Death Date: 15/07/2022
Age: 69 Years
Hometown: Trivandrum, Kerala
|Other name||Pratap Pothan LinkedIn- Pratap Pothan|
|Profession(s)||Actor, Filmmaker, Scriptwriter, Producer|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
|Debut||Film (Malayalam; As an actor): Aaravam (1978) as Kokkarakko
Film (Tamil; As an actor): Azhiyadha Kolangal (1979) as Indumathi's husband
Film (Telugu; As an actor): Aakali Rajyam (1981) as Pratap
Film (Hindi; As an actor): Guru (2007) as K. R. Menon I.A.S.
Film (Tamil; As a director): Meendum Oru Kaathal Kathai (1985)
Film (Malayalam; As a director): Rithubhedam (1987)
Film (Tamil; As a writer): Solla Thudikuthu Manasu (1988)
TV (Tamil; As an actor): Naalaya Iyakkunar (2009) in a supporting role; aired on Kalaignar TV
|Awards||• 1979: Filmfare Award South for Best Actor (Malayalam) for Thakara
• 1984: National Film Award for Best Debut Film of a Director for the film Meendum Oru Kaathal Kathai (Tamil)
• 1987: Filmfare Award South for Best Director (Malayalam) for Rithubhedam
• 2012: South Indian International Movie Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role (Malayalam) for 22 Female Kottayam
• 2012: Vanitha Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for Ayalum Njanum Thammil (Malayalam)
• 2013: Asianet Film Award for Special Jury Mention for acting for Idukki Gold (Malayalam)
• 2014: Kerala State Film Award for Special Jury Award for acting for Once Upon a Time There was a Kallan (Malayalam)
|Date of Birth||13 August 1952 (Wednesday)|
|Date of Death||15 July 2022|
|Place of Death||His apartment in Kilpauk, Chennai|
|Age (at the time of death)||69 Years|
|Death Cause||He died in his sleep. The Hindu|
|School||The Lawrence School, Lovedale, Tamil Nadu|
|College/University||Madras Christian College, Chennai|
|Educational Qualification||BA in Economics (1972) LinkedIn- Pratap Pothen|
|Religious Views||Agnostic Facebook- Pratap Pothen|
|Food Habit||Non-vegetarian Facebook- Pratap Pothen|
|Relationships & More|
|Marital Status (at the time of death)||Divorced|
|Marriage Date||• First Marriage- Year 1985
• Second Marriage- Year 1990
|Wife/Spouse||• First Wife- Raadhika Sarathkumar (actress and producer; m.1985-div. 1986)
• Second Wife- Amala Satyanath (general manager with Tata group in Mumbai; m. 1990-div. 2012)
|Children||Daughter- Keya (from his second wife Amala Satyanath)
|Parents||Father- Kolathinkal Pothan (businessman)
Mother- Name Not Known
|Siblings||He had five siblings. His elder brothers' names are Hari Pothen (film producer) and Mohan Pothen. One of his sisters' name is Devi Pothen.
Some Lesser Known Facts About Pratap Pothen
- Pratap Pothen was an Indian actor, director, scriptwriter, producer, and filmmaker. He worked in more than 100 South Indian films.
- He was born and brought up in Chennai.
- In his school days, he used to participate in various painting competitions. While he was studying in college, he started participating in theatre plays. From there he developed an interest in acting.
- After completing his graduation, he started working as a copywriter with an ad agency in Mumbai. He then joined a few other ad agencies like Sistas agency and Hindustan Thompson.
- Later, he joined the theatre group The Madras Players, and he performed in various theatre plays like Androcles and the Lion. The South Indian filmmaker Bharathan spotted him in one of Pratap’s theatre plays and offered him a role in the Malayalam film ‘Aaravam’ (1978).
- He acted in various Malayalam films like ‘Thakara’ (1979), ‘Chamaram’ (1980), ‘Sindoora Sandhyakku Mounam’ (1982), ‘Once Upon A Time There Was A Kallan’ (2014), and ‘Forensic’ (2020).
- Some of his Tamil films as an actor are ‘Ilamai Kolam’ (1980), ‘Kudumbam Oru Kadambam’ (1981), ‘Echchil Iravugal’ (1982), ‘Aayirathil Oruvan’ (2010), and ‘Kamali From Nadukkaveri’ (2021).
- He also appeared in a few Telugu films such as ‘Kanchana Ganga’ (1984), ‘Justice Chakravarthy’ (1984), ‘Chukkallo Chandrudu’ (2006), ‘Yevade Subramanyam’ (2015), and ‘Veedevadu’ (2017).
- Pratap worked as a writer and director in a few films like ‘Jeeva’ (1988), ‘My Dear Marthandan’ (1990), ‘Magudam’ (1992), ‘Seevalaperi Pandi’ (1994), and ‘Lucky Man’ (1995).
- He owned an ad agency “Green Apple” and under his agency, he directed TV commercials for MRF Tyres and Nippo.
- Pratap Pothen was often spotted smoking cigarettes.
- He used to drink alcohol at parties and events.
- He was an avid animal lover and had a pet dog.
- Pratap’s favourite quote was,
Where there is no wind. Row!!!”
- On 15 July 2022, he passed away at his residence in Chennai. uring a media conversation, the famous Indian actor Kamal Hassan mourned Pratap’s death and said,
I have seen how he was also adept at directing fast-paced movies when he directed ‘Vetrivizha’. My condolences.”