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Friday, October 23, 2009

Jagathy Sreekumar

Jagathy Sreekumar

Born Sreekumaranthambi
January 5, 1951 (age 58)
Thiruvananthapuram, Travancore-Cochin, India
Other name(s) Ambili
Occupation Film actor,
Years active 1975-Present
Spouse(s) Sobha

Jagathy Sreekumar Achari, popularly known as Jagathy is a Malayali Indian film actor, who has done more than 1000 films. He is considered as one of the best comedians in the history of Malayalam cinema. He has also directed two films, and has scripted for two films as well.

Jagathy was a Class V student at Model School in Thiruvananthapuram when he first got the opportunity to act in a play. By the time he joined Mar Ivanios College, Thiruvananthapuram he had become an experienced theatre person.[2] However, it was while working as a medical representative in Chennai that he chanced upon the role of a comedian in Chattambi Kalyani. His role in the film earned him recognition. With 1,100-odd Malayalam films to his credit, he is reckoned as one of the best and most popular actors in the Malayalam film industry. He is a different person altogether in real life, where he is very serious in contrast to the jovial characters he often portrays. He is one of those who consider acting as a true and serious profession.


Acting - Kerala State Film Awards 2007 - Special Mention by Jury(Films - Paradesi, Veeraliupattu, Arabikadha)
Kerala film critics award 2007 for second best actor for Classmates, Palungu and Vaastavam[3]
Prem Nazir Award in 2005 for his contribution to Malayalam cinema spanning three decades.[4]
maiden Sathyan Memorial Award in 2005 [5]
Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actor in 2002 for Nizhalkkuthu (2002) and Meesha Madhavan (2002)
Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actor in 1991 for Apoorvam Chilar (1991) and Kilukkam (1991)

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