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Reeja Johnson,[1][2] better known by her stage name Mallika, is an Indian actress, who has mainly appeared in Tamil feature films.

Reeja Johnson

OccupationFilm actress
Years active2002–2015


After debuting in the Malayalam film Nizhalkuthu (2002),[3] she played a significant role in Cheran's Autograph, following which she played supporting roles in several Tamil films. She later went on to play in a tele-serial called Anjali. She won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Autograph.[4] In 2012, she won a Special Mention from the Jury at the 59th National Film Awards for her performance in the film, Byari, the first ever feature film made in Beary language.

Personal lifeEdit

Mallika is born to Johnson and Reetha at Thrissur, Kerala.[5] She has two sisters. Elder sister Roshni is married and settled in Italy. Younger sister Rinku known by screen name Gauri is also acting in movies.



Year Film Role Language Notes
2002 Nizhalkuthu Mallika Malayalam
2004 Autograph Kamala Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Tamil
2004 Mahanadigan Devaki Tamil
2004 Naa Autograph Vimala Telugu
2004 Nerkku Nere Janu Malayalam
2005 Thirupaachi Karpagam Tamil
2005 Kundakka Mandakka Kavitha Tamil
2006 Thirupathi Nurse Tamil
2006 Unakkum Enakkum Valli Tamil
2006 Odahuttidavalu Puttalakshmi Kannada
2008 Thotta Gauri Tamil
2010 Ammanilavu Neeraja Malayalam
2011 Priyappetta Nattukare Ambily Malayalam
2011 Koratty Pattanam Railway Gate Annie Malayalam
2011 Snehaveedu Shanthi Malayalam
2011 Indian Rupee Saji Malayalam
2011 Byari Nadira Beary National Film Award – Special Mention (feature film)
2012 No. 66 Madhura Bus Bhavayami Malayalam
2012 Mr. Marumakan Rohini Malayalam
2012 Ozhimuri Meeenakshi Pillai Malayalam Nominated—SIIMA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
2012 Puthiya Theerangal Pushppa Malayalam
2013 Chennaiyil Oru Naal Satyamoorthi's wife Tamil
2013 Ginger Devika Malayalam
2013 Kathaveedu Jameela Malayalam


Year Title Role Channel Language
2006 - 2008 Anjali Anjali Sun TV Tamil
2008 Thiruvilaiyadal Gunavathy Sun TV Tamil


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  4. ^ Simple narrative style gets "Autograph" a National Award, The Hindu
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 December 2013. Retrieved 17 December 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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