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Intro to Manikuttan

Thomas James, also known as Manikuttan or ‘MK,’ is an Indian actor who works primarily in the Malayalam Film Industry. He is most known for his role as Kayamkulam Kochunni in Surya TV’s popular TV serial of the same name, which aired in 2004. For long years, he was a member of the Kerala Strikers team in the Celebrity Cricket League. In 2021, he was crowned the winner of Bigg Boss Malayalam Season 3.
He was born on 2 March 1986, in Nalumukk, a village near Kudappanakunnu and Peroorkada in Trivandrum, Kerala, India. His father’s name is James and mother’s name is Eliyamma. He studied B.Com at Mahatma Gandhi College in Thiruvananthapuram after attending St. Mary’s Higher Secondary School in Pattom, Trivandrum.

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Personal Information

Real NameThomas James
ProfessionActor
Height5’8″ Inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Date of Birth2 March 1986
Age (as of 2022)37 Years
BirthplaceTrivandrum, Kerala
NationalityIndian
SchoolSt. Mary’s Higher Secondary School, Pattom, Trivandrum
College/UniversityMahatma Gandhi College, Thiruvananthapuram
Educational QualificationGraduate
DebutFilm- Varnachirakukal (1999)
TV- Kayamkulam Kochunni (2004)

Family and Relationship

FatherJames
MotherEliyamma
BrotherNot Known
SisterNot Known
GirlfriendNot Known

Career of Manikuttan

He made his acting debut in the TV serial Kayamkulam Kochunni in 2004 which aired on Surya TV.

Varnachirakukal was his first film where he played as a child actor in 1999. In 2004, he starred in the campus film Oru Peelekanenta Oormakke, which was produced by Mahatma Gandhi College in Thiruvananthapuram. In the Malayalam film Boy Friend (2005), directed by Vinayan, he made his first appearance. He has appeared in significant films such as Mamangam (2019), Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea (2019), and others.

In February 2021, he competed in the third season of Asianet’s reality TV programme Bigg Boss Malayalam, hosted by Mohanlal. For his appearance on the show, he received a lot of positive feedback from the audience. The show was cancelled after the 96th episode owing to the pandemic, but a winner was chosen by voting. He was chosen as the winner by voting.

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Works in Film Industry

YearTitleRole
1999VarnachirakukalBalu
2005Boy FriendRamesh
2006Bada Dosth
Kalabham
Nandu
Parthasarathy
2008Twenty:20
Minnaminnikoottam
Kurukshetra
Positive

Harasser in bus
Prakash
Udayan
2009Passenger
Dr. Patient
Meghatheertham
Swantham Lekhakan
Sudhi
Rafique
Young Balunarayanan
Reporter
2010Valiyangadi
Thathwamasi
Chaverpada
Elsamma Enna Aankutty
Four Friends
Ananthu
Lord Rama
Ameer Sulthan
Jerry
Vishnu
2011Doctor Love
Padmasree Bharat Dr. Saroj Kumar
Ponnu Kondoru Aalroopam
Venkidi
Cadet Rajesh
2012Kunjaliyan
Grandmaster
Karmayogi
Thattathin Marayathu
Simhasanam
Scene Onnu nammude Veedu
Vinayan
Eby Kuriiakose

Najaf
Arjunan’s Friend
Rafique
2013Hotel California
Crocodile Love Story
Sharath
Sreeraj
2014God’s Own Country
Snehamulloral Koodeyullappol
Zakir
Sabarinath
2015Loham
Howarah Bridge
Boy at the wedding
Shayam
2016Pavada
Karinkunnam 6’S
Oppam
S.I. Suresh
Vishnu
Devayani’s brother
20171971: Beyond Borders
Swapnangalil Haisal Mary
Masterpiece
Soldier
Joy
2018Nimir
Kammara Sambhavam
Shenbaghavalli’s Husband
Thilakan Purushothamman / himself
2019Mamangam
Thrissur Pooram
An International Local Story
B Nilavarayum Sharjahpalliyum
Moyin
Ali

Ali
2021Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea
Navarasa
Mayinkutty

Shanmugham Master
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TV Serials

He has also acted in Malayalam television series like as ‘Kayamkulam Kochunni’ (2004), ‘Black and White’ (2016), and ‘Devi Mahathmyam’ (2017). In 2021, he appeared on the TV reality show ‘Bigg Boss Malayalam 3’.

He’s also worked on popular TV shows including ‘Devi Mahathmyam’ and ‘Black and White,’ both of which aired on Asianet, and ‘Kayamkulam Kochunni,’ which aired on Surya TV.

He has also presented the TV shows ‘Super Jodi’ and ‘Rani Maharani,’ both of which were broadcast on Surya TV.

YearShow
2004Black and White
2004-2007Kayamkulam Kochunni
2017Devi Mahathmyam
2021Big Boss Malyalam Season 3
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Exciting Facts About Manikuttan

  • Manikuttan was born and brought up in Kerala, India.
  • He has been a member of the ‘Kerala Strikers’ side in the Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) for several seasons.
  • He talked about his difficult childhood on ‘Bigg Boss Malayalam 3’ in 2021, and he revealed that his friend Rinoj had perished during the coronavirus outbreak. Thomas was close to his friend and had been there for him during his difficult times.
  • He is a fitness fanatic who works out in the gym every day.
  • He has been interested in acting since he was in elementary school and has performed in a number of theatre productions.
  • Manikuttan keeps a beard that makes him appear really hot, and he admires it.
  • He stated in an interview that he enjoys playing with children. His acting is praised not only by his fans but also by critics.
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Salary

His net worth ranges from $1 million to $5 million as of 2022.

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