1952 – 1999
Who was Zainuddin?
A. C. Zainuddin was a popular Malayalam film comedian actor. He started his career as a mimicry artist in Cochin Kalabhavan. He was expert in imitating actor Madhu, especially his mannerisms as Pareekkutty in Chemmeen. He started to act in films like Chappa directed by P. A. Bakkar. He then went on to act in over 150 films in a span of 13 years from 1986 to 1999. He was noted for his role as a siamese twin in the film Siamese Irattakal, which featured him as a conjoined twin to Maniyanpilla Raju. Zainuddin also excelled in his roles in Mimics Parade, Hitler, Kabooliwala, Kasargode Khaderbhai and Alanchery Thambrakkal. By later 1990s he started to suffer from respiratory diseases. He was a member of a stage programme organised by Association of Malayalam Movie Artists to raise funds for the families of deceased in the Kargil war of 1999. He died of respiratory complications at Amrutha hospital in Kochi on 4 November 1999. His last film was Ezhupunna Tharakan.
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- May 12, 1952
- Nov 4, 1999
on July 23, 2013