Guinness Pakru

Guinness Pakru
Born Ajay Kumar
(1976-08-31) 31 August 1976 (age 37)
Kottayam, Kerala, India
Other names Undapakru, Guinness Pakru
Occupation Actor, Director
Years active 1984–present
Notable work(s) Athbhutha Dweepu directed by Vinayan
Spouse(s) Gayatri Mohan(married on March 2006)
Children Deeptha Keerthy
Parents Radhakrishnan, Ambujakshiyamma
Awards Kerala State Film Awards
special award - 2006
Guinness Book of Records

Ajay Kumar, known as Undapakru or Guinness Pakru, is a popular Malayalam comedy actor. He has made an entry into the Guinness Book of Records for being the shortest actor (2 ft 6 in (76 cm))[1] to play a character in a full-length film. He played the lead role in Albhutha Dweep, a Malayalam movie directed by Vinayan. The movie was later dubbed in Tamil.

The film Albutha Dweep starred him as dwarf prince Gajendra of the kingdom Vamanapuri on a fantasy island, where the men were cursed to be dwarfs and women were of normal height. Around 300 dwarves acted in that film.[2][3] In 2013, Guninness Pakru has also made his directorial debut through his film Kutteem Kolum.

Early life

He hails from Aymanam, Kerala in India as Radhakrishnan and Ambujakshiyamma's son on 31 August 1976.[4] He is a BA graduate with economics and has a diploma in computer science. He started his career as a mimicry artist and later moved to films. He debuted through the children’s film Ambili Ammavan (The Moon) in 1984. He now also acts in TV serials.

Family Life

He married Gayathri Mohan in March 2006.[5][6] They have a daughter Deeptha Keerthi born in April 14th 2009.

Transformation to director

Guinness Pakru (Ajayakumar) also turned into director with the 2013 Malayalam movie Kutteem Kolum. He also played the lead role in the movie. He could well be the shortest director in filmdom as well. The film had Aditya, Sanusha, Laya, Munna, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Vijayaraghavan and Ponnamma Babu. Camera was handled by Vinod Bharathi and music by Bijibal.

Honours and awards

He had made an entry into the Guinness Book of Records for being the shortest lead actor (2 ft 6 in (76 cm)) to play a character in a full-length film.His accomplishment is cited on the 167th page of the 2008 edition of the Guinness Book of Records. Apart from this world record, he was also presented with a Kerala State Film Award and a special Tamil Nadu State Film Award for his performance in the film Dishyum in 2006.[7][8]

Guinness Book of Records

  1. Guinness Book of Records (2008 edition) - Shortest actor to play a lead character in a full length movie
  2. Guinness Book of Records (2013 edition) - Shortest film director in the world to direct a full length movie

Kerala State Film Awards

  1. Kerala State Film Award (2006)- Special Award Athbhutha Dweepu

Tamil Nadu State Film Awards

  1. Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize (2006) - Dishyum

Filmography

As actor

Malayalam
Tamil

As director

  • Kuttiyum Kolum (2013)

References

External links

  • Internet Movie Database
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