Jaffar Idukki is an Indian actor, impressionist, and comedian who primarily works in the South Indian entertainment industry. In 2022, he appeared in the Malayalam film Eesho, where he played the role of Ramachandran Pillai.
Jaffar Idukki was born on 6 May in Udumbanoor, Kerala, India. His zodiac sign is Taurus. Jaffar Idukki completed his schooling at Ghs Maniyarankudy Senior Secondary School, Kerala. . Fascinated by acting since childhood, Jaffar use to participate in various art programs in school. In an interview, he recalled his childhood days and said,
On Friday evening, there will be a training program for Sahitya Samaj in the school. Students from cl..classes 1 to 10 will present their favourite art programs. Must have been a guest of honour. After watching the programs, everyone will be given the necessary suggestions and incentives. At a young age, the artist in me was enlightened by the literary society of the school and its teachers. But after SSLC it all ended. Ten lost. Wrote again and lost that too…
An image of Jaffar Idukki and his wife; picture from his wedding that took place on 14 January 1996
Height (approx.): 5′ 3″
Hair Colour: Salt and Pepper
Eye Colour: Black
Jaffar Idukki and Suraj Venjaramoodu, a South Indian actor
Jaffar Idukki belongs to a Muslim family in Kerala.
Parents & Siblings
Jaffar Idukki’s father’s name is Moideen Kutty. Jaffar Idukki’s mother’s name was Nabissa. In September 2022, his mother passed away.
Jaffar Idukki’s mother
Jaffar has four siblings named Zubaidah, Shakeela, Naseer, and Late Shaila.
Wife & Children
On 14 January 1996, Jaffar Idukki got married to Arifa. The couple has two children named Althaf and Aliya.
Jaffar Idukki with his family
Jaffar Idukki follows Islam.
As a mimicry artist
After passing 10th grade, Jaffar Idukki started working in a radio and television repair shop. He also worked as an electrician plumber and auto-driver. In an interview, Jaffar talked about this and said,
When I was idle at home without any work, I picked up the radio and started working on it. The radio…On Friday evening, there will be a training program of Sahitya Samaj in the school. Students from cl…The radio that used to sing is being taken away for no purpose and demolished. This demolition was d…was done when Wappa was not at home. One day Vapa saw this. Thinking that I was interested in radio …in radio work, Pullikaran took me to Vijayasound Raghavan Mash in Cherutoni. Vijaya Sound is a famous sound in Idukki. Raghavan Mash is also the electrician of the dam.”
Jaffar Idukki started his journey as a mimicry artist with Jokes India, a professional troupe. Subsequently, he worked as a mimicry artist for Abi’s Sagar Troupe and Kala Bhavan.
An image of Jaffar Idukkifrom Kalabhavan Rahman’s Cochin Jokes India Mimicry Troop at Subash Park Ernakulam in 1995
After completing class 10, he learned some work and started repairing radios and TVs in a shop near his home. There was a time when he worked as an electrician and a plumber. An auto will also drive in front of the shop. In between, some more mimicry is shown. Kalabhavan Rahman’s journey begins when he joins Jokes India, a professional troupe. He joined Abi’s Sagar Troupe and later Kala Bhavan. Jafar says that he acted in the serial ‘Aiman Sundari Vum Nyaum’. After that, the opportunity for his first film also came to him.
As an actor
In 2007, Jaffar Idukki made his acting debut with the Malayalam film Kayyopu in which he played the role of Firoz Babu. In the same year, he appeared in various Malayalam films like Big B (2007), Aakasham (2007), Nagaram (2007), and Kichamani MBA (2007). In 2008, he appeared in the Malayalam film Roudram in which he played the role of a police constable. Subsequently, Jaffar has appeared in various other films like Vakathirivu (2019), Anjaam Pathiraa (2020), Vellakkarante Kamuki (2021), and Naaradan (2022).
A poster of the Malayalam film Vikruthi (2019)
On 6 March 2016, a south Indian actor and Jaffar’s close friend named Kalabhavan Mani died in his farmhouse at Chalakudy, Kerala. Jaffar Idukki was one of the suspects in the mysterious death of Tamil actor Kalabhavan Mani. Mani’s brother Ramakrishnan stated in a media interview that Jaffar and some of Mani’s friends had a get-together at a house near Paddy, where the actor was found unconscious. According to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Kalabhavan Mani died due to the overconsumption of alcohol and liver ailment. In a media interview, while declining the allegations, Jaffar said,
I don’t have the time to enquire about what he intends to say as I am someone who makes a living by doing all sorts of works. I really don’t understand what is wrong with him. I don’t think I need to make any clarifications on this. If police decide to make further clarifications on this, I will extextend my full support. Otherwise, such statements won’t affect me.”
An image of Jaffar Idukki and Kalabhavan Mani
- In an interview, Jaffar Idukki revealed that he was compelled by the directors to withdraw his acting career for a year owing to the investigation of Kalabhavan Mani’s death, in which he was a suspect. Further, he explained that the directors hesitated to cast him thinking that he have to handle legal disputes in court.
- As of 2022, Jaffar Idukki has worked as an actor in more than 150 films.
- Born and brought up in a family of farmers, Jaffar started working in the fields at the age of ten. According to Jaffar Idduki, he owned 15 cents of land in his hometown and a fish farming business. In an interview, he quoted,
We came to Thodupuzha from Idukki 12 years ago. A small house. 15 cents of land adjacent to the house is cultivated. Kappa, yam, sorghum, lentil, brinjal, kachil, venda, ginger, yam and chili are all there. I don’t go out and buy any vegetables. Along with this, fish farming is also done.”
- In an interview, while recalling his childhood days, Jaffar said that he used to work for a rubber manufacturing company. He quoted,
In the nursery, rubber budding, rubber loosening, rubber kuru varal… During the rainy season, if you collect the rubber cusps lying in the small pits on the road, you will get 40 paise per lease. With that money, we will go to the movies. Watch all movies. This clod in the hand is a sign of working in the soil from a young age. I am still working on the soil
- Jaffar Idukki follows a non-vegetarian diet.
- Apart from being an actor and comedian, Jaffar is a good chef.