Arya (Actor) Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Arya Quick Info
Height5 ft 7 in
Weight73 kg
Date of BirthDecember 11, 1980
Zodiac SignSagittarius
SpouseSayyeshaa

Arya is an Indian actor, former model, and producer. He is best known for his roles in movies such as Arinthum Ariyamalum (2005), Pattiyal (2006), Naan Kadavul (2009), Madrasapattinam (2010), Boss Engira Bhaskaran (2010), Vettai (2012), Raja Rani (2013), Kadamban (2017), and Ghajinikanth (2018).

Born Name

Jamshad Cethirakath

Nick Name

Arya, Jammy, Rudra, Aryan, Kollywood Playboy

Arya in an Instagram selfie as seen in March 2018
Arya in an Instagram selfie as seen in March 2018 (Arya / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Born Place

Trikaripur, Kasaragod District, Kerala, India

Residence

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Nationality

Indian

 

Education

He attended SBOA Matriculation and Higher Secondary School, Chennai in Anna Nagar Western Extension, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

After graduating, he enrolled in Crescent Engineering College in Vandalur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, where he earned an engineering degree.

Occupation

Actor, Producer, Former Model

Family

  • Father – Umar Cethirakath
  • Mother – Jameela Cethirakath
  • Siblings – Shahir “Sathya” Cethirakath (Younger Brother) (Actor), Razi Cethirakath (Brother)
  • Others – Sumeet Saigal (Father-in-Law) (Actor, Producer), Shaheen Banu (Mother-in-Law) (Actress)

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 7 in or 170 cm

Weight

73 kg or 161 lbs

Arya and Sayyeshaa as seen in August 2019
Arya and Sayyeshaa as seen in August 2019 (Arya / Instagram)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Arya has dated –

  1. Anushka Shetty – Rumor
  2. Nayanthara – Rumor
  3. Taapsee Pannu – Rumor
  4. Sayyeshaa (2018-Present) – He met the actress Sayyeshaa at the set of the movie Ghajinikanth (2018) in which they both played lead roles. On February 14, 2019, the couple got engaged and tied the knot on March 10, 2019. The wedding, held at the Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad, Telangana, India, had actors Suriya Sivakumar and Karthi in attendance.

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Arya in an Instagram post as seen in April 2019
Arya in an Instagram post as seen in April 2019 (Arya / Instagram)

Distinctive Features

  • Rugged, masculine looks
  • Dimpled chin

Brand Endorsements

Arya has endorsed brands such as Otto (Pothys Clothing).

Religion

Islam

Arya Favorite Things

  • Food – Madras Curry Cup
  • Personal Quote – “If you work hard, nothing can stop your rise to the top.”

SourceIMDb, YouTube

Arya in an Instagram post in June 2019
Arya in an Instagram post in June 2019 (Arya / Instagram)

Arya Facts

  1. He loved being outside growing up, so his mom typically scolded him for getting his uniform dirty.
  2. He wanted to become an airforce pilot growing up.
  3. Arya worked as a model in the past. It was actor Srikanth, with whom Arya attended the same college, that suggested he give acting a try.
  4. He worked as an assistant software/computer engineer when he was approached by a cinematographer Jeeva. He asked him to audition for his movie Ullam Ketkumae (2003).
  5. During the audition for Jeeva’s movie, Arya kept looking at the lens of the camera instead of his co-star because he had no idea what he was doing. Jeeva ultimately gave him the role and was also responsible for giving him the stage name Arya.
  6. He had his big break as an actor after he was spotted by director Vishnuvardhan.
  7. Vishnuvardhan cast him in the movie Arinthum Ariyamalum (2005), for which Arya was awarded Filmfare Best Debut Award South, as well as Filmfare Award for “Best New Male Face.”
  8. He has no history of actors in the family and didn’t know acting was a profession growing up. His younger brother followed in his footsteps.
  9. In 2010, Arya started his production house, The Show People. He decided to venture into discovering, nurturing, and promoting up-and-coming actors and fund movies with a smaller budget.
  10. Arya also made a business venture into film distribution after he bought theatrical rights for Malaysia and Singapore to the movie he produced, Irandaam Ulagam (2013).
  11. Arya also won a medal for participating in the 300-kilometer-long Vätternrundan Motala cycle race in Sweden. The preparation took 8 months and sparked his passion for cycling as a form of cardio.
  12. Before he met Sayyeshaa, Arya participated on the reality-TV show, Enga Veetu Mapillai (2018), where he sought a perfect bride among 16 contestants.
  13. Arya has amassed a fanbase of more than 600k followers on Instagram.
  14. He is passionate about working out and has considered a career in fitness as an alternative to acting. He also thought about moving to the United States to pursue a master’s degree in engineering.

Featured Image by Arya / Instagram

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