Madhoo Shah (Madhubala) (born Padma Malini; 26 March 1969) is an Indian actress known for her works predominantly in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada language films. She was a part of Movies like Phool Aur Kaante (1991), Roja (1992), Allari Priyudu (1992), Yodha (1992), and S. Shankar's Tamil hit Gentleman (1993).
Madhoo Shah (Madhubala)
26 March 1969
Early life and familyEdit
Madhoo is a Tamilian. Her birth name was Padma Malini but her father changed her name to Madhu Malini when she entered school. She was educated at St. Joseph's High School, Juhu and at University of Mumbai. She is a niece of actress Hema Malini and therefore a cousin of Esha Deol.
Madhoo was signed on by action director Veeru Devgan for his son Ajay Devgan's debut in Phool Aur Kaante (1991), but her first release was K. Balachander' s Azhagan (1991), co-starring Mammooty, Bhanupriya and Geetha. She made her Hindi movie debut with another newcomer Ajay Devgn in Phool Aur Kaante (1991). She made her debut in the Malayalam film Ottayal Pattalam (1991), opposite Mukesh. The title role in Mani Ratnam's Roja (1992) made her very popular. She made her comeback in 2008, in the Hindi-language film, Kabhi Socha Bhi Na Tha, and has been appearing in supporting roles in films since then. She has acted in 5 films with her real name Madhu. She made a comeback to the Tamil screen with Balaji Mohan's Tamil-Malayalam bilingual Vaayai Moodi Pesavum / Samsaaram Aarogyathinu Haanikaram in 2014. She has been hosting the DD National music television series Rangoli since August 2019.
Besides it, she has worked in television series such as Kaveri, Devi, Soundaravalli and Aarambh: Kahaani Devsena Ki. She has also appeared as a guest judge at some reality shows. For her contribution to the Indian Cinema, she has been awarded many prestigious awards.
She married Anand Shah on 19 February 1999 whom she met during a photoshoot. They have two daughters Ameyaa and Keia. Madhoo's husband is the cousin of Jay Mehta, who is married to actress Juhi Chawla.
|Phool Aur Kaante||Pooja||Hindi||Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut|
|Ottayal Pattalam||Gopika Varma/Indu||Malayalam|
|1992||Ennodishtam Koodamo||Aarathi Menon||Malayalam|
|Roja||Roja||Tamil||Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize
Nominated-Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
|Allari Priyudu||Kavita Rani||Telugu|
|Janta Ki Adalat||Malathi||Hindi|
|Diya Aur Toofan||Aasha||Hindi|
|Ravan Raaj||Geeta Suzie face||Hindi|
|Hum Hain Bemisaal||Marya||Hindi|
|Return of Jewel Thief||Madhu||Hindi|
|Mere Sapno Ki Rani||Vandana Nehle||Hindi|
|Yeshwant||Raagini Yeshwant Lohar||Hindi|
|Iruvar||Dancer||Tamil||Special appearance in "Narumughaye" song|
|Sher-E-Hindustan||Dancer||Hindi||Special appearance in song|
|1998||Hafta Vasuli||Inspector Durga||Hindi|
|Sar Utha Ke Jiyo||Shalu||Hindi|
|2008||Kabhi Socha Bhi Na Tha||Radhika||Hindi|
|2011||Tell Me O Kkhuda||Geeta||Hindi|
|Love U...Mr. Kalakaar!||Ritu's Aunt||Hindi|
|2013||Anthaku Mundhu Aa Tharuvatha||Vidhya||Telugu|
|2014||Vaayai Moodi Pesavum||Sridevi/Vidhya||Tamil||Bilingual film|
|Samsaram Aarogyathinu Haanikaram||Malayalam|
|2015||Ranna||Saraswathi||Kannada||Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress Kannada|
|Surya vs Surya||Nikhil's Mother||Telugu|
|2016||Nannaku Prematho||Divya's Mother||Telugu|
|Naanu Mattu Varalakshmi||Kannada|
|2019||Seetharama Kalyana||Geetha's mother||Kannada|
|Agni Devi||Shakuntala Devi||Tamil|
|2021||Nail Polish||Shoba Bhusan||Hindi||ZEE5 Film|
|Thalaivi||V. N. Janaki Ramachandran||Hindi
|2022||Dejavu||DGP Asha Pramod||Tamil|
|Vilpana - Netflix Anthology||TBA||Malayalam||Filming|||
|2017||Aarambh: Kahaani Devsena Ki||Maharani Sambhavija/Padmavija||Hindi||Dual role|
|2017||Koshish Se Kamyabi Tak||Celebrity guest||Hindi|
|2017||D4 Junior v/s Senior||Celebrity Judge||Malayalam||Grand finale episode|
|2021||Super Dancer||Guest||Hindi||Grandparents Special (Sat) Madhoo Shah Special (Sun)|
|2021||The Kapil Sharma Show||Guest||Hindi||Along with Juhi Chawla & Ayesha Jhulka|
- "Actress Madho celebrates 50th birthday with Ramya Krishnan, Queenie Singh among others in London". Mumbai Mirror. 27 May 2019. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
- Chowdhury, Titas (4 April 2022). "Madhoo Shah: You can be of any age or shape and yet find a place on OTT". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 27 June 2022.
- Ali, Nyare (26 September 2018). "My roots are South Indian: Madhoo Shah". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
- Rao, Subha J (21 June 2017). "Queen of hearts: Interview with actor Madhoo". The Hindu.
- Vijayan, K. (14 August 1993). "Catchy songs pep up Gentleman's story". The New Straits Times. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
- Murthy, Neeraja (13 April 2013). "Madhubala makes a comeback". The Hindu. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
- Rao, Subha J. (29 March 2014). "The Roja girl's back". The Hindu. Retrieved 24 June 2022.
- "Roja actress Madhoo is ageing gracefully at 48 and these photos are proof". MSN. 12 May 2019. Archived from the original on 8 December 2020. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
- "Birthday Special: Madhu made her career with Bollywood films". News Track. 26 March 2020. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
- "Phool Aur Kaante Box Office Collection | Day Wise | Worldwide - Sacnilk". www.sacnilk.com. Retrieved 27 September 2022.
- "Rangoli In New Avtaar With Madhu | Doordarshan". doordarshan.gov.in. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
- "Hits and misses". Screen India. Archived from the original on 22 October 2008. Retrieved 29 June 2010.
- "Premier Padmini Cast & Crew". cinestaan.com. Retrieved 27 October 2022.
- "Madhoo and Prabhu come together after 23 years in 'College Kumar'". The Times of India. 15 April 2019. Retrieved 13 December 2019.
- "Actors Poorna and Madhoo on board Kangana's 'Thalaivi'". The News Minute. 25 February 2020. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
- "Madhoo plays doctor in Raymo". Cinema Express. 4 January 2020. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
- Suresh, Sunayana (3 January 2020). "Ishan and Ashika play rock stars in Raymo". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
- "Madhubala, Arjun Ashokan and Anna Ben join Ennittu Avasanam". The New Indian Express. 3 November 2020. Retrieved 7 July 2022.
- "Asif Ali, Madhoo team up for Aswathy Vasudevan Nair's segment Vilpana in Netflix anthology?". ottplay.com. Retrieved 2 March 2022.