Madhoo Shah (born Madhubala; 26 March 1969) is an Indian film actress known for her works predominantly in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam language 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). She is the host of the well known music television series Rangoli on DD National channel since August 2019.
Madhoo at Esha Deol's wedding at ISKCON temple
26 March 1969
|Relatives||Hema Malini (aunt)|
Early life and familyEdit
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. 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. She is the host the DD National music television series Rangoli since August 2019.
|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|
|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|
|2021||Nail Polish||Hindi||ZEE5 Film|
|Thalaivi||Janaki Ramachandran||Hindi/Tamil/Telugu||Post production|
|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|
- "Actress Madhoo celebrates 50th birthday with Ramya Krishnan, Queenie Singh among others in London". Mumbai Mirror. 27 May 2019. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
- "Madhoo Shah (@madhoo_rockstar) • Instagram photos and videos". www.instagram.com. Retrieved 10 August 2020.
- 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.
- rao, Subha j (29 March 2014). "The Roja girl's back". The Hindu.
- "Roja actress Madhoo is ageing gracefully at 48 and these photos are proof". www.msn.com. 12 May 2019. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
- "Birthday Special: Madhu made her career with Bollywood films". News Track. 26 March 2020. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
- "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.
- "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.
- "Nail Polish review: An intriguing crime-legal thriller". The Indian Express. 5 January 2021. Retrieved 7 January 2021.
- "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 - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
- "Actors Poorna and Madhoo on board Kangana's 'Thalaivi'". The News Minute. 25 February 2020. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
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