Malayalam actor Anil Murali has been reported dead in Kochi at a private hospital.

He was undergoing treatment for liver problems at a private hospital in Kochi which he eventually succumbed today and died, He is survived by wife and two children.

Anil was born to Muraleedharan Nair and Sreekumari Amma at Thiruvananthapuram. He has an elder brother and a younger sister. Anil was married to Suma. They have a son, Adithya and a daughter, Arundathi

He has acted in more than 200 films. He started his career as a villain before taking on character roles.

Anil  began his acting career as a positive character in director Vinayan’s film Kanyakumariyil Oru Kavitha in 1993.

He acted in Lenin Rajendran’s off beat movie Daivathinte Vikrithikal in 1994. He acted in Mammootty film Stalin Sivadas in 1999. It was Valkkannadi by Anil Babu in 2002 which gave him a real villain role. He was an integral part of Malayalam movies since 2002.

He is continuing his journey doing some of the best villain characters in Malayalam films. His villain role Nenja Hakkim in Ivar (2003), as Raghu in Kayam (2010), and Podiyadi Soman in City of God (2011) were appreciated very well.

He also did many character roles in some of the recent hit movies like as S K in Manikyakallu in 2011 and as Davis in Amen in 2013.