|Other name||Mamukka Instagram – Mamukoya|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
|Hair Colour||Black (semi-bald)|
|Debut||Film (Malayalam): Anyarude Bhoomi (1979) in a cameo role
Film (Tamil): Arangetra Velai (1990) in a cameo role
Film (French): Flammen im Paradies (1997) as Joseph
|Awards||• 2004: Kerala State Film Award- Special Jury Mention for the Malayalam film Perumazhakkalam
• 2004: Kerala Film Critics Association Award- Second Best Actor for the Malayalam film Perumazhakkalam
• 2008: Kerala State Film Award- Best Comedian for the Malayalam film Innathe Chintha Vishayam
• 2008: Jaihind TV Award- Best Comedy Artist for the Malayalam film Innathe Chintha Vishayam
• 2009: Jaihind TV Award- Kala Ratnam Award for various films
• 2012: Asiavision Award- Best Supporting Actor for the Malayalam films Molly Aunty Rocks! and Vellaripravinte Changathi
• 2020: Kerala Film Critics Association Award- Chalachitra Prathibha Award for various films
|Date of Birth||5 July 1946 (Friday)|
|Birthplace||Pallikkandi, Malabar District, Madras Presidency, British India (now Kozhikode, Kerala, India)|
|Date of Death||26 April 2023|
|Place of Death||A private hospital in Kozhikode, Kerala|
|Age (at the time of death)||76 Years|
|Death Cause||Brain Haemorrhage The Free Press Journal|
|School(s)||• Elementary School in Pallikandi
• GVHSS Kuttichira Senior Secondary School in Kuttichira
• MM High School in Kozhikode
|Religion||Islam The South First|
|Relationships & More|
|Marital Status (at the time of death)||Married|
|Marriage Date||4 June 1972|
|Children||Son(s)- Muhammed Nizar (actor) and Abdul Rasheed
Daughter- Nadiya Mamukkoya and Shahitha Mamukkoya
|Parents||Father- Chalikandiyil Muhammed (Mammad)
Mother- Imbachi Ayisha
Some Lesser Known Facts About Mamukkoya
- Mamukkoya was an Indian actor, who played comic roles and supporting roles in more than 450 Malayalam films. He is the first actor to receive State Award for Best Comedian in Malayalam cinema. Live Mint
- During his school days, he participated in stage plays and from there, he started developing an interest in acting.
- Mamukkoya (also known as Mamukoya) started playing football while studying in school. He used to play football even in his older days.
- After completing his school, he started working at a timber yard in Kallayi, to support his family financially. He also used to sell mud and moringa leaves & sticks. However, he was inclined towards acting, so, he used to work at a timber yard in the day and did stage plays at night. He also joined a cultural troupe named Saigal Arts Productions.
- Mamukkoya once shared that in his childhood, his family’s financial condition was not good. He said that even on his wedding day, he did not have shoes to wear. He had to borrow shoes from one of his friends. Mathrubhumi
- After performing in various Malayalam theatre plays, he started getting offers of Malayalam films.
- He appeared in many Malayalam films such as ‘Sanmanassullavarkku Samadhanam’ (1986), ‘Pattanapravesham’ (1988), ‘Gajakesariyogam’ (1990), ‘Mullavalliyum Thenmavum’ (2003), ‘Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham’ (2021), and ‘Kuruthi’ (2021).
- He did a few Tamil films such as ‘Kasu’ (2006) and ‘Cobra’ (2022).
- Apart from films, he also acted in various Malayalam TV serials such as ‘Manasi’ (Doordarshan), ‘Cinemala’ (1993; Asianet), ‘Santhanagopalam’ (2005; Asianet), and ‘Akkare Ikkare’ (2009; Asianet).
- In 2012, his animated character’s Malayalam TV series named ‘Gafoor Ka Dosth’ was aired on Jeevan TV.
- He also appeared in a few Malayalam short films like ‘Al Moidu’ by Zakeen TV and ‘Funeral of Native Son’ by Bodhi Silent Scape.
- In 2013, he was featured in the Malayalam music video ‘Native Bappa’ by Mappila Lahala.
- In 2018, he made a few Dubsmash videos which gained immense popularity.
- He was also known for using the Mappila Muslim dialect in his films in a unique style.
- He was good friends with Vaikom Muhammad Basheer (writer), S. K. Pottekkatt (writer), and M. S. Baburaj (music composer).
- After the demolition of Babri Masjid, he was invited by a few Congress leaders to campaign for their candidate for local body elections in Wayanad, Kerala. However, when he was invited on stage to support a Congress candidate, he asked people not to vote for Congress, as he believed that it was the Congress leaders’ decision to demolish Babri Masjid. This came as a shock to the Congress leaders present there. Mamukkoya then said that he would only speak whatever he felt was right. According to the sources, political parties avoided inviting him for campaigning after that incident. The South First
- He was actively involved in various social campaigns. He used to talk about unity among various communities. In an event, he even questioned the concepts of haram and halal in Islam. The New Indian Express He said,
In Islam, photography was considered haram, but when passports became mandatory to visit the holy place of Hajj, it became halal. Who decides this what should be included and what not?”
- On 24 April 2023, he suffered a heart attack while he was in Wandoor in Malappuram, Kerala, to inaugurate a sevens’ football tournament. He was immediately rushed to a nearby private hospital. After being hospitalised for two days, he died of a brain haemorrhage. On his demise, the Governor of Kerala Arif Mohammed Khan shared his grief through his Twitter account. He tweeted,
Heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of noted actor Sri #Mamukkoya who acted in 450 films. His natural humour, Malabar accent and rural touch in acting endeared him to viewers. May his soul rest in peace.”
- After his demise, an Indian sculptor named Unni Kanayi shared that Mamukkoya’s last wish was to build a large sculptor of Karinthandan, a martyr from Wayanad for which Mamukkoya had contacted Unni. Mathrubhumi