Wednesday, March 11, 2015


Jayaram is one of the top film stars  of Malayalam Cinema and he is maintaining this position successfully for the last 25 years.Jayaram entered Malayalam films as the main actor of a film in 1988  and continued to be so in large number of hits and super hits.His characters  did not show any gimmicks to boost his image as a  superman  by fighting and winning over a group of people alone, or threatening opponents  with guns.He opted to portray 'down to earth' characters, usually the common man and their daily routine life.Since Jayaram is an exceptionally good mimicry artist he is possessed with immaculate observation abilities and so he could manifest any type of roles naturally with ease.He is blessed with large scale sense of humor and when he plays such comedy characters or in comedy type films, the audience enjoys them a lot.
Directors like Sathyan Anthikkadu and Rajasesan utilized his ability to portray comedy characters in many of their hit films.Jayaram speaks Tamil also as fluently as Malayalam and so he has acted in large number of Tamil films in main roles and in supporting roles along with great actors like Kamal Hassan.

Jayaram was born on 10th December 1965 to parents Subramaniyam and Thankam at Perumbavoor in Kerala.The famous Malayalam Novelist 'Malayattoor Ramakrishnan' was his Uncle.
After his college studies and earning a Degree, he joined the reputed 'Kalabhavan',  a Kochi based mimicry troupe and he was the main artist of that troupe.He became very popular as a mimicry artist.The well known writer and director P.Padmarajan was looking for a new face for his new project at that time and he invited Jayaram for a screen test.Jayaram thus became the hero character of the film 'Aparan'.An young innocent man facing several problems because of another man of his similarity but a criminal was the theme of this film.Shobhana and Parvathy were the female leads of this successful film which was released in 1988.
In another film of Padmarajan 'Moonnam Pakkam' Jayaram acted in main role along with 'Thilakan' who was the central character of this film.Thilakan acted as the grandson of Jayaram in this film and it was one of the best performance of Thilakan in his career.The film was a big hit.
The films of Padmarajan were well received always by the audience and the actors in those films were able to get more good chances in other films by appearing in Padmarajan films.Padmarajan  was a mentor for Jayaram and by his film 'Innale' another super hit film, Jayaram became a well established actor of Malayalam.
In the film 'Ponmuttayidunna Tharavu' Sreenivasan,Jayaram and Urvashy were the main actors and was directed by Sathyan Anthikkad.
In 1989 Jayaram and Shary were the main pair of 'Jathakam' a well noted film directed by Suresh Unnithan.
The film 'Mazhavil Kavady' directed by Sathyan Anthikkad became a big hit and the role of Jayaram  as 'Velayudhan Kutty' aroused much laughter and earned sympathy also.Sithara,Urvashy,Innocent,Krishnankutty Nair,Bobby Kottarakkara,Paravur Bharathan,Mamukoya etc acted in this film.
In the film 'Innale' written and directed by  Padmarajan, Shobhana,Srividya,Suresh Gopi acted along with Jayaram in pivotal roles.
In the film 'Thalayana Manthram' in which Sreenivasan,Jayaram,Urvashy and Parvathy acted in main roles, the ego clash between the family members were manifested in a comedy manner.
Parvathy and Jayram were the leads of the film 'Subhayatra' directed by Kamal in 1990 which dealt with the theme of finding accommodation in Cities like Mumbai for a family.
'Nagarangalil Chennu Raparkkam' directed by Viji Thampi was a hit film in which the pranks of Jayaram and the innocence of Sreenivasan were very much liked by the audience.
In the film 'Keli' Jayram earned the love and sympathy for his character 'Narayanan Kutty' a handicapped young man who owns a small shop.Narayanan Kutty falls in love with Sreedevi and the consequences were the theme of this film which was directed by Bharathan.
He acted along with Mohan Lal in the political crime thriller 'Adwaitham'(1992) directed by Priyadarshan.
Jayaram and Shobhana earned accolades as the main leads of 'Meleparambil Aanveedu' directed by Rajasenan.Jayaram brings his wife 'Pavizham' to his family as a housemaid  where his elder brothers were  still bachelors and could not reveal the truth that Pavizham is his wife.The film aroused much comedy.
CID Unnikrishnan B.A., B.Ed. was a successful comedy film directed by Rajasenan in which Jayaram played the title role.
Jayaram amd Premkumar presented excellent acting skill as two 'Kathaprasangam artists' in the  film 'Puthukottayile Puthumanavalan' directed by Rafi Mecartin in which Annie was the heroine.
'Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranaya Kalathu' was a hit film directed by Kamal in which Balachandra Menon,Biju Menon,Jayaram and Manju Warrier acted in Key roles.
Narendra Prasad,Rajan P.Dev,Jayaram,Kasthuri and Sangeetha acted in main roles of 'Aniyan Bava Chettan Bava' in 1995 directed by Rajasenan which was a big success.Daughters of both the Bavas fall in love with 'Premachandran(Jayaram),  their driver in this film.Premkumar acted in supporting role.
'Karunyam' was one of the best films written and directed by Lohithadas in which Jayaram portrayed nicely the main character 'Satheesan' in 1997.
'Katha Nayakan' was another well noted film of Jayaram in 1997 in which  Divya Unni was  the heroine.
In the year 1997, Jayaram presented excellent acting skill in the film 'Irattakuttikalude Achan' directed by Sathyan Anthikkad'.Rajeevan (Jayaram) who elopes with a rich girl(Manju Warrier) gives away one of his new born babies to a stranger who lost all his children at birth is the theme.
'Summer in Bathlehem' was directed by Sibi Malayil in which Suresh Gopi,Jayaram,Manju Warrier presented excellent acting skill.The location of the film of forest hills and farms of Ootty added scenic beauty for this film.
In the film 'Kottaram Veettile Appoottan' Jayaram depicted a rich orphan 'Appoottan'  who helps villagers in their needs.He sponsors a girl to become a doctor who initially used to hate him.
'Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal' was a super hit film directed by Sathyan Anthikkad in which Bhavana and Lakshmi Gopalaswamy acted in female lead roles.Jayaram's son Kalidas acted as a  child artist in this film.The film won National award as Best feature film in Malayalam.
'Theerthadanam' was a film directed by G.T.Kannan in 2001 which was based on the story 'Vanaprastham' written by M.T.Vasudevan Nair.Jayaram earned good opinion and appreciation for his role. Jayaram and Suhasini were the leads of this film.
The role 'Lonappan' which he portrayed in the film 'Sesham' directed by T.K.Rajeev Kumar  earned much accolades and considered as one of his best performances.
In the film 'Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum' directed by Sibi Malayil in 2003, Jayaram,Jyothirmayi and Jayaram's son Kalidas acted in pivotal roles.
In the super hit film 'Veruthe Oru Bharya' in 2008 Jayaram and Gopika were in the lead roles.Jayaram acted as 'Sugunan' who never takes into consideration  the efforts taken by his wife to run the family.
'Happy Husbands' became a blockbuster hit film of 2010  which was directed by Saji Surendran.Jayaram,Jayasoorya,Indrajith,Bhavana, Samvritha Sunil and Vandana Menon were in the main roles.
Jayaram,Kunchacko Boban,Manoj K.Jayan and Biju Menon portrayed main roles and  received accolades and appreciation  for the film 'Seniors' directed by Vysakh which was a successful film.
'Nadan' was a hit film directed by Kamal in 2013 in which Ramya Nambeesan acted as the female lead.
'Salam Kashmir' is a hit film directed by Joshy in which Sursh Gopi,Jayaram and Mia George acted.
Jayaram acted in many Tamil films as well.In 93 he was the hero of 'Purusha Lakshanam' in which Khushboo was the female lead.
Jayaram and Khushboo paired in 'Kolangal' a hit film of 1995.
'Thenali' was a super hit film in which Kamal Hassan was the hero and Jayaram acted in supporting role which earned Tamil Nadu Sate special Jury award for him.
In the comedy film 'Pachamirtham' he acted along with Prakash Raj and Raju Eswaran.
Jayaram married film actress Parvathy. Their son Kalidas won National film award as Best Child artist in 2003.
Jayaram has also sung a few Malayalam film songs.
Jayaram took pains to master the percussion instrument 'Chenda' and became successful in his efforts.He gave several public performances in this art form with exponents of this field.
Jayaram is very fond of elephants and can identify the popular elephants of Kerala which participates in the  festivals and can  remember their names also.
Jayaram received Padma Shri from Government of India in 2011.
He received Special Jury Award in Kerala State Film Awards for the film 'Thooval Kottaram' and second Best actor award for 'Swayamvara Panthal'.
He received Tamil Nadu State special prize for the film 'Thenali'

in 2000.

He is recipient of Filmfare Best actor award in 1996 for 'Thooval Kottaram'.
In 2001 he received Best actor award from Filmfare for the film 'Theerthadanam'.
In 2002 he received Best supporting actor award for the film 'Panchathanthiram'.
In 2003 he received Filmfare Best actor award for the film 'Manassinakkare'.
He is recipient of Best actor award from Asianet in 1998 for 'Sneham'.
in 2001 he received Asianet Best actor award for 'Theerthadanam and Uthaman.
In 2005 he received Most Popular award from Asianet for 'Veruthe oru Bharya'.
In 2012 he received Most Popular award from Asianet for 'Swapna Sanchari'.
Selected Filmography
Purusha Lakshanam
Pudhu Nilavu
Uthama Villain
Mazhavil Kavady
Pavam Pavam Rajakumaran
Kadinjool Kalyanam
Ayalathe Addeham
Meleparambil Aanveedu
Aniyan Bava Chettan Bava
Thooval Kottaram
The Car
Summer in Bethlehem
Swayamvara Pandal
Naranathu Thampuran
Twenty 20
Happy Husbands
China Town
Salam Kashmir
Ulsaha Committee


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