Jayasurya at 2008 Amma meeting
30 August 1978 
Thrippunithura, Kochi, India
|Occupation||Actor, Producer, Singer|
|Years active||2001 – present|
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
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.
Film and television career
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. 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. 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".
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. 
In 2014 his first release was the movie Happy Journey which was directed by Bobban Samuel.In August Apothecary with director Madhav Ramadasan was released. The upcoming movies in 2014 are Seconds with director Aneesh Upasana, Iyobinte Pusthakam with director Amal Neerad Aadu Oru Bheegara Jeevi Aanu with director Midhun Manuel Thomas Lal Bahadur Shastri with debutant director Rejishh Midhila’s , Akku Akbar’s Mathayi Kuzhappakkaaranalla and Priyadarsan’s Aamayum Muyalum.
- Amrita FEFKA Film Awards
- AsiaVision Film Awards
- 2011: Best Supporting Actor – Cocktail
- 2012: Second Best Actor – Beautiful and Trivandrum Lodge
|2001||Aparanmar Nagarathil||Nizar||Comedy artist|
|2002||Oomappenninu Uriyadappayyan||Vinayan||Bobby Oommen|
|2004||Kerala House Udan Vilpanakku||Thaha||Dineshan Kondodi|
|2004||Chathikaatha Chanthu||Rafi Mecartin||Chanthu|
|2006||Kilukkam Kilukilukkam||Sandhya Mohan||Balu|
|2007||Hareendran Oru Nishkalangan||Vinayan|
|2008||Twenty:20||Joshy||Special Appearance in a song|
|2008||De Ingottu Nokkiye|
|2008||Shakesphere MA Malayalam|
|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||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|
- 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
|2014||Mathayi Kuzhapakaranalla||Akku Akbar||Mathayi|
|2014||Aadu,Oru bheekarajeeviyaanu..!||Midhun Manuel Thomas||Shaji Pappan|
|2014||Lal Bhahadur Sasthry||Rejeesh Midhila|
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.
|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|
|4||2014||"Maiyya Morre"||Happy Journey||Gopi Sunder||Malayalam||Gopi Sunder||3:20||Pop|
- http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jayasurya-Actor/106487016096111?v=info#info_edit_sections. Missing or empty
- Life after television
- Vijay George (25 March 2011). "My brother and I". The Hindu (Chennai, India: hindu.com). Retrieved 4 April 2011.
- Unni R. Nair (8 April 2011). "Jayasurya in 20 characters Shankaranum Mohananum". Screen India. screenindia.com. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
- 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
- http://kerala9.com/news/amrita-film-awards-2012-announced/. Missing or empty
- http://www.metromatinee.com/News/Asiavision%20awards(2011). Missing or empty
- "South Indian movie stars honoured in run-up to awards ceremony ". The Gulf Today. 23 October 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2012.
- "Jayasurya croons under Ouseppachan". Sify. 2010-12-09
- jayasuryaonline.com[dead link]
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