Jalaja is an actress in Malayalam film who was active during the 1970s and 1980s. She had won Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress[2] and Filmfare Award for Best Actress in 1981 for the movie Venal directed by Lenin Rajendran. She is one of the few actors to have acted in the films of most great film-makers of Malayalam cinema, both for art-house and commercial films.[1]

Jalaja
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Born16 August 1961 (1961-08-16) (age 59)[1]
OccupationActress
Years active1979 - 1989 and 2018-present
Spouse(s)Prakash Nair(1993-present)
ChildrenDevi
Parent(s)Vasudevan Pillai , Saraswathiyammal

Personal lifeEdit

She was born on 13 December 1961[1] to a Professor Thakazhiyil Vasudevan Pillai and Saraswathiyamma in Malaysia. She studied there till her fourth grade and then migrated to India, due to Civil war in Malaysia. She had her primary education from Asan Memorial Senior Secondary School, Madras, Ambalappuzha English Medium School and her Pre-degree from St. Joseph College, Alappuzha. She did her Bachelors and Masters in English Literature from Women's college Thiruvananthapuram.[3][4] She is married to Prakash Nair since 3 September 1993 & has settled in Bahrain after her marriage. They have a daughter Devi.[5] She was the jury member for Kerala state film awards 2014.

AwardsEdit

Kerala State Film Awards:

FilmographyEdit

MalayalamEdit

Year Title Role Director
1978 Thampu - G. Aravindan
1978 Ee Ganam Marakkumo Theater Artist N Sankaran Nair
1978 Mattoly Thankam A Bheem Singh
1978 Randu Penkuttikal Mohan
1978 Ivenente Priyaputhran Hariharan
1979 Sayoojyam Radha G Premkumar
1979 Ulkadal Susanna K .G George
1979 Kannukal Malathi P Gopikumar
1979 Radha Enna Pennkutti - Balachandra Menon
1979 Prathishta Adoor Gopalakrishnan
1980 Shalini Ente Koottukari Ammu Mohan
1980 Vilkkanundu Swapnangal Sreedevi M Azad
1980 Sooryante Maranum Mallika Rajeevnath
1980 Chaakara Jiji PG Vishwambharan
1980 Aarohanam Photographer's wife A Sheriff
1980 Raagam Thaanam Pallavi Jaanu AT Abu
1980 Vedikkettu Suja K A Shivadas
1980 Chora Chuvanna Chora Sundari G Gopalakrishnan
1980 Adhikaram Rema P Chandrakumar
1980 Abhimanyu -
1980 Veera Simham
1980 Hridayam Paadunnu G Premkumar
1981 Munnettam Jaanu Sreekumaran Thampi
1981 Arayannam Devi P Gopikumar
1981 Thakilu Kottampuram Padmaja Balu Kiriyath
1981 Greeshmam Rathi VR Gopinath
1981 Munnettam Janu Sreekumaran Thampi
1981 Elippathayam Sridevi Adoor Gopalakrishnan
1981 Venal Ramani Lenin Rajeendran
1981 Ithihasam Rani Joshi
1981 Vayal Nandinikutty
1981 Aambalpoovu Prema Harikumar
1981 Swarnapakshikal Lakshmi PR Nair
1981 Aakkramanam Saleena
1981 Pinneyum Pookkunna Kaadu Lakshmi PR Nair
1981 Thaalam Manasinte Thaalam - AT Abu
1981 Vazhikal Yaathrakkar AB Raj
1981 Yakshikkavu Chandrasekharan Thambi
1981 Jalarekha Prof Sivaprasad
1981 Premageethangal
1982 Yavanika Rohini KG George
1982 Marmaram Nirmala Bharathan
1982 Balloon Kausu Ravi Gupthan
1982 Koritharicha Naal Revathi Sasikumar
1982 Padayottam Aisha Jijo
1982 Sooryan Leela Sasikumar
1982 Postmortem Aswathy Sasikumar
1982 Ithiri Neram Othiri Karyam Reetha Balachandra Menon
1982 Chillu Ananthu's lover Lenin Rajendran
1982 Kanmanikkorumma -
1982 Sheshakriya - Ravi Alummoodu
1982 Uvvu/Layam -
1982 Yagam Sivan
1982 Komaram JC George
1983 Karyam Nissaram Sarala Balachandra Menon
1983 Mandanmmar Londanil Ammini Sathyan Anthikkad
1983 Kodumkattu Sindhu Joshi
1983 Passport Nabeesa Thampi Kannanthanam
1983 Kattaruvi Radha Sasikumar
1983 Oru Swakaryam Uma Harikumar
1983 Prathigna Sainaba P. N. Sundaram
1983 Visa Sabira Balu Kiriyath
1983 Onnu Chirikku Urmila Menon PG Vishwambharan
1983 Eettillam Kusumam Fazil
1983 Kathi - P Bhaskaran
1983 Kinginikombu Jayan Adiyattu
1983 Vaashi MR Joseph
1983 Pankayam
1983 Arunayude Prabhatham
1984 Kooduthedunna Parava Salma PK Joseph
1984 Athirathram Seetha I V Sasi
1984 Kudumbam Oru Swargam Bharya Oru Devatha Radha N Sankaran Nair
1984 Aashamsakalode Chakki Vijayan Karote
1984 NH 47 Nazeera Baby
1984 Kodathi Sindhu Joshi
1984 Onnum Mindatha Bharya Adv. Vinodini Balu Kiriyath
1984 Aalkkoottathil Thaniye Sindhu I. V. Sasi
1984 Ethirppukal Geetha Unni Aranmula
1984 Ente Nandinikuttikku - Valsan
1984 Anthichuvappu - Kurian Varnasala
1984 Kurishuyudham Baby
1985 Madhuvidhu Theerum Mumbe Shobha
1985 Upaharam Dr. Roopa Sajan
1985 Sammelanam Selma CP Vijayakumar
1985 Ozhivukalam Nandhini Bharathan
1985 Naayakan Haseena Balu Kiriyath
1985 Kandu Kandarinju Padmam Sajan
1985 Mouna Nombaram Sathi Sasikumar
1986 Ithramathram Chithra P Chandrakumar
1986 Naale Njangalude Vivaham Vimala Sajan
1986 Kochu Themmadi Madhavikutty A.Vincent
1986 Kariyilakkattu Pole Ragini P Padmarajan
1985 Chillukottaram - KG Rajasekharan
1985 Manicheppu Thurannappol - Balachandra Menon
1985 Oduvil Kittiya Vaartha Yatheendra Das
1986 Desatanakkili Karayarilla Sara teacher P Padmarajan
1986 Ennennum Kannettante Vijayalakshmi(Viji) Fazil
1986 Prathyekam Sradhikuka Shobha PG Vishwambharan
1986 Neram Pularumbol -
1986 Nidhiyude Katha -
1987 Vilambaram Razeena Balachandra Menon
1987 Sarvakalashala Sister Alphonsa Venu Nagavally
1987 Sairandhri Latha
1987 Kaanan Kothichu
1988 Athirthikal Devi JD Thottan
1988 Abkari Ammini IV Sasi
1988 Aparan Sumangala teacher P Padmarajan
1988 Oru Muthassi Katha Parvathi Priyadarshan
1988 Manu Uncle Manu's elder sister
1988 Mukunthetta Sumitra Vilikkunnu Gopi's wife Priyadarsan
1988 Kayyettam/Production No.1
1989 Alicinte Anveshanam Alice TV Chandran
1989 Charithram Gracy
1989 Mahaayaanam Ramani Joshiy
1991 Perumthachan Devaki
1991 Kalamorukkam Chandrika VS Indran
1991 Kuttapathram Geetha R Chandru
1991 Aparahnam Lathika M.P. Sukumaran Nair
1992 Snehasagaram Marykkunju Sathyan Anthikad
1992 Gouri Gouri
2019 Thalanarizha TBA Sajith Muhammed
2019 Malik TBA Mahesh Narayan

TamilEdit

  1. Andharangam Oomaiyanathu (1980) as Sarasu
  2. Maarupatta Konangal (1983) as Jaya
  3. Thiruttu Rajakkal (1984)

Television serialsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 October 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Manorama Online Latest Malayalam News". Manoramaonline.com. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 March 2014. Retrieved 25 March 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "On record With T.N Gopakumar: Jalaja". Youtube.com. Retrieved 27 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Interview with Jalaja:". Kairali TV. 9 September 2010. Retrieved 12 April 2011.

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