Babu Antony

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Babu Antony
Babu Antony in Karinkunnam 6s movie.jpg
Babu in the Malayalam film Karinkunnam 6'S
Born
EducationSIBM Pune (MBA)
OccupationFilm actor, martial artist
Years active1986–present
Spouse(s)Evgeniya Antony
Websitewww.babuantony.com

Babu Antony is an Indian film actor and martial artist, who works primarily in Malayalam cinema. He has also acted in several Tamil films along with a few Telugu, Kannada, Sinhalese, Hindi , Bangala and English films, mostly action roles. Babu owns mixed martial art academy in Houston.[1]

He made his debut in Bharathan's Chilampu (1986). He started his career doing antagonist roles, but has also played the lead role in other films. He made a mark in Malayalam cinema through Fazil's 1986 thriller Poovinu Puthiya Poonthennal. The film was remade into Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi and Babu Antony reprised his role in all the five versions. His career highlights include Vaishali (1988), Aparahnam (1991) and Uppukandam Brothers (1993). According to reports, Babu is all set for his directorial debut in Piano.[2]

Personal life and education[edit | edit source]

He was born to T.J. Antony and Mariyam Antony in Ponkunnam, Kottayam, Kerala, India and is the fifth of seven children.[citation needed] He educated Sacred Heart High School, Government Boys High School and St. Dominic's High School Kanjirappally. He graduated in English Literature from Pune. He has a master's degree in Business Administration in Human resources from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune. He worked as a cinematographer in Film and Television Institute of India, Pune which led to his entry into the film industry.[3]

He is married to Evgeniya Antony, who is a Russian American. The couple has two sons, Arthur Antony and Alex Antony.[4] He trains his sons in martial arts and Arthur got his 1st Dan Black Belt in MMA.[5]

Martial arts and movies[edit | edit source]

Babu Antony is a Fifth Dan Black Belt in martial arts. He made his debut by playing an antagonist in Bharathan's Malayalam film Chilambu. His monopoly in quick punches, fast kicks and fluid movements in action scenes has gained him roles. He has acted in more than 160 films in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi, English and Sinhalese. His heroic performance as an angry young man built a huge fan following among the audience, especially youngsters, in movies like Bharanakoodam, Gandhari, Chantha, Dada, Kadal and Kambolam. His portrayal of antagonists with shoulder level hair and a beard redefined the entire concept of a villain. Babu Antony shone in action roles as a hero and villain, and at the same time proved his mettle as an actor by performing a king's role in Vaishali, an ex-terrorist role in Aparahnam and an impecunious man in Sayaahnam. A few of his films were featured in national and international festivals and won recognition. His last Tamil/Telugu hits were Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaya and Kanchana. Currently he is doing a few Tamil and Malayalam films with directors like Vetrimaaran and Vasantha Balan.[6]

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Year Film Role Notes
1986 Chilambu Appu Nair's nephew Debut
1986 Shathru
1986 Mizhineer Poovukal Jerry
1986 Pranamam Ajith
1986 Poovinu Puthiya Poonthennal Renji
1987 Poovizhi Vasalile Ranjith Tamil film
1987 Makkal En Pakkam Kidnapper Tamil Film
1987 Vrutham Freddy
1987 Aapadbandhava Renjith Kannada film
1987 Pasivadi Pranam Ranjith Telugu film
1987 Per Sollum Pillai Tamil Film
1987 Veendum Lisa
1987 Jebu Donga Telugu film
1988 Vaishali Lomipadan
1988 Trinetrudu Telugu film
1988 Hatya Ranjit Hindi film
1988 Moonnam Mura Antony
1989 Jaithra Yathra Rajan
1989 Carnival James
1989 Antharjanam Vishnu Namboothiri
1989 New year Robert
1989 News Victor George
1989 Douthyam Gang Leader
1989 Jagratha Kollann Makan Babu
1989 Kothipuron Bangala film
1990 Anjali Dharma Tamil film
1990 Vyooham
1990 Kottayam Kunjachan Jimmy Pappachan
1990 Randam Varavu Samuel
1990 Lorry Driver Telugu film
1991 Sathruvu Telugu film
1991 Nattukku Oru Nallavan Bob Tamil Film
1991 Shanti Kranti Bob Hindi Film
1991 Aparahanam Nandakumar
1991 Wada Barinam Wadak Na Sinhala film
1991 Kuttapathram Vicky
1991 Koodikazhcha Williams
1991 Shanti Kranti Kannada film
1991 Chakravarthi Edwin
1991 Shanthi Kranthi Telugu film
1992 Kauravar Hamsa
1992 Kavacham
1992 Suriyan Vicky Tamil Film
1992 Thirumathi Palanisamy Tamil film
1992 Kasarkode Kadarbhai Kasimbhai
1992 Ravivarma Kannada film
1992 Ezhara Ponnana Charlie
1992 Naadody Jackson
1993 Airport Tamil film
1993 I Love India Tamil film
1993 Gandhari Vishnu
1993 Mafia Chandra Gowda
1993 Uppukandam Brothers Sevichan
1993 Nippu Ravva Kannada film
1994 Napoleon
1994 Rajadhani Abbas Amanullakhan
1994 Kambolam Dany
1994 Kadal |Bapooti
1994 Dhadha Bharathan
1994 Bharanakoodam Danny
1995 Indian Military Intelligence
1995 Rajakeeyam Durga Dathan
1995 Arabia Akbar Ali
1995 Street
1995 Boxer Jimmy Cherian
1995 Chantha Sulthan
1995 Special Squad Sibi Mathew
1996 Nethaji Baba Tamil Film
1996 Pagaivan Tamil Film
1997 Hitler Brothers Narendran
1997 Yuvasakthi Kannada Film
1998 Glorya Fernandes from USA Fernandez
1998 Bhayaanak Mahal Hindi film
1999 Captain Harrison Ranger
1999 Jananayakan Rajmohan
1999 Devadasi
2000 Shayanam
2001 Uthaman Pulimattathu Sunny
2001 Sravu Bawa
2001 Unnathangalil
2002 Thandavam Sufi
2004 Campus Sathya's brother Tamil film
2004 Vajram Paulson Williams
2004 Attahasam Manthiram Tamil film
2004 Black Police Commissioner
2004 Nothing But Life Gangster Omar English film
2005 Made In USA
2006 Pathaaka
2006 Highway Police (2006 film) Mammad
2008 Sambhu Adisheshan
2008 Ekaloveyudu Bhakta Telugu film
2008 Twenty20 Vikram Bhai
2009 Laadam Tamil film
2009 Thirunakkara Perumal Job
2009 Leader Raghuwaran/ Kimbulawala Soththi Siran Sinhala film
2010 Yugapurushan Ayyankali
2010 Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa Joseph Thekkekuttu Tamil film
2010 Ye Maaya Chesave Telugu film
2010 Thathwamasi
2010 Sufi Paranja Katha
2010 9 KK Road Devdas Adiyodi
2010 Kanyakumari Express
2010 Again Kasargod Khader Bhai Kasargod Kasim Bhai
2011 Christian Brothers Commando Rasheed Rahman
2011 Uppukandam Brothers Back in Action Sevichan
2011 Rowthiram Police officer Tamil film
2011 Muni 2: Kanchana Bhai Tamil film
2012 Ek Deewana Tha Joseph Thekkekuttu Hindi film
2012 Cobra Isaac
2012 Grandmaster Victor Rosetti
2012 Kalpana (2012 film) Akbar bhai Kannada film
2013 Ameerin Aadhi Bhagavan Sam Tamil film
2013 Buddy Chappa Singh
2013 Idukki Gold Antony Gonsalves
2014 Kaaka Muttai Pizza Shop Owner Tamil film
2014 Villali Veeran
2014 Homely Meals Himself Cameo Appearance
2014 Kaaviya Thalaivan Zaminder (Rangamma's Father) Tamil film
2016 Krishnashtami Telugu film
2016 Moonam Naal Njyayarazhcha
2016 Karinkunnam 6S Douglas
2017 Ezra Rabbi David Benyamin
2017 Zacharia Pothen Jeevichirippundu
2018 Adanga Maru "Businessman Tycoon" Sanjay Tamil film
2018 Kayamkulam Kochunni Thangal
2019 Mikhael John
2019 Bullets, Blades, and Blood English film[7]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Vijayakumar, Sindhu (12 February 2018). "Even a villain should have a character, which people can remember: Babu Antony". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 4 October 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  2. "Babu Antony turns to direction". The Times of India. 27 June 2012.
  3. "On Record with T.N.Gopakumar". asianetnews. Archived from the original on 19 February 2014. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  4. "Every child's first superhero" Archived 20 October 2018 at the Wayback Machine. Deccan Chronicle. 16 June 2013
  5. "Babu Antony on training his sons in martial arts". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 19 August 2020. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 10 September 2020.
  6. Interview. Manorama Online. 19 March 2014
  7. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 30 October 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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