Shaiju Damodaran

Shaiju Damodaran

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Shaiju Damodaran Biography

Shaiju Damodaran is a renowned Malayalam sports commentator, who became a household name in Kerala after ISL Football tournaments. His high-octane style has made him a global sensation, and currently he enjoys a celebrity status and huge fan following crowd. He shot to fame after he took over the job as Malayalam commentator for ISL Football tournaments, and his dialogues with a hinge of comedy are enjoyed by football fans across Kerala. Many of his punch dialogues have gone viral over net, and many trolls are also dedicated in his name. The journalist-turned-commentator has also made screen appearance for the reality show, Comedy Stars Season 2 on Asianet. He owns 20+ years of experience as a sports journalist.


Shaiju Damodaran remained a sports journalist for last 22 years or so, before he forayed to television as a football commentator. In a short span of one ISL football season, he shot to fame with his live commentary of the matches. His dialogues and comments are youth oriented as majority of football viewers are youngsters. Though he received criticisms and trolls, he has always taken those commentsin a positive attitude. Currently he enjoys the star status he got from Malayalam sports loving, he got within a short span of career as a sports commentator. Now for Malayalis, it’s almost impossible to watch football matches without his commentary. In 2015 ISL season itself, he completed more than 100 matches.


His high-spirited, animated and entertaining commentary, taking dialogues from films also, entertains crowd a lot, and now he has turned popular among other language viewers too. Thanks to the trolls and viral videos featuring Shaiju Damodaran. He started his career as a sports journalist in a Malayalam daily, and forayed into TV television commentary by chance. He was called to cover Celebrity Cricket League, a tournament played by film stars, and the rest, as they say is history! Shaiju has covered 222 ISL matches so far, and currently a sports commentator for FIFA World Cup 2018.

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Updated: June 28, 2018


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