Actor Kalasala Babu passed away - VINODADARSHAN

5/14/2018

Actor Kalasala Babu passed away

Malayalam Actor Kalasala Babu -known for his roles in Malayalam Films, Television Serials and drama -passed away at the age of 68y on 13th May 2018 Night in Ernakulam. He was suffering from heart-related problems and was under treatment for the past three months. His health condition deteriorated after he reportedly suffered a stroke during an emergency surgery. He breathed his last on Sunday due to cerebral hemorrhage. He is survived by his wife Lalitha and children, Sreedevi who resides in the US and Viswanthan who resides in Ireland.

Kalasala Babu is the son of Kathakali maestro Kalamandalam Krishnan Nair and Kalamandalam Kalyanikutty Amma-renowned Mohiniyattam danseuse. He is active part of entetainement industry for more than 45 years. He debuted as a drama actor through plays ('Manishada' , Drishyanjali') mostly produced by Kalidasa Kala Kendram. He debuted as a film actor in 1977, in Inayethedi, the first venture of John Paul, George Kitho, Kaloor Dennis and Antony Eastman as hero of Silk Smitha, but the film was a flop. As he was not getting good response in films, he launched his own drama troupe called Kalasala in Tripunithura, which had artistes such as Thilakan and Surasu among others. This is how he got the name 'Kalasala Babu'.  The theater group was active for more than 10 years.

He started his television career through a telefilm 'Kala' made for Doordarshan in the year 1999. He essayed important roles in as many as 28 mega serials. His television serials include Kadamattath Kathanar,Swamy ayyapan,Lipstick,,Police Story, Kudumbayogam Mattoruval, Devimahatmyam, Amma, Ramayanam, Vallarpadathamma,Indira,Sooryakaladi,Parassini shri Muthappan,Sathyam Shivam Sundaram Jagratha,etc

Malayalam Actor Kalasasla Babu
Actor Kalasasla Babu
He came back to silver screen in 2003 through  Kasthooriman. Directed by Lohithadas, the film made him a popular choice to play the villain role. Following which he acted in more than 100 films, mostly in negative or villain or elderly roles. His recent movies include Kalipp (2018),Queen (2018), Sunday Holiday (2017) etc. He has acted with almost all leading actors of malayalam movie industry. 

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