Joju George

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Joju George
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Born
Joseph George

(1977-10-22) 22 October 1977 (age 44)
Other namesMala Joju
Alma materChrist College, Irinjalakuda
Occupation
Years active1995 – present
Spouse(s)Abba
Children3
AwardsKerala State Film Awards (2)

Joseph George (born 22 October 1977), better known by his stage name Joju George, is an Indian actor and film producer who works in Malayalam films.[1] He began his acting career as a junior artist in the 1995 film Mazhavilkoodaram and continued doing such roles until 2010s when he rose to supporting roles and attained recognition.[2] In 2015, he won the Kerala State Film Award – Special Mention for his supporting roles in Oru Second Class Yathra and Lukka Chuppi. He also co-produced Charlie that year.[3]

In 2018, he produced and played his first leading role in Joseph, a critical and commercial success, which became his breakthrough. It also won him the Kerala State Film Award for Best Character Actor (along with his role in Chola) and the National Film Award – Special Mention. He played the lead in Joshiy-directed Porinju Mariam Jose in 2019, which became a commercial success.

He also owns a production company named Appu Pathu Pappu Production, notable films of which include Charlie, Porinju Mariam Jose, and Chola.[4][5][6] He is currently producing Alli, the Tamil remake of Chola in association with Karthik Subbaraj.[7]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Joju George in a function

He was born in Mala, Trichur to George Parecattil and Rosy George. He did his schooling from GHS, Kuzhur. He studied at the Christ College, Irinjalakuda before commencing his career in the film industry as an assistant director (1997). He married Abba Joju in 2008 and has three children Ian, Sarah and Ivan.[8]

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Year Title Role(s) Notes
1995 Mazhavilkoodaram
1999 Friends
Independence
2000 Dada Sahib Army Man First dialogue delivery
2001 Rakshasa Rajavu
Ravanaprabhu Police Officer
Praja
2003 Pattalam
War and Love Soldier
Manassinakkare
2004 Vajram
Freedom
Black
2005 Finger Print
Chanthupottu
2006 Vaasthavam
2007 Detective
Nadiya Kollappetta Rathri
Rock & Roll
2008 Mulla
Annan Thambi
Sulthan
Thirakkatha
Twenty:20
2010 Cocktail Anand
Best Actor
2011 RACE
Doubles
Sevenes
Indian Rupee
Beautiful
2012 Ordinary Sebastian
Outsider Antony
Mayamohini Police Officer
Mallu Singh Anandan's Youngest brother
Thattathin Marayathu Viswan
Run Baby Run Shibu
Trivandrum Lodge Althas
Jawan of Vellimala Vinu
I Love Me
2013 My Fan Ramu
Kammath & Kammath Malikapurakkal Tomichan
David & Goliath
Kili Poyi Tony
Natholi Oru Cheriya Meenalla Chicken Merchant
Sound Thoma
Hotel California[9] Bharath Chandran IPS
Neram Mathew's Brother-in-law
Pullipulikalum Aattinkuttiyum[10] Suku Chakkattutharayil/ Chakka Suku
D Company
Vishudhan
Escape from Uganda Gautham
2014 1983 Cricket Coach
Mosayile Kuthira Meenukal Mathew P Mathew
Angry Babies in Love Alex Maliyekkal
Vegam George
Manglish[11] luckochan
Avatharam
RajadhiRaja Ayyappan
Money Ratnam[12] Makudi Das
Homely Meals Music Director(Cameo)
Odum Raja Adum Rani
The Dolphins Koniyac Pappinu
Karanavar
Cousins Tony
2015 Mili Eby
Onnam Loka Mahayudham Anirudhan
Oru Second Class Yathra Jolly Kurien
Lukka Chuppi[13] Rafeek
Loham Pallan Davis
2016 Action Hero Biju Head Constable Minimon
Hello Namasthe[14] JayaMohan
IDI – Inspector Dawood Ibrahim Vasu
10 Kalpanakal Vakkachan
2017 Fukri Usman
Kunju Daivam Shibu
Take Off One Nurse's husband (cameo)
Ramante Eden Thottam Elvis
Kadam Kadha
Oru Visheshapetta BiriyaniKissa Maimootty
Udaharanam Sujatha Head Master (Kuthira)
Melle
History of Joy[15] Police
2018 Kaly
Poomaram Police inspector
Njan Marykutty Police Inspector
Chalakkudikkaran Changathi Raj Kumar
Joseph Joseph
Ottakoru Kaamukan Anantakrishnan
2019 Lonappante Mamodeesa Babu
June Joy Kalarikkal
Virus Babu
Porinju Mariam Jose Kattalan Porinju
Chola Boss
Valiyaperunnal Perumbavoor Shivakumar
2020 Trance Newsreader
Halal Love Story
Jagame Thanthiram Tamil film, filming
One Filming
Thuramukham (2020 film) Maimu
Mālik Filming
Churuli Filming
2021 SG 250 Filming
Peace Filming

Producer[edit | edit source]

Year Title
2015 Charlie
2017 Udaharanam Sujatha
2018 Joseph
2019 Chola
2019 Porinju Mariam Jose
2020 Alli (Tamil)

Awards[edit | edit source]

National Film Award
Kerala State Film Awards
Filmfare Award 2019
  • 2018: Best Actor (Malayalam) - Joseph
Vayalar Award
Movie Street Film Awards
  • 2019: Movie Street Film Awards - Best Actor - (Joseph)
Asianet Film Awards
  • 2018: Asianet Film Awards - Special mention "(Udaharanam Sujatha)
  • 2019: Asianet Film Awards – Special Jury Award - (Joseph)
Vanitha Film Awards
  • 2018: Vanitha Film Awards - Most popular movie (Udaharanam Sujatha)
  • 2019; Vanitha Film Awards - Performer of the Year - (Joseph)
CPC Cine Awards
  • 2019: CPC Cine Awards - Best Actor Award - (Joseph)
Asiavision Awards
  • 2019: Asiavision Awards - Best Character Actor - (Joseph)
Kerala Film Critics Award
  • 2015: Kerala Film Critics Award - Producer (Charlie)
  • 2018: Kerala Film critics award - second best actor (Joseph)
Flowers Indian Film Award
North American Film Awards (NAFA)
Red FM Malayalam Music awards
  • 2019: Best Folk song - Joseph

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Joju George credits Anoop Menon and Mammootty". India Glitz (27 December 2014). Retrieved on 2015-1-20.
  2. "Review: Cousins". Rediff.com (19 December 2014). Retrieved on 2015-1-20.
  3. "'Charlie' First Poster: Dulquer Salmaan Spotted in Trendy New Look". IBTimes (15 June 2015). Retrieved on 2015-5-15.
  4. "'Charlie' First Poster: Dulquer Salmaan Spotted in Trendy New Look". International Business Times. 15 June 2015.
  5. "Porinju Mariam Jose movie review and rating by audience: Live updates". International Business Times. 23 August 2019.
  6. "'Chola' to release on Dec 6, Karthik Subbaraj joins as co-producer". Malayala Manorama. 20 November 2019.
  7. "'Alli' deserves an audience here: Karthik Subbaraj on presenting 'Chola' in Tamil". The Hindu. 4 January 2020.
  8. http://www.mangalamvarika.com/index.php/en/home/index/237/25
  9. "Joju George Filmography". cochintalkies.com Retrieved on 2015-6-19
  10. "Joju George Filmography" Archived 20 January 2015 at the Wayback Machine. cinemascoop.in Retrieved on 2015-1-20
  11. "Joju George Filmography". Filmibeat.com Retrieved on 2015-1-20.
  12. "Fahadh Faasil's Money Ratnam releases today". Rediff.com (26 September 2014). Retrieved on 2015-1-20.
  13. "Joju turns villain!". The Times of India (3 January 2015). Retrieved on 2015-1-20.
  14. "When Bhavana and team bonded over food!". Times of India (6 December 2015)Retrieved on 2016-1-27.
  15. "Vinayan’s son Vishnu debuting as actor". Deccan Chronicle (19 November 2015)Retrieved on 2016-1-27.

External links[edit | edit source]

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