Machan Varghese - A Smile which won Hearts

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Machan Varghese Malayalam movie comedian and the actor had left us 9 years back. On this memoir, we would like to share some known facts about this actor, who fought cancer with a smile......


His name 'Machan' was provided by director Siddique and he came to the Malayalam cinema from Elamakkara in Kochi. Born in 1960, he had entertained the cinema lovers with his comedy, dialogue delivery and his looks. 

 He came from the backdrop of drama and mimicry to the Malayalam film industry. 




There lies an interesting story with a dog which had been care taken by actor himself and the dog which was at that time used for the film shootings had set the stage for M L Varghese to showcase his talent in film fraternity.

  • Acting Career

The actor started his career in 1989 with the movie 'Swantham Ennu Karuthi', but he actively participated in acting with director Siddique-Lal's 'Kabooliwala' and then 'Mannar Mathai Speaking'. 

  • Malayalam films of Machan Varghese

 'Punjabi House', 'Hitler', 'Thenkashipattanam', 'Meesha Madhavan', 'Thilakam', 'Pattalam', 'CID Moosa', 'Pappi Appacha', 'Kadksham', 'Maharaja Talkies', 'Best Of Luck' include over 100 movies in his cinema career.

  • Family

 At the age of 50, Feb.3rd 2011, Machan Varghese as Malayalam actor said goodbye to the Malayalam films due to cancer disease. Elsy Varghese is the wife and John Varghese and Rincy are the children.

Machan Varghese son John aka Robin Machan has acted in few of Malayalam films like Issac Newton S/o Philipose and short films as well.


Published - 3 Feb, 2015                last updated - 17 May, 2020

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