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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


Main article: Jayasurya Filmography

As a Film Producer[edit]

Filmography as a Producer[edit]

No. Year Film Language
1 2013 Punyalan Agarbattis Malayalam
2 2015 Su Su Sudhi Vathmeekam Malayalam

As a Playback Singer[edit]

Jayasurya debuted as a singer in movies in Immini Nalloraal (2005) by singing the song called "Komalavali" composed by M. Jayachandran. He has recorded a devotional song album at Vani Studio, Kochi. The album, Krishnakavyam, is produced by Goodluck Audios.[17]


No. Year Song Film/Album Co-Singers Language Music Director Duration
1 2005 "Komalavalli" Immini Nalloraal Jyotsna Malayalam M. Jayachandran 3:41
2 2008 "Adhyaamaai" Ormathalukal Manjari Malayalam Anil Peter 4:00
3 2011 "Bilsila Hai Bilsila" Three Kings - Malayalam Ousepachan
4 2013 "Aashichavan" Punyalan Agarbattis Malayalam Bijibal 3:20
5 2014 "Maiyya Morre" Happy Journey Gopi Sunder Malayalam Gopi Sunder 3:20
6 2015 "Chingaariyaadu" Aadu Oru Bheegara Jeevi Aanu Harsha KH, Muhammad Ashad Malayalam Shaan Rahman 2:51
7 2015 "Premamennaal" Amar Akbar Anthony Nadirshah, Prithviraj, Indrajith, Kalabhavan Shajon Malayalam Nadirshah 05:30


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  2. ^ a b http://cinidiary.com/people.php?pigsection=Actor&picata=1&no_of_displayed_rows=21&no_of_rows_page=10&sletter=
  3. ^ a b Life after television
  4. ^ Vijay George (25 March 2011). "My brother and I". The Hindu (Chennai, India: hindu.com). Retrieved 4 April 2011. 
  5. ^ Unni R. Nair (8 April 2011). "Jayasurya in 20 characters Shankaranum Mohananum". Screen India. screenindia.com. Retrieved 26 April 2011. 
  6. ^ Keerthy Ramachandran (21 April 2011). "Jayasurya's double dhamaka". Deccan Chronicle. deccanchronicle.com. Retrieved 29 April 2011. 
  7. ^ http://malayalam.deepikaglobal.com/feature/featuredetails.asp?ncode=3179&feature_cat=Cat19
  8. ^ Saraswathy Nagarajan (23 May 2013). "English autumn". The Hindu (Chennai, India). Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  9. ^ Jisha G. Nair (25 May 2013). "English: A brave attempt by Shyamaprasad". Malayala Manorama (Kottayam, India: Manoramaonline.com). Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "I am reinventing myself with each character : Says Jayasurya - The Times of India". The Times Of India. 
  11. ^ http://entertainment.oneindia.in/malayalam/news/2014/suresh-gopi-asif-ali-jayasurya-movie-apothecary-131456.html
  12. ^ http://entertainment.oneindia.in/malayalam/news/2013/jayasurya-vinay-forrt-to-romance-aparna-nair-123207.html
  13. ^ http://www.indiaglitz.com/fahad-in-iyobinte-pusthakam-malayalam-news-106991
  14. ^ Ace act
  15. ^ "Jayasuriya in race for national award". Times Of India. 13 August 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2015. 
  16. ^ a b "SIIMA Awards 2015: Winners List & Photos". IBTimes. 14 August 2015. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  17. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1334389/

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