K.P. Ummer



K. P. Ummer (Malayalam: കെ പി ഉമ്മർ (Kachinamthoduka Purayil Ummer), 11 October 1930 – 29 October 2001) was a Malayalam cinema actor from Thekkepuram quarter of Kozhikode, Kerala, India. He was active in cinema from early sixties until late nineties. His first film was Rarichan Enna Pauran (1956). He frequently played the villain opposite Prem Nazir, who played the hero. Ummer was also a character artist in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. In 1967, he did his first character role in the film Udhyogastha directed by P. Venu. Later he had worked in many of his films. Ummer was a professional drama actor of K.P.A.C. and other troupes.He was a football player. K. P. Ummer was the first actor in Kerala to turn down a state government award. The K.P. Ummer Anusmarana Samithi created an award instituted in his memory for the people who contribute to Malayalam movies.

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