Jiiva, the Kollywood actor with boyish charm and good looks, turns 33 today. The actor whose birth name is Amar Chowdary took the stage name Jiiva when he entered the film industry. He is the son of renowned film producer R. B. Chowdary and is the youngest of four brothers. He started his journey into the film industry as a child actor in the movie Suryavansham under the banner of his father's production house Super Good Films. The movie starred Venkatesh Daggubati and Jiiva played the role of a cute boy who brings an estranged father and son together.
Born to R. B. Chowdary, a well-established producer of South films, acting was never Jiiva's first choice which seems very surprising since he is a born star. The number of hit movies and his popularity among the south cinema audience says a lot about what his acting abilities. On this day, when he celebrates being 33 years young, let's look at his journey through these years in the film industry.
Blessed with youthful good-looks, Jiiva made his big screen debut with his father's 50th Production titled Aasai Aasaiyai (2003) opposite the then popular TV host Sharmelee. His boyish charm and killer smile made girls weak in the knees. Despite his mother tongue being Hindi and his parents hailing from Rajasthan, he achieved immense popularity among the Tamil audience who had begun to love the actor who took on versatile roles.
His critically acclaimed movies include Raam (2005), 'E (2006) and Kattradhu Tamizh (2007). The thriller movie Raam, directed by Ameer Sultan , even won him the Best Actor Award at the Cyprus International Film Festival.
An avid fan of action movies like Commando and Rambo, Jiiva is trained in martial arts and his skills helped him in movies like Dishyum and Mugamoodi. Directed by Mysskin, Mugamoodi was a superhero movie that, unfortunately, tanked at the box office but it was the first time ever that a Tamil actor played a superhero.
The actor who never repeats roles or directors may still be waiting for his big Kollywood break but this does not stop his popularity from growing.