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Versatility Thy Name Is Jagathy Sreekumar


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Jagathy Sreekumar's name is synonymous with versatility. He is the king of comedy in the Malayalam movie world. He never acted in any other language than Malayalam.



Jagathy Sreekumar - Mollywood's Comedy King


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Jagathy Sreekumar or shortly Jagathy is an extremely popular Malayali movie actor, who hails from Jagathy in Thiruvanthapuram. His father Jagathy N. K. Aachary was an All India Radio artiste and popular dramatist. Jagathy did his schooling at Model Boys High School in Thiruvanthapuram. He attended Mar Ivanios College in the same city. He was working in Madras as a Medical Representative when the first acting offer came his way. The movie was Chattambi Kalyani, which made him get noticed. So far he had acted in over a 1100 movies, and had won many awards for his performances in various movies. He is a versatile actor, who is comfortable with both comedy and serious type roles. Though he had made a name as comedian in movies, in real life he is totally different person. In addition to acting, he had also directed films. He had also tried his hand at script writing.
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Awards


• 1991 - Second Best Actor - Apoorvam Chilar, Kilukkam
• 2002 - Second Best Actor - Nizhalkkoothu, Meesa Madhavan
• 2007 - Special Jury Award - Paradesi, Veeraliupattu, Arabikadha
• 2009 - Special Jury Award - Raamaanam

Kerala Film Critics Award
• 2007 - Second Best Actor - Classmates, Palungu and Vaastavam
• 2009 - Chalachitra Ratna Award

Asianet Award
• 2002 - Best Supporting Actor Award - Meesa Madhavan
• 2004 - Best Lifetime Achievement Award
• 2005 - Special Jury Award - Thanmaathra
• 2007 - Best Supporting Actor Award - Rock N' Roll, Hallo

Other awards
• 2003 - Bahadoor Award for his contribution to Malayalam cinema
• 2005 - Prem Nazir Award for his contribution to Malayalam cinema spanning three decades
• 2005 – Maiden Sathyan Memorial Award
• 2002 - Second Best Actor - Nizhalkkoothu, Meesa Madhavan
• 2007 - Special Jury Award - Paradesi, Veeraliupattu, Arabikadha
• 2009 - Special Jury Award – Raamaanam

Kerala Film Critics Award
• 2007 - Second Best Actor - Classmates, Palungu and Vaastavam
• 2009 - Chalachitra Ratna Award

His major works in 2010 are:


1. April Fool
2. Elsamma Enna Aankutty
3. Malarvaadi Arts Club
4. 24 Hours
5. T D Dasan Std VI B
6. Naayakan
7. Cheriya Kallanum Valiya Policum
8. Khilafath
9. Loudspeaker
10.Kadaaksham
11.Bhaarya Onnu Makkal Monnu
12.Bhaarya Swantham Suhruthu

Some interesting facts about Jagathy:


• He has never acted in any other movies than Malayalam.
• After Sukumari, he is the cine artist who has acted in highest number of movies (>1100)
• He never carries a cell phone with him.
• He still uses the old car used by his father.
• He defeated T.M. Jacob, the well known politician, to become the Arts Club Secretary of his Alma Mater, Mar Ivanios College, Thiruvananthapuram while they were students there.
• He had produced a TV serial, Ellaam Maayajalam
• His first directorial venture is Annamkutty Kodambakkam Vilikkunnu, in which he had also acted.

He lives in Thiruvananthapuram with his wife and two children. His daughter is married to the son of veteran KC(M) politician P.C. George
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