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Manuel Sathyaneshan Nadar commonly known by his stage name Sathyan, was an Indian film actor known for his work in Malayalam cinema.Widely considered as one of the greatest actors in India,He is also regarded as the toughest actor in the Malayalam film industry personally and professionally, and respectfully called as 'Sathyan Master' by everyone. Sathyan was born to a Roman Catholic family in Thrikkannapuram , Nagercoil in Southern Travancore on 9 November 1912 as the second child of Cheruvilakathu Veettil Manuel and Emily. He has five siblings named Late Kunjamma, Chellayya, Neshan, Devadas and Jacob.Sathyan passed the Vidwan exam, equivalent to Master of Arts before joining Saint Joseph's School, Trivandrum as a teacher. After some time, he got job as a clerk in the Kerala Secretariat and worked there for about a year. He joined the army in 1941 and got posted as a Commissioned Officer of the Viceroy of India. He served the British army in Manipur, Burma (now Myanmar) and British Malaya (now Malaysia) during theWorld War II period. After finishing his term in the army, he returned home and joined the then Travancore State Police as a police inspector. During the communist riots in 1947–1948, Sathyan was the inspector at Alappuzha North Police Station.

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Nov 9, 1912 In Nagercoil, Travancore
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Neelakuyil 1954-01-02
Latest Project:
Movie Lakshyam 1972-11-10
Known For
Poster of Pakalkkinavu
Poster of Kannum Karalum
Poster of Laila Majnu
Poster of Mudiyanaya Puthran
Movie Lakshyam 1972-11-10
Movie Akkarapacha Vasudevan 1972-07-29
Movie Kuttyedathi Appunni 1971-02-26
Movie Karakanakadal Thoma 1971-09-03
Movie Inquilab Zindabad Venugopalan 1971-09-30
Movie Agnimrigam Mukundan 1971-11-19
Movie Bheekara Nimishangal Mancheri Raghavan 1970-05-27
Movie Othenante makan Othenan Kurup 1970-08-14
Movie  You Made Me a Communist Paramu Pilla 1970-09-11
Movie Aranazhika Neram Mathukutty 1970-12-25
Movie Adimakal Appukkuttan 1969-01-01
Movie Yakshi Professor Sreenivasan 1968-08-30
Movie Ashwamedham Dr Thomas 1967-12-15
Movie Anweshichu Kandethiyilla 1967-09-08
Movie Pakalkkinavu Unknown 1966-04-08
Movie Anarkali King Akbar 1966-08-27
Movie Kayamkulam Kochunni Kochunni 1966-07-29
Movie Daham 1965-01-01
Movie Chemmeen Palani 1965-08-19
Movie Odayil Ninnu Pappu 1965-12-01
Movie Thacholi Othenan Thacholi Othenan 1964-01-31
Movie Laila Majnu Baqthum 1962-02-09
Movie Kannum Karalum 1962-09-28
Movie Bharya Benny 1962-12-20
Movie Unniyarcha Aromal Chekavar 1961-01-01
Movie Mudiyanaya Puthran Rajan 1961-12-22
Movie Nairu Pidicha Pulivalu Chandran 1958-02-14
Movie Neelakuyil Sreedharan Nair 1954-01-02
Movie Snehaseema 1954-12-30