Kalady Jayan is a Malayalam serial actor and producer. He is from the Kalady town in the Karama suburb of the Keralite capital Trivandrum. He studied at Mar Ivanos College in the city. He started acting in drama troupes, acting in plays. Jayan was once employed at a titanium factory. His first serial was Arogani on Doordarshan TV. He credits his roles as Nethradavi in the serial Swapnam (Dream) and K.K. Rajeev’s Purutam for gaining him recognition.
His most prominent role in cinema, according to him, was in Sathiyan Anthikad’s Mazhavilkavadi, in which he played a corrupt cop. He is also fond of his role in Abhoorva chlavar (Some Amazing People), in which he played Hamza. Several films he has acted in were filmed at his thararavadu (ancestral home). Kiridam (Throne) for example was filmed on his property in Kalady. The houses of the film’s protagonists, Mohanlal, and Parvathy were in the immediate vicinity of his house.
He is the producer of the Kairali comedy serial Ivide Ellavarkkum sukham (Everybody is Fine) which is directed by Unni Cheriyan and starring Anila Sreekumar, Anoop Sivasevan, Indulekha, Parvathy and
. Jayan also produces on behalf of PMI International, the drama serial Karyam Nisaram (It’s Simple). PMI Entertainment India Limited is Jayan’s private company for media productions. Based in Singapore, it has offices in 6 countries. Jayan is in charge of its South India operations. The company produces works in 8 Indian languages.
He also inaugurated a short film festival at Government High School, Kalady, Trivandrum in 2014.