Jayaram Subramaniam is an Indian film actor who works in Malayalam and Tamil films. He is also a mimic artist and a chenda percussionist.
Jayaram was born on 10 December 1965 to Subramaniyam Iyyer and Thankam at Perumbavoor, Kerala. He is an Economics graduate from Sree Sankara College, Kalady. He married actress Parvathy on 7 September 1992. The couple has two children, Kalidas Jayaram and Malavika.
After completing his graduation, Jayaram started out as a medical representative. Later he joined Kalabhavan in Kochi and performed mimicry many times on various stages. This helped him to make his space in the Malayalam film industry.
Script writer and filmmaker Padmarajan introduced him to the world of films and launched Jayaram in Aparan, which was released in 1988. Subsequently, Jayaram worked in Padmarajan’s other two films, Moonnam Pakkam in 1988 and Innale 1989. Jayaram became a superstar in 1993 after he worked in the film Meleparambil Aanveedu.
Apart from acting, he also tried his luck in singing. Some of the films in which he sang are Kadhanayakan, Ente Veedu Appoontem, Mayilattam, Thamarakannan, Sevenes, Pakarnnattam and Salaam Kashmir.
- Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2011
- Best Actor for Thooval Kottaram in 1996
- Best Actor for Theerthadanam in 2001
- Best Supporting Actor for Panchathantiram in 2002
- Best Actor for Manassinakkare in 2003
Kerala State Film Awards
- Special Jury Award for Thooval Kottaram in 1996
- Second Best Actor for Swayamvara Panthal in 2000
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards
- Special Prize for Thenali in 2000
South Indian International Movie Awards
- Nominated|Best Comedian for Thuppakki in 2012
Asianet Film Awards
- Best Actor Award for Sneham in 1998
- Best Actor Award for Theerthadanam, Uthaman in 2001
- Most Popular Actor Award for Veruthe Oru Bharya in 2008
- Most Popular Actor Award for Swapna Sanchari in 2012
- Sini Best Actor Award for Thooval Kottaram in 1996
- Rotary Club Award for Thooval Kottaram in 1996
- V. Shantaram Award for his performance in Shesham in 2002
- J.C Foundation award for the best actor for his performance in Veruthe Oru Bharya in 2008
- Sathyan Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2011
- Vayalar Film award for Best Actor for Nadan and Swapaanam in 2014
- Kerala Kalamandalam M. K. K. Nair Puraskaram in 2014