Ammanath Babu Chandran popularly known as ’Edavela Babu’ is a very
popular Malayalam film actor. He got his nick name ‘Edavela’ from
his first film "Edavela"- in 1981, Directed by Sri.Mohan . The
Story & Screen Play- had been done By Late Sri. P. Padmarajan.
’Edavela Babu’ was born to Late V.Raman (Retd. Administrative
Assistant Kerala Police Dept) and Santha Raman (Retd.Music
Teacher, Govt High School) on 11th August at Irinjalakuda in
Thrissur District of Kerala. He did his High Schooling at Govt.
Model Boy's High School, Irinjalakuda and then took his degree
from Christ College, Irinjalakuda.
During his school days he actively participated in all extra
curricular activities and won many prizes and was also the
recipient of a scholarship, being first in Folk Dance in the 17th
State School Youth Festival,1977. During college days he kept the
same spirit and won 1st Place in the years-1980, 81, 82, 83-
Representing Christ College, Irinjalakuda for Dance Competition in
the Calicut University Youth Festival. Greatly Impressed by his
skill during his college days, Director Sri.Mohan gave him a role
in ‘Edavela"- in 1981.
It was a turning point in his life. He then acted in more than 100
films including one Hindi film (Meena Bazar). Some of his majors
hits include Edavela, Auto Brothers, Pranayanilavu, AakashaGanga,
Mayajalam, Gazal, Kulapathi, Ayushkalam, Thalasthanam,
Ennodu Ishtam Koodamo, Kasargode Kather Bayi, Ottayal Pattalam,
Agnisalabhangal, Ganamela, News, Sreedharante Onnam Thirumurivu,
Puli Varunne Puli,
Oru Kadamkatha Pole ,Samagamam ,Gloria Fernandez from USA, Good
Boys, Mimics - Super 1000, Ishtamanu Nooruvattom, Mookkillaa
Rajyathu Murimookkan Rajavu, Priyankari, KL7 - 95 - Ernakulam
North ,Mazhavil Koodaram, Peruvannapurathe Visheshangal,
Samudhayam, Pidakkozhi Koovunna Noottandu,Chronic Bachelor,
Pattalam ,Mazanagudiyil Mannadiyar Speaking.
He is a popular household name as he has acted in more than 200
Telefilms, Serials, and Mega Serials on the Mini Screen. Other
than these, he has worked as Comperer and given many live shows on
Doordarshan, Asianet, Surya, Kairali and IndiaVision Channels. He
has also lent his voice for dubbing, to Heros like Vineeth, Rehman,
K.P.Kumar, Ashok Pothen, Dileep, Vishnu, Baiju….etc and is skilled
in modeling too.