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Actor-filmmaker Pratap Pothen found dead at his Chennai Flat, celebs mourn!

Pratap Pothen Dies at 70

Noted Actor-Filmmaker Pratap Pothen passed away at the age of 70, he reportedly found dead at his residence in Chennai on Friday morning. Pratap Pothan has worked in more than 100 films including Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi.

About Pratap Pothen

Pratap Pothen was on born on 13 August 1952 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. He completed his School education from Lawrence School, Lovedale in Ooty and for his graduation he went to Madras Christian College.

After graduation Pothen worked with ad agencies as a Copywriter in Mumbai.

Pratap Pothen Movies

Pratap worked as an Actor, Film Producer, Scriptwriter, and Filmmaker. Pratap Pothen made his acting debut with the malayalam movie Aaravam in 1978 and some of his notable work include Jeeva, Lucky man, Moodupani, Panneer Pushpangal, Thakara, 22 Female, etc.

Pratap made his directorial debut with the tamil movie Meendum Oru Kaathal Kathai in 1985, for this movie he won the Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film as a Director.

Personal Life of Pratap Pothen

Pratap Pothen was married to actress Raadhika in 1985 but they parted ways in 1986. Then in the year 1990 he married Amala Sathyanath who was a corporate professional but even after 22 years of togetherness they separated in the year 2012.

Awards won by Pratap Pothen

Pratap Pothen won several awards for direction as well as for acting

  • Filmfare Award for Best Actor in the Malayalam film Thakara in the year 1979
  • Filmfare Award for Best Actor in the Malayalam film Chamaram in the year 1980
  • Indira Gandhi Award for Best Director for the movie Meendum Oru Kaathal Katahi in the year 1985.
  • Filmfare Award for Best Director for the movie Rithubhedam in the year 1987.
  • SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a negative role for the movie 22 Female Kottayam in the year 2012.
  • Special Jury Award in Kerela State Film Award in the year 2014.

Cause of Death: According to Police reports Pratap Pothen died because of natural health causes.

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