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Vijayaraghavan Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Profession: Actor
Age: 71 Years
Father: N. N. Pillai

Vijayaraghavan

Bio/Wiki
Full nameNarayanapillai Vijayaraghavan
ProfessionActor
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Career
DebutFilm
• Malayalam: Kaapalika (1973) as 'Babu'
A poster of the film 'Kaapalika' (1973)
• Tamil: Arangetra Velai (1990) as 'Pakki Ram'
A poster of the film 'Arangetra Velai' (1990)
Awards2015: Asianet Film Award for Honour Special Jury

2019: Asianet Film Award for Best Character Actor for the film ‘Porinju Mariam Jose’

2022: Film award of Valikunnam Nattupacha Kala Cultural Forum
29 December 2022: Vijayaraghavan receiving the film award of Valikunnam Nattupacha Kala Cultural Forum from K. M. Dharmaman
Personal Life
Date of Birth20 December 1951 (Thursday)
Age (as of 2022) 71 Years
BirthplaceKuala Lumpur, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia)
Zodiac signSagittarius
NationalityIndian
SchoolGovernment Higher Secondary School Kudamaloor, Kerala
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Family
Wife/SpouseAnitha Vijayaraghavan (also known as Suma)
Vijayaraghavan with his family
ChildrenSon- 2
• Jinadevan (businessman)
• Devadevan (works in the South Indian film industry)

Note: Image is in Wife/Spouse's section.
ParentsFather- N. N. Pillai (playwright, actor, theatre director, orator, screenplay writer, and lyricist)
Mother- Chinnamma (also called Kalyanikutti Amma) (homemaker)
Vijayaraghavan's (extreme right) childhood picture with his family
Note: His father held the position of Commanding Officer in Subhas Chandra Bose's Indian National Army's Field Propaganda Unit.
SiblingsSister- 2
• Sulochana
• Renuka

Note: Image is in parents' section.
Style Quotient
Car CollectionVijayaraghavan boasts an eclectic array of vehicles from various manufacturers such as Audi and Toyota, including models like the Fortuner and Innova. In an interview, he expressed his fondness for automobiles and revealed that among his extensive collection, he holds the Toyota Fortuner in high regard for its supreme comfort.

Vijayaraghavan

Some Lesser Known Facts About Vijayaraghavan

  • Vijayaraghavan is an Indian actor who predominantly works in Malayalam-language films. His appearance in the supporting role in films like ‘Venicile Vyapari’ (2011), ‘Ramaleela’ (2017), ‘Punyalan Private Limited’ (2017), and ‘Kammara Sambhavam’ (2018) captivated audiences and garnered acclaim.
  • After debuting in the Malayalam film industry, also known as Mollywood, with the film ‘Kaapalika’ (1973), which was based on his father’s play of the same name, Vijayaraghavan appeared as ‘Ananthan’ in the neo-noir action thriller film ‘New Delhi’ in 1987. His appearance in the film garnered widespread acclaim from audiences and marked a significant turning point in his journey in Malayalam cinema.
  • His ascent to fame accelerated when he played the antagonist ‘Ramji Rao’ in the 1989 Malayalam-language comedy-thriller film ‘Ramji Rao Speaking.’ This defining role solidified his standing in the industry, making him a sought-after actor in the Mollywood cinema. The film’s success was so resounding that it inspired remakes in several languages: ‘Hera Pheri’ (2000) in Hindi, ‘Dhanalakshmi, I Love You’ (2002) in Telugu, and ‘Trin Trin’ (2004) in Kannada.

    Vijayaraghavan (as Ramji Rao) in a still from the film ‘Ramji Rao Speaking’ (1989)

    Vijayaraghavan (as Ramji Rao) in a still from the film ‘Ramji Rao Speaking’ (1989)

  • In 2023, he appeared as a 100 years old man named Ittoop in the film ‘Pookkaalam,’ and in the same year, he appeared in the comedy film ‘Neymar.’

    Vijayaraghavan (as Ittoop) in a still from the film ‘Pookkaalam’ (2023)

    Vijayaraghavan (as Ittoop) in a still from the film ‘Pookkaalam’ (2023)

  • Vijayaraghavan also starred in a few television soap operas, which include Kairali TV’s ‘Crime Branch’ and Surya TV’s ‘Kavyanjali’ and ‘Snehatheeram.’
  • In addition to his appearances in films and daily soap operas, Vijayaraghavan has showcased his acting skills in some theatrical productions as well.
  • He has often expressed a penchant for challenging roles in various interviews, yet he acknowledges an unease with romance and dance sequences. Vijayaraghavan, in an interview, reminisced about his early acting days, reflecting on the simplicity and lack of sophistication in the romantic scenes he was asked to perform. Such roles were outside his comfort zone, primarily because his perception of romance deviated from these conventional portrayals. [1]The New Indian Express
  • In an interview, Vijayaraghavan shared his perspective on drawing inspiration from other actors. He stressed the importance of maintaining his own unique style and avoiding blind imitation, fearing it could hinder his creativity. While recalling his early theatre days, he shared how he would often mimic renowned actors like Dharmendra, Dev Anand, and Kamal Haasan and his father would ask him not to do so. Vijayaraghavan further expressed sincere admiration for accomplished actors such as Amitabh Bachchan, Naseeruddin Shah, Mammootty, Om Puri, and Nedumudi Venu, recognizing their significant impact on the realm of acting. [2]The New Indian Express
  • Vijayaraghavan, in an interview, admitted to struggling with dubbing. He added that the strain associated with this task often results in a sore throat, making the process somewhat challenging for him. [3]The New Indian Express
  • In 2017, a baseless rumour regarding Vijayaraghavan’s demise spread like wildfire on social media. An image featuring an ambulance with Vijayaraghavan’s photo circulated widely on various platforms; however, Vijayaraghavan quickly debunked the false claim, explaining that the image was simply a scene from his movie Ramaleela. He urged his supporters and fans not to be misled by the erroneous information. Following this incident, Vijayaraghavan filed a complaint with Kerala Police Chief T. P. Senkumar, who in turn assured that those responsible for spreading the fake news would face the necessary consequences. [4]The Times of India

    This picture, which was actually taken from a shooting, was circulated along with the news that Vijayaraghavan died

    This picture, which was actually taken from a shooting, was circulated along with the news that Vijayaraghavan died

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