Jagadish Kumar, the versatile Malayalam actor, and scriptwriter is popular among us for his hilarious comic roles. He was featured in more than 300 flicks and in the year 1984 he made his first appearance in India’s first ever 3D movie “My Dear Kuttichathan”.
This M.Com postgraduate rank holder, initially started his career as a bank officer, then as a college professor and then as an actor within a very brief span of time. He has acted in almost 330 movies and written plenty of scripts for films and plays. He claims that he has always remained very passionate about films and despite his initial career background, he pursued his interest in acting after a while.
He made his debut in television serials in “KairaliVilasam Lodge” in 1995 that was broadcasted on Doordarshan. In 2009, he won the Best Actor Award in Comic Role for the film Harihar Nagar. Lesser known facts about him include his success as a playback singer for ample movies and albums. He also contested for the position of MLA in 2016, which he lost. He appeared in the lead role for about 30 average movies. However, as an independent actor, he has not received as much acclaim as he received as a supporting comedian. His remarkable films include Godfather (1991), Injakkadan Mathai and Sons (1993), Mimics Parade (1991), Welcome to Kodaikanal (1992), Mr. and Mrs. (1992), KasarkoderKhaderbai (1992) and Hitler (1996) to name a few.
During the 1990s, he was unable to establish himself as a dominant actor as his characters were almost of the same genre. He relaunched himself as a star in 2009 when he played the role of Appukuttan in the movie Harihar Nagar 2. But again, in the following years, his graph reflected a steady decline. We have seen him appear on the television as the jury for the Vodafone Comedy Stars on Asianet channel and he was also found to be hosted many award shows.