December 07, 2023

Pratap Pothen Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : July 15, 2022

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Short Biography

Pratap K Pothen was born on 18-04-1952 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Pratap K Pothen popularly known as Pratap was an Indian Film Actor, Screenwriter, Film Director, Film Producer & Advertising Director who was known or his work in Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu & Bollywood cinema. He also acted in a Silent film Pushpaka Vimana in 1988. 

Other Name: Pratap K. Pothen, Pratap Kulathunkal Pothen
Other Professions: Screenwriter Film Producer Film Director Advertising Director
Appearance: Tamil Malayalam Telugu Bollywood

Pratap Pothen Complete Bio & Career

Born into a well-to-do business family of Thiruvananthapuram, he went to the famous boarding school- Lawrence School, Lovedale in Ooty at the age of five. Pratap secured admission to Madras Christian College and completed his graduation in BA Economics in 1972.
He debuted in 1979 in a Tamil film Azhiyadha Kolangal. His second film Aaravam was a huge hit and helped him gain respect in the South Indian Film Industry. Pratap got lots of adulation for his role in movies like ‘Thakara’ and ‘Chamaran’.  Pratap also directed films. His first film 'Meendum Oru Kaathal Kathai' - a story of a mentally unwell couple who did extremely well and also won the national award in the process.
In his personal life, Pratap was not very successful as he was married twice and both the marriages ended in divorce. His first marriage was with leading actress Raadhika with whom he was married just for a year. His second marriage was with Amala Satyanath in 1990 but the duo separated in 2012.

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Pratap Pothen died at the age of 70. He was found dead on 15-07-2022 at his apartment in Kilpauk, Chennai. According to source, his death cause is a natural.

DEATHDAY 15 July,2022 (Saturday)
DEATH PLACE Kilpauk, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Pratap Pothen Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Kulathunkal Pothen
Mother Ponnamma Pothen
Brother Hari Pothan
Sister None
Ex-wife Raadhika (1985-1986), Amala Satyanath (1990-2012) 
Son None
Daughter Keya Pothen

He was born to a homemaker mother Ponnamma Pothen & and a businessman father Kulathunkal Pothen. He had an elder brother named Hari Pothan who is a film producer. He was married to actress Raadhika in 1985 and got divorced in 1986. He was remarried to Amala Satyanath in 1990 and again divorced in 2012. With her second wife Amala, he had a daughter named Keya Pothen.

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Body Measurements

Chest Size 42
Biceps Size 12
Waist Size 32
Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper

Personal Info

Home Town Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
School The Lawrence School, Lovedale, Tamil Nadu
College Madras Christian College, Chennai
Qualification Graduate
Hobbies Travelling, Painting, Listening Music
Marital Status Divorced
Debut Malayalam Film - Aaravam (1978)
Tamil Film - Azhiyadha Kolangal (1979)
Telugu Film - Aakali Rajyam (1981)
Silent Film - Pushpaka Vimana (1988)
Bollywood Film - Guru (2007)
Tamil Film (as a director) - Meendum Oru Kaathal Kathai (1985)
Best Movies Thakara (1979), Chamaram (1980), Meendum Oru Kaathal Kathai (1985), Rithubhedam (1987) among others
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Place Kerala, Goa
Favorite Dress Suits
Favorite Food Non Veg Food

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Pratap Pothen

  • His father passed away in 1967 when he was only 15 years old.
  • He was married twice and divorced both times.
  • He worked as a copywriter in a Mumbai ad agency, Hindustan Thomson & Sistas Ad Agency.
  • He acted in a silent film Pushpaka Vimana along with Kamal Haasan in 1988.
  • He was nominated six times for the Filmfare Awards South and received three Filmfare Awards.
  • For his directorial debut film 'Meendum Oru Kaathal Kathai', he received the Indira Gandhi National Award for Best Debut Film Director in 1985.

Pratap Pothen Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Pratap Pothen was 70 years 2 months & 27 days old age.