Pratap Pothen Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Pratap Pothen Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Death Date: 15/07/2022

Age: 69 Years

Death Cause: Natural Cause

Pratap Pothen Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Pratap Pothen

Some Lesser Known Facts About Pratap Pothen

  • Pratap Pothen was an Indian actor, director, scriptwriter, producer, and filmmaker. He worked in more than 100 South Indian films.
  • He was born and brought up in Chennai.
    Pratap Pothen's childhood picture

    Pratap Pothen’s childhood picture

  • In his school days, he used to participate in various painting competitions. While he was studying in college, he started participating in theatre plays. From there he developed an interest in acting.
  • After completing his graduation, he started working as a copywriter with an ad agency in Mumbai. He then joined a few other ad agencies like Sistas ad agency and Hindustan Thomson.
  • Pratap Pothen's old photo

    Pratap Pothen’s old photo

  • Later, he joined a theatre group The Madras Players, and he performed in various theatre plays like Androcles and the Lion. The South Indian filmmaker Bharathan spotted him in one of his theatre plays and offered him a role in the Malayalam film ‘Aaravam’ (1978).
  • He acted in various Malayalam films like ‘Thakara’ (1979), ‘Chamaram’ (1980), ‘Sindoora Sandhyakku Mounam’ (1982), ‘Once Upon A Time There Was A Kallan’ (2014), and ‘Forensic’ (2020).
    Once Upon A Time There Was A Kallan

    Once Upon A Time, There Was A Kallan

  • Some of his Tamil films as an actor are ‘Ilamai Kolam’ (1980), ‘Kudumbam Oru Kadambam’ (1981), ‘Echchil Iravugal’ (1982), ‘Aayirathil Oruvan’ (2010), and ‘Kamali From Nadukkaveri’ (2021).
  • He also appeared in a few Telugu films such as ‘Kanchana Ganga’ (1984), ‘Justice Chakravarthy’ (1984), ‘Chukkallo Chandrudu’ (2006), ‘Yevade Subramanyam’ (2015), and ‘Veedevadu’ (2017).
  • Pratap worked as a writer and director in a few films like ‘Jeeva’ (1988), ‘My Dear Marthandan’ (1990), ‘Magudam’ (1992), ‘Seevalaperi Pandi’ (1994), and ‘Lucky Man (1995).
  • He had started an ad agency “Green Apple” and directed TV commercials for MRF Tyres and Nippo.
  • Pratap Pothen was often spotted smoking cigarettes.
    Pratap Pothen holding a cigarette

    Pratap Pothen holding a cigarette

  • He used to drink alcohol at parties and events.
    Pratap Pothen holding a glass of alcohol

    Pratap Pothen holding a glass of alcohol

  • He was an avid animal lover and had a pet dog.
    Pratap Pothen with his pet dog

    Pratap Pothen with his pet dog

  • Pratap’s favorite quote was,

    Where there is no wind. Row!!!”

  • On 15 July 2022, he passed away at his residence in Chennai. In an interview, while sharing their condolence on his demise, the famous Indian actor Kamal Hassan said,

    I have seen how he was also adept at directing fast-paced movies when he directed ‘Vetrivizha’. My condolences.”

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