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Ashwathy Kurup, better known by her stage name Parvathy, is an Indian film actress and classical dancer, who appeared in Malayalam films.[2]

Parvathy
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Parvathy in 2010
Born
Ashwathy Kurup

(1970-04-04) 4 April 1970 (age 49)
Thiruvalla, Kerala
ResidenceValasaravakkam, Tamil Nadu
Nationality India
Years active1986 – 1993
Spouse(s)Jayaram (1992–present)
ChildrenKalidas Jayaram (b.1993)[1]
Malavika Jayaram
Parent(s)Ramachandra Kurup, Padma Bai

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 7th September 1992 at Town Hall, Ernakulam. After marriage, Parvathy effectively quit acting in films.[3] She now lives with her family in Chennai. She has two children, Kalidas Jayaram and Malavika Jayaram.

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Personal lifeEdit

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.[4] She pursued a Pre-degree from NSS Hindu College, Changanassery. This was where she was discovered by director Lenin Rajendran, who cast her in the lead role in his film. This film 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?"[5]

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.[5] Currently, she resides at Valasaravakkam, Tamil Nadu with family.

FilmographyEdit

No Year Title Role Director
1 1986 Vivahitare Itihile Manju Balachandra Menon
2 1987 Amrutham Gamaya Sreedevi T. Hariharan
3 1987 Ezhuthappurangal Seetha Sibi Malayil
4 1987 Jaalakam Latha Harikumar
5 1987 Oru Minnaminunginte Nurunguvettam Unnimaya Bharathan
6 1987 Thoovanathumbikal Radha P. Padmarajan
7 1987 Thaniyavarthanam Sreedharan's lover Sibi Malayil
8 1987 Oru Maymasa Pulariyil V. R. Gopinath
9 1988 Abkari Sharadha I. V. Sasi
10 1988 Aranyakam Shailaja T.Hariharan
11 1988 Dinarathrangal Treesa Joshi
12 1988 Vaishali Shantha Bharathan
13 1988 Witness Indu.R.Nair Viji Thampi
14 1988 1921 Aasiya I. V. Sasi
15 1988 Aparan Sindhu P. Padmarajan
16 1988 Ponmuttayidunna Tharavu Hajiyar's third wife Sathyan Anthikkad
17 1988 Ashokante Aswathikuttikku Aswathi Vijayan Karott
18 1988 Mrithunjayam Sabeena Paul Babu
19 1988 Kudumbapuranam Rama Sathyan Anthikkad
20 1988 Sangham Aswathy Joshi
21 1988 Ulsavapittennu Karthika Bharath Gopi
22 1988 Oozham Seetha Harikumar
23 1988 Poovukkul Boogambam (Tamil) Thiagarajan
24 1989 Douthyam Biji Anil
25 1989 Adharvam Usha Dennis Joseph
26 1989 Artham Geetha Sathyan Anthikkad
27 1989 Jagratha Aswathy K. Madhu
28 1989 Carnival Gouri P. G. Vishwambharan
29 1989 Njangalude Kochu Doctor Ayisha Balachandra Menon
30 1989 Kireedam Devi Sibi Malayil
31 1989 Mudra Sarala Sibi Malayil
32 1989 Peruvannapurathe Visheshangal Kunjulekshmi Kamal
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
37 1989 Vachanam Lenin Rajendran
38 1989 Devadas Parvathi Cross Belt Mani
39 1989 Anagha Nalini,Mini(double role) PRS Babu
40 1989 Varnam Revathy Ashokan
41 1989 Pradeshika Varthakal Mallika Kamal
42 1989 Adhipan Radhika K. Madhu
43 1990 Akkare Akkare Akkare Sethulakshmi Priyadarshan
44 1990 Dr. Pasupathy Ammukkutty Shaji Kailas
45 1990 Kuruppinte Kanakku Pustakom Beena Balachandra Menon
46 1990 Maalayogam Rema Sibi Malayil
47 1990 Orukkam Kausalya K. Madhu
48 1990 Pavakkoothu Sumithra K. Sreekuttan
49 1990 Purappadu Mallika Jeasey
50 1990 Radha Madhavam Ammu Suresh Unnithan
51 1990 Saandhram Indulekha Ashokan -Thaha
52 1990 Subhayathra Arundhati Kamal
53 1990 Thalayanamanthram Shailaja Sathyan Anthikkad
54 1990 Vyooham Tessy Sangeeth Sivan
55 1990 Noottonnu Raavukal Malati Sasi Mohan
56 1991 Amina Tailors Amina Sajan
57 1991 Souhrudam Sridevi Shaji Kailas
58 1991 Abhayam Lakshmi Sivan
59 1991 Apoorvam Chilar Annie Kala Adoor
60 1992 Kunukkitta Kozhi Indu Thulasidas
61 1992 Soorya Gayathri Sreelakshmi Anil
62 1992 Kamaladalam Seetha Sibi Malayil
63 1992 Gowri Sivaprasad
64 1992 Kizhakkan Pathrose Molly T. S. Suresh Babu
65 1992 Valayam Seetha Sibi Malayil
66 1992 Kavacham
67 1993 Ghoshayaathra Nazeema G. S. Vijayan
68 1993 Oru Neenda Yathra Parvathi Murali Nair
69 1993 Chenkol Devi (Archive footage from Kireedam) Sibi Malayail

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kalidasan starts shooting on Jayaram's birthday - Times of India". indiatimes.com. Archived from the original on 7 February 2018. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Infocus - Parathy Jayaram". Mb4Eves. Archived from the original on 3 March 2011. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  3. ^ "How male superstars have an uninterrupted run, wonders Parvathy Jayaram". india.com. 20 January 2013. Archived from the original on 24 September 2016. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Katha Ithuvare with Parvathy". Mazhavil Manorama. Archived from the original on 24 March 2016. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  5. ^ a b "He is an instant story-maker: Parvathy". newindianexpress.com. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 3 March 2018.

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