Kaduvakkulam Antony earned reputation as an able comedian and character actor of Malayalam Cinema and he could sustain for four decades among with the well acclaimed comedians
make others laugh.
Antony was born on 9 Nov 1936 at Kuttanad Alleppey and was the son of parents Thomas and
When he was 2 years old the family shifted to Kaduvakulam of Kottayam District.
From the childhood days itself he was interested in acting and utilized opportunities to act
in plays and performed mono acts etc.He was having a sense of humor as an intrinsic quality
and tried to find out comedy in all activities and made others laugh.
After his studies he started a private finance company and during intervals he used to act in plays.
Later he worked for several years in the professional drama troupe 'Viswa Kerala Kala Samithi' of Veteran N.N.Pillai as a
In 1961 he was introduced to Neela Productions P.Subramanyam by Cine actor Jose Prakash
and Subramanyam gave him a role in the film 'Bhakta Kuchela'.
From thereon he was cast in almost all movies of those times and loved by the audience that his actions,gestures and face expressions were enough for the audience to laugh.
In many films he acted as a friend of the hero but indulging in all foolish activities.
The roles in films, " Kayamkulam Kochunni,Thampuratti,Punnapra Vayalar,Thiruvabharanam" etc were much more loved by Antony.
He had acted in more than 300 films.
remember him of calling Mannar Mathai and party on phone and asking when did they start.They replied they
were on the way and started about half an hour back.Antony replied that they had to reach him
urgently and so make it one hour earlier.
After the conversation on phone he boasted to others present there that the drama troupe they were
expecting already started half an hour back but now he telephoned and made it one hour back.
Antony lastly appeared in the film 'Adivaram'.
Kaduvakulam Antony was married to Beeyatries Antony.The couple has two children.
Antony died on 4 Feb 2001.
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