South Indian actor Kalabhavan Mani Passed away

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  • Mani came into mainstream movies through mimicry performances
  • Acted as villain in major Tamil and Telugu movies
  • This talented  singer and music director  released number of folk song albums
  • His first movies was ‘Aksharam’
  • Hes married and was living with wife Nimmy and daughter Sreelakshmy
  • He won special jury award for both national and state level
  • He won filmfare award for Best villain for the movie ‘Gemini’

Popular Malayalam actor Kalabhavan Mani passed away at a private hospital here on Sunday, said his family. He was 45.Unwell for a while, Mani was hospitalised for the past two days.

In a career spanning close to a quarter century, Mani has acted in around 200 films and of late, was seen more often in Tamil films. Beginning his career as a mimicry artiste, he went on to play serious and even villain roles and was a popular singer too, especially of ballads.

For his brilliant portrayal as a blind man in the film “Vasantiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njanum”, he won the special jury award at the national and the state level.