കുഞ്ചാക്കോ ബോബന്; born in Alleppey
) is an Indian film actor
who works in Malayalam cinema
. He is the grandson of film producer Kunchacko
of the erstwhile Udaya Studios and the grandnephew of producer Maliampurackal Appachan
. He started his career with the commercially successful film Aniathipravu
(1997) produced by Appachan
and directed by Fazil
(though his debut was as a child artist in one of Fazil's films from the early 80s). His roles in Nakshathrathaarattu
(1998), and Niram
(1999) made him one of the popular lead actors
of the late 1990s.
During the 2000s his notable films include Narendran Makan Jayakanthan Vaka
(2001), the commercially successful Swapnakoodu
(2003), and the critical and commercial hit Kasthooriman
(2003). Although his films struggled at the box office during the mid-2000s, he made a come back with The Escape
(2009) a comedy film starring Jayasurya
He became an instant teenage heartthrob following his first film, the Fazil-directed Aniyathi Pravu
(1997). Kunchacko Boban and Shalini gained a reputation as a star pair; they went on to work together in four films. He stood out among the heroes of the late 1990s, when the middle-aged super stars concentrated on action films.
Following the success of Aniyathi Pravu
, Kunchacko Boban was cast in movies like Nakshathra Tharattu
. In Nakshathra Tharattu
, he was again cast opposite......