18 March 1981
|Years active||1999 - Present|
Sathish Nageswaran, known by his stage name Jai Akash, is a popular Indian actor, who acted in Tamil and Telugu films. He has appeared in a few Kannada and Hindi films as well. He is best known for his Telugu super hit film "Anandam" and now for "Neethanae Enthan Ponvasantham. 
Jai Akash, a Tamilian of Sri Lankan origin settled in London, sent his modelling photographs to the "Star Search" service run by Suhasini's entertainment portal website TamilTalkies.com during the late 1990s. K. Balachander, when casting a new actor to portray the second hero role in Rojavanam (1999), used the "Star Search" platform and selected Akash to be in the film.
Jai Akash began his career with his first film in Telugu, Anandam, directed by Sreenu Vaitla and produced by Ramoji Rao. Anandam was a Silver Jubilee film and Akash won many awards for his excellent natural acting. He was the overnight super star and many top producers and directors were in queue to sign him. But, Akash acted in new directors films and struggling producers films. The reason he gave for that was,"god blessed me with the super hit succees in my first film to help the needy. So, he acted in four Telugu films before he returned to Tamil and played the lead in Inidhu Inidhu Kadhal Inidhu (2003) opposite Neha, which was a remake of Anandam, also produced by Ramoji Rao. In 2004, he teamed up with Sreenu Vaitla again in Anandamanandamaye. He also starred in six Tamil films between 2004 and 2005; Ramakrishna, Kicha Vayasu 16, Gurudeva, Sevvel, Amudhey and Kaatrullavarai. That year, he also starred in seven Tamil films. The Tamil films he acted as hero were with all the top directors, such as Ahathiyan and Ezhil but the films didn't get the proper release.
Jai Akash returned to the Telugu film industry and acted in three super hit films produced by Mega Super Good Films.
In 2011, Jai Akash starred in the Multilanguage movie produced by Alipiri Movies and Venus called "Adada Enna Azhagu(Tamil), Aha Entha Anthanm(Telugu), Tum HoSabse Haseen(Hindi)https://youtu.com/GEH0MgbLoHw. In 2019 he acted as hero in a Pan India movie produced by Warrirors Clan Pictures and directed by Rahul Singh Khagwal called "Natho Nenu (Telugu), EK Tha Mein (Hindi), En Uyir En Kaijil(Tamil), Kannada and Malayalam. Natho Nenu https://g.co/kgs/EYn2vX
In 2020 February, Jai Akash acted as the hero in See Tamil's " Neethanae Enthan Ponvasantham" and it's running successfully for more than 300 Episodes and Jai Akash is the favourite hero of Tamil audiences all over the world and called the Punnagai Mannan ( Smile King) by his fans. He has a very big fan base in Tamil now and he is loved by everyone in a family. From 6 years old to 60 years old crazy about Jai Akash. He won the Zee Tamil Best Actor Award of 2020 and won the Best Hero on Small Screen award from ONSKY. Jai Akash has many fans clubs all over the world and Jai Akash is doing lot of charity work now through his fans clubs. Such as providing help to students with college fees and providing food to old age homes and orphanages. Now, in Tamil his film "Munnal Kadhali", "Mamaram" and "Baby" is getting ready for release and in Telugu "Andhala Rakshasudu" and " Janma Janmala Bandham" is ready for release. Jai Akash is also launching a new movies app called "A Cube Movies" https://youtu.com/7rgIpb04sIc
In 2005, Jai Akash's Guru Deva released and Akash was appreciated for his acting, but the film didn't become a commercial success. The Telugu dubbed version of the film, Guru, also failed with Muppa Ankanna Rao, the executive producer of the version, failing to promote the film. Akash complained at the producer council, that his film was killed by the producer purposely.
In 2009, Jai Akash filed a complaint to the Nadigar Sangam against actress Sunaina for not giving dates to complete his film "Madhan". He brought Sunaina from the Telugu film industry as a newcomer to the Tamil film industry and allowed her to act in "Kadhazhil Vizunthen", while she was on his contract, but Sunaina demanded more payment after the success of her film. Denying such reports, Jai Akash complained that Sunaina doesn't have any gratitude as he is the one that introduced her into the Tamil film industry and that he allowed her to act in Kadhalil Vizhunthen (2008) when she was in his contract. But, after the film became hit, she is not giving him dates to finish his film.
|Inidhu Inidhu Kadhal Inidhu||Sibi||Tamil|
|Three Roses||Akash||Tamil||Guest appearance|
|2005||Kicha Vayasu 16||Krishnamoorthy||Tamil|
|2009||Adada Enna Azhagu||Vasan||Tamil|
|2011||Lady Bruce Lee||Telugu|
|Ayudha Porattam||Jai / Leader||Tamil||dual role; also director|
|Kadhalan Kadhali||Tamil||also director|
|Yuganiki Okka Premikudu||Gautam||Telugu||also director|
|2013||Win||Arya||Telugu||also in Tamil|
|Mr. Rajesh||Seven Characters||Telugu||also director|
|Aa Iddaru||Subash||Telugu||also director|
|Ek Tha Main||Sanjeev||6 Languages||Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and English|
|2017||Aama Naan Porukkithan||Tamil|
|2019||Chennai 2 Bangkok||Jai Akash||Tamil||Also choreographer|
|2020 - present||Neethane Enthan Ponvasantham||Suryaprakash||Tamil||Zee Tamil|
|2002||Cinema Express Awards||Best Actor||Anandam||Won|
|2002||Vamsi Film Awards||Best New Actor||Anandam||Won|
|2002||NTR film Awards||Best Actor||Anandam||Won|
|2002||Andhra Cine Awards||Best Actor||Anandam||Won|
|2003||Santosham Award||Best Supporting Actor||Vasantam||Won|
|2009||Nandi Awards||Best Character Actor||Gorintaku||Won|
|2007||Santosham Award||Best Actor Jury Award||Nava Vasantham||Won|
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