Madhoo Shah[2] (born Madhubala; 26 March 1969) is an Indian film actress known for her works predominantly in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam language films.[3][4][5] She is best remembered for her portrayals in Kuku Kohli's Hindi hit Phool Aur Kaante (1991), Mani Ratnam's Tamil hit Roja (1992), which won the National Film Award for Best Film on National Integration, nomination for Best Film at the 18th Moscow International Film Festival; K. Raghavendra Rao's Telugu hit Allari Priyudu (1992), which was screened at the International Film Festival of India, in the mainstream section; Sangeeth Sivan's Malayalam hit Yodha (1992), and S. Shankar's Tamil hit Gentleman (1993).[6][7] She is the host of the well known music television series Rangoli on DD National channel since August 2019.

Madhoo
Madhoo at Esha Deol's wedding at ISCKON temple 18.jpg
Madhoo at Esha Deol's wedding at ISKCON temple
Born
Madhubala

(1969-03-26) 26 March 1969 (age 51)[1]
Years active1991-2002
2008-present
Spouse(s)
Anand Shah
(m. 1999)
Children2
RelativesHema Malini (aunt)

Early life and familyEdit

Madhoo is a Tamilian.[3] She was educated at St. Joseph's High School, Juhu and at University of Mumbai.[8][9] She is a niece of actress Hema Malini and therefore a cousin of Esha Deol.[7]

CareerEdit

Madhoo was signed 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.[6][7] She made her debut in the Malayalam film Ottayal Pattalam, opposite Mukesh. 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.[6] She is the host the DD National music television series Rangoli since August 2019.[10]

Personal lifeEdit

She married Anand Shah on 19 February 1999. She has two daughters Amaya and Keia.[1][11][6]

FilmographyEdit

Feature filmsEdit

Year Title Role Language Notes
1991 Azhagan Swapna Tamil
Phool Aur Kaante Pooja Hindi
Ottayal Pattalam Gopika Varma/Indu Malayalam
Neelagiri Anitha Malayalam
1992 Ennodishtam Koodamo Aarathi Menon Malayalam
Yodha Ashwathy Malayalam
Vaaname Ellai Karpagam Tamil
Roja Roja Tamil Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize
Allari Priyudu Kavita Rani Telugu
1993 Annayya Saraswathi Kannada
Gentleman Susheela Tamil
Pehchaan Tina Hindi
1994 Elaan Mohini Sharma Hindi
Prem Yog Anita Hindi
Senthamizh Selvan Vaidegi Tamil
Zaalim Madhu Hindi
Brahma Chanda Hindi
Janta Ki Adalat Malathi Hindi
Puttinilla Metinilla Telugu
1995 Mohini Ragini Hindi
Diya Aur Toofan Aasha Hindi
Hathkadi Rani Hindi
Jallaad Gayetri Hindi
Ravan Raaj Geeta Suzie face Hindi
Hum Hain Bemisaal Marya Hindi
1996 Mr. Romeo Madhu Tamil
Diljale Shabnam Hindi
Return of Jewel Thief Madhu Hindi
Panchalankurichi Pottu Kanni Tamil
1997 Chilakkottudu Madhu Telugu
Udaan 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
Khote Sikkey Suman Hindi
Ganesh Divya Telugu
Zulm-O-Sitam Meena 'Billo' Hindi
Sar Utha Ke Jiyo Shalu Hindi
1999 Chehraa Simran Hindi
2002 Mulaqaat Archana Patkar 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 Vidhya Tamil
Samsaaram Aarogyathinu Haanikaram Malayalam
2015 Ranna Saraswathi Kannada Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress
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
Premier Padmini Shruthi Kannada
2020 College Kumar Janaki Tamil/Telugu [12]
2021 Nail Polish[13] Hindi ZEE5 Film
Raymo TBA Kannada Filming[14][15]
Thalaivi Janaki Ramachandran Hindi/Tamil/Telugu Post production[16]
Ennitu Avasanam TBA Malayalam Filming

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Language Channel Notes
2001 Kaveri Kaveri Tamil Sun TV
2002 Devi Devi Hindi Sony TV
2012 Soundaravalli Soundaravalli Tamil Jaya TV Cameo
2017 Aarambh: Kahaani Devsena Ki Maharani Sambhavija Hindi Star Plus
2017 Koshish Se Kamyabi Tak Celebrity guest Hindi DD National
2017 D4 Junior v/s Senior Celebrity Judge Malayalam Mazhavil Manorama Grand finale episode

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Actress Madhoo celebrates 50th birthday with Ramya Krishnan, Queenie Singh among others in London". Mumbai Mirror. 27 May 2019. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Madhoo Shah (@madhoo_rockstar) • Instagram photos and videos". www.instagram.com. Retrieved 10 August 2020.
  3. ^ a b Ali, Nyare (26 September 2018). "My roots are South Indian: Madhoo Shah". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  4. ^ Rao, Subha J (21 June 2017). "Queen of hearts: Interview with actor Madhoo". The Hindu.
  5. ^ Vijayan, K. (14 August 1993). "Catchy songs pep up Gentleman's story". The New Straits Times. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  6. ^ a b c d Murthy, Neeraja (13 April 2013). "Madhubala makes a comeback". The Hindu.
  7. ^ a b c rao, Subha j (29 March 2014). "The Roja girl's back". The Hindu.
  8. ^ "Roja actress Madhoo is ageing gracefully at 48 and these photos are proof". www.msn.com. 12 May 2019. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
  9. ^ "Birthday Special: Madhu made her career with Bollywood films". News Track. 26 March 2020. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
  10. ^ "RANGOLI IN NEW AVTAAR WITH MADHU | Doordarshan". doordarshan.gov.in. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  11. ^ "Hits and misses". Screen India. Archived from the original on 22 October 2008. Retrieved 29 June 2010.
  12. ^ "Madhoo and Prabhu come together after 23 years in 'College Kumar' - Times of India". The Times of India. 15 April 2019. Retrieved 13 December 2019.
  13. ^ "Nail Polish review: An intriguing crime-legal thriller". The Indian Express. 5 January 2021. Retrieved 7 January 2021.
  14. ^ "Madhoo plays doctor in Raymo". Cinema Express. 4 January 2020. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  15. ^ Suresh, Sunayana (3 January 2020). "Ishan and Ashika play rock stars in Raymo - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  16. ^ "Actors Poorna and Madhoo on board Kangana's 'Thalaivi'". The News Minute. 25 February 2020. Retrieved 25 February 2020.

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