These Celebrity Caricatures by Mahesh Nambiar Will Blow You Away

“You can parody and make fun of almost anything, but that does not turn the universe into a caricature.”

 – Bernard Berenson

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Mahesh Nambiar is an Indian artist, based in Kerala, and he is a lead animator at Auryn Inc. He manages to caricature famous people in a way that is funny, and also real. They don’t seem insulting, like the majority of caricatures, they tend to be just plain funny.

Want to see Mahesh’ work? Well you can do so by going onto his blog, and gawk at his pieces or you can scroll down to check some of them: from Snoop Dog (ahem, sorry, Snoop Lion), to Daniel Craig, Jackie Chan and even Dalai Lama – there’s no stopping Mahesh and his creative “targets”. So let’s get down to business and make our day a whole lot better.

1. Jackie Chan

Celebrity Caricatures by Mahesh Nambiar

You remember Jackie from “Rush Hour”, “Shanghai Knights”, “The Tuxedo” and, of course, my favorite “The Medallion”. What? Jackie Chan is an awesome guy, and his movies are filled with fighting scenes, and are pure entertainment. He does his stunts also!

2. Snoop Dog ( Lion)

Celebrity Caricatures by Mahesh Nambiar

Snoop Dog or Lion, or whatever he is calling himself nowadays, has smoked himself out of this world. Soon, we will see his transformation into a mythical beast, he will be known as – Snoop Chimera, the one and only shizzle fo the nizzle bizzle drizzle and something else that ends with double z’s and l, and possibly an e.

I have the utmost respect for this man, and his music, but he has gone crazy, and when I say crazy I mean he has surpassed Prince in crazy. But c’est la vie, you can call him eccentric, you can call him non-conformist, the man that doesn’t abide by the rules. I just call him silly puppy.

3. Daniel Craig

Celebrity Caricatures by Mahesh Nambiar

Daniel Craig is the best James Bond since Sean Connery. But I do concur, and I do realize that it is time for a change, and we need a new Bond. The ones with Craig in them were too dark and gritty, and the ones with Pierce were just silly.

I want another Sean Connery franchise; something that just emanates sophistication, charisma, and all around badassery.

4. Dalai Lama

Celebrity Caricatures by Mahesh Nambiar

For those of you who don’t know what a Dalai Lama is – The Dalai Lama is often thought to be the leader of the Gelug School. This position belongs officially to the Ganden Tripa, which is a temporary position appointed by the Dalai Lama, who, in practice, exerts much influence.

5. Lemmy Kilmister

Celebrity Caricatures by Mahesh Nambiar

Ian Fraser “ Lemmy” Kilmister. The legendary singer, songwriter, bassist, and tough man of Motorhead – a heavy metal band that will blow you away with its riffs. In 1975, after being released from a 5-day jail time for possession of what they thought was cocaine, but in fact was speed, Lemmy created Motorhead.

Unfortunately, Lemmy passed away in December last year, leaving behind a legacy few rock gods can match. Fans have since taken solace in the fact that Lemmy is probably wreaking havoc somewhere in Rock heaven.

6. Nick Cave

Celebrity Caricatures by Mahesh Nambiar

Nick Cave has to be one of the smoothest men alive. And his music can bring even the all father, the Nordic god, Odin to tears. If you have a couple of minutes to spare, listen to his song “People Ain’t No Good”. It’s just a rollercoaster of emotion – it’s my favorite go-to sad song.

It also makes you think about the inevitable fate that awaits us, that our destiny is covered in the fog of the future, and it would be best not to know it, and be surprised of where we arrive. The journey matters, as the destination.

7. Mark Zuckerberg

Celebrity Caricatures by Mahesh Nambiar

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Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook. A brilliant mind. Did you know that he wasn’t the typical kid that played games for countless hours, but instead created them?

Mahesh Nambiar’s caricatures brought a huge smile to my face; hopefully, they did so with you too. If you have anything to add, please do so by posting in the comments section below. I’d love to hear from you!

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in March 2015 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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5 Comments These Celebrity Caricatures by Mahesh Nambiar Will Blow You Away

  1. Moniruzzaman Mar 11, 2015 at 08:12

    Hey, This photo is really excellent.Thanks for sharing it.

    Reply
  2. Nestor Mar 12, 2015 at 15:11

    “The Dalai Lama is often thought to be the leader of the Gelug School. This position belongs officially to the Ganden Tripa, which is a temporary position appointed by the Dalai Lama, who, in practice, exerts much influence.”

    Cool article, but the above description of the Dalai Lama is not helpful for the layman. How about simply, “He’s and important and influential figure in Tibetan Buddhism.”?

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    1. Claudia Mar 16, 2015 at 10:10

      Hi Nestor, thank you for the suggestion :) We will keep in mind next time. Have a great day.

      Reply
  3. Noreen Mar 15, 2016 at 08:25

    Ma he’s is obviously really, very talented. Thanks for introducing his work to me.

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  4. Noreen Mar 15, 2016 at 08:26

    Mahesh is obviously really, very talented. Thanks for introducing his work to me. (Replacing the typo version!)

    Reply

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