Renuka (actress)

Renuka is an Indian television and film actress who is known for playing the lead role Premi in K. Balachander's Tamil tele-serial of the same name. She has also acted many Malayalam and some Hindi films.[1]

Renuka
Born (1964-01-17) 17 January 1964 (age 57)
OccupationFilm and Television Actress
Years active1985–present
Spouse(s)Aloha Kumaran
(m.1998-present)
(Chairman and Managing Director of Aloha India)

Early lifeEdit

Renuka's family hailed from the town of Srirangam. Due to adverse circumstances caused by the early death of her father, she was compelled to move to the city of Chennai at an early age in search of work. In a short while, she was able to get a job as a drama artiste with Komal Swaminathan's troupe.[2]

CareerEdit

She got the break in Tamil films with the 1989 movie Samsara Sangeetham directed by T. Rajender and in the year 1990, she worked in Malayalam movie Kuttettan. Renuka has worked in a few Tamil films and about 75 Malayalam movies, after she was introduced to Tamil film director K. Balachander by colleague Geetha.

Renuka was cast in a supporting role in the teleserial Kaialavu Manasu directed by Balachander. Following Kaialavu Manasu, Renuka also did a supporting role in Kadhal Pagadai, which made her very popular and lead roles in Premi, Jannal and Ganga Yamuna Saraswati. She also earned good reviews for her performance in Premi.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Renuka is the eldest daughter in the family and has two younger brothers. In 1998, she married Aloha Kumaran, the Chairman and Managing Director of Aloha India.

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Role Language Notes
1985 Porutham Tamil
1988 Maduraikara Thambi Tamil
1988 En Thangai Kalyani Tamil
1989 Samsara Sangeetham Tamil
1990 Thangaikku Oru Thalattu Kasthuri (Stella) Tamil
1990 Kuttettan Thomas Chacko's girl friend Malayalam
1990 Brahma Rakshass Karthika Malayalam
1991 Adwaytham Krishnan Kutty Menon's wife Malayalam
1991 Abhimanyu Savithri Malayalam
1991 Pudhu Nellu Pudhu Naathu Thaayamma Tamil
1991 Tholi Poddu Telugu
1992 Congratulations Miss Anitha Menon Malayalam
1992 Aval Ariyadhe Dr. Sumam Malayalam
1992 Thevar Magan Anni Tamil
1992 Chinna Marumagal Shanthi Tamil
1992 Sugamana Sumaigal Kalyani Tamil
1992 Sargam Kunjulakshmi Malayalam
1992 Kudumbasammetham Devu Malayalam
1992 Daddy Alice Malayalam
1993 Sthreedhanam Vidya's sister Malayalam
1993 Mafia Uma Malayalam
1993 Butterflies Saradha Malayalam
1993 Vatsalyam Ambika Malayalam
1993 Ammayane Sathyam Parvathi's mother Malayalam
1993 Theeram Thedunna Thirakal Malayalam
1993 Chenkol Malayalam
1993 Porutham Malayalam
1993 Periyamma Tamil
1993 Thiruda Thiruda Seethalakshmi Tamil
1993 Rojavai Killathe Sathasivam's wife Tamil
1993 Asadhyuraalu Telugu
1994 Kudumba Vishesham Urmila Malayalam
1994 Chukkan Leela Malayalam
1994 Rajadhani Parvathy's sister Malayalam
1994 Pavithram Nirmala Ramakrishnan(Nimmy) Malayalam
1994 Commissioner Malayalam
1994 Magalir Mattum Pandian's wife Tamil
1995 Achan Kombathu Amma Varampathu Sumithra Malayalam
1995 Nirnayam Rajan's wife Malayalam
1995 Thakshashila Sheela Nambiar Malayalam
1995 Chantha Sherly Malayalam
1995 Agrajan Kunjulakshmi Malayalam
1996 Kalki Karpagam Tamil
1996 Mahathma Ramakrishna Kurup's daughter Malayalam
1996 Sathyabhaamaykkoru Pranayalekhanam Thatri Malayalam
1996 The Prince Indhu Malayalam
1996 Meghasangeehtam Malayalam
1997 Guru Ramanagan's sister Malayalam
1997 Bharatheeyam Sebastian's wife Malayalam
1997 Aattuvela Sugandhi Malayalam
1997 Vamsam Malayalam
1998 Samaantharangal Raziya Malayalam
1998 Chitrashalabham Geetha Malayalam
1998 Dhinamdhorum Chandra Tamil
2006 Azhagai Irukkirai Bayamai Irukkirathu Malar Tamil
2006 Poi Menaka Tamil
2008 Mizhikal Sakshi Ambili's mother Malayalam
2008 De Ingottu Nokkiye Sathyabhama Malayalam
2009 Quick Gun Murugan Kidnapped Mum English
Hindi
2009 Ayan Kaveri Velusamy Tamil Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Tamil
2009 Guru En Aalu Guru's mother Tamil
2011 Sweet Home Arun's mother Tamil Short film
2012 Chattakaari Sasi's mother Malayalam
2012 Gramam Thankam Malayalam
2013 Alex Pandian Rani Tamil
2013 Annakodi Tamil
2013 Mathapoo Karthik's mother Tamil
2013 Vanakkam Chennai Ajay's nother Tamil
2013 Kaanchi Bhagheerathi Amma Malayalam
2014 Namma Gramam Thankam Tamil
2014 Kerala Nattilam Pengaludane Unnikrishnan's mother Tamil
2014 Nalanum Nandhiniyum Rajalakshmi Tamil
2014 Aindhaam Thalaimurai Sidha Vaidhiya Sigamani Sigamani's mother Tamil
2014 Poojai Manimekalai Tamil
2014 Thirudan Police Vishwa's mother Tamil
2015 Kanchana 2 Nandhini's sister-in-law Tamil
2015 Vasuvum Saravananum Onna Padichavanga Kamatchi Tamil
2015 Adhibar Sia's mother Tamil
2016 Vetrivel Sharatha Tamil
2017 Pokkiri Simon Mahalakshmi Malayalam
2017 Kalavu Thozhirchalai Minister of Home Affairs Tamil
2017 Karuppan Karuppan's mother Tamil
2018 Seyal Karthik's mother Tamil
2018 Koothan Tamil
2018 Kalavani Mappillai Tamil
2019 Dev Geetha Tamil
2019 Dhanusu Raasi Neyargale Pandiamma Tamil
2020 Psycho Vasantha Tamil
2021 Kalathil Santhippom Anand's mother Tamil
2021 Cobra Tamil Filming
2021 Theerpugal Virkapadum Tamil Filming

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Channel
1996-1997 Premi Premi Sun TV
1996 Kaiyalavu Manasu Manjula Sun TV
1996 Air Bus Rajasri Tamil
Vaai Sollil Veeranadi
Pournami
Jannal Veettin Kankal
Sevvai Kizhamai
Oru Koodai Pasam
Vilakku Vekkum Neram
(Malayalam)
DD Malayalam
Aa Amma
(Malayalam)
Kairali TV
1998 Jannal-Sila Nijangal Sila Nyayangal Sun TV
1996-1998 Kadhal Pagadai Girija
1998-2000 Ganga Yamuna Saraswati Raj TV
1999 Kasalavu Nesam Sun TV
2003-2004 Sahana Sindhu Bairavi Part-II Geetha Jaya TV
2008 Ganga Yamuna Saraswathy Sangamam SUN TV
2008-2009 Sivasakthi Sivagami SUN TV
2011-2012 Parinayam
(Malayalam)
Second mother of heroine Mazhavil Manorama
2012-2014 Amudha Oru Aacharyakuri Amutha (female lead role) Kalaignar TV
2013–2013 Naduvula Konjam Thukkatha Kaanum (Female lead role) Singapore Tamil drama broadcast on MediaCorp Vasantham
2014–2015 Nenjathai Killadhe Zee Tamil

PlaysEdit

  • Thanneer Thanneer
  • Naliravil Petrom
  • Irutile Thedatheenga

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.moviebuff.com/renuka-chouhan
  2. ^ "My First Break". The Hindu. 17 April 2009. Archived from the original on 22 April 2009.
  3. ^ https://nettv4u.com/celebrity/tamil/tv-actress/renuka-tamil

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