Actor and popular Malayalam mimic artist Abi aka Kalabhavan passed away today morning in Kochi at a private hospital. Abi was being treated for cancer, reports reveal, and had to be admitted in the hospital after the blood platelets of the actor dropped to a lowest possible level. Abi survived by wife Sunila and children Ahana, Aleena and Shane Nigam. Shane has already made his debut in acting in Malayalam cinema and is already a promising actor. Not many people, who follow South Indian cinema know much about Kalabhavan Abi and his expertise. We take a look at few things that we need to know about this top artist and a well respected man in in Malayalam cinema.
Abi donned the role of ‘Amina Thata’ in many Malayalam cinema and was popular with the same name. Not many knew his real name for many years.
Besides worked in many ads, and performing in many events and functions of Malayalam cinema, Abi has acted in more than 50 Malayalam films.
Abi got the name Kalabhavan from the troupe he joined first which was called Kalabhavan. And since then he became popular as Kalabhavan Abi.
In many advertisements in Malayalam, the voice of Amitabh Bachchan was mimicked by Abi and was also known for dubbing for many actors in the past.
He is known as Kalabhavan Abi to the industry but his real name is Habeeb Ahamed, which not many even in the film industry are aware of.