Celebrity/ Cochin Haneefa


Haneefa was born in Kochi to Kochi Velthedathu Tharavattil A.B. Muhammed and Hajira. He graduated with a degree in botany and studied at Kochi St. Augustine’s School and St. Albert’s College.

He was a member of the famed comedy troupe “Cochin Kalabhavan”, whose members included Jayaram, Kalabhavan Mani, Harisree Ashokan, Salim Kumar, and Bindhu Panicker. He made his film debut in 1972 in Azhimukham directed by Vijayan and went on to act in over 300 films in Malayalam. He also acted in over 80 Tamil films, including popular movies like Mahanadi with Kamal Haasan,Sivaji and Enthiran with Rajini.

Haneefa died on 2 February 2010, aged 58, in Chennai, from multiple organ failure. He had been treated for liver cancer.He is survived by his wife Fasila and twin children Safa and Marwa.

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