Indian actor

Jayan is ...

Dead
Born 25 Jul 1939 in Kollam
Died 16 Nov 1980 in Chennai
Age41 years, 3 months
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About Jayan

Krishnan Nair (25 July 1939 – 16 November 1980), better known by his stage name Jayan, was an Indian film actor, naval officer, stunt performer and cultural icon of the 1970s. He starred in over 120 Malayalam films. During his film career, he was primarily an action star and was particularly famous for his macho image and unique style. He was reputed for his chauvinistic appeal and well known for performing stunts of a dangerous nature on his own. By the late 1970s, he became the most popular lead actor and bankable star of Malayalam cinema and has been acclaimed as the first action hero of Malayalam cinema. Jayan was a Master Chief Petty Officer in the Indian Navy, before he came to films and rose to fame as an actor in a very short time, appearing as an action hero in numerous films during the 1970s. He died at the age of 41, at the peak of his popularity, as a result of an accident while filming a dangerous stunt involving a flying helicopter that crashed while he was hanging on to it. He has since then become a legendary symbol of daredevilry and masculinity with numerous inspirations, imitations, his unfading popularity being widely used to promote new-age movies, actors and brands and an ever-growing fan-base spanning generations. His superhuman image has also transformed him into an iconic figure of popular culture among Malayalis around the world with widespread impersonation on stage and television programs based on his screen persona. It was accompanied by a cartoon, email and SMS phenomenon in the early 2000s, portraying him as a comic superhero with unique quotes of superhuman strength attributed to the action star becoming widespread. These movements were fuelled by a renewed fascination with his style of dialogue delivery and his machismo image. These were claimed to honour his memories but were also criticised for parodying the legendary actor years after his death.

Death

On 16 November 1980, Jayan was killed in an accident on the set of the movie Kolilakkam (English: Shockwave). The climactic scene of the movie was being filmed in Sholavaram, near Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Jayan always performed his own stunts, and for this movie he was performing a particularly dangerous stunt that involved him boarding an airborne helicopter from a moving motorbike. The shot was accepted by the director in the first take; altogether three shots were filmed.

According to the film's production executive, Jayan insisted on yet another re-take as he was not satisfied with its perfection. During the re-take, the helicopter lost its balance and crashed along with Jayan who was hanging onto the landing skids, and later succumbed to his injuries.

Films

Jayan has worked on the following films:

Angadi
1980 film by I. V. Sasi
1980
Sakthi
1980 film by Vijay Anand
1980
Kolilakkam
1981 film by P. N. Sundaram
1981
Ormakal Marikkumo
1977 film by K. S. Sethumadhavan
1977
Etho Oru Swapnam
1978 film by Sreekumaran Thampi
1978
Angaadi
1980 film by I. V. Sasi
1980
Anupallavi
1979
Ullasa Yaathra
1975 film by A. B. Raj
1975
Puthiya Velicham
1979 film by Sreekumaran Thampi
1979
Adimakkachavadam
1978 film by Hariharan
1978
Karimpana
1980 film by I. V. Sasi
1980
Kazhukan
1979 film by A. B. Raj
1979
Manushya Mrugam
1980
Kaathirunna Nimisham
1970
Rajaparambara
1977 film by Dr. Balakrishnan
1977
Anubhoothikalude Nimisham
1978 film by P. Chandrakumar
1978
Aval Kanda Lokam
1978 film by M. Krishnan Nair
1978
Chuvanna Chirakukal
1979 film by N. Sankaran Nair
1979
Idi Muzhakkam
1980 film by Sreekumaran Thampi
1980
Avano Atho Avalo
1979
Panchapandavar
1980
Angakkuri
1979
Adavukal Pathinettu
1978 film by Vijay Anand
1978
Moorkhan
1980
Makam Piranna Manka
1977 film by N. R. Pillai
1977
Ivide Kattinu Sugandam
1979 film by P. G. Viswambharan
1979
Mukkuvane Snehicha Bhootham
1978 film by J. Sasikumar
1978
Aakkramanam
1981 film by Sreekumaran Thampi
1981
Benz Vasu
1980
Maalika Paniyunnavar
1979 film by Sreekumaran Thampi
1979
Thadavara
1981 film by P. Chandrakumar
1981
Paavaadakkaari
1978
Kaanatha Valayam
1980 film by I. V. Sasi
1980
Aavesham
1979
Chaakara
1980 film by P. G. Viswambharan
1980
Sneha Yamuna
1977
Hemantharaathri
1978
Raathrikal Ninakku Vendi
1979
Shapamoksham
1974
Mattoru Karnan
1978 film by J. Sasikumar
1978
Sandhyaragam
1979
Mochanam
1979 film by Thoppil Bhasi
1979
Theenalangal
1980 film by J. Sasikumar
1980
Ente Sathrukkal
1982
Komaran
1982
Soothrakkaari
1978
Agnisaram
1981 film by A. B. Raj
1981
Sikharangal
1979 film by Sheela
1979
Pennorumbettaal
1979 film by P. K. Joseph
1979
Midukkipponnamma
1978 film by A. B. Raj
1978