Arya is an Indian tamil film actor born as Jamshad Cethirakath on 11 Dec 1980. Arya was born in Trikarpur, Kerala into a Malayali Tamil family. His younger brother Sathya also an actor. He did his schoolings at SBOA, Chennai and completed his graduation from Crescent Engineering College, Chennai.
Arya started off as a computer engineer, his passion for filming brought him to modelling before debuting in Jeeva's Ullam Ketkumae which also marked the debuts of Asin Thottumkal and Pooja Umashankar. The film also starred Laila and Shaam, but the film was delayed only releasing after Arinthum Ariyamalum. In Arinthum Ariyamalum, Arya played as son to Prakash Raj in a critically acclaimed role which won him Filmfare Best Debut Award South and Best New Male Face Award at the Filmfare Awards. Arinthum Ariyamalum and Ullam Ketkumae both made it large at the box-office.
Oru Kalluriyin Kathai also made it big at the box-office and Arya was touted as the next pin-up boy of Kollywood. His next, Kalabha Kadhalan was an average grosser in Kollywood as it shared a striking resemblance, with the Kollywood's all time best thriller, Vaali. Pattiyal with Bharath broke records in B and C centre all over Tamil Nadu. He played the role of an rogue in the film.
Later, Arya did a Naan Kadavul with director which tooks 2 years to complete, he grows long hairs for the film. In early 2009 the movie released and gains good critics but did a average run at box office. In 2009, Arya has allotted bulk dates to work with director Vishnuvardhan for the movie Sarvam along with Trisha Krishnan, it didnt work well in the box office. Director Vishnuvardhan and Arya worked together earlier in Arindhum Ariyamalum and Pattiyal.
Then he did a telugu movie Varadu with allu arjun, arya played the antagonist in the movie and receives good critics. His next venture was the period film Madrassapatinam with Amy Jackson which was directed by A.L. Vijay. The story is all about the love between a dhobi in washermanpet and with the daughter of a governor, Movie get succedded in all the centres and tooks arya to places.
In 2010, Arya appeared in Director Rajesh's comedy film Boss Engira Baskaran along with Santhanam and Nayantara which was co produced by Arya's production company Show The People. It becomes his first blockbuster in his career. His next release is Chikku Bukku a romantic travelogue film which was under proudction for a long time since 2009 in which arya did a dual role. Due to its mixed response the movie did only a average business at boc office.