Hakim Rawther

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Hakim Rawther,[1] known mononymously as Hakim, was an Indian actor and film maker in Malayalam cinema. He was known for his directional debut The Guard (2001), which is the world's first film with only a single actor in the cast. He had also acted in supporting roles in several Malayalam movies.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Hakim was from Kottayam, Kerala. Before entering cinema, he was a mimicry artist. He was one of the first members of Cochin Kalabhavan. He accompanied singer K. J. Yesudas as a session mimicry artist during the period 1979-89. He debuted as an actor with Jayaraj's "Kakothikaavile Appupanthaadi" (film) (1992) and has been a common face in Jayaraj's later films. He has also acted in supporting roles with many other directors. He debuted as a director with The Guard (2001), which was the world's first film with only an actor on screen.[2][3]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Hakim was married to Ghazal writer and singer Devi Menon.[1] The couple did not have any children. He died of cerebral hemmorage on 5 September 2013 at Kottayam, aged 58.[4]

Filmography[edit | edit source]

As Director[edit | edit source]

As Actor[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Prema Manmadhan (20 January 2006). "All the right notes". The Hindu. Retrieved 27 April 2011.
  2. Unni R. Nair (11 January 2002). "The Guard: Commendable effort". Screen India. Retrieved 12 April 2011.
  3. "Top honours elude Mani". The Hindu. 9 February 2004. Retrieved 12 April 2011.
  4. "Actor Hakim Rawther passes away". The Hindu. 6 September 2013. Retrieved 6 September 2013.

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