Kausalya (actress)

Nandini (born Kavitha on 30 December 1979), commonly known as Kausalya, is an Indian film actress and model, who has starred mainly in South Indian cinema. After starting her career as a lead heroine, she has since gone on to portray supporting roles.[2]

Nandini
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Born
Kavitha

(1979-12-30) 30 December 1979 (age 41)[1]
Other namesNandini, Kaushalya, Tamilselvi
OccupationActress, model
Years active1996 –2010
2014 – present
Parent(s)Shivasankar, Poornima

CareerEdit

Nandini was pursuing a modelling career, before she debuted in the 1996 Malayalam film April 19 by Balachandra Menon.[3][4][5] The following year, she appeared in her first Tamil film Kaalamellam Kadhal Vaazhga (1997) with Murali and went on to star in several successful films in Tamil like Nerukku Ner (1997), Priyamudan (1998), Sollamale (1998), Pooveli (1998) and Vaanathaippola (2000). In Malayalam, her best performance is regarded to be in Ayal Kadha Ezhuthukayanu (1998) opposite Mohanlal and including Karumadikuttan (2001) with Kalabhavan Mani.

She had starred in over 30 films in Tamil and Malayalam in lead roles, while securing a Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil for her performance in Pooveli. She mostly acted in saree-clad and conservative roles. By the mid-2000s, she turned character artiste and went on to portray supporting roles in films such as Thirumalai (2003) and Santosh Subramaniam (2008) and ventured into television with the series Manaivi which aired 436 episodes on Sun TV.[6]

In 2004, she attempted to make a comeback as a lead actress but unfortunately several of her projects became delayed. Films such as Thiagarajan's Police which starred her alongside Prashanth, Manadhil with Karthik, Vendumadi Nee Enakku and Rosappoo Chinna Rosappoo with Sathyaraj, were readied but then stalled in quick succession.[7][8]

Personal lifeEdit

kosulya was born to Kannadiga father Shivashankar S, an Depot Manager at Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation[9] of an Kannada Lingayat family. Brother Shanmukha is her secretary. She remains unmarried.[10]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Film Role Language Notes
1996 April 19 Nandhini Malayalam
1997 Kaalamellam Kadhal Vaazhga Kausalya Tamil
1997 Nerukku Ner Akila Tamil
1997 Lelam Gouri Parvathi Malayalam
1998 Sorry Kannada
1998 Jolly Anitha Tamil
1998 Priyamudan Priya Tamil
1998 Sollamale Swetha Tamil
1998 Pooveli Maha Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
1998 Unnudan Gowri Tamil
1998 Ayal Kadha Ezhuthukayanu Priyadarshini Malayalam
1999 Alludugaaru Vachcharu Mahalakshmi Telugu
1999 Thachiledathu Chundan Usha Malayalam
1999 Panchadara Chilaka Kalyani Telugu
1999 Aasaiyil Oru Kaditham Lakshmi Tamil
2000 Vaanathaippola Nandini Tamil
2000 Eazhaiyin Sirippil Kausalya Tamil
2000 Thai Porandhachu Geetha Tamil
2000 Raja Kaliamman Meena Tamil
2000 Sandhitha Velai Agalya Tamil
2000 James Pandu Kausalya Tamil
2000 Ilaiyavan Janani Tamil
2000 Kuberan Kavitha Tamil
2001 Engalukkum Kaalam Varum Lakshmi Tamil
2001 Thaali Kaatha Kaliamman Karpagam Tamil
2001 Naranathu Thampuran Hemalatha Malayalam
2001 Kunguma Pottu Gounder Saraswathi Tamil
2001 Karumadikuttan Nandinikutty Malayalam
2001 Kutty Rohini Tamil
2001 Sundara Purushan Sridevi Malayalam
2001 Manadhai Thirudivittai Indhu Tamil
2001 Jameendar Malayalam
2002 Devan Alex Devan's sister Tamil
2002 Shivam Dr. Gayathri Bhadran Malayalam
2003 Ree Swalpa Barteera Kausalya Kannada
2003 Gandhi Nagara Kannada
2003 Badri Soni Kannada
2003 Thirumalai Nagalakshmi Tamil
2004 Udayam Anju Malayalam
2004 Vajram Nanda Devarajan Malayalam
2004 Gowri Nagalaxmi Telugu
2005 Maanikyan Nirmala Menon Malayalam
2005 Mahanandi Mrs. Swami Telugu
2007 Sooryan Raji Malayalam
2007 Viyyalavari Kayyalu Bhoopati Rayudu's wife Telugu
2008 Santosh Subramaniam Santosh's sister Tamil
2009 I G Inspector General Yamini Malayalam
2009 Ghauttham Geetha Kannada
2009 Satrumun Kidaitha Thagaval Tamil
2010 Rambabu Gadi Pellam Telugu
2014 Poojai Susheela Tamil
2015 Elinjikkavu PO Lekshmi Malayalam
2016 Anuraga Karikkin Vellam Anuradha Malayalam
2017 Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae Sangili Aandavar's sister Tamil
2017 Rarandoi Veduka Chudham Kaushalya Telugu
2017 Brahma.com Kamu’s mother Tamil
2018 Koottali Lakshmi Tamil
2018 Jayamahal Queen Matangi Kannada
2018 Echcharikkai Jaanu Tamil
2018 Mandharam Rajesh's mother Malayalam
2018 Savyasachi Mahalakshmi Telugu
2019 4 Letters Telugu
2019 Natpe Thunai Prabhakaran's mother Tamil
2019 Khyla Tamil
2020 Run Imaginary Doctor Telugu
2021 Michaelpatty Raja Tamil
2021 Engada Iruthinga Ivvalavu Naala Tamil
2021 Rang De Arjun's mother Telugu
2021 Kadhalikka Yarumillai Tamil Filming

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Channel Language
2004-2006 Manaivi Hamsaveni/Krishnaveni Sun TV Tamil
2004-2004 Chitta Hema/Thattha Surya TV Malayalam
2006 Thanichu Devapriya Raman IAS/ Devutty Asianet
Amme Namasthuthe Devi Bhaktha YouTube
(Devotional album)
2008 Kanden Seethaiyai STAR Vijay Tamil
2010 Dharmayudham Mega TV
2010 Alaipayuthey Jaya TV
2015 Spandhanam Annie Surya TV Malayalam
2016-2017 Amma Sukanya Suvarna TV Kannada
2019 Chottanikkara Amme Narayana Devi Bhaktha YouTube
(Devotional album)
Malayalam

Web seriesEdit

Year Title Role Platform Notes
2020 Chadarangam Bhavani ZEE5 [11][12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "dinakaran". 12 April 2008. Archived from the original on 12 April 2008.
  2. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/19990218201218/http://www.minnoviyam.com/articles/
  3. ^ "South Africa steady after Aussie late-order flourish". 5 January 2009. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Kousalya - A Non Resident Chennaiite". Archived from the original on 28 January 2010. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Welcome to Sify.com". Archived from the original on 19 October 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Small screen debut". The Hindu. 5 January 2004. p. 02. Archived from the original on 29 May 2005. Retrieved 8 June 2016 – via The Hindu (old).
  7. ^ "Ready for second innings - Tamil News". IndiaGlitz.com. 5 November 2004.
  8. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20010804090958/http://chennaionline.com/reeltalk/jul315.asp
  9. ^ mangalam. "Mangalam - Varika 23-Jun-2014". Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  10. ^ "Actress Kausalya's sudden decision to marry - Tamil News". IndiaGlitz.com. 26 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Srikanth plays NTR in Chadarangam". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 5 January 2021.
  12. ^ Codingest. "'Chadarangam': Srikanth looks good as a politician". NTV Telugu. Retrieved 5 January 2021.

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