Kalidas Jayaram

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Kalidas Jayaram
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Kalidas Jayaram at a function
Nationality Indian
Alma mater Loyola College, Chennai
Occupation Actor
Years active2000- 2003 (child artist),
Relatives Malayattoor Ramakrishnan

Kalidas Jayaram is an Indian film actor who predominantly appears in Malayalam as well as in Tamil films. [1] 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. [2] In 2016, he made his debut in Tamil cinema with Meen Kuzhambum Mann Paanaiyum (2016) [3] and returned to Malayalam with Poomaram (2018), written, co-produced and directed by Abrid Shine. [4] [5] [6] [7]


Early life

Kalidas was born the eldest of two children, to actors Jayaram and Parvathy in Perumbavoor, Kerala, India. [8] He has a younger sister Malavika Jayaram. He had his primary education until tenth grade at Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan, Chennai [9] and his plus-two at Choice School, Cochin, Kerala. He received his bachelor's degree in Visual Communication from Loyola College, Chennai. [10]

Film career

Kalidas receiving the Best Child Artist award from President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam The President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam presenting the Best Child Artists Award for the year 2004 to Kalidas.jpg
Kalidas receiving the Best Child Artist award from President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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's [11] second directorial venture [12] Oru Pakka Kathai . [13] [14] Begun in 2014, [15] 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 .


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2000 Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal Ashok Malayalam Debut film as child artist
2002 Yathrakkarude Sradhakku Passenger on TrainMalayalamUncredited role
2003 Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum VasudevMalayalamChild artist
2016 Meen Kuzhambum Mann Paanaiyum Karthik Tamil Debut in lead role, Tamil debut
2018 Poomaram GauthamanMalayalamMalayalam debut
2019 Mr. & Ms. Rowdy AppuMalayalam
Argentina Fans Kaattoorkadavu VipinanMalayalam
Happy Sardar Happy SinghMalayalam
2020 Putham Pudhu Kaalai Younger Rajiv PadmanabhanTamilOTT release Amazon Prime Video anthology film; segment Ilamai Idho Idho
Paava Kadhaigal SathaarTamilOTT release Netflix anthology series; segment Thangam
Oru Pakka Kathai SaravananTamilOTT release Zee5 film
2021BackpackersKhalilMalayalamOTT release Roots film
Jack and Jill Dagger-14-plain.pngKeshMalayalamPost-production
YearSongFilmCo-singerLanguageMusic director
2003"Thappo Thappo" Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum Jayaram Malayalam Ouseppachan
2005"Angethala" Udayon Shankar Mahadevan and Mohanlal Malayalam Ouseppachan
As a voice artist
2005 Udayon MalayalamPonnanBhadran

Short films and Web Series

2020Did You Sleep With HerAkkuMalayalamShort film
2021Thappu PannitenMale leadTamilMusic 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
2021Blacksheep Digital AwardsBest actor OTT Paava Kadhaigal
2021Behindwoods Gold IconBest Actor (Critics)
2021JFW Movie AwardsSpecial Recognition OTT

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