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Cochin Haneefa

Original NameSalim Ahmed Ghoush
Born22nd April, 1951
Died2nd February, 2010
Native PlaceKochi
CareerCast (234), Story (14), Dialogue (13), Screenplay (9), Direction (7)
First MovieAzhimukham (1972)


He started his career in the 1970's as a villain and turned to be one of the popular comedians of Malayalam film industry. He has done more than 300 films in Malayalam, Tamil and Hindi films. As a filmmaker he is known for the melodrama Valtsalyam (1993).

He was a comic member of the famed 'Cochin Kalabhavan Troupe' whose members include Bindhu Panicker, Kalabhavan Mani and Harisree Asokan. He made his film debut in 1972 in a small role in 'Azhimukham' and since then rose to become a very popular actor. He kept his name Haneefa in light of a character he played in a drama. Haneefa generally plays for comic relief generally as a drunkard or as a loutish man. He has also played negative roles usually as the funny sidekick of the villain. In addition to his Malayali career, he has also acted in over 80 Tamil Films- the most popular of which include Mahanadi.

Awards
State award 2001- Second Best Actor - Soothradharan

Director - filmography - Tamil films

Pasa Paravaigal (1988)
Padatha Theneekkal (1988)
Pasa Mazhai (1989)
Pagalil Pournami (1990)
Pillai Pasam (1991)
Vasaliley Oru Vennila (1991)



Prepared by: Dr. Susie Pazhavarical



Statistics

YearCastStoryDialogueScreenplayDirection
19721 - - - -
19731 - - - -
19741 - - - -
19753 - - - -
19763 - - - -
19775 - 1 - -
19783 - - - -
19796 - - - -
19806 - - - -
19816 - 1 - -
198221 - - -
19838211 -
19846311 -
198541221
1986311 - 1
198722212
19881 - - - -
19894122 -
199032111
19911 - - - -
19933 - - - 1
199441111
19956 - - - -
19966 - - - -
199712 - - - -
19989 - - - -
199915 - - - -
20006 - - - -
200112 - - - -
200214 - - - -
200314 - - - -
200411 - - - -
200512 - - - -
200612 - - - -
200713 - - - -
20087 - - - -
20096 - - - -
20102 - - - -
20131 - - - -