Neeyum Njanum: These interesting facts about actor Shiju Abdul Rasheedare are surely going to surprise you!

These interesting facts about Shiju Abdul Rasheed aka Ravi from Neeyum Njanum will blow your mind!

Tom Francis

September 28, 2020


4 min


With his charismatic on-screen presence as Ravi Varman aka Shiju Abdul Rasheed has captured our hearts on the Malayalam serial Neeyum Njanum. For those who are new to the show, Neeyum Njanum tells the story of Ravi, a middle-aged businessman. His notions about romance and marriage changes when he meets a young girl named Sreelakshmi.

With his romantic moments with Sreelakshmi, Ravi Varman has become one of our favourite on-screen heroes. For those who love his charming presence on Neeyum Njanum, here are 5 fun facts you should definitely know about the actor.

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  1. An extensive career in the industry

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Throw back Malayalam movie Kamath & Kamath @rimakallingal

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Ravi aka Shiju Abdul Rasheed is one of the most familiar faces in the industry with a plethora of performances to his credit. He has been a constant presence for over 14 years in movies and hit TV shows to his name. His skill in handling comedy roles made him the co-actor of rom-com stars like Kunchacko Bobban and Dileep in several movies.

  1. International star

Shiju Abdul Rasheed has also been a part of international films. The actor’s career turned around as he got noticed for his role in the film In the Name of Buddha directed by Rajesh Touchriver. The internationally acclaimed film tells the story of a Sreelankan doctor and his prolific life.

  1. A familiar face in Mollywood

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Throw back Pullipulikal Attinkutikal location @kunchacks

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With more than 50 hit Malayalam films in his career, Shiju is one of the most familiar faces in Mollywood. From his first movie Mazhavilkoodaram in 1995 to the recent hit Oru Pazhaya Bomb Kadha, the actor has acted with some of the industry’s A-listers.

  1. Started his career as a villain

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Selfie tym 📸

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Shiju wasn’t always the preferred hero in films. The actor’s first noticeable role was as a villain, thanks to his unique looks and body language. His performance as a villain in the hit 1996 Tamil movie Mahaprabhu gave him his first career break. He went on to be a part of Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films for several years.

  1. A constant face in Tamil and Telugu cinema

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with my onscreen mother😊

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The actor has a separate fanbase in Tamil and Telugu industries for his popular roles. He is known as Devi Shiju in Telugu industry from the evergreen hit movie Devi. The actor has also been an important part of Kannada and Odia films, playing major roles.

How many of these interesting facts did you guys know about Ravi aka Shiju from Neeyum Njanum? Tell us in the comments below!

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