Madhoo Shah[2] (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.[3][4][5] 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).[6][7]

Madhoo Shah (Madhubala)
Madhoo at Esha Deol's wedding at ISCKON temple 18.jpg
Madhoo at Esha Deol's wedding at ISKCON temple
Born
Padma Malini

(1969-03-26) 26 March 1969 (age 53)[1]
Years active1991–present
Spouse
Anand Shah
(m. 1999)
Children2

Early life and familyEdit

Madhoo is a Tamilian.[3] 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.[8][9] She is a niece of actress Hema Malini and therefore a cousin of Esha Deol.[7]

CareerEdit

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.[6][7] She made her Hindi movie debut with another newcomer Ajay Devgn in Phool Aur Kaante (1991).[10] 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.[6] She has been hosting the DD National music television series Rangoli since August 2019.[11]

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.[citation needed]

Personal lifeEdit

She married Anand Shah on 19 February 1999 whom she met during a photoshoot. They have two daughters Ameyaa and Keia.[1][12][6] Madhoo's husband is the cousin of Jay Mehta, who is married to actress Juhi Chawla.

FilmographyEdit

Feature filmsEdit

Year Title Role Language Notes Ref
1991 Azhagan Swapna Tamil
Phool Aur Kaante Pooja Hindi Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut
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
Avesham Madhu Telugu
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 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
Premier Padmini Shruthi Kannada [13]
2020 College Kumar Janaki Tamil
Telugu
Bilingual [14]
2021 Nail Polish Shoba Bhusan Hindi ZEE5 Film
Thalaivi V. N. Janaki Ramachandran Hindi
Tamil
[15]
2022 Dejavu DGP Asha Pramod Tamil
Raymo Bhavana Kannada [16][17]
Ennitu Avasanam TBA Malayalam Filming [18]
Vilpana - Netflix Anthology TBA Malayalam Filming [19]
Shaakuntalam Menaka Telugu Filming

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Language Notes
2001 Kaveri Kaveri Tamil
2002 Devi Devi Hindi
2012 Soundaravalli Soundaravalli Tamil Cameo
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Actress Madho celebrates 50th birthday with Ramya Krishnan, Queenie Singh among others in London". Mumbai Mirror. 27 May 2019. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  2. ^ 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.
  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. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  7. ^ a b c Rao, Subha J. (29 March 2014). "The Roja girl's back". The Hindu. Retrieved 24 June 2022.
  8. ^ "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.
  9. ^ "Birthday Special: Madhu made her career with Bollywood films". News Track. 26 March 2020. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
  10. ^ "Phool Aur Kaante Box Office Collection | Day Wise | Worldwide - Sacnilk". www.sacnilk.com. Retrieved 27 September 2022.
  11. ^ "Rangoli In New Avtaar With Madhu | Doordarshan". doordarshan.gov.in. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  12. ^ "Hits and misses". Screen India. Archived from the original on 22 October 2008. Retrieved 29 June 2010.
  13. ^ "Premier Padmini Cast & Crew". cinestaan.com. Retrieved 27 October 2022.
  14. ^ "Madhoo and Prabhu come together after 23 years in 'College Kumar'". The Times of India. 15 April 2019. Retrieved 13 December 2019.
  15. ^ "Actors Poorna and Madhoo on board Kangana's 'Thalaivi'". The News Minute. 25 February 2020. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  16. ^ "Madhoo plays doctor in Raymo". Cinema Express. 4 January 2020. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  17. ^ Suresh, Sunayana (3 January 2020). "Ishan and Ashika play rock stars in Raymo". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  18. ^ "Madhubala, Arjun Ashokan and Anna Ben join Ennittu Avasanam". The New Indian Express. 3 November 2020. Retrieved 7 July 2022.
  19. ^ "Asif Ali, Madhoo team up for Aswathy Vasudevan Nair's segment Vilpana in Netflix anthology?". ottplay.com. Retrieved 2 March 2022.

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