V. Jayaprakash is an Indian actor and producer who works in Tamil and Telugu-language films. He ventured into film business in the early 2000s as a producer, making several films under his banner GJ Cinema and later turned actor, with Cheran's 2007 film, Mayakannadi. Subsequently, performing a variety of supporting roles, he found more success as a character actor, with his most notable performances in Pasanga (2009), Naadodigal (2009), Naan Mahaan Alla (2010), Yuddham Sei (2011), Mankatha (2011), Moodar Koodam (2013) and Pannaiyarum Padminiyum (2014).[1]

Jayaprakash
Born
Occupation(s)Film actor, film producer
Years active2007–present

CareerEdit

Jayaprakash hails from Sirkazhi, Tamil Nadu, India. Before entering the film industry, he had worked in various fields such as dairy farming, petrol business, transport and billiards parlour.[2]

He started acting aged 45.[2] His first film was Mayakannadi in 2007, following which he received more acting assignments.[3] His role as the village school teacher, Chokkalingam, in Company Production's critically acclaimed Pasanga is considered his breakthrough performance, for which he received accolades and several awards.[4] Apart from Pasanga, he played notable supporting roles in other commercially successful ventures such as Naadodigal, Vamsam, Naan Mahaan Alla, Bale Pandiya and Yudham Sei and Mankatha. He also appeared in Pandiraj's Marina.[5] He made his Telugu debut with Karthikeya (2014) and appeared in several Telugu films such as Sarrainodu (2016) and Waltair Veerayya (2023).[6][7][8]

ProducerEdit

As a producer he has produced several films like Chellamae, April Maadhathil, Thavasi and many more under his GJ Cinema banner.[4] He hasn't starred in any of the film that he had produced.[9] Before starting GJ Cinema banner he produced films like Porkaalam and Gopala Gopala with M. Kajamaideen under Roja Combines. Both GJ cinema and Roja Combines have been closed down for long time.

Personal lifeEdit

Jayaprakash has two sons, Niranjan and Dushyanth, who turned actors with the 2010 M. Sasikumar film Eesan.[9]

FilmographyEdit

As actorEdit

FilmsEdit

List of Jayaprakash film credits
Year Title Role Language Notes
1995 Thondan Uncredited role Tamil
2007 Maya Kannadi Tamil
2008 Velli Thirai Producer Tamil
2009 Pasanga Chokkalingam Tamil Winner, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Tamil
Winner, Vijay Award for Best Supporting Actor
Laadam Vembuli Tamil
Naadodigal Pazhanivel Raman Tamil
2010 Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai Ranganathan Tamil
Thillalangadi Nisha's father Tamil
Vamsam Seenikannu Devar Tamil
Naan Mahaan Alla Prakasam Tamil Winner, Edison Award for Best Character Artist
Vandae Maatharam Dr.Nayem Tamil
Malayalam
Ayyanar Prabha's father Tamil
Bale Pandiya Vannaiyar Tamil
2011 Aadukalam Irene's relative Tamil
Yuddham Sei Dr. Judas Tamil
Vaanam Mansoor Khan Tamil
Eththan DK Tamil
Pillaiyar Theru Kadaisi Veedu Ganesh's father Tamil
Rowthiram Udaya Murthy Tamil
Sagakkal Varadhan Tamil
Uyarthiru 420 Jagan Pattabhiraman Tamil
Mankatha Arumuga Chettiyar Tamil
Muran Devarajan Tamil
Poraali Doctor Tamil
Rajapattai Tamil Special appearance
2012 Marina School Owner Tamil Guest appearance
Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal Dr. Rudhran Tamil
Kazhugu Ayya Tamil
Mye Tamil
Thiruvambadi Thamban Kishore Malayalam
Ustad Hotel Narayanan Krishnan Malayalam
Aarohanam MLA Tamil
Yaarukku Theriyum Vishwanath Kannada
Malayalam
Tamil
2013 Samar Joseph Kuriyan Tamil
Vatthikuchi Gangariya Tamil
Red Wine Dr. Paul Alexander Malayalam
Chennaiyil Oru Naal Vishwanathan Tamil
Ethir Neechal J. Prakash Tamil
Thulli Vilayadu Samipillai Tamil
Aadhalal Kadhal Seiveer Shwetha's father Tamil
Moodar Koodam Bhakthavatsalam Tamil
Thagaraaru Kandhuvatti Rajendran Tamil
Pattam Pole Ramanathan Malayalam
Biriyani Sampath Tamil
2014 Pannaiyarum Padminiyum Pannaiyar Tamil Winner, Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Character Artiste (Male)
Bramman JK Tamil
Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal Pavithra's father Tamil
Vallinam Krishnamurthy Tamil
Thegidi Raghuram Tamil
Naan Sigappu Manithan Meera's father Tamil
Thalaivan Tamil
Oru Kanniyum Moonu Kalavaanikalum Dr. Subhash Tamil
Pongadi Neengalum Unga Kadhalum Police commissioner Tamil
Karthikeya Dr. Prakash Telugu
Nalanum Nandhiniyum Duraipandi Tamil
Run Raja Run Prakash Telugu
Megha Jayakumar Tamil
Vanavarayan Vallavarayan Anjali's father Tamil
Yaan Anwar Ali Tamil
Poojai Ramaswamy Tamil
Lingaa Corrupt government officer Tamil
2015 Kanchana 2 Marudhu Tamil
JK Enum Nanbanin Vaazhkai Padmanabhan Tamil
Aivarattam Tamil
Masss Kothandaram Reddy Tamil
Orange Mittai Tamil
Indru Netru Naalai Rajarathinam Tamil
Thani Oruvan Mahima's father Tamil
Paayum Puli Lakshmi Narayanan Tamil
Eetti Subramaniam Tamil
Thanga Magan Prakash Kumar Tamil
Vellaiya Irukiravan Poi Solla Maatan Ramalingam Tamil
Pasanga 2 Tamil Guest appearance
2016 Kathakali Textile mill owner Tamil
Navarasa Thilagam Thangadurai Tamil
Mapla Singam Sailaja's father Tamil
Aagam Sriram Tamil
Adida Melam Tamil
Vaaliba Raja Ramachandran Tamil
Sarrainodu Umapati "U. P." Telugu
Idhu Namma Aalu Shiva's father Tamil
Muthina Kathirika Tamil
Rajadhi Raja Padmanabham Telugu
Babu Bangaram Sastry Telugu
Nambiar Ramachandran's father Tamil
Oozham Wilfred Marcus Malayalam
Nayaki Gayatri's father Telugu
Tamil
Nandini Nursing Home Nandini's father Telugu
Kaththi Sandai Union Minister Tamil
A Aa Satyawada Krishnamoorthy Telugu
2017 Luckunnodu Bhakthavatsalam Telugu
Singam 3 Ramakrishna Tamil
Shivalinga Sathya's father Tamil
Ivan Yarendru Therikiratha Arivu's father Tamil
Thiri Jeeva's father Tamil
Enbathettu Raghuvaran Tamil
Paakanum Pola Irukku Tamil
Jaya Janaki Nayaka JP Telugu
Thupparivaalan Ram Prasad Tamil
Spyder Shiva's father Telugu
Tamil
Meda Meeda Abbayi Srinu's father Telugu
En Aaloda Seruppa Kaanom Sandhya's father Tamil
Maayavan Velayudham Tamil
Jawaan Jai's father Telugu
Okka Kshanam Scientist Telugu
En Magan Magizhvan Dr Ram Tamil
2018 Mannar Vagaiyara Rajangam Tamil
Agnyaathavaasi Aditya Bandaru's brother Telugu
Touch Chesi Chudu Karthikeya's father Telugu
Kaali Father John Tamil
Tik Tik Tik Mahendran Tamil
Tej I Love You Tej's Uncle Telugu
Vijetha Company Chairman Telugu
Saakshyam Siva Prasad Telugu
Chi La Sow Anjali's uncle Telugu
Maniyaar Kudumbam Magizhampoo's father Tamil
Kalari Siddique Tamil
Hello Guru Prema Kosame Sanju's father Telugu
Genius Doctor Tamil
2019 Vinaya Vidheya Rama Governor of AP Telugu
Mikhael William Malayalam
Mr. Majnu Krishna Prasad Telugu
Thirumanam Vijayakumar Tamil
Airaa Yamuna's father Tamil
Chitralahari Company CEO Telugu
Jersey BCCI Chairman Telugu
Voter Siva Telugu
Kalki Kabir Khan Telugu
Kavacha Krishna Murthy Kannada
Nerkonda Paarvai Ramajayam Tamil
Magamuni Jayaraman Tamil
Chanakya Home Minister Telugu
Pattabhiraman K.R.K Malayalam
Nivaasi Suryanarayana Varma Telugu
2020 Shylock Doctor Malayalam
Aswathama Gana's father Telugu
World Famous Lover Murthy Telugu
V Jayaraj Telugu
Maa Vintha Gaadha Vinuma Vinitha's father Telugu
2021 Kabadadaari Kumar / Rayudu Tamil
Sashi Dhora Telugu
Kapatadhaari Kumar / Rayudu Telugu
Vanakkam Da Mappilei Natraj Tamil
Tuck Jagadish Raghuram Patrudu Telugu
Iruvar Ullam Tamil
Republic Prakash Rao Telugu
Vinodhaya Sitham Parasuram's MD Tamil
Most Eligible Bachelor Harsha's father Telugu
Varudu Kaavalenu Mr Bhupathi Telugu
Jai Bhim DGP Radhakrishnan Tamil
Raajavamsam Sivanesan Tamil
Kasada Thapara Judge Tamil
2022 Veerapandiyapuram Chelladurai Tamil
Etharkkum Thunindhavan Thiraviya Pandian Tamil
Maaran Kesavan Tamil
Manmadha Leelai Mohan Tamil
The Warriorr Robert Telugu
Tamil
Gargi Banuprakash Tamil
Krishna Vrinda Vihari Krishna’s father Telugu
Diary Gunasekharan Tamil
Lilly Rani Michael's father Tamil
Pattathu Arasan Tamil
The Ghost Colonel Nagendra Naidu Telugu
Macherla Niyojakavargam Chief Minister Telugu
2023 Waltair Veerayya High court Judge Telugu [8]
Amigos Jayendra Telugu [10]
Ravanasura Radhakrishna Chennuri Telugu
Rudhran Corrupt Police Inspector Tamil
Custody Verghese Tamil-Telugu Bilingual film
Katha Venuka Katha Krishna Telugu
TBA Indian 2   Tamil [11]

Web seriesEdit

Year Series Role Language Notes
2020 Addham Lorry Driver Telugu Aha web series
2021 11th Hour Jagannath Reddy Telugu Aha Web Series

As producerEdit

Year Film
1996 Gopala Gopala
1997 Porkkaalam
2001 Thavasi
2002 April Maadhathil
2003 Julie Ganapathi
2004 Varnajalam
Chellamae
Neranja Manasu

Dubbing artistEdit

Year Film Actor Language
2018 2.0 Akshay Kumar Tamil
2018 Kanaa Kali Prasad Mukherjee Tamil

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Events – Most Wanted – Jayaprakash". IndiaGlitz. 15 September 2010. Archived from the original on 17 September 2010. Retrieved 3 May 2012.
  2. ^ a b Subha J. Rao (15 February 2014). "Actor by chance". The Hindu.
  3. ^ "I'm enjoying acting: Jayaprakash - Times of India". The Times of India.
  4. ^ a b Super Admin (27 May 2009). "Jayaprakash: Producer turns leading artiste!". Entertainment.oneindia.in. Archived from the original on 18 February 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2012.
  5. ^ "Pandiraj's next is 'Marina' – Breaking News – Tamil Movie News". IndiaGlitz. 15 September 2011. Archived from the original on 24 September 2011. Retrieved 3 May 2012.
  6. ^ jeevi (24 October 2014). "Karthikeya jeevi review". Idlebrain.com. Retrieved 19 May 2023.
  7. ^ Srinivasan, Latha (22 April 2016). "'Sarrainodu' review: Allu Arjun packs a punch in an insipid story". DNA. Retrieved 19 May 2023.
  8. ^ a b jeevi (13 January 2023). "Waltair Veerayya jeevi review". Idlebrain.com. Retrieved 19 May 2023.
  9. ^ a b Raghavan, Nikhil (19 February 2011). "Itsy Bitsy". The Hindu. Chennai, India.
  10. ^ Nicodemus, Paul (10 February 2023). "Amigos Movie Review : Kalyan Ram in the triple role makes this experimental film work". The Times of India.
  11. ^ Suganth, M (25 August 2022). "Indian 2 shoot starts with scene involving Bobby Simha and Jayaprakash". The Times of India.

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