Chinni Jayanth

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Chinni Jayanth
Kalaimamani Dr. Chinni Jayanth.JPG
Born Krishnamurthy Narayanan
(1960-07-26) 26 July 1960 (age 56)
Chennai, India
Other names Chinni Jayanth
Spouse(s) Jayashree

Chinni Jayanth (born Krishnamurthy Narayanan on 26 July 1960) is a Tamil director, producer, comedian, actor, and mimicry artist, who has appeared in many main, character and supporting roles in Tamil films. He is also a popular television personality having hosted innumerable hit shows like Sagalai Vs Ragalai, Kalakka Povathu Yaar and the popular show Asathapovathu Yaaru on Sun TV in Chennai. He is also the recipient of the prestigious Kalaimamani award given by the Government of Tamil Nadu for excellence in the field of cinema. He received this award from the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu at a glittering function at Valluvar Kottam.[1]

As an acknowledgement of his efforts in the field of cinema, mimicry, stage performances and social service activities, Chinni Jayanth was presented with a doctorate by The Open International University of Alternate Medicine on 29 December 2013

Early life[edit]

Chinni Jayanth is an alumnus of Wesley High School, Chennai. He went on to study at New College, Royapettah. He then completed his acting course (Diploma in Film Technology, DFTech) from the Film and Television Institute of Tamil Nadu in Taramani.

Cinema career[edit]

Jayanth began his acting career in 1984, playing the eccentric villain in director J. Mahendran's film Kai Kodukkum Kai the film was a disaster at the box office, starring alongside veteran Indian actor Rajnikanth.[2]

He carved a niche for himself with his unique style of comedy which included the creation of some unique words like gilfans, silfans etc. which became a rage among the youth. His supporting roles in movies like Kizhakku Vasal, Idhayam, Kannedhirey Thondrinal, and Chinna Pulla, have been widely appreciated by the audience.

Jayanth's performance in Chinna Pulla (1994) along with Revathi was well received. In the movie, Jayanth portrayed a mentally challenged person. This movie was also the first production of his company Ashtalakshmi Creators.

His first directional venture was the film Unakkaga Mattum.[3] The second film he directed was Kaanal Neer, which introduced J.K. Rithesh and Manisha Chatterjee in lead roles.[3]

His last direction was the movie Neeye Yen Kaadhali (2010),[4] and played a vital role in the screen play.[4] The film was graded by experts Suresh Menon and Brian Jennings at HD Studios, Sushma Multimedia, Chennai.



  1. ^ "Vaiyapuri - The reel music director". IndiaGlitz. 2008-07-14. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  2. ^ "Rajinikanth Songs From Kai Kodukkum Kai". 2011-05-08. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  3. ^ a b "Friday Review Chennai / On Location: Crime and punishment". The Hindu. 2006-07-07. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  4. ^ a b "Neeye Yen Kaadhali (NYK) - Official Website". NYK. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 

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