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. 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).
Madhu in 2018
26 March 1969
Anand Shah (m. 1999)
|Relatives||Hema Malini (aunt)|
Early life and familyEdit
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. 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.
|Phool Aur Kaante||Pooja||Hindi|
|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||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|
|2017||Aarambh||Maharani Sambhavija||Hindi||Star Plus|
|2017||D4 Junior v/s Senior||Celebrity Judge||Malayalam||Mazhavil Manorama||Grand finale episode|
- "Actress Madhoo celebrates 50th birthday with Ramya Krishnan, Queenie Singh among others in London". Mumbai Mirror. 27 May 2019. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
- Ali, Nyare (26 September 2018). "My roots are South Indian: Madhoo Shah". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
- Rao, Subha J. "Queen of hearts: Interview with actor Madhoo".
- Vijayan, K. (14 August 1993). "Catchy songs pep up Gentleman's story". The New Straits Times. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
- Murthy, Neeraja. "Madhubala makes a comeback".
- rao, Subha j. "The Roja girl's back".
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 October 2008. Retrieved 29 June 2010.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)