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Not to be confused with Jayasuriya.
Jayasurya 2008.jpg
Born Jayan Maradu
(1978-08-30) 30 August 1978 (age 37)[1]
Thrippunithura, Kochi, India
Occupation Actor, Producer, Singer
Years active 2001 – present
Spouse(s) Saritha Jayasurya(2004–present)
Children 2
Parent(s) Mani

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. He has played lead roles, character roles and antagonist roles.

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 gaining critical acclaim through 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 had sung in some films.

Early and personal life[edit]

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.[2]

He married his longtime girlfriend Saritha on 31 January 2004. The couple have a son born in 2006 and a daughter born in 2011.[3]

Film and television career[edit]

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.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4][5][6] 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".[7]

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.[8][9]

Jayasurya turned producer in 2013 with Punyalan Agarbattis, which turned out to be a success film.[10]

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.[11] On the same year Seconds with director Aneesh Upasana,[12] Iyobinte Pusthakam with director Amal Neerad,[13] Lal Bahadur Shastri with debutant director Rejishh Midhila’s, Akku Akbar’s Mathai Kuzhappakkaranalla and Priyadarsan’s Aamayum Muyalum[14] were released.


Year Award Film Category Result
2015 National Film Awards Apothecary Best Actor[15] Nominated
2015 Kerala State Film Awards Apothecary Best Actor Nominated
2015 Filmfare Awards (South) Apothecary Best Supporting Actor Won
2015 SIIMA Awards Apothecary Best Supporting Actor[16] Won
2015 SIIMA Awards Iyobinte Pusthakam Best Actor in a Negative Role[16] Won
2014 Asianet Film Awards Iyobinte Pusthakam Best Actor in a Villain Role Won
2011 Asianet Film Awards Four Friends Youth Icon Of The Year Won
2012 Amrita FEFKA Film Awards Beautiful Entertainer of the Year Won


Malayalam films[edit]


Year Title Director Role
2001 Dhosth Thulasidas College boy
2001 Aparanmaar Nagarathil Nizar Comedy artist
2002 Oomappenninu Uriyadappayyan Vinayan Bobby Oomma
2002 Kattuchembakam Vinayan Chandru
2002 Pranayamanithooval Thulasidas Vinod
2003 Swapnakkoodu Kamal Krishnamoorthy
2003 Pulival Kalyanam Shafi Harikrishnan
2004 Kerala House Udan Vilpanakku Thaha Sarvesh
2004 Greetings Sanal Janakarajan
2004 Vellinakshathram Vinayan Indu's fiancee
2004 Chathikkatha Chanthu Rafi Mecartin Chanthu
2005 Immini Nalloral Rajasenan Jeevan
2005 Bus Conductor V.M.Vinu Najeeb
2006 Kilukkam Kilukilukkam Sandhya Mohan Balu
2006 Smart City Varun
2006 Classmates Lal Jose Satheesan
2007 Athishayan Vinayan Roy
2007 Kichamani MBA Sajan
2007 Arabikkatha Lal Jose Sidarthan
2007 Chocolate Shafi Renjith
2007 Hareendran Oru Nishkalankan Vinayan Gopalakrishnan
2007 Kangaroo Monichan
2007 Changathipoocha Sivankutty
2008 Positive Aniyan
2008 LollyPop Shafi Francis
2008 Twenty:20 Joshy Special Appearance in a song
2008 De Ingottu Nokkiye Sivan
2008 Minnaminnikoottam Kamal Mani Kunju
2008 Shakespeare M.A. Malayalam Pavithran
2008 Parunthu M. Padmakumar Vinayan
2009 Currency Swathy Bhaskar Keshu
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 Robinhood Joshi ACP Harris
2009 Kerala Cafe – Island Express Shankar Ramakrishnan Vishal Krishna
2009 Utharaswayamvaram Remakanth Sarjju Prakash
2009 Patham Nilayile Theevandi Joshi Mathew Ramu
2009 Gulumal: The Escape V. K. Prakash Jerry


Year Title Director Role
2010 Happy Husbands Saji Surendran John Mathai
2010 Nallavan Aji John Kocherukkan
2010 Cocktail Arun Kumar Venkatesh
2010 Four Friends Saji Surendran Amir
2011 Payyans Leo Thaddeus Josy
2011 Janapriyan Boban Samuel Priyadarshan
2011 The Train Jayaraj Karthik
2011 Sankaranum Mohananum T. V. Chandran Sankaran/Mohanan
2011 Three Kings V. K. Prakash Shankar
2011 Beautiful V. K. Prakash Stephen Louis
2012 Kunjaliyan Saji Surendran Jayaraman
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 101 Weddings Shafi Jyothishkumar
2012 Poppins V. K. Prakash
2013 Players Sanal Sivan
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 English Shyamaprasad Shankaran
2013 Pigman Avira Rebecca Sreekumar
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
2014 Seconds Aneesh Upasana Veeramani
2014 Aamayum Muyalum Priyadarshan Kallu
2015 Aadu Oru Bheegara Jeevi Aanu Midhun Manuel Thomas Shaji Pappan
2015 Kumbasaram Aneesh Anwer Alby
2015 Lukka Chuppi Bash Mohammed Raghuram
2015 Jilebi Arun Shekhar Sreekuttan
2015 Amar Akbar Anthony Nadirsha Akbar
2015 Su Su Sudhi Vathmeekam Ranjith Sankar Sudheendran

Tamil films[edit]

Kannada films[edit]

  • 2004 Sogasugaara

As a singer[edit]

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.[17]

He has recorded a devotional song album at Vani Studio, Kochi. The album, Krishnakavyam, is produced by Goodluck Audios.[18]

No. Year Song Film/Album Co-singers Language Music Duration
1 2005 "Komalavalli" Immini Nalloraal Malayalam M. Jayachandran 3:41
2 2008 "Adhyaamaai" Ormathalukal (album) Manjari Malayalam Anil Peter 4:00
3 2013 "Aashichavan" Punyalan Agarbattis Malayalam Bijibal 3:20
4 2014 "Maiyya Morre" Happy Journey Gopi Sunder Malayalam Gopi Sunder 3:20


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