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Jagathy Sreekumar

Jagathy Sreekumar

Sreekumar P. K., better known by his stage name Jagathy Sreekumar (Ambili Chettan) or Jagathy, is a versatile Indian film actor, director and playback singer, who has starred in over 1500 Malayalam films in a career spanning almost four decades. Widely regarded as one of the most influenical actor and finest comedian in the history of 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 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 is an outspoken orator holding strong views, quite unlike his onscreen image and his speeches are still popular. Jagathy was involved in a vehicle accident in March 2012 and was hospitalized for over a year. He is still on the long road to complete recovery. His film career has been on hold since the accident. As of July 2021, Jagathy will return to acting in the upcoming Malayalam film Kabeerinte Divasangal directed by J Sarathchandran. In the film, Jagathy will be playing a Hindu priest, who is paralysed and wheel-chair bound.
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