Actor Kalabhavan Mani Dies in Kochi, India, Hospital After Battle With Liver Disease, Family Says
The Malayalam actor and folk singer died Saturday at age 45, his family said. Mani began his career as a mimicry artist and went on to act in various roles in more than 200 films. He was once the highest earning actor from Malayalam cinema as he was doing films in other languages too. A National award winner also.
One of his last memorable roles was his guest appearance in Rajnikanth starrer Robot as the coconut tree climber whom Aishwarya Rai tries to seduce.