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Kundara Johny: Malayalam Cinema’s Renowned Actor Died at 71

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Renowned Malayalam actor Kundara Johny has passed away after a heart attack at a local hospital on Tuesday. At 71 years old, the actor celebrated for his portrayal of villains in the film industry, experienced discomfort at his residence on Tuesday night and was swiftly transported to the hospital, where he breathed his last.

His final rites are scheduled for Thursday in Kollam, his hometown. Born as Johny Joseph, he gained fame as Kundara Johny due to his roots in Kundara, Kollam district. Johny Joseph, known as Kundara Johny (1 January 1952 – 17 October 2023), was a prominent figure in Indian Malayalam cinema.

Early Life: Johny initiated his career at the age of 23 with his role as a 55-year-old character in the 1979 Malayalam film, “Nithya Vasantham.”

Personal Life and Passing: Johny was married to Stella, a Hindi professor at Fatima Mata National College in Kollam. On 17th October 2023, at the age of 71, Kundara Johny tragically succumbed to a cardiac arrest at a private hospital in Kollam.

With an impressive filmography of over 100 movies, Johny made his cinematic debut in 1979, becoming an indispensable part of the industry. As a tall and robust actor, he frequently assumed the role of the antagonist, which he executed with remarkable skill. Some of his most notable films, including “Kireedam,” “Chenkol,” “Spadikam,” “Aaram Thampuran,” and “Dada Sahib,” earned him critical acclaim.

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