Suraj Venjaramoodu

Suraj Vasudevan (born 30 June 1976), better known by his stage name Suraj Venjaramoodu, is an Indian actor, comedian, impressionist, and television presenter, who appears in Malayalam films, television and stage. He has acted in more than 250 films. Throughout 2000s and towards mid-2010s, he played comedic roles in numerous films and has won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Comedian three times (2009, 2010, 2013). In his later career, he began experimenting and found success in playing character roles and leading roles. In 2014, Suraj won the National Film Award for Best Actor for his lead role in Perariyathavar.[1]

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

(1976-06-30) 30 June 1976 (age 44)
NationalityIndian
Occupation
Years active2001 – present
Spouse(s)
Supriya
(
m. 2005)
Children3
Awards

Early lifeEdit

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 250 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, Chattambinadu, 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]

Asiavision Awards
  • 2013: Best Comedian[8]

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Film Role Notes
2019 Driving License Kuruvila
Jimmy Ee Veedinte Aishwaryam
Chila NewGen Nattuvisheshangal Nair
Android Kunjappan Version 5.25 Bhaskara Poduval
Vikruthi[9] Eldo
Finals Varghese 250th film
Subharathri Adv. Harikumar
Pathinettaam Padi Kaniyapuram Narendran
Evide
Oru Yamandan Premakadha Francis
Madhura Raja Idivettu Sugunan Cameo Appearance
Kodathi Samaksham Balan Vakeel P Mohanan Pillai SI of Police
Peranbu Murugan (Malayalam version)
Mikhael Police Officer - Issac
2018 Theevandi Madhu
Neerali Veerappa
Njan Marykutty Manoj Vaidyan
Kuttanpillayude Sivarathri Kuttan Pillai
Savari Savari
Aabhaasam
Parole Varghese
Hey Jude
2017 Varnyathil Aashanka Dayanandhan
Vilakkumaram Fawas Ali
Dance Dance
Devayanam
Role Models News Reporter
Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum[10] Prasad
Aby Xavier
Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol Thilothaman
2016 Pulimurugan Poongayi Sasi
Aneezya
Oru Muthassi Gadha Siby
Kochavva Paulo Ayyappa Coelho Susheelan Kochettan
Dooram
Karinkunnam 6'S Nelson
Campus Diary
Anyarku Praveshanamilla Valanjavazhi shinjo
Shajahanum Pareekuttiyum Detective Mathews
Oru Murai Vanthu Parthaya Ghost hunter Suni
Kammatipaadam Sumesh
Angane Thanne Nethave... Anjettennam Pinnale
Action Hero Biju Pavithran
2015 Two Countries Jimmy
Valiya Chirakulla Pakshikal (Birds With Large Wings) Minister
Female Unnikrishnan Unnikrishnan
Ben Justin
Life of Josutty Varkey
Jamna Pyari S.P Sabu
Madhura Naranga Kasargod Ibrahim (Icha)
Samrajyam II: Son of Alexander Theeppori Thankappan
Aashamsakalode Anna
Chandrettan Evideya Narayanan Ilayath
She Taxi
Perariyathavar Father (200th Film) National Award for Best Actor
Ammakkoru Tharattu
Elanjikkavu P.O
2014 Cousins Poly
Sreenivasan Paranja Kadha
Garbhasreeman Sudheendran
Vellivelichathil
Bhaiyya Bhaiyya Soman
Ulsaha Committee Natholi
How Old Are You Benny
Law Point Kurian Jose
Polytechnic
Ring Master Shravan
Pedithondan
Malayalakkara Residency Advocate Sreekesh Kumar BA,LLB
Ettekaal Second Sandeep's uncle
2013 Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal Prem Raj
Good Bad & Ugly Benz Vasu
Ms. Lekha Tharoor Kanunnathu Edison Igneius
Nadodimannan Sarasappan
Vishudhan Thomachan
Daivathinte Swantham Cleetus Kunjachan
Pullipulikalum Aattinkuttiyum Mamachan
Left Right Left S P Mohammed Bilal
Pigman Dr Daniel
God for Sale: Bhakthi Prasthanam Kamalahasanan,Bhaskaran
Abhiyum Njanum S. P. Mahesh
Rebecca Uthup Kizhakkemala Balan
Ithu Manthramo Thanthramo Kuthanthramo S.I. Premlal
Sound Thoma Uruppadi
Red Wine Joe Sebastian
Kutteem Kolum Chandran
Proprietors: Kammath & Kammath Sebastien Kuzhiveli
My Fan Ramu
Isaac Newton S/O Philipose Kottur Stephen
2012 Vellaripravinte Changathi Himself (Cameo appearance)
Manthrikan Usthad Maambaram Maayankutty Sheikh/Payaruvila Pappan
101 Weddings Sundareshan
Ardhanaari
Ee Thirakkinidayil
Ezham Suryan
Gruhanathan Thampan
Kaashh as a trickster
Husbands in Goa Vasco
Bhoopadathil Illatha Oridam Opposition Leader Villain role
Mr. Marumakan Chantha Hamsa
Spirit Minister Muralikrishnan
Mallu Singh Susheelan
Mullassery Madhavan Kutty Nemom P. O.
Josettande Hero
Thiruvambadi Thamban
Prabhuvinte Makkal
Doctor Innocent aanu
Oru Kudumba Chithram Govardhanan
Scene Onnu Nammude Veedu
Lakshmi vilasam renuka makan Raghuraman
Perinoru Makan Sugunan
Thalsamayam Oru Penkutty Shibulal
Padmasree Bharat Dr. Saroj Kumar Muttathara Babu
Kunjaliyan Preman
2011 Oru Nunakkadha Chachappan
Venicile Vyaapari Chandran Pillai
Oru Marubhoomikkadha Koya
Pachuvum Kovalanum
Sandwich Andipetty Naykkar
Happy Durbar
Three Kings
Innanu Aa Kalyanam
Ninnishtam Ennishtam 2
Shivapuram
Mohabbath
Teja Bhai & Family Rajaguru Vashyavachassu
Kadhayile Nayika Sugunan
Adaminte Makan Abu Hyder
Kunjettan
Film Star
Shankaranum Mohananum
Kottarathil Kutti Bhootham
Priyappetta Nattukare
Ulakam Chuttum Valiban Thief
Lucky Jokers
Kanakompathu
Seniors Thavala Thampi
Doubles Adv. Lawrence
China Town Chandran Valanjavazhi
Christian Brothers Chef
Nadakame Ulakam
Khaddama Usman
Makeup Man Kichu
Arjunan Saakshi
The Metro Sujathan
Note Out Vasu
2010 College Days
Koottukaar 100th Film
Oru Small Family Bejoysh
Senior Mandrake S.I Kidukkan
Best of Luck shangai pushpan
Kaaryasthan Vadivelu
Four Friends
Oridathoru Postman
Chekavar
Elsamma Enna Aankutty Broker Thomachan
Shikkar Barber Kuttappan
3 Char Sau Bees
Swantham Bharya Zindabad
Nirakazhcha
Advocate Lakshmanan - Ladies Only Gumasthan
Ammanilavu
Sakudumbam Shyamala Kollamkaavu pappan
Neelambari
Malarvaadi Arts Club Shekharan
Thaskara Lahala
Oru Naal Varum Driver Girijan
Plus Two Professor
Nallavan Chittaranjan muthalaali
Pokkiri Raja Idi-Vettu Sugunan
Pramaani Maoist Murugan
Bombay Mittai
Puthumughagal Sandeep Menon
Sarkar Colony
Bhramaasthram
Thanthonni Achu
Payyans
Cheriya Kallanum Valiya Policum S.I Simon Sebastian
Drona 2010 Raghu Uthaman
Again Kasarkode Kaderbhai Police officer
Happy Husbands Rajappan
2009 Chattambinaadu Dasamoolam Damu
My Big Father Brother of Kaniha
Gulumal: The Escape A T S Shambhu
Kappal Muthalaali Josekutty
Utharaswayamvaram Pathalam Shaji
Kerala Cafe Kunjappayi (In Segment Off- Season)
Parayan Marannathu
Duplicate Shivankutty/Jeevanraj Lead Role
Loudspeaker Counselor (Eswarapilla Kumarapillai alias e.p.ku.pi)
Kaana Kanmani Bhaskaran
Shudharil Shudhan
Oru Black And White Kudumbam Manjulan
Daddy Cool Mayankutty
Rahasyappolice Prayikara Appy
Ee Pattanathil Bhootham Shishupalan
Dr. Patient Indrabalan
Ivar Vivahitharayal Adv. Mannanthala Susheel Kumar
Operation Duryodhana
Currency Indrabalan
Samastha Keralam PO Abdu
Bharya Swantham Suhurthu
Venal Maram Manoharan
Hailesa Ulpalaksha pankajaksha markendayen
Love in Singapore Peethambharan Kalarikkavila
2008 LollyPop Jabbar
Twenty:20 Ramu
Sultan
Mayabazar Paachu
Kurukshetra
Veruthe Oru Bharya Ali
Parunthu Mahendran
Madambi Thallu Kolli (Keedam)
One Way Ticket
Shakespeare M.A. Malayalam Chalikkad Joshy(Junior ONV)
Pachamarathanalil
Annan Thambi Peethambaran
Mulla Bijumon
Malabar Wedding Pookkatta Satheeshan
Kabadi Kabadi Rameshan
Rakshakan
College Kumaran Bhargavan
2007 Kangaroo Babychan
Kanaka Simhasanam Gopalan
Romeo
Katha Parayumbol Pappan Kudumaloor
Flash
Rock & Roll Music composer Maharaja (P. P. Shiju)
Ali Bhai Podi paaty Kujashu
Veeralipattu Pavithran
Subadram
Nadiya Kollappetta Rathri Thathamangalam Muthuraj
Hallo Inspector
Arabikkatha James Thiruvanathapuram
Chotta Mumbai Suni
Mayavi Giri
Sketch Bhaskaran
2006 Classmates Ousepp
Pachakkuthira
Thuruppu Gulan
Rasathanthram Suresh
Rashtram Pashupathi
Shyamam Sankaran
2005 Bus Conductor Bus Conductor
Kalyana Kurimanam Sugunan
Achuvinte Amma Bus Conductor
2004 Rasikan
Kottaram Vaidyan Veeramani
Sethurama Iyer CBI Broker
2003 Anyar Minor role
2002 Basket
Jagapoga Dada Sahib / Pachu (double role)
2001 Sukhamo Sukam
Ladies & Gentleman

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Channel
2000 Comedy Thillana Anchor Kairali TV
2003-2005 Sanmanassullavarkku Samadhanam Actor Asianet
2005 Sandanagopalam Actor Asianet
2005 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 Comedy Nights with Suraj Anchor Zee Keralam

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. ^ "'Vikrithi' is inspired by a true incident: Emcy Joseph". Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  10. ^ Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum Review

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