Lissy (actress)

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Lissy Lakshmi (born 3 February 1967) is an Indian actress, who appeared predominantly in Malayalam films. She has also acted in some Tamil and Telugu films.She made her cinematic debut in 1982 with Malayalam film, Ithiri Neram Othiri Karyam. Her notable roles includes Odaruthammava Alariyam (1984), Mutharamkunnu P.O. (1985), Boeing Boeing (1985), Thalavattom (1986) and Chithram (1988).

Lissy
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Lissy in 2014
Born (1967-02-03) 3 February 1967 (age 53)
Kochi, Kerala, India
NationalityIndian
Alma mater
OccupationActress
Years active1982 – 1991
2018 – present
Spouse(s)
(m. 1990; div. 2014)
ChildrenKalyani Priyadarshan Siddharth

Early lifeEdit

Lissy was born as the only child to Nellikaattil Pappachan (Varkey)[1] and Aleyamma at Pazhanganad, Pukkattupadi, Kochi in Kerala. Her parents got divorced when she was very young and she was brought up by her mother Aleyamma.[2] Lissy was raised as a Catholic Christian and did her studies at St. Teresa's School and College.[3] She was very good at studies and scored high marks in S.S.L.C. She started her career at the age of 16 when she was studying for pre-university degree. She had to discontinue her studies to concentrate on her career.[4] She was not interested to quit studies and acting in films initially. It was her mother who inspired her to become an actress.

CareerEdit

Her debut into films happened in the early '80s and in a short period of time, she became one of the top heroines of the time. She was a common face in the eighties. Though Lissy had paired with almost all the top heroes of the eighties, it was along with Mohanlal and Mukesh, that she was able to create magic on screen. Even at the peak of her career, she acted as sister roles, the girl next door, and as the heroine's friend. Known for her stunning and mesmerizing looks, she was able to grab the hearts of viewers. Along with Malayalam films, Lissy also had appeared in several Tamil, and Telugu films. Lissy is most remembered for her roles in Chithram, Thalavattom, Odaruthammava Alariyam, Mutharamkunnu P.O. and Boeing Boeing. As she stated in an interview with manam magazine[5] she was introduced to Tamil films by Kamal Haasan as his heroine in his home production, Vikram. She was ready to act in the sideline roles even though she had been acting as a heroine.

Personal lifeEdit

She later fell in love with the noted film director Priyadarshan, and married him on 13 December 1990.[6] After marriage, Lissy gave up acting and adopted the name Lakshmi for religious reasons.[7] After the birth of their son, Lissy converted to Hindu religion from Catholicism.[8] Lissy filed for divorce on 1 December 2014 in a Chennai family court and was divorced on 1 September 2016, after 24 years of marriage.[9][citation needed] She now resides in Chennai.[citation needed]

AchievementsEdit

Lissy was awarded the Shree Ratna Award by Kerala Kalakendram in the year 2013. She was also chosen as the Woman Achiever of the Year 2013 in Chennai by Jaguar.

FilmographyEdit

MalayalamEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1982 Ithiri Neram Othiri Karyam Latha Debut film
1983 Aana Annie
Prashnam Gurutharam Girl Next Door
Asthram Lilly
Shesham Kazhchayil Sudha
1984 Aduthaduthu Rema
Parannu Parannu Parannu Sudha
Odaruthammava Aalariyam Minu
Kaliyil Alpam Karyam Kalpana
Athirathram Cicily
1985 Parayanumvayya Parayathirikkanumvayya Sridevi
Puli Varunne Puli Subhashini
Arante Mulla Kochu Mulla Bindu
Onnanam Kunnil Oradikkunnil Meenakshi
Mutharamkunnu P.O. K.P.Amminikutty
Boeing Boeing Elena
Aram + Aram = Kinnaram Sujatha
Punnaram Cholli Cholli Rema
Ayanam Lizy
Angadikkappurathu Rathi
Nirakkoottu Dr. Suma
Onningu Vannengil Priya
Aa Neram Alppa Dooram Valsala
Kathodu Kathoram Theresa
Thammil Thammil Kavitha's friend
Thediya Valli Kaalilchutti
1986 Thalavattam Anitha
Rakkuyilin Raagassadasil Revathi Menon
Mazha Peyyunnu Maddalam Kottunnu Shobha
Pappan Priyappetta Pappan Sarina
Iniyum Kurukshethram Ammini
Hello My Dear Wrong Number Sunitha Menon
Chekkeranoru Chilla Chinnu
Geetham Herself
Dheem Tharikida Thom Rohini
Katturumbinum Kathukuthu Prabha
Ayalvasi Oru Daridravasi Indira
Ice Cream Rekha
Illenjippokkal Malini
Ashtabandham Subaida
Revathikkoru Pavakutty Revathi Menon
Mizhineerpoovukal Sofia
Ennu Nadhante Nimmi Reena
Adukkan Enteluppam
Vishwosichalum Illenkilum -
Aval Kathirunnu Avanum -
1987 Cheppu Mini
Sarvakalasala Jyothi
Neeyetra Dhanya Laila
Oru Sindoora Pottinte Ormaykku Bindu
Adimakal Udamakal Raji
Manivathoorile Aayiram Sivarathrikal Rani
Naalkavala Nurse Mercy
Ivide Ellavarkkum Sukham Anitha Mathew
Kottum Kuravayum -
Itha Samayamayi
1988 Vellanakalude Nadu Deepa
Oru CBI Diary Kurippu Omana
Mrithyunjayam Annie
Manu Uncle Uma
Aalilakuruvikal Rajamma
August 1 Petty Thief
Unnikrishnante Adyathe Christmas Sridevi
David David Mr. David Liza
Oru Muthassi Kadha Thresia
Chithram Revathy
Oru Vivada Vishayam -
Aattinakkare
Arjun Dennis
1989 Vadakkunokkiyantram Sarala
Ammavanu Pattiya Amali Sulochana
Douthyam Sarala
Adikkurippu Veena
Nair Saab Parvathi
The News Jolly
Aksharathettu Elsy
Njangalude Kochu Doctor Alice
Rugmini Meera
Charithram Renu
Illikkaadum Chellakkaattum
Chodhyam
1990 Minda Poochakku Kalyanam Mini
Kuttettan Revathi
1991 May Dinam Elizabeth

TamilEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1986 Vikram Preethi
1987 Ananda Aradhanai Kavita
1988 Manasukkul Mathappu Anita
1990 Pagalil Pournami -

TeluguEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1989 Sakshi Swapna
1990 Magaadu Swetha
Doshi Nirdoshi Anuradha
20va Shatabdam Rani
Mamashri Dheeraja
1991 Aatma Bandham Shailaja
Shiva Shakti Kalyani
Stuvartupuram Dongalu Vandana
2018 Chal Mohan Ranga Mrs. Subhramanyam
2019 2 States TBA Post Production

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "നടി ലിസി പിതാവിന്‌ 5500 രൂപ വീതം നല്‍കണം". mangalam.com. Archived from the original on 10 June 2015. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
  2. ^ "ലിസി എന്റെ മകള്‍". Mangalam Publications. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
  3. ^ Lissy Priyadarshan-ON Record, 2, 3, 4, Kannadi, Asianet News Archived 14 December 2014 at the Wayback Machine. Lissy talks about her schooling, her introduction into film industry in 11th grade at age of 16 years, how she met Priyadarshan, her faith and religion, her current life etc.
  4. ^ "തല ഉയര്‍ത്തിപ്പിടിക്കാന്‍ വീടുവിട്ടിറങ്ങി". mathrubhumi.com. Archived from the original on 13 July 2015. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  5. ^ http://manam.online/Special-Interviews/2016-JUN-30/Lissy-Open-talk
  6. ^ http://newindianexpress.com/entertainment/interviews/article460867.ece
  7. ^ Interview with Lissy by T. N. Gopakumar, Kannadi, Asianet News
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 30 December 2013. Retrieved 12 February 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "Lissy gets divorce, says it was fierce battle - ChennaiVision". 16 September 2016. Retrieved 16 September 2016.

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