Chitra Shenoy

Chitra Shenoy is a well known Indian actress and producer in South Indian movies and television series. She has acted in more than 600 films in Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Tulu, and Hindi. She is known as the 'young mother' in the Kannada film industry having portrayed the role of a mother to almost all top stars in Kannada. In Malayalam she rose to fame with her role as Mammootty's mother in Rajamanikyam.

Chitra Shenoy
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Born24 July 1971 (age 41)
Hassan, Karnataka
NationalityIndian
OccupationFilm actor
Spouse(s)Gurudas Shenoy
ChildrenKushi Shenoy
Parent(s)M.K.Vinayak
Saraswathi

She became a house-hold name in Kerala with the mother-in-law character in the Malayalam serial Sthreedhanam. She owns the production company Good Company Productions.

Personal lifeEdit

She was born in a Sankethi Brahmin family to M.K.Vinayak and Saraswathi Vinayak, as the youngest of two children at Hassan. She has an elder sister, Jyothi.[1] She is a home science graduate.[2] She is married to Gurudas Shenoy, a Kannada Film & Television Producer. They have a daughter. Gurudas & Chitra Shenoy together run two television production companies - Dakshin Videotech and Good Compmany Productions. She currently resides at Bangalore with her family.[3]

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Role Language Notes
1990 Mouna Horata Kannada
1990 Aasegobba Meesegobba Kannada
1993 Sidukabeda Singari Kannada
1999 Chaitrade Chiguru Kannada
Hrudaya Hrudaya Kannada
Sneha Vijay's mother Kannada
Premotsava Kannada
2000 Shrirasthu Shubhamasthu Kannada
Preethsu Thappenilla Kannada
Nan Hendthi Chennagidale Kannada
O Nanna Nalle Kannada
2001 Nanna Preethiya Hudugi Kannada
Asura Gayathri Kannada
Chitte Kannada
Jilhadhikari Kannada
Grama Devathe Kannada
Jodi Kannada
Mafia Kannada
Amma Ninna Tholinalli Kannada
2002 Manasella Neene Kannada
Law And Order Kannada
Ninagoskara Kannada
Oh Nanna Nalle Kannada
Ninne Preethisuve Kannada
Chandu Vidya's mother Kannada
Ninagagi Dr.Usha Kannada
Balagalittu Olage Baa Kannada
Roja Kannada
Love U Kannada
Prema Khaidi Kannada
2003 Dhumm (Preethi and Vinod)'s sister Kannada
Pakka Chukka Kannada
Khushi Kannada
Ondagona Baa Kannada
Daasa Kannada
Laali Haadu Kannada
Nanjundi Kannada
Dreams Kannada
Don Kannada
Sri Renukadevi Kannada
Dhad Dhad Kannada
Kasu Iddone Basu Kannada
Lankesh Pathrike Kannada
Ramaswamy Krishnaswamy Kannada
Thayi Illada Thabbali Kannada
Preethisle Beku Kannada
Yardo Duddu Yellammana Jathre Kannada
Bangalore Bandh Kannada
Pakka Chukka Kannada
2004 Kalasipalya Janaki Kannada
Rama Krishna Kannada
Nalla Dr. Sharada Kannada
Darshan Kannada
Rowdy Aliya Kannada
Hasina Jhuleka Begum Kannada
Santhosha Kannada
Srushthi Kannada
Pakkadmane Hudugi Kannada
Kanakambari Kannada
Monda Kannada
Y2K Kannada
2005 Aham Premasmi Apsara's mother Kannada
Magic Ajji Kannada
Valmiki Bharathi Kannada
Shastri Kanaka's mother Kannada
Shambhu Kannada
Hai Chinnu Kannada
Mental Manja Kannada
Anna Thangi Kannada
Love Story Kannada
Nenapirali Kannada
Boyfriend Kannada
Haseena Kannada
Namma Basava Kannada
Thunta Kannada
Gowramma Kannada
Jootata Kannada
Encounter Dayanayak Kannada
Ayya Kannada
Raajamanikyam Muthulakshmi Ammal Malayalam Malayalam debut with Mammootty
2006 Hatavadi Kannada
Ambi Kannada
Julie Margaret Kannada
Aishwarya Aishwarya's mother Kannada
Kadhale En Kadhale Saradha Tamil Tamil debut
The Don Baba's wife Malayalam
Hubli Ajay Kumar Sir Nayak's mother Kannada
Uppi Dada M.B.B.S. Kannada
Neenello Nanalle Janaki Kannada
Dattha Kannada
Mandya Kannada
Thangigagi Kannada
Thandege Thakka Maga Kannada
O Priyathama Kannada
Eesha Kannada
Thavarina Siri Kannada
Good Luck Kannada
2007 Prarambha Lady at house Kannada Cameo appearance
Sixer Kannada
Muruga Tamil
Ali Bhai Anwar Ali's mother Malayalam
Rock & Roll Daya's mother Malayalam
Gunavantha Padma Kannada
Sajani Kannada
No 73, Shanthi Nivasa Shobha Kannada
Ugadi Kannada
Ee Rajeev Gandhi Alla Kannada
Poojari Kannada
Preethigagi Kannada
Masti Kannada
2008 Gaja Kannada
Anthu Inthu Preethi Banthu Kannada
Kodagana Koli Nungitha Kannada
Calcutta News Ajith's mother Malayalam
Ganga Kaveri Kannada
Baa Bega Chandamama Kannada
Paramesha Panwala Kannada
Hani Hani Kannada
Honganasu Kannada
Shivani Kannada
Moggina Manasu Kannada
Payana Kannada
2009 Nam Yajamanru Kannada
Love Guru Kannada
Raam Kannada
Rajani Kannada
Iniya Kannada
Samastha Keralam PO Saraswathi Malayalam
Bellary Naga Kannada
Venki Kannada
Abhimani Kannada
Yogi Kannada
2010 Sihigaali Kannada
School Master Kannada
Porki Kannada
Shourya Kannada
Nagaram Tamil
Kantri Mogudu Telugu Telugu debut
Naidu LLB Telugu
Gandedhe Kannada
Cheluveye Ninne Nodalu Sharada Kannada
Hoo Kannada
Kunidu Kunidu Bare Kannada
Hrudayadali Idenidu Kannada
Bisile Kannada
Huli Kannada
2011 Take It Easy Kannada
Kempe Gowda Kempe Gowda's mother Kannada
Sri Naga Shakthi Kannada
Naliyona Bara Kannada
Sogasugara Kannada
2012 Kanchana Kannada
Father's Day Dr.Elizabeth Thomas Malayalam
Dandupalya Susheela's mother Kannada
Jeevana Jok-alli Kannada
Toofan Kannada
Jeevana Jok-alli Kannada
Saniha Kannada
AK 56 Kannada
Charulatha Kannada Dubbing Artist
2013 Bulbul Chitra Spoorthi Kannada
Nenapingala Kannada
Varadanayaka Siri's mother Kannada
Kotlallapo Kai Kannada
Orissa Malayalam
Kaanchi Ammalu Amma Malayalam
Rickshaw Driver Tulu Tulu debut
2014 O Manase Kannada
Maanikya Rathna Kannada
Mr Joe B. Carvalho Sundari Hindi
Power Star Kannada
Pandya Rathna Kannada
2015 Bangalore Metro Kannada
Fading Red Shylaja English
Aamanthrana Kannada
Thinkal Muthal Velli Vare Herself Malayalam Cameo Appearance
Ring Road Mother Kannada
Rathavara Kannada
Rudra Thandava Kannada
Buguri Kannada
2016 Kavi Uddheshichathu..? Ammachi Malayalam
Maduveya Mamatheya Kareyole Kannada
Kalpana 2 Kannada
Bhujanga Kannada
Lakshmana Kannada
Viraat Kannada
John Jani Janardhan Kannada
Whatsupp Love Kannada
Jigarthanda Kannada
Akshathe Kannada
2017 Chitta Chanchala Kannada
Raajakumara Gayatri Kannada
Tarak Kannada
2018 Shivu Paru Lakshmi Kannada
2 Friends Telugu
2019 Odeya Kannada
Adyaksha in America Kannada

Television seriesEdit

Year Serial Channel Language Notes
NO.55 DD Chandana Kannada
Bhagya
Mane
Mane Kathe
Sahana
Anuraga
1995 Mukhamukhi
1996 Itihaas DD National Hindi
1996 "Chauraaha" DD National Hindi by Sridhar Kshirasagar
1998 Mayamruga DD Chandana Kannada
1998 Jwalamukhi Udaya TV Kannada
2000 "Antaraal" Star Plus Hindi by Girish Karnad
2002 Gupta Gamini E TV Kannada
2009-2011 Maharani Vijay TV Tamil Character-Prakash's mother
2011 Gaandhaari Jaihind TV Malayalam
2012 Decent Family Jaihind TV Malayalam
2012-2016 Sthreedhanam Asianet Malayalam Character- Palat Sethulakshmi
2013 Achante Makkal Surya TV Malayalam
2013 Karpoorada Gombe Star Suvarna Kannada Character-Kaveri
2014 Swathi Muthu Star Suvarna Kannada
2017-2019 Padmavathi Colors Kannada Kannada
2018-Present Ponnukku Thangamanassu Star Vijay Tamil Character-Sethulakshmi
2019-Present Pournami Thinkal Asianet Malayalam Character- Rajalekshmi ,
Also Producer
2020-Present Kudumbavilakku Asianet Malayalam Producer

AwardsEdit

Won
Nominated

Reality ShowsEdit

  • Munch Stars (Asianet)
  • Ningalkkumakam Kodeeswaran (Asianet)
  • Sell Me The Answer (Asianet)
  • Badai Bungalow (Asianet)
  • Kumkumam (Kairali TV)

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