Murali : Biography
Murali was born at Kudavattor of Quilon district in Kerala as the
eldest son of Mr.P.Krishnapillai and Mrs.K.Devaki Amma.
He completed his schooling at L.P.S and U.P.S Kudavatoor,
while he finished his higher school studies at SKVHS
Thrikkannamangal. Later he attended M.G. College
Thiruvananthapuram, D.B College, Sasthamcottah and Law
Academy Law College, Thiruvananthapuram. he got the
Kerala State Award for the Best Actor for his
performance in the film Neithukaaran. Murali's
First film was ‘Njattadi’
Murali : Career
Murali donned the grease for the first time in Gopi’s ‘Njattad’i, but the film was never released. Lenin Rajendran’s ‘Meenamasathile Sooryan’ and Aravindan’s ‘Chidambaram’ soon followed. ‘Panchagni’ of Hariharan gave him the needed break, and he quickly established his position in the Malayalam film industry.
George Kithu’s ‘Ardram’ portrayed him as a hero for the first time. The transformation from villainous to character roles was speedy. He bagged the State Award for the supporting actor through ‘Amaram’.
His character Bapputti in ‘Adharam’ fully brought out his potential, fetching him the best actor state award, his first.
Meanwhile, he also made his mark in commercial films. The Malayalee audience accepted him even in villainous roles, as seen in ‘Naduvazhikal’, ‘Adhipan’, ‘The Truth’, ‘The King’, a tribute to his acting prowess. Character roles in ‘Prayikkara Pappan’, ‘Valayam’, ‘Chambakkulam Thachan’, were also widely applauded.
‘Thalolam’ and ‘Kanakkinavu’ brought him more laurels. Now, the excellent depiction of Appamestri through ‘Neythukkaran’ once again brings the state award to Murali’s showcase.