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Mamukkoya was a popular Malayalam comedian actor. His unique usage of Mappila dialect and style marked his presence in the industry. He acted in more than 450 Malayalam films and was the first winner of State award for Best Comedian in Malayalam cinema. He was born to Chalikandiyil Muhammed and Imbachi Ayisha on 5th July, 1946. He had a brother Koyakutty. He had his primary education from MM High School, Calicut. He was married to Suhara. The couple had four children, Muhammed Nisar, Shahitha, Nadiya and Abdul Rasheed. He was residing in Beypore near Kozhikode. Mamukkoya started his career as a theatre actor. He got his chance in the film industry through Anyarude Bhoomi (1979). His second entry to Malayalam cinema was through Sibi Mayil's movie Doore Doore Oru Koodu Koottam. After this film he was introduced to Sathyan Anthikkad by scriptwriter Sreenivasan. He landed a role in Gandhinagar Second Street. His portrayal of Gafoor in Sathyan Anthikkad's Mohanlal – Sreenivasan starrer Nadodikkattu (1987) carved a niche for him in Malayalam cinema. His award winning performance in Perumazhakkalam (2004) proved that he can handle non-comedy roles as well with ease. He did the title role in the film Korappan, the great (2001), which depicted him as a forest brigand like Veerappan. He got the Kerala State Award for Second Best Actor in 2004 for the movie Perumazhakkalam.
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