Saiju Kurup Early Life
Saiju Kurup was born on 12th March 1979 to Govinda Kurup and Sobha Kurup at Aroor, Alappuzha.
He grew up in Nagpur, where his father was working. Saiju finished his school education from St Joseph’s Convent, Kamptee and later at SFS High School, Nagpur. He acquired a BE in Mining from Ramdeobaba Engineering College, Nagpur in 1996. After graduation, he worked for a brief period at Birla Sunlife and Airtel.
Saiju Kurup Family
Saiju Kurup Family Father Mother Wife Daughter Son
Saiju Kurup was born on 12th March 1979 to Govinda Kurup and Sobha Kurup at Aroor, Alappuzha. Saiju was working in Birla company there he met his better half Anupama and then both joined in Airtel company. Saiju and Anupama later decided to marry. He married Anupama on 12th January 2005. The couple was blessed with a baby girl, Mayookha in November 2005 and a son, Aftab in January 2015.
Saiju Kurup Career
Saiju found his calling when he was approached for doing the lead role in veteran director Hariharan’s Mayookham. The film also launched the career of actress Mamtha Mohandas. ‘Mayookham’ was an average grosser but became popular owing to its soundtrack and the subsequent TV premiere.
Saiju played supporting roles for a long period after his debut. Some of the notable films are ‘Lion’ (2006), Parunthu, Mulla’ (2008), Make Up Man, Doubles (2011) etc. Saiju’s luck turned with VK Prakash’s Trivandrum Lodge (2012). His portrayal of the quirky Shibu Vellayani in the (already) controversial movie bagged him accolades and steered Saiju’s career in a more defining way. The actor started to appear in a comic but still a pivotal part of the story. He went on to perform in films like Hotel California, Left Right Left and Vedivazhipadu (2013). He was lauded for his comic timing and for choosing real-life characters.
In 2010, he made his debut in Kollywood with Siddhu +2. He adapted the screen name Anirudh for Tamil. He was later seen in Marupadiyum Oru Kadhal as Jeeva in 2012. He starred as Charles Chelladurai in Mohan Raja’s thriller, Thani Oruvan. The flick had Jayam Ravi and Aravind Swamy in the lead and became one of the highest grosser in Tamil in 2015.
He was seen in films like Njaan, Lukka Chuppi, Munnariyippu, and 1983 during 2014. In 2015, the actor appeared in Aadu Oru Bheegara Jeevi Aanu as Abu, a character which has become synonymous with the actor himself. The film tanked at the box office but has since become a comedy cult movie of recent times. Muhsin Parari’s take on the Malabar flavour of life, KL 10 Patthu had him as Ajmal.
Saiju was seen in more films like Chirakodinja Kinavukal, Rajamma @ Yahoo. While Salt Mango Tree (2015), Action Hero Biju, Happy Wedding and Kavi Udheshichathu…? became successes, Rockstar (2015), Aakashvani, Maalgudi Days. Action Hero Biju had below average responses. Saiju's character in the 2017 movie Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela was highly acclaimed and his 2018 started with the super hit Aadu 2 and bagged a couple of big movies Kammara Sambavam, B Tech, Kala Viplavam Pranayam, Naam, Theevandi etc.
Saiju Kurup turned singer when he crooned a song for Mushin Parari’s KL 10 Patthu in 2015. The song titled ‘Vappachide Chullan Chekkane’ was released as a teaser for the movie.
Saiju Kurup Education
Saiju finished his school education from St Joseph’s Convent, Kamptee and later at SFS High School, Nagpur. He acquired a BE in Mining from Ramdeobaba Engineering College, Nagpur in 1996.
Saiju Kurup Trivia & Facts
- Made his debut opposite Mamtha Mohandas in ‘Mayookham’ (2005).
- Turned singer for ‘KL 10 Patthu’ in 2015, singing the popular track, ‘Vappachide Chullan Chekkane’.
- Along with Vinu Mohan, Saiju Kurup was heavily trolled by social media during a short period of time. The actor though evolved into a credible performer during the recent times.
- Saiju won the hearts of Malayali audiences with his character Arakkal Abu from Aadu Oru Bheegara Jeevi Alla.
- His 'Aadu Oru Bheegarajeevi Alla' released in 2015 became first theatrical flop movie to have a sequel. The sequel titled Aadu 2 became a blockbuster breaking box office records.
- It was Popular singer MG Sreekumar who introduced Saiju to director Hariharan.
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