Mallika Sukumaran

Mallika Sukumaran is an Indian actress.

Mallika Sukumaran
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Born
Mohamallika

(1954-11-05) 5 November 1954 (age 65)
Haripad, Kerala, India
OccupationActress
Years active1974 – present
Spouse(s)
(
m. 1974; div. 1976)
(
m. 1978; died 1997)
Children
Relatives

The 1974 Malayalam film Utharayanam by G. Aravindan was her first film. Since then, she has appeared in over 60 films. She won the Kerala State Film award for Second Best Actress for her role in the 1974 film Swapnadanam.

Mallika's first appearance in television was in a tele-serial by K.K. Rajeev called Peythozhiyathe. She won the Second Best Actress Award in the Kaveri Film Critics Television Awards (2004) for her role in the serial American Dreams. She is well known for her comedic roles as well as her antagonistic roles. She made her debut in Tamil cinema with the 2008 film Vaazhthugal. Mallika has also acted in some advertisements and participated in some talk shows and game shows.

Personal lifeEdit

She was born as Mohamallika to Kainikkara Madhavan Pillai and Shobha as youngest among four children.[1] Her father was a Gandhian and political activist, and was the younger brother of Kainikkara Padmanabha Pillai and Kainikkara Kumara Pillai. She has an elder brother, Velayudhan Pilla and two elder sisters, Premachandrika and Ragalathika. She had her primary education from Government Higher Secondary School for Girls, Cotton Hill, Thiruvananthapuram. She pursued a bachelors in Arts in History from Govt. College for Women, Thiruvananthapuram.[2]

She married Jagathy in 1974, but the marriage ended in divorce. Later, on 17 October 1978, she married Malayalam actor Sukumaran.[3] After marrying Sukumaran, she retired from the limelight. After the demise of her husband, she returned to the film industry. Her sons Prithviraj and Indrajith are leading actors in Malayalam cinema.[4] Actress and television anchor Poornima Indrajith is her daughter in law.

CareerEdit

 
Mallika with son Prithviraj at an event in 2009

The 1974 film Utharayanam by G. Aravindan was Mallika's first film.[5] In 1975, she acted in the film Boy Friend and later in Pichathikutappan (1979), directed by P. Venu. When she married the Malayalam actor Sukumaran, she left her acting career.

After the demise of her husband, she came back to acting. Her first acting initiative was a tele-serial by K.K. Rajeev called Peythozhiyathe. Valayam, Snehadooram, Sthree Oru Santhwanam, Harichandhanam, American Dreams, Indhumukhi Chandhramathi and Porutham are some of her popular tele-serials. She also got a film-TV critics award for her role in the serial American Dreams.[6]

Her first movie in her comeback is the Rajasenan movie Meghasandesham. Suresh Gopi was the hero of this movie. Her role in Ranjith's Ammakkilikkoodu was widely appreciated. Recently she has judged the popular reality show Amma Ammmayiyamma, telecasting on Kairali TV. She has acted in some advertisements also. She sang the song Ormayundo in PP Govindan's 1977 film Saritha, along with P Jayachandran.

Her first movie in Tamil cinema was Vaazhthugal, by Sebastian Seeman.[7]

In January 2013, she launched Spice Boat, a Multi Cuisine Restaurant at West Bay, Doha, Qatar. She is the CEO and the Executive Chairperson of the restaurant. She holds a resident permit for Doha.[8][9]

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

  • Kaarthika (1968)
  • Kanyakumari (1974)... Tourist
  • Vrindavanam (1974) ...
  • Durga (1974)
  • Nadeenadanmaare Aavasyamundu (1974)
  • Boy Friend (1975) ... Married, mother of 3, fosters another
  • Ragam (1975) ... Blind school teacher
  • Makkal (1975)... Patreesha
  • Thaamarathoni (1975) ...
  • Omanakunju (1975) .... Kalyani
  • Penpada (1975)... Ammukutty
  • Hello Darling (1975)... Leela
  • Kottaram Vilkkanundu (1975) ...
  • Priyamulla Sophia (1975)
  • Utharayanam (1975) ... Radha
  • Love Letter (1975) ...
  • Abhimanam (1975) ... Thankam
  • Anubhavam (1976) ... Eali
  • Mohiniyattam (1976)... Ranjini
  • Swapnadanam (1976)... Rosy Cheriyan
  • Chirikudukka (1976)... Appakari Mariya
  • Light House (1976)... Mallika
  • Vazhivilakku (1976) ... Sudha
  • Priyamvada (1976) ...
  • Njaval Pazhangal (1976) ...
  • Sindooram (1976)
  • Vidarunna Mottukal (1977)... School teacher
  • Poojakedukkatha Pookkal (1977)... Gomathi
  • Jagad Guru Adishankaran (1977)... Sarasavani
  • Aval Oru Devalayam (1977) ... Annie
  • Sreedevi (1977) ... Valsala
  • Yudhakandam (1977) ... College girl
  • Sneham (1977) ...
  • Kavilamma (1977) ...
  • Sujatha (1977) .... Kunjamma
  • Ashtamangalyam (1977) .... Shosha
  • Agni Nakshathram (1977)
  • Madhuraswapnam (1977)
  • Harshabashppam (1977)
  • Sreemad Bhagavat Geetha (1977)
  • Sooryakanthi (1977)
  • Vezhambal (1977)
  • Nizhale Nee Sakshi (1977)
  • Chakravarthini (1977)
  • Aanppachan (1978)... Girly
  • Premashilpi (1978)... Bindu's mother
  • Kaathirunna Nimisham (1978)... Savithri
  • Jayikkanayi Janichavan (1978)... Rani
  • Madanolsavam (1978)... Rajasekharan Thampi's wife
  • Kudubam Namukku Sreekovil (1978)... Sumithra
  • Aval Vishwasthayayirunnu (1978)... Lisy
  • Etho Oru Swapnam (1978)... Vijayamma
  • Adavukal Pathinettu (1978)... Voice only
  • Avalude Raavukal (1978... Voice only/Raji's mother
  • Mannu (1978)... Naani
  • Samayamayilla Polum (1978) .... Mayavathi
  • Vayanadan Thampan (1978) ... Beeyathu
  • Padakkuthira (1978)
  • Uthrada Rathri (1978)
  • Asthmudikkayal (1978)
  • Mattoru Karnan (1978)
  • Vyamoham (1978)
  • Onapudava (1978)
  • Padakuthira (1978)
  • Mochanam (1979) ... Karthyayani
  • Maalika Paniyunnavar (1979)... Meenakshi
  • Rathrikal Ninakku Vendi (1979)
  • Hridayathil Nee Mathram (1979)
  • Hridayathinte Nirangal (1979)
  • Pichathikuttapan (1979)
  • Daaliyapookkal (1980)
  • Thrishna (1981)... Kannamma
  • Pyasa Shaitan (1984) ... Nabeesa (Partially reshot Hindi movie)
  • Makan Ente Makan (1985)
  • Chillukottaram (1985)
  • Megasandesam (2001) ... College Professor
  • Sthithi (2003) ... Shakunthala Nair
  • Ammakilikkoodu (2003)... Saramma
  • Vrindavanam (2006)
  • Athira X C {Telefilm} ... Principal
  • Romeoo (2007)... Lakshmikutty
  • Chota Mumbai (2007)... Roseley
  • Vaazhthugal (Tamil) (2008)
  • Thirakkatha (2008)... Sarojam
  • Calendar (2009)... Annamma
  • Ivar Vivahitharayal (2009)... Treesa's mother
  • Jayan, the Man behind the Legend - (2010) Documentary ... Herself
  • Ammanilavu (2010)
  • PSC Balan (2011)
  • Njanum Ente Familiyum (2012)... Jaininte
  • Tamaar Padaar (2014) (Voice only)
  • Oru Yathrayude Anthyam (2015) .... Arjun's mother
  • Rockstar (2015)... Alice
  • Pavada (2016) - Special thanks only (X)
  • Kuttanadan Marpappa(2018) ... Peter's mother
  • Panchavarnathatha (2018) ... Kalesh's mother (Sreelatha)
  • Ennaalum Sarath..? (2018) ... Dr. Sam's mother
  • My Great Grandfather (2019) ... Michael's mother (Mary)
  • Marconi Mathai (2019) ... Renu
  • Love Action Drama (2019) ... Dinesh's mother,Lalitha
  • Thrissur Pooram (2019) ... Advocate Rajalakshmi (Vakkeelamma)
  • Nancy Rani

Films as SingerEdit

  • Saritha (1977) - Ormayundo
  • My Great Grandfather (2019) - Grandpa

TelevisionEdit

• All the programs are television serials , unless otherwise mentioned.

Year Title Channel Notes
2001 Peythoriyathe Surya TV as Mrinalini
2001 Porutham Surya TV
2001 Valayam DD Malayalam as Kanaka
2002 Snehatheeram DD Malayalam
2002 Innale Asianet
2002 Sneha Asianet Producer
2002 American Dreams Asianet
2002-2003 Snehadooram Asianet
2004 Sthree Oru Santhwanam Asianet as Sethulakshmi
2004 Akkare Akkare Surya TV
2005-2006 Summer in America Kairali TV
2005-2006 Indhumukhi Chandramathi Surya TV as Chandramathi
Dubbed into Tamil in the same name
2006 Sathi Leelavathi Amrita TV
Maaya Kairali TV
Kudumbapuranam Jaihind TV
Thaali Asianet
Veendum Chila Veettu Visheshangal Asianet
Koottukudumbam Kairali as Shailaja
2008-2009 Enkilum Ente Gopalakrishna Asianet as Gomathiyamma
2009 Rahasyam Asianet
2010-2012 Harichandanam Asianet Draupathi
2012-2013 Amma Ammayiyamma Kairali TV Judge
2013 Amma Ammayiyamma 2 Kairali TV Judge
2015-2016 Indumathi Chandramathi 2 Surya TV Sequel to Indumukhi Chandramthi
2017 Comedy stars season 2 Asianet Judge
2019 Thakarppan Comedy Mazhavil Manorama Judge
2019 – present Kabani Zee Keralam as Kottaramuttam Parvathyamma
2020 - Present Koodathayi Flowers TV as Akkamma Mathew

Other TV Shows/Programmes as GuestEdit

  • Annie's Kitchen
  • Dream Drive
  • Swapnaveedu
  • Tharapakittu
  • Annorikkal
  • Sarigama
  • First Print
  • Marikkatha Pranayam
  • Alpam Kudumba Karyam
  • Asianet Film Awards -Jury
  • Chathurangam
  • Comedy Super Nite
  • Gandharvasandhya
  • Manorama Online
  • Salt N Pepper
  • Malayali Life
  • Cine Life
  • Sunday Classics
  • Vakku Maruvakku
  • Good Morning
  • Hai Everybody
  • Katha Ithuvare
  • Film Faktory
  • Onam Ponnonam

AdvertisementsEdit

  • Eeco Car
  • Hairomax
  • Grihalakshmi
  • Medilife TV

AwardsEdit

Kerala State Film Awards
Kaveri Film Critics Television Awards
  • 2004: Second Best Actress – American Dreams
Asianet Television Awards
  • 2011: Best Character Actress – Harichandanam
Kerala Film Critics Association Awards
  • 2016: Lifetime Achievement Award
2006 - Minnalai Television Award - Best Supporting Actress for Indumukhi Chandramath
2006 - Pappanamkode Lakshmanan award
2019 - Sthreesakthi Puraskaram

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CINIDIARY - A Complete Online Malayalam Cinema News Portal". cinidiary.com.
  2. ^ "Vanitha - വനിത - No.1 Women's Magazine - Lifestyle - Entertainment - Fashion - Beauty - Health - Movies - Recipes - Malayalam Magazine - Vanitha Online".
  3. ^ "പൃഥ്വിയ്ക്ക് എന്തെങ്കിലും വിഷമമുണ്ടായാല്‍ ഇന്ദ്രനാണ് ദുഃഖം :Interview with Mallika Sukumaran". malayalam.oneindia.com. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 December 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ ":: Mallika Sukumaran mother of Prithviraj South Indian Bold Actor malayalam, tamil, movie, cinema".
  6. ^ "The Hindu : Kerala News : TV critics' awards announced". www.thehindu.com.
  7. ^ "Tamil Cinema News - Tamil Movie Reviews - Tamil Movie Trailers - IndiaGlitz Tamil".
  8. ^ "Spice Boat". www.facebook.com.
  9. ^ "Mallika Sukumaran to settle in Doha - Times of India".

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