|Alma mater||Loyola College, Chennai|
|Years active||2000- 2003 (child artist),|
Kalidas Jayaram is an Indian film actor who predominantly appears in Malayalam as well as in Tamil films.The son of film actors Jayaram and Parvathy, Kalidas made his debut in the Malayalam film Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal (2000) at the age of seven. Later, he starred in Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum (2003), which won him the National Film Award for Best Child Artist. In 2016, he made his debut in Tamil cinema with Meen Kuzhambum Mann Paanaiyum (2016) and returned to Malayalam with Poomaram (2018), written, co-produced and directed by Abrid Shine.
Kalidas was born the eldest of two children, to actors Jayaram and Parvathy in Perumbavoor, Kerala, India.He has a younger sister Malavika Jayaram. He had his primary education until tenth grade at Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan, Chennai and his plus-two at Choice School, Cochin, Kerala. He received his bachelor's degree in Visual Communication from Loyola College, Chennai.
At the age of 7, he made his debut in Sathyan Anthikad's Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal (2000), which won a National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam. He received the National Award for Best Child Artist for his second film Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum (2003), directed by Siby Malayil. Kalidas played the lead in Balaji Tharaneetharan'ssecond directorial venture Oru Pakka Kathai . Begun in 2014, the film is slated for a 2016 release. He made his debut as a lead actor in Malayalam cinema in Poomaram (2018). In 2019, Kalidas had 3 releases: Mr. & Ms. Rowdy and Argentina Fans Kaattoorkadavu .
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2000||Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal||Ashok||Malayalam||Debut film as child artist|
|2002||Yathrakkarude Sradhakku||Passenger on Train||Malayalam||Uncredited role|
|2003||Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum||Vasudev||Malayalam||Child artist|
|2016||Meen Kuzhambum Mann Paanaiyum||Karthik||Tamil||Debut in lead role, Tamil debut|
|2019||Mr. & Ms. Rowdy||Appu||Malayalam|
|Argentina Fans Kaattoorkadavu||Vipinan||Malayalam|
|Happy Sardar||Happy Singh||Malayalam|
|2020||Putham Pudhu Kaalai||Younger Rajiv Padmanabhan||Tamil||OTT release Amazon Prime Video anthology film; segment Ilamai Idho Idho|
|Paava Kadhaigal||Sathaar||Tamil||OTT release Netflix anthology series; segment Thangam|
|Oru Pakka Kathai||Saravanan||Tamil||OTT release Zee5 film|
|2021||Backpackers||Khalil||Malayalam||OTT release Roots film|
|Jack and Jill||Kesh||Malayalam||Post-production|
|2003||"Thappo Thappo"||Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum||Jayaram||Malayalam||Ouseppachan|
|2005||"Angethala"||Udayon||Shankar Mahadevan and Mohanlal||Malayalam||Ouseppachan|
|2020||Did You Sleep With Her||Akku||Malayalam||Short film|
|2021||Thappu Panniten||Male lead||Tamil||Music album|
|2001||Asianet Film Awards||Best Child Artist (Male)||Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal||Won|
|2003||National Film Awards||Best Child Artist||Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum|
|Kerala State Film Awards||Best Child Artist|
|Asianet Film Awards||Best Child Artist|
|2017||6th South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Debut Actor (Tamil)||Meen Kuzhambum Mann Paanaiyum|
|2019||21st Asianet Film Awards||Best New Face Actor||Poomaram|
|2019||Vanitha Film Awards||Best New Face Actor|
|2021||Blacksheep Digital Awards||Best actor OTT||Paava Kadhaigal|
|2021||Behindwoods Gold Icon||Best Actor (Critics)|
|2021||JFW Movie Awards||Special Recognition OTT|
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