Roshan Mathew (born 22 March 1992) is an Indian actor who works predominantly in Malayalam, Hindi & Tamil films. He began his career with 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.
Roshan had his first major role in the 2016 film Puthiya Niyamam and his career progressed with supporting roles in Aanandam (2016), Koode (2018), and Moothon (2019). For the latter two, he won two SIIMA Awards. He gained wider attention for his leading roles in the dramas Kappela (2020) and C U Soon (2021). Roshan has also appeared in the Hindi films Choked (2020) and Darlings (2022).
Roshan hails from Changanassery, Kottayam in the Indian state of Kerala. He belongs to A Syro Malabar Catholic family. 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. 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. During his second year in college he developed an interest in acting, and after graduation joined the Drama School Mumbai.
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.
He made his screen acting debut in a web series 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. 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. 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 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.
|†||Denotes films that have not yet been released|
- All films are in Malayalam unless otherwise noted.
|2015||Adi Kapyare Kootamani||Prem Raj|
|Aanandam||Gautham Roy / Rockstar Gautham|
|Matchbox||Ernesto Narendran / Ambu|
|Choked||Sushant Pillai||Hindi film|
|C U Soon||Jimmy Kurian|
|Aanum Pennum||Cherukkan||Segment: Rani|
|2022||Night Drive||Georgy Jacob|
|Cobra||Rajiv Rishi||Tamil film|
|Oru Thekkan Thallu Case||Podiyan Pilla|||
|TBA||Ithiri Neram †||TBA||In post production|
|TBA||Ulajh †||TBA||Hindi film |
|2015||Tanlines||Dan||English||Sony LIV||12 episodes|
|2023||Master Peace||Adam||Malayalam||Disney+ Hotstar||Cameo appearance in 5th episode|
Awards and nominations
|2019||CPC Cine Awards||Best Actor in a Character Role||Moothon||Won|||
|2020||Filmfare OTT Awards||Best Supporting Actor in a Web Original Film||Choked||Nominated|||
|2018||SIIMA Awards||Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Malayalam)||Koode||Won|||
|2019||Best Performance by an Actor in a Negative Role (Malayalam)||Thottappan||Nominated|||
|Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Malayalam)||Moothon||Won|||
|2020||Best Performance by an Actor in a Negative Role (Malayalam)||Kappela||Nominated|||
|Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Malayalam)||C U Soon||Nominated|||
- The Hindu (6 June 2019). "I always dreamed of making a living out of acting, says Roshan Mathew". Archived from the original on 8 August 2022. Retrieved 8 August 2022.
- Mathew, Mathew Joy (23 January 2017). "'Aanandam' of acting on his every impulse". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
- K. S., Aravind (29 February 2016). "An acting 'addict'". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
- Soman, Litty (20 October 2016). "Casting is biggest plus point of Aanandam: Roshan Mathew". Malayala Manorama. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
- S, Harikumar J. (30 January 2019). "'A Very Normal Family' is a dark comedy, says actor Roshan Mathew". The Hindu – via www.thehindu.com.
- "'A Very Normal Family' at Mathrubhumi Lit Fest: Meet the fun cast and crew". The News Minute. 4 February 2019.
- Abraham, Korah (2 July 2018). "'A dream come true': Actor Roshan Mathew on working with Anjali Menon". The News Minute. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
- S., Gautham (30 July 2018). "Enjoying his spot in sun". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
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- "Kuruthi Review: A bold microcosmic view of society", The Times of India, retrieved 11 August 2021
- The News Minute (18 November 2019). "Meet the man who became Amir in 'Moothon': Roshan Mathew interview". Archived from the original on 8 August 2022. Retrieved 8 August 2022.
- "Roshan Mathews in Anurag Kashyap's next – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
- "Dark Comedy in 'Darlings' Sheds Light on the Complex 'Cycle of Abuse'". The Wire. Retrieved 4 March 2023.
- "Biju Menon, Padmapriya, Roshan and Nimisha will feature in Oru Thekkan Thallu Case film".
- "Gold Movie Review: Prithviraj-starrer is an exhausting, 165-min-long Instagram reel". Cinema Express. Retrieved 4 March 2023.
- "First single from Pookkaalam out". Cinema Express. Retrieved 19 March 2023.
- "Makers of Neelavelicham release Roshan Mathew's character poster". Cinema Express. Retrieved 4 March 2023.
- "'Dhoomam' first look out, Fahadh Faasil says its an 'edge-of-your-seat suspense thriller'". The Times of India. 17 April 2023.
- "Shine Tom Chacko, Roshan Mathew's Maharani, gets a release date". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 22 November 2023.
- "Roshan Mathew to star in 'Ithiri Neram'". Times of India. 10 May 2023. Retrieved 11 June 2023.
- "Janhvi Kapoor to play imperilled IFS officer in thriller 'Ulajh'". The Hindu. 10 May 2023. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 28 May 2023.
- "Janhvi Kapoor to star in patriotic thriller 'Ulajh'". The Economic Times. 10 May 2023. ISSN 0013-0389. Retrieved 28 May 2023.
- "First look poster of Chera starring Nimisha Sajayan and Roshan Mathew released".[permanent dead link]
- "Valatty - Tale of Tails Review: A good attempt". NOWRUNNING. 23 July 2023. Retrieved 25 July 2023.
- "Masterpeace Series Review: Generations clash in this ultimate stress-buster". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 29 October 2023.
- "CPC Cine Awards 2019:Virus and Kumbalangi Nights bag the top honors". Filmibeat. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
- "Flyx Filmfare OTT Awards 2020 Nominations - The Complete List". The Times Of India. 18 December 2020. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
- "SIIMA 2019 Malayalam: Mohanlal, Tovino, Aishwarya win big". OnManorama. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
- "SIIMA Nominations for Best Actor in a Negative Role (Malayalam), 2019". SIIMA-Official Twitter Page. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
- "SIIMA awards: Check out Malayalam winners of 2019 and 2020". Manorama Online News. 20 September 2021. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
- "SIIMA Nominations for Best Actor in a Negative Role (Malayalam), 2020". SIIMA-Official Twitter Page. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
- "SIIMA Nominations for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Malayalam), 2020". SIIMA-Official Twitter Page. Retrieved 21 September 2021.