|Alma mater||Loyola College, Chennai|
|Years active||2000- 2003|
Kalidas Jayaram is an Indian film actor who predominantly appears in Malayalam as well as in Tamil films. The son of film actors Jayaram and Parvathy, Kalidas made his debut in the Malayalam film Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal (2000) at the age of seven. Later, he starred in Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum (2003), which won him the National Film Award for Best Child Artist. In 2016, he made his debut in Tamil cinema with Meen Kuzhambum Mann Paanaiyum (2016) and returned to Malayalam with Poomaram (2018), written, co-produced and directed by Abrid Shine.
Kalidas was born the eldest of two children, to actors Jayaram and Parvathy in Perumbavoor, Kerala, India. He has a younger sister Malavika Jayaram. He had his primary education until tenth grade at Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan, Chennai and his plus-two at Choice School, Cochin, Kerala. He received his bachelor's degree in Visual Communication from Loyola College, Chennai.
At the age of 7, he made his debut in Sathyan Anthikad's Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal (2000), which won a National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam. He received the National Award for Best Child Artist for his second film Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum (2003), directed by Siby Malayil. Kalidas played the lead in Balaji Tharaneetharan's second directorial venture Oru Pakka Kathai. Begun in 2014, the film is slated for a 2016 release. He made his debut as a lead actor in Malayalam cinema in Poomaram (2018). In 2019, Kalidas had 3 releases: Mr. & Ms. Rowdy and Argentina Fans Kaattoorkadavu.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2000||Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal||Ashok||Malayalam||Debut film as child artist|
|2002||Yathrakkarude Sradhakku||Passenger on Train||Malayalam||Uncredited role|
|2003||Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum||Vasudev||Malayalam||Child artist|
|2016||Meen Kuzhambum Mann Paanaiyum||Karthik||Tamil||Debut in lead role, Tamil debut|
|2019||Mr. & Ms. Rowdy||Appu||Malayalam|
|Argentina Fans Kaattoorkadavu||Vipinan||Malayalam|
|Happy Sardar||Happy Singh||Malayalam|
|2020||Putham Pudhu Kaalai||Younger Rajiv Padmanabhan||Tamil||OTT release Amazon Prime Video anthology film; segment Ilamai Idho Idho|
|Paava Kadhaigal||Sathaar||Tamil||OTT release Netflix anthology series; segment Thangam|
|Oru Pakka Kathai||Saravanan||Tamil||OTT release Zee5 film|
|2021||Backpackers||Khalil||Malayalam||OTT release Roots film|
|Jack and Jill||Kesh||Malayalam||Post-production|
|2003||"Thappo Thappo"||Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum||Jayaram||Malayalam||Ouseppachan|
|2005||"Angethala"||Udayon||Shankar Mahadevan and Mohanlal||Malayalam||Ouseppachan|
- As a voice artist
|2001||Asianet Film Awards||Best Child Artist (Male)||Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal||Won|
|2003||National Film Awards||Best Child Artist||Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum|
|Kerala State Film Awards||Best Child Artist|
|Asianet Film Awards||Best Child Artist|
|2017||6th South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Debut Actor (Tamil)||Meen Kuzhambum Mann Paanaiyum|
|2019||21st Asianet Film Awards||Best New Face Actor||Poomaram|
|2019||Vanitha Film Awards||Best New Face Actor|
|2021||Blacksheep Digital Awards||Best actor OTT||Paava Kadhaigal|
|2021||Behindwoods Gold Icon||Best Actor (Critics)|
|2021||JFW Movie Awards||Special Recognition OTT|
- "Jayaram's son Kalidas bubbles up in ad". manoramaonline.com.
- "Kalidas Jayaram wins National Award for Best Child Artist". Times of India.
- Gopalakrishnan, Aswathy. "Poomaram Review: A Half-Hearted Yet Charming Tribute To Adolescence". Silver Screen India. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
- "Poomaram". Movies of the Soul. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
- "Poomaram Movie Review". ManoramaOnline. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
- "Kalidas to debut as hero in 'Oru Pakka Kathai'". mathrubhuminews.in.
- Prakash, Asha (4 September 2017). "Onam is the best excuse for the four of us to spend time together: Kalidas Jayaram". The Times of India. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
- "തെന്നിന്ത്യ കീഴടക്കാന് കാളിദാസ്" [To Conquer the South – Kalidas] (in Malayalam). Mathrubhumi. 6 February 2015. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
- Gupta, Rinku (3 September 2014). "Another Star Son in Kollywood". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
- "Kalidas Jayaram to star in Balaji Tharaneetharan's movie". The New Indian Express.
- "Balaji Tharaneetharan's second movie". Only Kollywood.
- "Kalidas Jayaram's debut tamil movie". The New Indian Express.
- "Kalidas Jayaram to start his career as lead hero in Oru Pakka Kathai". Mathrubhumi News.
- "Kalidas Jayaram's debut movie will start rolling in October 2014". The New Indian Express.
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