Arya Wiki, Biography, Age, Wife, Movies, Television, Web Series, Images


Arya is an Indian film actor and producer, who mainly appears in Tamil films. He also produced several Tamil and Malayalam movies. He made his on-screen debut with Tamil Film Arinthum Ariyamalum in 2005, which earned him Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut in South. Arya rose to fame for films such as Naan Kadavul, Madrasapattinam, Raja Rani, Arrambam, and more. He made his digital debut with Amazon Prime’s The Village web series. Arya also worked as a distributor for his film Boss Engira Bhaskaran. He married his Ghajinikanth movie co-star Sayyeshaa on 10 March 2019. The couple has blessed with a baby daughter born in July 2021. He committed as the male lead in Lingusamy’s upcoming movie Paiyaa 2 with Janhvi Kapoor as the female lead.


Name Arya
Real Name Jamshad Ceethirakanth
Nickname Jammy
Profession Actor and Producer
Date of Birth 11 December 1980
Age (as of 2023) 43
Zodiac sign Sagittarius
Family Father: Umar Cethirakath (Restaurateur and Former Footballer)
Mother: Jameela Cethirakath
Brother: Sathya Cethirakath and Razi Cethirakath
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Girlfriends Nayantara (Rumoured)
Sayyeshaa Saigal (Actress)
Wife Sayyeshaa Saigal
Children Daughter: Ariana
Religion Islam
Educational Qualification Graduate
School SBOA Matriculation and Higher Secondary School, Chennai
College Crescent Engineering College, Vandalur, Chennai
Hobbies Listening to music, Cycling, Working Out, Driving, Playing with his daughter
Birth Place Trikaripur, Kasaragod, Kerala, India
Hometown Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Current City Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality Indian

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Interesting Facts

  • After graduation, Arya worked as an assistant software engineer. In 2003, Cinematographer Jeeva spotted him and approached him to attend an audition for his movie Ullam Ketkumae.
  • He made his breakthrough in portraying rogue characters in Vishnuvardhan’s Arinthum Ariyamalum (2005) and Pattiyal (2006). He later won critical acclaim for portraying an Aghori in Bala’s Naan Kadavul in 2009.
  • Arya gained further commercial success with the release of the period drama Madrasapattinam, the comedy film Boss Engira Bhaskaran (2010), and the family action thriller Vettai (2012).
  • Arya has won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut in South and received two nominations each for Filmfare Awards and Vijay Awards.
  • Actor Arya’s family owns a restaurant Sea Shell at Anna Nagar in Chennai. He also produces films under his production company The Show People and is a partner in the Trivandrum-based production company August Cinema.
  • Actor Arya was the brand ambassador for the Colors Tamil Channel. Also, Arya created his own matrimonial site, where the women who are interested in marrying him can share their details with him.
  • In Colors Tamil Channel, the show Enga Veetu Maapillai will be the highlight of the channel where actor Arya will find her better half. In over 40 episodes, the show will telecast the search for his perfect bride. 
  • During the channel’s launch, dignitaries representing Colors Tamil stated around 7000 applications were received for the Mapillai Arya website with a majority of them being doctors.
  • His Instagram account has over 1M followers (as of February 2023).


As an actor

Year Film Role(s) Language Notes
2005 Arinthum Ariyamalum Kutty Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South
2005 Ullam Ketkumae Emaan Tamil
2005 Oru Kalluriyin Kathai Sathya Tamil
2006 Kalabha Kadhalan Akhilan Tamil
2006 Pattiyal Kosi Tamil
2006 Vattaram Burma Tamil
2007 Maya Kannadi Himself Tamil Cameo appearance
2007 Oram Po Chandru Tamil
2009 Naan Kadavul Rudhran Tamil Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil
Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Actor
2009 Siva Manasula Sakthi Arun Tamil Cameo appearance
2009 Sarvam Karthik Tamil
2010 Varudu Diwakar Telugu
2010 Madrasapattinam Ilam Parithi Tamil Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil
Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Actor
2010 Kaadhal Solla Vandhen Doctor Tamil Cameo appearance
2010 Boss Engira Bhaskaran Bhaskaran Tamil
2010 Va Chandhru Tamil Cameo appearance
2010 Chikku Bukku Arjun Sekhar & Sekhar Tamil Double role
2011 Urumi Chirakkal Kothuwal & Thangachan Malayalam Double role Cameo appearance
2011 Avan Ivan Kumbuduren Sami Tamil
2012 Vettai Gurumoorthy Tamil
2012 Oru Kal Oru Kannadi Rajini Murugan Tamil Cameo appearance
2013 Settai Jayakanthan (JK) Tamil
2013 Raja Rani John Tamil Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor
2013 Arrambam Arjun Tamil Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Tamil
2013 Irandaam Ulagam Madhu Balakrishnan & Maruvan Tamil Double role
2014 Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam Himself Tamil Cameo appearance
2014 Jeeva Cameraman Tamil Cameo appearance
2014 Meaghamann Arul IPS (Siva) Tamil
2015 Purampokku Engira Podhuvudamai Balu Tamil
2015 Romeo Juliet Himself Tamil Cameo appearance
2015 Indru Netru Naalai Scientist Tamil Cameo appearance
2015 Vasuvum Saravananum Onna Padichavanga Saravanan Tamil 25th Film
2015 Double Barrel Majnu Malayalam
2015 Yatchan Chinna Tamil
2015 Trisha Illana Nayanthara Harish Tamil Cameo appearance
2015 Size Zero Abhishek Telugu
2015 Inji Iduppazhagi Abhishek Tamil
2016 Bangalore Naatkal Arjun (Aju) Tamil
2016 Nambiyaar Baskar Tamil Cameo appearance
2017 Mupparimanam Himself Tamil Cameo appearance
2017 The Great Father ASP Andrews Eapen Malayalam
2017 Kadamban Kadamban Tamil
2018 Rajaratha Vishwa Kannada
2018 Iruttu Araiyil Murattu Kuththu Himself Tamil Cameo appearance
2018 Ghajinikanth Rajinikanth Tamil
2019 Pathinettam Padi Major Ayyappan Malayalam Cameo appearance
2019 Magamuni Mahalingam & Muniraj Tamil Double role
2019 Kaappaan Abhishek Chandrakant Varma Tamil
2021 Teddy Shiva Tamil Released on Disney+ Hotstar
2021 Sarpatta Parambarai Kabilan Tamil Released on Amazon Prime Video;
The Galatta Crown – Best Actor of the year
Filmfare Award For Best Actor (Critics) – South
Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil
2021 Aranmanai 3 Saravanan Tamil
2021 Enemy Rajiv Tamil
2022 Captain Captain Vetriselvan Tamil
2022 Coffee with Kadhal Pilot Tamil Cameo appearance
2023 Kathar Basha Endra Muthuramalingam TBA Tamil Filming

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As a producer

Year Film Director Language Cast
2014 Amara Kaaviyam Jeeva Shankar Tamil Sathya, Miya
2014 Jeeva Suseenthiran Tamil Vishnu, Sri Divya
2015 Vasuvum Saravananum Onna Padichavanga M. Rajesh Tamil Arya, Tamannaah
2015 Double Barrel Lijo Jose Pellissery Malayalam Prithviraj, Indrajith Sukumaran, Arya
2016 Darvinte Parinamam Jijo Anthony Malayalam Prithviraj, Chemban Vinod Jose, Chandini Sreedharan
2016 Anuraga Karikkin Vellam Khalid Rehman Malayalam Biju Menon, Asha Sarath, Asif Ali, Rajisha Vijayan
2017 The Great Father Haneef Adeni Malayalam Mammootty, Arya, Sneha, Anikha
2022 Rendagam / Ottu Tamil / Malayalam Aravind Swamy, Kunchako Boban
2022 Captain Tamil

As a distributor

  • 2010 – Boss Engira Bhaskaran


  • 2018 – Enga Veetu Mapillai


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