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Krishnan Nair (1938 - 16th November 1980) better known by his stage name Jayan was a Malayalee Indian film actor. He was considered as a superstar in Malayalam cinema during the 1970s. He had prominent roles as an action hero.

Early life
Jayan was born in 1938 in Kollam, Travancore as the first child of his father Thevalli, Kottaram Veetil Madhavan Pillai and mother Bharathiyamma. His birth-name was Krishan Nair. He had a younger brother Soman Nair. Jayan's formal education ended 10th grade at Kollam Govt. Boys High school, then he joined the Indian Navy ( Boy's Navy ) ....
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