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Actor Chinni Jayanth to be honoured with doctorate

Tamil actor, stage performer and mimicry artist Chinni Jayanth, known for memorable roles in films such "Kizhakku Vasal" and "Idhayam", will be conferred with a honorary doctorate here Dec 29.

2013-12-26T06:20:00Z

Tamil actor, stage performer and mimicry artist Chinni Jayanth, known for memorable roles in films such "Kizhakku Vasal" and "Idhayam", will be conferred with a honorary doctorate here Dec 29.

"As an acknowledgement of his efforts in the field of cinema, mimicry, stage performances and social service activities, Chinni Jayanth will be presented with a doctorate by The Open International University of Alternate Medicine on Dec 29," said a statement.

Jayanth, who made his cinematic debut as an eccentric villain in 1984 with Tamil film "Kai Kodukkam Kai", has starred in over 100 films as supporting artist and comedian.

The 53-year old is a widely recognised mimicry artist and has performed across the globe over the years.

He has also directed Tamil films "Unakkaga Mattum", "Kaanal Neer" and "Neeye Yen Kadhali".

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