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JAYARAM SUBRAMANIAM (born 10 December 1965), commonly known as JAYARAM, is an Indian film actor who predominantly appears in Malayalam
Malayalam
and Tamil films . He is also a chenda percussionist and mimicry artist . He has starred in over 200 films.

Jayaram
Jayaram
was a popular mimicry artist at Kalabhavan during the 1980s. He made his acting debut in Padmarajan 's 1988 film Aparan . He became a popular lead star in the 1990s for his roles in family dramas and comedies. Notable films include Peruvannapurathe Visheshangal (1989), Shubhayathra (1990), Sandhesam (1991), Malootty (1992), Meleparambil Aanveedu (1993), CID Unnikrishnan B.A., B.Ed. (1994), Puthukkottayile Puthumanavalan (1995), Thooval Kottaram (1996), Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranayakalathu (1997), Summer in Bethlehem (1998), Veendum Chila Veettukaryangal (1999), Thenali (2000), and Manassinakkare (2003). He has won two Kerala
Kerala
State Film Awards , three Filmfare Awards for Best Actor , and a Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
State Film Award . In 2011, he was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India
India
for his contribution towards the arts. He is married to actress Parvathy and has two children.

CONTENTS

* 1 Career * 2 Personal life * 3 Awards * 4 Filmography * 5 References * 6 External links

CAREER

After college, he joined Kalabhavan , a professional mimicry troupe in Kochi . At the age of 22, he was introduced into the cinema field by script writer and filmmaker Padmarajan who gave Jayaram
Jayaram
his launching pad with the 1988 film Aparan . Jayaram
Jayaram
subsequently acted in Padmarajan's Moonnam Pakkam (1988) and Innale (1989). Padmarajan became his mentor in his film career till the former's death in January 1991.He became one of the Superstars of Malayalam
Malayalam
film industry through the film Meleparambil Aanveedu (1993) which was directed by Rajasenan.

He is noted for playing in Kamal 's films during the late 1980s and early 1990s, in films such as Pradeshika Varthakal (1989), Peruvannapurathe Visheshangal (1989), and Shubha Yathra (1990) (all of them scripted by Ranjith ), where he co-starred with his wife Parvathy . He later did a film scripted by Ranjith with the story by Jagathy Sreekumar and directed by Viji Thampi named Witness (1988). He teamed up with Viji Thampi and Ranjith in Nanma Niranjavan Srinivasan (1990) where he played a police constable who is in search of a criminal played by Mukesh . During the early 90s he acted in Bharathan 's Keli (1991) and Malootty (1992).

He has acted in several of Sathyan Anthikkad 's films. Their first film was Ponn Muttayidunna Tharavu (1988). Around that time Jayaram played a supporting role in Sathyan Anthikkad 's Ardham (1989). Thalayanamanthram (1990) and Sandesham (1991), were both written and co-starring Sreenivasan . Anthikkad and Jayaram
Jayaram
later went on to make Thooval Kottaram (1996 ), Irattakuttikalude Achan (1997), Veendum Chila Veettukaryangal (1999), Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal (2000), Yathrakarude Sradhakku (2002), Manassinakkare (2003), Bhagya Devatha and Kadha Thudarunnu .

He support acted with Mammootty in Joshi 's Dhruvam (1993). Other films with Gopi include Viji Thampi's Nagarangalil Chennu Raparkam (1990), Thooval Sparsam (1990), Jayaraj 's Paithrukam (1993), and Sibi Malayil 's Summer in Bethlehem (1998). He co-starred with Mohanlal in Bharath Gopi 's Ulsavapittennu, Peruvannapurathe Visheshangal (1989) and Priyadarshan 's Advaitham (1991).

His association with director Rajasenan created many movies such as Kadinjool Kalyanam (1991), Ayalathe Addeham (1992), Meleparambil Aanveedu (1993), CID Unnikrishnan B.A., B.Ed. (1994), Aniyan Bava Chetan Bava (1995), Aadyathe Kanmani (1995), Swapna Lokathe Balabhaskaran (1996), and Kadhanayakan (1997). He also played Aravindan in Siddique 's Friends (1999) in which he co-starred with Sreenivasan and Mukesh . In the first decade of the 21st century his films include Yathrakarude Sradhakku (2002), Manassinakkare (2003), Veruthe Oru Bharya (2008). His roles include Karunakaran in B Kannan's Theerthadanam (2001) and Lonappan in Rajeev Kumar's Sesham (2002).

He also forayed into Tamil cinema including roles in Gokulam, Purushalakshanam, Priyanka, Kolangal, Murai Mamman and Pathini. He played the roles of Dr. Kailash and as Ayyappan Nair in Kamal Haasan starred Thenali and Panchathanthiram . They first came together on screen in Chanakyan (1989). Recently he has done more supporting roles in Tamil, such as antagonist roles in Saroja and Dhaam Dhoom , and a comic role in Aegan .

His movies include Manassinakkare (2003) Njaan Salperu Raman Kutty (2004), Finger Print (2005), Alice in Wonderland (2005), Madhuchandralekha (2006), Moonnamathoral (2006), and Anchil Oral Arjunan (2007). In mid-2008, he played Sugunan in Akku Akbar's Veruthe Oru Bharya (2008) and Thuppakki (2012), which established him as one of the leading comedy actors of Malayalam
Malayalam
and Tamil films .

In 2009 he performed in Sathyan Anthikkad's Bhagyadevatha and Happy Husbands . In 2010 he again joined with Sathyan Anthikkadu for Kadha Thudarunnu . In 2011 he was featured in Makeup Man along with comedic roles in Seniors and Chinatown .

PERSONAL LIFE

Jayaram
Jayaram
was born as second among three children to Subramaniyam Iyyer and Thankam at Perumbavoor, Kerala
Kerala
on 10 December 1965. His mother tongue is Tamil. His father is from a Kerala-settled Tamil Iyyer family and his mother is from Thanjavur
Thanjavur
, Tamil Nadu. He has an elder brother, late Venkit Ram and a younger sister, Manjula. He had his primary education from Government Boys High School, Perumbavoor . He graduated with a B.A. in Economics
Economics
from Sree Sankara College , Kalady . He became a medical representative soon after college. Later he joined Kalabhavan and performed mimicry in many stages which paved him a way to the Malayalam
Malayalam
film industry. Renowned Malayalam
Malayalam
writer Malayattoor Ramakrishnan was Jayaram's maternal uncle.

Jayaram
Jayaram
got married to actress Parvathy , on 7 September 1992, who is no longer active in films. Their son Kalidas Jayaram is an actor as well who won the National Film Award for Best Child Artist in 2003 for his second movie, Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum . Jayaram
Jayaram
also has a daughter, Malavika. Currently he resides at Valasaravakkam , Tamil Nadu with family.

AWARDS

Civilian awards

* 2011 – Padma Shri

Kerala
Kerala
State Film Awards

* 1996 – Special
Special
Jury Award – Thooval Kottaram * 2000 – Second Best Actor – Swayamvara Panthal

Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
State Film Awards

* 2000 – Special
Special
Prize – Thenali * 2000 – Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
State Film Award for Best Character Artiste (Male) – Thenali

South Indian International Movie Awards

* 2012 — Nominated—Best Comedian – Thuppakki

Filmfare Awards

* 1996 – Best Actor – Thooval Kottaram * 2001 – Best Actor – Theerthadanam * 2002 – Best Supporting Actor – Panchathantiram * 2003 – Best Actor – Manassinakkare

Asianet Film Awards

* 1998 – Best Actor Award – Sneham * 2001 – Best Actor Award – Theerthadanam , Uthaman * 2008 – Most Popular Actor Award – Veruthe Oru Bharya * 2012 – Most Popular Actor Award – Swapna Sanchari

Other awards

* 1996 – Sini Best Actor Award for Thooval Kottaram * 1996 – Rotary Club Award for Thooval Kottaram * 2002 – V. Shantaram Award for his performance in Shesham * 2008 – J.C Foundation award for the best actor for his performance in Veruthe Oru Bharya * 2011 – Sathyan Award for Lifetime Achievement * 2014 – Vayalar Film award for Best Actor for Nadan and Swapaanam * 2014 – Kerala
Kerala
Kalamandalam M. K. K. Nair Puraskaram

FILMOGRAPHY

Main article: Jayaram filmography

REFERENCES

* ^ Deepa Soman (12 December 2014) Kalidasan starts shooting on Jayaram\'s birthday. Times of India. * ^ A B Profile. jayaramonline.com * ^ A B "Film Star Jayaram\'s House attacked and torched- Karunanidhi condemned". asiantribune.com. Retrieved 17 September 2015.

* ^ A B Actor Jayram Bereaved. Kerala.cinemalead.com (27 September 2013). Retrieved 13 February 2014. * ^ Chandra Kumar, Sujit (29 October 2015). "An obsession that’s too big". Deccan Chronicle . Retrieved 6 July 2017. * ^ " Jayaram
Jayaram
surprised by Padma Shri award". Oneindia.in . 27 January 2011. Archived from the original on 8 July 2012. Retrieved 5 June 2011. * ^ " Jayaram
Jayaram
completes 200 films". Indiaglitz.com. 23 January 2015. Retrieved 1 June 2016. * ^ "Jayaram\'s moment of pride". IndiaGlitz. 26 January 2011. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. * ^ " Padma Shri Award Winners". The Times of India. 25 January 2011. Retrieved 5 June 2011. * ^ "Official Website of Information And Public Relation Department of Kerala".