Jayaprakash Kulur is a prominent writer and actor. He belongs to Kozhikode in Kerala, India. He had the honor of being born there and continue living in Kozhikode to current times. As a child, Jayaprakash went to St. Joseph's Male High School. He later went on to study at Malabar Christian Missionary College, Government Law College, and Devagiri's St. Joseph's College. He was a class A student everywhere.
Despite having a law background he got heavily invested in theater and playwriting. Following his father's steps, he was a tax practitioner and also an advocate. He has spent time working with All India Radio for quite a few years. He has a diverse skill set that has been an enabler to him to branch into various other fields.
His first play was Quack Quack that he wrote at the mere age of 19. Due to the advanced nature of his writing, the drama did not garner as much of audience support then as compared to the fame it has now. He is a brilliant writer who has a keen sense of observation. He is famous for his works that found their way to various theater platforms. He involves himself in all spheres of dramatics, whether it is acting, directing, playwriting or even training actors.
He is an inspiration to everyone aspiring to carve a niche for them in this dying form of art. The Sangeet Natak Academy presented him an Award for the 18 Natakangal. He even received recognition for the same work by the Pushpashree Award. Amongst his most prolific works are Ottakam, Jodi, Aidondli Aidu and Shirlo. He achieved all this without any background in theater or plays. He has not been a part of any drama school and has no formal coaching in the field. Kulur is a part of the Goud Saraswat Brahmin community (GSB). He is extremely proficient in Malayalam and Konkani. This talent is in spite of the fact that Malayalam was not his mother tongue and he had to dedicate a lot of time mastering it. He is so well-versed in it now that he writes his plays in Malayalam. This just proves his dedication.
His wife's name is Anupama. He is now 61 years old. The last 40 years of his life have all been about his passion for theatrics. He wishes to continue in this profession as opposed to going into mainstream films of other performance arts. He believes that the stage is the only way to break the walls between an actor and the audience. Jayaprakash wants to continue pushing the boundaries and breaking the barriers. It is the experimental nature of this art that appeals to him the most.