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Jagathi Sreekumar Poster

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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 5 January 1951Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Nickname Ambily

Mini Bio (1)

One of the best actor ever graced Indian film. He was the son of the write Jagathy N Achari. He was very active in the school and college drama activities and wanted to be an actor from childhood. Since he didn't want to use his father's name to get a chance in movies, he never revealed about his father during his struggling days in Madras.

His friendship with late director/actor Venu Nagavally was very famous. When he decided to leave his home to Madras to look for acting roles, he went to Venu for the money for travel and accommodation. Venu just joined trivandrum aakashavani, and just got his first salary. Ambili sir was waiting for Venu at Aakashavani gate step and venu gave all his salary to Ambili. Jagathy's best comedy scenes where penned by Venu Nagavally.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Lin

Spouse (1)

Shoba (1973 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (6)

Given the prestigious Bhadoor Award for his contributions to the Malayalam film industry.
He is the most famous comedy actor ever to grace Malayalam cinema. He has starred in over 1000 Malayalam films and is still going strong.
Son of noted dramatist and writer N. K. Achary.
Has two children: Rajkumar and Parvathi (Lakshmi).
Won the State Award for Second Best Actor in 2002 for Nizhalkkuthu (2002) and Meesha Madhavan (2002), and for Second Best Actor in 1991 for _Apoorvam Silar (1991)_ and _Kilukkam (1988)_.
On 10 March 2012, he was seriously injured in a road accident. After multiple surgeries, he is gradually recovering.

Personal Quotes (1)

Roles that have scope for humour as well as emotions give me satisfaction. Characters who see life itself as a comedy and at the same time have sorrows to bear, who wallow in their own sufferings and at the same time see other people's sufferings - such semi-serious, character roles I'd always love to do. They have in them a mix of pathos and humour and an identity of their own.

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