Jagadish, a veteran Malayalam actor and performer, has been in the industry for the last 30 years. His original name is P. V. Jagadish Kumar and he was born in Trivandrum. He is a great actor and also a screenwriter. He is best known for his comedy characters and he also did many character roles. Jagadish is a rank holder and he was a bank officer after his studies. Later, he joined as a college lecturer in M.G. College Trivandrum. He had immense passion towards cinema, and finally, he took a leave from his job and entered his dream field.

During his early stages of his career he got only small roles, and later, he became an unavoidable person in the field. His first movie was My Dear Kuttichathan, released in 1984, which was India’s first 3D film. Later, he did many comic roles in films like Mutharamkunnu P.O, Mazha Peyyunnu Maddalam Kottunnu, Oru Muthassi Kadha, Vellanakalude Nadu, Dreams, etc. He got a break from the movie, In Harihar Nagar Click to look into! >> Read More... , directed by Siddique Lal, and his role as Appukuttan made every Malayalee laugh. He played the same character in the movies, In Harihar Nagar 2, and In Ghost House Inn. During the 1990s he became so popular and he started getting lead roles. Even though the films were of low budget all of them hit the box office successfully.

Jagadish was also known for his sense of humor and he wrote for many movies like Mutharamkunnu Po., Vandanam, News, Ganamela, Akkare Ninnoru Maran, etc. He wrote stories and screenplays for almost 13 films, and acted in approximately 320 films. He has shown his talent as a playback singer in the movies, Prayikkara Pappan, British Market, The Stars, etc. In the 2000s, Jagadish didn't have any nice role to perform, so he became the chief judge in Asianet’s comedy program, Vodafone comedy stars. In 2009, he got another breakthrough in the film, In Harihar Nagar 2, a sequel to In Harihar Nagar.

Jagadish is married to Rama and the couple have 2 daughters. Jagadish got Asianet’s Filmfare award for his comic role in Harihar Nagar 2.

Jagadish also played some comedy lead roles in the television channel, Asianet, which was called Life is beautiful, and Chila Kudumba Chithrangal in Kairali TV with Manju Pillai in the opposite lead. The serial, Chila Kudumba Chithrangal, was a great hit and almost all the people were eagerly waiting for the next episodes of the serial. He is currently active in both the film and television programs.

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Jagadish is a Malayalam cine artist. He was born on 12 June, 1955, and he was the fifth child in the family. His father was a schoolteacher, and his mother was a homemaker. He is the rank holder in his college for Masters in Commerce. His career started as a bank officer, then he shifted his position to a lecturer after becoming an actor within a short span of time.

He has acted in lead roles in various films during the year 1990. He then shifted from his acting career to the political field, using knowledge he learnt in the acting field and joining hands with his colleague named K. B. Ganesh Kumar, who was the former transport minister. He then married P. Rama. She is a professor in a medical college in Kerala. His career in films started by the year 1984. He did a small minor role, but that was India's first 3D film.

Later, he became a famous actor by acting in several films by doing major roles. He has also worked as a story writer and screenplay artist for some movies. His role in the film "In Harihar Nagar", became the most famous one and he was acclaimed highly for that role. He has acted mostly in small budget films, but some of those films have become box office hits. However, by the 1990s and 2000s, his role of acting faded as he continued to act in the same type of roles that made him mundane. So he started taking up new roles in several foreign TV shows that made him improve his act. By the year 2009, he made a rocking entry with his reappearance in the film named "In Harihar Nagar 2", which was a sequel to "In Harihar Nagar". The film was a box office hit.

On the whole, he was popularly identified as a hero and a comedian. He has been awarded as the best actor for his film "In Harihar Nagar", in the year 2009. He has acted in nearly 323 films from 1984 to 2014. Apart from acting, he worked as a writer for about 12 films, a camera artist for two films and as the playback singer for five films.

Jagathy Sreekumar

Jagathy Sreekumar, a famous Indian film actor known for his comedy roles. His original name is Sreekumar Achary known by his screen name Jagathy. Sreekumar was born in 1951 in Jagathy, Trivandrum.His father was a drama artist, and he worked for all India radio. He did his schooling in Trivandrum and completed his graduation from Mar Ivanious College Trivandrum. He first started his career as a medical representative and due to his immense passion towards the film, he turned to the film industry and became an actor.   During his school and college days itself, he acted in dramas and play and became a theater artist. He started his film career in the movie Chattambi Kalyani directed by J Sasikumar in 1975.After that, he did small roles, and later he became popular for his comedy roles. In 1976 after his after Jagathy married to Mallika Sukumaran and Jagathy at that time was at the starting stage of his career. Mallika was a lead actress in the industry also. Later they got separated, and Jagathy continued with his acting. Jagathy mentions his father as a strict person and in interviews, he always mentions about his father.Jagathy film journey continued and in 1979 he again married Kala, and the couple had a daughter Sreelakshmi. Later in 1984, the relationship ended with a divorce. Kalpavriksham, Madalasa, Ethoruswapnam, Pappu, Munettam, Adipan, Yavanika, Ayityham, Jaalakam, Shikkar, Naayika, Udayananu Taram, etc. were his famous hits. In 1984, Jagathy again married Shobha and has one son and daughter. Jagathy directed two films in Malayalam Kalyanaunnikal and Annakutty Kodambakkam Vilikunu. 1990's Jagathy Kalpana combination was a hit and almost all films the pair joined. He wrote the screen play for the movie champion Thomas in 1990.Apart from all these Jagathy also tried his luck as a playback singer and sung almost five songs in Malayalam.   Jagathy got many awards for his performance, and he is in Guinness book of world records for completing 1500 films .he got 5 Kerala state film award,2 Kerala film critics award, Bahadoor Award in 2003, Prem Nazir ward in 2005, etc. He got The Kochi Times Film Award for his negative role in the movie Urumi. During the peak point of his career in 2012 Jagathy met with an accident while returning to his house after film shoot. Jagathy was hospitalized over 1 year and is still recovering from his injuries. There is only one Jagathy in Indian cinema and nobody can ever replace his place.   The name Jagathy Sreekumar echoes in the mind of every malayalee audience and all are waiting for his comeback.

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