Jayaram Subramaniam Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 57 Years
Wife: Awasthi Jayaram
Hometown: Perumbavoor, Kerala



Real nameJayaram Subramaniam [1]News 18
Popularly Known AsJayaram
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 9”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 80 kg
in pounds- 176 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 42 Inches
- Waist: 32 Inches
- Biceps: 15 Inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
DebutFilm: Aparan (1988); as 'Vishwanathan' (protagonist) and 'Uthaman' (antagonist) - (played dual role)
Jayaram in 'Aparan' (1988)
Awards, Honours, Achievements Civilian Award
2011: Padma Shri [2]The Times of India
Kerala State Film Awards
1990: Special Jury Award for "Thooval Kottaram" [3]News 18
2000: Second Best Actor for "Swayamvaram Panthal" [4]News 18
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards
2000: Special Prize for "Thenali" [5]News 18
Filmfare Awards
1998: Best Actor for "Sneham"
2001: Best Actor for "Theerthadanam"
2002: Best Supporting Actor for "Panchathanthiram"
2003: Best Actor for "Manassinakkare"
Asianet Film Awards
1998: Best Actor for "Sneham"
2001: Best Actor for "Uthaman" and "Theerthadanam"
2008: Most Popular Actor for "Veruthe Oru Bharya"
2011: Most Popular Actor for "Swapna Sanchari"
2012: Special Commemoration
2014: Golden Star of the Year Award
2018: Golden Star of the Year Award
Asianet Comedy Awards
2015: Best Actor for "Thinkal Muthal Velli Vare"
2017: Best Actor for "Achayans"
South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA)
2012: Best Comedian (Nominated) for "Thuppakki"
2019: Best Actor in a Negative Role (Telugu) (Nominated) for "Bhaagamathie"
Other Awards
1996: Sini Best Actor Award and the Rotary Club Award for "Thooval Kottaram"
2002: V. Shantaram Award for "Shesham"
2008: J. C. Daniel Award for "Veruthe Oru Bharya"
2011: Sathyan Award for Lifetime Achievement
2011: Jaihind TV Award for Best Actor for ‘Kadha "Thudarunnu"
2014: Vayalar Film Award in the category of Best Actor for ‘Nadan’ and ‘Swapaanam,’ and the Kerala Kalamandalam M. K. K. Nair Puraskaram
Personal Life
Date of Birth10 December [6]Malavika Jayaram - Instagram 1965 (Friday)
Age (as of 2022) 57 Years
BirthplacePerumbavoor, Kerala
Zodiac signSagittarius
HometownPerumbavoor, Kerala [7]Onmanorama
SchoolGovernment Boys High School in Perumbavoor
College/UniversitySree Sankara College, Kalady, Kerala
Educational QualificationBachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Sree Sankara College, Kalady
ReligionHinduism [8]Onmanorama
CasteBrahmin [9]Onmanorama
Food HabitNon-vegetarian [10]Onmanorama
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsAwasthi (stage name - Parvathy)
Marriage Date7 September 1992 [11]Malavika Jayaram - Instagram
Wife/SpouseAwasthi Jayaram
Jayaram Subramaniam with Awasthi Jayaram
ChildrenSon- Kalidas Jayaram
Jayaram (left) with his son, Kalidas Jayaram
Daughter- Malavika Jayaram
Jayaram Subramaniam with daughter, Malavika Jayaram
Jayaram's family picture - captured on the occassion of Onam in 2020
ParentsFather- Subramaniyam Iyyer
Mother- Thankam (deceased)
SiblingsBrother- Venkit Ram (deceased) (elder)
Sister- Manjula (younger)
FoodThayiru Sadam, Mango Pulissery [12]Onmanorama
ActorSuresh Gopi
ActressMeena Kumari

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Jayaram

  • Jayaram Subramaniam, a recipient of the prestigious Padma Shri award is an accomplished percussionist and mimicry artist. He is a skilled Chenda player.
  • His father belongs to a Kerala-settled Tamil Iyyer family while his mother was from Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu.
  • He is the nephew of Malayalam writer and cartoonist Malayattoor Ramakrishnan.
  • Jayaram considers filmamer Padmaranjan his guru. [13]Jayaram Subramaniam – Instagram
  • Tamil actor Ajith and his wife Shalini are Jayaram’s family friends. [14]Deccan Chronicle
  • Jayaram Subramaniam and his family are avid animal lovers. [15]Deccan Chronicle
  • According to Jayaram, he is so obsessed with elephants since his childhood that he used to collect pictures of elephants while his friends were busy collecting matchboxes, labels, and other things.
    Jayaram posing with an elephant - Image captured on the occassion of Vishu

    Jayaram posing with an elephant – Image captured on the occassion of Vishu

    While recalling those childhood moments in an interview, Jayaram Subramaniam said,

    As a boy, when my classmates collected matchbox labels and stamps, I gathered nearly 400 pictures of elephants including paper clippings and black and white photos.” [16]Deccan Chronicle

  • After completing his college studies, he worked as a medical agent.
  • During the 1980s, he started working as a mimicry master and ‘Chenda'(a musical instrument) player in Kalabhavan, Kerala.
  • According to the sources, he was helped by film director and writer Padmarajan to get into the film ‘Aparan’ (1988).
  • According to some media outlets, Jayaram was asked to anoint an elephant named Padmanabhan as the ‘Gajaraja’ as he was invited to the Thrissur temple as a chief guest. [17]Deccan Chronicle When he saw the elephant, Jayaram recognised it as an elephant that he knew in his childhood. [18]Deccan Chronicle According to Jayaram, the elephant’s tusks were placed in his drawing room which were transfered to him legally after the elephant’s death. [19]Deccan Chronicle
  • To pay the tribute to the elephants and their stories which he heard from his grandmother, Jayaram authored a book titled ‘Aalkoottathil Oranapokkam.’ [20]Deccan Chronicle
    Cover page of Jayaram Subramaniam's 'Aalkoottathil Oranapokkam'

    Cover page of Jayaram Subramaniam’s ‘Aalkoottathil Oranapokkam’

    Reportedly, the book was launched on 30 October 2015 by Mammootty at the IMA Hall in Kochi. [21]Deccan Chronicle While talking about the idea of writing this book in an interview, Jayaram said,

    People used to ask me why I did not write despite being a relative of Malayatoor Ramakrishnan. Of course I always wanted to write but did not want to attempt any great literature. Neither did I want to write my autobiography. What is there to write? As a person who loves animals even more than humans, I zeroed in on this topic.” [22]Deccan Chronicle

  • According to the sources, the first copy of Jayaram’s book ‘Aalkoottathil Oranapokkam’ was provided to his own elephant’s mahout [23]Deccan Chronicle Jayaram had an elephant as a pet who appeared in many films. After its demise, Jayaram never had a pet elephant. [24]Deccan Chronicle
  • Jayaram revealed that he quit smoking long time ago. [25]Jayaram Subramaniam – Instagram

    Picture of Jayaram when he would often smoke - Jayaram Subramaniam's post sharing the information of quitting smoke

    Picture of Jayaram when he would often smoke – Jayaram Subramaniam’s post sharing the information of quitting smoke

  • In an interview, Jayaram revealed that he would only prefer consuming curry from a non vegetarian dish. [26]Onmanorama