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Ramesh Pisharody

Ramesh Pisharody is a well known Film actor and TV Anchor and is also a known stage performer as a mimicry artiste.

Born in 1983, He had his primary education from Kendriya Vidyalaya Newsprint Nagar, Karikkode Govt High School and pre degree from Devaswom Board College, Thalayolaparambu. Later he joined Salim Kumar's mimicry troupe Cochin Stallions before entering movies. He started his film debut through film "Positive" in 2008 and has done more than a dozen movies till date.

Born to T V Balakrishna Pisharody and Rema B Pisharody(Dakshinamoorthi Pisharam, Kuthannoor) at Newsprint Nagar, he has married to Soumya and has a daughter named Pournami.

 


Babu Narayanan

Babu Naryanan, alias Babu Pisharody is a famous Malayalm film director. He has directed more than 25 Malayalam movies. He started his directorial venture with movie "Anagha" in 1989.  He together with Anil Kumar directed popular movies like Maanthrikacheppu, Sthreedhanam, Kudumba Vishesham, Aramanaveedum Anjoorekkarum, Kaliyoonjal and Pattabhishekam. Last movie they done together was Parayam in 2004. Later he took a break from movies. He made a comeback in 2013 with the Malayalam movie To Noora with Love.

Born to Thalakkulathur Pisharath Narayana Pisharody and Pathappiriyath Pisharath Devaki Pisharasiar at Calicut.  He is married to Jyothi. The couple has two children, Darssan and Sravana.


Madhav Ramdasan

Well known Malayalam film director who got Gollapudi Srinivas National award for the ‘Best Debut Director 2011' for directorial debut film "Melvilasam", which also won P. Bhaskaran award for the Best Feature film of 2011 and  16th Busan’s International Film Festival Award in South Korea. He has directed his second film Apothecary which portrays the other side of Medical ethics also got wide range acclaim.

Born in 1975 he started his career with Ad films and documentaries. Father, Mulakunnathkavu Padinjare Pisharath Madhava Pisharody and Mother Kalluvazhi Thrivikrama Purath Pisharath Radha Pisharasiar.

Wife: Kalamandalam Bindulekha(Mural Artiste)

 

P P Ramachandran

Well known new generation Malayalam Poet of the Post Modern era. Also famous as Blogger, Web Magazine editor of "Harithakam" and is also active in amature drama field.

Born in 1962 at Vattamkulam in Malappuram District, he started his career as a Primary teacher and has retired recently as a High School Teacher from AVM High School Ponnani.

His famous works are "Kanekkane", "Randay Murichathu" , "Katte Kadale", "Kalamkaari" & "Pathalam".

Recipient of Kerala Sahithya Academy Award in 2002 for his Poem collection "Kanekkane", is also recipient of various Memorial awards for Poem  constituted in memory of Late V T Kumaran, Cherukadu, Kunchupilla, Changampuzha & V K Unnikrishnan. His is the recipient of P Kunjiraman Nair Award for 2013 for his work "Katte Kadale" and Cherusseri Award in 2014 for his contributions to Malayalam Poetry and Language.

Father, Shri. Kaladi Pisharath Narayana Pisharody and Mother Smt. Bharathi Pisharasiar, Puramundekkattu Pisharam.

Wife: M P Mini and Daugher Haritha.

 

K P Bhavani

Well known writer in Malayalam.

Her famous works are "Manjumalakalil Moksham Thedi", "Nirangal Nizhalukal" and "CBI Diary Kurippukal". She has also written many short stories.

She is the Chief Editor of Thulaseedalam.


Kalamandalam Vasu Pisharody

A well known Kathakali artist, expertise is in the characters like Nalan ('Pacha') and Bahukan ('Pacha') in 'Nalacharitham', Ravanan ('Kathi') in 'Udbhavam' and 'Bali Vijayam', Keechakan ('Kathi') in 'Keechaka Vadham', Narakasuran ('Kathi') in 'Narakasura Vadham', Brahmanan ('Minukku') in 'Santhanagopalam', and Prasuraman ('Minukku') etc.

Kalamandalam Vasu Pisharody was born on Aug 15, 1943 in Palakkad District. His father was T.P.Rakhava Pisharody and mother was M.P.Lakshmikutti Pisharasyar. His primary education is upto 7th.

He learned Kathakali after his 7th in Kerala Kalalayam, Ottapalam under Kalamandalam Balakrishnan Nair for 1 year. Later he joined P.S.V. Natyasangham for 3 years and in Kerala Kalamandalam for 6 years under Padmasree Vazhenkada Kunchu Nair. Has practised also under Ramankutty Nair and Padmanabhan Nair from Kerala Kalamandalam. He continued his education for 2 years there with the Scholarship of Central Govt. He finished his studies in 1969 and worked there as teacher in temporary post till 1979. During that time he worked also in the 'Kalaries' managed by Guruvayoor Kathakali Club as teacher. From 1979 to 1999 he worked as teacher and Head of the Department of Kathakali Vesham, in Kerala Kalamandalam and retired on 1999 March.

Vasu Pisharody is a winner of the prestigious Central Sangeet Natak Akademi award.

He has also received Veerashrinkhala from Kongad and Awards from several Kathakali clubs. Kerala Kalamandalam Award in 1998. Fellowship from Central Human Resources Development Ministry. Kerala Sangeet Natak Akademi Award. Kerala Kalamandalam Fellowship. Shri Pattikkamthodi Puraskar - Kerala Kalamandalam. Shri Pattikkamthodi Puraskar - Gandhi Seva Sadan. Olappamanna Devi Puraskar. Kalamandalam Krishnan Kutty Podhuval Puraskar. Kalamandalam Krishnan Nair Kalyanikkuty Amma Puraskar. Puraskar from "Sarggam" Kongad.

Has authored a book named "Ranga Naishadahm" on Kathakali.

Wife P.Sbhadra


 

Kottakkal Gopala Pisharody

Gopala Pisharody, son of Mannarkad Govindapurathu Bharatha Pisharody and Kizhakke pisharath Madhavikutty Pisharassiar was born on 20-8-1938 at Chunangat, Ottappalam. After completing SSC he joined Kottakkal PSV Nattyasangham to learn Kathakali sangeetham.After completion of training for 8 years under Gurus Vasu Nedungadi and Gopala kurup, he joined PSV Nattyasangham as teacher and served the sangham for about 29 years. Along with Nattyasangham troup he had teavelled all over India and also many foreign countries viz Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, China and North Korea. He has sung in the company of renowned Kathakali singers like Kalamandalam Nambishan, Vasu Nedungadi, Unnikrishna kurup, Gangadharan etc. Narayanan, Peadeep and Madhu of Nattyasangham as well as P.D.Namboidiri, Manoj , Krishna kumar Raja etc are some of his distinguished desciples. He is residing in his house "Ragasoudham" along with his wife, Kongad Kavil Pisharath Shobhana Pisharassiar.

 

RLV Damodara Pisharody

R.L.V. Damodara Pisharody of Thrippunithura is the favourite desciple of the great Kalamandalam Krishnan Nair - the doyen who was instrumental in popularising cultural Kerala's pride art form "KATHAKALI". Damodara Pisharody was born in 1939 to Attingal Manikantthapurathu pisharath Shivarama Pisharody and Puthrikkovil pisharath Lakshmikutty Pisharassiar. He completed his education and training in Kathakali from R.L.V. College of Music and Fine Arts, Thrippunithura. He has married Mahadevamangalathu Pisharath Sharada Pisharassiar. Damodara Pisharody has trained more than hundred disciples in Kathakali.

 

Pallavur Raghava Pisharody

Pallavur Raghava Pisharody is a famous Rhythm Artiste in Ilathalam.  Born on 15th November 1948 to Manjaloor Pisharath Narayana Pisharody and Kodumudi Cherat Pisharath Sridevi Pisharasiar, he learnt Ilathalam from his father. He started learning Chenda from Pallavur Kunjukutta Marar at the age of 19 and did his Arangettam in 1969 at Sri Thrippallavur Temple and thereafter worked with the famous Pallavur trios.

He is a doyen on Ilathalam at various Poorams in Kerala, especially Thrissur Pooram for many years. He has been awarded Pulappatta Rama Marar award, Kongad Sargam Award, Dubai Melam Award, Kalamandalam Krishnankutti Poduval "Kalasagar" Award, Njhangattiri Devaswom Award, Thiranottam Award, and many more.

Thippallur Pisharath Leela Pisharasiar is his wife and he has three children, Ramesh, Rajesh and Radhika.

K.P.Balakrishnan, IFS (Retd)

K.P.Balakrishnan was born in 1940 to Aattor Nedumbrakkal Pisharath Madhavi pisharassiar and Aryavaidyan N.P.Krishna Pisharody. After completing MSc from Ernakulam Maharajas College he served as a Professor in colleges in Kerala. After getting selected in IFS in 1963 he worked in various consulates in various countries. Government appointed him as Ambassador of Yemen for the period 1986-89. Subsequently he was also appointed as Ambassadors in Ethiopia, Djibooty and Vatican. He retired in 2000 from Foreign service but continued as Commonwealth Advisor in 2001-02 in Guyana's foreign office. Since 2002 he has settled down in Thrissur. Padinjare Thonnangamath pisharath Sati is his wife.

T.Balaraman, IAS (Retd)

Shri. T.Balaraman , the first person to get selected to IAS from our Community was the son of former Thrissur Municipal Commssioner Kattoor Rama Pisharody and Padinjare Thonnangamathu Ammini Pisharassiar. After completing B.Sc with physics, he got selected to IAS cadre in 1963. He has served in various high posts in several states including Maharashtra and Central secretariates. He has obtained training in Public Administration from U.K. He was also Managing Director of National seed corporation, Delhi. At the end of his career, he retired as Principal Secretary to Maharashtra Government.

 

Col. Dr. V P Gopinathan

Col. Dr. V P Gopinathan is a famous Chest specialist. He is the elder son of Late Sukapurath Karunakara Pisharody and Late Vattenat Pisharath Narayani Pisharasiar.

 

Panditharathnam K P Achutha Pisharody

Younger brother of K P Narayana Pisharody, who is 105 years old, is a Sanskrit scholar who has dedicated his life to the teaching of Sanskrit Language. Born to Kodikkunnath Thrikkovil Pisharath Narayanikkutti Pisharasiar and Pudusseri Manackal Pasupathi Namboothiri, he is a disciple of Punnasseri Nambi Neelakanda Sarma.

He started his teaching career in 1939 as a Sanskrit Teacher in Peringottukara School, Thriprayar and after working in half a dozen institutions he retired in 1970 and still continuing to teach Sanskrit. He is the recipient of Devipuraskaram from Samoothiri Raja in 2011 and Vishwa Sankrit Prathishtan has conferred Panditharatnam title on him in 2012. He has also received Deviprasadam Award from OMC Trust(Olappamanna). He is the present Kulapathi of Pisharody Samajam.


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