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Not to be confused with Jayasuriya.
Jayasurya 2008.jpg
Jayasurya at 2008 Amma meeting
Born Jayasurya
(1978-08-30) 30 August 1978 (age 35)[1]
Thrippunithura, Kochi, India
Occupation Actor, Producer, Singer
Years active 2001 – present
Spouse(s) Saritha (2004–present)
Children 2
Parents Mani

Jayasurya (born on 30 August 1978 in Thrippunithura, India) is an Indian film actor and comedian. He has starred in more than 50 Malayalam films.

Jayasurya made his debut in 2001 in the Malayalam film Dosth as a junior artist. Oomappenninu Uriyadappayyan (2002) was his break-out role. His performances in films such as Swapnakkoodu (2003), Pulival Kalyanam (2003), Chathikkatha Chanthu (2004), Classmates (2006), Arabikkatha (2007), Shakespeare M.A. Malayalam (2008), and Gulumaal (2009) were highly appreciated. By the 2010s, Jayasurya had started acting in more drama-centric roles with films such as Cocktail (2010), Beautiful (2011), Trivandrum Lodge (2012), English (2013) and Punyalan Agarbattis (2013).

Early and personal life[edit]

Jayasurya was born on 30 August 1978 to Mani and Thankam in Thrippunithura, Kerala.

He married his longtime girlfriend Saritha on 31 January 2004. The couple have a son born in 2006 and a daughter born in 2011.[2]

Film and television career[edit]

Jayasurya became popular among family audiences as an anchor in musical programs on Malayalam television.'Jagathy Vs Jagathy' (Surya TV) is one of the famous show he done during early stages. He also played minor roles in films. Notable among these was the comedy artist in Aparanmar Nagarathil.

He entered the Malayalam film industry through the movie Oomappenninu Uriyadappayyan, directed by Vinayan in 2002.[2] The film launched two newcomers: Jayasurya and Indrajith. The film's advertisements featured the young actors as replacements to reigning superstars Mammootty and Mohanlal. Jayasurya played the role of a deaf and mute young man falling in love with a rich, mute young woman played by Kavya Madhavan. The film did fairly well in the box office and was remade in other South Indian languages with Jayasurya in the lead role.

The years 2002 and 2003 were the age of newcomers; the superstars seemed to be fading. Though he acted in flops like Pranaya Mani Thooval and Kattu Chembakam, he was considered a promising talent for the coming years. In 2003, he acted in Swapnakkoodu with Prithviraj and Kunchacko Boban. The film, which featured Malayali students studying in Pondicherry, became one of the rare campus hits in Malayalam. This film marked the beginning of Jayasurya's long-term pairing with Prithviraj. The duo went on to act together in a number of films. Jayasurya's next appearances were in the back-to-back mega hits Pulival Kalyanam and Chathikatha Chanthu, directed by Shafi and Rafi-Mekartin respectively. It was very rare in the Malayalam film industry to have back-to-back hits, and it seemed Jayasurya was set to be the next big star. However, the success of the films worked more for the comedian Salim Kumar.

By 2005, superstar movies came back to prominence and fewer opportunities were given to young actors. In 2006, Jayasurya and Kunchako Boban appeared in Kilukkam Kilukilukkam, a sequel to the historic hit Kilukkam. Mohanlal made a guest appearance in the film. Jayasurya acted with Mammootty in Bus Conductor. In 2007, he again played relatively minor roles with Suresh Gopi in Smart City and Kichamani MBA. Then, in the mega hit Classmates, he played the role of Satheesan Kanjikkuzhi, an aspiring student leader. The slightly negative character role opposite Prithviraj helped to rebuild his image.

Again, he was cast as a villain opposite Sreenivasan in Lal Jose's Arabikkatha, which was a hit. This followed villain roles in Hareendran Oru Nishkalankan and Kangaroo. He played a variety of roles in 2007–2008: the romantic lover with a comic touch in Chocolate, the serious police officer in Positive, the humorous drama scriptwriter in Shakespeare M.A. Malayalam, the small-time thief in LollyPop, the supporting role in Love in Singapore, and the young politician in Balachandra Menon's forgettable film De Ingottu Nokkiye.

In 2009, Currency portrayed him in a completely new look but was a failure at the box office. His other releases — Ivar Vivahitharayal becomes his first solo hero hit, again he played a hero in Oru Black and White Kudumbam kalabhavan mani played as his fathers role, his last release of that yearGulumal — co starred by Kunchako Boban gave a good end to a successful year in his career. other films he played that year were lollipop, love in Singapore, dr. patient, vairam, kerala cafe, robin hood, and patham nilayile theevandi.

Cocktail (2010) gave Jayasurya an uplift, and was noted as a high calibre actor. This resulted in having numerous offers in the next year. In 2011, he appeared in 20 get-ups in T. V. Chandran's fantasy film Sankaranum Mohananum.[3][4][5] The same year, he did the lead role in Beautiful which went on to become a great critical success. He played the role of a paraplegic named Stephen and was well received by audiences and critics alike, all saying he has shown the best performance till date. Janapriyan and Beautiful were his commercially successful films of the year. In an year-end report on Malayalam cinema, Deepika newspaper applauded Jayasurya for choosing right roles and chose him as the "Star of the Year 2011".[6]

Despite having a bad start in 2012 with two films failing to succeed, he made a comeback in getting critical acclaim in films such as Trivandrum Lodge and Husbands in Goa which were released on the same day. Jayasurya had been appreciated for his performances in both films, which had highlighted a well acted performance in two different genres of the films. In 2013 he appeared in commercially successful films such as Mumbai Police and Hotel California. His performance in Shyamaprasad's English as a Kathakali artiste-turned-waiter who is an illegal immigrant in United Kingdom won immense critical praise. [7][8]

Jayasurya turned producer in 2013 with Punyalan Agarbattis, which turned out to be success in the box-office.[9]

He is involved with projects includiong Apothecary with director Madhav Ramadasan [10] Seconds with director Aneesh Upasana [11] Iyobinte Pusthakam with director Amal Neerad[12] Aadu Oru Bheegara Jeevi Aanu with director Midhun Manuel Thomas[13]


Amrita FEFKA Film Awards
AsiaVision Film Awards


Malayalam films[edit]


Year Title Director Role
1999 Pathram Joshy Paper Boy'
2001 Dosth Thulasidas Junior artist
2001 Aparanmar Nagarathil
2002 Oomappenninu Uriyadappayyan Vinayan Bobby Ommen
2002 Kattuchembakam Vinayan
2002 Pranayamani Thooval Thulasidas
2003 Swapnakkoodu Kamal
2003 Pulivaal Kalyanam Shafi Harikrishnan
2004 Kerala House Udan Vilpanakku Thaha Dineshan Kondodi
2004 Greetings Sanal
2004 Vellinakshathram Vinayan Indu's fiancee
2004 Chathikaatha Chanthu Rafi Mecartin Chanthu
2005 Immini Nalloral Rajasenan Jeevan
2005 Bus Conductor V.M.Vinu
2006 Kilukkam Kilukilukkam Sandhya Mohan Balu
2006 Smart City
2006 Classmates Lal Jose Satheesan
2007 Athishayan Vinayan
2007 Kichamani MBA
2007 Arabikkatha Lal Jose
2007 Chocolate Shafi
2007 Hareendran Oru Nishkalangan Vinayan
2007 Kangaroo
2007 Changathippoocha
2008 Positive
2008 LollyPop Shafi Francis
2008 Twenty:20 Joshy Special Appearance in a song
2008 De Ingottu Nokkiye
2008 Minnaminnikoottam Kamal Mani Kunju
2008 Shakesphere MA Malayalam
2008 Parunthu Vinayan
2009 Currency Swathy Bhaskar Keshu
2009 Love in Singapore Rafi Mechartin
2009 Dr. Patient Viswanathan Dr. Ruben Isaac/Bobby
2009 Ivar Vivahitharayal Saji Surendran Vivek
2009 Oru Black And White Kudumbam Shaiju Anthikkad
2009 Vairam: Fight For Justice M. A. Nishad Jose Kutty
2009 Robinhood Joshi ACP Harris
2009 Kerala Cafe – Island Express Shankar Ramakrishnan Vishal Krishna
2009 Utharaswayamvaram Remakanth Sarjju Prakash
2009 Patham Nilayile Theevandi Joshi Mathew Ramu
2009 Gulumal: The Escape V. K. Prakash Jerry


Year Title Director Role
2010 Happy Husbands Saji Surendran John Mathai
2010 Nallavan Aji John Kocherukkan
2010 Cocktail Arun Kumar Venkatesh
2010 Four Friends Saji Surendran Amir
2011 Payyans Leo Thaddeus Josy
2011 Janapriyan Boban Samuel Priyadarshan
2011 The Train Jayaraj Karthik
2011 Sankaranum Mohananum T. V. Chandran Sankaran/Mohanan
2011 Three Kings V. K. Prakash Shankar
2011 Beautiful V. K. Prakash Stephen Louis
2012 Kunjaliyan Saji Surendran Jayaraman
2012 Vaadhyar Nidheesh Sakthi Anoop Krishnan
2012 Namukku Parkkan Aji John C.I. Velu Nagarajan
2012 Trivandrum Lodge V. K. Prakash Abdu
2012 Husbands in Goa Saji Surendran Govinda
2012 101 Weddings Shafi Jyothishkumar
2012 Poppins V. K. Prakash
2013 Players Sanal Sivan
2013 David and Goliath Rajeev Nath David
2013 Ithu Pathiramanal M. Padmakumar Johnkutty
2013 Mumbai Police Rosshan Andrrews ACP Aaryan John
2013 Hotel California Aji John Jimmy
2013 English Shyamaprasad Shankaran
2013 Pigman Avira Rebecca Sreekumar
2013 Thank You V. K. Prakash
2013 Anchu Sundharikal Aashiq Abu
2013 D Company Diphan Varaalu Jaison
2013 Philips and the Monkey Pen Rojin Thomas and Shanil Muhammed Roy Philip
2013 Punyalan Agarbattis Ranjith Sankar Joy Thakkolkaran
2014 Happy Journey Boban Samuel Aaron
2014 Aadu,Oru bheekarajeeviyaanu..! Midhun Manuel Thomas Shaji Pappan

Tamil films[edit]

Kannada films[edit]

  • 2004 Sogasugaara

As a singer[edit]

Jayasurya debuted as a singer in movies in Immini Nalloraal (2005) by singing the song called "Komalavali" composed by M. Jayachandran. Then later in 2011 by singing a song called "Bilsila", a parody of "Silsila" in the film Three Kings (2011 film). The song was composed by Ouseppachan and was recorded on 8 December 2010 at Lal Media.[17]

He has recorded a devotional song album at Vani Studio, Kochi. The album, Krishnakavyam, is produced by Goodluck Audios.[18][18][19]

No. Year Song Film/Album Co-singers Language Music Duration Genre Notes
1 2005 "Komalavalli" Immini Nalloraal Malayalam M. Jayachandran 3:41 Pop
2 2008 "Adhyaamaai" Ormathalukal (album) Manjari Malayalam Anil Peter 4:00 Romantic Lyrics by Bijoy Kannur
3 2013 "Aashichavan" Punyalan Agarbattis Malayalam Bijibal 3:20 Pop
4 2014 "Maiyya Morre" Happy Journey Gopi Sunder Malayalam Gopi Sunder 3:20 Pop


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