Death Date: 15/07/2022
Age: 69 Years
Death Cause: Natural Cause
|Other name||Pratap Pothan LinkedIn- Pratap Pothan|
|Profession(s)||Actor, Filmmaker, Scriptwriter, Producer|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 170 cm
in meters– 1.70 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 7”
Film (Malayalam; As an actor): Aaravam (1978) as Kokkarakko
Film (Tamil; As an actor): Azhiyadha Kolangal (1979) as Indumathi’s husband
Film (Telugu; As an actor): Aakali Rajyam (1981) as Pratap
Film (Hindi; As an actor): Guru (2007) as K. R. Menon I.A.S.
Film (Tamil; As a director): Meendum Oru Kaathal Kathai (1985)
Film (Malayalam; As a director): Rithubhedam (1987)
Film (Tamil; As a writer): Solla Thudikuthu Manasu (1988)
TV (Tamil; As an actor): Naalaya Iyakkunar (2009) in a supporting role; aired on Kalaignar TV
|Awards||• 1979: Filmfare Awards South for Best Actor (Malayalam) for Thakara
• 1980: Filmfare Awards South for Best Actor (Malayalam) for Chamaram
|Date of Birth||13 August 1952 (Wednesday)|
|Date of Death||15 July 2022|
|Place of Death||His apartment in Kilpauk, Chennai|
|Age (at the time of death)||69 Years|
|Death Cause||Natural Causes The Hindu|
|School||The Lawrence School, Lovedale, Tamil Nadu|
|College/University||Madras Christian College, Chennai|
|Educational Qualification||BA in Economics (1972) LinkedIn- Pratap Pothen|
|Religious Views||Agnostic Facebook- Pratap Pothen|
|Food Habit||Non-vegetarian Facebook- Pratap Pothen|
|Relationships & More|
|Marital Status (at the time of death)||Divorced|
|Marriage Date||• First Marriage- Year 1985 (divorced in 1986)
• Second Marriage- Year 1990 (divorced in 2012)
|Wife/Spouse||• First Wife- Raadhika Sarathkumar (actress and producer)
• Second Wife– Amala Satyanath (general manager with Tata group in Mumbai)
|Children||Daughter– Keya (from his second wife Amala Satyanath)|
Father– Kolathinkal Pothan (businessman)
Mother– Name Not Known
|Siblings||He had five siblings. His elder brothers’ names are Hari Pothen (film producer) and Mohan Pothen. One of his sisters’ name is Devi Pothen.|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Pratap Pothen
- Pratap Pothen was an Indian actor, director, scriptwriter, producer, and filmmaker. He worked in more than 100 South Indian films.
- He was born and brought up in Chennai.
Pratap Pothen’s childhood picture
- In his school days, he used to participate in various painting competitions. While he was studying in college, he started participating in theatre plays. From there he developed an interest in acting.
- After completing his graduation, he started working as a copywriter with an ad agency in Mumbai. He then joined a few other ad agencies like Sistas ad agency and Hindustan Thomson.
Pratap Pothen’s old photo
- Later, he joined a theatre group The Madras Players, and he performed in various theatre plays like Androcles and the Lion. The South Indian filmmaker Bharathan spotted him in one of his theatre plays and offered him a role in the Malayalam film ‘Aaravam’ (1978).
- He acted in various Malayalam films like ‘Thakara’ (1979), ‘Chamaram’ (1980), ‘Sindoora Sandhyakku Mounam’ (1982), ‘Once Upon A Time There Was A Kallan’ (2014), and ‘Forensic’ (2020).
Once Upon A Time There Was A Kallan
- Some of his Tamil films as an actor are ‘Ilamai Kolam’ (1980), ‘Kudumbam Oru Kadambam’ (1981), ‘Echchil Iravugal’ (1982), ‘Aayirathil Oruvan’ (2010), and ‘Kamali From Nadukkaveri’ (2021).
- He also appeared in a few Telugu films such as ‘Kanchana Ganga’ (1984), ‘Justice Chakravarthy’ (1984), ‘Chukkallo Chandrudu’ (2006), ‘Yevade Subramanyam’ (2015), and ‘Veedevadu’ (2017).
- Pratap worked as a writer and director in a few films like ‘Jeeva’ (1988), ‘My Dear Marthandan’ (1990), ‘Magudam’ (1992), ‘Seevalaperi Pandi’ (1994), and ‘Lucky Man’ (1995).
- He had started an ad agency “Green Apple” and directed TV commercials for MRF Tyres and Nippo.
- Pratap Pothen was often spotted smoking cigarettes.
Pratap Pothen holding a cigarette
- He used to drink alcohol at parties and events.
Pratap Pothen holding a glass of alcohol
- He was an avid animal lover and had a pet dog.
Pratap Pothen with his pet dog
- Pratap’s favourite quote was,
Where there is no wind. Row!!!”
- On 15 July 2022, he passed away at his residence in Chennai. In an interview, while sharing the condolence on his demise, the famous Indian actor Kamal Hassan said,
I have seen how he was also adept at directing fast-paced movies when he directed ‘Vetrivizha’. My condolences.”
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