborated with director Pa Ranjith for Kabali. ...
  • Rajinikanth to start dubbing for Kaala
    [2018-01-21 17:08:00]
    Actor Rajinikanth, who recently announced his foray to politics. Has begun dubbing for his much-awaited movie Kaala. The dubbing...

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