Kalidas Jayaram

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Kalidas Jayaram
Kalidas Jayaram.jpg
Alma materLoyola College, Chennai
Years active2000; 2003
Parent(s)Jayaram and Parvathy

Kalidas Jayaram is an Indian film actor who predominantly appears in Malayalam cinema.[1] The son of film actors Jayaram and Parvathy, Kalidas made his debut in the Malayalam film Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal (2000) at the age of seven. Later, he starred in Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum (2003), which won him the National Film Award for Best Child Artist.[2] In 2016, he made his debut in Tamil cinema with Meen Kuzhambum Mann Paanaiyum (2016) and returned to Malayalam with Poomaram (2018).[3][4]

Early life[edit]

Kalidas was born the eldest of two children, to actors Jayaram and Parvathy in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.[5] He has a younger sister Malavika Jayaram. He had his primary education until tenth grade at Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan, Chennai[6] and his plus-two at Choice School, Cochin, Kerala. He received his bachelor's degree in Visual Communication from Loyola College, Chennai.[7]

Film career[edit]

At the age of 7, he made his debut in Sathyan Anthikad's Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal (2000), which won a National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam. He received the National Award for Best Child Artist for his second film Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum (2003), directed by Siby Malayil. In the year 2014, he performed impressions of Surya, Ajith and Vijay at the 8th Vijay Awards.[8] Kalidas played the lead in Balaji Tharaneetharan's[9] second directorial venture[10] Oru Pakka Kathai.[11][12] Begun in 2014,[13] the film is slated for a 2016 release. His second Tamil film called Meen Kuzhambum Mann Paanaiyum has been a hit on the screens 2016 which marked his debut.He made his debut as lead actor in Malayalam Cinema in Poomaram .


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Language Notes
2000 Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal Ashok Malayalam Child artist
2003 Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum Vasudev Malayalam Child artist
2016 Meen Kuzhambum Mann Paanaiyum Karthik Tamil
2018 Poomaram Gauthaman Malayalam
2019 Mr. & Ms. Rowdy Appu Malayalam
Argentina Fans Kaattoorkadavu Vipinan Malayalam
Oru Pakka Kathaidagger TBA Tamil Releasing on Zee5
Jack and Jill Films that have not yet been released Kesh Malayalam Post Production
Happy Sardar Films that have not yet been released Happy Singh Malayalam Filming
Year Song Film Co-singer Language Music director
2003 "Thappo Thappo" Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum Jayaram Malayalam Ouseppachan
2005 "Angethala" Udayon Shankar Mahadevan and Mohanlal Malayalam Ouseppachan


Kalidas receiving the Best Child Artist award from President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Year Award Category Film Result
2001 Asianet Film Awards Best Child Artist (Male) Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal Won
2003 National Film Awards Best Child Artist Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum
Kerala State Film Awards Best Child Artist
Asianet Film Awards Best Child Artist
2017 6th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Debut Actor (Tamil) Meen Kuzhambum Mann Paanaiyum
2018 21st Asianet Film Awards Best New Face Actor Poomaram


  1. ^ "Jayaram's son Kalidas bubbles up in ad". manoramaonline.com.
  2. ^ "Kalidas Jayaram wins National Award for Best Child Artist". Times of India.
  3. ^ "Poomaram Movie Review". ManoramaOnline. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Kalidas to debut as hero in 'Oru Pakka Kathai'". mathrubhuminews.in.
  5. ^ Prakash, Asha (4 September 2017). "Onam is the best excuse for the four of us to spend time together: Kalidas Jayaram". The Times of India. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  6. ^ "തെന്നിന്ത്യ കീഴടക്കാന്‍ കാളിദാസ്‌" [To Conquer the South – Kalidas] (in Malayalam). Mathrubhumi. 6 February 2015. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  7. ^ Gupta, Rinku (3 September 2014). "Another Star Son in Kollywood". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Kalidas Jayaram performs at Vijay Awards". Filmibeat.
  9. ^ "Kalidas Jayaram to star in Balaji Tharaneetharan's movie". The New Indian Express.
  10. ^ "Balaji Tharaneetharan's second movie". Only Kollywood.
  11. ^ "Kalidas Jayaram's debut tamil movie". The New Indian Express.
  12. ^ "Kalidas Jayaram to start his career as lead hero in Oru Pakka Kathai". Mathrubhumi News.
  13. ^ "Kalidas Jayaram's debut movie will start rolling in October 2014". The New Indian Express.

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