Malayalam actor Ravi Vallathol dies at 67

Malayalam actor Ravi Vallathol dies at 67

Malayalam film and television actor Ravi Vallathol passed away in Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday. The actor was being treated for Alzheimer’s disease at a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram. He was 67.

In a career spanning over three decades, he has acted in 46 films and over 100 television serials. Vallathol debuted as an actor with the serial Vaitharani on Dooradarshan in 1986. His first movie was Swathi Thirunal (1987), directed by Lenin Rajendran. Vallathol is known for his roles in the movies Nalu Pennungal, Sagaram Sakshi, Vidheyan, Nizhalkkuthu, Samantharangal, and Sargam.

Vallathol had also penned 25 short stories. His stage play Revathikkoru Pavakkutty was later adapted into a film. He was born on 25 November 1952 as the son of playwright T N Gopinathan Nair and Soudamini in Malappuram. He is the nephew of poet Vallathol Narayana Menon.

He is survived by his wife Geethalakshmi. The couple has been running Thanal, an organisation for mentally challenged people.

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