Arya (Actor) Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Affairs, Biography & More


Real NameJamshad Ceethirakath
ProfessionActor and Producer
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 9”
Weightin Kilograms- 75 kg
in Pounds- 165 lbs
Body Measurements- Chest: 42 Inches
- Waist: 32 Inches
- Biceps: 15 Inches
Eye ColourAmber
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth11 December 1980 (Thursday)
Age (as of 2023)43 Years
Birth PlaceTrikaripur, Kasaragod, Kerala, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signSagittarius
HometownChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
SchoolSBOA Matriculation and Higher Secondary School, Chennai
CollegeCrescent Engineering College, Vandalur, Chennai
Educational QualificationsB.Tech in CSE
DebutFilm Debut: Arinthum Ariyamalum (2005, Tamil film)
Arinthum Ariyamalum
FamilyFather- Umar Cethirakath (Restaurateur and Former Footballer)
Mother- Jameela Cethirakath
Brother- Sathya Cethirakath and Razi Cethirakath
Sister- N/A
Arya with his parents and brothers
AddressChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Controversies• In 2015, Arya said that when he asked Vishal how come he was releasing his film, Aambala, Vishal gave a controversial reply, "Yevvana irundhaalum naan vettuven." It went viral on the internet, after which Vishal clarified statements by his dear friend Arya to calm it down.
• He has been alleged of dispraising the Tamil film industry in an international platform at an event arranged by a Malayalam network in Dubai. But, he clarified it by saying that Kollywood is the industry in which he has worked for initial part of his career and it is also the industry in which he has invested his own money. Therefore, it is illogical that he would make wrong comments about the Tamil film industry.
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodBiryani
Favourite ActorKamal Haasan and Jackie Chan
Favourite ActressKajol, Trisha and Nayantara
Favourite FilmJackie Chan's films
Favourite DirectorVishnuvardhan
Favourite TV ShowsAmerican: House of Cards, Game of Thrones
Favourite ColorGrey and Brown
Favourite SportFootball
Favourite PerfumeCreed, Diptique, Jo Malone and Alive
Favourite Fashion DesignerRohit Bal and Tarun Tahiliani
Favourite RestaurantPasha, and Leather Bar in Chennai
Favourite DestinationKerala
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/Girlfriends Nayantara (Actress, Rumoured)
Arya with Nayanthara
Wife/SpouseSayyeshaa Saigal (actress)
Arya and Sayyeshaa Saigal
ChildrenDaughter- Ariana
Money Factor
Salary6-7 Crore/film (INR)
Net Worth Not Known


Some Lesser Known Facts About Arya

  • Does Arya smoke?: No
  • Does Arya drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Arya initially wanted to become a pilot in Indian Airforce, but his father got scared and told him to complete his engineering first before doing anything else.
  • During his college days, his friend and actor Srikanth started acting and insisted him to try his luck in acting.
  • Things changed when director/cinematographer Jeeva called him for the audition for his Ullam Ketkumaein in 2003.
  • Before being an actor, he worked as a software engineer.
  • It was Jeeva, who gave him the stage name ‘Arya’.
  • He is popularly known as ‘Kollywood’s playboy.’
  • Ajith Kumar was the first choice to play the role of an Aghori, Rudran in Naan Kadavul (2009), but later the role was offered to Arya. Arya as Rudran in Naan Kadavul
  • He has a production company called The Show People.
  • He is also the owner of a restaurant, Sea Shell at Anna Nagar in Chennai. Arya Sea Shell restaurant at Anna Nagar in Chennai
  • His brother and South Indian actor Sathya once said that “Arya and I were not close to each other as brothers”.
  • On 13 June 2015, he won an international cycling event, Vätternrundan Motala cycle race in Sweden, which covered a distance of 300 km through mountains and lakes with strong winds. Arya gold medal in cycle racing