Pradeep (Malayalam actor)

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Born17 November 1981 (1981-11-17) (age 40)
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Years active2007-present

Pradeep Chandrasekharan Nair or more known by his stage name Pradeep Chandran, is an Indian actor who appears in Malayalam films and television. He is best known for his role as DCP Abhiram IPS in Malayalam television serial Karuthamuthu.

Early Life

Pradeep was born in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, to Chandrasekharan Nair, who is Retired Director from ShortHand Bureau of Special Branch CID, Kerala Police Department, and Valsala C Nair. Pradeep completed his Masters in Business Administration from VLB Janakiammal College of Engineering and Technology, Anna University and then worked in Bangalore for an insurance company before entering into movies.


Pradeep made his acting debut in 2007 with Director Major Ravi’s Mission 90 Days, where he played the role of a commando helping Mammooty, the top investigating officer. After this he appeared in multiple movies like Kurukshetra (2008 film), Kandahar (2010 film), Geethanjali (film), Lokpal (film), Oppam, Drishyam. He has shared screen space with actor Mohanlal in many of his movies. Pradeep has also acted in a Sanskrit movie Madhurasmitham :ml:മധുരസ്മിതം|മധുരസ്മിതം[1] as an IAS Officer where he can be seen encouraging school students on life lessons.

Pradeep made his television debut in 2010 through serial “Kunjali Marakkar” on Asianet, for which he won Asianet Television Awards 2011 for Best Debut Actor. His most notable work in television came across in the year 2017, when he got the opportunity to play the role of DCP Abhiram IPS in Malayalam television serial Karuthamuthu[2], which made Pradeep popular among the Malayalee audience.

In January 2020, he entered as a contestant in the Malayalam reality TV show Bigg Boss (Malayalam season 2).[3][4][5][6][7]


No. Year Title Role Director
18 2019 Sanskrit Movie Madhurasmitham IAS Officer Suresh Gayathri
17 2017 Villain (2017 film) SI B. Unnikrishnan
16 2017 1971, Beyond Borders Radio operator Abhinand Major Ravi
15 2016 Oppam Asst. Commissioner George Priyadarshan
14 2015 Loham Biju Ranjith (director)
13 2014 Naku Penta Naku Taka Customs officer Vayalar Madhavankutty
12 2013 Drishyam The new Sub Inspector Jeethu Joseph
11 2013 Oru Yathrayil One of the Director Major Ravi
10 2013 Geethaanjali Doctor Priyadarshan
9 2013 Lokpal (film) C I Sunil Joshiy
8 2012 Karmayodha Cameo Major Ravi
7 2012 Simhasanam (2012 film) Cheriyappilli Sadaananthan Shaji Kailas
6 2011 Vaadamalli Police officer / Brother Alberrt Antoni
5 2010 Kandahar (2010 film) Senior Officer Major Ravi
4 2009 Ividam Swargamanu Shibu Areekutty Rosshan Andrrews
3 2009 Angel John Gangster S L Puram Jayasurya
2 2008 Kurukshetra (2008 film) Saravanan Major Ravi
1 2007 Mission 90 Days NSG Commando Major Ravi



Title Role Channel Director Language Notes
Kunjali Marakkar Kunjali Marakkar Asianet Vayalar Madhavankutty Malayalam
Karuthamuthu DCP Abhiram IPS Asianet Praveen Kadakkavoor Malayalam


year Program Channel Notes
2017 Onappooram Season 2 Asianet Participant
2017 Comedy Stars Season 2 Asianet Guest
2018 Urvashi Theatres Asianet Participant
2018 Onapookalam Asianet Guest
2018 Sell me the answer season 3 Asianet Participant
2019 Comedy Stars Season 2 Asianet Guest
2019 Shappile Kariyum Naavile Ruchiyum Asianet Guest
2019 Onamamangam Surya Tv Participant
2019 Keralolsavam Surya Tv Participant
2019 Badai Bungalow Asianet Guest
2020 Comedy Stars Season 2 Asianet Guest

Reality Shows:

year Program Channel Notes
2020 Bigg Boss (Malayalam season 2) Asianet Contestant

Awards and Nominations

Asianet Television Awards 2011:

  • Best Debutant Actor – Kunjali Marakkar

Asianet Television Awards 2018:

  • Most popular Actor (Nominated) – Karuthamuthu
  • Best pair (Nominated) – Karuthamuthu


  1. "Bigg Boss Malayalam 2 contestant Pradeep Chandran: Everything you need to know about the Karuthamuthu actor - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2020-05-01.
  2. "Actors Rini Raj, Darshana and Pradeep Chandran have a blast on the sets of Karuthamuthu; see video - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2020-05-01.
  3. "ഡിസിപി അഭിറാമിനും ബിഗ് ബോസ്സില്‍ കാര്യമുണ്ട്!". Asianet News Network Pvt Ltd (in മലയാളം). Retrieved 2020-05-01.
  4. "Bigg Boss Malayalam 2 contestant Pradeep Chandran: Everything you need to know about the Karuthamuthu actor - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2020-05-01.
  5. Nair, Tarun. "WHO IS PRADEEP CHANDRAN ?". Republic World. Retrieved 2020-05-01.
  6. "Bigg Boss Malayalam Season 2: Meet the Contestants of the Mohanlal-Hosted Show". News18. 2020-01-06. Retrieved 2020-05-01.
  7. "ബിഗ് ബോസ് ജീവിതത്തില്‍ ഉണ്ടാക്കിയ മാറ്റം വേറെ ലെവലാണ്: പ്രദീപ് ചന്ദ്രന്‍ പറയുന്നു | pradeep chandran about his life after bigg boss". Retrieved 2020-05-01.

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