Arya Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | June 12, 2024

Date of Birth

11 / December / 1980


44 Years


Actor and Producer

Arya, born Jamshad Ceethirakath and fondly known as Jammy, is a celebrated actor and producer. His birthdate, December 11, 1980, fell on a Thursday.

Arya (Actor) Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Affairs, Biography & More

With versatile acting skills, Arya has made a significant mark in the film industry. Alongside his acting career, he has also ventured into film production. Arya’s talent and dedication continue to earn him widespread recognition and admiration in the entertainment world.

Early Life

Arya, born Jamshad Ceethirakath on December 11, 1980, in Trikaripur, Kasaragod, Kerala, India, was raised in Chennai. Coming from a family with a background in sports and hospitality, Arya initially pursued his education in computer science engineering, graduating from Crescent Engineering College in Chennai. However, his passion for acting led him to venture into the film industry, where he quickly gained recognition for his talent and versatility. Arya’s early life laid the foundation for his eventual success as a prominent figure in Indian cinema.


Arya attended SBOA Matriculation and Higher Secondary School in Chennai for his schooling. For higher education, he enrolled in Crescent Engineering College located in Vandalur, Chennai. He pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Engineering (CSE) and successfully obtained his B.Tech degree in the field.


Arya was born on December 11, 1980, which happened to be a Thursday, in Trikaripur, Kasaragod, Kerala, India. As of 2024, he is 44 years old. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius, and he holds Indian nationality.

Physical Stats

Arya stands at a height of 175 centimeters (1.75 meters or approximately 5 feet 9 inches) and weighs around 75 kilograms (165 pounds). His body measurements include a chest size of 42 inches, a waist size of 32 inches, and biceps measuring 15 inches. He possesses striking amber eyes and has black hair, completing his charismatic appearance.

Wife and Daughter

Arya is married to actress Sayyeshaa Saigal. They tied the knot in a marital union. The couple welcomed their daughter, Ariana, into the world, completing their family.


Arya’s family consists of his father, Umar Cethirakath, who is a restaurateur and a former footballer, and his mother, Jameela Cethirakath. He has two brothers named Sathya Cethirakath and Razi Cethirakath. There are no records indicating any sisters. The family follows the Islamic faith. Their residence is located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Arya with his wife Sayyeshaa Saigal

Arya with his wife Sayyeshaa Saigal

Arya with his Daughter Ariana

Arya with his Daughter Ariana


Arya’s career in the film industry began with his debut in the Tamil film “Arinthum Ariyamalum” in 2005, where he showcased his acting prowess and gained attention for his performance. Since then, he has appeared in numerous successful films across various genres, earning critical acclaim and a dedicated fan base. Arya’s versatility as an actor has been evident in his portrayal of diverse characters, ranging from action-packed roles to intense dramas. His contributions to Indian cinema have solidified his position as one of the industry’s most respected and sought-after talents.

Filmography List

Year Role(s) Film
2011 Chirakkal Kothuwal & Thangachan Urumi
Kumbuduren Sami Avan Ivan
2012 Gurumoorthy Vettai
Rajini Murugan Oru Kal Oru Kannadi
2013 Jayakanthan (JK) Settai
John Raja Rani
Arjun Arrambam
Madhu Balakrishnan & Maruvan Irandaam Ulagam
2014 Himself Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam
Cameraman Jeeva
Arul IPS (Siva) Meaghamann
2016 Arjun (Aju) Bangalore Naatkal
Baskar Nambiyaar
2018 Vishwa Rajaratha
Himself Iruttu Araiyil Murattu Kuththu
Rajinikanth Ghajinikanth
2019 Major Ayyappan Pathinettam Padi
Mahalingam & Muniraj Magamuni
Abhishek Chandrakant Varma Kaappaan
2022 Captain Vetriselvan Captain
Captain Santhosh Coffee with Kadhal
2023 Bharath Vasantha Mullai
Muthuramalingam alias Kathar Basha Kathar Basha Endra Muthuramalingam
2024 Manas Saindhav
TBA Mr X †

As Producer

Year Language Film
2014 Tamil Amara Kaaviyam
Tamil Jeeva
2015 Tamil Vasuvum Saravananum Onna Padichavanga
Malayalam Double Barrel
2016 Malayalam Darvinte Parinamam
Malayalam Anuraga Karikkin Vellam
2017 Malayalam The Great Father
2022 Tamil / Malayalam Rendagam / Ottu
Tamil Captain

Television List

Year Role Title
2023 Dr. Gautham Subramanian The Village
2018 Host Enga Veetu Mapillai

Net Worth

Arya’s net worth is not publicly disclosed or known.

Favourite Things

Actor Kamal Haasan and Jackie Chan
Actress Kajol, Trisha and Nayantara
Color Grey and Brown
Designer Rohit Bal and Tarun Tahiliani
Destination Kerala
Director Vishnuvardhan
Film Jackie Chan’s films
Food Biryani
Perfume Creed, Diptique, Jo Malone and Alive
Restaurant Pasha, and Leather Bar in Chennai
Sport Football
TV Shows American: House of Cards, Game of Thrones

Some Lesser Known Facts About Arya

  • Arya initially wanted to become a pilot in the Indian Airforce, but his father got scared and told him to complete his engineering first before doing anything else.
  • Before being an actor, he worked as a software engineer.
  • During his college days, his friend and actor Srikanth started acting and insisted him to try his luck in acting.
  • It was Jeeva, who gave him the stage name ‘Arya’.
  • Things changed when director/cinematographer Jeeva called him for the audition for his Ullam Ketkumaein in 2003.
  • Ajith Kumar was the first choice to play the role of an Aghori, Rudran in Naan Kadavul (2009), but later the role was offered to Arya.
  • He is also the owner of a restaurant, Sea Shell at Anna Nagar in Chennai. Arya Sea Shell restaurant at Anna Nagar in Chennai
  • On 13 June 2015, he won an international cycling event, Vätternrundan Motala cycle race in Sweden, which covered a distance of 300 km through mountains and lakes with strong winds.
  • He is popularly known as ‘Kollywood’s playboy.’
  • His brother and South Indian actor Sathya once said that “Arya and I were not close to each other as brothers”.
  • He has a production company called The Show People.
  • Does Arya smoke?: No
  • Does Arya drink alcohol?: Not Known

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Body Measurements Chest: 42 Inches, Waist: 32 Inches, Biceps: 15 Inches
Birth Place Trikaripur, Kasaragod, Kerala, India
Children Daughter: Ariana
Eye Color Amber
Hair Color Black
Height In CM 175 CM
Height In Meter 1.75 M
Nationality Indian
Parents Father: Umar Cethirakath, Mother: Jameela Cethirakath
Profession Actor and Producer
Siblings Brother: Sathya Cethirakath and Razi Cethirakath
Spous Sayyeshaa Saigal
Weight 75 kg
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius


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