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Suchitra Murali, commonly known by her stage name Suchitra, is an Indian film actress. Debuting in a lead role with the 1990 film No.20 Madras Mail at the age of 14, she has appeared mostly in Malayalam films as well as a few films in Tamil.
Trivandrum, Kerala, India
|Occupation||Actress, Administrator, Dancer, Television presenter|
Suchitra is born to Karunakaran and Usha. She has a sister Sumitra and a brother Deepu Karunakaran, who works as a director. She had her primary education from Holy Angel's Convent Trivandrum. Suchitra became a mainstream actress at a very young age when she was cast as the heroine in the film No.20 Madras Mail. She left the industry after her marriage to Murali in March 2002. The couple has a daughter Neha and are settled in U.S. She has opened a dance school there called "Naatya Graha Dance Academy".
Suchitra, who debuted as a heroine in the film No.20 Madras Mail did numerous films in Malayalam in the 90s, mostly with heroes like Mammooty, Mohanlal, Mukesh, Jagadeesh and Siddique. Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful actresses in the 90s, Suchitra was very popular among the youth due to her eye-catching physique and her versatility in acting. By the time she left the industry at the young age of 26 she had already acted in 38 movies. She also acted in a handful of Tamil films. The 1991 release Gopura Vasalile, along with Karthik Muthuraman and Bhanupriya, was her most popular Tamil movie.
Suchitra was the Joint Secretary twice (1997-2000 & 2000-2003) in the AMMA. Her versatility and application during her tenure was well appreciated by the other members. Suchitra was also seen recently as a celebrity judge in episodes of the popular reality shows Idea Star Singer and Vodafone Comedy Stars, both on Asianet. She also represented Kerala in the "Miss World Pageant" held in Bangalore in 1997.
|1979||Ente Sneham Ninakku Mathrem||Malayalam||Child Artist|
|1981||Oothikachiya Ponnu||Malayalam||Child Artist|
|1990||No.20 Madras Mail||Devi R. Nair||Mohanlal & Asokan||Malayalam||Debut Film as Heroine (Aged only 14)|
|1990||Paadatha Veenayum Paadum||Malayalam|
|1991||Gopura Vasalile||Kasthuri||Karthik Muthuraman||Tamil|
|1992||Kallan Kappalil Thanne||Gayathri||Jagadish||Malayalam|
|1992||Mr & Mrs||Ashwathi||Siddique||Malayalam|
|1992||Kasargod Khader Bhai||Latha||Jagadheesh||Malayalam|
|1993||Sthalathe Pradhana Payyans||Gouri||Jagadheesh||Malayalam|
|1993||Kanyakumariyil Oru Kavitha||Annice||Vineeth||Malayalam||Glamour Role|
|1994||Sukham Sukhakaram||Stella||Balachandra Menon||Malayalam/Tamil|
|1997||Shibiram||Shiney||Manok K Jayan||Malayalam|
|2001||Kakkakkuyil||Sethu Lakshmi Bhai's kin||Mohanlal,Mukesh||Malayalam|
|2007||Raakilipattu||Adv. Soumini||Jyothika||Malayalam||Shot in 2000 |
Bilingual with Snegithiye
|2011||Again Kasargod Khader Bhai||Latha||-||Malayalam||Archive footage |
- Sambavami Yuge Yuge (Surya TV)
- asianetnews.com. "Varthaprabhatham, Interview with actress Suchitra". Retrieved 7 August 2015.
- Malayalam.com. "PREVIOUS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES". Retrieved 31 May 2011.