Lena (actress)

Lena is an Indian film actress who appears predominantly in Malayalam cinema.

Lena
Lena Malayalam Actress.jpg
Born
Lena Kumar

(1981-03-18) 18 March 1981 (age 40)[1][2]
Kochi, Kerala, India
Citizenship
  • Indian
OccupationActress
Years active1998–present
Parents

She made her debut in Jayaraj's Sneham, which was followed by critically acclaimed Karunam. She had also established as a lead actress in the Malayalam television industry with serials like Omanathinkalpakshi, Ohari, Malayogam and Thadankalpalayam before focusing on her film career. She is also a television host and manages the YouTube Vlog - Lena's Magazine.[4] She has over 100 films to her credit in Malayalam cinema along with films in English,[5] Tamil, Telugu and Hindi languages.[6]

Some of her noted performance were in the critically acclaimed Traffic (2011) after which she acted in films such in Snehaveedu, Ee Adutha Kaalathu, Spirit, Left Right Left and Ennu Ninte Moideen in supporting roles.[7] Lena Kumar will star alongside Adil Hussain (Parched, Hotel Salvation) in a British-Indian feature titled Footprints on Water, to be directed by Nathalia Syam.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Lena attended the Seventh Day Adventist Higher Secondary School in Thrissur,[9] and Hari Sri Vidya Nidhi School, also in Thrissur. Lena is a post-graduate in clinical psychology, and has worked as a clinical psychologist in Mumbai, before she quit her job to enter full-time acting.[7]

Lena Kumar has recently revealed her plans for a directorial debut as she confirmed completing the first draft of the project which is in pipeline.[10]

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1998 Sneham Ammu Debut Malayalam film
1999 Karunam -
2000 Oru Cheru Punchiri Beena
Devadoothan Annie Kurian
Indriyam Sreedevi
Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal Deepa
Shantham Raghavan's wife
Varnakkazchchakal Renuka
2001 Randam Bhavam Manikkutty
2004 Koottu Parvathi
2007 Big B Selina
2008 De Ingottu Nokkiye Julia
2009 2 Harihar Nagar Parvathi Govindan Kutty
Bhagavan Maria
Daddy Cool Adi's teacher Cameo Appearance
Robin Hood Meera
Thirunakkara Perumal Gracy
2010 April Fool Letha Cameo Appearance
Cocktail Dr.Susan Cameo Appearance
In Ghost House Inn Parvathi Govindankutty
Kaaryasthan Saraswathi
Kanyakumari Express Sneha Mohan
Raama Raavanan Muthulakshmi/Malli
2011 Athe Mazha Athe Veyil Sreelakshmi
Khaddama Zarina
Killadi Raman Seethalakshmi
Snehaveedu Lilly
Traffic Shruthi SIIMA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Malayalam
Amrita Film Award for Best Supporting Actor (Female)
Ulakam Chuttum Valiban Annie
2012 Asuravithu Angel
Bachelor Party Sheela Mathews Kattuparambil
Bavuttiyude Namathil Sethu's friend Cameo Appearance
Chapters Annie
Doctor Innocent aanu Adabia
Ee Adutha Kaalathu Roopa Vasudevan
Matinee Gayathri teacher
MLA Mani: Patham Classum Gusthiyum MLA Lakshmi Priya
Naughty Professor Tessa
Orange Saritha
Spirit ASP Supriya Raghavan Asianet Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
Red Alert Anu
Ustad Hotel Fathima Abdul Razaq
2013 101 Chodyangal Sathi
Aaru Sundarimaarude Katha Cyns Ria
Arikil Oraal Aarathi
Ayaal Devaki Antharjanam
Careebeyans Ganga
Cowboy Veena
David and Goliath Jainamma
Left Right Left Anitha
Kanyaka Talkies Ancy Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actress
Tourist Home -
White Paper Asha
Weeping Boy Sreedevi Sahadevan
2014 God's Own Country Sereena
Happy Journey Alice
Hi I'm Tony Elizabeth Tony
Iyobinte Pustakam Kazhali
London Bridge Gracy
Njangalude Veettile Athidhikal Maya
RajadhiRaja Vidyalakshmi
Thomson Villa Sheela Paul
Vellimoonga Molly
Vikramadithyan Lakshmi Nair
2015 Alif Fathima
Anegan Dr.Radhika Tamil film
The Reporter Vinitha teacher
Ennum Eppozhum Farah
Nee-Na Counselor Pearl
Nirnnayakam Govt.Pleader
Love 24x7 Jayashree
Ennu Ninte Moideen Pathumma [11]
My God -
Two Countries Susan
2016 Airlift Deepti Jayarajan, George Kutty's wife Hindi film[12]
Shajahanum Pareekuttiyum Dr.Deepa Menon
Karinkunnam 6'S IG Haritha Krishnan
Oru Muthassi Gada Jean
Kavi Uddheshichathu..? Gladys
2017 Honey Bee2 Ruby
Avarude Raavukal Deepa Manoj
Dr. Chakravarthy Vandana Chakravarthy Telugu film
Honey Bee 2.5 Herself
Oru Visheshapetta BiriyaniKissa Thaara
Thank You Very Much -
Adam John Daisy
Ramaleela Olga John
Vimaanam Mable
Masterpiece Minister Sethulakshmi Krishnadas
2018 Aadhi Rosy
Ira Adv. Daisy
Bonsai Mom
Suvarna Purushan Mary
Johny Johny Yes Appa S. Sujatha
Paviyettante Madhurachooral Annie
2019 Varikkuzhiyile Kolapathakam Annie
Kodathi Samaksham Balan Vakeel ADGP Indulekha
Athiran Renuka
Oru Yamandan Premakadha Diya's mother
Kadaram Kondan Kalpana Tamil film
2020 Anveshanam Sony
Draupadi Doctor Tamil film
2021 Footprints on water as wife of Adil Hussain English Film (filming)
Sajan Bakery Since 1962 Betsy
Black Coffee Ann
Un Kadhal Irundhal Tamil film
Pragathi
Meppadiyan
Oru Rathri Oru Pakal
Aadujeevitham Ayisha
Article 21 Thamarai
Adukkala - the manifesto Rosamma
Nancy Rani
Qalb
Khali Purse of the Billionaires
Bheeshma Parvam Catherine

Television serialsEdit

Year Title Channel Notes
2002 Sneha Asianet
2005-2006 Omanathinkalpakshi Asianet [13] Character-Jancy
2006 Ohari Amrita TV [13]
2007-2008 Chilluvilakku Surya TV
2008 Malayogam Asianet Character - Revathi
2008 Thadangal Palayam Asianet
2009 Aranazhika Neram Amrita TV
2009 Kanal Kireedam Surya TV Character - Nandhini
2010 Thulabharam Surya TV Character - Shalini
2010-2011 Alaudinte Albuthavilakku Asianet Character - Mumthaz
2011-2012 Pattukalude Pattu Surya TV Character - Swapna
2013-2014 Satyameva Jayate Surya TV
2014 Manjuthirum Mumpe DD Malayalam Character - Seetha Nandan
As host
  • Your choice (Asianet)
  • Amul Sangeetha Mahayudham (Surya TV)
  • Vivel Big Break (Surya TV)
  • Lena's Magazine (Online)
Album
  • Pranayam
  • Pranayathin Ormakkayi
  • Amma Manasam
Endorsements
  • MJ Foods
  • Indulekha Bringa Hair Oil
  • Maruthua Panja Jeerakam

AwardsEdit

Year Award Category Film Result Ref.
2008 Kerala State TV Awards Best Actress Aranazhika Neram Won [14]
2008 Atlas Film Critics TV Award Best Second Actress Chilluvillakku Won [15]
2011 Filmfare Awards South Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Malayalam Traffic Won [16]
2011 Amrita Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Traffic Won [17]
2011 Kerala Film Critics Association Awards Second Best Actor (Female) Traffic,Athe Mazha Athe Veyil Won
2011 Kerala Film Critics Association Awards Second Best Actor (Female) Ennu Ninte Moideen Won
2012 Asianet Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Spirit Won
2013 Kerala State Film Award Second Best Actress Left right left and Kanyaka Talkies Won [18]
2013 South Indian International Movie Awards Best Supporting Actor (Female) Left right left Won
2015 Asianet Film Awards Best Character Actress Ennu Ninte Moideen Won [19]
2015 Vanitha Film Awards Best Supporting Actor (Female) Ennu Ninte Moideen Won [20]
2015 South Indian International Movie Awards Best Supporting Actor (Female) Ennu Ninte Moideen Won
2015 Filmfare Awards South Best Supporting Actor (Female) Ennu Ninte Moideen Won
2015 1st IIFA Utsavam Performance In A Supporting Role - Female Ennu Ninte Moideen Won
2018 Master Vision International Excellency Award Many movies Won
2019 Toronto International South Asian Film Awards (TISFA) Best Supporting Actress Adam Joan & Vimaanam Won [21]
2019 Janmabhoomi Legends of Kerala Best Supporting Actress Won
2019 South Indian International Movie Awards Best Supporting Actor (Female) Aadhi Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2445419/
  2. ^ https://www.mathrubhumi.com/movies-music/interview/actress-lena-interview-1.4065298
  3. ^ M, Athira (24 August 2012). "Dream run" – via www.thehindu.com.
  4. ^ https://www.vanitha.in/celluloid/multiplex/lena-nepal-journey-viral-video.html
  5. ^ || ||Tamil film
  6. ^ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/malayalam/movies/news/acting-in-tamil-is-a-win-win-situation-for-malayali-actors-lena/articleshow/67601897.cms
  7. ^ a b She is no cry baby The Hindu Entertainment, Thiruvananthapuram
  8. ^ https://www.newindianexpress.com/entertainment/malayalam/2020/oct/30/nimisha-sajayan-lena-kumar-join-adil-hussain-in-footprints-on-water-2216831.html
  9. ^ Sebastian, Shevlin (22 April 2012). "'Lena is a Gorgeous Woman'". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  10. ^ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/malayalam/movies/news/lena-in-the-lockdown-i-finished-scripting-the-first-draft-for-my-directorial-debut/articleshow/79717374.cms
  11. ^ V.P, Nicy. "Prithviraj's 'Ennu Ninte Moideen' in Trouble; Kanchana Threatens to Commit Suicide if Film is Released".
  12. ^ "Lena heads to Rajasthan for Akshay Kumar film". Sanjit Sidhardhan. 26 October 2015.
  13. ^ a b Anand, Shilpa Nair (20 January 2006). "She is no cry baby". The Hindu.
  14. ^ "State television awards announced". The Hindu. 28 January 2010. Archived from the original on 29 November 2010. Retrieved 11 March 2013.
  15. ^ "Atlas TV awards announced". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 11 March 2013.
  16. ^ "59th Idea Filmfare Awards South (Winners list)". Filmfare. 9 July 2012. Archived from the original on 6 May 2020. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  17. ^ "Amrita TV". Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 11 March 2013.
  18. ^ "Kerala state film award: Unexpected honour for Lena". City Times. 24 April 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  19. ^ 18th Asianet Film Awards: Vikram, Trisha, Prithviraj, Mohanlal, Nivin Pauly bag awards [Full winners' list+photos]. M.ibtimes.co.in. Retrieved on 3 May 2016.
  20. ^ Vanitha Film Awards 2016: Prithviraj, best actor; Parvathy bags best actress award [Full winners list]. M.ibtimes.co.in (16 February 2016). Retrieved on 2016-05-03.
  21. ^ "Winners TISFA 2019". Toronto International South Asian Film Awards. Toronto. 2019. Archived from the original on 26 May 2020. Retrieved 26 May 2020.

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