Jai Akash

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Jai Akash
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Satish Nageswaran

(1981-03-18) 18 March 1981 (age 38)
Other namesAkash
OccupationActor, director
Years active1999-present

Sathish Nageswaran, known by his stage name Jai Akash, is a Sri Lankan-Indian actor from London, who mainly acts in Tamil and Telugu films. He has appeared in a few Kannada and Hindi films as well.[1]


Jai Akash began his career with Rojavaanam. His first film in Telugu, Anandam, was directed by Sreenu Vaitla and produced by Ramoji Rao, became a super hit and made Akash the heartthrob of many Telugu girls. He went on to work in both film industries, in turns: after acting in two Tamil films, Roja Koottam and Pengal,[2] he acted in four Telugu films, before he returned to Tamil and played the lead in Inidhu Inidhu Kadhal Inidhu opposite Neha, which was a remake of Anandam, also produced by Ramoji Rao. In 2004, he teamed up with Sreenu Vaitla again in Anandamanandamaye. That year, he also starred in six Tamil films, Ramakrishna and Amuthae, directed by the famous directors Ahathian, and Ezhil, Sev Vale with Raj Kiran, Kaatrullavarai, directed by Radha Bharadhi, Guru Deva a big budget Tamil-Telugu bilingual and Kicha Vaisu 16, with Simran. Even though Jai Akash's handsome looks and acting was well appreciated, none of his Tamil films achieved commercial success. So, Jai Akash returned to the Telugu film industry and acted in three super hit films produced by Mega Super Good Films (Andala Ramudu, Nava Vasantham and Gorintaku).

His first directorial venture was Sweet Heart in Telugu and won many critics awards, then he directed and acted in a Telugu film called Mr. Rajesh, where he played seven characters. In 2012, he acted in another big-budget love-with-action Tamil film Adada Enna Azhahu. The same film was remade in Telugu as Aahaa Entha Antham and as Tum Ho Sabse Haseena. Tum Ho Sabse Haseena was released by Venus and got Jai Akash good recognition in the Hindi Film industry. Then, Hindi producers Warriors Clans Pictures made a six languages film based on the English film Buried and Jaya's Film made a trilingual film in Hindi, Telugu, and Tamil called Amavasai, with Jai Akash in the lead roles.

In 2016, he bought the distribution rights of a low-budget film called Oruthal.[2] In January 2017, he began work on a film titled Aama Naan Porukkithaan, where he would appear in five different roles.[3]

Now in Tamil he is acting as hero in Chennai 2 Bangkok under Thiagaraj's direction and a trilingual (Tamil, Telugu and Kannada) film named as Thanayan in Tamil. In Telugu his next films ready for release are Donga Prema and Janma Janmala Bandham.[4] His first directorial venture was Sweet Heart. He directed and acted in a film called Mr. Rajesh, where he played seven characters.


In 2005, Jai Akash's Guru Deva released and Akash was appreciated for his acting, but the film didn't become a commercial success. The Telugu dubbed version of the film, Guru, also failed with Muppa Ankanna Rao, the executive producer of the version, failing to promote the film. Akash complained at the producer council, that his film was killed by the producer purposely.

In 2009, Jai Akash filed a complaint to the Nadigar Sangam against actress Sunaina following allegations from her which claimed that she was not a part of the intimate scenes in the film Madan and that Jai Akash as director had used a double.[5] Denying such reports, Jai Akash complained that Sunaina doesn't have any gratitude as he is the one that introduced her into the Tamil film industry and that he allowed her to act in Kadhazhil Vilunthaen when she was in his contract. But, after the film became hit, she is not giving him dates to finish his film.[6]


Year Film Role Language Notes
1999 Rojavanam Siva Tamil
2000 Penngal Bharath Nageswaran Tamil
2001 Ramma Chilakamma Telugu
Anandam Kiran Telugu
2002 Roja Kootam Sriram Tamil
Netho Cheppalani Balu Telugu
Manasutho Kanishk Telugu
2003 Hitech Students Akash Telugu
Pilisthe Palukutha Ajay Telugu
Inidhu Inidhu Kadhal Inidhu Sibi Tamil
Vasantham Michael Telugu
Three Roses Tamil Guest appearance
2004 Anandamanandamaye Kiran Telugu
Ramakrishna Ramakrishna Tamil
2005 Kicha Vayasu 16 Krishnamoorthy Tamil
Gurudeva Guru Tamil
Sevvel Sevvel Tamil
Amudhey Dhinakar Tamil
Kaatrulla Varai Bala Tamil
2006 Andala Ramudu Raghu Telugu
2007 Nava Vasantham Prasad Telugu
2008 Gorintaku Akash Telugu
2009 Adada Enna Azhagu Vasan Tamil
2010 Namo Venkatesa Pooja's friend Telugu
2011 Lady Bruce Lee Telugu
Ayudha Porattam Jai Tamil also director
Othigai Suriya Tamil
Kadhalan Kadhali Tamil also director
2012 Yuganiki Okka Premikudu Gautam Telugu also director
2013 Win Arya Telugu also in Tamil
Mr. Rajesh Seven Characters Telugu also director
Aa Iddaru Subash Telugu also director
Ek Tha Main Sanjeev 6 Languages Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and English
Anandam Aarambam Tamil also director
2014 Kadhalukku Kanillai Tamil
2018 Amavas Hindi Dubbed in Tamil as Amaavaasai


Year Award Category Film Result[7]
2002 Cinema Express Awards Best Actor Anandham Won[8]
2002 Vamsi Film Awards Best New Actor Anandham Won
2002 NTR film Awards Best Actor Anandham Won
2002 Andhra Cine Awards Best Actor Anandham Won
2003 Santosham Award Best Supporting Actor Vasantam Won
2009 Nandi Awards Best Character Actor Gorintaku Won[9]
2007 Santosham Award Best Actor Jury Award Nava Vasantham Won


  1. ^ "Cinema News - Movie Reviews - Movie Trailers - IndiaGlitz". IndiaGlitz.com. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Jai Akash talks about Oruthal". BehindWoods.com. 20 September 2016. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Jai Akash to sport five looks in his next". DeccanChronicle.com. 22 January 2017. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Jai Akash tries for a re-launch". Sify.com. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Jai Akash wants apology from Sunaina". Sify.com. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Best of Bollywood, South Cinema, TV and Celebs - MSN India". entertainment.in.MSN.com. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Jai Akash - Top 100 Handsome Indian Men". WebIndia123.com. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  8. ^ "The Hindu : `Kannathil Muthamittal' bags 6 Cinema Express awards". www.Hindu.com. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Cinema News - Movie Reviews - Movie Trailers - IndiaGlitz". IndiaGlitz.com. Retrieved 5 February 2018.

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