Saiju Kurup
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Saiju Kurup Biography

Saiju Kurup
Saiju Kurup Biography
Gender Male
Marital Status Married
Career Started In 2005
Number of Films 87
Education BE in Mining
Birth Place Kerala
Native Place Aroor, Kochi
Height (in Cms) 180 cms
Height (in Feet Inches) 5 feet 10 inches
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Mother Tongue Malayalam
Lives In Kochi
Date Of Birth Mar 21, 1979
Age 42 years
Nickname Anirudh


Shaiju Kurup is a Malayalam actor who made his debut as a rebel youth from a traditional Brahmin family in ‘Mayookham’. Saiju Kurup is one of the very few actors who has been fortunate enough to do the lead role in his debut movie with the veteran director T Hariharan. Saiju Kurup has acted in around 83 Malayalam Movies and 4 Tamil Movies. Though he started playing as a hero, later this actor had fine-tuned himself to be an actor ready to do any roles. Saiju has been in the industry performing a variety of character roles, villain and comedy roles. His notable character includes Arakkal Abu from Midhun Manuel Thomas's directorial venture Aadu, Dr Saiju from Althaf's Njandukalude Naatil Oru Idavela etc.
  • 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
    Govinda Kurup
    Sobha Kurup

    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.

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  • 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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