Thursday, June 4, 2015

Jagathy Sreekumar

Jagathy Sreekumar (Sreekumar Achary) is a highly acclaimed Malayalam actor who has played comedy characters mostly but he is well versatile to portray any type of characters which he  has proved in many films.During the last four decades he has acted in about 1500 films and has got entry into Guinness Book of World records for playing roles in most number of films.

He is acclaimed as 'The King of Comedy'.
He was born on 5th January 1951 at Jagathy in Thiruvananthapuram to parents Jagathy N.K.Achary and Prasanna Achary.His father Jagathy N.K.Achary(1924-1997) was a dramatist,actor and writer.He was an employee of All India Radio.The passion for comedy and acting is intrinsic to Jagathy Sreekumar and he  used to act in school plays.At College level also he was mingled in all cultural activities including acting in stage plays.He defeated Mr.T.M.Jacob(who later became a Minister in Kerala and a Political leader) to become the Arts Club Secretary at Mar Ivanios College,Trivandrum.In the friends circle Jagathy is known as 'Ambili' and for younger generation in the cinema field he is 'Ambili chettan' for them.

After graduation he worked as a Medical representative before becoming an actor.He never utilized his father's name to get roles in that period but earned chances by proving  his own skill.His role in the film 'Chattambi Kalyani' in 1975 which was written and produced by Sreekumaran Thampi, and directed by Sasikumar was  well noticed and received appreciation for his varied style of comedy presentation.Prem Nazir and Lakshmi were the main pair of this film.He has  acted along with Prem Nazir in many films.His role as driver Damodaran Kutty in the film 'Air Hostess' was received with accolades.

Jagathy Sreekumar earned name and fame very fast with his unique style of comedy presentation which amused the audience to the utmost level.He completely changed the trends and pattern of comedy style followed in Malayalam films till that period and a  much more classic style was implemented by him .His capability to show all emotions  very fast on his well expressive face and the skill of voice control was also noted and  appreciated by the audience.
He acted with Jayan in many films and movies  like 'Kazhukan,Manushya Mrigam,Paalattu Kunjikannan,Sanchari' etc were hits.
He acted with Sukumaran in many films like 'Sphodanam' along with yesteryear  other actors like K.P.Ummar,Mala Aravindan,Kuthiravattam Pappu,Sankarady,Balan K.Nair,Sandow Krishnan etc.
Venu Nagavally was a close friend of Jagathy SreeKumar who gave him spectacular roles in his films.Jagathy acted along with Venu Nagavally before he became a director  in the 1979 film 'Ulkadal'.
He acted along with Adoor Bhasi in films like 'Poojakkedukkatha Pookkal,Himavahini etc.He has also acted along with Bahadur in films like 'Kazhukan,Mandanmar Londonil' etc.
He has acted along with Mohan Lal in many films and many of  the earlier films with Mohan Lal directed by Priyadarshan like 'Aram+Aram=Kinnaram,Mazha Peyyunnu Maddalam Kottunnu,Boeing Boeing,Thalavattam,Mukendetta Sumithra Vilikkunnu' etc contained  fantastic comedy scenes of Jagathy which are still enjoyed by the viewers.
His role in Aram+Aram =Kinnaram as Manoharan Pillai,proprietor of K.M.K.Automobiles can not be forgotten.
His role as Sardar Krishna Kuruppu in Mazha Peyyunnu Maddalam Kottunnu was received with roaring laughter in cinema houses.Mohan Lal,Lizy,Sreenivasan,Mukesh,Pappu etc acted in this film.
As the attender 'Narayanan' of the hospital in 'Thalavattam' and the scene in  which he comes to M.G.Soman's house to request to take him back for his duties at the hospital is a splendid scene which only Jagathy can do with that  much perfection which makes serious people also laugh.
His role as Father Kuttanad in the film 'Sarvakalasala' was very much liked.
His role as the still photographer in the film "Kilukkam' earned wide acclaim and award.
With Mammootty also he has acted in many films like 'Kottayam Kunjachan'.In the films like CBI Diary Kurippu he acted along with Mammootty handling serious roles.
He has acted in several successful films along with Jayaram.His role as Jayakumar as the friend of Jayaram who were running a call centre 'We Help'  in the film 'Witness'(88) directed by Viji Thampi earned good response.Later Jayaram and Jagathy  combined together in large number of films.
In the film 'Avittam Thirunal Arogya Sreeman' he acted as an old person which received much accolades.
His roles in films like 'Mattupetty Machan,Friends,Meesa Madhavan,Midhunam,Swapna Sanchari' etc are all very much loved by film viewers.





























He received Second Best Actor Award from Kerala Government in the Year 1991 and 2002.He received Special Jury Award at Kerala State Film awards in 2007 for films Paradesi,Veeralipattu and Arabikadha.
In 2012 he got Kerala State Film Award as Best Comedian for the film 'Swapna Sanchari.
He got Best supporting actor award from Asianet in 2012 for the film 'Meesa Madhavan'.He rceived Spl.Jury award from Asianet for the film 'Thanmathra' in 2005.In 2007 he got Best Supporting actor award for Rock N' Roll from Asianet.
He is also recipient of awards from Kerala Film Critics,Jai Hind TV,Filmfare,Sathyan Memorial Award,Bahadur Award,Prem Nazir Award etc.
Jagathy Sreekumar met with a car accident in March 2012 and was hospitalized for an year.He is recovering his health at present.
Selcted Filmography
Chattambi Kalyani
Kazhukan
Manushya Mrigam
Poochakkoru Mookkuthi
Masha Peyyunnu Maddalam Kottunnu
Dhim Tharikida Thom
Aram+Aram=Kinnaram
Thalavattam
Oru CBI Dairy Kurippu
Moonnam Pakkam
Doore Doore Oru Koodu Koottam
No 20 Madras Mail
Randam Varavu
Kottayam Kunjachan
August 1
Mukeundetta Sumithra Vilikkunnu
Witnss
Varnam
Ulsavapittennu
Randam Varavu
Dr.Pasupathy
Arhath
Marupuram
Ulladakkam
Nettipattam
Kizhakkunarum Pakshi
Ganamela
Yodha
Ulsav Melam
Ootty Pattanam
Ent Ponnu Thampuran
Kadinjool Kalyanam
Cheppady Vidya
Vakkeel Vasudev
Ayirappara
Midhunam
Pidakkozhi Koovunna Noottandu
Kinnari Puzhayoram
Aakasadoothu
Minnaram
Tom &Jerry
Pai Brothers
Aksharam
Avittam Thirunal Arogya Sreeman
Mannadiayar Penninu Chenkottachekkan
Meenathil Thalikettu
Mattupetty Machan
Fivestar hospithal
The Good Boys
Kudumba Kodathy
Kottaram Veettil Appoottan
Udayapuram Sulthan
Pranayanilavu
Njangal Santhushtaranu
Independence
Friends
Nizhalkuthu
Kakakuyil
Mazha
Nariman
Nandanam
Thilakkam
Kuberan
Chirikkudukka
CID Moosa
Balettan
Pattalam
Pulival Kalyanam
Sethuramayyar CBI
ChakkikothaChankaran
Runway
Wanted
Vesham
Vettam
Athbutha Dweepu
Kochi Rajavu
Udayon
Naran
Nerariyan CBI
Kilukkam Kilukilukkam
Rasathanthram
Chess
Changathipoocha
Nottam
Chota Mumbai
Bharathan
Veeralipattu
Hello
Arabikadha
Nasrani
Rock N' Roll
Kadhaparaumbol
Positive
Twenty 20
Gulumal
Vellathooval
Banaras
Chemistry
Kerala Cafe
Angel John
Kanyakumari Express
Thaskara Lahala
24 Hours
Elsamma Enna Aankutty
Shikkar
Karyasthan
China Town
Indian Rup
Race
Sarkar Colony
Kalabha Mazha
Orange
Th King & The Commissioner 
Grandmaster
Cowboy
The Reporter



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