Monday, June 22, 2015

K.P.A.C Premachandran

KPAC Premahandran was a well known Professional Stage Actor of Kerala who also acted in about 30 Malayalam films and in several TV serials.
He was recipient of Best Actor for drama from Kerala Government three times.He became very famous by acting in many popular dramas of K.P.A.C Troupe including 'Aswamedham,Mudiyanaya puthran,Bhagawan Kalu Marunnu' etc.
Premachandran was born in 1951 at ponnani in Malppuram District,Kerala to Parents Mullamangalathu Parameswan Nampoothirippadu ( Premji) and Arya Antharjanam.His father was a Stage and Film actor, writer and social reformer and was popular as 'Premji'.His father received National award as Best actor for the Malayalam film 'Piravi' directed by Shaji N.Karun in 1989.
Thus the acting talents of Premachandran was intrinsic and he started acting on stage by acting in the drama 'Yagasala' for the school anniversary function in 1965.
His entry to Professional drama field was by acting in the play 'Thejovadham' and by acting in the plays of G.Sankarapillai he grabbed skill and confidence to portray any type of roles.
He soon joined KPAC drama troupe and by acting in different stage plays there he received accolades and appreciation from various corners.He worked with professional troupes like 'Kerala Theatres,Kozhikodu Stage India,Vadakara Varada,Angamali Manishada,Angamali Prathibha, Thrissur Yamuna' etc.
His debut film was 'Dweepu' in 1977 which was directed by Ramu Karyattu.Jose,Shobha,Alleppey Ashraf,KPAC Premachndran,Prathima,Kuttyedathi Vilasini etc acted in it.
In the year 1979 he acted in the film 'Ente Neelakasam' along with the main actors Sukumaran and Shobha.
He gave much importance to Stage plays and did not concentrate on cinema but acted occasionally only but could  act in about thirty Malayalam films in noted supporting roles and character roles.
In 1994 he acted in the film 'Pradakshinam' along with Manoj K.Jayan,Sunitha,Mathu,Narendra Prasad,KPAC Lalitha  etc.
In the same year he acted in the hit film 'Parinayam' directed by Hariharan.
He was also part of famous films like 'Ponthanmada,Ente Veedu Appoontem' etc.Ponthanmada was directed by T.V.Chandran for which Mammootty received National award ans Best Actor.Mammootty,Sreejaya,Janardhanan,Zeenath etc acted in it.
In the film 'Pattabhishekam' Jayaram,Mohini,Jagathy,Harisree Asokan,Kottayam Nazeer etc acted.

He received Kerala Government award for Best Actor for the plays 'Soothradharan,Sahasrayogam,and Othello'.
 Premachandran also earned the love of family audience by acting in several TV serials.
KPAC Premachandran Passed away on 25th March 2003 at Thrissur.
Selected Filmography
Ente Neelakasam
Ore Thooval Pakshikal
Ente Veedu Appoontem

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