Roshan Mathew

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Roshan Mathew
Born (1992-03-22) 22 March 1992 (age 30)
Alma mater
Years active2015–present

Roshan Mathew (born 22 March 1992) is an Indian actor, who works predominantly in Malayalam films. He had his first major role in the 2016 film Puthiya Niyamam and his career progressed with his roles in Aanandam (2016) and Koode (2018). For the lattermost, he won a SIIMA Award. He grew further worldwide recognition in Moothon (2019), Netflix's Kappela (2020) and Amazon Prime's C U Soon (2021).

Mathew has also appeared in numerous theatre productions based in Chennai and Mumbai. These include The Glass Menagerie directed by Rajit Kapoor and 07/07/07 directed by Faezeh Jalali.

Early life[edit]

Roshan hails from Changanassery, Kottayam in the Indian state of Kerala. His father Mathew Joseph is a bank manager in Canara Bank and his mother Regina Augustine is a retired PWD engineer. He studied in Kendriya Vidyalaya, Kottayam.[1] After enrolling in School of Engineering, CUSAT in Kochi he dropped out after one year to study B.Sc Physics in Madras Christian College in Chennai.[2] During his second year in college he developed an interest in acting, and after graduation joined the Drama School Mumbai.[1][3]



Roshan had been active on stage since school, but his first opportunity to work in professional theatre came when the Chennai-based theatre company Stagefright Productions came to Madras Christian College to audition actors for their production of Dirty Dancing in August 2010. Roshan bagged the role of Neal Kellerman, and the production went on stage at The Museum Theatre, Chennai in February 2011. He almost instantly fell in love with theatre, and went on to work with all the prominent Chennai based companies in plays such as Kamala, Leap, The Uprising, Tughlaq, and Murder Me Always. He was also part of The Little Theatre’s Christmas Pantomime in 2013. In Madras Christian College, Roshan along with his friends started a theatre group called Theatre No. 59 which staged many plays in different colleges in the state. Their production of Alfred Hitchcock/Patrick Hamilton’s Rope was widely appreciated, and their revival of Jean Paul Sartre’s No Exit won Roshan the award for Best Director at a national level student theatre festival in 2013. After moving to Bombay in 2014, Roshan was part of The Drama School Mumbai’s adaptation of Eugene Shwartz's The Dragon in 2016. After school, he went to join Faezeh Jalali's widely acclaimed production 07/07/07. He then appeared in Given directed by Padma Damodaran and written by Shivam Sharma, and Rajit Kapoor's adaptation of The Glass Menagerie. He has also directed an original play in Kochi called A Very Normal Family with a new team of artists based in the city.[4][5]


He made his screen acting debut in a webseries Tanlines. He made his film debut in 2016 in Puthiya Niyamam directed by A. K. Sajan, followed by a small role in Adi Kapyare Kootamani. It was Ganesh Raj's Aanandam (2016) that put Roshan on the map. The coming of age movie opened to packed houses, and was one of the biggest successes of the year in Malayalam. In 2018, he essayed a role in Koode directed by Anjali Menon.[6] His other notable performances came in "Thottappan" (2019) alongside Vinayakan, in "Viswasapoorvam Mansoor" (2017), and "Orayiram Kinakkalal" (2018). In 2019, he shot to fame by playing Ameer opposite Nivin Pauly in Geetu Mohandas's film Moothon.[7] His upcoming films are "Varthamanam", directed by Sidhartha Siva along with Parvathy, his debut tamil film "Cobra" directed by R Ajay Gnanamuthu alongside Vikram (actor). His recently released film is Netflix's Choked directed by Anurag Kashyap alongside Saiyami Kher, Kappela where he played the lead role alongside Anna Ben[8]and Sreenath Bhasi which gained positive reviews and also C U Soon alongside Fahadh Faasil. His performance in the latest malayalam movie Kuruthi alongside Prithviraj Sukumaran also garnered much attention.[9]


Year Film Role Notes
2015 Adi Kapyare Kootamani Prem Raj Debut Film; Malayalam Debut
2016 Puthiya Niyamam Aryan
Aanandam Gautham Roy / Rockstar Gautham
2017 Viswasapoorvam Mansoor Mansoor
Kadam Kadha Maneesh
Matchbox Ernesto Narendran / Ambu
Orayiram Kinakkalal Jaison
2018 Koode Krish
2019 Thottappan Ismail
Moothon Ameer
2020 Kappela Vishnu
Choked Sushant Pillai Hindi film; Netflix Film;[10] Bollywood Debut Film
C U Soon Jimmy Kurian Amazon Prime Film
2021 Varthamanam Amal
Aanum Pennum Cherukkan Amazon Prime Anthology Film;

Segment: Rani

Kuruthi Ibrahim Amazon Prime Film
2022 Night Drive Georgy Jacob
Cobra TBA Completed; Tamil film
Kothu TBA Filming
Chathuram TBA Post-production
Chera TBA Filming[11]
Oru Thekkan Thallu Case TBA Announced[12]
Darlings TBA Hindi film;Pre-production
Dasara TBA Filming; Telugu film

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Language Notes
2015 Tanlines Dan English Sony LIV miniseries

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Ceremony Category Film Result
2018 SIIMA Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Malayalam) Koode Won[13]
2019 Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Malayalam) Moothon Won[14]
Best Actor in a Negative Role (Malayalam) Thottappan Nominated[15]
CPC Cine Awards Best Actor in a Character Role Moothon Won[16]
2020 SIIMA Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Malayalam) C U Soon Nominated[17]
Best Actor in a Negative Role (Malayalam) Kappela Nominated[18]
Filmfare OTT Awards Best Supporting Actor (Web Originals) Choked Nominated[19]


  1. ^ a b Mathew, Mathew Joy (23 January 2017). "'Aanandam' of acting on his every impulse". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  2. ^ K. S., Aravind (29 February 2016). "An acting 'addict'". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  3. ^ Soman, Litty (20 October 2016). "Casting is biggest plus point of Aanandam: Roshan Mathew". Malayala Manorama. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  4. ^ S, Harikumar J. (30 January 2019). "'A Very Normal Family' is a dark comedy, says actor Roshan Mathew" – via
  5. ^ "'A Very Normal Family' at Mathrubhumi Lit Fest: Meet the fun cast and crew". The News Minute. 4 February 2019.
  6. ^ Abraham, Korah (2 July 2018). "'A dream come true': Actor Roshan Mathew on working with Anjali Menon". The News Minute. Retrieved 21 July 2018.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ S., Gautham (30 July 2018). "Enjoying his spot in sun". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Versatile Actor Roshan Mathews". 23 July 2020.
  9. ^ Kuruthi Review: A bold microcosmic view of society, retrieved 11 August 2021
  10. ^ "Roshan Mathews in Anurag Kashyap's next – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  11. ^ "First look poster of Chera starring Nimisha Sajayan and Roshan Mathew released".
  12. ^ "Biju Menon, Padmapriya, Roshan and Nimisha will feature in Oru Thekkan Thallu Case film".
  13. ^ "SIIMA 2019 Malayalam: Mohanlal, Tovino, Aishwarya win big". OnManorama. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  14. ^ "SIIMA awards: Check out Malayalam winners of 2019 and 2020". Manorama Online News. 20 September 2021. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
  15. ^ "SIIMA Nominations for Best Actor in a Negative Role (Malayalam), 2019". SIIMA-Official Twitter Page. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
  16. ^ "CPC Cine Awards 2019:Virus and Kumbalangi Nights bag the top honors". Filmibeat. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
  17. ^ "SIIMA Nominations for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Malayalam), 2020". SIIMA-Official Twitter Page. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
  18. ^ "SIIMA Nominations for Best Actor in a Negative Role (Malayalam), 2020". SIIMA-Official Twitter Page. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
  19. ^ "Flyx Filmfare OTT Awards 2020 Nominations - The Complete List". The Times Of India. 18 December 2020. Retrieved 21 September 2021.

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