Aju Varghese

Aju Kurian Varghese (born 11 January 1985) is an Indian film 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] son of veteran actor Sreenivasan[6].He has starred in more than 100 films.[7] He owns a production company named Funtastic Films along with actor Dhyan Sreenivasan and producer Visakh Subramaniam. [8]

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

(1985-01-11) 11 January 1985 (age 36)[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 Kerala. He has a younger sister Anju.[9] 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.[10]

Aju attended Rajagiri High School, Kalamasserry and later Bhavans Adarsha Vidhyalaya, Ernakulam.[11] He did his Bachelor's in Electronics and Communication Engineering from KCG College of Technology,[12] Chennai. He worked in HSBC[13] 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,[14] 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[15]

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[16] Most Popular Supporting Actor Aravindante Athidhikal Won
8th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Comedian in Malayalam Aravindante Athidhikal Won

FilmographyEdit

As ActorEdit

No. Year Title Role Director Notes
1 2010 Malarvaadi Arts Club Kuttu (P. K Bajeesh) Vineeth Sreenivasan
2 2011 Manikya Kallu Former student (Cameo) M. Mohanan
3 Sevenes Arun Joshiy
4 Doctor Love Omanakuttan Biju K
5 2012 Mayamohini Vishnu Narayan Namboothiri Jose Thomas
6 Thattathin Marayathu Abdu (Vinod’s friend) Vineeth Sreenivasan
7 Bhoopadathil Illatha Oridam Shihab Joe Chalissery
8 Chapters Kanu Sunil Ibrahim
9 2013 Kili Poyi Hari Vinay Govind
10 Bharya Athra Pora Jilan Akku Akbar
11 Neram Phone attender (Cameo) Alphonse Puthren
12 Paisa Paisa Balu Prasanth Murali
13 Buddy Rahul Kulkarni Raaj Menon
14 Olipporu Gear Sashidharan
15 Daivathinte Swantham Cleetus Chinnan Marthandan G
16 Zachariayude Garbhinikal Aju Aneesh Anwar
17 Punyalan Agarbattis Greenu Sharma Ranjith Sankar
18 Bicycle Thieves Shajan (Cameo) Jismon
19 2014 Ohm Shanthi Oshaana David Kaanjaani Jude Anthany Joseph
20 Pakida Maathan/CP Sunil Karyattukara
21 Polytechnic Backer M Padmakumar
22 Ring Master Peter Rafi
23 Pianist Arfas Amar Hyder Ali
24 Monayi Angane Aanayi Monai Santhosh Khan
25 Peruchazhi Vayalar Varkey Arun Vaidyanathan
26 Vellimoonga Tony Vaagathanam/Paachan Jibu Jacob
27 Ormayundo Ee Mukham Apoorva Anvar Sadik
28 Lal Bahudur Shastri Shastri Rejishh Midhila
29 Mathai Kuzhappakkaranalla Mathai (Cameo) Akku Akbar
30 Actually Blog Kavi Saji Shine Kurian
31 2015 Mariyam Mukku Lloyd Casper Anderson James Albert
32 Aadu Ponnappan (Shaji Paappan’s driver, who elopes with Paappan’s wife (Cameo) Midhun Manuel Thomas
33 Namasthe Bali Chandy Bijoy
34 100 Days of Love Romanch Ramakrishnan Janusee Muhammed
35 Oru Vadakkan Selfie Shaji (Umesh’s friend) Prajith G
36 Lavender Raju Altas T. Ali
37 Lokha Samastha Anoop Sajith
38 KL 10 Patthu Faizal Muhsin Parari
39 Rasputin Gopalan Jinu G. Daniel
40 Loham Auto Riksha Driver (Cameo) Ranjith
41 Jamna Pyari Rameshan (Vasoottan’s friend who stylised his name by shortening to Ram) Thomas Sebastian
42 Kunjiramayanam Kuttan Basil Joseph
43 Urumbukal urangarilla Babutten Jiju Asokan
44 Kohinoor Aandy Kunju Vinay Govind
45 Ben Allan (Cameo) Vipin Atley
46 Su.. Su... Sudhi Vathmeekam Greygon Das Ranjith Sankar
47 Adi Kapyare Kootamani Bruno John Varghese
48 Two Countries Avinash (Ullas’ best friend) Shafi
49 2016 Puthiya Niyamam Romanch A. K. Sajan
50 Hello Namasthe Pappu Joseph Jayan K Nair 50th film
51 Jacobinte Swargarajyam Abdul Rahman (Also Assistant director) (Cameo) Vineeth Sreenivasan
52 Mudhugauv Bruno (Cameo) Vipin Das
53 Oru Murai Vanthu Parthaya Manoj Jyotsyan Saajan K Mathew
54 Shajahanum Pareekuttiyum Major E Ravi Boban Samuel
55 Ann Maria Kalippilaanu Ambrose Midhun Manuel Thomas
56 Pretham Denny Kokkan Ranjith Sankar
57 Oppam Mala Babu Priyadarshan
58 Kochavva Paulo Ayyappa Coelho Rajeev Sidhartha Siva
59 Welcome to Central Jail Pranchi Sundar Das
60 Aanandam Fake Ticket Seller (Photo presence) Ganesh Raj Photo presence
61 Ore Mukham Das Sajith Jagadnandan
62 2017 Aby Kunjuttan Srikant Murali
63 Alamara Suvin Midhun Manuel Thomas
64 Georgettan's Pooram
65 Sathya Deepu (Cameo) Diphan
66 Rakshadhikari Baiju Oppu Unni Ranjan Pramod
67 Ramante Edanthottam Shathru Ranjith Sankar
68 Adventures of Omanakuttan Shiva Annan Rohith V S
69 Godha Balan Basil Joseph
70 Careful Aneesh Abraham V. K. Prakash
71 Avarude Raavukal Vinod Mannarkadu Shanil Muhammed
72 Basheerinte Premalekhanam Sulaiman Aneesh Anwar
73 Bobby Jimmy Shebi Chowghat
74 Oru Visheshapetta BiriyaniKissa Angel (Cameo) Kiran Narayanan
75 Lavakusha Kusha Gireesh Mano
76 Vishwa Vikhyatharaya Payyanmar Lal Rajesh Kannankara
77 Villain Churutt Kannappi B. Unnikrishnan
78 Goodalochana Prakashan Thomas Sebastian
79 Punyalan Private Limited Greenu Sharma Ranjith Sankar
80 Chembarathipoo Mathayi Arun Vaiga
81 Paipin Chuvattile Pranayam Syam Domin D'Silva
82 Aadu 2 Ponnappan (Cameo) Midhun Manuel Thomas
83 2018 Hey Jude George Kurian (Cameo) Shyamaprasad
84 Kuttanadan Marpappa Rev Fr. Innachan Sreejith Vijayan
85 Mohanlal Aluva Aamod Sajid Yahiya
86 Aravindante Athidhikal Rasheed M. Mohanan
87 B. Tech Mutta Manoj Mridul Nair
88 Njan Marykutty RJ Alwin Henry Ranjith Sankar
89 Ennalum Sarath..? Singer at Party (Cameo) Balachandra Menon
90 Iblis Rajavu Rohith V. S
91 Dakini Kuttappi Rahul Riji Nair
92 Vallikudilile Vellakaaran Father Shibumon K.K (Cameo) Duglus Alfred
93 Pretham 2 Denny Kokkan (Cameo) Ranjith Sankar
94 2019 Vijay Superum Pournamiyum YouTube Cleetus (Cameo) Jis Joy
95 Neeyum Njanum Abbas A. K. Sajan
96 Panthu Pottukuthi Maash Aadhi
97 June Binoy Varkala (Shack owner - Cameo) Ahammed Khabeer
98 Kodathi Samaksham Balan Vakeel Anzar Ali Khan B. Unnikrishnan
99 Madhura Raja Suru Vyshak
100 Subharathri George Vyasan K.P
101 Marconi Mathai Britto Sanal Kalathil
102 Sachin Jerry Santhosh Nair 100th film (Delayed Release)
103 Love Action Drama Sagar Dhyan Sreenivasan
104 Ittymaani: Made in China Sugunan Jibi - Joju
105 Adhyarathri Kunjumon Jibu Jacob
106 Helen Ratheesh Kumar Mathukutty Xavier
107 Kamala Safar Ranjith Sankar
108 My Santa Joji Varghese (Cameo) Sugeeth
109 2020 Uriyadi Ambili John Varghese
110 2021 Sajan Bakery Since 1962 Bobin and Sajan Arun Chandu Dual role
111 Tsunami Jean Paul Lal
112 Prakashan Parakkatte Shahad

As ProducerEdit

As DistributorEdit

NarratorEdit

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Channel Notes
2018 Kasthooriman (TV series) Himself in Jeevya Wedding ceremony Asianet Special appearance in EPISODES : 95-96
2019 Karikku
(web series )
Advocate YouTube Thera Para Season Finale
2020 Mom & Son
(web series)
Himself Special appearance in Episode :9
Kudumbavilakku Himself as guest in Sumithra's textile inauguration Asianet Special appearance in Episode 205
Kuttypattalam Co host Surya TV Christmas special Episode
2021 Kili
(web series)
Security YouTube Also producer
Vishu Dhamaka Co host Asianet Vishu special program

Short filmsEdit

Year Title Director
2012 Oru Kutty Chodyam[17] Ganesh Raj
Yellow Pen[17] Jude Anthany Joseph
A Sweet Curse[17] Anzal
2013 Oru Thundu Padam(A 'Short' Film)[17] 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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