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Suraj Venjaramood (born 30 June 1976) is an Indian film actor, impressionist, and television presenter, who works in Malayalam films and television. He has mostly done comedic roles, nevertheless, he has also played character roles. Suraj has acted in more than 230 films. He is a three-time recipient of the Kerala State Film Award for Best Comedian. In 2014, Suraj received the National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in Perariyathavar.[1]

Suraj Venjaramood
Suraj Venjaramoodu 2011 MA.jpg
On the inaugural ceremony of Eastman Colors, Vembayam
Born
Suraj Vasudevan

(1976-06-30) 30 June 1976 (age 43)
OccupationActor, impressionist, television presenter
Years active2001–present
Spouse(s)
Supriya (m. 2005)
Children3
AwardsNational Film Awards
Kerala State Film Awards

Early lifeEdit

Venjaramood Vasudevan Nair Suraj is the youngest child of the three children of Venjaramood Vasudevan Nair, a retired soldier with the Indian Army and Vilasini, a housewife.[2] He was called by his father, mother and relatives by the name "Kuttappan". His elder brother V. V. Saji is currently[when?] serving in the Indian Army. His elder sister Sujatha is married and settled in Thiruvananthapuram. Suraj also wanted to serve the Army after completing his Secondary School Leaving Certificate, but had to give up as he broke his arm by falling from a bicycle. He had his primary education from K.V.M.L.P.S, Venjaramoodu.[3] He completed his Mechanical course from Attingal Government ITI and turned to mimicry acting soon after that. His breakthrough came when he acted in Jagapoka, a comedy program which was broadcast on Kairali TV.[4]

Acting careerEdit

Suraj started his career as a stand-up comedian.[citation needed] His mimicry shows were a success with the audience.[citation needed] He first acted in a film named Jagapoga which was a spoof of Malayalam movies.[5] He played the role of Pachan as well as Dadasahib in this film. He is generally regarded for his artificial mockery of the Thiruvananthapuram accent for which he is largely criticised. So far Suraj has acted in more than 200 films and has played the lead character in the films Duplicate and Thaskara Lahala. He is known for acting in the films Arabikatha, Ivar Vivahitharayal, Annan Thambi, Veruthe Oru Bharya, LollyPop, Gulumal: The Escape, Sakudumbam Shyamala, Adaminte Makan Abu Perariyathavar Action Hero Biju and Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum.

He won the National Film Award for Best Actor at the 61st National Film Awards for the film Perariyathavar, directed by Dr. Biju.[6] The story of the film revolved around a father and son working as Municipality workers and the harsh life they face. Noted filmmaker and jury chairman Saeed Mirza, while announcing Suraj's award in a press meet, said: "Suraj has played a municipal sweeper [in the film] but it is an incredibly dignified performance. He excels in comedy but in this film Suraj has brilliantly played a reticent character. I would not have been able to sleep had his name not been in the list of awardees."[7]

Personal lifeEdit

In 2005, Suraj married Supriya at Vaikuntam Auditorium, near Padmanabhaswamy Temple.[citation needed] They have three children: Kashinathan, Vasudev and Hridya. His son, Kashinathan, has acted in the films Annan Thambi and Teja Bhai & Family.[citation needed]

AwardsEdit

National Film Awards
Kerala State Film Awards
South Indian International Movie Awards
  • 2013: Best Comedian - Malayalam
Asianet Film Awards
Asianet Comedy Awards
  • 2016: Multifaceted talent
  • 2017: Top TV performance
Asiavision Awards
  • 2013: Best Comedian[8]
Janmabhoomi Film Awards
  • 2018: Best Actor
Pravasi Express Awards Singapore
  • 2018: Pravasi Express Acting Excellence Award

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Film Role
2019 Finals Varghese
Shubharathri
Pathinettaam Padi
Evide
Oru Yamandan Premakadha Francis
Madhura Raja Idivettu Sugunan
Kodathi Samaksham Balan Vakeel P Mohanan Pillai SI of Police
Mikhael Police Officer - Issac
2018 Theevandi Madhu
Neerali Veerappa
Njan Marykutty
Peranbu
Kuttanpillayude Sivarathri Kuttan Pillai
SAVARI Savari
Aabhaasam
Parole Varghese
Hey Jude
2017 Varnyathil Aashanka Dayanandhan
Vilakkumaram Fawas Ali
Dance Dance
Devayanam
Aby Xavier
Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum[9] Prasad
Role Models News Reporter
Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol Thilothaman
2016 Pulimurugan Poongayi Sasi
Oru Muthassi Gadha Siby
Dooram
Karinkunnam 6'S Nelson
Campus Diary
Anyarku Praveshanamilla Valanjavazhi shinjo
Angane Thanne Nethave... Anjettennam Pinnale
Shajahanum Pareekuttiyum Detective Mathews
Aneezya
Kochavva Paulo Ayyappa Coelho Susheelan Kochettan
Oru Murai Vanthu Parthaya Ghost hunter Suni
Kammatipaadam Sumesh
Action Hero Biju Pavithran
2015 Two Countries Jimmy
Female Unnikrishnan Unnikrishnan
Ben Justin
Valiya Chirakulla Pakshikal (Birds With Large Wings) Minister
Jamna Pyari S.P Sabu
Madhura Naranga Kasargod Ibrahim (Icha)
Samrajyam II: Son of Alexander Theeppori Thankappan
Life of Josutty Varkey
She Taxi
Aashamsakalode Anna
Chandrettan Evideya Ilayath (Astrologer)
Perariyathavar Father (200th Film)
Ammakkoru Tharattu
Elanjikkavu P.O
2014 Sreenivasan Paranja Kadha
Cousins Poly
Vellivelichathil
Bhaiyya Bhaiyya Soman
Garbhasreeman Sudheendran
Ulsaha Committee Natholi
How Old Are You Benny
Law Point Kurian Jose
Polytechnic
Ring Master Shravan
Pedithondan
Malayalakkara Residency Advocate Sreekesh Kumar BA,LLB
Ettekal Second
2013 Good, Bad, Ugly Benz Vasu
Ms. Lekha Tharoor Kanunnathu Edison Igneius
Nadodimannan Sarasappan
Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal Prem Raj
Daivathinte Swantham Cleetus Kunjachan
Vishudhan Thomachan
Pigman Dr Daniel
Pullipulikalum Aattinkuttiyum Mamachan
Left Right Left Superintendent of Police (S.P.) Mohammed Bilal
God for Sale: Bhakthi Prasthanam Kamalahasanan,Bhaskaran
Abhiyum Njanum S. P. Mahesh
Rebecca Uthup Kizhakkemala Balan
Isaac Newton S/O Philipose Kottur Stephen
My Fan Ramu
Ithu Manthramo Thanthramo Kuthanthramo S.I. Premlal
Red Wine Joe Sebastian
Kutteem Kolum Chandran
Sound Thoma Uruppadi
Proprietors: Kammath & Kammath Sebastien Kuzhiveli
2012 Manthrikan Usthad Maambaram Maayankutty Sheikh/Payaruvila Pappan
Padmasree Bharat Dr. Saroj Kumar Muttathara Babu
Vellaripravinte Changathi Himself (Cameo appearance)
Kunjaliyan Preman
Ee Thirakkinidayil
Doctor Innocent aanu
Mullassery Madhavan Kutty Nemom P. O.
Mallu Singh Susheelan
Thalsamayam Oru Penkutty Shibulal
Perinoru Makan Sugunan
Spirit Muralikrishnan,Minister for Tourism and Cultural Affairs
Bhoopadathil Illatha Oridam Opposition Leader
Lakshmi vilasam renuka makan Raghuraman
Ezham Suryan
Gruhanathan Thampan
Kaashh as a trickster
Husbands in Goa Vasco
Mr. Marumakan Chantha Hamsa
Josettande Hero
Thiruvambadi Thamban
Prabhuvinte Makkal
Oru Kudumba Chithram Govardhanan
101 Weddings Sundareshan
Ardhanaari Police
Scene Onnu Nammude Veedu
2011 Note Out Vasu
The Metro Sujathan
Arjunan Saakshi
Makeup Man production controller
Khaddama Usman
Ninnishtam Ennishtam 2
Mohabbath
Shankaranum Mohananum
Kottarathil Kutti Bhootham
Priyappetta Nattukare
Nadakame Ulakam
Kunjettan
Ulakam Chuttum Valiban Thief
Film Star
Shivapuram
Christian Brothers Chef
China Town Chandran Valanjavazhi
Three Kings
Seniors Thavala Thampi
Lucky Jokers
Kanakompathu
Adaminte Makan Abu Hyder
Teja Bhai & Family Rajaguru Vashyavachassu
Kadhayile Nayika Sugunan
Doubles Adv. Lawrence
Pachuvum Kovalanum
Sandwich Andipetty Naykkar
Happy Durbar
Innanu Aa Kalyanam
Venicile Vyaapari Chandran Pillai
Oru Marubhoomikkadha Koya
2010 Happy Husbands Rajappan
Drona 2010 Raghu Uthaman
Cheriya Kallanum Valiya Policum S.I Simon Sebastian
Thanthonni Acchu-Sidekick of Prithviraj
Bhramaasthram
Payyans
Sarkar Colony
Bombay Mittai
Koottukaar 100th Film
Pramaani Maoist Murugan
Senior Mandrake S.I Kidukkan
Pokkiri Raja Idi-Vettu Sugunan
Nallavan Chittaranjan muthalaali
Plus Two Professor
Oru Naal Varum Driver Girijan
Thaskara Lahala
Malarvaadi Arts Club
Neelambari
Sakudumbam Shyamala Kollamkaavu pappan
Ammanilavu
Advocate Lakshmanan - Ladies Only Gumasthan
Nirakazhcha
3 Char Sau Bees
Puthumughagal Sandeep Menon
Shikkar Barber Kuttappan
Elsamma Enna Aankutty Broker Thomachan
Swantham Bharya Zindabad
Chekavar
Oridathoru Postman
Four Friends
Kaaryasthan Sidekick of Dileep (vadivelu)
Best of Luck shangai pushpan
College Days
Oru Small Family Bejoysh
Again Kasarkode Kaderbhai Police officer
2009 Bharya Swantham Suhurthu
Love in Singapore Peethambharan Kalarikkavila
Hailesa Ulpalaksha pankajaksha markendayen
Currency Indrabalan
Shudharil Shudhan
Dr. Patient Indrabalan
Samastha Keralam PO Abdu
Venal Maram Manoharan
Ivar Vivahitharayal Adv. Mannanthala Susheel Kumar
Ee Pattanathil Bhootham Shishupalan
Rahasyappolice Prayikara Appy
Operation Duryodhana
Daddy Cool Mayankutty
Oru Black And White Kudumbam Manjulan
Kaana Kanmani Bhaskaran
Loudspeaker Counselor (Eswarapilla Kumarapillai alias e.p.ku.pi)
Duplicate Shivankutty/Jeevanraj
Parayan Marannathu
Kerala Cafe Kunjappayi
Utharaswayamvaram Pathalam Shaji
Kappal Muthalaali Josekutty
Gulumal: The Escape A T S Shambhu
My Big Father Brother of Kaniha
Chattambinaadu Dasamoolam
2008 College Kumaran Bhargavan
Shakespeare M.A. Malayalam Chalikkad Joshy(Junior ONV)
Pachamarathanalil
Malabar Wedding Pookkatta Satheeshan
Annan Thambi
One Way Ticket
Madambi Thallu Kolli (Keedam)
Parunthu Mahendran
Veruthe Oru Bharya Ali
Kurukshetra
Mayabazar Paachu
Twenty:20 Ramu
LollyPop Jabbar
Mulla Bijumon
Sultan
Kabadi Kabadi Rameshan
2007 Mayavi Giri
Chotta Mumbai Suni
Rakshakan
Hallo Inspector
Arabikkatha James Thiruvanathapuram
Romeo
Nadiya Kollappetta Rathri Thathamangalam Muthuraj
Veeralipattu Pavithran
Ali Bhai Podi paaty Kujashu
Rock & Roll Music composer Maharaja (P. P. Shiju)
Subadram
Sketch Bhaskaran
Flash
Katha Parayumbol Pappan Kudumaloor
Kanaka Simhasanam Gopalan
Kangaroo Babychan
2006 Classmates Ousepp
Rasathanthram Suresh
Thuruppu Gulan
Pachakkuthira
Rashtram Pashupathi
Shyamam Sankaran
2005 Bus Conductor Bus Conductor
Kalyana Kurimanam Sugunan
Achuvinte Amma Bus Conductor
2004 Sethurama Iyer CBI Broker
Rasikan
Kottaram Vaidyan Veeramani
2003 Anyar Minor role
2002 Basket
Jagapoga Dada Sahib / Pachu (double role)
2001 Sukhamo Sukam
Ladies & Gentleman

Television careerEdit

Year Title Role Channel
2002 Sandanagopalam Actor Asianet
2003-2005 Sanmanassullavarkku Samadhanam Actor Asianet
2004 Ladies Hostel Actor Asianet
2011-2012 Comedy Stars Season 1 Judge Asianet
2013 Jagapoga Anchor Kairali TV
2013 Bhima Jewels Comedy Festival Judge Mazhavil Manorama
2013 Bharthanganmarude Sradhakku Judge Asianet
2014-2017 Manampole Mangalyam Host JaiHind TV
2015-2016 Comedy Super Nite Anchor Flowers (TV channel)
2015 Junior Chanakyan Actor Flowers TV
2016 Sell me the answer Temporary Host (in for Mukesh) Asianet
2016 - 2017 Deal Or No Deal Host Surya TV
2017–2018 Comedy Super night 3 Anchor Flowers TV
2017 Midukki Judge Mazhavil Manorama
2018 – 2019 Thakarppan Comedy Mimicry mahamela Judge / Anchor Mazhavil Manorama
2019-Present Comedy Nights with Suraj Anchor Zee Keralam

Other WorksEdit

As dubbing artistEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "61st National Film Awards". Press Information Bureau. 17 April 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2014.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ "Kairali Tv". The Hindu. 9 September 2002. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Review :". Sify.com. 20 December 2001. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Suraj Venjaramoodu best actor for Perariyathavar". The Hindu. 17 April 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2014.
  7. ^ "Ship of Theseus named best film at National film awards". The Hindu. 16 April 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2014.
  8. ^ "Mammotty, Kavya Madhavan bag Asiavision awards - Emirates 24|7". Emirates247.com. 5 November 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  9. ^ Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum Review

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