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Aishwariya is an Indian actress who has acted in Tamil, Malayalam, and Telugu movies along with several Malayalam television serials.[1] She is the daughter of popular actress Lakshmi.[2]

Aishwarya
Born
Shanta Meena Bhaskar

(1971-06-17) 17 June 1971 (age 48)
OccupationFilm actress
Spouse(s)
Tanveer
(m. 1994; div. 1996)
ChildrenAnaina (b. 1995)
RelativesY. V. Rao (maternal grand father)
Lakshmi (mother)
Bhaskar (father)

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CareerEdit

Aishwarya's first film to be released 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 notably turned down opportunities to work with Mani Ratnam in Roja (1992) and 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 Tamil father K Bhaskaran and half Tamil and Telugu actress Lakshmi, she has a half-sister from her mother's third marriage. She was married to Tanveer in 1994 and they were divorced in 1996. The couple have a daughter, Anaina, born in 1995.[5][6]

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 Jeyikkattum Tamil
Hosa Kavya Kannada Kannada debut
1991 Mill Thozhilali Tamil
Thaiyalkaran Kaveri Tamil
Marikozhundhu Marikozhundhu,
Chithra
Tamil
Naan Pudicha Mappillai Tamil
Anbulla Thangachikku Tamil
Mamagaru Rani Telugu
Oorellam Un Pattu Tamil
Ponnukku Sethi Vandhachu Tamil
1992 Rasukutty Raasukutti's lover Tamil
Meera Meera Tamil
Subba Rayudi Pelli Lalitha Telugu
Ahankari Telugu
Brahma Telugu
Kizhaku Veluthachu 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 Suyamvaram Savithri Tamil
Housefull Tamil
2000 Pennin Manathai Thottu Tamil
Narashimham Anuradha Malayalam
Sathyameva Jayathe Nancy Malayalam
2001 Kasi Radhika Tamil
Sharja To Sharja Kalyani Malayalam
Praja Maya Mary Kurien Malayalam
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 Eshwar's second wife 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
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 Akasamantha movie in Telugu
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 & 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 Savaale Samaali Tamil
MGR Sivaji Rajini Kamal Tamil
Aambala Nadu Ponnu Tamil
2016 Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru Manimaaran's wife Tamil
Kalyana Vaibhogame Nagamani Telugu
2017 Kuttram 23 Tamil
2018 Devadas Fishfry Lakshmi Telugu
Saamy 2 Shanthi Tamil
Ticket Sona Tamil
2019 Oh! Baby Vikram's Mother Telugu

TelevisionEdit

Year Serial Role Channel Language Notes
2003 Olangal Aiswarya Asianet Malayalam
Devatha Aiswarya Asianet Malayalam
Sathyam Ancy Malayalam
2004 Mizhi Thurakkumbol Varada Surya TV Malayalam
2004 Mandrake Asianet Malayalam
2004-2005 Kadamattath Kathanaar Yakshi Asianet Malayalam
2004-2006 Muhurtham Aishwarya Sun TV Tamil
2005-2006 Raja Rajeswari Padmalakshmi Sun TV Tamil
2005 Kavyaanjali Surya TV Malayalam
2006 Kadhaparayum Kavyaanjali Surya TV Malayalam
2006-2007 Swami Ayyappan Maheeshi Asianet Malayalam
2008–2011 Paarijatham Lalitha Bhai Asianet 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 Sun TV Tamil
2015-2016 4 the People Prof Vasundara Das Asianet Malayalam
2015-2017 Nandini vs Nandini Baby Etv Plus Telugu
2017 – present Azhagu Vasantha Sun TV Tamil
2018 – present Chembarathi Thrichambarath Akhilandeswari Zee Keralam Malayalam

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ കണ്ണീരൊഴുക്കാന്‍ ഞാനില്ല , Interview – Mathrubhumi Movies Archived 19 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine. Mathrubhumi.com (2010-06-17). Retrieved on 2014-03-03.
  2. ^ "Star Talk – Aishwarya". indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 15 April 2010.
  3. ^ a b c http://m.rediff.com/movies/2000/mar/03ais.htm
  4. ^ http://m.rediff.com/movies/1999/jan/16ss.htm
  5. ^ "I don't want to act with half-baked idiots any longer". rediff.com. March 2000.
  6. ^ കണ്ണീരൊഴുക്കാന്‍ ഞാനില്ല – articles,infocus_interview – Mathrubhumi Eves Archived 19 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Mathrubhumi.com. Retrieved on 2014-03-03.