August 31, 1978 (age 33)
Thrippunithura, Kerala, India
Other names: Jayaettan, Jayan, Jay
Occupation: Actor, singer
Years active: 2001 – present
Spouse: Saritha (2004-present)
Parents: Mani, Thankam
Jayasurya (born on 31 August 1978 in Thrippunithura, India) is an Indian film actor and comedian. He has starred in more than 50 Malayalam films.
Jayasurya made his debut in 2001 in the Malayalam film Dosth as a junior artist. Oomappenninu Uriyadappayyan (2002) was his breakout role. He was able to make a mark for himself in the industry with performances in films such as Swapnakkoodu (2003), Pulival Kalyanam (2003), Chathikkatha Chanthu (2004), Classmates (2006), Arabikkatha (2007), Shakespeare M.A. Malayalam (2008), and Gulumaal (2009). By the 2010s, Jayasurya had started acting in more drama-centric roles with films such as Cocktail (2010) and Beautiful (2011).
Jayasurya was born in 1978 to Mani and Thankam (?) in Thrippunithara in a Goldsmith community. In 2004, he married his longtime girlfriend Saritha; they have one son, Adwaith
Film and television career
Jayasurya has acted in several films in Malayalam and Tamil. Jayasurya became popular among family audiences as an anchor in musical programs on Malayalam television.’Jagathy Vs Jagathy’ (Surya TV) is one of the famous show he done during early stages. He also played minor roles in films. Notable among these was the comedy artist in Aparanmar Nagarathil.
He entered the Malayalam film industry through the movie Oomappenninu Uriyadappayyan, directed by Vinayan in 2002. The film launched two newcomers: Jayasurya and Indrajith. The film’s advertisements featured the young actors as replacements to reigning superstars Mammootty and Mohanlal. Jayasurya played the role of a deaf and mute young man falling in love with a rich, mute young woman played by Kavya Madhavan. The film did fairly well in the box office and was remade in other South Indian languages with Jayasurya in the lead role.
The years 2002 and 2003 were the age of newcomers; the superstars seemed to be fading. Though he acted in flops like Pranaya Mani Thooval and Kattu Chembakam, he was considered a promising talent for the coming years. In 2003, he acted in Swapnakkoodu with Prithviraj and Kunchacko Boban. The film, which featured Malayali students studying in Pondicherry, became one of the rare campus hits in Malayalam. This film marked the beginning of Jayasurya’s long-term pairing with Prithviraj. The duo went on to act together in a number of films. Jayasurya’s next appearances were in the back-to-back mega hits Pulival Kalyanam and Chathikatha Chanthu, directed by Shafi and Rafi-Mekartin respectively. It was very rare in the Malayalam film industry to have back-to-back hits, and it seemed Jayasurya was set to be the next big star. However, the success of the films worked more for the comedian Salim Kumar.
By 2005, superstar movies came back to prominence and fewer opportunities were given to young actors. In 2006, Jayasurya and Kunchako Boban appeared in Kilukkam Kilukilukkam, a sequel to the historic hit Kilukkam. Mohanlal made a guest appearance in the film. Jayasurya acted with Mammootty in Bus Conductor. In 2007, he again played relatively minor roles with Suresh Gopi in Smart City and Kichamani MBA. Then, in the mega hit Classmates, he played the role of Satheesan Kanjikkuzhi, an aspiring student leader. The slightly negative character role opposite Prithviraj helped to rebuild his image.
Jayasurya appeared in twenty different get-ups in the film Sankaranum Mohananum (2011)
Again, he was cast as a villain opposite Sreenivasan in Lal Jose’s Arabikkatha, which was a hit. This followed villain roles in Hareendran Oru Nishkalankan and Kangaroo. He played a variety of roles in 2007–2008: the romantic lover with a comic touch in Chocolate, the serious police officer in Positive, the humorous drama scriptwriter in Shakespeare M.A. Malayalam, the small-time thief in LollyPop, the supporting role in Love in Singapore, and the young politician in Balachandra Menon’s forgettable film De Ingottu Nokkiye.
In 2009, Currency portrayed him in a completely new look but was a failure at the box office. His other releases — Ivar Vivahitharayal becomes his first solo hero hit, again he played a hero in Oru Black and White Kudumbam kalabhavan mani played as his fathers role, his last release of that yearGulumal — co starred by Kunchako Boban gave a good end to a successful year in his career. other films he played that year were lollipop, love in Singapore, dr. patient, vairam, kerala cafe, robin hood, and patham nilayile theevandi.
Cocktail (2010) gave Jayasurya an uplift, and was noted as a high caliber actor. This resulted in having numerous offers in the next year. In 2011, he appeared in 20 get-ups in T. V. Chandran’s fantasy film Sankaranum Mohananum. The same year, he did the lead role in Beautiful which went on to become a great critical success. He played the role of a paraplegic named Stephen and was well received by audiences and critics alike, all saying he has shown the best performance till date. Janapriyan and Beautiful were his commercially successful films of the year. In an year-end report on Malayalam cinema, Deepika newspaper applauded Jayasurya for choosing right roles and chose him as the “Star of the Year 2011”.
He has worked with notable actors of Indian cinema, including Mammootty, Mohanlal and Kamal Hassan.
2010 – Nominated – Best Actor – Malayalam for Cocktail
Asianet Film Awards
2010 : Youth Icon of the Year
2009 : Best Star Pair Award with actress Roma for Utharaswayamvaram
2008 : Best Star Pair Award with actress Roma for Minnaminnikoottam
Amrita FEFKA Film Awards
2011 : Entertainer of the Year for Beautiful
2010 : Best Supporting Actor
2009 : Best Star Pair Award with actress Bhama for Ivar Vivahitharayal
2008 : Best Supporting Actor for Minnaminnikoottam
Mathrubhumi Film Awards
2009 : Mathrubhumi Film Awards – Future Superstar Award
JaiHind TV Film Awards
2011 : Second Best Actor for Beautiful
2011 : Film Guidance Society of Kerala Film Awards – Best Actor for Beautiful
2011 : NANA Film Awards – Best Actor for Beautiful
2011 : Ramu Kariat Memorial Cultural Forum Awards – Special Jury Award for Beautiful
2011 : Thikkrussi Puraskar Awards – Second Best Actor for Beautiful
2011 : Jaihind TV Film Awards – Youth Icon of the Year
2011 : AsiaVision Film Awards – Best Supporting Actor 
2010 : NANA Film Awards – Second Best Actor for Cocktail
2009 : Annual Malayalam Movie Award – Special Jury Award