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2 States: Did you know about these interesting facts about actor Mukesh?

Tom Francis

September 2, 2020

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Did you know that Veteran actors Mukesh participated in Kerala politics and is currently an MLA representing the Kollam constituency? Scroll down to read more interesting facts about the 2 states star!

With an industry presence spanning almost 4 decades, Mukesh is one of the all-time favourite actors of Malayali movie lovers. He made his debut in 1982 with the Malayalam movie Balloon and soon became familiar to the audience by delivering hits like Odaruthammava Aalariyam and Boeing Boeing. With more than 200 films to his credit, Mukesh continues his presence in the industry with recent hits like 2 States and Dhamaka. If you loved Mukesh’s comic role in the movie, then we are sure that these fun facts about the actor will surely surprise you!

Missed out on the Malayalam movie 2 States starring Mukesh and Manu Pillai? Watch it here:

#1 Political career

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Mukesh actively participated in Kerala politics and is currently an MLA representing the Kollam constituency. His victory in the constituency elections of 2016 kickstarted his political career.

#2 Married twice

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The actor married film actress Saritha in 1988 after a lot of gossip around the couple’s name. They separated in 2011 and Mukesh later married renowned dancer Methil Devika in 2013.

#3 Actors in the family

Mukesh comes from a lineage of actors. His mother, Vijayakumari was a popular screen actress from the early years of Malayalam cinema. His sister Sandhya and her husband Rajendran are also popular actors from the industry.

#4 Made a come-back to the industry

A lesser-known fact about the actor is his decline in 2008 after being a part of several flops in the industry. The actor was written off by media for losing relevance to the newcomers in the industry. Mukesh made a prolific return to acting with hit films like Udayanaanu Tharam, Goal, Vinodayathra and Kadha Parayumbol.

#5 Hit rom-com hero

Mukesh is an all-time favourite actor in the industry for his back to back hits in the ’80s and early 2000s. He was known for his signature style in acting and his films were mainly romantic comedies. The actor’s career turned around after the evergreen superhit Ramji Rao Speaking and Godfather. With his fun characters and pleasant on-screen presence, Mukesh is surprising his critics even now by delivering back to back hit films.

Which is your favourite Malayalam movie starring Mukesh? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

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