Jijoy Rajagopal Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 45 Years
Wife: Riya Mary Philip
Hometown: Irinjalakuda, Kerala

Jijoy Rajagopalan

Full nameJijoy Pulikal Rajagopalan [1]Facebook - Jijoy
Profession(s)Actor, Associate Professor
Physical Stats & More
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt and Pepper
DebutPlay (Actor): Yadhartha Velakkaran, as Velakkaran (1987)
Theatre Artist: The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi
International Theatre Artist: Swan Theater, Stratfrord-Upon-Avon, UK (2006-2008)
Television (Actor): Innocent Kadhakal, as Sathyan
Malayalam film (Actor): Niram (1999)
Dubbing Artist: Dubbed for Jain Syriac Babu in Shikkar (2010)
HighlightsMay 2014 - Present: Associate Professor (Acting Department) at the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, Maharashtra
April 2006 - December 2009: Former Actor at Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
April 2006 - December 2009: Former Actor at British Council, London, UK
April 2006 - December 2009: Former Actor at Act Productions,West End, UK
Personal Life
Date of Birth1 September 1976 (Wednesday)
Age (as of 2021) 45 Years
BirthplaceIrinjalakuda, Kerala
Zodiac signVirgo
HometownIrinjalakuda, Kerala
SchoolSree Narayana Higher Secondary School, Irinjalakuda, Kerala (1992)
College/University• Pondicherry Central University, Kalapet, Pondicherry
• School of Drama, Thrissur, Kerala
• University of Calicut, Malappuram, Kerala
• Christ College, Irinjalakuda, Kerala
Educational Qualification(s) [2]Facebook - Jijoy• MA and M.Phil in drama and theatre arts, Pondicherry Central University
• Bachelor of Theater Arts, School of Drama, Thrissur
• Bachelor of Arts in economics, University of Calicut
• Pre-Degree, Christ College
HobbiesPerforming Keralite martial arts Kalaripayatuh, listening to Carnatic music
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseRiya Mary Philip
ParentsFather- P. R. Rajagopalan
Mother- K. G. Manghaladevi
ChildrenSon- Karma Jijoy Pulikal
Daughter- None
SiblingsBrother(s)- 2
• Binoy Pulikal Rajagopalan
• Bejoy Pulikal Rajagopalan

Jijoy Rajagopalan

Some Lesser Known Facts About Jijoy Rajagopal

  • Jijoy Pulikal Rajagopalan is an Indian film and theatre actor, who primarily works in the Malayalam film industry. He is also an associate professor in the acting department at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune.
  • According to Jijoy, he was interested in acting from a young age. He said in an interview,

    I am a performer; I have been all my life.”

  • Reportedly, Jijoy developed his artistic interest through music and theatre while he was studying in school. In his pre-degree, the actor was active in theatre and performed a number of plays. The theatre artist eventually earned the title of ‘Kalaprathiba’ after he secured seven times best actor in different university competitions.
  •  After completing a bachelor’s degree at the School of Drama and Fine Arts, Thrissur, Jijoy worked in some films and serials, and later, he went to Pondicherry to pursue MA and M.Phil. in drama and theatre arts. Apparently, Jijoy was a gold medalist in both MA and M.Phil.
  • In 2005, Jijoy P. R. got the opportunity to act in a multilingual theatre rendition of the famous Shakespearean play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” From April 2006 to December 2009, he played the roles of Oberon and Theseus in the play, which was directed by Mr Tim Supple (U.K). The play allowed the Malayalam actor to perform at 365 shows in 28 cities in six countries including the US, India, Australia, Japan, England, Italy, Canada, and more. The project was produced by the British Council and staged in Swan Theater at Stratford-upon-Avon, UK. [3]British Universities Film and Video Council
  • In 2021, his Tamil-language drama film, ‘Jai Bhim,’ was a super hit on the box office. Jijoy played a character named Rajesh Munnar in the movie.