Suhasini Maniratnam

Suhasini Maniratnam (born 15 August 1961) known commonly as Suhasini, is an Indian actress known for her works in Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Telugu films. She made her film debut in 1980 with the Tamil film Nenjathai Killathe, for which she won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress. Suhasini won the National Film Award for Best Actress for the Tamil film Sindhu Bhairavi in 1986.[1][2].

Suhasini Mani Ratnam
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Born
Suhasini Charuhasan

(1961-08-15) 15 August 1961 (age 59)
Paramakudi, Madras State, India
(present-day Tamil Nadu, India)
OccupationActress, director, producer, writer
Years active1980–present
Spouse(s)
(m. 1988)
Children1
RelativesCharuhasan (father)
Chandrahasan (uncle)
Kamal Haasan (uncle)
Anu Hasan (cousin)
Shruti Haasan (cousin)
Akshara Haasan (cousin)

She has received two Kerala State Film Awards, three Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada, one Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu, Tamil Nadu State Film Awards and Nandi Awards.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

 
Suhasini with her husband Film Maker Mani Ratnam

Suhasini was born to actor Charuhasan,in Paramakudi, into the prominent Haasan family. She married film director Mani Ratnam in 1988 and the couple has a son Nandan born in 1992. She is a self-described atheist. In an interview, she said "I don't believe in God, in prayer, in going to temples begging God to give me and my family happiness."[1]

She was named the honorary council for the country of Luxembourg.[4]

Film careerEdit

A student of cinematography from the M.G.R. Government Film and Television Training Institute, Suhasini started her career as a camera assistant to Ashok Kumar and went on to become an actress.[5] Suhasini has acted in Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil films. She started her career as a make-up artist for several leading actors. She made her debut with the Tamil film Nenjathai Killathe opposite Kokila Mohan. She was a top star in both Tamil and Telugu films during the 1980s.

Her first Kannada movie was K. Balachandars Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu (1983) which was a big hit. The mega success of Rajendra Singh Babu's Bandhana opposite Vishnuvardhan, established her in Kannada films as well and she went on to give several more hits over the next few years - Muthina Haara (1990), Suprabhatha, Hendthig Helthini and Amruthavarshini to name a few.[6] Her collaboration with Vishnuvardhan is considered as one of the best in Kannada cinema. The duo has acted together in many blockbuster films that include Bandhana, Suprabhatha, Muthina Haara, Hendthig Helthini, Himapatha, Mathad Mathad Mallige and School Master.[6]

She was introduced to Malayalam cinema through Padmarajan's Koodevide (1983), which also featured Mammootty. Her role in the AFI Fest-nominated feature Vanaprastham (1999), which starred Mohanlal, was particularly well received. She won the National Film Award for Best Actress in 1986 for her role in the 1985 Tamil film Sindhu Bhairavi, directed by K. Balachander. In 1996, Suhasini stepped into direction with Indira. She also wrote the screenplay. The project was produced by G. V. Films.

Suhasini and her husband Mani Ratnam are involved in the running of their production company Madras Talkies, with G. Srinivasan. She is also an anchor on Zee Tamil TV Channel for a talk show interviewing famous movie personalities.

AwardsEdit

National Film Awards
Filmfare Awards South
Kerala State Film Awards
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards
Nandi Awards
South Indian International Movie Awards

FilmographyEdit

As actressEdit

Key
  Denotes films that have not yet been released

KannadaEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1983 Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu Kavitha
1984 Bandhana Dr. Nandhini
1986 Hosa Neeru Bhavana
1988 Suprabhatha Hema
1990 Muthina Haara Annapurna
1991 Usha Usha
1995 Himapatha Sumithra
1997 Amrutha Varshini Veena
1997 Ganga Yamuna Yamuna Cameo appearance
1998 Hendthigheltheeni Radha
1999 Vishwa Indu
2000 Yaarige Saluthe Sambala
2000 Swalpa Adjust Madkolli
2001 Ellara Mane Dosenu
2003 Annavru
2005 O Gulabiye
2006 Mohini 9886788888
2007 Maathaad Maathaadu Mallige Kanaka
2010 Eradane Maduve Malavika
2010 School Master Sneha
2010 Sanju Weds Geetha
2010 Deadly-2
2011 Mathond Madhuvena Malavika
2013 Myna Doctor
2014 Sachin! Tendulkar Alla Sakshi Dinesh
2015 Rebel
2015 Masterpiece Durga
2016 Viraat Chief Minister
2016 Preethiyalli Sahaja
2016 Naani Suraksha
2017 Masti Gudi Chief Minister
2017 Vismaya Mrs. Immanuel
2018 Prema Baraha
2018 Ambi Ning Vayassaytho Nandhini
2019 Yaana Sujatha
2019 Ayushman Bhava Harshini Prasad

TeluguEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1981 Kotha Jeevithalu
1982 Mr Bharath
1982 Manchu Pallaki Gita
1983 Bahudoorapu Batasari Subhashini
1983 Maga Maharaju
1983 Muddula Mogudu Sarala
1983 Subha Muhurtham
1983 Mukku Pudaka Mangatayaru
1984 Challenge Lakshmi
1984 Aparadhi
1984 Intiguttu
1984 Mangammagari Manavadu Malli
1984 Justice Chakravarthy Lakshmi
1984 Adigo Alladigo
1984 Bava Maradallu
1984 Manishiko Charitra
1984 Illalu Priyuralu
1984 Swati Swathi
1985 Kongumudi
1985 Muddula Manavaralu
1985 Manglya Bandham
1985 Maharaju
1985 Bullet
1985 Dampatyam Dr.Lalitha
1985 Jackie
1985 Sravanthi Sravanthi
1986 Nirdhoshi
1986 Chantabbai Jwala
1986 Sravana Sandhya
1986 Rakshasudu Sumatri
1986 Shanti Nivasam
1986 Sirivennela Subhashini
1986 Kirathakudu Swetha
1987 Thene Manasulu
1987 President Gari Abbai Latha
1987 Samsaram Oka Chadarangam Uma
1987 Punya Dampathulu
1987 Punnami Chandrudu
1987 Gouthami Gouthami
1987 Lawyer Suhasini Suhasini
1987 Aradhana Jennifer
1987 Brahma Nayudu
1988 Anna Chellelu Herself Cameo
1988 Bharya Bhartalu
1988 Chuttalabbayi
1988 Varasudochhadu Annapurna
1988 Manchi Donga Madhavi
1988 Ramudu Bheemudu Swathi
1988 Marana Mrudangam Uthpala
1988 Aakhari Poratam Sunadha Mala
1989 Mamathala Kovela
1989 Bala Gopaludu Rekha
1989 Amma
1990 Chuttalabbai
1992 Akka Mogudu
1993 Ratha Sarathi Dr. Shakunthala
1994 Subhalagnam Meena
1996 Ramudochadu Arundathi
1997 Pelli Pandiri Dr. Prabhavathi
1997 Egire Paavurama Yashodhamma
1998 Ooyala
1998 Manasichi Choodu
2000 Sakutumba Saparivaara Sametam Vaani
2001 Nuvvu Naaku Nachav Sujatha
2003 Abhimanyu Janaki
2004 Pedababu Pedababu's mother
2004 Dost Snehalatha
2006 Seethakoka Chiluka Collector
2006 Valliddari Vayasu Padahare
2006 Rakhi Meenakshi Iyer
2007 Sri Mahalakshmi Lakshmi's sister
2008 Amma Cheppindi Bose's mother
2010 Leader Rajeswari Devi
2010 Varudu Sandy's mother
2012 Sri Vasavi Vaibhavam Goddess Kanyaka Parameswari
2012 Gabbar Singh Gabbar Singh's mother
2012 Uu Kodathara? Ulikki Padathara? Suguna
2013 Baadshah Mother of N. T. Rama Rao
2013 Minugurulu Collector
2014 Legend Jaidev's mother Cameo
2017 Okkadu Migiladu
2018 Tholi Prema Aditya's mother
2018 Touch Chesi Chudu Shalini's mother
2018 Satya Gang
2019 Yatra Sabitha Indra Reddy
2019 Suryakantham Supriya
2020 Entha Manchivaadavuraa Jaya

TamilEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1980 Nenjathai Killathe Viji
1981 Deiva Thirumanangal
1981 Kudumbam Oru Kadambam Parvathi
1981 Madhumalar
1981 Palaivana Solai Geetha
1982 Vadivangal
1982 Marumagale Vazhga Lakshmi
1982 Azhagiya Kanney
1982 Thottal Sudum
1982 Lottery Ticket
1982 Kalyana Kalam
1982 Nandri, Meendum Varuga
1982 Agaya Gangai
1982 Gopurangal Saivathillai Arukkani
1983 Veetile Raman Velile Krishnan
1983 Uruvangal Maralam
1983 Oru Indhiya Kanavu Anamika
1983 Poikkal Kudhirai Guest appearance
1983 Apoorva Sahodarigal
1983 Thai Veedu Geetha
1984 Puthiya Sangamam
1985 Sindhu Bhairavi Sindhu
1986 Paalaivana Rojakkal
1987 Manathil Uruthi Vendum Nandini
1987 Ananda Aradhanai
1987 Dhoorathu Pachai
1988 Dharmathin Thalaivan Sumathi
1988 En Bommukutty Ammavukku Lakshmi
1989 Thendral Puyalanadhu Gautami
1989 En Purushanthaan Enakku Mattumthaan Saradha
1993 Chinna Kannamma Uma
1996 Irattai Roja Geetha
1997 Nandhini Nandhini
1997 Uyirinum Melaaga Veena
2001 Paarvai Ondre Podhume
2001 Chocolate Saradha
2003 Vaseegara Priya's Aunt
2003 Eera Nilam Chinnathayi
2004 Shock Exorcist
2006 Ilavattam
2007 Satham Podathey Gynecologist
2008 Aegan Shiva's mother
2009 Kadhalukku Maranamillai unreleased
2009 Balam
2010 Thambikku Indha Ooru
2010 Thillalangadi Krishna's mother
2011 Seedan Thangam
2014 Ramanujan Komalatammal
2015 Kanchana 2 Channel MD
2017 Nibunan Mrs.Emmanuel
2017 Solo Mrs.Vidya Ramachandran
2017 Chennaiyil Oru Naal 2 Sister Lily
2018 Sollividava Madhu's aunt
2018 Abhi & Anu Revathy
2019 Boomerang Gowri Thiruselvan
2019 Kee Valli
2020 Putham Pudhu Kaalai Valli Amazon Prime film
Also director and writer for the segment Coffee, Anyone?
2020 Oh Andha Naatkal Sindhu Delayed

MalayalamEdit

Year Film Role
1980 Pappu Herself
1983 Koodevide Alice
1983 Adaminte Vaariyellu Vasanthi
1984 Thathamme Poocha Poocha Kalyani
1984 Unni Vanna Divasam Anu
1984 Aksharangal Bharathi
1984 Aarorumariyathe Sudha
1984 Ente Upasana Lathika
1985 Katha Ithuvare Rekha
1986 Pranamam Usha/Thulasi
1986 Rakkuyilin Ragasadassil Janani
1987 Ezhuthapurangal Rajalakshmi
1987 Manivathoorile Aayiram Sivarathrikal Neena
1988 Oohakachavadam Malathy
1989 Oru Sayahnathinte Swapnam Capt. Alice Cherian
1993 Samooham MLA Rajalekshmi
1997 Bhaaratheeyam Revathy
1999 Varnachirukukal Anjali Gupta
1999 Vanaprastham Subhadra
2001 Theerthadanam Vinodini
2002 Nammal Snehalatha
2005 Vacation Celina
2006 Pachakuthira Akash's mother
(Photos only)
2009 Vilapangalkkappuram Dr. Mary Varghese
2009 Nammal Thammil Rosy IAS
2009 Makante Achan Rema
2013 Kalimannu Dr. Sophy
2015 Love 24x7[8] Dr. Sarayu
2015 Salt Mango Tree Deepika
2017 Solo Mrs.Vidya Ramachandran
2018 Abhiyude Kadha Anuvinteyum Revathy
2020 Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham Khadeejumma

Hindi / EnglishEdit

Year Film Role Notes
2015 Waiting Pankaja

As directorEdit

Year Movie Stars Notes
1995 Indira Anu Hasan, Arvind Swamy
1991 Penn also actress
2020 Putham Pudhu Kaalai [9] Herself, Anu Hasan, Shruti Haasan Anthology film; segment Coffee, anyone?

As a dialogue writerEdit

Year Movie Stars Notes
2010 Ravanan Vikram, Prithviraj, Aishwarya Rai
1997 Iruvar Mohanlal, Prakash Raj, Aishwarya Rai
1993 Thiruda Thiruda Prashanth, Anand, Heera Rajgopal

As camera assistantEdit

As Voice ActorEdit

Year Movie Dubbed for Language
1991 Thalapathi Shobana Tamil
1993 Thiruda Thiruda Heera Rajagopal Tamil
1998 Uyire (Dubbed version) Manisha Koirala Tamil

TelevisionEdit

  • Autograph (Jaya TV) as Host
  • Weekend with Stars (Zee Tamil TV) as host
  • Ninaivu Kurippugal (DD Podhigai) as host

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Getting to know Suhasini Mani Ratnam". Rediff.com. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
  2. ^ "The Tribune – Windows – Main Feature". The Tribune. 12 April 2003. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
  3. ^ "Celeb couple Married to the medium". The Tribune. 12 April 2003. Retrieved 26 May 2012.
  4. ^ Tamil, Galatta (30 January 2020). "Suhasini honorary council for Luxembourg". YouTube.
  5. ^ Indian Cinema. Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. 1996. p. 89. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Film List of Suhasini Manirathnam| Lakshman Sruthi - 100% Manual Orchestra |". www.lakshmansruthi.com. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  7. ^ Vidura. C. Sarkar. 1989.
  8. ^ "Nikhila all praise for Dileep". Times of India. 4 July 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  9. ^ "'Putham Pudhu Kaalai': Amazon Prime Video announces anthology of five Tamil short films". Cinema Express. Retrieved 2 October 2020.

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