Vijaya Rekha known by her stage name Mounika is an Indian film and who appeared in South Indian films and Tamil television serials.[1] She was the third wife of director Balu Mahendra.[2]

Mounika
Born
Vijaya Rekha[1]

(1971-10-20) 20 October 1971 (age 51)
NationalityIndian
Other namesMounika, Mounica
OccupationActress
Spouse
(m. 1998; died 2014)

Personal lifeEdit

Mounika was living together with Balu Mahendra. Balu Mahendra has confirmed his relationship with Mounika in many of his interviews and also in his blog.[3][4] They started living together in 1996 and married in 1998. But went public about their marriage only in 2004.

Film careerEdit

Mounika was introduced by Balu Mahendra in the film Un Kannil Neer Vazhindal that was released in 1985.[3]

Partial filmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Film Language Role Notes
1985 Un Kannil Neer Vazhindal Tamil Handicap lady Debut
1985 Yathra Malayalam Singer Girl on the bus
1987 Rettai Vaal Kuruvi Tamil Dancer in group
1990 Komaram Bheem Telugu Komaram Bheem's wife
1991 Thalattu Ketkuthamma Tamil Valli
1992 Vanna Vanna Pookkal Tamil Shenbagam Debut as lead
1992 Raasukutti Tamil Guest appearance
1993 Amaravathi Tamil Geetha, Balasubramaniam's daughter
1994 May Madham Tamil
1996 Subash Tamil Arumugasamy's wife
1997 Thambi Durai Tamil
1999 Mugam Tamil Anjala
2000 Manasu Tamil Lakshmi
2001 En Iniya Ponnilave Tamil Rosie
2010 Baana Kaathadi Tamil Ramesh's mother
2018 Kadaikutty Singam Tamil Mangamma Rani (Samiyadi)
2020 Meendum Oru Mariyathai Tamil
2021 Anandham Vilayadum Veedu Tamil Thangam

Voice ArtistEdit

Year Film Actress
1996 Kalki Shruti
1997 Raman Abdullah Eswari Rao
2002 Kannathil Muthamittal Eswari Rao
2003 Julie Ganapathy Ramya Krishnan

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Channel
1997 Nimmathi Ungal Choice-2 Kannama Sun TV
1997–1999 Galatta Kudumbam
2000 Sontham Akhila
2000 Take It Easy Vazhkai
Balu Mahendravin Kathai Neram
2000–2001 Akhila Gemini TV
2001–2002 Aalu Magalu
2003–2007 Sorgam Kanchana/Seetha (Maayamma) Sun TV
2006 Sharadha Raj TV
2008–2009 Anandham Vilaiyadum Veedu Kalaignar TV
2019–2020 Agni Natchathiram Jeyanthi Selvam Sun TV
2019–2020 Ayutha Ezhuthu Kaaliammal Vijay TV

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Mounika's thoughts on Balu Mahendra". www.indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 9 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Actress Mounika Interview – Talks About Balu Mahendra". www.tamiltvshows.net. Retrieved 9 February 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Mounika's entry prohibited". www.indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 9 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Drama mars Balu Mahendra's second wife Mounika's arrival to pay homage". www.kollytalk.com. Retrieved 9 February 2015.

External linksEdit

  • "Mounika". spicyonion.com. Retrieved 9 February 2015.