Jayaprakash Wiki, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

V. Jayaprakash is an Indian actor and producer. He is known for appearing in Tamil and Telugu films. He got into the limelight in 2009 for his role as a Chokkalingam (school teacher) in the Tamil movie ‘Pasanga.’

V. Jayaprakash is an Indian actor and producer. He is known for appearing in Tamil and Telugu films. He got into the limelight in 2009 for his role as a Chokkalingam (school teacher) in the Tamil movie ‘Pasanga.’

Jayaprakash in the movie ‘Pasanga’

Wiki/Biography

Jayaprakash was born on Thursday, 14 June 1962 (age 59 years; as of 2021) in Sirkazhi, Tamil Nadu. [1] His zodiac sign is Gemini.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 6″

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Family

V. Jayaprakash belongs to a Maharashtrian family. [2]

Wife & Children

Jayaprakash got married to Zenith Jayaprakash on 26 September.

Jayaprakash with his wife

He has two sons, Udith Dushyanth Jayaprakash and Niranjan Jayaprakash. Both of them are actors.

Jayaprakash with his son Udith Dushyanth Jayaprakash

Jayaprakash with his son Niranjan Jayaprakash

Career

Film

Jayaprakash made his acting career with the film Mayakannadi (2007).

Jayaprakash in the movie ‘Mayakannadi’

He appeared in supporting roles in the Tamil movies like Naadodigal (2009), Naan Mahaan Alla (2010), Yuddham Sei (2011), Mankatha (2011), Moodar Koodam (2013) and Pannaiyarum Padminiyum (2014), Kanchana 2 (2015), Shivalinga (2017), Jai Bhim (2021).

Jayaprakash in the movie ‘Naadodigal’

Jayaprakash in the movie ‘Yuddham Sei’

Jayaprakash in the movie ‘Pannaiyarum Padminiyum’

He was also featured in Telugu movies like Sarrainodu (2016), A Aa (2017), Spyder (2017), Jersey (2019), Republic (2021) and many more.

Jayaprakash in the movie ‘Sarrainodu’

Jayaprakash in the movie ‘Spyder’

Producer

Jayaprakash debuted as a producer with the Tamil film ‘Gopala Gopala’ (1996).

Poster of the movie ‘Gopala Gopala’

He has also produced many films like Chellamae (2004), April Maadhathil (2002), and Thavasi (2001) under his production house named GJ Cinema.

Poster of the movie ‘Chellamae’

Poster of the movie ‘Thavasi’

Dubbing Artist 

In 2018, Jayaprakash debuted as a dubbing artist with the film 2.0 Tamil in which he dubbed for the voice of Akshay Kumar.

Poster of the movie ‘2.0’

Awards

  • In 2010, he won the Jury Award for Best Supporting Actor for the movie ‘Pasanga’ (2009).
  • In 2010, he became the winner of Filmfare Award – Tamil Film Industry for Best Supporting Actor for the movie ‘Pasanga’ (2009).
  • In 2011, he won the Merit Award for Best Character (Male) for the movie ‘Naan Mahaan Alla’ (2010).
  • In 2021, he was nominated for Festival Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Foreign Language Film for the movie ‘Magamuni’ (2019).

Favourites

  • Cuisine: Kerala
  • Actor: Samarla Venkata Ranga Rao

Facts/Trivia

  • Jayaprakash started his acting career at the age of 45 in 2007. Before becoming an actor, he did different businesses like dairy farming, petrol business, transport, and billiards parlour. [3]
  • According to Jayaprakash, he did not have much interest in acting. He said that in 2007, the director Cheran of his debut film, Mayakannadi, forced him to try acting. He further added that he was surprised to see his acting in the film.
  • Jayaprakash informed that he was fascinated with cars, and he used to clean his car whenever the driver was on leave [4]
  • Jayaprakash is believed to give priority to scripts over the cheque. [5]
  • In an interview, he talked about the privileges that an actor enjoys. He said,

    The best thing about being an actor is the access to so many people, so many young teams, so many creative minds.”

  • He said in an interview that he was always offered the role of a father, which made him upset. He also said that  he wanted to play the roles which were offered to Nawazuddin Siddiqui. [6]
  • In an interview, he was asked why he was offered only exclusive roles. He said,

    I just asked a director the same question a few days ago. He said Neenga romba sevapa irukirenga (You’re too fair-skinned) to play a ‘local’ role. I told him that I would take the effort to become a few shades darker: after all, there’s a lot of effort that goes into making a dark guy fair.”

  • In an interview, he said that he was more interested in acting in a film than producing it. He also said that he went through losses while he worked as a producer. [7] In the interview, he said,

    Acting is easier; you are pampered throughout. From getting picked up to being fed, film sets are comfortable for an actor. But if you enjoy being challenged, then being a producer is better.”

  • The Tamil industry believes that Jayaprakash would be the next Prakash Raj. [8]

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