Aishwarya (actress)

Aishwariya Bhaskar (born May 23, 1971) is an Indian actress who has acted in Tamil, Malayalam, and Telugu movies and later in several Malayalam television soap operas.[1] She is the daughter of actress Lakshmi.[2]

Aishwarya
Born
Shanta Meena Bhaskar

(1971-05-23) 23 May 1971 (age 49)
OccupationFilm actress
Spouse(s)
Tanveer
(m. 1994; div. 1996)
ChildrenAnaina (b. 1995)
RelativesY. V. Rao (maternal grand father)
Lakshmi (mother)
Bhaskar (father)

CareerEdit

Aishwarya's first film was Oliyampukal (1991), followed by Mamagaru (1991), Rasukutty (1992) and Meera (1992). She played a double role in Butterflies (1993) and also in Gardish (1993), which was a remake of the Malayalam movie Kireedam. Early in her career, she turned down opportunity to work with Mani Ratnam in Thiruda Thiruda (1993).[3]

Following her marriage in 1994, Aishwarya quit the film industry and chose to prioritise bringing up a family. However her marriage fell apart and she became addicted to taking drugs as a result of her husband's addiction, which made it difficult for her to re-enter the film industry after her divorce in 1996. After undergoing a rehabilitation process, she chose to continue her education in computer science and joined to work with the NIIT in 1997 and prioritised her work as a software engineer.[3] She then accepted an offer to be a part of a television show produced by Suresh Chandra Menon, after being convinced by her friend, actress Revathi. After a four-year sabbatical from films as a result of her marriage, childbirth and divorce, Aishwarya made a comeback in Parthiban's Housefull (1999) portraying an inspector in charge of the bomb disposal squad.[4] She continued to portray supporting roles in films such as Suyamvaram (1999), Sathyameva Jayathe (2000) and Narasimham (2000) during the turn of the century.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Born as Shanta Meena Bhaskar, to father K Bhaskaran and half Tamil and Telugu actress Lakshmi, she has a stepsister from her mother's third marriage with Sivachandran. She was married to Tanveer Ahmed in 1994 and they were divorced in 1996. The couple have a daughter, Anaina, born in 1995.[3][5]

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Role Language Notes
1989 Adavilo Abhimanyudu Shanti Telugu Telugu debut
1990 Oliyambukal Kunjumol Malayalam Malayalam debut
Seetapathi Chalo Tirupathi Seeta Telugu
Prema Zindabad Bharathi Telugu
Nyayangal Jayikkattum Saraswati's daughter Tamil Tamil debut
Hosa Kavya Kannada Kannada debut
1991 Mill Thozhilali Geetha Tamil
Thaiyalkaran Kaveri Tamil
Marikozhundhu Marikozhundhu,
Chithra
Tamil
Naan Pudicha Mappillai Rasathi Tamil
Mamagaru Rani Telugu
Oorellam Un Pattu Shanthi Tamil
Ponnukku Sethi Vandhachu Uma Tamil
Anbulla Thangachikku Tamil
1992 Rasukutty Raasukutti's lover Tamil
Meera Meera Tamil
Subba Rayudi Pelli Lalitha Telugu
Ahankari Neeli/Neelu Telugu
Pellante Noorella Panta Roja Telugu
Brahma Saraswathi Telugu
Kizhaku Veluthachu Meenakshi Tamil
1993 Poranthaalum Aambalayaa Porakkakoodaathu Meenatchi Tamil
Jackpot Sindhu Gautham Krishna Malayalam
Butterflies Anju Nambyar,
Manju Nambyar
Malayalam
Gardish Vidya P. Bhalla Hindi Hindi debut
Thanga Pappa Gowri Tamil
Ulle Veliye Meena Tamil
Ejamaan Ponni Tamil
1995 Makkal Aatchi Manjula Tamil
1999 Housefull Christine Tamil
Suyamvaram Savithri Tamil
2000 Pennin Manathai Thottu Sunitha's sister Tamil
Narashimham Anuradha Malayalam
Sathyameva Jayathe Nancy Malayalam
2001 Kasi Radhika Tamil
Sharja To Sharja Kalyani Malayalam
Praja Maya Mary Kurien Malayalam
Jollyman Aish Tamil
2002 Panchathantiram Mrs Vedhantham Tamil
2003 The King Maker Leader Vasanthy Nambiar Malayalam
Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi Pinni(step mother) Telugu
The Fire Neena Cheriyan Malayalam
2004 Agninakshathram Aswathi Warrier Malayalam
M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi Shalini Tamil
New Seema Tamil
Naani Priya's friend Telugu
Jana Tamil
Kuththu Anjali's mother Tamil
2005 Dhairyam Mallika's Mother Telugu
Priyasakhi Priya's Mother Tamil
Aaru Sound Saroja Akka Tamil
Englishkaran Padma Tamil
2006 Notebook Elizabeth Malayalam
Thanthra Vedavadhi Malayalam
Paramasivan Malar's stepmother Tamil
Pandavaru Nagamani Kannada
2007 Inspector Garud Maya Gopinath Malayalam
Sringaram: Dance of Love Mirasu's wife Tamil
Vel Sakkara Pandi's Wife Tamil
Sabari Vajravelu's Wife Tamil
Sri Mahalakshmi Telugu
2008 Pazhani Durga Tamil
Abhiyum Naanum Anu (Abhi's mother) Tamil
2009 Adada Enna Azhagu Diana Tamil
2010 Abhishapt Nurse Hindi
Jhummandi Naadam Telugu
Buridi Telugu
2011 Manushya Mrugam Mary Malayalam
2012 Madirasi Ragini Malayalam
Theni Maavattam Tamil
Uchithanai Muharnthaal Security Guard Tamil
Uu Kodathara? Ulikki Padathara? Amrutha Valli's mother Telugu
2013 For Sale Achamma Malayalam
Natholi Oru Cheriya Meenalla Lakshmi/Sainuthatha Malayalam
Maad Dad Sosamma Malayalam
Philips and the Monkey Pen Uncredited
Archive footage
Malayalam From Narasimham
2014 Poojai Mrs. Sivakkozhnthu Tamil
Un Samayal Arayil / Oggarane / Ulavucharu Biriyani Asha Tamil / Kannada / Telugu
2015 Aambala Nadu Ponnu Tamil
MGR Sivaji Rajini Kamal Aishwarya Tamil
Savaale Samaali Special appearance Tamil in song sequence
2016 Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru Manimaaran's wife Tamil
Kalyana Vaibhogame Nagamani Telugu
2017 Kuttram 23 Tamil
Ticket Sona Tamil
2018 Devadas Fishfry Lakshmi Telugu
Saamy 2 Shanthi Tamil
2019 Oh! Baby Vikram's Mother Telugu
2021 IchataVahanamuluNiluparadu Telugu

TelevisionEdit

Year Serial Role Channel Language Notes
Theadathey Thulainthu Povai Stella Tamil
2000 Devatha Asianet Malayalam
2002 Kathiravan Senchulakshmi Tamil
2003 Olangal Aishwarya Asianet Malayalam
2004 Mizhi Thurakkumbol Varada Surya TV Malayalam
2004–2005 Kadamattath Kathanaar Yakshi Asianet Malayalam
2004–2006 Muhurtham Aishwarya Sun TV Tamil
2005–2006 Raja Rajeswari Padmalakshmi Tamil
2005 Kavyaanjali Surya TV Malayalam
2005 Mandrake Asianet Malayalam
2006 Kadhaparayum Kavyaanjali Surya TV Malayalam Cameo appearance
2006 Sathyam Ancy Amrita TV Malayalam
2006–2007 Swami Ayyappan Maheeshi Asianet Malayalam
2008–2011 Paarijatham Lalitha Bhai Malayalam Won, Asianet Television award 2011 - Best actress in a negative role
2010–2012 Thendral Bhuvana Laxman Sun TV Tamil (Replaced by Sudha Chandran)
2013–2014 Mama Mapillai Aishwarya Tamil
2013 Manathil Uruthi Vendum Jaya TV Tamil
2013–2014 Kurinji Malar Kalbana Kalaingar TV Tamil
2015–2016 4 the People Prof Vasundara Das Asianet Malayalam
2015–2017 Nandini vs Nandini Baby ETV Plus Telugu
2017–2019 Azhagu Vasantha Sun TV Tamil
2018–2020 Chembarathi Thrichambarath Akhilandeswari Zee Keralam Malayalam Left the show due to COVID-19 regulations
Replaced by Thara Kalyan
2020 Dear u brother u Amma YouTube Tamil Web series

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "കണ്ണീരൊഴുക്കാന്‍ ഞാനില്ല , Interview – Mathrubhumi Movies". Mathrubhumi.com. 17 June 2010. Archived from the original on 19 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Star Talk – Aishwarya". indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 15 April 2010.
  3. ^ a b c d "I don't want to act with half-baked idiots any longer". rediff.com. March 2000.
  4. ^ http://m.rediff.com/movies/1999/jan/16ss.htm
  5. ^ "കണ്ണീരൊഴുക്കാന്‍ ഞാനില്ല – articles,infocus_interview – Mathrubhumi Eves". Mathrubhumi.com. 3 March 2014. Archived from the original on 19 January 2011.