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Chinni Jayanth

Chinni Jayanth - Very Popular Comedian in Tamil Films
Born Krishnamurthy Narayanan
July 26, 1960 (1960-07-26) (age 49)
Chennai, India
Other name(s) Chinni Jayanth
Spouse(s) Jayashri
Official website

Chinni Jayanth (born Krishnamurthy Narayanan on 26 July 1960) is a Tamil director, producer, comedian, actor, and mimicry artist, who has appeared in many supporting roles in Tamil films, he is also a regular guest judge on Asathapovathu Yaaru on Sun TV in Chennai.[1]


Unique Style of Acting

He carved a niche for himself with his unique style of comedy which included the creation of some unique words like gilfans, silfans etc which became a rage among the youth. His supporting roles in movies like Kizhaku vasal, Idhayam, Kan ethire thondrinal, and Chinna pulla, have been widely appreciated by the audience.

Early life

Chinni Jayanth is an alumnus of Wesley High School, Chennai. He went on to study at New College, Royapettah. He then completed his acting course (Diploma in Film Technology, DFTech) from the Madras Film Institute in Taramani.


Jayanth began his acting career in 1984, playing the eccentric villain in director Mahendran's film Kai Koduum Kai, starring alongside veteran Indian actor Rajnikanth.[2]


Chinni Jayanth is also a world famous mimic. He has the ability to mimic not just great personalities but can mimic the actions and gestures of many animals and real life characters like the vendors also. He has performed all over the world. Chinni Jayanth has just returned from a successful trip of the US where he performed for prestigious organisation like ATMA (American Tamil Medical Association ) and GATS ( Greater Atlanta Tamil Sangam ).

Direction and production

Jayanth's performance in Chinna Pulla (1994) along with Revathy was well received. In the movie, Jayanth portrayed a mentally challenged person. This movie was also the first production of his company Ashtalakshmi Creators.

His first directional venture was the film Unakaga Mattum.[3] The second film he directed was Kaanal Neer, which introduced J.K. Rithesh and Manisha Chatterjee in lead roles.[3]


Chinni Jayanth has also anchored many hit shows in different channels, such as like Sagalai vs Ragalai and Kalakka povathu yaar on Vijay TV.[4]


He won the Film Fans Association- Commendation award for 'Unakkaga Mattum' in 2000. Has won the Indian Movies-Singapore Award for Best Comedy Actor Has got Felicitation from The Mayor of Toronto for his performance . Has won the Special Award from Variety for ‘Kaanal Neer’ Won innumerable other awards for his roles in movies like Idhayam, Kizhaku Vaasal, Chinna Pulla, Kna Ethire Thondrinal, Unakaga Mattum and Kaanal Neer.

Some landmark films

Kai Koddukum Kai, Chinna Poove Mella Pesu, Raja Chinna Roja, Gookulam, Idhayam, Kizhku Vasal, Chinna Pulla, Kan Ethire Thondrinal, Dum Dum Dum, Iyarkai, Kaanal Neer, Sivaji’


  • Itho Vaugiren
  • Kai Kodukkum Kai
  • Matravai Neril
  • Mannin Manithargal
  • Kathain Marupakkam
  • Santhikum Idangal
  • 24mani Neram
  • Santhosa Knavugal
  • Idhaya Kovil
  • Idhya Deepam
  • Uyire Unakkaga
  • Aayiram Pookal Malaratum
  • Valarpirai Kanavugal
  • Muthal Vasantham
  • Pillai Nila
  • Paaru Paaru Patanam Paaru
  • Siragu Atika Asai
  • China China Paravaigal
  • China Poove Mella Pesu
  • Kalam Ellam Un Madiyil
  • Puthir
  • Idhayam
  • Endrum Anbudan
  • Ooty
  • Valayal Satham
  • Nangal Puthiyavargal
  • Idhaya Deepam
  • Nallavan
  • Dharmam Vellum
  • Managara Kaval
  • Anna Nagar Muthal Theru
  • Rasigan Oru Rasigai
  • Vedinja Kalyanam
  • Nadigan
  • Mr. Naradar
  • Vallu Vetti Minor
  • January 1
  • Karum Kuyil Kondrum
  • Kalicharan’seevala Periyaa Paandi
  • Velicham
  • Idhaya Thamarai
  • Kizhaku Vaasal
  • Kaythurukka Neram Illai
  • Harichandra
  • Santhitha Velai
  • Anand
  • Vetri Vizha
  • Nmy Dear Marthandan
  • Vetri Mell Vetri
  • Ayul Kaithi
  • China Vathiyar
  • Athisiya Piravi
  • Raja China Roja
  • Vaikasi Poranthachi
  • Enga Thambi
  • Aan Azhagan
  • Kan Ethure Thondruinal
  • Kanave Kalayathe
  • Star
  • Ennamma Kannu
  • Meera
  • Samurai


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