Sunil’s Celebrity Wax Museums at Lonavala, Devgad & Thiruvanthapuaram
Sunil’s Celebrity Wax Museum is spread across at three cites in India. The the most popular one is at Lonavala, near Pune in Maharastra state. Second one is at Devgad, Maharastra state. Third one was one is at Thiruvanthapuaram, Kerala state. (Even though Sunil has earlier opened museums at Kanyakumari and Kochi, both were shut down during the course of time.)
The first full scale wax statue that Sunil made was that of the former Kerala chief minister K Karunakaran. Second one was that of E.K. Nayanar, another former chief minister of Kerala. Sunil read about E.K. Nayanar’s visit to the similar London museum, which inspired him to look into this unique form of art.
Sunil’s full name is Sunil Kandalloor and is a native of Kerala. His brothers Sujith and Subash are also involved in this venture.
Sunil says permission to start another museum inside the new Sardar Patel’s Statue Of Unity is obtained by him (World’s largest Statue). It will be opened in the due course.
Lonavala museum has wax replicas of Indian & international celebrities. There are more than 100 statues at Lonavala Sunil’s Celebrity Wax Museum. Albert Einstein, Abraham Lincoln, Dalali Lama, Harry Potter, Mr Bean, etc, are to name a few of the wax statues here. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Chhatrapati Shivaji, Swami Vivekananda, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, M.F. Hussain, etc, are some of the leading Indians who have found a place in the museum. Wax statue of Indian Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi is also seen here. It is located at around six kilometers from Lonavala town.
Devgad Wax Museum
Devgad wax Museum is situated near to Ratnagiri town. Indira Gandhi, Lionel Messi, and Superstar Rajnikant, Ankush Choudhary and Amruta Khanvilkar’s are among those at display here. Statue of Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi is also on display here. Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan are seen here. Marathi actors Swwapnil Joshi, Tejaswini Pandit, Sai Tamhankar are also there at this magnificent museum.
Thiruvanthapuaram Wax Museum
Thiruvanthapuaram Celebrity Wax Museum has 27 sculptures. Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel , Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, BR Ambedkar, Dadasaheb Phalke, Anna Hazare, Mohanlal, Justice Krishna Iyer, Sree Narayana Guru, Raja Ravi Varma, MG Ramachandran, Rajanikath, etc. Indian Prime Minister’s wax statue can also be seen here. Malayalam Actor Innocent, Vellapally Natesan, Mannathu Padmanabha Pillai, etc, are some of the other Kerala’s well known faces found in the museum in Kerala.
Some of the upcoming additions includes that of cricket legends like Sachin Tendulkar and Mahrendra Singh Dhoni.
Entry Fee to Sunil’s Celebrity Museums
Entry Fee to Sunil’s Celebrity Wax Museum is Indian rupees 100 (one hundred Indian rupees). Please check the entry fee with the authorities at your end, as they are subject to change. Group of members, like school students, are eligible for special discounted rates.