C. I. Paul was a Malayalam film and television actor. He was a member of the working party led by Fr. Vadakkan and came to acting through the famous dramas by V. L. Jose. He was well appreciated for his performance in Kalanilayam dramas. His silver screen break came with Madatharuvi, in which he played the role of Fr Benedict. He acted in around 300 films and several TV serials since then. Paul, who started out as a character actor proved that he could handle comedy and villain roles with equal panache. C. I. Paul died on 14 December 2005 at Thrissur due to heart failure.
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