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Jagathy Sreekumar

Jagathy Sreekumar
Jagathy Sreekumar at AMMA meeting in 2008
Birth name Sreekumar Achary
Born (1951-01-05) 5 January 1951
Trivandrum, Thiru-Kochi (now Kerala), India
Medium Film, stage plays, television
Years active 1975–2012
Genres Musical comedy, physical comedy, sketch comedy, Wit/word play
Spouse Mallika Sukumaran (1976–1979)
Kala (1979–1984)[1]
Shoba (1984–present)
Children Rajkumar, Parvathi, Sreelakshmi[2]
Parent(s) Jagathy N. K. Achary, Prasanna

Sreekumar Achary (born 5 January 1951), better known by his stage name Jagathy Sreekumar, is an Indian film actor known for his work in Malayalam cinema. He is popular mainly for his comedy roles.[3] He is in the Guinness Book of World Records for playing roles in more than 1500 films for which he has won five Kerala State Film Awards. He has also directed two films and has written screenplays for two films.


  • Life 1
  • Career 2
  • Awards 3
  • Filmography 4
    • As an actor 4.1
      • Malayalam 4.1.1
      • Hindi 4.1.2
    • As a playback singer 4.2
    • As director 4.3
    • As writer 4.4
    • Dialogue, screenplay 4.5
  • References 5
  • Further reading 6
  • External links 7


Sreekumar was born on 5 January 1951 in Jagathy, Thiruvananthapuram.[4] He is the son of Malayalam dramatist and writer Jagathy N. K. Achary (1924–1997) (also fondly known as Jagathy) and his wife Prasanna from the famed Edavancaud family of Mavelikkara. N. K. Achary was an All India Radio employee. He has two brothers, Krishnakumar and Jameela Murali (Step brother) and a sister, Sugadamma (Step sister). Even from childhood, Jagathy Sreekumar had the dream of becoming an actor.[3] Jagathy attended the Model School in Trivandrum, and graduated with a bachelor's degree from Mar Ivanios College, Trivandrum. After college he worked as a Medical Representative and later became an actor.[5]

Jagathy married Mallika Sukumaran in 1976 and divorced in 1979. He later married Shobha in 1984. They have a son, Rajkumar, and a daughter, Parvathy. He also has a daughter Sreelakshmi with Kala.[2]

On 10 March 2012, he was seriously injured in a road accident at Panambra near the Calicut University at Tenhipalam in Malappuram district. He underwent multiple surgical procedures.[6] He remained in hospital for twelve months, appearing in public for the first time in March 2013, unable to speak.[7]


Sreekumar Achary was a Class V student at Model School in Thiruvananthapuram when he first got the opportunity to act in a play. By the time he joined Mar Ivanios College, Thiruvananthapuram, he had become an experienced theatre person.[3]

His first film was Chattambi Kalyani. His role earned him recognition. With 1,100-odd Malayalam films to his credit, he is reckoned to be one of the most popular actors in the Malayalam film industry.[8] He considers acting a serious profession.[3] He acted once in a language other than Malayalam: in Aadum Koothu, a Tamil film directed by the Malayalam director T. V. Chandran.[9]Narasimham was the 1000th movie of Jagathy Sreekumar.


Kerala State Film Award


As an actor



  • Gulabi Raaten (1990)

As a playback singer

As director

As writer

  • Champion Thomas (1990) (story)
  • Witness (1988) (story)

Dialogue, screenplay

  • Champion Thomas (1990)


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  2. ^ a b
  3. ^ a b c d Jagathy on Jagathy Sreekumar at the Wayback Machine (archived August 11, 2010). The Hindu. 10 June 2005
  4. ^ Jagathi Sreekumar.
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  6. ^ "Malayalam actor Jagathy Sreekumar injured in accident".  
  7. ^ Jagathy stoic and silent - The Hindu, 4 March 2013
  8. ^ Weblokam. Retrieved on 2011-12-04.
  9. ^ /0601/05/1060105004_1.htm Jagathi Sreekumar. Weblokam. Retrieved on 2011-12-04.
  10. ^ The New Indian Express | India News Online | Latest Indian Movies, Gallery | Business & Finance News | Sports, Cricket News. Retrieved on 2011-12-04.
  11. ^ "Mammootty: Actor of the decade". OneIndia Entertainment. 24 August 2009. 
  12. ^ Liju Cherian Muscat (19 September 2011). "Well-known plastic surgeon Dr Chona Thomas honoured". Indian Orthodox Herald. 
  13. ^ Actor Jagathy Sreekumar selected for Bahadur Award – Oneindia Malayalam. Retrieved on 2011-12-04.
  14. ^ The Hindu : Kerala News : Prem Nazir award for Jagathy. The Hindu. (8 March 2005). Retrieved on 2011-12-04.
  15. ^ The Hindu : Kerala / Kollam News : Sathyan Memorial Award for Jagathy. The Hindu (19 January 2005). Retrieved on 2011-12-04.
  16. ^  
  17. ^ "The Kochi Times Film Awards 2011". 23 June 2012. 

Further reading

  • Suku Palkulangara (2013), ജഗതി: ചിരിയുടെ നിത്യവസന്തം [Jagathy: Chiriyude Nithyavasantham] (in Malayalam),  

External links

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