Jayasurya rose to the status of the lead actor after starting off as a junior artist. His rise to stardom was ridden with struggles. But now, all his efforts had paid off and he is awarded the Kerala State's Best Actor Award for his roles in Captain and Njan Marykutty. In Captain, he played the role of footballer VP Sathyan and he played a transsexual in Njan Marykutty. Both the roles were extremely different and Jayasurya had nailed both the roles. Jayasurya says that he is elated on winning the award for the first time. He was also happy that both his movies had conveyed a useful message to the audience.