Rohini (actress)

Rohini Molleti, known professionally as Rohini, is an Indian actress, screenwriter, and lyricist.[1] She has mainly acted in Malayalam,Telugu, Tamil films along with few Kannada films. Having started her acting career at five, she has about 130 south Indian films to her credit.[2] She received National Award of Special Mention and Andhra Pradesh state Nandi Special Jury Award for Best Performance in 1995 for the film Stri.[3][4]

Rohini
Born
Rohini Molleti

Occupation
Years active1976—1995; 2004—present
Spouse
(m. 1996; div. 2004)
Children1

Early lifeEdit

A native of Anakapalli, Andhra Pradesh, Rohini spent all her childhood in Chennai.[5] Her father Appa Rao Naidu was a panchyat officer and mother Radha was a housewife.[6] Her father always wanted to become an actor, though he couldn't be an actor he encouraged his daughter to become an actress and he fulfilled his ambition through his daughter. Her mother died when she was five years old and father remarried later.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

She was married to actor Raghuvaran in 1996. The couple have a son Rishi Varan, born in 2000. The couple divorced in 2004.

CareerEdit

She started her career in 1976 as a child actress. She was first seen as a wide-eyed five year old in Yashoda Krishna, a Telugu film. She is also a popular dubbing artist in the Telugu and Tamil industries. She has voiced six characters in five of Mani Ratnam's films.[8] She lent her voice to actresses like Jyothika (Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu), Aishwarya Rai (Iruvar and Raavanan),[5] Manisha Koirala (Bombay)[1] and Amala (Shiva).[8] She has also dubbed for Girija Shettar in Geethanjali.

She wrote lyrics for the Tamil film Pachaikili Muthucharam, before ending another hiatus by writing all songs in the album, Maalai Pozhudhin Mayakathilaey.[9] Her acting skills were recognized and she was given the Kalaimamani award recently.[citation needed]

She writes episodes for Tamil TV serials.[5] She started writing scripts for TV series way back in 1996, and has adapted the Sahithya Academy Award winning novel Verukku Neer for a tele film in 2005.[4] She hosted the live TV talk show Kelvigal Aayiram for Vijay TV, which she said "dealt with issues close to my heart".[8] She moderated the Tamil programme Azhagiya Tamizh Magal on Kalaignar TV[10] and has worked as the anchor of Raj TV's show, Rohini's Box Office in which she reviewed the latest releases.[11]

Being an activist for AIDS awareness, Rohini has also directed short films for M.G.R. Medical University and Tamil Nadu Aids Control Society.[4] In 2008, Rohini had directed a 50-minute documentary Silent Hues about film industry's Child actresss, she being one herself.[12] In 2013, she has directed a feature film Appavin Meesai which is yet to be released.[13]

AwardsEdit

FilmographyEdit

Rohini has mainly acted in malayalam,Telugu, Tamil, films along with few Kannada films. Having started her acting career at five, she has about 130 south Indian films to her credit.[2]

As actressEdit

Key
  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Language Other notes
1974 Harathi Telugu Child actress
Aadambaralu Anubandalu Telugu Child actress
Intinti Katha Telugu Child actress
1975 Yashoda Krishna Krishna Telugu Child actress
Amma Naana Telugu Child actress
Bhagasthulu Telugu Child actress
Anna Thammulla Anubandam Telugu Child actress
Balipeetam Telugu Child actress
Raktha Sambandalu Telugu Child actress
Samsaram Telugu Child actress
Challani Thalli Telugu Child actress
Bharathi Telugu Child actress
1976 Bhakta Kannappa Telugu Child actress
Mayor Meenakshi Tamil Child actress
Secretary Telugu Child actress
Mahakavi Kshetrayya Lord Krishna Telugu Child actress
Raja Telugu Child actress
1977 Adavi Ramudu Gowri (Dumb girl) Telugu Child actress
Moratodu Telugu Child actress
Khaidhi Kalidasu Telugu Child actress
Oke Raktham Telugu Child actress
Kalpana Telugu Child actress
Ee Tharam Manishi Telugu Child actress
Jeevana Theeralu Telugu Child actress
Chiranjeevi Rambabu Rambabu Telugu Child actress
1978 Nayudu Bava Telugu Child actress
Thalle Challani Dhaivam Telugu Child actress
Chilipi Krishnudu Telugu Child actress
Cheyyethi Jai Kottu Telugu Child actress
1979 Maavari Manchitanam Telugu Child actress
Laxmi Pooja Telugu Child actress
Shri Vinayaka Vijayamu Telugu Child actress
1980 Nizhalgal Tamil Child actress
Talli Deevena Raji Telugu Child actress
1981 Nyayam Kavali Saroja Telugu Child actress
Illalu Singer in bus Telugu Child actress
Tyagayya Seethamma Telugu Child actress
Pedala Brathukulu Kalyani Telugu
Sumai Rohini Tamil
1982 Madhura Swapnam Seethalu Telugu
Subbarao Ki Kopam Vachhindi - Telugu
Bhakta Dhruva Markandeya Turuchi Telugu
Naa Desam Sudha Telugu
Illali Korikalu Rajini Telugu
=Nalugu Sthambalata Gayatri Telugu
Kakka Devi Malayalam
Dheera Rani Malayalam
Parvaiyin Marupakkam Viswanathan's daughter Tamil
Kalavari Samsaram Sudha Telugu
Anantha Ragalu Seetha Telugu
1983 Ilamai Kaalangal Meera Tamil
Thandikkappatta Nyayangal Lakshmi Tamil
Valartha Kada Annam Tamil
Maga Maharaju Raju's sister Telugu
Nava Mohini Radha Telugu
Rugma Prayaga Malayalam
Ee Yugam Malayalam
Kuyiline Thedi Meenu Malayalam
Aa Rathri Radha Malayalam
1984 Thirakil Alpa Samayam Amina Malayalam
Piriyilla Naam Sridevi Malayalam
Parannu Parannu Parannu Mini / Jessy / Sreekutty Malayalam
Radhayude Kamukan Radha Malayalam
Shabadham Radha Malayalam
Ivide Thudangunnu Sheela Malayalam
Sandarbham Shari Malayalam
Ariyatha Veethikal Sheela Malayalam
Oru Painkilikatha Vilasini Malayalam
Devanthakudu Lakshmi Telugu
Thirittu Rajakkal - Tamil
Aduthaduthu Malayalam
Theere Pratheekshikkathe Indu Malayalam
Oru Kochu Swapnam - Malayalam
Arante Mulla Kochu Mulla Rohini Malayalam
Ponmaalai Pozhudhu Tamil
1985 Adhyayam Onnu Muthal Rema Malayalam
Anni Radha Tamil
Oru Kudakeezil Sridevi Malayalam
Akalathe Ambili Ashwathy Malayalam
Ozhivukaalam Chinnu Malayalam
Nerariyum Nerathu Rathi Malayalam
Gayathridevi Ente Amma Priya Malayalam
Orikkal Oridathu Soniya Malayalam
Ee Thanalil Ithiri Neram Leena Malayalam
Ivide Ee Theerathu Sreedevi Malayalam
Aarodum Parayaruthu Girija Malayalam
Manakkale Thatha Minikutty Malayalam
Katha Ithuvare Kala Malayalam
Oru Sandesam Koodi Rema Malayalam
Mounanombaram Lekha Malayalam
Ee Lokam Ivide Kure Manushyar Sheela Malayalam
Ee Shabdam Innathe Shabdam Pushpa Malayalam
Onnaamprathi Olivil Malayalam
Ormikkan Omanikkan Malayalam
Jwalanam Malayalam
1986 Love Story Shobha Malayalam
1986 Koodanayum Kattu Liza Malayalam
1986 Njan Kathorthirikkum Aasi Malayalam
1986 Abhayam Thedi Vasanthi Malayalam
1986 Rareeram Chitra Malayalam
1986 Prathyekam Sradhikkukka Malayalam
1986 Adiverukal Annakutty Malayalam
1986 Ponnum Kudathinum Pottu Rani Malayalam
1986 Karyam Kananayoru Kallachiri Malayalam
1986 Thaaiku Oru Thaalaattu Chellam Tamil
1987 Vrutham Thresia Malayalam
1987 Yaagagni Latha Malayalam
1987 Onnaam Maanam Poomaanam Rajasree Malayalam
1987 Theekkattu Mercy Malayalam
1987 Vamban Viji Malayalam
1987 P.C. 369 Sudha Malayalam
1987 Manja Manthrangal Gladia Malayalam
1987 January Oru Orma Maina Malayalam
1987 Achuvettante Veedu Aswathy Nair Malayalam
1987 Itha Samayamayi Alice Malayalam
1987 Kanan Kothichu Malayalam
1987 Chamundeshwari Pooja Mahime Kumari Malathi Kannada
1987 Attagaru Zindabad Meenakshi Telugu
1988 Raktha Samharam Telugu
1988 Maharajasri Mayagadu Sudha Telugu
1988 Jadi Ketha Moodi Gayathri Tamil
1988 Dhwani Sunitha Malayalam
1988 Anuragi Julie Malayalam
1988 Onninu Purake Mattonnu Sudha Malayalam
1988 Sankhanaadam Thulasi Malayalam
1988 Dhinarathrangal Ponni Malayalam
1988 Paadhamudra Ashwathy Malayalam
1988 1921 Lakshmi Malayalam
1989 Kali Kaaryamayi-Crime Branch Sunitha Malayalam
1989 Agnipravesham Malayalam
1989 Varnatheru Urmila Malayalam
1989 Mizhiyorangalil Malayalam
1989 Dhruva Nakshatram Saroja Telugu
1989 Bhale Dampathulu Susheela Telugu
1989 Naa Mogudu Naake Sontham Swathi Telugu
1989 Dharmam Vellum Geetha Tamil
1990 Midhya Malayalam
1990 Jawani Zindabad Rama Hindi
1990 Silambu Rasathi Tamil
1990 Pudhu Varisu Nithya Tamil
1990 Manasukketha Maapillai Tamil
1991 Pavunnu Pavunuthan Pavunnu Tamil
1991 Thanthu Vitten Ennai Surya Tamil
1991 Jagadeka Veera Padmini Kannada
1991 Ezhunnallathu Malayalam
1992 Rendu Pondatti Kaavalkaaran Rukmini Tamil
1992 Senbaga Thottam Manga Tamil
1992 Abhirami Vasanthi Tamil
1992 Natchathira Nayagan Radha Tamil
1993 Samaagamam Elsamma Malayalam
1993 Marupadiyum Kavitha Tamil
1993 Pudhu Piravi Tamil
1993 Aparna Malayalam
1993 Pettredutha Pillai Vaidehi Tamil
1993 Nallathe Nadakkum Jaya Tamil
1993 Bandhukkal Sathrukkal Sheela Malayalam
1994 Magalir Mattum Papamma Tamil
1994 Thamarai Poogodai Tamil
1994 Puthran Lisa Malayalam
1994 CID Unnikrishnan B.A., B.Ed. Arundathi Nair/ Revathy Nair Malayalam
1995 Sundarimaare Sookshikkukka Nimmi Malayalam
1995 Aasai Ganga Tamil
1995 Stri Telugu National Film Award – Special Mention
1995 Thondan Subha Tamil
1995 Thotta Chinungi Amlu Tamil
1995 Ilavarasi Lakshmi Tamil
1996 Veettukulle Thiruvizha Gayathri Tamil
2004 Virumaandi Angela Kaathamuthu Tamil
2005 Ayya Maadasami's Wife Tamil
2006 Kaivantha Kalai Tamil
2006 Ilakkanam Susi Tamil
2007 Naalaiya Pozhuthum Unnodu Nagai Tamil
2007 Thaamirabharani Pechchikani Tamil
2007 Onbadhu Roobai Nottu Kameela Tamil
2007 Rock & Roll Nirmala Malayalam
2008 Thalappavu Karthyayani Malayalam
2009 Vaamanan Rohini Tamil
2009 Yavarum Nalam
13B: Fear Has a New Address
TV Reporter Tamil
Hindi
2009 2 Harihar Nagar Sulochana Malayalam
2010 In Ghost House Inn Sulochana Malayalam
2010 Pen Singam Surya's mother Tamil
2010 Moscowin Kavery Dance Teacher Tamil
2010 Nandalala Mentally ill woman Tamil
2011 Ala Modalaindi Revathi Telugu
2011 Payyans Padma Malayalam
2011 City of God Lakshmi Malayalam
2011 Sankarankovil Padma Muthuvelu Tamil
2011 Innanu Aa Kalyanam Lillykutty Malayalam
2012 Second Show Devaki Malayalam
2012 Shiva Manasulo Shruti Shiva's mother Telugu
2012 Ishq Jaya Telugu
2012 3 Janani's mother Tamil
2012 Diamond Necklace Dr. Savithri Malayalam
2012 18 Vayasu Dr. Suchithra Tamil
2012 Kozhi Koovuthu Valliammai Tamil
2013 Thirumathi Thamizh Thamizhselvan's mother Tamil
2013 Black Butterfly Benny's mother Malayalam
2013 Jagadguru Adi Shankara Sankara's mother Telugu
2013 Anthaka Mundu Aa Tarvatha Sujatha Telugu
2013 Thanga Meenkal Parvathi Tamil
2014 Ninnindale Pramila's Aunty Kannada
2014 Kotha Janta Sirish's Mother Telugu
2014 Venmegam Jyothi Tamil
2014 Oka Laila Kosam Nandana's mother Telugu
2014 Chinnadana Nee Kosam Nandhini's mother Telugu
2014 Ormayundo Ee Mukham Vasundhara Devi Malayalam
2015 Sir C. P. Kochu Mary Malayalam
2015 Baahubali: The Beginning Shivudu / Shiva's mother (Sanga) Telugu/Tamil
2015 Sher Gautam's mother Telugu
2015 Columbus Ashwin's mother Telugu
2016 Nenu Sailaja Sailaja's mother Telugu
2016 Action Hero Biju Bhavathi Malayalam
2016 Uyire Uyire Tamil
2016 Jeniffer Karuppaiya Jennifer Tamil
2016 Gentleman Gautham's mother Telugu
2016 Guppy Guppy's mother Malayalam
2016 54321 Teacher Tamil
2016 Balle Vellaiyathevaa Sakthi's mother Tamil
2016 Achamindri Tamizh Selvi, Lawyer Tamil
2017 Sathya Doctor Malayalam
2017 Baahubali 2: The Conclusion Shivudu / Shiva's mother (Sanga) Telugu
Tamil
2017 Role Models Shreya's mother Malayalam
2017 Velaikkaran Ponni Tamil
2017 Juliet Lover of Idiot Vara's mother Telugu
2017 Okka Kshanam Jeeva's mother Telugu
2018 Awe! Radha's mother Telugu
2018 Rangasthalam Chitti Babu's mother Telugu
2018 Abhi & Anu
Abhiyude Katha Anuvinteyum
Meena Tamil
Malayalam
2018 Goli Soda 2 Inbavalli's mother Tamil
2018 Lover Charita's mother Telugu
2018 Chi La Sow Latha Telugu
2018 Traffic Ramasamy Rukku Tamil
2018 Kadal Kuthiraigal Refugee Tamil
2019 Ottam Sara Malayalam
2019 Neerthirai Banu Tamil
2019 Jiivi Lakshmi Tamil
2019 Manmadhudu 2 Janani Telugu
2019 Magamuni Deivanai Tamil
2019 Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy Padmamma Telugu
2019 Bigil Anitha's mother Tamil
2019 Thipparaa Meesam Lalita, Mani's mother Telugu
2019 Market Raja MBBS Latha Tamil
2019 Iddari Lokam Okate Varsha's mother Telugu
2020 Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo Lakshmi Telugu
2020 Johaar Telugu
2020 V Sreelata, Apoorva's mother Telugu
2021 Rang De Sailaja, Anu's mother Telugu
2021 Nootokka Jillala Andagaadu GSN's mother Telugu
2021 Tuck Jagadish Kumari Telugu
2021 Navarasa (web series) Vaalambal Tamil
2021 Yennanga Sir Unga Sattam Badhrakali Tamil
2021 Kolaambi Sundarambal Malayalam
2021 Rocky Malli Tamil
2021 Varudu Kaavalenu Aakash's mother Telugu
2022 Freedom Fight Dhanalakshmi Malayalam Segment : "Old Age Home"
2022 Mike antony',s mother Malayalam
2022 Ante Sundaraniki Sundar's mother Telugu
2022 Atithi Devo Bhava Abhi's mother Telugu
2022 10th Class Diaries Telugu
2022 Jiivi 2 Lakshmi Tamil
2022 Sita Ramam Reporter Vijayalakshmi Telugu
2022 Meet Cute Padma Telugu
2022 Vinodhan   Tamil Post Production
2022 Writer Padmabhushan   Telugu
2023 Ajayante Randam Moshanam   Malayalam Filming

As lyricistEdit

As directorEdit

  • 1995 - Chinna Chinna Aasai - Ganga (Sun tv)[15]
  • 2008 - Silent Hues (documentary film)

Dubbing artistEdit

Year Film Actress Language Other notes
1989 Geethanjali Girija Shettar Telugu Also for the Tamil version Idhayathai Thirudathe
1989 Shiva Amala Telugu Also for the Tamil version Udhayam
1990 Anjali (Dubbed version) Revathi Telugu
1990 Neti Siddhartha Ayesha Jhulka Telugu
1990 Prema Yuddham Amala Telugu
1990 Aggiramudu Amala Telugu
1991 Chembaruthi Roja Tamil
1991 Shanti Kranti Juhi Chawla Telugu
1991 Rowdy Alludu Shobana Telugu
1992 April 1 Vidudala Shobana Telugu
1992 Prema Sikharam Mamta Kulkarni Telugu
1992 unnai Vaazhthi Paadugiren Mohini Tamil
1992 Meera Aishwarya Tamil
1992 Ashokan (Tamil Dubbed version) Madhoo Tamil
1992 Antham Urmila Matondkar Telugu
1993 Gentleman Madhoo Tamil
1994 Aavesham Madhoo Telugu
1994 Vietnam Colony Vineetha Tamil
1994 May Madham Sonali Kulkarni Tamil
1995 Bombay Manisha Koirala Tamil
1995 Asuran Roja Tamil
1995 Villadhi Villain Nagma Tamil
1995 Veluchami Shruti Tamil
1995 Lingababu Love Story Rajashree Telugu
1995 Chinna Vathiyar Ranjitha Tamil
1995 Mr. Madras Vineetha Tamil
1995 Kuruthipunal Gowthami Tamil
1995 Sogasu Chuda Taramaa? Indraja Telugu
1996 Kalloori Vaasal Pooja Bhatt Tamil
1996 Sengottai Rambha Tamil
1996 Kadhal Kottai Heera Rajagopal Tamil
1996 Krishna Heera Rajagopal Tamil
1996 Mr. Romeo Shilpa Shetty Tamil
1996 Siraichaalai Tabu Tamil Also Telugu version
1996 Tamizh Selvan Roja Tamil
1996 Indian Manisha Koirala Tamil Telugu Version also
1997 Devathai Keerthi Reddy Tamil
1997 Iruvar Aishwarya Rai Tamil Telugu Version also
1997 Vaazhga Jananayagam Pragathi Tamil
1999 Ooty Roja Tamil
2004 Yuva (Dubbed version) Meera Jasmine Telugu
2004 Arjun Keerthi Reddy Telugu
2004 Perazhagan Jyothika (for the character of Shenbagam) Tamil Also for Telugu version
2006 Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu Jyothika Tamil
2007 Pachaikili Muthucharam Andrea Jeremiah Tamil
2007 Guru Aishwarya Rai Tamil
2008 Sandai Nadhiya Tamil
2008 Kanchivaram Shriya Reddy Tamil
2009 Pattalam Nadhiya Tamil
2010 Raavanan Aishwarya Rai Tamil
2011 Mappillai Manisha Koirala Tamil
2019 The Lion King Alfre Woodard Tamil For the character Sarabi
2021 99 Songs Manisha Koirala Tamil / Telugu
2022 Virata Parvam Nandita Das Telugu / Tamil

As playback singerEdit

TelevisionEdit

Tamil
  • Chinna Chinna Aasai - Ganga (Sun TV (India) ) acted and directed[15]
  • Kelvigal Aayiram (Vijay TV) as Host
  • Azhagiya Tamizh Magal (Kalaignar TV) as Moderator
  • Rohini's Box Office (Raj TV) as Host
  • Kelvigal Neram (Vendhar TV) as Host
  • Geethanjali - Telefilm (Doordarshan) as Writer
  • Engae Aval- Actress
Malayalam
Telugu

ReferencesEdit

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