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Komal Mahuvakar (also known as Rupini) is a Indian film actress who appeared in South Indian films during the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Occupation||Actress, Indian classical danseuse, founder Sparsha Foundation (for special children), doctor|
|Years active||1975–1994, 2020–present|
She started as a child artist in the Hindi film Mili with Amitabh Bacchan and Jaya Bhaduri.
She acted in Tamil, Kannada, Telugu and Malayalam films with stars including Rajinikanth, Kamal Hassan, Mammootty, Mohanlal, Venkatesh, Balakrishna, Jagadish, Sathyaraj, Vijayakanth, Dr. Vishnuvardhan, V Ravichandran, Mukesh, Mohan and Ramarajan.
Rupini, originally from Mumbai, moved to the south to act in films after the late 1980s. Earlier, she had acted under her real name Komal Mahuvakar in a few Hindi movies, including Des Pardes, Payal Ki Jhankaar, Meri Adalat, Sanch Ko Aanch Nahin and Nache Mayuri.
Early life and debutEdit
Mahuvakar was born in Mumbai into an well educated family. Her father was a lawyer and her mother was a dietitian.
|Ninaikka Therintha Maname|
|En Thangachi Padichava||Valli|
|Enne Petha Raasa|
|Raja Chinna Roja||Rupini|
|Ulagam Pirandhadhu Enakkaga|
|Madurai Veeran Enga Saami||Sakthi|
|Michael Madana Kama Rajan||Chakkubai|
|1991||Naadu Adhai Naadu|
|Annan Kaattiya Vazhi|
|Veetla Eli Velila Puli|
|Naan Valartha Poove||Sita|
|Moondrezhuthil En Moochirukkum||Parvathy Namboodiri|
|1994||Namma Annachi||Ayya's wife|
|1977||Kotwal Saab||Child artiste|
|1978||Des Pardes||Child artiste|
|1979||Saanch Ko Aanch Nahin||Child artiste|
|Payal Ki Jhankaar||Shyama (lead role)|
|1985||Meraa Ghar Mere Bachche||Kirti|
|1986||Pyaar Ho Gaya||Sapna Rai|
|Chameli Ki Shaadi||Anita|
|1986||Shatru (Hindi) Birodh (Bengali dubbed)|
|1987||Woh Din Aayega|
|1990||Mathe Haditu Kogile||Sangeetha|
|1991||Neenu Nakkare Haalu Sakkare||Rukmini|
|2020–present||Chithi 2||Padma Shanmugapriyan||Sun TV||Comeback after 26 years|
- "Roopini will always stay in your heart". MiD DAY. 16 July 2003. Retrieved 1 September 2009.
- "Indian cinema". National Film Development Corporation of India, India. 1984. OCLC 6676950. Cite journal requires
- Roopini will always stay in your heart