Aju Varghese

Aju Kurian Varghese (born 11 January 1985) is an Indian actor and producer who appears in Malayalam cinema. He made his debut in 2010 in Malarvadi Arts Club,[4] directed by his college classmate Vineeth Sreenivasan.[5] He has starred in more than 125 Malayalam films.[6] He owns a production company named Funtastic Films along with actor Dhyan Sreenivasan and producer Visakh Subramaniam.[7]

Aju Varghese
Aju Varghese inaugural speech SARGAM SJCET.JPG
Born
Aju Varghese

(1985-01-11) 11 January 1985 (age 37)[1][2]
Occupation
Years active2010–present
Spouse(s)
Augustina
(m. 2014)
[3]
Children4

Personal life and careerEdit

Aju Varghese was born to Varghese P. K. and Celiene Susan in Thiruvalla in India. He has a younger sister Anju.[8] Aju is married to Augustina since 24 February 2014. They have twins: a girl named Juana and a boy named Evan born on 28 October 2014.[3] They later had a second set of twins - Jake and Luke - on 30th Sep 2016.[9]

Aju attended Rajagiri High School, Kalamasserry and later Bhavans Adarsha Vidhyalaya, Ernakulam.[10] He did his Bachelor's in Electronics and Communication Engineering from KCG College of Technology,[11] Chennai. He worked in HSBC[12] in Human Resources, Chennai. It was during that time he was called by Vineeth Sreenivasan, his college friend, to play one of the lead roles in his directorial debut Malarvadi Arts Club,[13] and later in Thattathin Marayathu. In the meantime, he was part of Sevenes (2011) by veteran director Joshiy and Mayamohini. Since then, he has acted in notable films, such as Thattathin Marayathu, Oru Vadakkan Selfie, Kili Poyi, Zachariyayude Garbhinikal, Ohm Shanthi Oshaana, Punyalan Agarbattis, Vellimoonga, Ormayundo Ee Mukham, Kunjiramayanam, Su.. Su... Sudhi Vathmeekam, Two Countries, Adi Kapyare Kootamani, Oppam, Kodathi Samaksham Balan Vakeel and Love Action Drama[14]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Film Result
2011 Vanitha Film Awards Best New Face of the Year Malarvadi Arts Club Won
2012 Asiavision Awards Best Comedian Thattathin Marayathu Won
2013 Indian Movie Awards Qatar Best Actor in a Comedy Role Won
3rd South Indian International Movie Awards Best supporting actor in Malayalam Punyalan Agarbattis Nominated
2014 Asiavision Awards Best Character Role Ohm Shanthi Oshaana Won
2015 Vanitha Film Awards Best Comedian Vellimoonga" Won
4th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Comedian in Malayalam Won
Asianet Comedy Awards Best Comedy icon "Oru Vadakkan Selfie" Won
Asiavision Awards Best Character Actor in Malayalam "Kunjiramayanam" Won
2016 1st IIFA Utsavam Best Supporting Actor in Malayalam "Oru Vadakkan Selfie" Won
Performance in a Comic role Nominated
Kunjiramayanam" Nominated
Asianet Film Awards Best Actor in Humorous Role Various films Won
Vanitha Film Awards Best Comedian Won
5th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Comedian in Malayalam "Two Countries" Won
Asianet Comedy Awards Best Comedy icon Won
Asiavision Awards Best Supporting Actor Won
2017 North American Film Awards Best Entertainer Various Films Won
Asianet Comedy Awards Best Combo Award Lavakusha Won
2018 7th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Comedian in Malayalam Godha (film) Won
2019 Kerala Kaumudi Flash Movies[15] Most Popular Supporting Actor Aravindante Athidhikal Won
8th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Comedian in Malayalam Aravindante Athidhikal Won
2021 9th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Comedian in Malayalam Love Action Drama Nominated

FilmographyEdit

As ActorEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Malarvaadi Arts Club Kuttu (P. K Bajeesh) Debut film
2011 Manikya Kallu Former student (Cameo)
Sevenes Arun
Doctor Love Omanakuttan
2012 Mayamohini Vishnu Narayan Namboothiri
Thattathin Marayathu Abdu
Bhoopadathil Illatha Oridam Shihab
Chapters Kanu
2013 Kili Poyi Hari
Bharya Athra Pora Jilan
Neram Phone attender (Cameo)
Paisa Paisa Balu
Buddy Rahul Kulkarni
Olipporu Gear
Daivathinte Swantham Cleetus Chinnan
Zachariayude Garbhinikal Aju
Punyalan Agarbattis Greenu Sharma
Bicycle Thieves Shajan (Cameo)
2014 Ohm Shanthi Oshaana David Kaanjaani
Pakida Maathan/CP
Polytechnic Backer
Ring Master Peter
Pianist Arfas Amar
Monayi Angane Aanayi Monai
Peruchazhi Vayalar Varkey
Vellimoonga Tony Vaagathanam/Paachan
Ormayundo Ee Mukham Apoorva
Lal Bahudur Shastri Dharaman Shastri
Mathai Kuzhappakkaranalla Mathai (Cameo)
Actually Blog Kavi Saji
2015 Mariyam Mukku Lloyd Casper Anderson
Aadu Ponnappan (Cameo)
Namasthe Bali Chandy
100 Days of Love Romanch Ramakrishnan
Oru Vadakkan Selfie Shaji
Lavender Raju
Lokha Samastha Anoop
KL 10 Patthu Faizal
Rasputin Gopalan
Loham Auto Riksha Driver (Cameo)
Jamna Pyari Rameshan
Kunjiramayanam Kuttan
Urumbukal urangarilla Babutten
Kohinoor Aandy Kunju
Ben Allan (Cameo)
Su.. Su... Sudhi Vathmeekam Greygon Das
Adi Kapyare Kootamani Bruno
Two Countries Avinash
2016 Puthiya Niyamam Romanch
Hello Namasthe Pappu Joseph (Cameo) 50th film
Jacobinte Swargarajyam Abdul Rahman (Also Assistant director) (Cameo)
Mudhugauv Bruno (Cameo)
Oru Murai Vanthu Parthaya Manoj Jyotsyan
Shajahanum Pareekuttiyum Major E Ravi
Ann Maria Kalippilaanu Ambrose
Pretham Denny Kokkan
Oppam Mala Babu
Kochavva Paulo Ayyappa Coelho Rajeev
Welcome to Central Jail Pranchi
Ore Mukham Das
2017 Aby Kunjuttan
Alamara Suvin
Sathya Deepu (Cameo)
Rakshadhikari Baiju Oppu Unni
Ramante Edanthottam Shathru
Adventures of Omanakuttan Shiva Annan
Godha Balan
Careful Aneesh Abraham
Avarude Raavukal Vinod Mannarkadu
Basheerinte Premalekhanam Sulaiman
Bobby Jimmy
Oru Visheshapetta BiriyaniKissa Angel (Cameo)
Lavakusha Kusha
Vishwa Vikhyatharaya Payyanmar Jithin Lal
Villain Churutt Kannappi
Goodalochana Prakashan
Punyalan Private Limited Greenu Sharma
Chembarathipoo Mathayi
Paipin Chuvattile Pranayam Syam
Aadu 2 Ponnappan (Cameo)
2018 Hey Jude George Kurian (Cameo)
Kuttanadan Marpappa Rev Fr. Innachan
Mohanlal Aluva Aamod
Aravindante Athidhikal Rasheed
B. Tech Mutta Manoj
Njan Marykutty RJ Alwin Henry
Ennalum Sarath..? Singer at Party (Cameo)
Iblis Rajavu (Cameo)
Dakini Kuttappi
Vallikudilile Vellakaaran Father Shibumon K.K (Cameo)
Pretham 2 Denny Kokkan (Cameo)
2019 Vijay Superum Pournamiyum YouTube Cleetus (Cameo)
Neeyum Njanum Abbas
Panthu Pottukuthi Maash
June Binoy Varkala Cameo)
Kodathi Samaksham Balan Vakeel Anzar Ali Khan
Madhura Raja Suru
Subharathri George (Cameo)
Marconi Mathai Britto
Sachin Jerry 100th film
Love Action Drama Sagar
Ittymaani: Made in China Sugunan
Adhyarathri Kunjumon
Helen Ratheesh Kumar
Kamala Safar
My Santa Joji Varghese (Cameo)
2020 Uriyadi Ambili
2021 Sajan Bakery Since 1962 Bobin and Sajan Dual role
Tsunami Antony a.k.a Andy
Sara's Lissy's husband (Cameo) OTT release on Amazon prime
Home Prasad (Cameo) OTT Release on Amazon prime
Minnal Murali Pothan OTT release on Netflix
Oru Thathvika Avalokanam Sakhavu Chandran
2022 Meppadiyan Thadathil Xavier
Hridayam Jimmy
Jack N' Jill Dr.Subramanian
Prakashan Parakkatte Musthafa
Santacruz Fernandez
Ullasam Sam

As ProducerEdit

As DistributorEdit

NarratorEdit

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Channel Notes
2018 Kasthooriman Himself Asianet TV series; Special appearance in episodes 95 and 96
2019 Thera Para Advocate YouTube Web series by Karikku; Special appearance in finale episode
2020 Mom & Son Himself Web series by YouTuber Karthik Shankar; Special appearance in Episode 9
Kudumbavilakku Himself Asianet TV series; Special appearance in Episode 205
Kuttypattalam Co host Surya TV Christmas special Episode
2021 Kili Security YouTube Web series; Also producer
Vishu Dhamaka Co host Asianet Vishu special program
Super Power Mentor Flowers

Short filmsEdit

Year Title Director
2012 Oru Kutty Chodyam[16] Ganesh Raj
Yellow Pen[16] Jude Anthany Joseph
A Sweet Curse[16] Anzal
2013 Oru Thundu Padam(A 'Short' Film)[16] Basil Joseph
2014 Love Policy Rejith Menon
Unnimoolam Vipin Das
2016 HALWA Nikhil Raman - Shahin Rahman
2020 Palappozhum Karthik Shankar

ReferencesEdit

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