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30 August 1978 
Thrippunithura, Kochi, India
|Occupation||Actor, Producer, Singer|
|Years active||2001 – present|
Jayasurya (born 30 August 1978 in Thrippunithura, India) is an Indian film actor, film producer, mimicry artist and a singer. He has starred in more than 75 Malayalam films, and is a notable figure in the industry through portraying diverse roles with perfection. He is well known for playing a wide selection of lead roles, character roles and notable antagonist roles, thus giving him the title of "Versatile Actor" in the industry.
Jayasurya began his career as a Mimicry artist and anchored several television shows on numerous Malayalam channels. He 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 include Swapnakkoodu (2003), Pulival Kalyanam (2003), Chathikkatha Chanthu (2004), Classmates (2006), Arabikkatha (2007), Shakespeare M.A. Malayalam (2008), and Gulumaal (2009). By the 2010s, Jayasurya had started acting in more drama-centric roles with films and gaining critical acclaim through notable films such as Cocktail (2010), Beautiful (2011), Trivandrum Lodge (2012), English (2013), Apothecary (2014) and Iyobinte Pusthakam (2014). In addition to acting, Jayasurya became a producer through the film Punyalan Agarbattis and has begun singing in feature films also.
Early and personal life
Jayasurya was born on 30 August 1978 to Mani and Thankam in Thrippunithura, Kerala. He had his primary education from St, George U.P. School, Chambakkara and Govt Sanskrit High School, Tripunithura. He pursued bachelors in commerce from All Saints College, Ernakulam. After studies he joined mimicry troupes like Crown of Cochin and Kottayam Nazir's Cochin Discovery.
He married his longtime girlfriend Saritha on 31 January 2004. The couple have a son born in 2006 and a daughter born in 2011.
Film and television career
Jayasurya anchored musical programs on Malayalam television including Jagathy Vs Jagathy in Kairalitv and Fun-Day Jokepot in Cochin ACV. He also dubbed for many characters in serials. He also played minor roles in films including the comedy artist in Aparanmar Nagarathil.
He entered the Malayalam film industry through the movie Oomappenninu Uriyadappayyan, directed by Vinayan in 2002. He then acted in Pranaya Mani Thooval and Kattu Chembakam. In 2003, he acted in one of the lead roles in Swapnakkoodu alongside Prithviraj Sukumaran and Kunchacko Boban. Jayasurya's next appearances were Pulival Kalyanam and Chathikatha Chanthu, directed by Shafi and Rafi-Mecartin respectively.
In 2006, Jayasurya appeared in Kilukkam Kilukilukkam, a sequel to Kilukkam. Jayasurya appeared in Bus Conductor. In 2007, he played minor roles in Smart City and Kichamani MBA. In Classmates, he played the role of Satheesan Kanjikkuzhi, an aspiring student leader; which was considered as one of his breakthrough performances. He was then cast in a negative role in Lal Jose's Arabikkatha. 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 and antogonist in LollyPop, the supporting role in Love in Singapore, and the young politician in Balachandra Menon's De Ingottu Nokkiye.
In 2009, he appeared in Currency. His other releases included Ivar Vivahitharayal, which was his biggest box office success till that date and Oru Black and White Kudumbam which was also a box office success. The film Cocktail in 2010 was what established a new phase to his career as his performance was critically acclaimed and noteworthy, becoming one of the best characters of that year and the film being a major part in the wave of new generation cinema.
In 2011, he appeared in 20 get-ups in T. V. Chandran's fantasy film Sankaranum Mohananum. 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 and he was the one of the main contenders for best actor nominations in several film award events. 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".
In 2012 he appeared in Trivandrum Lodge and Husbands in Goa which were released on the same day, and were both box office successes. His role as a shady introverted pervert in Trivandrum Lodge was well received by critics and garnered more recognition for him as an established actor. In 2013 he appeared in a crucial role in one of Roshan Andrrews best films Mumbai Police and played the lead role of a don in Hotel California, despite being a box office failure; his role was well favoured by the audience and was recognized as a style statement for the youth of the time. The same year his performance in Shyamaprasad's English as a Kathakali artiste-turned-waiter who is an illegal immigrant in United Kingdom won immense critical praise.
In 2014 his first release was the movie Happy Journey which was directed by Bobban Samuel, though an average grosser his performance in the role as a blind cricket player garnered praise from both critics and audience alike. In August of the same year Apothecary with director Madhav Ramadasan was released, in which he played the major role apart from Suresh Gopi's role as Dr. Vijay Nambiar, as Subin Joseph a poverty driven man who suffers from a neurological disorder. The actor lost more than 10 kilos for the role, and his portrayal of the character was immensely praised by critics and the audience, adding to Jayasurya's credibility and his list of notable roles. On the same year Seconds with director Aneesh Upasana, Iyobinte Pusthakam with director Amal Neerad, Lal Bahadur Shastri with debutant director Rejishh Midhila’s, Akku Akbar’s Mathai Kuzhappakkaranalla and Priyadarsan’s Aamayum Muyalum were released.
- Amrita FEFKA Film Awards
|2001||Aparanmaar Nagarathil||Nizar||Comedy artist|
|2002||Oomappenninu Uriyadappayyan||Vinayan||Bobby Oomma|
|2004||Kerala House Udan Vilpanakku||Thaha||Sarvesh|
|2004||Chathikkatha Chanthu||Rafi Mecartin||Chanthu|
|2006||Kilukkam Kilukilukkam||Sandhya Mohan||Balu|
|2007||Hareendran Oru Nishkalankan||Vinayan||Gopalakrishnan|
|2008||Twenty:20||Joshy||Special Appearance in a song|
|2008||De Ingottu Nokkiye||Sivan|
|2008||Shakespeare M.A. Malayalam||Pavithran|
|2009||Love in Singapore (2009 film)||Rafi Mechartin|
|2009||Dr. Patient||Viswanathan||Dr. Ruben Isaac/Bobby|
|2009||Ivar Vivahitharayal||Saji Surendran||Vivek|
|2009||Oru Black And White Kudumbam||Shaiju Anthikkad||Adhithya Varma|
|2009||Vairam: Fight For Justice||M. A. Nishad||Jose Kutty|
|2009||Kerala Cafe – Island Express||Shankar Ramakrishnan||Vishal Krishna|
|2009||Patham Nilayile Theevandi||Joshi Mathew||Ramu|
|2009||Gulumal: The Escape||V. K. Prakash||Jerry|
|2010||Happy Husbands||Saji Surendran||John Mathai|
|2010||Four Friends||Saji Surendran||Amir|
|2011||Sankaranum Mohananum||T. V. Chandran||Sankaran/Mohanan|
|2011||Three Kings||V. K. Prakash||Shankar|
|2011||Beautiful||V. K. Prakash||Stephen Louis|
|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||Poppins||V. K. Prakash|
|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||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||Apothecary||Madhav Ramadasan||Subi Joseph|
|2014||Iyobinte Pustakam||Amal Neerad||Angoor Rawther|
|2014||Lal Bahadur Shastri||Rejishh Midhila||Lal|
|2014||Mathai Kuzhappakkaranalla||Akku Akbar||Mathai|
|2015||Aadu Oru Bheegara Jeevi Aanu||Midhun Manuel Thomas||Shaji Pappan|
|2015||Amar Akbar Anthony||Nadirsha||Akbar|
- 2002 En Mana Vanil as Ganesh
- 2004 Vasool Raja MBBS as Zakir
- 2006 Manathodu Mazhaikalam as Karthik
- 2008 Manidhan
- 2008 Chakkara Viyugam as Inspector Sathish Mishra
- 2004 Sogasugaara
As a singer
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.
He has recorded a devotional song album at Vani Studio, Kochi. The album, Krishnakavyam, is produced by Goodluck Audios.
|1||2005||"Komalavalli"||Immini Nalloraal||Malayalam||M. Jayachandran||3:41|
|2||2008||"Adhyaamaai"||Ormathalukal (album)||Manjari||Malayalam||Anil Peter||4:00|
|4||2014||"Maiyya Morre"||Happy Journey||Gopi Sunder||Malayalam||Gopi Sunder||3:20|
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- Life after television
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- Keerthy Ramachandran (21 April 2011). "Jayasurya's double dhamaka". Deccan Chronicle. deccanchronicle.com. Retrieved 29 April 2011.
- Saraswathy Nagarajan (23 May 2013). "English autumn". The Hindu (Chennai, India). Retrieved 9 June 2013.
- Jisha G. Nair (25 May 2013). "English: A brave attempt by Shyamaprasad". Malayala Manorama (Kottayam, India: Manoramaonline.com). Retrieved 9 June 2013.
- "I am reinventing myself with each character : Says Jayasurya - The Times of India". The Times Of India.
- Ace act
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- "Jayasurya croons under Ouseppachan". Sify. 2010-12-09
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