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JAYARAM SUBRAMANIAM (born 10 December 1964), commonly known as JAYARAM, is an Indian film actor who predominantly appears in Malayalam
Malayalam
and Tamil films
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
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
Filmfare
Awards for Best Actor , and a Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
State Film Award . In 2011, he was awarded the Padma Shri
Padma Shri
by the Government of India
India
for his contribution towards the arts.

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
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
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 which 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
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-starred by 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 .

In his films, he regularly ensured cast included K.P.A.C Lalitha, Unnikrishnan and Jagathy Sree.

He acted in a supporting role with Mammootty
Mammootty
in Joshi 's Dhruvam (1993). Other films with Gopi include Viji Thampi's Nagarangalil Chennu Raparkam (1990), Thooval Sparsam (1990), Jayaraj
Jayaraj
's Paithrukam (1993), and Sibi Malayil
Sibi Malayil
's Summer in Bethlehem (1998). He co-starred with Mohanlal
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
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 the 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
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 the second among three children to Subramaniyam Iyyer and Thankam at Perumbavoor, Kerala
Kerala
on 10 December 1964. 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 had an elder brother, the late Venkit Ram (died at a young age) 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 on many stages, which paved his 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 winner of 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 , Chennai , Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
with family.

AWARDS

Civilian awards

* 2011 – Padma Shri
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 '

Filmfare
Filmfare
Awards

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

Asianet Film Awards
Asianet Film Awards

* 1998 – Best Actor Award – Sneham * 2001 – Best Actor Award – Theerthadanam , Uthaman * 2008 – Most Popular Actor Award – Veruthe Oru Bharya * 2011 – Most Popular Actor Award – Swapna Sanchari * 2012 – Special
Special
Commomeration * 2014 – Golden Star of the year

Asianet Comedy Awards

* 2015 - Best Actor - Thinkal Muthal Velli Vare * 2017 - Best Actor - Achayans

South Indian International Movie Awards

* 2012 — Nominated—Best Comedian – Thuppakki

Other awards

* 1996 – Sini Best Actor Award for Thooval Kottaram * 1996 – Rotary Club Award for Thooval Kottaram * 2002 – V. Shantaram
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 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
Deccan Chronicle
. Retrieved 6 July 2017. * ^ A B "Film Star Jayaram\'s House attacked and torched- Karunanidhi condemned". asiantribune.com. Retrieved 17 September 2015.

* ^ " Jayaram
Jayaram
surprised by Padma Shri
Padma Shri
award". Oneindia.in
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. * ^ "Official Website of Information And Public Relation Department of Kerala". Prd.kerala.gov.in. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2011. * ^ An article by actor Jayaram. The Sunday Indian (11 October 2009). Retrieved 13 February 2014. * ^ Jayaram
Jayaram
says he\'s a tamilian in the first place, while apologyzing. Kerals. Retrieved 13 February 2014. * ^ Jayaram
Jayaram
self-identifies as Tamilian by birth. Deccan Herald. Retrieved 13 February 2014 * ^ "Actor Jayaram\'s mother passes away". nowrunning.com. Retrieved 17 September 2015. * ^ http://cinidiary.com/people.php?pigsection=Actor&picata=1&no_of_displayed_rows=20&no_of_rows_page=10&sletter= * ^ " Jayaram
Jayaram
interview memories with director Padmarajan". amritatv. Retrieved 17 September 2015. * ^ National film awards announced. Deccan Herald (15 August 2004) * ^ "Govt announces Padma Awards". Ndtv.com. 25 January 2011. Retrieved 5 June 2011. * ^ " Filmfare
Filmfare
- South Special". Filmfare
Filmfare
. 5 July 1998. Archived from the original on 5 July 1998. Retrieved 8 July 2016. * ^ "Nuvvu Nenu wins 4 Filmfare
Filmfare
awards - The Times of India". The Times of India. 6 April 2002. Retrieved 8 July 2016. * ^ "Manikchand Filmfare
Filmfare
Awards: Sizzling at 50". BSNL . Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2009. * ^ "Pithamagan sweeps FilmFare Awards - Tamil Movie News - IndiaGlitz.com". indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 2014-12-13. * ^ "Sathyan Awards 2011". kottaka.com. Archived from the original on 25 October 2011. * ^ " Vayalar Film awards announced". Jerin T Sam. metromatinee.com. 7 May 2014. Archived from the original on 8 May 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2014. * ^ "Kalamandalam awards, fellowship announced". The Hindu
The Hindu
. 2 October 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2014.

EXTERNAL LINKS

* http://www.jayaramonline.com * Jayaram
Jayaram
on IMDb
IMDb
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