Life and times of Bharath P.J Antony
Born on January 1st, 1925 in Pachalam, Cochin
Father : Joseph, S/o Thomas Panakkootathil
Mother : Elizabeth
Education : studied in Advaitashramam Aluva.
Passed Sastri examination during 1946.
From early childhood days Antony was interested in acting plays. Antony and his friends presented plays in many occasions.
Antony was an efficient dramatist. He was able to write plays with high speed. He could write drama in one night and present it in the next day. He was able to write, direct and enact plays.
P.J Antony has written down 115 dramas but a few were printed in the book form. National Book Stall, Kottayam, Kerala printed 14 plays, a few by others.
He established Prathibha theatres and later a theatre named P.J Theatres was also formed.
In 1958 he entered in the film field. "Randitangazhi" by Neela Productions was his first film. "Mudiyanaya Puthran" was his second successful movie. "Nirmalyam" written and directed by Sri. M.T Vasudevan Nair gave a great breakthrough to his film life. Antony became the first Bharath Award winner in South India for his best performance in MT's film Nirmalyam during 1973.
His last film was "Manninte Maril" by P.A Baker.
P.J Antony married Smt. Mary during 1954. His son, Joseph is a renowned Sitharist. Smt. Priya is Joseph's wife. Now resides in Palani.
Antony's daughter Adv. Elizabeth is in Cochin. Her husband Mr. George, an employer of Cochin Shipyard. Adv. Elizabeth has two children.
Apart from dramas Antony was the author of several revolutionary songs and light songs. He had written short stories and novels. On 14th March 1979 Antony expired after completing the dubbing works of his last film "Manninte Maril"