Ashwathy Kurup (born 7 April 1970), better known by her stage name Parvathy and married name Parvathy Jayaram, is a former Indian film actress, costume designer and classical dancer, who appeared in Malayalam films.
7 April 1970
|Years active||1986 – 1993|
|Children||Kalidas Jayaram (b.1993)|
Malavika Jayaram ( b.1996)
Parvathy was a popular actress in Malayalam cinema during the late-1980s and early-1990s. Her first film was directed by Lenin Rajendran, but was shelved and never released. She was introduced to the industry by actor-director Balachandra Menon through Vivahithare Ithile in 1986. Her notable works include Amrutham Gamaya, Oru Minnaminunginte Nurunguvettam, Thoovanathumbikal (1987), Ponmuttayidunna Tharavu (1988), Vadakkunokkiyantram, Peruvannapurathe Visheshangal and Kireedam (1989).
Parvathy married film actor Jayaram who was her co-star in many films on 7 September 1992 at Town Hall, Ernakulam. After marriage, Parvathy effectively quit acting in films. She now lives with her family in Chennai. She has two children, Kalidas Jayaram and Malavika Jayaram.
Ashwathy Kurup was born as second among three children to Ramachandra Kurup and Padma Bai in Thiruvalla. Her father is from Champakulam, Alappuzha and her mother is from Kaviyoor, Thiruvalla. She has an elder sister Jyothi and a younger sister Deepthi (deceased). She had her primary education at Devaswom Board Higher Secondary School, Thiruvalla. Her mother was a maths teacher at the same school she studied at. She pursued a Pre-degree from NSS Hindu College, Changanassery. This was where she was discovered by director Lenin Rajendran, who cast her as the lead in a film that was shelved and was never released. She then acted in her first movie Vivahitare Itihile (1986), directed by Balachandra Menon at the age of 16.
Parvathy met her future husband Jayaram on the set of Aparan, at Udaya Studio in Alappuzha, in 1988. After her marriage on 7 September 1992, Parvathy stopped acting and later said that she has no regrets. "One spouse has to sacrifice their career, otherwise, it will be difficult to bring up the children properly. If there is a good salary earned by the husband, why should the wife work?"
The couple have two children, Kalidas Jayaram and Malavika. Kalidas Jayaram won the National Film Award for Best Child Artist for his work in the film Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum (2003), in which he acted in along with his father, Jayaram. Currently, she resides at Valasaravakkam, Tamil Nadu with family.
|1||1986||Vivahitare Itihile||Manju||Balachandra Menon|
|2||1987||Amrutham Gamaya||Sreedevi||T. Hariharan|
|5||1987||Oru Minnaminunginte Nurunguvettam||Unnimaya||Bharathan|
|7||1987||Thaniyavarthanam||Sreedharan's lover||Sibi Malayil|
|8||1987||Oru Maymasa Pulariyil||V. R. Gopinath|
|9||1988||Abkari||Sharadha||I. V. Sasi|
|14||1988||1921||Aasiya||I. V. Sasi|
|16||1988||Ponmuttayidunna Tharavu||Hajiyar's third wife||Sathyan Anthikkad|
|17||1988||Ashokante Aswathikuttikku||Aswathi||Vijayan Karott|
|23||1988||Poovukkul Boogambam (Tamil)||Santhi||Thiagarajan|
|28||1989||Carnival||Gouri||P. G. Vishwambharan|
|29||1989||Njangalude Kochu Doctor||Ayisha||Balachandra Menon|
|33||1989||Puthiya Karukkal||Sridevi||Thampi Kannanthanam|
|34||1989||Swagatham||Veni (Ammal)||Venu Nagavalli|
|35||1989||Utharam||Shyamala Menon||V. K. Pavithran|
|36||1989||Vadakku Nooki Yanthram||Shobha||Sreenivasan|
|38||1989||Devadas||Parvathi||Cross Belt Mani|
|39||1989||Anagha||Nalini,Mini(double role)||PRS Babu|
|43||1990||Akkare Akkare Akkare||Sethulakshmi||Priyadarshan|
|44||1990||Dr. Pasupathy||Ammukkutty||Shaji Kailas|
|45||1990||Kuruppinte Kanakku Pustakom||Beena||Balachandra Menon|
|50||1990||Radha Madhavam||Ammu||Suresh Unnithan|
|55||1990||Noottonnu Raavukal||Malati||Sasi Mohan|
|59||1991||Apoorvam Chilar||Annie||Kala Adoor|
|64||1992||Kizhakkan Pathrose||Molly||T. S. Suresh Babu|
|67||1993||Ghoshayaathra||Nazeema||G. S. Vijayan|
|68||1993||Oru Neenda Yathra||Parvathi||Murali Nair|
|69||1993||Chenkol||Devi (archive footage from Kireedam)||Sibi Malayil|
|70||2020||Putham Pudhu Kaalai ( Tamil film)
Segment : Ilamai Idho Idho
|Rajeev's wife (Photo presence)||Sudha Kongara|
As Costume DesignerEdit
|2012||Ningalkkum Aakaam Kodeeshwaran||Contestant||Asianet||Reality show|
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- "'പ്രിയപ്പെട്ട പാര്വതി; ഞാന് കലാഭവനിലെ മിമിക്രി ആര്ട്ടിസ്റ്റാണ്, പേര് ജയറാം' | Parvathy Jayaram love story malayalam celebrity couple actors kalidas jayaram movies films". Mathrubhumi.com. 25 July 2019. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
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