Veteran Malayalam actor G Kesava Pillai, popularly often called G Ok Pillai, thought of as one of many oldest actors within the trade, died on the age of 97 on Friday, household sources stated. A relentless presence within the movie and tv serials for the final 65 years, he breathed his final at his dwelling right here following age-related illnesses, they stated.
Identified for his profound voice, sturdy physique and distinctive articulation fashion, Pillai acted in over 320 motion pictures and a handful of cleaning soap operas in his sprawling profession. Born within the yr 1924 at Chirayinkeezhu within the district, he joined the military on the age of 16 years.
After finishing his 12-years-long army service, he returned to the house state and brushed his eager for performing. His acquaintance with evergreen actor Prem Nazir paved him approach for getting into the tinsel city and Snehaseema, a 1954 movie, was his first film outing.
Although he established himself as an actor by means of villainous roles, he enacted a handful of lovable character roles in his later profession in each movies and serials. Snapaka Yoyannan, Sthanarthi Saramma, Ashwamedham, Aromal Unni, Choola, Harichandran, Karyasthan and so forth have been some amongst his standard motion pictures.
He was particularly recognized for his roles in ‘vadakkanpaattu’ movies, a style of films primarily based on previous ballads from the medieval interval. He additionally gained fame as one of many few actors to carry out their very own stunts.
After being a busy actor until Nineteen Eighties, he instantly took a break from the performing profession and later returned to the trade in 2005 by means of TV serials. Kunkumapoovu and Kadamattathu Kathanar have been some amongst his standard serials. He’s survived by six kids and his spouse died years in the past. Condoling his dying, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan remembered Pillai as an actor who gained a spot within the minds of various generations by means of his distinctive performing fashion.