Anil Anto, the name might not be familiar to the audience, but the characters he played, will surely ring a bell.
Like the millions who moves to Kochi with a passion for cinema, Anil Anto too, sought to the town to satisfy his dream of becoming an actor. He is now gearing up for two upcoming movies Pappa & RJ Madonna.
Apart from Malayalam films Anil Anto is playing an important role in the Telugu film 'Kamal' which is nearing completion of dubbing.
Anil made a mark with the role of Neerali Jose in the movie Second Show, which also marked Dulquer Salmaan's debut and directed by Srinath Rajendran. Anil was later seen in Emmanuel directed by Lal Jose with Mammootty-Fahad in the lead.
But Anil Anto's journey began much before all these films happened. He started his career as a junior artist in films like Ravanaprabhu, Saivar Thirumeni, Vinodayathra and Collector.
He is an alumni of Neo film school, Kochi. After the completion of acting course at the Neo Film School, he acted in over 20 short films. Among them is, Francis Joseph Jeera's short film "Pillow Nothing But Life" which received national and international accolades and won many awards including best actor award in the Port Blair international festival and Kalaburagi international short festival.
In the meantime, he took a break from movies and spent few years in New Zealand together with his family. From there, he joined English short film "CULPA" playing the lead role.
The outstanding performance in CULPA, bagged him a role in web series called Six Excavations, which was released under the banner of Wow Now Production House New Zealand.
Anil anto is now currently doing 'Pappa', directed by Shibu Andrews, shot entirely in New Zealand. The movie will be released in Tamil, Kannada and Hindi. And RJ Madonna directed by Anand Krishna Raj is another film waiting to get release.
In addition, there are three other films awaiting announcement, including a movie by Eben Avittappilly.