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English: Krishnan Nair ( Malayalam: കൃഷ്ണന്‍ നായര്‍, July 25, 1939 – November 16, 1980), better known by his stage name Jayan (Malayalam: ജയന്‍), was an Indian film actor, former sailor, stunt performer and 1970s style icon. He worked in Malayalam cinema, a sector of the Indian movie industry. During his film career, he was primarily an action star and was particularly famous for his macho image and unique style. He was reputed for his chauvinistic appeal, masculine persona and well known for performing stunts of dangerous nature on his own. By late 1970s, he became the most popular lead actor and commercial superstar of malayalam film industry and has been acclaimed as the first action hero of Malayalam cinema.
മലയാളം: ഒരു മലയാളചലച്ചിത്ര അഭിനേതാവാണ് ജയൻ (ജൂലൈ 25 1939 - നവംബർ 16 1980) ഇദ്ദേഹത്തിന്റെ യഥാർഥ പേര് കൃഷ്ണൻ നായർ കേരളത്തിലെ യുവാക്കൾക്കിടയിൽ വേഷവിധാനത്തിലും ശൈലിയിലും മറക്കാനാവത്ത ഒരു തരംഗം സൃഷ്ടിച്ച അഭിനേതാവായിരുന്നു ജയൻ.
Indian actor
Date of birth 25 July 1939
Date of death 16 November 1980
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