|Birth name||Jerome Thomas Veleeparambil|
|Also known as||Jerry|
|Born||15 April 1939|
Kochi, Kerala, India
|Genres||Film score, Choral Music|
|Instrument(s)||Piano, Violin, guitar|
|Years active||1965 – present|
Jerome Thomas Veleeparambil, more popularly known by his stage name Jerry Amaldev (born 15 April 1939) is a three-time Kerala State Film Awards winning Indian composer of film scores who has given music to some of the most important motion pictures of Malayalam cinema. He is noted for his lyrical and expressive melodies together with simple but rich tonal compositions of Indian music.     
Jerry Amaldev was born into a Malabar Latin Catholic family  belonging to Archdiocese of Verapoly  on 15 April 1939 in Kochi, Cochin State, to V. C. Joseph and Mary Joseph. He completed his high school education in 1955 from St. Albert's High School, Ernakulam.  He Obtained the degree of Bachelor of Philosophy from the Papal Athenaeum, Pune. He is considered one of the evergreen music directors in Mollywood, even though he worked for a small span. His notable films as a music director are Manjil Virinja Pookkal , Aparahnam, Ennennum Kannettante, Ente Mamattikkuttiyammakku , Nokketha Dhoorathu Kannum Nattu , and Guruji oru Vakku.. He received "Kerala State Film Awards" three times as a music director. However he suddenly disappeared from Malayalam industry in and around the time of millennium, for reasons that are unclear, leaving his rich composition for the Malayalam films. 
Jerry Amaldev debuted in Malayalam industry through Fazil's Manjil Virinja Pookkal in 1980 and won the Kerala State Award for excellence in Music Direction for the same. Before that, he used to work as assistant to the great Indian Music Director Naushad. He was trained in North Indian Vocal Music under Madhusoondan Patwardhan of Vishnu Digambar Sangeet Vidyalaya, Pune. Since the debut was a hit in Malayalam he got really busy in Mollywood and had worked for around 75 films. He had conducted musical ceremony during the Pope's visit of India with choir of 500 and an orchestra of 40. He had also composed songs for some Bollywood movies.[ citation needed ]
But during the early time of millennium he suddenly disappeared from Malayalam industries. No.1 Snehatheeram Bangalore North is the last known film that he had composed for any Malayalam films. After quitting Malayalam film industry he started teaching music at the American International School, Chennai. He is now working at Choice School, Cochin, where he teaches school students music along with composing music for various socially relevant films and television serials. He now teaches at the Asian Christian College of Music – www.accm.org.in, Kottayam as the professor to History of Music & Conducting where he is the academic adviser.
He made a comeback in 2016 by being the music director for the songs in the film Action Hero Biju directed by Abrid Shine, and starring Nivin Pauly.
He was married to Jolly Jerry Amaldev, and has three daughters Meera, Sangeeta and Dahlia. His wife died in 2008 due to cancer. Currently he lives in Palatty, Kannachanthodu Road, Kochi.
|1980||Manjil Virinja Pookkal||Bichu Thirumala||He won Kerala State Film Award for Best Music Director.|
Background score was done by Guna Singh for which he won Kerala State Film Award for Best Background Music
|1981||Dwandha Yudham||P. Bhaskaran|
|1982||Pooviriyum Pulari||Poovachal Khader|
|1982||Oru Vilippadakale||P. Bhaskaran|
|1983||Swapnalokum||O. N. V. Kurup|
|1983||Ente Mamattukkuttiyammakku||Bichu Thirumala|
|1984||Nokkethadhoorathu Kannum Nattu||Bichu Thirumala||Background score is done by Johnson.|
|1985||Kaanathaya Penkutty||Sebastian Paul|
|1985||Puli Varunne Puli||Bichu Thirumala|
|1985||Scene No. 7||P. Bhaskaran|
|1985||Punnaram Cholli Cholli||O. N. V. Kurup||Background score is done by Johnson.|
|1985||Koodum Thedi||M. D. Rajendran||Background score is done by Johnson.|
|1985||Guruji Oru Vakku||Bichu Thirumala||Background score is done by Johnson.|
|1985||Adhyayam Onnu Muthal||M. D. Rajendran|
|1986||Aalorungi Arangorungi||Poovachal Khader|
|1986||Adukkan Entheluppam||Bichu Thirumala|
|1986||Sanmanassullavarkku Samadhanam||Mullanezhi||Background score is done by Shyam.|
|1986||Vivahithare Ithile||Bichu Thirumala|
|1986||Sunil Vayassu 20|
|1986||Oppam Oppathinoppam||Bichu Thirumala|
|1986||Neela Kurinji Poothappol||Kavalam Narayana Panicker|
|1986||Ennennum Kannettante||Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri, Madhu Muttam, Thunchaththu Ezhuthachan|
|1991||Aparahnam||He won Kerala State Film Award for Best Music Director, shared with Perumbavoor G. Raveendranath.|
|1991||Ganamela||Sasi Chittanjoor, Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri.|
|1995||No. 1 Snehatheeram Bangalore North||Girish Puthenchery|
|2016||Action Hero Biju||Santhosh Varma, B K Harinarayanan||All songs except, Muthe Ponne Pinangalle, were done by him. Muthe Ponne Pinangalle were done by V Suresh Thampanoor. |
- Nokkethadhoorathu Kannum Nattu
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