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Pratap Pothan passed away

Chennai> Famend actor and director Pratap Pothan (69) handed away. He died in a flat in Chennai.

Aarav is the primary film. He acted in 95 movies in Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu and Hindi languages. He has directed about thirty movies together with Malayalam movies Ritubhedam, Daisy and Oru Yatramozhi, Chaitanya in Telugu and Jeeva, Vetrivizha and Luckyman in Tamil.

He was born to Kulatungal Pothan and Ponnamma Pothan in Tiruvalla. His father Kulathungal Pothan, a businessman, was a fellow communist. Movie producer Haripothan is Prathap’s elder brother.

Studied at Lawrence College, Ooty. He later graduated from Madras Christian Faculty with a level in Economics. In school, he acted in performs along with his mates.
In 1971, he joined an promoting company in Mumbai as a replica author. Later he labored in lots of firms. After that he involves the cinema.

Prathap, who was an actor within the theater group Madras Gamers, was forged by Bharathan in his Arava. Aravam was in 1978. In 1979 Bharatante Thakara and in 1980 Bharatante Tsava Chamaram, Pratap Pothan turned the hero. He received the Filmfare Award for Finest Malayalam Actor in 1979-80 for his efficiency in Takara and Chamaram. In 1980, Pratap Pothan acted in about 10 movies. Prathap additionally turned well-known in Tamil for his performing in movies akin to Neshte Killate, Panneer Pushpanam, Moodupani and Varumain Kanara Sivappu. Ok. Prathap’s efficiency within the movie Varumain Kurar Sivappu directed by Balachander was very notable. Until 1987, he acted in lots of Malayalam movies as lead, sub-lead and character actor. He additionally acted in Tamil movies until 1992. After taking a break from movies, he centered on enterprise and began his personal promoting firm known as Green Apple. Sachin Tendulkar went on to grow to be an promoting director for large firms like MRF and Nipo.

First to grow to be a director in Tamil. In 1985, Meendum Oru Kathal Kathai was the primary movie he directed. In 1987, he directed Ritubhedam in Malayalam. In 1988, the movie Daisy, written and directed by Pratap Pothan, turned a superhit in Malayalam. He went on to direct seven Tamil movies. In 1997, he directed the movie Oru Yatramozhi in Malayalam starring Mohanlal and Shivajiganesan. After a hiatus, Pratap Pothan acted within the 1997 Tamil movie Pechinen Vanthath. Later in 2005, he made a comeback in Malayalam performing in Tanmatra. After that he acted in lots of movies in Malayalam and Tamil.

In 2012, Prathap Pothan received the Takakanga Award for Finest Villain Actor for his efficiency within the film 22 Feminine Kottayam. He has acted in about 100 movies.

After his departure, he was contracted to direct a Tamil movie, however the undertaking was deserted.

Pratap Pothan’s first marriage was with well-known movie star Radhika. Their marriage, which passed off in 1985, quickly broke up. He married Amala Satyanath in 1990 however divorced in 2012. Pratap Pothan has a daughter in Amala. Daughter Keya Pothan is a rock & roll singer.


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