One of the well-known faces of the Malayalam and Tamil film industries, Saiju Kurup is famous as a main lead, villain, supporting and guest artiste. He entered the film industry with the critically acclaimed film Mayookham by director Hariharan.
Saiju Kurup is the son of Govinda Kurup and Sobhana Kurup. He is the native of Poochakkal, Chertala, Alappuzha. His father is a retired Senior Accounts Officer and his mother is a homemaker. Saiju also has an elder sister named Saira.
On February 12th, 2005, he got married to Anupama, who works in a private sector. They have two children, Mayookha and Aftab.
He finished his primary schooling from SJC, Kamptee and high school from SFS High School, Nagpur. He completed B.E.Mining from SRKNEC, Nagpur. Before coming to the film industry, Saiju worked with Birla Sunlife and Airtel.
Saiju Kurup started off his career with the Mayookham, in which he starred opposite actress Mamtha Mohandas. From here on, to date his progress in the film industry had no stops. He is most known for his role of Arakkal Abu in the hit movies Aadu Oru Bheegara Jeeviyanu and its sequel Aadu 2.
He has acted in more than 75 Malayalam movies some of which are:
Baba Kalyani (2006), Lion (2005), Hallo (2007), Chocolate (2007), Parunthu (2008), Mulla (2008), College Kumaran (2009), Makeup Man (2011), Trivandrum Lodge (2012), Red Wine (2013), 1983 (2014), Lukka Chuppi (2015), Salt Mango Tree (2015), Action Hero Biju (2016), Happy Wedding (2016), 1971:Beyond Borders (2017), Adventures of Omanakuttan (2017), Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela (2017), Tharangam (2017) and so on.
He has also acted in Tamil movies like Siddhu +2 (2010), Marupadiyum Oru Kadhal (2012), Aadhi Bhagavan (2013) and Thani Oruvan (2015).
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