1970 (age 49–50)
|Years active||1985–1992 |
Selvarajoo made her debut in the 1985 Tamil film Muthal Mariyathai directed by P Bharathiraja. In 1987, she acted in Lenin Rajendran's Swathi Thirunal, a biopic on the Travancore ruler of the same name. Her second Malayalam film Chithram (1988), written and directed by Priyadarshan, went on to become a huge box office success.
Mohanlal-Ranjini was considered a golden duo in Malaylam cinema as all their films were commercial successes. Koothara, directed by Srinath Rajendran, will mark her comeback to acting after a hiatus of two decades.
Ranjini was born in Singapore as Sasha Selvarajoo to Selvarajoo and Lilly Selvarajoo, belonging to fourth generations of Singapore, roots from Tirunelveli. She was introduced to films by famous director P Bharathiraja, a friend of her father. Bharathiraja gave her the screen name of "Ranjini" for his 1985 film Muthal Mariyathai. Ranjini whose family was in Singapore then had flown down to Chennai taking a break from studies with the hope that the shooting would get over within two weeks.
Her first Malayalam film was Swathi Thirunal in 1987, directed by Lenin Rajendran. The film was a critical success. She went on to act Malayalam films like Chithram, Mukunthetta Sumitra Vilikkunnu (1988) and Kottayam Kunjachan (1990).
Ranjini quit acting in films at the peak of her career to move to London, where she continued her studies. Her last film was Customs Diary (1993), directed by TS Suresh Babu. In London, she also did a degree in credit management and later acquired a law degree. She also worked for BBC for a short time. She is a graduate lawyer and is currently working as a joint director in an overseas education institution in Kochi, Kerala. She is married to Malayali businessman Pierre Kombara.
Ranjini was in the committee of "Nirbhaya-Kochi", an initiative of district administration under Ernakulam District Collector, MG Rajamanickam IAS(The Welfare for Women & Children Safety)in 2014. She was also in the founding committee of "Stree", a project for Women and Health under Maradu municipality in 2016.She regularly appears as a panelist on TV debates for various social topics on National, Malayalam & Tamil Channels.In 2018, she was one of 12 elite panelists invited by The National Commission for Women to a discussion on Sexual Harassment at Workplace.
|2014||Lunars Comedy Express||Judge||Asianet Plus||Malayalam|
|Comedy stars season 2||Asianet|
|Veruthey Alla Bharya||Mazhavil Manorama|
|2017||Malayali Veettamma||Flowers TV|
|2018||Makkal Mandram||Panelist||Thanthi TV||Tamil|
|2019-Present||Sharp Shoot||Debate Moderator||Jaihind TV||Malayalam|
- Miss India/Kerala 2010 (Miss World-Femina) as Judge
- Miss South India 2012 (Miss Asia-Manappuram) as Judge
- Mrs Malayali 2019 as Judge
|1985||1||Mudhal Mariyathai||Sevuli||P. Bharathiraja|
|1986||2||Avalai Cholli Kutramillai||A.A.Soman|
|4||Aayiram Pookkal Malarattum||E. Ramdoss|
|5||Paru Paru Pattanam Paru||Manobala|
|6||Needhana Andha Kuyil|
|8||Mannukkul Vairam||Chitte||Manoj kumar|
|1987||9||Kudumbam Oru Koyil||A. C. Tirulokchandar|
|10||Aayusu Nooru||Ponmani Rajan|
|11||Paasam Oru Vesham|
|12||Muthukkal Moondru||A. Jagannathan|
|14||Arul Tharum Ayyappan||Dasarathan|
|17||Urimai Geetham||Ganga||R. V. Udayakumar|
|19||Poruthadhu Podhum||P. Kalaimani|
|24||Ellame En Thangachi||Visu|
|1991||27||Sir...I Love You||Lalitha||G.N.Rangarajan|
|1||1987||Swathi Thirunal||Sugandhavalli||Lenin Rajendran||Her debut film in Malayalam|
|3||Mukunthetta Sumitra Vilikkunnu||Sumitra||Priyadarshan|
|7||Kaalal Pada||Maya Menon||Viji Thampi|
|8||1990||Kauthuka Varthakal||Rose Mary||Thulasidas|
|10||Anantha Vruthantham||Lateesha||P Anil|
|14||Nanma Niranjavan Srinivasan||Mary||Viji Thampi|
|18||Sandram||Police Officer's wife||Thaha|
|19||Sunday 7 PM||Dilip's step moter/Dilip's lover||Shaji Kailas|
|20||Kottayam Kunjachan||Mollykkutty||T S Suresh Babu|
|21||Vembanad||Abused/Lead role||Prof. Sivaprasad|
|22||1991||Agni Nilavu||Rekha||N Sankaran Nair|
|23||1992||Kingini||Nandhini||A N Thampi|
|24||1993||Customs Diary||Priya||T. S. Suresh_Babu||50th Film|
|25||2008||Twenty:20 (film)||Ranjini||Joshiy||Archive footage|
|26||2014||Ring Master||Elizabeth||Rafi||Come back film|
|27||2014||Koothara||Ram's mother||Srinath Rajendran|
|28||2016||Pa Va||Lillykutty||Sooraj Tom|
|29||2018||Mohanlal||Herself||Sajid Yahiya||Photo only /Archive footage/Uncredited role|
|1988||1||August 15 Rathri||Sheela||P. N. Ramachandra Rao|
- "Interview with Ranjini". Vanitha (in Malayalam).
- "People still call me Kalyani: Ranjini". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
- "Ranjini - Mangalam Varika". Mangalam. Archived from the original on 10 January 2014. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
- "Will she? Won't she?". Deccan Chronicle. 10 January 2012. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
- People still call me Kalyani: Ranjini (Navamy Sudhish) 24 September 2013