Sukumaran Biography

Updated On Jul 22, 2019 Published On Feb 18, 2017
Facts of Sukumaran
Date of Birth: 1948 , June-10
Date of Death: 1997 , June-16
Birth Nation: India
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
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Edappal Ponnamkuzhi Veettil Sukumaran Nair, or Sukumaran, was a popular Indian film star in Malayalam cinema from the early ’70s to ’90s born in Edappal, Malappuram. He was born to Father Parameshwaran Nair & Mother Subhadramma and grew up with his siblings. He attended St. Thomas Higher Secondary School and pursued his master’s degree in English Literature with a gold medal from Thiruvananthapuram University. Regarding his ethnicity and nationality, he is a south Asian actor holding Indian Nationality.

While Sukumaran was teaching at Scott Christian College, he got an offer to act in the Malayalam movie Nirmalyamwhich bridges him towards “Avalude Ravukal”, “Etho Oru Swapnam”, “Bandhanam”, “Manasa Vacha Karmana”, “Salini ente Koottukari”, “Kolilakkam,” “Witness”, etc. He also made the conspicuous role in the C.B.I. diary “Kurippu” and its sequel which earns him several awards and trophy. Sukumaran also won Kerala State Film Awards for the Best Actor in Bandhanam and owes own production company Indraraj Creations.  

Moving towards his personal life, Sukumaran married to Mallika, who is also a well-known Indian film and television actress. They have two sons Indrajith and Prithviraj Sukumaran and both are a Malayalam film star. Sukumara earns huge amount of money in his short time career but due to the sudden heart attack at the age of 49, he died. It has been estimated that his current net worth is $2 million.

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Born in Malappuram.

June 10 , 1948

Edappal Ponnamkuzhi Veettil Sukumaran was born on 10th June 1948 in Kerala. His father name is Parameshwaran Nair and mother Subhadramma Nair. He grew up in Kerala and pursued his education from there. He also had siblings as well.

Debut in Nirmalyam.


Sukumaranto got a chance, role of a defiant youngster in the Movie Nirmalyam which was directed by M.T. Vasudevan Nair. His diligent performance won the heart of million of people and also earned him National Film Award.

Won Best Actor Award.


Sukumaran won the Kerala State Film Award for the Best Actor for his role in Bandhanam. The Movie Bandhanam got extremely hit at that time and his outstanding performance won the heart of millions of people.   


Married to Malike.

October 17 , 1978

After Sukumaran settle down his career, he got married to Malike Sukumaran. They got married on October 17, 1978, in Kerela. They have given birth to two children Indrajith and Prithviraj Sukumaran who are both Malayalam Film Star. 

Died because of Heart Attack.

June 16 , 1997

Sukumaran Nair was heart patient and had a minor heart attack before. While Sukumaran was on the success of his career, he got the major heart on 16th June 1997 which led him to death. His death made millions of people full of tears.