Arya - Profiles of Cine Artist

Arya is an Indian film actor who mainly appears in Tamil films. He is best known for his roles in the films Pattiyal (2006), Naan Kadavul (2009), Arinthum Ariyamalum,Sarvam, Madrasapattinam (2010), and Boss Engira Bhaskaran(2010). While working as a Assistant Software Engineer, Arya was approached by late cinematographer Jeeva to audition for his Ullam Ketkumae in 2003. The pair had lived in the same neighbourhood and had attended the same local mosque. 

Arya immediately signed on for the project and was given the stage name by Jeeva. The film had also marked the debuts of actresses Asin and Pooja but the film was delayed and only released after their other ventures. Hence, Arya's first appearance was as Kutty, in Vishnuvardhan's Arinthum Ariyamalum, with the film going on to become a super hit.

In an interview several years later, Arya also cited that it was because of the song "Thee Pidika" that people took notice of him, creditting and expressing gratitude to its composer Yuvan Shankar Raja. His next release, the delayed Ullam Ketkumae, portraying Arya as a college cricketer, also carried good reviews and was a successful venture at the box office. 

His third release in 2005, was the campus romance story, Oru Kalluriyin Kathai opposite Sonia Agarwal, took a strong opening but failed to find commercial acceptance. His next, Igor's thriller Kalabha Kadhalan, where he played an engineer pursued romantically by an aggressive sister-in-law, won favourable reviews from critics but failed commercially. 

Arya collaborated with Vishnuvardhan again in the successful gangster flick, Pattiyal, where Bharath also played another leading role. The film, was shot across the slums of Chennai and told the story of two ruthless underworld hitmen, with Pooja and Padmapriya also playing major roles. Upon release, the film gained positive reports and the lead pair's performances were praised with a critic claiming that scenes between Arya and Bharath were "touching" while Arya's use of facial expressions and body language "fits exactly for the kind of role he plays

Arya subsequently appeared in the action film Vattaram as Burma, but the film's release coincided with bigger budgeted releases and the film was crowded out from box office success, despite gaining favourable reviews. In 2007, Arya played a guest appearance in Cheran's Maya Kannadi as himself before his long-delayed Oram Po, previously known as Auto, released in late 2007.

Arya's next release was in 2009, with Bala's long delayed drama film on Aghoris, Naan Kadavul. As per, the film took three years to complete with Arya growing a full length beard for the production thus making him unable to sign other projects, while he often cited the intense pressure and the hardships of the shoot.[19] Arya appeared as an Aghori in the film situated in Kasi but is forced to relocate to Tamil Nadu, where he duly encounters an underworld which gains collections through the torture of the handicapped, with Pooja, yet again playing a significant role.

After a guest role in Rajesh's Siva Manasula Sakthi, he then collaborated with Vishnuvardhan for the third time in his romantic-thriller, Sarvam, an anthology film also featuring Trisha Krishnan, J. D. Chakravarthy, Rohan Shiva and Indrajith. His next venture was the period film Madrasapattinam depicting a love story from the 1940s, co-starring newcomer Amy Jackson and directed by A. L. Vijay. The big budget film progressed with its schedules with little publicity for a year, with Arya portraying the role of Ilamparithi.

Arya's first release in 2011 was an extended cameo appearance in Santhosh Sivan's Malayalam historical-fantasy film Urumi, where he played two characters. The film which also featured Prithviraj, Genelia D'Souza and Nithya Menen, won positive reviews with reviewers from labelling it a "miniature masterpiece of moods". 

In March 2011, he was signed by director Mani Ratnam to essay the role of Arulmozhi Varman in his epic film Ponniyin Selvan, based on the same-titled novel by acclaimed writer Kalki Krishnamurthy, which however did not materialize. Arya then appeared in his second film with Bala in Avan Ivan, where he portrayed the lead role of Kumbedran Sami alongside Vishal. 

The film opened to mixed reviews but the performance of the lead actors won acclaim with the critic from The Hindu ciitng that "Arya is a perfect foil for Vishal — his brash demeanour and genuine affection for his stepbrother come out well in many of the scenes" and that "he deserves appreciation for taking up a role that isn't as heroic as Vishal's and presenting it convincingly".

Arya has two budget Tamil films in production, the first seeing him appear alongside Madhavan and Amala Paul in Linguswamy's action film Vettai and the other being Selvaraghavan's Irandam Ulagam. Arya also has three forthcoming films which will see him in guest appearances, Parimala Thiraiyarangam, Rajesh's Oru Kal Oru Kannadi and Kadhal 2 Kalyanam, which features his brother, Sathya in the lead role.

Arya has also ventured into film production in order to promote new talents and help funding small budget films. In 2010, he established the banner "The Show People" and first produced his Boss Engira Bhaskaran, following which he produced newcomer Sukanth's Padithurai, which is currently in post-production stage.

Other Works

In 2010, Arya ventured into film production in order to promote new talents and help funding small budget films. He established the banner "The Show People" and first produced the comedy film Boss Engira Bhaskaran he himself starred in, following which he produced Sukanth's Padithurai, which remains unreleased. He also ventured into film distribution in 2013, as he bought the FMS (Singapore and Malaysia) theatrical rights of his own film Irandaam Ulagam. Arya is the ambassador of television and print marketing campaigns of Otto, the flagship brand of Pothys Clothing.

Upcoming Films

2016     Nenu Autovani  ( Telugu )

2016     Bhale Tammudu  ( Telugu )

2016     Veerudu  ( Telugu )

2015     Meagamann  ( Tamil )

2014     Purampokku  ( Tamil )

2014     Kadhal 2 Kalyanam  ( Tamil )

2014     Vadi Vasal  ( Tamil )

Films Acted

2014     Nataraju Thane Raju (NTR)  ( Telugu )

2014     Raja Rani  ( Telugu )

2014     Madha Gaja Raja (MGR)  ( Tamil )

2013     Raja Rani  ( Tamil )

2013     Crazy  ( Telugu )

2013     Settai  ( Tamil )

2013     Aata Arambham  ( Telugu )

2013     Arrambam  ( Tamil )

2013     Love To Love  ( Telugu )

2013     Varna  ( Telugu )

2013     Irandam Ulagam  ( Tamil )

2012     Ok Ok  ( Telugu )

2012     Oru Kal Oru Kannadi  ( Tamil )

2012     Ponniyin Selvan  ( Tamil )

2012     Urumi  ( Tamil )

2012     Vettai  ( Tamil )

2012     Kadavul Paathi Mirugam Paathi  ( Tamil )

2011     Modalaindi Ela  ( Telugu )

2011     Vaadu Veedu  ( Telugu )

2011     1947 A Love Story  ( Telugu )

2011     Avan Ivan  ( Tamil )

2010     Madharasapattinam  ( Tamil )

2010     Kaadhal Solla Vandhen  ( Tamil )

2010     Sarvam  ( Telugu )

2010     Varudu  ( Telugu )

2010     Nene Ambani  ( Telugu )

2010     Chikku Bukku  ( Tamil )

2010     Varan  ( Malayalam )

2010     Boss Engira Baskaran  ( Tamil )

2009     Nenu Devudni  ( Telugu )

2009     Naan Kadavul  ( Tamil )

2009     Sarvam  ( Tamil )

2007     Mayakannadi  ( Tamil )

2007     Oram Po  ( Tamil )

2006     Kalabha Kadhalan  ( Tamil )

2006     Gayam  ( Telugu )

2006     Vattaram  ( Tamil )

2006     Pattiyal  ( Tamil )

2005     Oru Kalluriyin Kathai  ( Tamil )

2005     Arinthum Ariyamalum  ( Tamil )

2005     Ullam Ketkume  ( Tamil )

As a producer

Boss Engira Bhaskaran (2010)


Amara Kaaviyam

Family Background

Jamshad Ceethirakath alias Arya was born on 11th December 1980 in Trikarpur, Kerala, India into a Malayali Muslim family. He has a younger brother, named Sathya, and Razi, who is studying.

Educational Qualification & Sports

He graduated with an engineering degree from Crescent Engineering College, based at Vandalur, Chennai. He did his schooling in SBOA Matriculation and Higher Secondary School, Chennai.

Awards & Titles

Ø  Won, Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut (South) – Arinthum Ariyamalum (2005)                   

Ø  Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Naan Kadavul (2009)                       

Ø  Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Actor - Naan Kadavul (2009)

Ø  Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Madrasapattinam (2010)

Ø  Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Actor - Madrasapattinam (2010)

Ø  He awarded the Kalaimaamani Award Twice by Government of Tamilnadu Award.