Narain (actor)

Narain (actor)
Born Sunil Kumar
Thrissur, Kerala, India
Spouse Manju Haridas
Parents Ponnani Kizhakke Kalathil T.M.Ramakrishnan Nair, Shantha Nair

Narain (born as Sunil Kumar) is an Indian film actor, who appears in Malayalam and Tamil films.


Personal life

Narain was born in Thrissur, Kerala to Malayali parents.[1] His father is Ponnani Kizhakke Kalathil T.M.Ramakrishnan Nair and his mother is Shantha Nair.[2] After two years of dating, he married television personality and singer Manju Haridas on 26 August 2007 at Calicut.


After completing a course in cinematography at the Adyar Film Institute, Narain came into the film industry as an assistant to Rajeev Menon, one of India’s noted film makers and cameramen. He worked with him for many advertisements and also a film - Morning Raga. His first film, was Nizhalkuthu by the veteran director Adoor Gopalakrishnan. His first commercial film 4 The People, brought him recognition and fame as an actor. In this sensational blockbuster, Narain's performance as the firebrand IPS officer Rajan Mathew was well noticed. 4 The People was dubbed in Tamil and Telugu. He portrayed a struggling lawyer, Emmanuel John, in Achuvinte Amma and also realistically played a doctor, Jeevan, in Sheelabathi. He also played notable role in Annorikal. Classmates brought him close to peoples heart. His debut Tamil movie was Chithiram Pesuthadi, which was declared a blockbuster. Through Panthaya Kozhi, produced by director Lal, he has been re-launched as an independent action hero in the Malayalam film industry. In 2008, he did another youth-oriented Malayalam movie MinnaminnikoottamThis film did quite well in box office.

His film Pallikoodam was highly performance oriented, playing the character of a collector Vetrivel. The film was directed by Thangar Bachchan. His performance in the recently released film Anjaathe, directed by Mysskin, was critically acclaimed.

In 2009, Narain did a key role in Bhagyadevatha directed by Sathyan Anthikkad who had also gave him a success in Achuvinte Amma. The family oriented film starred Jayaram and Kanika- and Narain proved to be a star for this film. This was a box office success.

As of this article, Narain is working on "Veeraputhran", directed by P.T.Kunjyu Muhammed. Narain replaced another young star as he suited the character better, according to the director.


Year Film Role Language Notes
2002 Nizhalkuthu Muthu Malayalam
2004 4 the People Rajan Mathew Malayalam
2005 Annorikal Benny Malayalam
Achuvinte Amma Adv. Emmanuel John Malayalam
By The People Rajan Mathew Malayalam
Sheelabathi Dr. Jeevan Malayalam
2006 Classmates Murali Malayalam
Chithiram Pesuthadi Thiru Tamil
Nenjirukkum Varai Ganesan Tamil
2007 Panthaya Kozhi Nandagopal Malayalam
Pallikoodam Vetrivel Tamil
Ore Kadal Jayakumar Malayalam
2008 Anjathe Sathyavan Tamil Nominated, Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award
Minnaminnikoottam Abhilash Malayalam
2009 Bhagyadevatha Sajan Joseph Malayalam
Robinhood Alexander Felix Malayalam
2011 Thambikottai Azhagiri Sundaram Tamil
Ko Himself Tamil Special appearance
Veeraputhran Mohammed Abdul Rahiman Malayalam
2012 Mugamoodi Tamil Pre-production


  1. ^ PS and Gayathri (2007). "Profile". Retrieved 2008-03-08. 
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