Praveena

Praveena is an Indian film, soap actress and voice artist. She is known for her role as Goddess Shakti/Parvati in the Asianet television show Devi Mahatmyam which is the longest ran mythological serial in India. She has starred in numerous Malayalam films and television soap operas in lead and supporting roles.[1]

Praveena
Born
Praveena
NationalityIndian
Other namesPraveena lalithabhai
Occupation
  • Actress
  • dubbing artist
Years active1992–present
Spouse(s)Mr.Nair

She started her acting career in 1992 film Gowri. She has received several accolades including Kerala State Film Awards for her performances in the films Agnisakshi in 1998[2] and Oru Pennum Randaanum in 2008.[3] She received the Kerala state award for dubbing also for Elektra in 2010 and Ivan Megharoopan in 2012.

CareerEdit

Praveena made her acting debut as a child artist in an adaptation of T. Padmanabhan's award-winning novel Gouri, following which she appeared on Doordarshan for Sapthaswarangal, a music programme She appeared in multiple films, including Agnisakshi, English Medium, Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum, Swarnam and Oru Pennum Randaanum. Praveena later debuted in Malayalam cinema through Anil Babu's Kaliyoonjal in which she was paired opposite Dileep. In Oral Mathram The Truth and Ezhupunna Tharakan, she has played the character of Mammootty's sister.

She has won Kerala State Film Award four times. In 1998, she won the Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actress for her performance in Agnisakshi and in 2008 she won the same award for her role in Oru Pennum Randaanum. In 2010 and 2011, she won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Dubbing Artist for Elektra and Ivan Megharoopan respectively.

Her serials include Swapnam, Megham the recent Mounam, Malakhamar in Mazhavil Manorama and Mohakkadal. She has also has been judge on several reality shows including Mummy & Me on Kairali TV, Comedy Stars and Star Singer on Asianet.

Praveena has performed as a voice artist, for actresses like Jyothirmayi in Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum for Kavya Madhavan in Mizhi Randilum and Sadanandante Samayam and for Padmapriya in Amrutham.

Personal lifeEdit

Praveena was born on 11 April 1978 to Ramachandran Nair and Lalithabhai. Her father is a retired college professor. She has an elder brother. Pramod Nair who works as a software engineer in United States. She is married to Pramod who previously worked as a Banker at Dubai, following which she took a short hiatus from acting. The couple have a daughter.[4][verification needed]

AwardsEdit

Kerala State Film Award

Asianet Television Awards

  • 2005- Best Actress - Megham
  • 2011- Most Popular Actress - Devimahathmyam
  • 2018- Best Character Actress- Kasthooriman

Kerala Film Critics Association Awards

  • Film Critic Award 1999 (Best Actress) - Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum, Saphalyam, Agnisakshi

Sun Kudumbam Viruthugal

FilmographyEdit

As actorEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1992 Gauri
1997 Rajathantram
1997 Kaliyoonjal Radha Debut movie
1997 Oral Mathram Malavika Menon
1998 Kalapam Gopika
1998 Pranayavarnangal Vanaja
1998 The Truth Gayathri
1998 Sreekrishnapurathe Nakshathrathilakkam Asha
1999 Onnaamvattam Kandappol Sophia
1999 Gaandhiyan Divya
1999 Agnisakshi Thankam
1999 Ezhupunna Tharakan Rani
1999 Mazhavillu Neena
1999 Rishivamsham Drama artist
1999 English Medium Snehalatha
1999 Saaphalyam Ammu
1999 Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum Vasanthy
2000 Pilots Sr. Cindrella / Megha Mathew
2000 Punaradhivasam Savithri
2000 Manassil Oru Manjuthulli Maya
2001 Nalacharitham Naalam Divasam Indu
2001 Swarnachirakumay -
2007 Rock N Roll Mariya
2008 Swarnam Radha
2008 Thirakkatha Meera Cameo Appearance
2009 Oru Pennum Randaanum Pankiyamma
2009 Duplicate
2009 Vilapangalkkappuram Vilasini
2010 Khilafath -
2010 Penpattanam Adv. Maheshwari Iyer
2010 Inganeyum Oral Priyamvadha/Sheela Devi
2011 Varadhanam
2011 Super Hero
2011 Beautiful Doctor
2012 Manjadikuru Sheela
2012 Mullamottum Munthiricharum Sumitra
2012 Akasmikam Shailaja Teacher
2012 Husbands in Goa Annie
2012 Ustad Hotel Fareeda Razaq
2013 Honey Bee Lisamma
2013 Memories Parvathy
2013 Weeping Boy Nabeesu
2013 Vedivazhipadu Divine Character/Passenger
2013 Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal Dr. Daisy
2013 Avicharitha Charulatha
2014 Law Point Geetha
2014 Bangalore Days Shobha
2014 Urava -
2014 Color Balloon Seetha
2014 Study Tour Padmini Teacher
2014 Little Superman 3D Jeny Wilson Re-released in 2015
2015 Mili Nancy
2015 100 Days of Love Adoor Pankajam
2016 Vetrivel Rasamanickam's wife Tamil film
2016 Kaattum Mazhayum -
2016 Buddhanum Chaplinum Chirikkunnu Indulekha
2017 Green Apple -
2017 Honey Bee 2: Celebrations Lissamma Archive footage
Uncredited cameo
2017 Theeran Adhigaram Ondru Theeran's mother Tamil film
2017 Vimaanam Geetha
2018 Carbon Sujatha Guest appearance
2018 Kadha Paranja Kadha Rosakutty
2018 Chalakkudykkaran Changathy Herself Uncredited photo only
2018 Savaari Nirmala teacher
2018 Mayil -
2018 Saamy 2 Meenakshi Tamil film
2019 Comali Ravi's Mother Tamil film
2019 Aakasha Ganga 2 Oppol
2019 Happy Sardar Annamma Inderpal Singh
2020 Bheeshma Bheeshma's mother Telugu film
2021 Teddy Lakshmi Tamil

As a dubbing artist (partial)Edit

TelevisionEdit

Television series as an actressEdit

Year Show Role Language Channel Notes
2002 Ganga Ganga Malayalam DD Malayalam
2003 Swapnam Janaki Asianet Breakthrough performance
2004 Megham Krishna
2004–2005 Dambathya Geethangal
2005 Swaram Amrita TV
2006 Minnaram Asianet
Mounam Surya TV
2007 Nandhanam
Prayanam
2008 Swami Ayyappan Dakshayani Asianet
2008–2012 Devimahathmyam Devi Dubbed to Tamil and Telugu as Adi Parasakthi
2008 Namma Kudumbam Mahalakshmi Tamil Kalaignar TV
2009–2011 Maharani Sandhya Star Vijay
2010–2011 Adi Parasakthi Kamakshi Devi Star Vijay
2010 Mazhayariyathe Achu Malayalam Surya TV
2011 Chila Nerangalil Chila Manushyar Ganga Amrita TV
2012 Sabarimala Sreedharmashastha Devi Asianet
Sri Padmanabham Thanka Amrita TV
Malakhamar Sr.Agnez Mazhavil Manorama
2012– 2014 Mohakadal Krishna Surya TV
2013 Ullkkadal Kairali TV
2014 Gauri Doordarshan
Vadhu Hema Surya TV
2015–2019 Priyamanaval Uma Tamil Sun TV
2017 – 2020 Kasthooriman Sethulakshmi Malayalam Asianet
2019 – 2020 Magarasi Shenbagam Tamil Sun TV
2020-Present Raja Rani season 2 Sivagami Star Vijay

Telefilms as an actressEdit

Television programmes as an anchorEdit

Youtube channel hostingEdit

  • Kochu Kochu Valyakaryangal - 2020

AlbumsEdit

  • Sree Ramanam Devadevan
  • Tamil
  • Paaduka Saigal Paadu
  • Iniyennum - Singer
  • Amma - Singer

Reality shows as a judgeEdit

Stage-related shows and programmesEdit

Praveena has worked as program producer in Radio gulf. She has performed in stage programs in Germany, UAE, USA.

  • Classical events – Bhajans and Carnatic vocal in more than 50 temples
  • Albums – Sung in East Coast Vijayan albums and other 2 devotional albums
  • Marhaba

TV/Online showsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (24 August 2013) പ്രവീണ സീരിയല്‍ അഭിനയം നിര്‍ത്തിയതിനു പിന്നില്‍? Retrieved
  2. ^ "Kerala State Film Awards (Page 3)". Government of Kerala. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 24 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Kerala State Film Awards (Page 4)". Government of Kerala. Archived from the original on 7 July 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2012.
  4. ^ "On Record with:T.N.Gopakumar". asianetnews. Retrieved 12 December 2013.

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