(2 March 1927 – 29 March 1990) was an Indian film actor
and film director
. Adoor Bhasi was almost always cast as the man who stands next to the hero
. His hilarious actions and roles became the cynosure of comic scenes in the Malayalam films
of the 1950s, 60s, 70s and 80s. He is also famous for his eloquent speeches in fluent English. He directed three Malayalam films during the late 1970s.
Adoor Bhasi was born on 2 March 1927 in Rosscote Bungalow, Vazhuthacaud
, the capital of the erstwhile native State of Travancore
in South India
. He had a rich lineage to boast of. His father E. V. Krishna Pillai
, was a renowned Malayalam humorist writer, dramatist, pioneering short story writer and essayist, a lawyer and a Member of the then Travancore Legislative Assembly (M.L.C.). His mother, Maheshwari Amma, was the youngest daughter of C.V. Raman Pillai
, the greatest Malyalam novelist (the first historical novelist in Malayalam and author of Marthanda Varma
, and Ramarajabahadur
), pioneering dramatist, journalist and social activist.
Bhasi was the fourth son of his parents. His siblings (two sisters and four brothers) were the late Omana Amma, the late K. Ramachandran Nair alias Chandraji, Rajalakshmi Amma, K. Padmanabhan Nair, the late K. Sankaran Nair, who died young at the age of 18, and the late K. Krishnan Nair.
His elder brother Chandraji became a film actor much before him. Chandraji entered the... Read More