Muktha (actress)

Elsa George (born 19 November 1991), better known by her stage name Muktha in the Malayalam film industry and by Bhanu in the Tamil film industry, is an Indian film and television actress. She is also a classical dancer and an entrepreneur.[3]

Elsa George[1]

19 November 1991 (1991-11-19) (age 28)[2]
Other namesBhanu
Classical dancer
Makeup artist
Years active2005–present
Spouse(s)Rinku Tomy (2015–present)
RelativesRimi Tomy (Sister-in-law)


Muktha started her career as a child artist when she was in class six. She acted in television serials such as Swaram (on Amrita TV) [4] and then switched to the film industry.[5] Her first film, Lal Jose's Achanurangatha Veedu, released in 2005, when Muktha was doing her 8th standard.[6] She was seen as Lisamma in the film and The Hindu wrote "It's perhaps one of the most enduring female roles in modern Malayalam cinema".[4]

She later acted in a Telugu film titled Photo opposite Geetanjali and Anjali.[7] She made her successful entry into the Tamil film industry with the film Thaamirabharani opposite Vishal. She later starred in some Malayalam films like Nasrani and Goal.

She played an established actress in the Tamil film Pudhumugangal Thevai.[8]

In Moondru Per Moondru Kadhal she played the role of a "feisty young woman" called Mallika who belongs to a fishing community.[4] For her role, she spent one month on the beach under the sun, getting herself a tan and also learnt to speak Tamil in the Nagercoil slang.[9]

In 2013, she signed her first Kannada film, Darling, directed by Santhu where she starred opposite Yogi.[3][10]

Muktha is a trained classical dancer and has done many stage shows.[4] She is also managing a beauty salon.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Muktha was born as Elsa George, the youngest of two children to George and Saly at Kolenchery. She has an elder sister, Doshy Marya George. She went to St. Augustine's Girls Higher Secondary School, Kothamangalam, Kerala.[4]

On 23 August 2015, she got engaged to Rinku Tomy, brother of Rimi Tomy. On 30 August 2015 she married him at St George Catholic Forane Church in Edappally, Kochi. She gave birth to a baby girl on 2016.[2]


Year Title Role Language Notes
2005 Otta Nanayam Chinnu Malayalam
Achanurangatha Veedu Lisamma Malayalam
2006 Photo Bhanu Telugu
2007 Thaamirabharani Bhanumathy Saravanaperumal Tamil Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Debut Actress
Goal Maria Malayalam
Rasigar Mandram Kavitha Tamil
Nasrani Annie Malayalam
2009 Hailesa Shalini Malayalam
Kancheepurathe Kalyanam Meenakshi Malayalam
Azhagar Malai Janani Tamil
2010 Avan Mallika Malayalam
Holidays Janet Malayalam
Chaverpada Gopika Malayalam
Khilafath Malayalam
2011 Sattapadi Kutram Poorani Tamil
Ponnar Shankar Tamil Special appearance
Shivapuram Malayalam
The Filmstaar Gowri Malayalam
Themmadi Pravu Malayalam
2012 Ee Thirakkinidayil Savithri Malayalam
Manthrikan Rukku Malayalam
Pudhumughangal Thevai Bindutara Tamil
2013 Emmanuel Jennifer Malayalam
Moondru Per Moondru Kaadhal Mallika Tamil
Desingu Raja as herself Tamil Special appearance for nilavatam nethiyela song
Ginger Roopa Malayalam
Lisammayude Veedu Young Lisamma Malayalam Archive footage
Uncredited cameo
Shot from Achanurangatha Veedu
2014 Darling Poorni Kannada
Angry Babies in Love Interviewer Malayalam
Ormayundo Ee Mukham Hema Malayalam
2015 You Too Brutus Ancy Malayalam
Chirakodinja Kinavukal Dancer Malayalam Special appearance
Vasuvum Saravananum Onna Padichavanga Seema Tamil
Sukhamayirikkatte Sreelakshmi Malayalam
2016 Vaaimai Jhanavi Tamil
2017 Paambhu Sattai Shivani Tamil
Sagunthalavin Kadhalan Tamil


Year Title Channel Language Notes
2004 Ayilliyam kavu Surya TV Malayalam Serial
2004 Pavithrabandham Asianet Malayalam
2005 Swaram Amrita TV Malayalam
2005 De Maveli Kombath Asianet Malayalam
2015 Star Challenge Flowers TV Malayalam Reality show as contestant
2018-2019 Chandrakumari Sun TV Tamil Serial
2020-Present Koodathayi Flowers TV Malayalam


  1. ^ "ഓലക്കുടചൂടി വരന്‍, ചട്ടയും മുണ്ടുമണിഞ്ഞ് വധു;താരവിവാഹം വ്യത്യസ്തമായി". Archived from the original on 31 August 2015. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
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  3. ^ a b c A Sharadhaa (9 October 2013). "Bhanu all for darling". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d e Nita Sathyendran (10 December 2011). "Act of expression". The Hindu. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
  5. ^ A Sharadhaa (11 February 2013). "Muktha replaces Vedhika in Brindavana". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
  6. ^ "Muktha - Exploited by her father!". 16 October 2008. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
  7. ^ "Muktha - Find what you like". tikkview. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
  8. ^ V Lakshmi, TNN (11 July 2012). "Bhanu is back with Sivaji now! - Times Of India". Retrieved 17 October 2013.
  9. ^ TNN (23 December 2012). "Bhanu is back! - Times Of India". Retrieved 17 October 2013.
  10. ^ "Yogi sizzles with Darling co-star Bhanu - The Times of India". 1 January 1970. Retrieved 17 October 2013.

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