Kalabhavan Mani

Date of Birth: January 01, 1971
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Kalabhavan Mani
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Kalabhavan Mani (Malayalam: കലാഭവൻ മണി; born 1 January 1971) is a South Indian actor and singer who started his career through Malayalam films. At first he was a comedian and then he went on to be a serious actor as well as a strong hero and villain. He has acted in a number of films in Malayalam and Tamil. He has proved his acting prowess in movies like Vasantiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njanum, in which he plays a blind street singer.

CareerMani was born in Chalakudy, Kerala. He started his career as a mimicry artist in Kalabhavan, Kochi. He started his acting career in the Malayalam film Aksharam as an auto driver. Since then, he has acted in several movies as a comedian. His first serious role was in the film "Vasanthiyum Laksmiyum Pinne Njanum". He has acted in more than 80 films in Malayalam and more than 20 films in Tamil.

He is also a professional playback singer and a singer of Nadan Paattu (folk songs). His first album was Kannimanga Prayathil. He has since established a parallel industry of 'Nadan Pattukal', selling a record number of releases. He has also released a few religious songs and Mappila Pattukal.

Mani's career started portraying comedic roles primarily in Malayalam films; he later shifted to serious roles. Eventually he became popular all across South India portraying negative characters in an unusual style. Despite all the popularity, Mani is known for his down-to-earth personality and for providing various humanitarian aids to people in need.