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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 who has starred in over 1500 Malayalam films in a career spanning almost four decades. Widely regarded as one of the greatest actors and the greatest comedian in Indian cinema of all time, 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. With 1,070-odd Malayalam films to his credit (as of 2005), he is reckoned as one of the most prolific actors in the industry. 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 on hold since the accident. As of March 2021, it has been reported via various news outlets that Jagathy Sreekumar is back to acting through a television advertisement.
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