Sreekumar Achary was a Class V student at Model School in Thiruvananthapuram when he first got the opportunity to act in a play. With 1,100-odd Malayalam films to his credit, he is reckoned to be one of the most popular actors in the Malayalam film industry.By the time he joined Mar Ivanios College, Thiruvananthapuram, he had become an experienced theatre person. He has directed two films, written stories for two films & sung in 10 odd films. Nevertheless, his contribution to cinema was neglected and never was considered at any awards.Chitra Shaji Kailas, popularly known as Annie is an Indian film actress.
Sreekumar Achary (born 5 January 1951), better known by his stage name Jagathy Sreekumar, is an Indian film actor who has starred in over a 1,000 Malayalam films in a career spanning almost four decades. Jagathy is on the Guinness Book of World Records for essaying roles in more than a thousand films.
He has won 5 Kerala State Film Awards for roles in various films.
He has also directed two films and has written screenplays for two films.
His stage name is derived from the neighbourhood of Jagathy in Thiruvananthapuram from where he hails. He has two brothers, Krishnakumar and Jameela Murali (Step brother) and a sister, Sugadamma (Step sister).
Jagathy met with an accident on March 2012 and has been hospitalized for over a year. His film career has been on hold since the accident. Even from childhood, Jagathy Sreekumar had the dream of becoming an actor.
He is the son of Malayalam dramatist and writer Jagathy N. Achary (1924–1997) (also fondly known as Jagathy) and his wife Prasanna from the famed Edavancaud family of Mavelikkara. Jagathy attended the Model School in Trivandrum, and graduated with a bachelor's degree from Mar Ivanios College, Trivandrum.
After college he worked as a Medical Representative and later became an actor.
Jagathy married Mallika Sukumaran in 1976 and divorced in 1979. They have a son, Rajkumar, and a daughter, Parvathy.
He also has a daughter Sreelakshmi with his third wife Kala.