Suraj Venjaramoodu

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Suraj Venjaramoodu
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Suraj in 2022
Born (1976-06-30) 30 June 1976 (age 48)
Venjarammoodu, Kerala, India
EducationGovernment ITI, Attingal
Occupations
Years active2000–present
Spouse
Supriya Suraj
(m. 2005)
Children3
Awards

Suraj Vasudevan (born 30 June 1976), professionally credited as Suraj Venjaramoodu, is an Indian actor, comedian, impressionist, and television presenter, who appears in Malayalam films, television and stage plays. He has acted in more than 250 films. He has won a National Film Award [1] and three Kerala State Film Awards.

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Throughout the 2000s and towards mid-2010s, he played comedic roles in numerous films and won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Comedian three times (2009, 2010, 2013). In his later career, he found success in playing character and leading roles. In 2013, Suraj won the National Film Award for Best Actor for his lead role in Perariyathavar . In 2019, he won Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor for Android Kunjappan Version 5.25 and Vikruthi . [2]

Early life

Suraj is the youngest of the three children of Venjaramood K. Vasudevan Nair, a retired soldier from the Indian Army and Vilasini, a housewife. [3] He was called "Kuttappan" by his parents and relatives. His elder V. Saji, was also an officer in Indian Army. His other sister Sunitha V. V. is married and settled in Thiruvananthapuram. Suraj also wanted to serve in the Army after completing his Secondary School Leaving Certificate, but had to give up as he broke his arm in a bicycle accident. He received his primary education from K.V.M.L.P.S, Venjaramoodu. [4] He completed his Mechanical diploma course from Government ITI, Attingal and turned to mimicry soon after. His breakthrough came with Jagapoka, a comedy program which was broadcast on Kairali TV. [5]

Film career

Suraj started his career as a stand-up comedian. His mimicry shows were a success with the audience and he was noted for his artificial mockery of the Thiruvananthapuram accent. Later, he was also criticised for this from some audience during his early film career. [6] He first acted in a film named Jagapoga which was a spoof of Malayalam movies. [7] He played the role of Pachan as well as Dadasahib in this film. However the movie was a box office flop and received negative reviews. Suraj then went on to act in several minor roles in films such as Rasikan , Achuvinte Amma , Bus Conductor and Rasathanthram . Suraj grabbed the attention in Malayalam film industry after he assisted Mammootty with the Thiruvananthapuram accent in Rajamanikyam (2005). He would go on to act alongside Mammootty in many comedy films. The duo is considered one of the most memorable onscreen duos in Malayalam cinema. His first breakthrough came with Thuruppugulan (2006) where he played the sidekick role for the character of Mammootty. [8] Suraj then went on to play the comedy roles in several hit films such as Classmates, Pachakkuthira, Chotta Mumbai and Hallo. In 2007, he got his first major supporting role again in a Mammootty starrer Mayavi, which became another major breakthrough in his career. [9] Suraj received appreciation for his role as Peethamparan in Annan Thambi and Jabbar in Lollipop, both of which released in 2008. He played the lead role for the first time with Duplicate (2009). Suraj's iconic comedy character Dasamoolam Damu came out with the movie Chattambinaadu (2009) starring Mammootty. The character became popular several years after the release of Chattambinaadu and eventually attained a cult status. [10] [11] He won his first Kerala State Film Award in 2009, by winning the award for the Best Comedian for his performance in Ivar Vivahitharayal . He won the award again two times in 2010 and 2013 for the movies Oru Naal Varum and Daivathinte Swantham Cleetus respectively. [12] Suraj's another popular comedy character is Idivettu Sugunan which came out with Pokkiriraja (2010). He was also praised for his role as Vadivelu in the Dileep starrer comedy movie Karyasthan. Suraj played some memorable roles in the movies China Town and Teja Bhai & family, both released in 2011. His other memorable comedy roles came out with the movies such as Mallu Singh , Mr. Marumakan , 101 Weddings , Manthrikan , Sound Thoma, Pullipulikalum Aattinkuttiyum , Ring Master , Bhaiyya Bhaiyya , Cousins and Two Countries . [13]

Suraj's potential to play the character and lead roles came out in 2013 as he won that year's National Award for his performance in Perariyathavar , at the 61st National Film Awards. Noted filmmaker and jury chairman Saeed Mirza, while announcing Suraj's award in a press meet, said: "Suraj has played a municipal sweeper [in the film] but it is an incredibly dignified performance. He excels in comedy but in this film Suraj has brilliantly played a reticent character. I would not have been able to sleep had his name not been in the list of awardees". [14]

Suraj received critical appreciation for his acting with a potent cameo in Action Hero Biju (2016). [15] This movie was also a turning point in his career and a breakthrough performance as he underwent a complete evolution with his acting. [16] In Karinkunnam 6's , he portrayed a ruthless police officer and in Oru Muthassi Gadha , he played the lead role. Suraj returned to do the comedy role with the 2016 blockbuster Pulimurugan . In the movie Aby (2017) he played the character of a selfish neighbour. Suraj's another critically acclaimed performance came out with Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum (2017), where he played a lead character alongside Fahad Fasil, who also received appreciation for his performance. [17] He went on to play lead roles in Varnyathil Aashanka and Kuttanpillayude Sivarathri (2018). He bagged the Kerala State Film Award for the Best Actor in 2019 for his performance in Vikruthi and Android Kunjappan Version 5.25 , both the films in which he played a lead role alongside Soubin Shahir. [18] His performance in Driving License alongside Prithviraj also received appreciation. [19] In 2021, Suraj played the lead role in The Great Indian Kitchen which received positive reactions from various film critics and was well received by the audience. [20] In 2022, he played a pivotal role in Prithviraj starrer Jana Gana Mana which was critically acclaimed and was a commercial success.

Personal life

In 2005, Suraj married Supriya at Vaikuntam Auditorium, near Padmanabhaswamy Temple. They have three children: Kashinathan, Vasudev and Hridya. Kashinathan has acted in the films Annan Thampi and Teja Bhai & Family . [21]

Filmography

Films

List of Suraj Venjaramoodu film credits
YearTitleRoleNotes
2001Ladies & Gentleman
Sukhamo Sukam
2002 Jagapoga Dada Sahib / Pachu [lower-alpha 1]
Basket
2003 Anyar
2004 Sethurama Iyer CBI Broker
Kottaram VaidyanVeeramani
Rasikan
2005 Achuvinte Amma Bus Conductor
Central[ citation needed ]George
Kalyana KurimanamSugunan
Bus Conductor Bus Conductor
2006ShyamamSankaran
RashtramPashupathi
Rasathanthram Suresh
Thuruppugulan Appukuttan
Pachakuthira Police officer
Classmates Ousepp
2007 Sketch Bhaskaran
Mayavi Giri
Chotta Mumbai Suni
Arabikkatha James Thiruvananthapuram
Hallo Inspector
Nadiya Kollappetta Rathri Thathamangalam Muthuraj
Subadram
Veeralipattu Pavithran
Ali Bhai Podi Patty Kujashu
Rock & Roll Music composer Maharaja (P. P. Shiju)
Flash
Katha Parayumbol Pappan Kudumaloor
Romeo Prasanth
Kanaka Simhasanam Gopalan
Kangaroo Babychan
Rakshakan Kusumakumar
2008 College Kumaran Bhargavan
Kabadi Kabadi Rameshan
Malabar Wedding Pookkatta Satheeshan
Mulla Bijumon
Annan Thambi Peethambaran
Pachamarathanalil
Shakespeare M.A. Malayalam Chalikkad Joshy(Junior ONV)
One Way Ticket
Madambi Thallu Kolli (Keedam)
Parunthu Mahendran
Veruthe Oru Bharya Kabir
Kurukshetra
Mayabazar Paachu
Sultan
Twenty:20 Ramu
LollyPop Jabbar
2009 Love in Singapore Peethambharan Kalarikkavila
Hailesa Ulpalaksha Pankajaksha Markendayen
Venal MaramManoharan
Bharya Swantham Suhurthu
Samastha Keralam PO Abdu
Currency Indrabalan
Operation Duryodhana
Ivar Vivahitharayal Adv. Mannanthala Susheel Kumar
Dr. Patient Indrabalan
Ee Pattanathil Bhootham Shishupalan
Rahasya Police Prayikara Appy/S.I Prakash
Daddy Cool Mayankutty
Oru Black And White Kudumbam Manjula Kumaran alias Manjulan
Shudharil Shudhan
Kaana Kanmani Bhaskaran
Loudspeaker counselor (Eswarapilla Kumara Pillai alias e.p.ku.pi)
Duplicate Shivankutty and Jeevanraj [lower-alpha 1] Dual role
Parayan Marannathu
Kerala Cafe Kunjappayi
Utharaswayamvaram Pathalam Shaji
Kappal Muthalaali Josekutty
Gulumal: The Escape A T S Shambhu
Banaras Swami Bhogananda Chathi
My Big Father Tony
Chattambinaadu Dasamoolam Damu
2010 Happy Husbands Theepandal Raj Boss alias Rajappan
Again Kasargod Khader Bhai SI Mithun Chakravarthy alias MC
Drona 2010 Raghu Uthaman
Cheriya Kallanum Valiya Policum SI Simon Sebastian
Payyans Brittas
Thanthonni Achu
Bhramaasthram
Puthumukhangal Sandeep Menon
Pramaani
Pokkiri Raja SI Idivettu Sugunan
Nallavan Chittaranjan Muthalaali
Plus Two Professor
Oru Naal Varum Driver Girijan
Thaskara Lahala
Malarvaadi Arts Club Shekharan
Neelambari
Sakudumbam Shyamala Kollamkaavu Pappan
Ammanilavu
Advocate Lakshmanan - Ladies Only Gumasthan
Nirakazhcha
Swantham Bharya Zindabad
3 Char Sau Bees CI Sathyan
Shikkar Barber Kuttappan
Elsamma Enna Aankutty Broker Thomachan
Chekavar
Oridathoru Postman PC Abhilash
Four Friends Ringgit Shashi
Kaaryasthan Vadivelu
Best of Luck Shangai Pushpan
Senior Mandrake SI Kidukkan
Oru Small Family Bejoysh
College Days Shine Raj alias Munthripadam
2011 Note Out Vasu
The Metro Sujathan
Arjunan Saakshi
Makeup Man Kichu
Khaddama Usman
Nadakame Ulakam
Christian Brothers Pappu
China Town Chandran Valanjavazhi
Doubles Adv. Lawrence
Seniors Thavala Thampi
Kanakompathu
Lucky Jokers
Ulakam Chuttum Valiban Chengeri Sethu
Priyappetta Nattukare
Kottarathil Kutti Bhootham
Shankaranum Mohananum
The Filmstaar Sugunan
Kunjettan
Adaminte Makan Abu Hyder
Kadhayile NayikaSugunan
Teja Bhai & Family Swami Rajaguru Maharishi Veshya vachassu
Mohabbath
Shivapuram
Ninnishtam Ennishtam 2
Innanu Aa Kalyanam
Three Kings Achuveetil Achankunju
Happy Durbar
Sandwich Andipetty Naykkar
Pachuvum Kovalanum
Oru Marubhoomikkadha Koya
Venicile Vyaapari Chandran Pillai
Oru NunakkadhaChachappan
Sarkar Colony Banykuttan
Bombay Mittayi
2012 Kunjaliyan Preman
Padmasree Bharat Dr. Saroj Kumar Muttathara Babu
Thalsamayam Oru Penkutty Shibulal
Perinoru Makan Sugunan
Lakshmi Vilasam Renuka Makan Raghuraman
Scene Onnu Nammude Veedu
Oru Kudumba ChithramGovardhanan
Doctor Innocent aanu
Prabhuvinte Makkal
Josettande Hero
Mullassery Madhavan Kutty Nemom P. O.
Mallu Singh Susheelan
Spirit Minister Muralikrishnan
Mr. Marumakan Chantha Hamsa
Bhoopadathil Illatha Oridam Opposition Leader
Husbands in Goa Vasco
Kaashh Trickster
Gruhanathan Thampan
Ezham Suryan
Ee Thirakkinidayil
Ardhanaari
101 Weddings Sundareshan
Manthrikan Usthad Maambaram Maayankutty Sheikh /
Payaruvila Pappan [lower-alpha 1]
Vellaripravinte Changathi HimselfCameo
2013 Isaac Newton S/O Philipose Kottur Stephen
My Fan Ramu
Proprietors: Kammath & Kammath Sebastien Kuzhiveli
Kutteem Kolum Chandran
Red Wine Joe Sebastian
Sound Thoma Uruppadi
Ithu Manthramo Thanthramo Kuthanthramo SI Premlal
Rebecca Uthup KizhakkemalaBalan
Abhiyum Njanum SP Mahesh
God for Sale: Bhakthi Prasthanam Kamalahasanan, Bhaskaran
Pigman Dr. Daniel
Left Right Left S P Mohammed Bilal
Pullipulikalum Aattinkuttiyum Mamachan
Daivathinte Swantham Cleetus Kunjachan
Vishudhan Thomachan
Nadodimannan Sarasappan
Ms. Lekha Tharoor Kanunnathu Edison Igneius
Good Bad & Ugly Benz Vasu
Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal Prem Raj
2014 Ettekaal Second Sandeep's uncle
Malayalakkara ResidencyAdvocate Sreekesh Kumar BA, LLB
Pedithondan
Ring Master Advocate Shravan
Polytechnic Sakhavu Che
Law Point Kurian Jose
How Old Are You Benny
Ulsaha Committee Natholi
Bhaiyya Bhaiyya Soman
Vellivelichathil
GarbhasreemanSudheendran
Sreenivasan Paranja Kadha
Cousins Pauly
2015Elanjikkavu P.O
Ammakkoru Tharattu
Perariyathavar Father200th Film[ citation needed ]
Won—National Award for Best Actor
She Taxi K.T. Salman
Chandrettan Evideya Narayanan Ilayath
Aashamsakalode Anna
Samrajyam II: Son of Alexander Theeppori Thankappan
Madhura Naranga Kasargod Ibrahim (Icha)
Jamna Pyari S.P Sabu
Life of Josutty Varkey
BenJustin
Female Unnikrishnan Unnikrishnan
Valiya Chirakulla Pakshikal minister
Two Countries Jimmy Chockly
2016 Action Hero Biju Pavithran
Angane Thanne Nethave... Anjettennam Pinnale
Kammatipaadam Sumesh
Oru Murai Vanthu Parthaya ghost hunter Suni
Shajahanum Pareekuttiyum Detective Mathews
Anyarku Praveshanamilla Valanjavazhi Shinjo
Campus Diary
Karinkunnam 6'S Nelson
Dooram
Kochavva Paulo Ayyappa Coelho Susheelan Kochettan
Oru Muthassi Gadha Siby
Aneezya
Pulimurugan Poongayi Sasi
2017 Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol Thilothaman
Aby Xavier
Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum Prasad [22]
Role Models news reporter
Devayanam
Dance Dance
Vakku
VilakkumaramFawas Ali
Varnyathil Aashanka Dayanandhan
2018 Parole Varghese
Aabhaasam Kili [23]
Saavari Savari
Kuttanpillayude Sivarathri Plachiottil Kuttan Pillai
Njan Marykutty Manoj Vaidyan
Neerali Veerappa
Theevandi Madhu
2019 Mikhael Police Officer – Issac
Peranbu Amudhavan's friendMalayalam version
Kodathi Samaksham Balan Vakeel SI P Mohanan Pillai
Madhura Raja Idivettu SugunanCameo [24]
Oru Yamandan Premakadha Francis
Evidey Satheeshan
Pathinettaam Padi Kaniyapuram Narendran
Subharathri Adv. Harikumar
Finals P. Varghese250th film[ citation needed ]
Vikruthi [25] EldoWon—Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor
Android Kunjappan Version 5.25 VK Bhaskara PoduvalWon—Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor
Chila NewGen NattuvisheshangalMadhusudhanan Nair
Jimmy Ee Veedinte Aishwaryam Dimitri Rodigruez
Driving License MVI Joseph Kuruvila
2021 Anugraheethan Antony Antappan
The Great Indian Kitchen The husband
Randuper
Kaanekkaane Paul MathaiReleased on SonyLIV [26]
Bheemante Vazhi Manjali Tarseus
2022 Jana Gana Mana ACP Sajjan Kumar
Pathaam Valavu Solomon
Heaven CI Peter Kurishingal
Autorickshawkarante Bharya Sajeevan
Mukundan Unni Associates Adv. Venu
RoyRoyReleased on SonyLIV
2023 Ennalum Ente Aliya Balu [27]
Enkilum Chandrike Pavithran [28]
Higuita Panniyannur Mukundan [29]
Madanolsavam Madanan [30]
2024 Grrr Haridas Nair [31]
Nadanna Sambhavam Ajith Neelakandan [32]
Adios AmigoTBA [33]
TBAProfessor Dinkan 3DTBA [34]
TBAVaraahamMathew
Key
Denotes films that have not yet been released

Web series

List of Suraj Venjaramoodu web series credits
YearTitleRoleNotes
2024 Nagendran's Honeymoons Nagendran/Joseph/Ali Hussain/Govindan/Sukumaran Disney+ Hotstar [35]

Television

List of Suraj Venjaramoodu television credits
YearTitleRoleChannel
2000Comedy ThillanaAnchor Kairali TV
2003–2005Sanmanassullavarkku SamadhanamActor Asianet
2005Santhanagopalam
Ladies Hostel
2006Ayyadi Maname Kairali TV
2011–2012Comedy Stars Season 1Judge Asianet
2013JagapogaAnchor Kairali TV
Bhima Jewels Comedy FestivalJudge Mazhavil Manorama
Bharthanganmarude Sradhakku Asianet
2014–2017Manampole MangalyamHost JaiHind TV
2015–2016Comedy Super NiteAnchor Flowers TV
2015Junior ChanakyanActor
2016 Sell me the answer Temporary Host (in for Mukesh) Asianet
2016–2017 Deal Or No Deal Host Surya TV
2017–2018Comedy Super night 3Anchor Flowers TV
2017 Midukki Judge Mazhavil Manorama
2018–2019Thakarppan Comedy Mimicry mahamelaJudge / Anchor
2019 Comedy Nights with Suraj Anchor Zee Keralam
2020–2021 Funny Nights with Pearle Maaney
2021Oru Chiri Iru Chiri Bumper ChiriJudge Mazhavil Manorama
2022Fastest Family First Adi Mone Buzzer Season 2Anchor Asianet
2023 Star Singer Junior Season 3 Guest

Awards and nominations

Suraj Venjaramoodu awards and nominations
The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presenting the Rajat Kamal Award for Best Actor (Shared) Perariyathavar (Malayalam) to Shri Suraj Venjaramoodu, at the 61st National Film Awards function, in New Delhi on May 03, 2014.jpg
The President, Pranab Mukherjee presenting the Rajat Kamal Award for Best Actor (for Perariyathavar) to Suraj Venjaramoodu, at the 61st National Film Awards function held at New Delhi on May 03, 2014
Totals [lower-alpha 2]
Wins22
Nominations26
Note
  1. 1 2 3 Dual role
  2. Certain award groups do not simply award one winner. They recognize several different recipients, have runners-up, and have third place. Since this is a specific recognition and is different from losing an award, runner-up mentions are considered wins in this award tally. For simplification and to avoid errors, each award in this list has been presumed to have had a prior nomination.
List of Suraj Venjaramoodu awards and nominations
AwardYearCategoryFilmResult
National Film Awards 2013 Best Actor Perariyathavar Won
Kerala State Film Awards 2009 Best Comedian Ivar Vivahitharayal Won [36]
2010 Oru Naal Varum Won [37]
2013 Daivathinte Swantham Cleetus
Pullipulikalum Aattinkuttiyum
Won [38]
2019 Best Actor Vikruthi
Android Kunjappan Version 5.25
Won [39]
South Indian International Movie Awards 2012Best Actor in a Comedy Role (Malayalam) Mr. Marumakan Won [40]
2013 Pullipulikalum Aattinkuttiyum Nominated
2017Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Malayalam) Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum Nominated
2019Best Actor (Malayalam) Vikruthi
Android Kunjappan Version 5.25
Nominated [41]
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Malayalam) Driving Licence
Finals
Nominated
CPC Cine Awards 2019Best Actor in a Lead Role Vikruthi
Android Kunjappan Version 5.25
Driving Licence
Finals
Won
North American Film Awards2018Best Supporting Actor Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum Won [42]
Asianet Film Awards 2007Best Actor in Humorous Role Hallo Won
2010Various filmsWon
2011Various filmsWon
2014 Cousins Won
2017Best Character Actor Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum Won
2018 Theevandi
Njan Marykutty
Kuttanpillayude Sivarathri
Won
2019Best Actor Critics Award Android Kunjappan Version 5.25 Won
Vanitha Film Awards 2010Best ComedianVarious filmsWon
2018Best Supporting Actor Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum Won [43]
2020Special Performance (Actor) Android Kunjappan Version 5.25
Driving Licence
Won [44]
Asiavision Awards 2013Best Comedian Pullipulikalum Aattinkuttiyum
Daivathinte Swantham Cleetus
Won
2017Outstanding Performer Of the Year(male) Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum Won [45]
Asianet Comedy Awards 2016Award for Multifaceted TalentVarious FilmsWon [46]
2017Top TV Performer
All-time favorite of Media (TV)
Various TV ShowsWon

Controversies

An accident occurred on the Thammanam-Karanakodam road on the night of July 29, 2023 when Suraj was behind the wheel of a speeding car. The collision resulted in injuries to a bike rider, 31-year-old Sarath from Manjeri, who suffered a fracture in his right big toe along with injuries to other toes. This results in a ban of Suraj's licence by MVD. [47]

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Rajesh Madhavan is an Indian actor and assistant director who works in Malayalam cinema. Rajesh made his acting debut in 2016 with a supporting role in Maheshinte Prathikaaram. He started his career as an assistant director in the industry with Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum (2017). He is recognized for his works as actor and creative director for the film Thinkalazhcha Nishchayam and his role as Manaf in Kanakam Kaamini Kalaham in 2021. He is making his directorial debut with an upcoming film titled Pennum Porattum.

The 41st Kerala Film Critics Association Awards, honouring the best Malayalam films released in 2017, were announced in April 2018. The awards were distributed at an event held in Kayamkulam on 15 October 2019.

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