Malayalam character actor Kalasala Babu(68) died at the age of 68 at a private hospital in Kochi on Monday morning. He has been suffering from heart problems for a long time. He began his career as a drama artist and entered to Malayalam film industry. He has been part of many hit movies like "Pokkiriraja", "Balettan","Runway" etc. He has also been part of many renowned Malayalam serials and debuted in cinema with the movie 'Inaye Thedi' by John Paul.which had hit the theatres in the year 1977.
He was born to noted Kathakali artist Kalamandalam Krishnan Nair and Mohiniyattam exponentKalamandalam Kalyanikutty Amma. He founded the Kalasala Drama troupe based in Tripunithura. Famous actors Thilakan and Surasu had cooperated with him in making the theatre group. Kalasala Babu portrayed negative characters in his films several times and was popular for realistically portraying complicated characters.