meet the star

AJU VARGHESE

There was a boy, who always dreamed about cinemas but was not aware of how to reach his goal... Like any other normal boy of his age, he concentrated on studies, did graduation in engineering, got placed in a firm. But his love for movies remained in his heart and one day he got a call from his friend and that was a turning point in his life, making him capable of achieving his dreams...Yes, the boy is none other than Aju Varghese and that friend was Vineeth Sreenivasan...

Born to Varghese and Celin Susan at Thiruvalla, Aju Varghese had his schooling at Rajagiri High School Kalamassery and Bhavans Adarsha Vidhyalaya. After completing BTech, he worked with HSBC, Chennai. Aju has a sister named Anju. In February 2014, he got married to Augustina and both of them are blessed with twin babies. 

When invited for the audition of the debut movie of Vineeth Sreenivasan, 'Malarvadi Arts Club', Aju haven't expected much. Actually 'Malarvadi Arts Club' was really a break for many newcomers and the movie gave entry to some of the most promising actors like Nivin Pauly, Aju Varghese, Bhagath Manuel etc to the Malayalam movie industry. Aju's role 'Kuttu' was very loving and innocent and his mannerisms were well applauded by the critics. The movie got released in 2010. 

In 2011, Aju has been part of Manikyakallu, Sevens, and Doctor Love. In 'Manikyakallu', he had a cameo appearance as one of the former students of the school. But in Sevens and Doctor Love, his roles were relevant. In 'Sevens' he again shared the screen with his lucky co-star Nivin Pauly. 'Sevens' directed by Joshiy was a celebration of youth with Kunchacko Boban, Asif Ali, Vineeth Kumar, Rejith Menon etc on lead. 

After his debut movie, Aju's best performance was again seen in 'Thattathin Marayathu'. Released in 2012, this movie repeated the magic of 'Malarvadi' team – Nivin Pauly, Aju Varghese, Bhagath Manuel, and Vineeth Sreenivasan. Aju's role 'Abdu' in this movie, proved the fact that no one can replace him in this movie. He remained one of the successful elements of 'Thattathin Marayathu'. His other movies in 2012 were Mayamohini, Bhoopadathil Ellatha Oruvan, and Chapters. 

Aju Varghese was becoming an inevitable part of the Malayalam movie industry. His career graph began to grow in 2013 with a hand full of projects like Kili Poyi, Bharya Athra Pora, Paisa Paisa, Buddy, Punyalan Agarbhathis, Zachariyude Garbhinikal etc. Of this list the movies Punyalan Agarbhathis and Zachariyayude Garbinikal were gems in his career. In Punyalan Agarbhathis, Aju along with Jayasurya gave a brilliant performance, which attracted viewers to the theatres and on the other side, we saw a romantic face of Aju in 'Zachariyayude Garbinikal'. 

One of the biggest blockbusters of 2014, 'Om Shanthi Oshana' was safe in Aju's hands. Like Kuttu and Abdu, the movie lovers will keep 'Kanjani' also close to their heart. Aju once again proved that his luckiest pal is no one other than Nivin Pauly. Nivin was the hero of 'Om Shanthi Oshana'. Another interesting thing about Aju's career in 2014 was that he was able to share a screen with superstar Mohanlal in the big budget movie 'Peruchazhi'. The year 2014 also saw another hit in his career 'Vellimoonga'. He also did a lead role in the movie 'Monayi Angane Aanayi'. 

Aju didn't have to look back again. In 2015 he was blessed with good projects like Mariyam Mukku, Aadu, Namasthe Bali, 100 Days of Love and Oru Vadakkan Selfie and also the upcoming movies like Kumbasaram, Kunjiramayanam, Rasputin, Urumbukal Urangaarilla etc. His association with the Malarvadi team again lead to a blockbuster movie 'Oru Vadakkan Selfie'. The movie saw him and Nivin Pauly again together on screen. 

Apart from the big screen, Aju had also enacted in short films such as Oru Kutty Chodhyam, Yellow Pen, A Sweet Curse, Oru Thundu Padam, Love Policy and Unnimoolam. In which, 'Yellow Pen' was directed by Jude Anthony Joseph, the director of 'Om Shanthi Oshanana (OSO)'. He was the one who gave life to the funny Kanjani (Aju's character in OSO) after a gap of 2 years. 

A mere gesture will make us laugh... Aju is such an actor who creates magic in the theatres. He doesn't go behind lead roles but makes his role perfect and beautiful. Who can forget the combination scenes of him with Nivin in Thattathin Marayathu, Om Shanthi Oshana, and Oru Vadakkan Selfie. He is the best with Nivin or we can say that Nivin will be the best with Aju. Aju has just started his journey as an actor and now he is on the way to achieve his dream... Let wish him all the best...

Aju Kurian Varghese (born 11 January 1985) is an Indian film actor and producer who appears in Malayalam cinema. He made his debut in 2010 in Malarvadi Arts Club,[4] directed by his college classmate Vineeth Sreenivasan.[5] He has starred in more than 100 Malayalam films.[6] He owns a production company named Funtastic Films along with actor Dhyan Sreenivasan and producer Visakh Subramaniam. [7]

Personal life and career

Aju Varghese was born to Varghese P. K. and Celiene Susan in Thiruvalla in Kerala. He has a younger sister Anju.[8] Aju is married to Augustina since 24 February 2014. They have twins: a girl named Juana and a boy named Evan born on 28 October 2014.[3] They later had a second set of twins - Jake and Luke - on 30th Sep 2016.[9]

Aju attended Rajagiri High School, Kalamasserry and later Bhavans Adarsha Vidhyalaya, Ernakulam.[10] He did his Bachelor's in Electronics and Communication Engineering from KCG College of Technology,[11] Chennai. He worked in HSBC[12] in Human Resources, Chennai. It was during that time he was called by Vineeth Sreenivasan, his college friend, to play one of the lead roles in his directorial debut Malarvadi Arts Club,[13] and later in Thattathin Marayathu. In the meantime, he was part of Sevenes (2011) by veteran director Joshiy and Mayamohini. Since then, he has acted in notable films, such as Thattathin Marayathu, Oru Vadakkan Selfie, Kili Poyi, Zachariyayude Garbhinikal, Ohm Shanthi Oshaana, Punyalan Agarbattis, Vellimoonga, Ormayundo Ee Mukham, Kunjiramayanam, Su.. Su... Sudhi Vathmeekam, Two Countries, Adi Kapyare Kootamani, Oppam, Kodathi Samaksham Balan Vakeel and Love Action Drama[14]

Awards and nominations

Filmography

As Actor

As Producer

As Distributor

Narrator

Television

Short films

Year Award Category Film Result
2011 Vanitha Film Awards Best New Face of the Year Malarvadi Arts Club Won
2012 Asiavision Awards Best Comedian Thattathin Marayathu Won
2013 Indian Movie Awards Qatar Best Actor in a Comedy Role Won
3rd South Indian International Movie Awards Best supporting actor in Malayalam Punyalan Agarbattis Nominated
2014 Asiavision Awards Best Character Role Ohm Shanthi Oshaana Won
2015 Vanitha Film Awards Best Comedian Vellimoonga" Won
4th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Comedian in Malayalam Won
Asianet Comedy Awards Best Comedy icon "Oru Vadakkan Selfie" Won
Asiavision Awards Best Character Actor in Malayalam "Kunjiramayanam" Won
2016 1st IIFA Utsavam Best Supporting Actor in Malayalam "Oru Vadakkan Selfie" Won
Performance in a Comic role Nominated
Kunjiramayanam" Nominated
Asianet Film Awards Best Actor in Humorous Role Various films Won
Vanitha Film Awards Best Comedian Won
5th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Comedian in Malayalam "Two Countries" Won
Asianet Comedy Awards Best Comedy icon Won
Asiavision Awards Best Supporting Actor Won
2017 North American Film Awards Best Entertainer Various Films Won
Asianet Comedy Awards Best Combo Award Lavakusha Won
2018 7th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Comedian in Malayalam Godha (film) Won
2019 Kerala Kaumudi Flash Movies[15] Most Popular Supporting Actor Aravindante Athidhikal Won
8th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Comedian in Malayalam Aravindante Athidhikal Won
2021 9th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Comedian in Malayalam Love Action Drama Nominated
No. Year Title Role Director Notes
1 2010 Malarvaadi Arts Club Kuttu (P. K Bajeesh) Vineeth Sreenivasan Debut film
2 2011 Manikya Kallu Former student (Cameo) M. Mohanan  
3 Sevenes Arun Joshiy  
4 Doctor Love Omanakuttan Biju K  
5 2012 Mayamohini Vishnu Narayan Namboothiri Jose Thomas  
6 Thattathin Marayathu Abdu (Vinod’s friend) Vineeth Sreenivasan  
7 Bhoopadathil Illatha Oridam Shihab Joe Chalissery  
8 Chapters Kanu Sunil Ibrahim  
9 2013 Kili Poyi Hari Vinay Govind  
10 Bharya Athra Pora Jilan Akku Akbar  
11 Neram Phone attender (Cameo) Alphonse Puthren  
12 Paisa Paisa Balu Prasanth Murali  
13 Buddy Rahul Kulkarni Raaj Menon  
14 Olipporu Gear Sashidharan  
15 Daivathinte Swantham Cleetus Chinnan Marthandan G  
16 Zachariayude Garbhinikal Aju Aneesh Anwar  
17 Punyalan Agarbattis Greenu Sharma Ranjith Sankar  
18 Bicycle Thieves Shajan (Cameo) Jismon  
19 2014 Ohm Shanthi Oshaana David Kaanjaani Jude Anthany Joseph  
20 Pakida Maathan/CP Sunil Karyattukara  
21 Polytechnic Backer M Padmakumar  
22 Ring Master Peter Rafi  
23 Pianist Arfas Amar Hyder Ali  
24 Monayi Angane Aanayi Monai Santhosh Khan  
25 Peruchazhi Vayalar Varkey Arun Vaidyanathan  
26 Vellimoonga Tony Vaagathanam/Paachan Jibu Jacob  
27 Ormayundo Ee Mukham Apoorva Anvar Sadik  
28 Lal Bahudur Shastri Shastri Rejishh Midhila  
29 Mathai Kuzhappakkaranalla Mathai (Cameo) Akku Akbar  
30 Actually Blog Kavi Saji Shine Kurian  
31 2015 Mariyam Mukku Lloyd Casper Anderson James Albert  
32 Aadu Ponnappan (Shaji Paappan’s driver, who elopes with Paappan’s wife (Cameo) Midhun Manuel Thomas  
33 Namasthe Bali Chandy Bijoy  
34 100 Days of Love Romanch Ramakrishnan Janusee Muhammed  
35 Oru Vadakkan Selfie Shaji (Umesh’s friend) Prajith G  
36 Lavender Raju Altas T. Ali  
37 Lokha Samastha Anoop Sajith  
38 KL 10 Patthu Faizal Muhsin Parari  
39 Rasputin Gopalan Jinu G. Daniel  
40 Loham Auto Riksha Driver (Cameo) Ranjith  
41 Jamna Pyari Rameshan (Vasoottan’s friend who stylised his name by shortening to Ram) Thomas Sebastian  
42 Kunjiramayanam Kuttan Basil Joseph  
43 Urumbukal urangarilla Babutten Jiju Asokan  
44 Kohinoor Aandy Kunju Vinay Govind  
45 Ben Allan (Cameo) Vipin Atley  
46 Su.. Su... Sudhi Vathmeekam Greygon Das Ranjith Sankar  
47 Adi Kapyare Kootamani Bruno John Varghese  
48 Two Countries Avinash (Ullas’ best friend) Shafi  
49 2016 Puthiya Niyamam Romanch A. K. Sajan  
50 Hello Namasthe Pappu Joseph Jayan K Nair 50th film
51 Jacobinte Swargarajyam Abdul Rahman (Also Assistant director) (Cameo) Vineeth Sreenivasan  
52 Mudhugauv Bruno (Cameo) Vipin Das  
53 Oru Murai Vanthu Parthaya Manoj Jyotsyan Saajan K Mathew  
54 Shajahanum Pareekuttiyum Major E Ravi Boban Samuel  
55 Ann Maria Kalippilaanu Ambrose Midhun Manuel Thomas  
56 Pretham Denny Kokkan Ranjith Sankar  
57 Oppam Mala Babu Priyadarshan  
58 Kochavva Paulo Ayyappa Coelho Rajeev Sidhartha Siva  
59 Welcome to Central Jail Pranchi Sundar Das  
60 Ore Mukham Das Sajith Jagadnandan  
61 2017 Aby Kunjuttan Srikant Murali  
62 Alamara Suvin Midhun Manuel Thomas  
63 Sathya Deepu (Cameo) Diphan  
64 Rakshadhikari Baiju Oppu Unni Ranjan Pramod  
65 Ramante Edanthottam Shathru Ranjith Sankar  
66 Adventures of Omanakuttan Shiva Annan Rohith V S  
67 Godha Balan Basil Joseph  
68 Careful Aneesh Abraham V. K. Prakash  
69 Avarude Raavukal Vinod Mannarkadu Shanil Muhammed  
70 Basheerinte Premalekhanam Sulaiman Aneesh Anwar  
71 Bobby Jimmy Shebi Chowghat  
72 Oru Visheshapetta BiriyaniKissa Angel (Cameo) Kiran Narayanan  
73 Lavakusha Kusha Gireesh Mano  
74 Vishwa Vikhyatharaya Payyanmar Jithin Lal Rajesh Kannankara  
75 Villain Churutt Kannappi B. Unnikrishnan  
76 Goodalochana Prakashan Thomas Sebastian  
77 Punyalan Private Limited Greenu Sharma Ranjith Sankar  
78 Chembarathipoo Mathayi Arun Vaiga  
79 Paipin Chuvattile Pranayam Syam Domin D'Silva  
80 Aadu 2 Ponnappan (Cameo) Midhun Manuel Thomas  
81 2018 Hey Jude George Kurian (Cameo) Shyamaprasad  
82 Kuttanadan Marpappa Rev Fr. Innachan Sreejith Vijayan  
83 Mohanlal Aluva Aamod Sajid Yahiya  
84 Aravindante Athidhikal Rasheed M. Mohanan  
85 B. Tech Mutta Manoj Mridul Nair  
86 Njan Marykutty RJ Alwin Henry Ranjith Sankar  
87 Ennalum Sarath..? Singer at Party (Cameo) Balachandra Menon  
88 Iblis Rajavu (Cameo) Rohith V. S  
89 Dakini Kuttappi Rahul Riji Nair  
90 Vallikudilile Vellakaaran Father Shibumon K.K (Cameo) Duglus Alfred  
91 Pretham 2 Denny Kokkan (Cameo) Ranjith Sankar  
92 2019 Vijay Superum Pournamiyum YouTube Cleetus (Cameo) Jis Joy  
93 Neeyum Njanum Abbas A. K. Sajan  
94 Panthu Pottukuthi Maash Aadhi  
95 June Binoy Varkala (Shack owner - Cameo) Ahammed Khabeer  
96 Kodathi Samaksham Balan Vakeel Anzar Ali Khan B. Unnikrishnan  
97 Madhura Raja Suru Vyshak  
98 Subharathri George (Cameo) Vyasan K.P  
99 Marconi Mathai Britto Sanal Kalathil  
100 Sachin Jerry Santhosh Nair 100th film
101 Love Action Drama Sagar Dhyan Sreenivasan  
102 Ittymaani: Made in China Sugunan Jibi - Joju  
103 Adhyarathri Kunjumon Jibu Jacob  
104 Helen Ratheesh Kumar Mathukutty Xavier  
105 Kamala Safar Ranjith Sankar  
106 My Santa Joji Varghese (Cameo) Sugeeth  
107 2020 Uriyadi Ambili John Varghese  
108 2021 Sajan Bakery Since 1962 Bobin and Sajan Arun Chandu Dual role
109 Tsunami Antony a.k.a Andy Jean Paul Lal  
110 Sara's Lissy's husband (Cameo) Jude Anthany Joseph OTT release Amazon prime
111 Home Cameraman Rojin Thomas OTT Release Amazon prime
112 Sunny Rajesh Renjith Shankar OTT release Amazon Prime
Year Title Role Channel Notes
2018 Kasthooriman (TV series) Himself in Jeevya Wedding ceremony Asianet Special appearance in EPISODES : 95-96
2019 Karikku
(web series )
Advocate YouTube Thera Para Season Finale
2020 Mom & Son
(web series)
Himself Special appearance in Episode :9
Kudumbavilakku Himself as guest in Sumithra's textile inauguration Asianet Special appearance in Episode 205
Kuttypattalam Co host Surya TV Christmas special Episode
2021 Kili
(web series)
Security YouTube Also producer
Vishu Dhamaka Co host Asianet Vishu special program
Super Power Mentor Flowers TV  
Year Title Director
2012 Oru Kutty Chodyam[16] Ganesh Raj
Yellow Pen[16] Jude Anthany Joseph
A Sweet Curse[16] Anzal
2013 Oru Thundu Padam(A 'Short' Film)[16] Basil Joseph
2014 Love Policy Rejith Menon
Unnimoolam Vipin Das
2016 HALWA Nikhil Raman - Shahin Rahman
2020 Palappozhum Karthik Shankar

AJU VARGHESE

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COCHIN UNIVERSITY. P.O
KALAMASSERY
ERNAKULAM – 682 022

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