Jayaprakash

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V. Jayaprakash
Born V. Jayaprakash
14 June 1962
Occupation Film actor, film producer
Years active 2007–present

Jayaprakash is an Indian film actor and producer. He ventured into film business in the early 2000s as a producer, making several films under his banner GJ Cinema and later turned actor, with Cheran's 2007 film, Mayakannadi. Subsequently performing a variety of supporting roles, he found more success as a character actor, with his most notable performances featuring in Pasanga,Moodar Koodam, Naadodigal, Yuddham Sei, Naan Mahaan Alla and Mankatha.[1]

Career[edit]

Acting[edit]

Jayaprakash hails from Sirkazhi. Before entering the film industry, he had worked in various fields such as dairy farming, petrol business, transport and billiards parlour.[2]

He started acting at age 45.[3] His first film was Mayakannadi in 2007, following which he received more acting assignments. His role as the village school teacher, Chokkalingam, in Company Production's critically acclaimed Pasanga is considered his breakthrough performance, for which he received accolades and several awards.[4] Apart from Pasanga, he essayed notable supporting roles in other commercially successful ventures such as Naadodigal, Vamsam, Naan Mahaan Alla, Bale Pandiya and Yudham Sei and Mankatha. He also appeared in Pandiraj's Marina.[5]

Producer[edit]

As a producer he has produced several films like Chellamae, April Maadhathil, Thavasi and many more under his GJ Cinema banner.[4] He hasn't starred in any of the film that he had produced.[6] Before starting GJ Cinema banner he produced films like Porkaalam and Gopala Gopala with M. Kajamaideen under Roja Combines. Both GJ cinema and Roja Combines have been closed down for long time.

Personal life[edit]

Jayaprakash is Maharashtrian by birth.[7] He has two sons, Niranjan and Dushyanth, who turned actors with the 2010 M. Sasikumar film Eesan.[6]

Filmography[edit]

As actor[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
2007 Maya Kannadi Tamil
2008 Velli Thirai Tamil
2009 Pasanga Chokkalingam Tamil Winner, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Tamil
Winner, Vijay Award for Best Supporting Actor
Laadam Vembuli Tamil
Naadodigal Pazhanivelraman Tamil
2010 Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai Ranganathan Tamil
Thillalangadi Tamil
Vamsam Seenikannu Devar Tamil
Naan Mahaan Alla Prakasam Tamil Winner, Edison Award for Best Character Artist
Vandae Maatharam Tamil
Malayalam
Ayyanar Tamil
Bale Pandiya Vannaiyar Tamil
2011 Aadukalam Tamil
Yuddham Sei Dr. Judas Tamil
Vaanam Mansoor Khan Tamil
Eththan DK Tamil
Pillaiyar Theru Kadaisi Veedu Tamil
Rowthiram Udaya Murthy Tamil
Sagakkal Tamil
Uyarthiru 420 Jagan Pattabhiraman Tamil
Mankatha Arumuga Chettiyar Tamil
Muran Devarajan Tamil
Poraali Doctor Tamil
Rajapattai Tamil Special appearance
2012 Marina Tamil Guest appearance
Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal Dr. Rudhran Tamil
Kazhugu Ayya Tamil
Mye Tamil
Thiruvambadi Thamban Kishore Malayalam
Ustad Hotel Narayanan Krishnan Malayalam
Aarohanam Tamil
2013 Samar Joseph Kuriyan Tamil
Vatthikuchi Gangariya Tamil
Red Wine Dr. Paul Alexander Malayalam
Chennaiyil Oru Naal Vishwanathan Tamil
Ethir Neechal J. Prakash Tamil
Thulli Vilayadu Samipillai Tamil
Aadhalal Kadhal Seiveer Shwetha's father Tamil
Moodar Koodam Bhakthavatsalam Tamil
Thagaraaru Kandhuvatti Rajendran Tamil
Pattam Pole Ramanathan Malayalam
Biriyani Sampath Tamil
2014 Pannaiyarum Padminiyum Pannaiyar Tamil
Bramman JK Tamil
Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal Pavithra's father Tamil
Vallinam Krishnamurthy Tamil
Thegidi Raghuram Tamil
Naan Sigappu Manithan Meera's father Tamil
Thalaivan Tamil
Oru Kanniyum Moonu Kalavaanikalum Dr.Subhash Tamil
Pongadi Neengalum Unga Kaadhalum Tamil
Nalanum Nandhiniyum Duraipandi Tamil
Run Raja Run Prakash Telugu
Megha Tamil
Vanavarayan Vallavarayan Tamil

Upcoming films[edit]

Film Role Language Notes
JK Enum Nanbanin Vaazhkai Padmanabhan Tamil Post-production
Yemito Ee Maaya Telugu Post-production Amali Thumali Tamil Post-production
Poojai Tamil Completed
Ethiri En 3 Tamil Post-production
Veyilodu Vilayadu Tamil Post-production
Vaa Deal Tamil Post-production
Yaan Tamil Post-production
Vaaliba Raja Tamil Post-production
Idhu Namma Aalu Tamil Filming
Muni 3: Ganga Tamil Filming
Iruvar Ullam Tamil Filming
Nambiar Tamil Filming
Aaranju Mittai Tamil Filming
Pesu Tamil Delayed

As producer[edit]

Year Film
1996 Gopala Gopala
1997 Porkkaalam
2001 Thavasi
2002 April Maadhathil
2003 Julie Ganapathi
2004 Neranja Manasu
Chellamae
Varnajaalam

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Events – Most Wanted – Jayaprakash". IndiaGlitz. 15 September 2010. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/features/cinema/actor-by-chance/article5693186.ece
  3. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/features/cinema/actor-by-chance/article5693186.ece
  4. ^ a b Super Admin (27 May 2009). "Jayaprakash: Producer turns leading artiste!". Entertainment.oneindia.in. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Pandiraj's next is 'Marina' – Breaking News – Tamil Movie News". IndiaGlitz. 15 September 2011. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Raghavan, Nikhil (19 February 2011). "Itsy Bitsy". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 
  7. ^ "I'm enjoying acting: Jayaprakash". The Times of India. 15 March 2011. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 

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