Jai Akash, also known as Akash, is an Indian actor, who acted as hero in Telugu and Tamil films. He has acted in a Kannada film as hero too.[2] He is the hero of the Telugu blockbuster movie Anandam Anandam (2001).

Jai Akash
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Jai Sathish[1]

(1981-03-18) 18 March 1981 (age 41)
Other namesAkash
OccupationActor, Director
Years active1999-Present


Jai Sathish, a Tamilian of Sri Lankan origin settled in London, sent his modelling photographs to the "Star Search" service run by Suhasini's entertainment portal website TamilTalkies.com during the late 1990s. K. Balachander, when casting a new actor to portray the second hero role in Rojavanam (1999), used the "Star Search" platform and selected him to be in the film under the stage name of Akash.[3]

Akash began his career with his first film in Telugu, Anandam, directed by Sreenu Vaitla and produced by Ramoji Rao. Anandam was a Silver Jubilee film and Akash won many awards for his excellent natural acting. He was the overnight super star and many top producers and directors were in queue to sign him. But, Akash acted in new directors films and struggling producers films. He acted in several Telugu films including June July opposite Sadha,"Pillistae Palukkutha" opposite Shamitha Shetty, directed by Kodi Ramakrishna and the songs composed by Bahubali Fame M.M.Keeravani became super hit. Especially, the song Manasa Ottu Maatadothu" .[4] He returned to Tamil as a lead with the film Inidhu Inidhu Kadhal Inidhu (2003) opposite Neha, which was a remake of Anandam, also produced by Ramoji Rao. He was credited as Jai Akash due to presence of Aravind Akash, an actor with a similar name.[1] In 2004, he teamed up with Sreenu Vaitla again in Anandamanandamaye. He also starred in six Tamil films between 2004 and 2005; Ramakrishna, Kicha Vayasu 16, Gurudeva, Sevvel, Amudhae and Kaatrullavarai. The Tamil films he acted as hero were with all the top directors, such as Agathiyan and Ezhil but the films didn't get the proper release.

Jai Akash returned to the Telugu film industry as a second hero and acted in three films produced by Super Good Films with Andala Ramudu (2006), Nava Vasantham (2007) and Gorintaku (2008). All the three films became super hit and Akash got many offers as hero in Telugu. He acted and directed a film called "Sweet Heart", which got good reviews for Akash acting and direction. In 2009, he acted in the romantic story, Adada Enna Azhagu.[5] In the bilingual movie Vandae Maatharam (2010), he played alongside Mammootty and Arjun Sarja along with a huge array of actors in supporting roles.[6] Jai Akash returns after a gap and is both acting in and directing this film Ayudha Porattam (2011), which deals with the issue of arms supply to the island nation of Sri Lanka.[7] Kadhalan Kadhali (2011), Yuganiki Okka Premikudu (2012), Mr. Rajesh (2013) and Aa Iddaru (2013) are the films in which he acted as a hero and also worked as the director. In the Telugu film Mr. Rajesh, he acted in seven roles.[8]

In 2020, Jai Akash acted as the hero in soap opera Tamil's Neethane Enthan Ponvasantham which premiered on 24 February 2020, has successfully completed 300 episodes on 12 May.[9]


In 2005, Jai Akash's Gurudeva released, but the film didn't become a commercial success. The Telugu version of the film, Guru, also failed with Muppa Ankanna Rao, the executive producer of the version, failing to promote the film. Akash complained at the producer council, that his film was killed by the producer purposely.[10]

In 2009, Jai Akash filed a complaint to the Nadigar Sangam against actress Sunaina for not giving dates to complete his film "Madhan". He brought Sunaina from the Telugu film industry as a newcomer to the Tamil film industry and allowed her to act in "Kadhazhil Vizunthen", while she was on his contract, but Sunaina demanded more payment after the success of her film.[11] Denying such reports, Jai Akash complained that Sunaina doesn't have any gratitude as he is the one that introduced her into the Tamil film industry and that he allowed her to act in Kadhalil Vizhunthen (2008) when she was in his contract. But, after the film became hit, she is not giving him dates to finish his film.[12]


Year Film Role Language Notes
1999 Rojavanam Siva Tamil
2000 Penngal Bharath Nageswaran Tamil
2001 Ramma Chilakamma Vishwa Telugu
Anandam Kiran Telugu
2002 Roja Kootam Sriram Tamil
Neetho Cheppalani Balu Telugu
Manasutho Kanishk Telugu
2003 Hitech Students Akash Telugu
Pilisthe Palukutha Ajay Telugu
Inidhu Inidhu Kadhal Inidhu Sibi Tamil
Vasantham Michael Telugu
Three Roses Akash Tamil Guest appearance
2004 Anandamanandamaye Kiran Telugu
Ramakrishna Ramakrishna Tamil
2005 Kicha Vayasu 16 Krishnamoorthy Tamil
Gurudeva Guru Tamil
Sevvel Sevvel Tamil
Amudhae Dhinakar Tamil
Guru Guru Telugu
Kaatrullavarai Bala Tamil
2006 Naidu LLB Lawyer Telugu [13]
Andala Ramudu Raghu Telugu
2007 Jambada Hudugi Rakesh Kannada
Nava Vasantham Prasad Telugu
Dhee Ajay Telugu
2008 Nesthama Ravi Telugu
Gorintaku Akash Telugu
2009 Adada Enna Azhagu Vasan Tamil
Sweet Heart Raja Telugu
2010 Namo Venkatesa Ajay Telugu
Vandae Maatharam Ashok Malayalam
2011 Lady Bruce Lee Telugu
Ayudha Porattam Jai / Leader Tamil dual role; also director
Othigai Suriya Tamil
Kadhalan Kadhali Tamil also director
2012 Madhan Tamil also director
Yuganiki Okka Premikudu Gautam Telugu also director
2013 Win Arya Telugu also in Tamil[14]
Mr. Rajesh Seven Characters Telugu also director
Aa Iddaru Subash Telugu also director
2014 Kadhalukku Kanillai Murali / Anand Tamil also director[15]
Donga Prema Telugu also director
2016 Naan Yaar Tamil also executive producer and story writer
2017 Aama Naan Porukkithan Tamil
2019 Chennai 2 Bangkok Jai Akash Tamil Also choreographer
2022 Amaichar Tamil
As distributor
Year Series Role Language Notes
2020–2021 Neethane Enthan Ponvasantham Surya Prakash (Surya) Tamil Zee Tamil
2022–Present Thavamai Thavamirundhu ACP Abhimanyu Tamil Zee Tamil


Year Award Category Film Result[17]
2002 Cinema Express Awards Best Actor Anandam Won[18]
2002 Vamsi Film Awards Best New Actor Anandam Won
2002 NTR film Awards Best Actor Anandam Won
2002 Andhra Cine Awards Best Actor Anandam Won
2003 Santosham Award Best Supporting Actor Vasantam Won
2009 Santosham Award Best Character Actor Gorintaku Won[19]
2007 Santosham Award Best Actor Jury Award Nava Vasantham Won


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