|Years active||1978 – 2000|
The actress is best known for her role as Shyamala in Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala, which was written and directed by Sreenivasan, for which she has won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress. She is also well known for her role of Nirmala Mary in actor Vijay's breakthrough film Poove Unakkaga (1996).
She started her career as a child artiste in the movie Snehikkan Oru Pennu, a Malayalam movie released in 1978. Her debut film as a child artist in Tamil was En Rathathin Rathame, which is the Tamil remake of Hindi movie Mr. India. The first film she acted as a heroine was Ellame En Rasathan in 1995.
She was born as the youngest among four children, to Madhavan Nair from Kottakkal, Malappuram and mother, Padma from Kuzhalmannam, Palakkad, settled in Chennai. Her father migrated to Chennai for fruit business and the family settled there. She had her primary education from Sri Gujarati Vid Matriculation School, Chennai. She has two sisters, Mallika and Charu and a brother, Nitheesh. Her brother portrayed a supporting role in her unreleased film, Punniyavathi.
She married cinematographer S. Saravanan in 2000 and retired from acting after marriage. The couple have a daughter Saai Thejaswathy born in 2002. She assisted her husband when he directed his first film, Silambattam starring Silambarasan, Sana Khan and Sneha.
Awards and honoursEdit
|1996||Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Tamil||Poove Unakkaga||Nominated|
|1998||Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress||Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala||Won|
|1998||Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam||Nominated|
|1998||Asianet Best Actress Award||Nominated|
|1998||Cinema Express Award for Best Actress - Malayalam||Won|
|1978||Snehikkan Oru Pennu||Malayalam||Child Artiste|
|1989||En Rathathin Rathame||Tamil|
|Nattukku Oru Nallavan||Tamil|
|Ellame En Rasathan||Raani||Tamil|
|Aniyan Bava Chetan Bava||Malu||Malayalam|
|1996||Amman Kovil Vaasalile||Poongothai||Tamil|
|Poove Unakkaga||Nirmala Mary||Tamil|
|Kaalam Maari Pochu||Indra||Tamil|
|Namma Ooru Raasa||Rasaathi||Tamil|
|Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala||Shyamala||Malayalam||Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress |
Most Popular Role
|Yaare Neenu Cheluve||Kamali||Kannada|
|2000||Yare Nee Abhimani||Utthara||Kannada|
|Kann Thirandhu Paaramma||Gayatri, Amman||Tamil|
|2014||Nagara Varidhi Naduvil Njan||Sunitha||Malayalam|
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