Chirakkal Kalidasan
SpeciesElephas maximus (Asian elephant)
Bornc. 1980
Nation fromIndia
Known forThrissur Pooram Baahubali 2
OwnerChirakkal Madhu
Height3.17 m (10 ft 5 in)
Named afterKalidasan

Chirakkal Kalidasan (born c. 1980) is a famous elephant, tallest elephant in Kerala because he is third tallest elephant in India.[1] [2]

Chirakkal Kalidasan is currently at 317 cm, he is one of the tallest captive elephants in the state[3][better source needed]and is also known for winning in some Thalappokkam (heads-up) competitions.[4]

Early life

Kalidasan was born wild in Karnataka forests. Chirakkal Kalidasan is a male Asian elephant (Elephas maximus). He was brought into Kerala by Manissey Hari and was later bought by Chirakkal Madhu in the 2000s.[5][better source needed]


Kalidasan is a star elephant in Malayalam cinema


Kalidasan is known for acting in movies, notably in the 2017 epic film, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion.[6] He has also acted in the movies Pattabhishekham, Punyalan Agarbattis and Dil Se...[7]

Video album

In 2018, he acted in a musical video called "Gajam", sung by Vijay Yesudas.[8]


In 2020, he became a part of the promo video by Indian Super League club Kerala Blasters.[9][10]

In the early 2010s, he was given the name Junior Thechikkot by elephant lovers.[11]

Kalidasan is also known for taking part in photoshoots with actors and models.[12]

See also


  1. ^ "Gajaveeran". Gajaveeran. 2017-04-24. Retrieved 2021-01-14.
  2. ^ ''Gajarajan has the potential to become the tallest man in Kerala in the near future. Kalidasa was born in Karnataka. Manisseri Hari brings to Kerala so...'' Read more at: The future promise of Chirayakkal Kalidasan
  3. ^ "Chirakkal Kalidasan, an Asian elephant at Chirakkal Madhu". Retrieved 2021-01-13.
  4. ^ "ചെറായി പൂരം: തലപ്പൊക്കത്തില്‍ കാളിദാസന്‍ | Ernakulam | Kerala | Deshabhimani | Sunday Feb 12, 2017". Retrieved 2021-01-13.
  5. ^ "Chirakkal Kalidasan Kerala Elephant - One of the tallest elephant in Kerala ". Aanachandam - Kerala Elephants. Retrieved 2021-01-13.
  6. ^ "കേരളത്തിലെ ഗജരാജാക്കന്മാർ". Janam TV. 2020-08-15. Retrieved 2021-01-13.
  7. ^ "ബാഹുബലിയുടെ വിജയത്തിനൊപ്പം താരപദവിയിലേക്ക് ചിറക്കൽ കാളിദാസൻ". ManoramaOnline. Retrieved 2021-01-13.
  8. ^ "പടനായകന്റെ വീര്യവുമായി ചിറക്കല്‍ കാളിദാസന്‍; ഹരമായി 'ഗജം'". Mathrubhumi. Retrieved 2021-01-13.
  9. ^ "കൊമ്പ് കുലുക്കാന്‍ ബ്ലാസ്റ്റേഴ്സ് ഇറങ്ങുന്നു; ഒറിജിനല്‍ കൊമ്പന്‍ ദാ ഇവിടെയുണ്ട്... | bahubali fame elephant chirakkal kalidasan acted in kerala blasters video". Retrieved 2021-01-13.
  10. ^ Editor (2020-11-20). "ഗജരാജ ബാഹുബലി ചിറക്കൽ കാളിദാസൻ ഇനി ബ്ലാസ്റ്റേഴ്‌സ് പരസ്യത്തിൽ". The News Today. Archived from the original on 2021-01-14. Retrieved 2021-01-13.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  11. ^ Mundanthara, Vinu (2018-05-13). "ചിറയ്ക്കൽ കാളിദാസൻ". Aanakkazhchakal. Retrieved 2021-01-13.
  12. ^ "ചിറക്കൽ കാളിദാസനൊപ്പം ഒരു ഫോട്ടോഷൂട്ട്, ദൃശ്യ രഘുനാഥിന്റെ പുതിയ ചിത്രങ്ങൾ ശ്രദ്ധ നേടുന്നു". മലയാളം ന്യൂസ് പോർട്ടൽ. 2020-08-28. Retrieved 2021-01-13.