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Native name ജിഷ്ണു
Born Jishnu Raghavan Alingkil
Kannur, Kerala, India
Residence Kochi, India
Occupation Film actor, engineer
Years active 2002 – present
Spouse(s) Dhanya Rajan
Relatives Raghavan (Father), Shobha

Jishnu Raghavan Alingkil, known mononymously as Jishnu, is an Indian film actor who appears in Malayalam films. Having appeared as a child artist in the movie Kilipatt in the year 1987, Jishnu made his film debut in a leading role in the blockbuster movie Nammal in 2002.[1] His performance in the film earned him Mathrubhumi Award and Kerala Film Critics Award for the Best Male Debut. He followed it with leading roles in Choonda, Freedom, Parayam and supporting part in Nerariyan CBI, Pauran and Chakkara Muthu.

Following through with some unnoticed movies he took a break from the film Industry to work for developing information technology in the rural areas. Then he returned to filmdom through the superhhit film Ordinary following which he did Nidra, Ustad Hotel, Banking Hours 10 to 4, Annum Innum Ennum and Rebbecca Uthup Kizhakemala.

He is the son of actor Raghavan, who also directed Jishnu's debut film Kilipatt which was selected for the Indian Panorama. He is also a mechanical engineer graduated from NIT Calicut.

Personal life[edit]

Jishnu was born in Kannur to Malayalam film actor Raghavan and Sobha.[2] He did most of his schooling in Madras (now Chennai). He also studied in Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Trivandrum. Jishnu had achieved best student award in his school days and joined NIT Calicut to do his B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering.[citation needed]

He is married to Dhanya Rajan who is an Architect by profession. She also graduated from NIT Calicut and studied a year junior to Jishnu.

He is a cancer survivor. As per a recent Twitter update, he posted that he just got recovered from cancer. "By God's grace and your prayers, the surgery I had to go through was successful. I am back home now and recovering. The cancerous tumor was completely removed. For complete recovery it will take another six months, I guess. Thanks a lot for your prayers and support." Not many were aware of this until he himself posted these statements on February 7, 2014.[3][relevant? ]


No. Year Movie Name Role Language Notes
1 1987 Kilipattu Malayalam Child artist
2 2002 Nammal Sivan Malayalam
3 2003 Choonda Devan Malayalam
4 2003 Valathottu Thirinjal Nalamathe Veedu Aji Malayalam
5 2004 Freedom Lalan Malayalam
6 2005 Nerariyan CBI Sai Malayalam
7 2005 Pauran Student Leader Malayalam
8 2005 Parayam Raju Malayalam
9 2006 Chakkara Muthu Jeevan Malayalam
10 2008 Chandranilekkoru Vazhi Jishnu Malayalam
11 2010 Yugapurushan Malayalam
12 2012 Nidra Vishwan Malayalam
13 2012 Ordinary Jose Mash Malayalam
14 2012 Ustad Hotel Meharoof Malayalam
15 2012 Banking Hours 10 to 4 Commando Avinash Sekhar Malayalam
16 2013 Annum Innum Ennum Sridhar Malayalam
17 2013 Players Siddharth Malayalam
18 2013 Rebecca Uthup Kizhakemala Kuruvila Malayalam
19 2014 Kaliyodam Malayalam
20 2014 Njaan Malayalam
21 2014 Traffic Hindi


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