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Madhu Shah (born Madhubala; 26 March 1969) is an Indian film actress known for her works predominantly in Bollywood, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu films.[2][3][4] 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).[5][6]

Madhu
Madhoo graces HELLO! Hall of Fame 2018 (13) (cropped).jpg
Madhu in 2018
Born
Madhubala

(1969-03-26) 26 March 1969 (age 50)[1]
Spouse(s)
Anand Shah (m. 1999)
Children2
RelativesHema Malini (aunt)

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Early life and familyEdit

Madhoo is a Tamil.[2] She is a niece of actress Hema Malini and therefore a cousin of Esha Deol.[6]

CareerEdit

Madhu 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.[5][6] She made her debut in the Malayalam film Ottayal Pattalam, opposite Mukesh. She made her comeback in 2008, in the Hindi 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.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

She married Anand Shah on 19 February 1999. She has two daughters.[1][7][5]

FilmographyEdit

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
Nominated Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
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
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 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
2001 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
Television
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 Maharani Sambhavija Hindi Star Plus
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. ^ a b Ali, Nyare (26 September 2018). "My roots are South Indian: Madhoo Shah". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  3. ^ Rao, Subha J. "Queen of hearts: Interview with actor Madhoo".
  4. ^ Vijayan, K. (14 August 1993). "Catchy songs pep up Gentleman's story". The New Straits Times. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  5. ^ a b c d Murthy, Neeraja. "Madhubala makes a comeback".
  6. ^ a b c rao, Subha j. "The Roja girl's back".
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 October 2008. Retrieved 29 June 2010.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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