Born on December 10 1965, Jayaram’s main region of interest is the Malayalam film industry, though he had acted in some Tamil films too. Jayaram entered the Malayalam film industry with “Aparan” which was directed by Padma Rajan. They both worked together in two more films. Jayaram was known for his films Peruvannapurathe Visheshangal, Georgootty C/O Georgootty, Nagarangalil Chennu Raparkam and Thoovalsparsham.
During the 90s his films with Rajasenan turned to be commercially successful. The family audiences embraced him with both arms. Jayaram has carved a niche for himself in films such as Ayalathe Adheham (1994), Aadyathe Kanmani (1995), Meleparambil Aanveedu, The Car and CID Unnikrishnan B.A B.Ed.
Director Sathyan Anthikad’s Thooval Kottaram earned Jayaram accolades and he won an award from the Kerala State Film Award. Also, he has four Film Fare Awards to his credit. His performance in Tamil film “Thenali” didn’t go unnoticed; he was awarded with the Tamil Nadu State Film Award. Jayaram proved his mettle in Tamil films, including “Thenali”, Gokulam”, Murai Maaman”, “
” etc. “Thuppaki”, “Saroja”, “Aegan” “Pancha Thantiram” and “
” are some of the Tamil films in which he played supporting role.
Jayaram’s Malayalam films used to seldom flop at the box office and he is renowned for acting in family dramas. But ironically all the films he did in 2012 were a disaster at the box office. Jayaram has also delivered hits for the films directed by Kamal. He shared screen space with happening actors Mammooty, Mohanlal and Suresh Gopi.
Jayaram is wedded to actress Parvathy who quit films after marriage. They have two children Kalidasan and Malavika. Kalidasan was introduced in the Malayalam film “Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal” and the latter was awarded with the National Award.
Apart from acting Jayaram is a good mimic too. He had also sung in films including “Kadhanayagan”, “Mayilattam”, “Salaam Kashmir” etc.