Mathukkutty,(born 27 February 1985) is an Indian Radio Jockey, Journalist, Television host, Film script writer, Dubbing artist, Actor and Director from Kochi, Kerala. He is known for his association with the Malayalam television shows on One TV, Mazhavil Manorama, Flowers and for his role in the Malayalam film Ithihasa, Campus Diary, and Kamuki.His debut film as Director was Kunjeldo which has Asif Ali playing the lead role.

Mathukkutty
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Born
Arun Mathew

(1985-02-27) 27 February 1985 (age 36)
NationalityIndian
CitizenshipIndian
Alma materUnion Christian College, Aluva
OccupationRadio Jockey, TV host, Journalist, Director, Screenwriter
Years active2007–present

Early lifeEdit

Arun Mathew (Mathukutty) was born on 27 February 1985. He was raised in West Vengola, Perumbavoor, Ernakulam to Mathukutty and Sosamma. He completed his bachelor's degree in Malayalam from the Union Christian College, Aluva in 2006. He joined Kerala Press academy in Kakkanad[1] for a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism. He started his career as editor trainee at Malayalam newspaper Veekshanam.[2] He came to radio as a hobby and ended up as a radio host.

CareerEdit

RadioEdit

RJ Mathukkutty started his career as a radio jockey on Red FM in 2007. He was working in Red FM, Trivandrum as a Radio Jockey and program producer for the shows. He was well known during his RJ career for presenting "Love On Air" and "Red Carpet". Later on, in 2017, after completing 9 years in radio, he left Red FM and joined Gold FM as Celebrity interviewer till late 2017.

TelevisionEdit

R J Mathukkutty debuted in television as celebrity interviewer in Surya TV.Later proceeded as anchor for 'Kutty Kalavara' , a cookery show for children on Flowers TV in 2015.[3] He became quite popular after co hosting 'Dhe Chef' , a cookery based reality show aired on Mazhavil Manorama in 2016 in mazhavil manorama.[4] He was the co anchor of 'Udan Panam Season 1', an outdoor Game show which is being aired on Mazhavil Manorama[5] Currently he is the co anchor of "Udanpanam Season 2" and also the co host of "Europil Parann Parann Parann"- A Travelogue based on European Countries, both with "Raj Kalesh".

Feature FilmsEdit

R J Mathukkutty debuted in Malayalam films as the dialogue writer for the movie You Too Brutus, in 2015. The film and the catchy dialogues in the movie both were widely accepted by the crowd.[6] He has also done guest roles in various Malayalam movies including "Ithihasa" "Kamuki". He has done a notable role in 2016 Malayalam movie Campus Diary directed by Jeevan Das.[7]

Short FilmsEdit

Mathukkutty has played the lead roles in Malayalam short films named "Kuliscene" directed by Rahul K Shaji in 2013 and "Bedroom" in 2015 directed by Sanjay Markose. He has also made a guest appearance in "Kozhibiriyani" in 2013. Later in 2017, he also played the leading role in the short film "Sorry" directed by Benjith Baby which attained wide viewer acceptance. He also appeared as a cameo in Mattoru Kadavil, sequel of Kuliscene Shortfilm

AwardsEdit

  • Radio Active Bright Bulb Award for Red Carpet (2013)
  • Radio Active Best Cupid Show Award for Love on Air (2013)[8]
  • Flash on Media Best RJ of the Year Award (2012)

FilmographyEdit

Short filmsEdit

Year Title Role Director Notes
2013 Kuliscene Sunny Rahul K Shaji
2013 Kozhibiriyani Fawaz/Vishnu
2014 Bedroom Sanjayan Marcose
2018 Sorry Benjith Baby
2020 Mattoru Kadavil, Kuliscene 2 Sunny Rahul K Shaji Cameo Appearance

Web SeriesEdit

Year Title Notes
2021 Kili Actor

Feature filmsEdit

Year Title Role Director Notes
2012 Ustad Hotel Actor Anwar Rasheed Cameo appearance
2013 Neelakasham Pachakadal Chuvanna Bhoomi Actor Sameer Thahir
2014 Ithihasa Actor Binu Sadanandan
2014 Sapthamashree Thaskaraha Actor Anil Radhakrishnan Menon
2015 Lord Livingstone 7000 Kandi Actor Anil Radhakrishnan Menon
2016 Campus Diary Actor Jeevan
2018 Kamuki Actor Binu Sadanandan
2021 Kunjeldo Director Mathukkutty Debut as director

As dubbing artistEdit

Year Title Director Notes
2014 Koothara Srinath Rajendran
2015 Oru Vadakkan Selfie Prajith

As dialogue writerEdit

Year Title Director
2015 You Too Brutus Roopesh Peethambaran

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Channel
2015 On the spot Host One TV
2015-2016 Kuttykalavara Host Flowers TV
2016 Dhe Chef Co-host Mazhavil Manorama
2017–2018 Udan Panam Co-host Mazhavil Manorama
2017 Midukki Co-host Mazhavil Manorama
2017–2019 Talk Time with Mathukutty Host YouTube
2018–2019 Udan Panam season 2 Co-host Mazhavil Manorama
2018–2019 Europpil Parannu Parannu Co-host Mazhavil Manorama
2020 Suryajodi No.1 Co-Host Surya TV
2020-2021 Let's Rock and Roll Co-Host Zee Keralam
2021 Manjubhavangal Co-Host Zee Keralam
2021 Madhuram Shobhanam Co-Host Zee Keralam

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kerala Media Academy - Journalism - Media - Courses - Kerala". keralamediaacademy.org.
  2. ^ "Veekshanam :Progressive National Daily". veekshanam.com.
  3. ^ "'I'm an expert only at making kattan chaya'". Times of India.
  4. ^ "'Chief of chefs, Mathukutty". Manorama Online.
  5. ^ "'Udan Panam', a new game show on Mazhavil Manorama". Times of India.
  6. ^ "RJ Mathukutty turns scribe". The Times of India.
  7. ^ "TV host Mathukutty makes big screen debut". The Times of India.
  8. ^ "RJ Stars Who Rule The Malayalam Radio Town, Top Ten List". nettv4u. Retrieved 7 January 2022.