Devan (actor)

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Devan
Born
Devan Sreenivasan

(1954-09-09) 9 September 1954 (age 68)
Occupation
  • Actor
  • producer
  • politician
Years active1985–present
Political partyNava Kerala People's Party
Spouse(s)Suma (deceased)
Children1
RelativesRamu Kariat (uncle and father-in-law)

Devan Sreenivasan (born 9 September 1954) is an Indian film and television actor, producer, and politician from Kerala. He is known for his character roles in Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu language films.[1] After many second hero and supporting actor roles, he advanced to a lead actor with his films like Oru Minnaminunginte Nurunguvettam (1987), Oozham (1988), Simon Peter Ninakku Vendi (1988) and Aranyakam (1988). His well-known movies such as Vietnam Colony (1992), Ekalavyan (1993), Honest Raj (1994), Baashha (1995) and Indraprasdham (1996).

Early life[edit | edit source]

Devan was born on 5 May 1954 in Thrissur, India. His father, Sreenivasan, was a public prosecutor and his mother, Lalitha, was a doctor. He has three siblings, Shobha, Sheela and Sureshbabu. His family has a Kalaripayattu lineage.[citation needed] Malayalam filmmaker Ramu Kariat was his uncle. Devan completed his schooling at Government Model Higher Secondary School, Thrissur.[2] He took bachelor's degree from St. Thomas College, Thrissur, during his college time he was a member of Kerala Students Union (KSU); his parents were Indian National Congress-leaning. His father wanted him to be a police officer, but he wanted to be in army. After graduation, he tried at the National Defence Academy, but was not selected. He went to Madras (now Chennai) in search of a job and later took post-graduation in Master of Business Administration.[3]

Career[edit | edit source]

During his time in college, he used to read books a lot. He found possibility for a film in N. N. Pisharody's novel Vellam, he approached director Hariharan, who agreed with him, M. T. Vasudevan Nair wrote the screenplay, it was the first and last screenplay of his not based on his own story. Devan produced the film, however filming was halted midway due to financial crisis. He made his acting debut in Ashatapathi to raise fund to resume filming, it was followed by a number of acting projects. After which, shooting resumed, but upon release, the film failed at the box office. In an interview, he said that Vellam (1985) is the best film come out from Hariharan-M. T. Vasudevan Nair combination. It was in the 1987 film New Delhi that he first appeared as a villain, since then he was typecast as a villain in Malayalam cinema. However, in Telugu cinema, he is known for character roles. Devan recalled in an interview that his best roles were in Telugu and Tamil cinema.[3]

He was engaged in several business ventures before starting his career in movies.[4]

Devan started his acting career in supporting roles, after being approached by a producer at Spencer Plaza in Chennai.[5] His most notable movies are Ekalavyan, Baasha and Indraprasdham. He has also acted in several TV series.[6]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

He was married to his uncle Ramu Kariat's daughter, Suma. The couple has a daughter named Lakshmi.[7] His wife Suma died on 12 July 2019.

Politics[edit | edit source]

Devan was an active supporter of Indian National Congress in his college days. Later he became founder and leader of the Kerala People's Party, a political party in the Indian state of Kerala.[8] He is currently a leader of Kerala People's Party. In a 2014 interview, Devan said that a politician he admired a lot was Ramakrishna Hegde.[3]

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Malayalam[edit | edit source]

  1. 1983 – Naadam
  2. 1983 – Ashtapadi
  3. 1983 – Sairandri
  4. 1984 – Aagraham
  5. 1984 – Aashamsakalode
  6. 1984 – Vellam (Producer)
  7. 1984 – Paavam Krooran
  8. 1985 – Jwalanam
  9. 1985 – Shatru as Rajasekharan
  10. 1985 – Kiraatham as Artist
  11. 1985 – Kaiyum Thalayum Purathidaruthu
  12. 1985 – Madhuvidhu Theerum Mumpe
  13. 1986 – Oru Yuga Sandhya as Balachandran
  14. 1986 – Padayani
  15. 1986 – Niramulla Raavukal as Soman
  16. 1986 – Panchagni
  17. 1986 – Vartha
  18. 1986 – Ithu Oru Thudakkam Mathram
  19. 1987 – Adimakal Udamakal as Vijayan
  20. 1987 – Aadhya Rathrikku Munbu
  21. 1987 – Vrutham as Devadas
  22. 1987 – Amritamgamaya
  23. 1987 – Manivathoorile Aayiram Sivarathrikal
  24. 1987 – Oru Minnaminunginte Nurungu Vettam
  25. 1987 – Chanthayil Choodi Nilkkunna Pennu
  26. 1987 – Naalkkavala
  27. 1987 – New Delhi
  28. 1988 – Ormayil Ennum as Suku
  29. 1988 – Innalayude Bhakki
  30. 1988 – Mattoru Pranaya Kadha
  31. 1988 – Simon Peter Ninakku Vendi as Simon Peter
  32. 1988 – Vida Parayaan Mathrem
  33. 1988 – Mrithyunjayam as Issac
  34. 1988 – Vaishali
  35. 1988 – Oozham
  36. 1988 – Athirthikal
  37. 1988 – Uyaran Omanikkan
  38. 1988 – Mattoru Pranayakatha
  39. 1988 – Onninu Purake Mattonnu as Inspector Mohandas
  40. 1988 – Oru Vivaada Vishayam
  41. 1988 – Aranyakam
  42. 1988 – David David Mr.David
  43. 1988 – Dhinarathrangal
  44. 1988 – Theerthinariyam Thirayude Vedhana (Jwalanam)
  45. 1988 – Abkari
  46. 1989 – Bhadrachitta as Haridasan
  47. 1989 – Jeevitham Oru Raagam
  48. 1989 – Adhipan
  49. 1989 – Ulsavapittennu
  50. 1989 – Ashokante Aswathikuttikku
  51. 1989 – Ramji Rao Speaking
  52. 1989 – Nair Saab
  53. 1989 – Naaduvazhikal
  54. 1989 – Jagratha
  55. 1989 – Unnikrishnante Adyathe Christmas
  56. 1989 – Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha
  57. 1989 - Maharajavu
  58. 1990 – Iyer The Great
  59. 1990 – Brahmmarakshassu
  60. 1990 – Marupuram
  61. 1990 – Judgement
  62. 1990 – Shesham Screenil
  63. 1990 – Kelikottu
  64. 1990 – Vyooham
  65. 1990 – Ee Thanutha Veluppan Kalathu
  66. 1990 – Randaam Varavu as DYSP Balu
  67. 1990 – Malootty
  68. 1991 – Thudarkadha as Ravi Varma
  69. 1991 – Kilukkam
  70. 1991 – Anaswaram
  71. 1992 – Police Dairy
  72. 1992 – Malootty
  73. 1992 – Poochakkaru Manikettum
  74. 1992 – Grihapravesam
  75. 1992 – Manthrikacheppu
  76. 1992 – Ponnaramthottathe Rajavu
  77. 1992 – Kaazhchakkappuram
  78. 1992 – Kauravar
  79. 1993 – O Faby
  80. 1993 – Aalavattam
  81. 1993 – Ghoshayaathra as Jamal
  82. 1993 – Gaandharvam
  83. 1993 – Vietnam Colony
  84. 1993 – Ekalavyan
  85. 1993 – Yaadhavam
  86. 1993 – Jackpot
  87. 1994 – Chief Minister K R Gouthami
  88. 1994 – Ezhuthachan
  89. 1994 – Rudraksham
  90. 1994 – Pingami
  91. 1994 – Cabinet
  92. 1995 – The King
  93. 1995 – Sundarimaare Sookshikkuka as Raju
  94. 1995 – Hijack as Swami/Ravindra Varma
  95. 1995 – Chantha
  96. 1995 – Agnidevan
  97. 1995 – Nirnnayam
  98. 1996 – Mahatma
  99. 1996 – Indraprastham
  100. 1996 – Dominic Presentation
  101. 1996 – Sulthan Hyderali
  102. 1996 – Aayiram Naavulla Ananthan
  103. 1997 – Janathipathyam
  104. 1997 – Poomarathanalil as Narendran
  105. 1997 – Ranger
  106. 1997 – Gangothri
  107. 1997 – Bhoopathi
  108. 1997 – Maasmaram
  109. 1997 – Kannur
  110. 1997 – Snehasindooram
  111. 1997 – Sankeerthanam Pole
  112. 1997 – Five Star Hospital
  113. 1998 – Harthaal
  114. 1998 – Sooryaputhran
  115. 1998 – Chitrashalabham
  116. 1998 – Achamakuttiyude Achayan
  117. 1998 – Ayal Kadha Ezhuthukayanu
  118. 1999 – Pallavur Devanarayanan
  119. 1999 – Captain as John Samuel
  120. 1999 – Jananayakan as Sathyapalan
  121. 1999 – Niram
  122. 1999 – Garshom
  123. 2000 – Arayannegalude Veedu
  124. 2000 – Millenium Stars
  125. 2000 – Indriyam
  126. 2000 – Nisheedhini
  127. 2000 – India Gate as Vishwanadhan
  128. 2000 – Rapid Action Force
  129. 2000 – The Judgement
  130. 2000 – Sradha
  131. 2000 - The Warrant as Mohan Gandhi Raman
  132. 2000 – F.I.R
  133. 2000 – Priyam
  134. 2000 – Summer Palace
  135. 2001 – Akaashathile Paravakal as Karunan
  136. 2001 – Onnam Raagam
  137. 2001 – Nee Enikkayi Mathrem
  138. 2001 – Ee Raavil
  139. 2001 – Praja
  140. 2001 – Sraavu as Captain Napolean
  141. 2001 – Sathyameva Jayathe
  142. 2001 – Sahayathrikakku Snehapoorvam
  143. 2001 – Goa as Sam Alex
  144. 2001 – Achaneyanenikkishtam
  145. 2001 – Jwalanam
  146. 2002 – Khakhi Nakshatram as George
  147. 2002 – Kalachakram
  148. 2002 – Kanmashi
  149. 2002 – Puthooram Puthri Unniyarcha as Chandu
  150. 2002 – Vaanibham
  151. 2002 – Niramulla Swapnagal
  152. 2002 – Desam as Unni
  153. 2002 – Akhila as Balan
  154. 2002 – India Gate
  155. 2003 – Mr. Brahmachari
  156. 2003 – Kanmashi
  157. 2004 – Priyam Priyankaram
  158. 2004 – Nirappakittu
  159. 2004 – Ennittum as Chandu
  160. 2004 – Udayam
  161. 2005 – December as Issac
  162. 2005 – Finger Print
  163. 2005 – Bunglavil Outha
  164. 2005 – Bus Conductor
  165. 2006 – Pathaka as Rajan Nadar
  166. 2006 – Highway Police as DSP Somanathan
  167. 2006 – Red Salute
  168. 2006 – Narakasuran
  169. 2006 – Bada Dosth as Minister K.D
  170. 2006 – Balram Vs Tara Das
  171. 2006 – Vargam (Malayalam)
  172. 2006 – Thuruppugulan
  173. 2007 – Paranju Theeratha Visheshangal as Ashok
  174. 2007 – Novel
  175. 2007 – Detective
  176. 2007 – Mauryan
  177. 2007 - Athishayan
  178. 2007 – Nasrani
  179. 2007 – 4 July
  180. 2008 – Bullet
  181. 2008 – Parunthu
  182. 2008 – Novel
  183. 2008 - Cycle
  184. 2009 – My Big Father as Colonel Varghese
  185. 2009 – IG
  186. 2009 – Gulumal: The Escape as Emir Harish Rahman
  187. 2009 – Ivar Vivahitharayal
  188. 2009 – The Trigger
  189. 2009 – Pathaam Adyaayam
  190. 2009 – Banaras as Balakrishnan Nair
  191. 2009 – Nizhal
  192. 2009 – Pazhassi Raja as Kunnavath nambiar
  193. 2009 – Black Dalia as Raveendren
  194. 2010 – Yugapurushan
  195. 2010 – Koottukar as Krishnan nair
  196. 2010 – Nizhal
  197. 2010 – 24 Hours as Vikramaditya varma
  198. 2010 – Kaanakazchakal
  199. 2010 – Nanthuni
  200. 2010 – Kasba
  201. 2010 – Naale
  202. 2010 – Arayan
  203. 2010 – Drona
  204. 2011 – Avan
  205. 2011 – Manushya Mrugam as Kochu pulose
  206. 2011 – Film Star as Thamban
  207. 2011 – Maanikkyakkallu
  208. 2011 – Christian Brothers as Sudhakaran
  209. 2011 – Mohabbath as Firoz
  210. 2011 – Ithu Nammude Katha
  211. 2011 – Janapriyan
  212. 2011 – Veeraputhran as Adv. Krishnan
  213. 2012 – Yaathrakkoduvil asDavid
  214. 2012 – Aakasmikam
  215. 2012 – Doctor Innocent Aanu as Dr. James
  216. 2012 – Namukku Paarkkan as Isaac
  217. 2012 – Yakshi Faithfully Yours as Appan thampuran
  218. 2012 – Grand Master as ADGP
  219. 2012 – The King and The Commissioner
  220. 2012 – Manthrikan
  221. 2012 – Simhasanam
  222. 2013 – Weeping Boy as Jail superintendent
  223. 2013 – Immanuel as
  224. 2013 - Aan Piranna Veedu
  225. 2013 - Red Rain
  226. 2013 - Pakaram
  227. 2013 - Manikya Thampurattiyum Christmas Carolum
  228. 2013 – Blackberry as Minister Ramachandran
  229. 2013 – Breaking News Live
  230. 2013 - 3 G
  231. 2013 - Last Bus 8:30 PM
  232. 2014 - Law Point
  233. 2014 – Mannar Mathai Speaking 2
  234. 2014 – How Old Are You
  235. 2014 - Mammiyude Swantham Achoos
  236. 2014 - Vasanthathinte Kanal Vazhikalil
  237. 2014 - Dial 1091
  238. 2014 - Gamer
  239. 2014 - Njangalku Kittiya Yelahanka Posting
  240. 2014 - Oru New Generation Pani
  241. 2014 - Uthara Chemmeen
  242. 2014 - Solar Swapnam
  243. 2014 - Avatharam
  244. 2014 - Asha Black
  245. 2014 - Ettekal Second
  246. 2014 – Mr. Fraud
  247. 2015 – Wonderful Journey
  248. 2015 – Raag Rangeela
  249. 2015 – Female Unnikrishnan
  250. 2015 - Namasthe Bali Island
  251. 2015 - Samrajyam II: Son of Alexander
  252. 2015 - Rudrasimhasanam
  253. 2015 - Oru New Generation Pani
  254. 2015 - Rasam
  255. 2015 - Calling Bell
  256. 2016 - Plus Or Minus
  257. 2015 - Just Married
  258. 2015 - Village Guys
  259. 2016 - Marupadi
  260. 2016 - Dafedar
  261. 2016 - Angane Thanne Nethave Anjettanam Pinnale
  262. 2016 - Pretham
  263. 2016 - Ore Mukham
  264. 2017 - 1971 Beyond Borders
  265. 2017 - Vishwa Vikhyatharaya Payyanmar
  266. 2018 - Marubhoomiyile Mazhathullikal
  267. 2018 - Ippozhum Eppozhum Sthuthiyayirikkatte
  268. 2018 - Koodasha
  269. 2018 - Hello Dubaikkaran
  270. 2018 - Aravindante Athidhikal
  271. 2018 - Koode
  272. 2018 - Pranayatheertham
  273. 2019 - Vijay Superum Pournamiyum
  274. 2019 - Pattabhiraman
  275. 2019 - Ganagandharvan
  276. 2019 - 1948 Kaalam Paranjathu
  277. 2019 - Mangalath Vasundhara
  278. 2019 - Jack and Daniel
  279. 2019 - A for Apple
  280. 2019 - Oru Caribean Udayip
  281. 2019 - Munthiri Monchan: Oru Thavala Paranja Kadha
  282. 2020 - Love FM
  283. 2020 - Big Brother
  284. Kshanam

Tamil[edit | edit source]

  1. 1993 – Prathap
  2. 1994 – Jai Hind
  3. 1994 – Captain
  4. 1994 – Honest Raj
  5. 1995 – Baashha
  6. 1995 – Nandhavana Theru
  7. 1995 – Ragasiya Police
  8. 1997 – Mannava
  9. 1997 – Ullaasam
  10. 1997 – Thadayam
  11. 1997 - Veerapandi Kottayiley
  12. 1997 - My India
  13. 1998 – Iniyavale
  14. 1999 – En Swasa Kaatre
  15. 1999 – Rajasthan
  16. 1999 – Periyanna
  17. 1999 – Nenjinile
  18. 1999 – Manam Virumbuthe Unnai
  19. 1999 – Time
  20. 2000 – Vaanathaippola
  21. 2000 – Ennamma Kannu
  22. 2000 – Vaanavil
  23. 2001 – Rishi
  24. 2001 – Citizen
  25. 2001 – Shahjahan
  26. 2002 – Maaran
  27. 2002 – Punnagai Desam
  28. 2002 – Raja
  29. 2002 – Roja Kootam
  30. 2002 – April Maadhathil
  31. 2003 - Aahaa Ethanai Azhagu
  32. 2003 – Thithikudhe
  33. 2003 – Indru
  34. 2004 - Campus
  35. 2004 – Jai
  36. 2004 – Adi Thadi
  37. 2004 - Perazhagan
  38. 2004 – Shock
  39. 2004 – Arivumani
  40. 2004 – Arasatchi
  41. 2004 – Bose
  42. 2004 - Gomathi Nayagam
  43. 2005 – Sivakasi
  44. 2006 – Aathi
  45. 2006 – Aacharya
  46. 2006 – Vanjagan
  47. 2006 – Vathiyar
  48. 2006 – Manasukkule
  49. 2008 – Aegan
  50. 2010 – Guindy
  51. 2010 – Thairiyam
  52. 2010 - Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa
  53. 2011 – Kanchana
  54. 2011 – Konjam Sirippu Konjam Kobam
  55. 2012 – Murattu Kaalai
  56. 2013 – Chennaiyil Oru Naal
  57. 2013 – Masani
  58. 2014 - Nee Naan Nizhal
  59. 2014 - Appavi Katteri
  60. 2018 - Imaikkaa Nodigal
  61. 2019 - Saaho

Telugu[edit | edit source]

  1. 1992 - Dharma Kshetram as Pandu
  2. 1993 - Aashayam as Reddappa
  3. 1993 - Ratha Sarathi
  4. 1996 - Sampradhayam
  5. 1997 - Subhakankshalu as Balaramaiah
  6. 1997 - Pellichesukundam
  7. 2000 - Maa Annayya
  8. 2002 - Mounamelanoyi
  9. 2003 - Okariki Okaru
  10. 2004 - Shivaram
  11. 2004 - Chennakeshava Reddy
  12. 2004 - Anandamanandamaye
  13. 2004 - Kaasi
  14. 2004 - Kushi Kushiga
  15. 2007 - Desamuduru as Narayan Patwari
  16. 2010 - Vareva
  17. 2010 - Ye Maaya Chesave as Joseph Thekekuttu
  18. 2012 - Dhamarukam as Vishwanath
  19. 2012 - Sarocharu
  20. 2014 - Heart Attack as Madhusudhan
  21. 2015 - Soukhyam
  22. 2017 - Raju Gari Gadhi 2
  23. 2019 - Saaho

Kannada[edit | edit source]

  1. 1995 - Deergha Sumangali

Hindi[edit | edit source]

  1. 2019 - Saaho

Television series[edit | edit source]

Year Title Channel Role Language Notes
1998-1999 Siragugal Sun TV Vishwa Tamil
2001 Porutham Surya TV Malayalam Won, Social Organisation for Media and Arts (SOMA)-Best Actor
2005 Orma Asianet Nandan Menon Malayalam
2005 Kudumbini Asianet Nandakumar Malayalam
2005-2006 Krishnakripasagaram Amrita TV Kamsa Malayalam
2006 Lakshyam Asianet Malayalam
2006-2007 Swamy Ayyappan Asianet Raja Rajasekhara Pandiyan/Pandhalam Rajavu Malayalam Won, Asianet Television Award 2008-Best Supporting Actor
2006-2008 Kalyani Surya TV Malayalam
2007 Manasariyathe Surya TV Malayalam
2007 Daya Kairali TV Major Malayalam
2007 Mounam Nombaram Kairali TV Malayalam
2008 Srikrishnaleela Asianet Vilwamangalam Swamiyar Malayalam
2008-2009 Kalasam Sun TV Tamil
2009-2010 Dream City Surya TV Mulkattil group CEO Menon Malayalam
2009 Swamy ayyappan Sharanam Asianet Raja Rajasekhara Pandiyan/Pandhalam Rajavu Malayalam
2009 Autograph Asianet Principal Malayalam
2010 Ponnum poovum Amrita TV Devan Malayalam
2010 Indhraneelam Surya TV Malayalam
2012 Ramayanam Mazhavil Manorama Dasharatha Malayalam
2013 Sri Padmanabhan Amrita TV Thiruvithamkoor Rajavu Malayalam
2013 Veera Marthanda Varma Surya TV Thiruvithamkoor Rajavu Malayalam

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "കോണ്‍ഗ്രസ്‌ നേതാക്കള്‍ എന്നെ ഭയപ്പെടുന്നു". Mangalam. Archived from the original on 3 May 2014. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  4. "In the thick of real action". The Hindu Online. 16 March 2004. Archived from the original on 1 July 2018. Retrieved 1 July 2018.
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  6. "Sathi Karyat passes away". Entertainment.oneindia.in. 2 September 2010. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  7. "വേഷങ്ങളിലെ ദേവസ്പര്‍ശം". Malayalam.webdunia.com. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  8. "Kerala Peoples' Party launches website". Hindustan Times. 10 April 2009. Retrieved 24 October 2019.

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