Birthday: 14-06-1962
Age: 56
Star sign: Cancer

V Jayaprakash is a Tamil film actor and producer, known for his production of “ Gopala Gopala,” “Porkkaalam,” “ Thavasi,” “April Maadhathil,” and “Julie Ganapathi,” among many others. Jayaprakash has also featured in more than 50 movies, including Tamil and Malayalam. Jayaprakash started off with productions of various films right from the beginning of the millennium decade, and is the owner of the production house, “GJ Banner.” 2007 saw Jayaprakash cast in the Tamil director, Cheran’s “Maya Kannadi,” which saw the inception of his career as an actor. Consequently, Jayaprakash featured in various movies in memorable supporting roles such as in Pandiraj’s “ Pasanga,” and other films such as “ Moodar Koodam,” “Yuddham Sei,” “ Naadodigal,” “ Mankatha,” and “Naan Mahaan Alla.” Born in the town of Sirkazhi in Tamil Nadu, Jayaprakash didn’t pursue acting or producing films, as a career. His financial constraints saw him undertake small business ventures such as owning a dairy farm, operating a petrol firm and owning a billiards parlor.

Jayaprakash began his acting career at the age of 45, starting with “Maya Kannadi” in the year 2007. Jayaprakash started gaining notice after his memorable performance in the 2009 film, “Pasanga,” and is considered to be one of his breakthrough performances. In the same year, Jayaprakash was presented with a Tamil Filmfare Award, and a Vijay Award, for his role in Pasanga. 2008 and 2009 featured Jayaprakash in “Velli Thirai,” “Naadodigal” and “Laadam.” In 2010, Jayaprakash was cast in movies such as Thiru’s “ Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai,” M. Raja’s “Thillalangdi,” Pandiraj’s “ Vamsam,” Suseenthiran’s ”Naan Mahaan Alla,” the Mammootty starrer “ Vandae Maatharam,” “Ayyanar,” and “Bale Pandiya.” The following year saw Jayaprakash in Mysskin’s “Yuddham Sei,” “ Vaanam,” “ Eththan,” Gokul’s “Rowthiram,” “Mankatha,” “Muran,” and S. Premnath’s “Uyarthiru 420” among many others.

2012 featured Jayaprakash in Tamil movies such as Pandiraj’s “ Marina,” Sathyasiva’s “Kaazhugu,” “ Aarohanam,” and in Malayalam movies like the Jayaram starrer “ Thiruvambadi Thamban” and “ Ustad Hotel.” 2013 saw Jayaprakash in Thiru’s “ Samar,” the Mohanlal starrer “Red Wine,” “ Ethir Neechal,” Vincent Selva’s “Thulli Vilayadu,” Naveen’s “Moodar Koodam,” the DUlquer Salmaan starrer “Pattam Pole,” and Venkat Prabhu’s “ Biriyani,” among many others. In the following year, Jayaprakash featured in Raghava Lawrence’s “ Kanchana 2,” “ Eetti,” Pandiraj’s “Pasanga 2,” Venkat Prabhu’s “ Masss,” “Yemito Ee Maya,” Mohan Raja’s “ Thani Oruvan,” Suseenthiran’s “ Paayum Puli,” and Velraj’s “ Thanga Magan.” 2016 saw Jayaprakash in “ Navarasa Thilagam,” “ Aagam,” “ Adida Melam,” and Sai Gokul Ramnath’s “ Vaaliba Raja.” Jayaprakash started producing films since 1996, starting with Pandirajan’s “Gopala Gopala.” Consequently, Jayaprakash has also produced Bandi Saroj Kumar’s “Porkkalam,” the Vijaykanth starrer “Thavasi,” “April Maadhathil,” Balu Mahendra’s “Julie Ganapathi,” “Varnajaalam,” Gandhi Krishna’s “Chellamae,” and the Vijaykanth starrer “Niranja Manasu.”