Jijoy Rajagopal

Jijoy P R (Malayalam: ജിജോയ് P R) is an Indian film and theatre actor. He is an associate professor at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune. He is an international theatre artist who performed 380 shows in Japan, the United Kingdom, Italy, the United States, Canada, and Australia. He had observed theatre as a tool for scientific temperament and incorporates it through acting workshops mostly in India and in Middle Eastern countries.

Jijoy Pulikal Rajagopal
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Born (1976-09-01) 1 September 1976 (age 44)
Alma materChrist College, Irinjalakuda, Pondicherry University
OccupationFilm actor, associate professor
Years active1999–present
Notable work
Prabhuvinte Makkal, Best Actor, Mosayile Kuthira Meenukal
Spouse(s)Riya Mary Philip
ChildrenKarma Jijoy Pulikal
Parent(s)P.R. Rajagopalan, K.G. Manghaladevi
RelativesBinoy P.R., Bejoy P.R. (brothers)

Early life and educationEdit

Jijoy.P.R did his schooling at Sree Narayana Higher Secondary School, Irinjalakuda where he developed his artistic interest through music and theatre. He had completed his pre-degree and Bachelor of Arts in economics from Christ College, Irinjalakuda where he was very active in campus theatre and performed a number of plays. He became 'Kalaprathiba' in different university competitions and secured seven times best actor in university level. He led the Calicut University theatre and mime team to South Zone and All India University competitions several times. This major interest in theatre led him to School of Drama and Fine Arts Thrissur where he pursued a Bachelor of Theater Arts specialised in acting. He got intense training, exposure and opportunities to work with national and international theatre and film personalities. He got invitations from Malayalam films. After doing some films and serials he decided to pursue his studies in M.A and M.Phil in drama and theatre arts from Pondicherry University. He secured first rank and gold medals in both M.A and M.Phil. Four years of life in Pondicherry enabled him to learn about Tamil culture through language, theatre, film and folklore.

FilmographyEdit

Year Name Role Director Notes
1999 Niram Bhavesh Kamal
1999 Garshom Negative Character P.T Kunjumuhammed
1999 Veendum Chila Veettukaryangal Theater artist Sathyan Anthikad
2000 Swayamvara Panthal Photographer Harikumar
2000 Devadoothan Varghese Kuruvila Sibi Malayil
2001 Meghamalhar Prasad Kamal
2002 Shivam Francis Shaji Kailas
2002 Gramophone Documentary director Kamal
2003 Kalavarky Rajesh Narayanan
2003 Melvilasam Sariyanu Prasad Pradeep
2004 Shambu KB Madhu
2004 Vismayathumbathu Zacharia Fazil
2005 December Boney Tharakan Ashok R. Nath
2005 Nerariyan CBI Negative Role K Madhu
2006 Pakal Village man M.A Nishad
2006 Drishtantham Village man M. P. Sukumaran Nair
2007 Drishtaantham Unni MP Sukumaran Nair
2009 Janthu Tribe Man Rupesh Paul
2010 Best Actor Part of the junkie film group Martin Prakatt
2010 Kadaksham Driver Sasi Paravoor
2010 Pranchiyettan & the Saint Ad film director Ranjith
2011 The Filmstar Sanjeev Raj
2011 Nadakame Ulakam Viji Thampi
2011 Sankaranum Mohananum Artist T. V. Chandran
2011 Veeraputhran Research Scholar P.T Kunjumuhammed
2011 Bhakthajanangalude Sradhakku Saint Priyanandanan
2012 Prabhuvinte Makkal Mani Sajeev Anthikad
2012 Thiruvambadi Thamban Asst Director M.Padmakumar
2013 Memories Dr Shami Jeethu Joseph
2014 Chaayilyam Manoj Kana
2014 Mosayile Kuthira Meenukal Sulaiman Ajith Pillai
2018 Suvarna Purushan Keerikadan Sunil Puveli
2018 Certain Lives in Twilight A student Praveen Sukumaran
2019 Rakthasakshyam Hari Bijulal

As dubbing artistEdit

Year Film Dubbed for Role
2010 Shikkar Jain Syriac Babu Abdulla's Son
2010 Puthumukhangal Anoop George Chitrabhanu
2012 Grandmaster Arjun Nandhakumar Roshan Mathew
2013 Dolls (2013 film) Rahul Ravi Dr.Anoop

TheatreEdit

Played Oberon and Theaseus in the Shakespearean play A Midsummer Night's Dream directed by Mr. Tim Supple (U.K). From April 2006 to December 2009. This play gave 365 shows in 28 cities in six countries in four continents i.e. England, Italy, India, Australia, Canada, and the U.S. Under the auspices of the British Council, Dash Arts, UK Act Productions, UK for the Royal Shakespeare Company. The major theatres are:

Sr.No. Theater City Country
1. ignca.gov.in/en/ https://kamaniauditorium.org/ New Delhi India
2. M M R D A Grounds/National Center for Performing Arts Mumbai India
3. Bucks Theater, YMCA Chennai India
4. Tollygunge Club/Kala Mandir Kolkatha India
5. Swan Theater Stratfrord-Upon-Avon U.K
6. Teatro romano di Verona Verona Italy
7. https://www.roundhouse.org.uk/ Chalk farm London UK
8. Bermingham University Bermingham UK
9. Watford Palace Theatre Watford UK
10. Richmond Theatre Richmond UK
11. Malvern Festival Theatre Malvern U.K
12. New Castle Theatre, Royal New Castle UK
13. Bath Theatre, Royal New Castle UK
14. Oxford Playhouse Oxford UK
15. Edinburgh Kings Theatre Edinburgh Scotland
16. The Lowry, Salford Qyays Manchester UK
17. Plymouth Theatre Royal Plymouth UK
18. Chowdiah Memorial Hall Bengaluru India
19. His Majesty's Theatre Perth Australia
20. Her Majesty's Theatre Adelaide Australia
21. Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay Sydney Australia
22. Curran Theatre San Francisco USA
23. Canon Theatre, Luminato Festival Toronto Canada
24. Shubert Theatre New Haven USA
25. National Arts Centre Ottawa Canada
26. Sothern/Columbus Ohayo USA
27. Chicago Shakespeare Theatre Chicago USA

Plays acted inEdit

Play Author Director Character Group/Institution Year
Yadhartha Velakkaran Jijoy P.R. Jijoy P.R. Velakkaran S.N.H.S.S 1987
Redham Nashtappetta Therali Noushad Kadappuram King S.N.H.S.S 1991
Kalyansougandhikam Kannan P.S. Chores Victory Club 1992
Chunari Johnel King Donbosco School 1992
An English Play Slave Christ College 1992
Eechara Raman N.N.Pisharody Thankappan Master Eechara Raman Christ College 1993
Janmana Jayathe Baby John Adv. Prem Prasad Sharody A Professional Group, Guruvayur 1993
Swakaryam P.M.Taj Thankappan Master Sentry Christ College 1994
One for the Road Aroid Pinter Sasidharan Naduvil Nicholas Christ College 1995
Higueta N.S.Madhavan IAS Sasidharan Naduvil Higueta, Fr.GeVarghese Christ College 1996
Ubu Maharaja Alfred Jerry Maya Thong Burgh (Finland) Ladislas, Dog School of Drama and Fine Arts 1998
Davyavayi,Sorry Jose Chiramel Jose Chiramel Dayavayi Root Thrissur 1997
Mookanarthakan (Dum Dancer) Asif Karimhai Sasidharan Naduvil Madhu (A blind) University of Calicut 1998
Lanka Lakshmi C.N. Sreekandan Nair Prof.S.Ramanujan Vibheeshanan School of Drama and Fine Arts 1997
Mother Courage Brethold Breth K.G.Krishna Moorthy Narrator School of Drama and Fine Arts 1997
Randu Anthya Rengangal (Sankskrit, Malayalam) Bhasan Ramesh Varma Duryodhan, Sree Raman School of Drama and Fine Arts 1998
Uyirthezhunelpu Kafka Ibrahim An Armature Group, Kodungallur 1998
Sketham C.N.Sreekandan Nair Abhilash Pillai Vashisthan School of Drama and Fine Arts 2001
Gandhi Sachidanandan Dr. Ramachandran Mokeri Gandhi School of Drama and Fine Arts 1999
Macbeth William Shaekespeare Rajesh Chavakkadan Macbeth School of Drama and Fine Arts 1999
Swarnakokkukal Dr. Vayala Vasudevan Pillai Rajesh Navath Sathako School of Drama and Fine Arts 2001
Kadassikkali (The End Game) Samuel Bukket Benny Pascal School of Drama and Fine Arts 2000
Bharathavakyam G.Sankara Pillai Rajesh Chavakkadan Avan School of Drama and Fine Arts 2001
Attrai Kadathai (Tamil) Dr.K.A.Gunashekharan Dr. K.A.Gunashekharan Chores Pondicherry University 2003
Bailyadukal (Tamil) Dr.K.A.Gunashekharan Dr. K.A.Gunashekharan Chores Pondicherry University 2004
Nachathravasi (Star Dweller) Tamil T.N. Ajithram Prameel (Sri Lanka) Dr. R. Raju Naahan Pondicherry University 2004
Tsunami Dr.V. Arumugham Dr. V. Arumugham Chores Pondicherry University 2005
A Mid Summer Night's Dream William Shakespeare Tim Supple Oberon, Thesius RSC, Act productions, Dash Arts, British Council 2006–2008
Randu Anthya Rangangal Bhasan Ramesh Varma Bali, Sree Krishnan An Amateur Group, Thrissur 2009
Lila's Stories (Spanish, Malayalam & English) Monica (Spain) Claudio Casero (Spain) King School of Drama, Thrissur 2009
Troy (English) Brahma Ademmnen An Amateur Group, Chennai 2009
The Death of a Government Clerk Chekhov Pramod Payyanur Clerk Staff Association Reporter news T.V. channel 2013
Tawazun Vishal Bhardwaj Siddharth Shasta Usman FTII, Pune 2015
Higueta N S Madhavan I A S Sashidharan Naduvil Fr.Gevarghese Christ College 2018
Higueta N S Madhavan I A S Sashidharan Naduvil Fr.Gevarghese Mahindra Festival,New Delhi 2018

TelevisionEdit

Program Director Character
Innocent Kadhakal David Kachapilly Sathyan
Shamathaalam Shyamaprasad Roy
Nilamazha M.G Sasi Sethu
Janmajaladhi Murali Menon Musician
Venalmazha K.K Rajeev Sibi
Swapnam K.K Rajeev Surya
Mazhayariyaathe K.K Rajeev Mukundan
Randaamathoral Prasad Nooranad A Killer
Sree Krishnan Vayalar Madhavankutty Aghoran
Kadhayile Rajakumari K.K Rajeev

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