26 July 1953
|Other names||Chinni Jayanth|
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 hit shows like Sagalai Vs Ragalai, Kalakka Povathu Yaar and Asathapovathu Yaaru on Sun TV in Chennai. He is also a recipient of the Kalaimamani award given by the Government of Tamil Nadu for excellence in the field of cinema. He received this award from the Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu at a glittering function at Valluvar Kottam.
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.
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.
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, are audience favourites.
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 last direction was the movie Neeye Yen Kaadhali (2010), and played a vital role in the screen play. The film was graded by experts Suresh Menon and Brian Jennings at HD Studios, Sushma Multimedia, Chennai. http://www.sushmamm.com
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