Rupini (actress)

Komal Mahuvakar (also known as Rupini) is a Indian film actress who appeared in South Indian films during the late 1980s and early 1990s.[1]

Rupini
Born
Komal Mahuvakar

(4 November)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
OccupationActress, Indian classical danseuse, founder Sparsha Foundation (for special children), doctor
Years active1975–1994, 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.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3]

She was accidentally spotted by the film-maker Hrishikesh Mukherjee who offered her child roles in his films such as Mili, Kotwal Saab and Khubsoorat.[4]

FilmographyEdit

TamilEdit

Year Title Role Note
1987 Cooliekkaran Priya
Ninaikka Therintha Maname
Theertha Karaiyinile Poonjolai
Manithan Roopa
1988 Thaai Paasam
En Thangachi Padichava Valli
Puthiya Vaanam Devaki
1989 Pillaikkaga
Enne Petha Raasa
Apoorva Sagodharargal Mano
Raja Chinna Roja Rupini
1990 Pulan Visaranai Gayathri
Salem Vishnu Shanthi
Ulagam Pirandhadhu Enakkaga
Pattanamdhan Pogalamadi
Madurai Veeran Enga Saami Sakthi
Thalattu Padava Narmadha
Michael Madana Kama Rajan Chakkubai
Pattikattan
1991 Naadu Adhai Naadu
Annan Kaattiya Vazhi
Captain Prabhakaran Gayathri
Vetri Karangal
Thanga Thamaraigal
Pudhiya Raagam Sheela
Veetla Eli Velila Puli
Naan Valartha Poove Sita
Moondrezhuthil En Moochirukkum Parvathy Namboodiri
Nenjamundu Nermaiundu
Pillai Paasam
1992 Ellaichami Kaveri
1993 Uzhaippali
Pathini Penn
1994 Namma Annachi Ayya's wife
Thamarai Sarasu

MalayalamEdit

Year Title Role Co-Star
1989 Naduvazhikal Rose Mary
1990 Midhya Devi
1992 Kunukkitta Kozhi Swarnalatha
Naadody Meera Nair
1993 Bandhukkal Sathrukkal Sakunthala

HindiEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1975 Mili Child artiste
1977 Kotwal Saab Child artiste
1978 Des Pardes Child artiste
1979 Saanch Ko Aanch Nahin Child artiste
1980 Khubsoorat Child artiste
Payal Ki Jhankaar Shyama (lead role)
1983 Ghungroo
1984 Meri Adalat
Naache Mayuri
1985 Meraa Ghar Mere Bachche Kirti
Awara Baap
1986 Pyaar Ho Gaya Sapna Rai
Nagina Vijaya Singh
Chhota Aadmi
Chameli Ki Shaadi Anita
1986 Shatru (Hindi) Birodh (Bengali dubbed)
1987 Woh Din Aayega
1988 Bahaar

KannadaEdit

Year Title Role Note
1988 Olavina Aasare Rajini
1989 Deva Ningamma
1990 Mathe Haditu Kogile Sangeetha
1991 Neenu Nakkare Haalu Sakkare Rukmini
Bhairavi
1992 Saptapadi
Ravivarma Jennifer
Gopi Krishna
Mallige Hoove
Rajadhi Raja Kamalu

TeluguEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1989 Ontari Poratam Indu
1994 Gandeevam Rekha

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Channel Notes
2020–present Chithi 2 Padma Shanmugapriyan Sun TV Comeback after 26 years

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Roopini will always stay in your heart". MiD DAY. 16 July 2003. Retrieved 1 September 2009.
  2. ^ "Indian cinema". National Film Development Corporation of India, India. 1984. OCLC 6676950. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ http://www.mathrubhumi.com/movies/interview/72854/#storycontent
  4. ^ Roopini will always stay in your heart

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