Sreekumar P. K., better known by his stage name Jagathy Sreekumar, is an Indian film actor who has starred in over 1000 Malayalam films in a career spanning almost four decades. Hailed as one of the greatest comedians of all-time in Malayalam cinema, he is also known for his highly nuanced character roles. He is the son of acclaimed dramaturge and writer, the late Jagathy N. K. Achary. Jagathy is often described as a University of Acting or an institution himself of acting for his versatility in handling any kind of roles apart from comedy.Jagathy Sreekumar won five Kerala State Film Awards among numerous other awards for his roles in various films. He has also directed two films and written screenplays for two more. His stage name is derived from the neighborhood of Jagathy in Trivandrum from where he hails. He was an Outspoken Kerala orator holding strong views, quite unlike his onscreen image and his speeches are still popular on YouTube 7 years after his hiatus from the silver-screen. With 1,070-odd Malayalam films to his credit (as of 2005), he was reckoned as one of the most prolific actors in the industry, however Jagathy was involved in a vehicle accident in March 2012 and was hospitalized for over a year. He is still recovering from his injuries. His film career has been being on hold since the accident. It has been reported via various news outlets that Jagathi Sreekumar is back to acting through a television ad.