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Cochin Haneefa

Birthday
22 Apr 1951 (Age 67)

Cochin Haneefa Biography

Salim Ahmed Ghoush better known by his stage name Cochin Haneefa was an Indian film actor, director, and screenwriter. He started his career in the 1970's as a villain and turned to be one of most the popular comedians of Malayalam film industry.

He has done more than 300 films in Malayalam, Tamil and Hindi. As a filmmaker, he was critically acclaimed for the melodrama Vatsalyam (1993). Haneefa died in Chennai on 2 February 2010, after being diagnosed with chronic liver cancer.

He was a comic member of the famed "Cochin Kalabhavan Troupe" whose members include Bindhu Panicker, Jayaram, Kalabhavan Mani and Harisree Asokan. He made his film debut in 1979 in a small role in "Ashtavakran" and went on to act in over 300 films in Malayalam. He has also acted in over 80 Tamil films - the most popular being Mahanadi.
 

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