Mithra Kurian

Mithra Kurian (born Dalma Kurian), is an Indian actress who works in Malayalam and Tamil films.[1] Her notable works include Bodyguard (2010) and Kaavalan (2011).[2]

Mithra Kurian
Dalma Kurian

(1989-05-15) 15 May 1989 (age 33)[citation needed]
Years active2009–present
Known forBodyguard
William Francis (Music director)
(m. 2015)
Parent(s)Kurian, Baby
RelativesDanny Kurian (brother)


She first appeared in a supporting role in the 2004 Malayalam movie, Vismayathumbathu, in a single scene as Nayanthara's friend, directed by Fazil. She then appeared in 2005 film Mayookham directed by T. Hariharan, following which she took a break from acting and concentrated on her studies.[3] She was then cast by director Siddique in a supporting role for his Tamil film Sadhu Miranda (2008), after he saw Mithra on a cover of an issue of the magazine Grihalakshmi.[3] Afterwards, she starred in another Tamil film, the low-budget venture Suriyan Satta Kalloori (2009), which was panned by critics.[4]

Mithra subsequently appeared in notable Malayalam films, and gained considerable attention, by her choice of characters in films like Gulumal: The Escape (2009) and Bodyguard (2010). She was the lead actress in the comedy flick Gulumal, which turned out to be a superhit movie. She appeared as a supporting character in the Dileep-starrer Bodyguard, again under Siddique's direction, which became another hit. Gaining critical acclaim for her performance as Sethulakshmi, she was selected by Siddique to reprise the role in its Tamil remake, Kaavalan, as well.[3] She went to act in a few more Tamil and Malayalam films which didn't earn much recognition.

Other worksEdit

She has judged popular reality shows Dance Party and Mummy and Me both on Kairali TV.[citation needed]

After her marriage, she made her debut into TV serial in Tamil with Priyasaki.[citation needed]

Personal lifeEdit

Mithra was born as Dalma to Malayali Syrian Christian parents Kurian and Baby, on 15 May 1989, at Perumbavoor, Kerala. She has a younger brother, Dani Kurian.[citation needed] She completed her Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.). She is a distant relative of Nayantara.[5][6] In January 2015, she married her long-time beau William Francis at a ceremony in Kochi.[7]

KSRTC officials filed a complaint against Mithra accusing her of assaulting and verbally abusing one of its staff. The complaint states that Mithra, along with her friends entered KSRTC bus stand premises, where entry of non-KSRTC vehicles are barred.[8][9] The complaint says she assaulted driver Ramdas for scratching her car.[citation needed]



Year Film Role Language Notes
2004 Vismayathumbathu Sarala Menon Malayalam
2005 Mayookham Unni's sister Malayalam
2008 Sadhu Miranda Lakshmi Tamil
2009 Suriyan Satta Kalloori Mahalakshmi Tamil
2009 Gulumal: The Escape Saira Malayalam
2010 Bodyguard Sethulakshmi Malayalam Winner Vanitha Film Awards for Best Supporting Actress
2010 Raama Raavanan Manomi Malayalam
2011 Note Out Maya Malayalam
2011 Kaavalan Madhu Tamil Nominated–Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Tamil
2011 Ulakam Chuttum Valiban Kalyani Malayalam
2012 Masters Sheetal Malayalam
2012 Grandmaster Bindhya Malayalam
2013 Kantha Kantha's love interest Tamil
2013 Sandhithathum Sindhithathum Yeshwanth's daughter Tamil Cameo Appearance
2013 Ladies and Gentleman Chinnu Malayalam
2014 Oru Korean Padam Eva Malayalam
2015 Buddhanin Sirippu Nethra Tamil
2019 Nandhanam Divya Tamil


Year Film Language Channel Role Notes
2010 Sa Re Ga Ma Malayalam Asianet Participant Game show
2013 Ruchibhedam Malayalam ACV Celebrity Presenter Cookery show
2014 Mummy and Me Malayalam Kairali TV Judge Reality show
2014 Dance Party Malayalam Kairali TV Judge Reality show
2015-2016 Priyasakhi[10][11] Tamil Zee Tamil Divya TV serial
2017-2018 Azhagu Tamil Sun TV Aishwarya TV serial
2021–2022 Amma Makal Malayalam Zee Keralam Sangeetha TV serial,

Won, Kalabhavan Mani Memorial Awards 2022 - Best Actress


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  2. ^ "Kaavalkaaran - Tamil Movie News - Vijay picks M G R's once again - Vijay | Kaavalkaaran | Vettaikaran -".
  3. ^ a b c Sathyendran, Nita (2 February 2011). "Director's actor". The Hindu. Chennai, India. Archived from the original on 6 February 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
  4. ^ "Review: Avoid Suriyan Satta Kalloori - Movies". Archived from the original on 2 August 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
  5. ^ "Director's actor - the Hindu". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Mithra is Nayanthara's relative!". Archived from the original on 11 February 2011. Retrieved 8 February 2011.
  7. ^ "Pretty Mithra Kurian Says 'I Do' - the New Indian Express". Archived from the original on 30 January 2015. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  8. ^ "Actress Mithra Kurian accused of assaulting KSRTC staff". Archived from the original on 19 September 2016. Retrieved 19 September 2016.
  9. ^ "KSRTC officials file assault complaint against Mithra Kurian - Kerala-Mathrubhumi Kerala News, Latest Kerala News, Kerala Breaking News, Kerala Politics". Archived from the original on 23 September 2016. Retrieved 19 September 2016.
  10. ^ Mithra Kurian makes her small screen debut - Times of India
  11. ^ "Mithra Kurian in TV serial". cinema.dinamalar. 20 June 2015.

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