Saju Navodaya (Pappanikunnel Thankappan Saju) is an Indian actor, comedian, director and writer who predominantly works in Malayalam film industry. Saju is popularly known as ‘Pashanam Shaji’ which was the name of his on-screen character’s name in the show ‘Comedy Stars’. Saju played ‘Pashanam Shaji’ in one of his stand-up comedy performances and instantly became hugely popular by his character’s name. Besides the TV stint, Saju has also gained popularity for the characters he played in the movies like ‘Vellimoonga’, ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’ and others. Saju Navodaya is one of the contestants in Bigg Boss Malayalam season 2. Let’s check out Saju Navodaya Wiki, Saju Navodaya Biography, Saju Navodaya Filmography, Saju Navodaya Age, Saju Navodaya Birthday, Saju Navodaya Unknown Facts, Saju Navodaya Biodata and more.
|Real Name||Saju Navodaya|
|Stage Name||Saju Navodaya|
|Birthday||14 October 1977|
|Father Name||Pappanikunnel Thankappan|
|Birthplace||Udayamperoor, Kochi, India|
|Hometown||Udayamperoor, Kochi, India|
|Current City||Udayamperoor, Kochi, India|
|School||SNDP HSS Udayamperoor|
|College||Sree Rama Varma Government Sanskrit College, Tripunithura|
|Debut film||Mannar Mathai Speaking 2|
|Hobbies & Interest||Travelling, Watching movies, dancing|
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|Saju Navodaya Youtube||Youtube|
Early Life and Careers:
Saju Navodaya was born on 14 October 1977 to a Malayalam speaking family in Udayamperoor, Kochi, India. As of 2021, Saju Navodaya’s age is 43 years. He was the sixth among nine children to Pappanikunnel Thankappan and Manka couple. He did his schooling at SNDP HSS Udayamperoor. He studied at Sree Rama Varma Government Sanskrit College, Tripunithura before starting a dance institute in Udayamperoor to teach classical and cinematic dance.
He made his big-screen debut with 2014’s Mannar Mathai Speaking 2 Malayalam movie which directed by Mamas. He then appeared in several Malayalam films in comedy roles. Through ‘Comedy Stars season 1’, he entered into the small screen.
On 5 January 2020, he entered into the Bigg Boss Malayalam season 2 along with Alina Padikkal, Alasandra Johnson, Krishnajeev / Fukru, Reshma Nair, Pareekutty Perumbavoor, Pradeep Chandran, Manju Sunichen, Arya Rohit, Rajith Kumar, Rajini Chandy, RJ Raghu, Somadas, Sujo Mathew, Suresh Krishnan, Thesni Khan, and Veena Nair.
Lesser Known Facts / Rumors/ Controversies
- Saju Navodaya aka Pashanam Shaji’s real name is Pappanikunnel Thankappan Saju.
- He started a dance institute in Udayamperoor to teach classical and cinematic dance.
- He is also an ardent fan of sports who enjoy playing cricket and football. He is known for organizing and managing sports teams, sports clubs and sports events like cricket and football tournaments.
- Saju Navodaya started his career as a mimicry artist and has given many stage shows for some local clubs and festivals in his home town.
- A professional mimicry artist Manoj Guinness gave him an opportunity in his professional mimicry troupe in Kochi named Cochin Navodaya.
- His performance in comedy shows like ‘Comedy Stars’ was widely accepted by prime time television viewers and helped him to receive offers from the Malayalam film industry.
- He made his big-screen debut with 2014’s Mannar Mathai Speaking 2 Malayalam movie which directed by Mamas.
- His first film as the main lead was ‘Karinkannan'(2018) which was directed by Pappan Narippatta.
- With 2015’s ‘Vattamesha Sammelanam’ Malayalam movie, he debuted as a co-director.
- His first film as a director and writer is ‘Panavally Pandavas Malayalam movie’ which will be releasing at the end of 2020.
- On 5 January 2020, he enters into the Bigg Boss Malayalam season 2.
- Does Saju Navodaya know cooking? – Yes.
- Does Saju Navodaya smoke? – Not known.
- Does Saju Navodaya drinks alcohol? – Not known.
- Who is Saju Navodaya’s wife? – Resmi.
- Saju Navodaya’s shoe size is 10.
- Saju Navodaya’s height is 5’9″
- Saju Navodaya’ mother tongue is Malayalam.
- Saju Navodaya’ father name is Pappanikunnel Thankappan.
- Saju Navodaya’ mother name is Manka.
- Saju Navodaya’ birthday date is 14 October 1977.
- As of 2021, Saju Navodaya’ age is 43 years
- Saju Navodaya’ hometown is Udayamperoor, Kochi, India.
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