Vani Viswanath

Vani Viswanath (born 13 May 1971) is an Indian film actress.[1] In 2000, Vani won the Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actress for her performance in Susanna, directed by T. V. Chandran.[2] She was termed as Mollywood's "Action Queen".[3] In 2017, she joined in Telugu Desam Party in Andhra Pradesh.[4]

Vani Viswanath
Born (1971-05-13) 13 May 1971 (age 49)
NationalityIndian
OccupationActress
Years active1989–present
Political partyTelugu Desam Party
Spouse(s)
(m. 2002)
Children
  • Aarcha, Adhri
Parents
  • Thazhathuveettil Vishwanathan (father)
  • Girija (mother)
AwardsKerala State Film Awards
2000

Early lifeEdit

Vani was born as the fourth among the five children of Malayali parents Thazhathuveettil Vishwanathan, an astrologer and Girija, a housewife in Ollur, Thrissur in 1971. She did her schooling at St. Raphael's Convent Girls High School, Ollur and thereafter at Chennai. When she was 13, her father predicted through astrology that she will become an actor and also she will enter into the politics.[5]

CareerEdit

She has appeared predominantly in Malayalam and Telugu movies. She acted in The King with Mammootty. She also appeared in Kannada and Tamil movies. She was among the big stars of her time in the South India. Her Tollywood movie Gharana Mogudu with Tollywood superstar, Chiranjeevi was a huge hit. Vani is trained in fighting and martial arts and has fought even several men bravely in the films. Vani also acted in two Hindi film with Superstar Mithun Chakraborty in Jung and Bhishma.

Personal lifeEdit

While acting for several films with Baburaj, she fell in love with him. The couple got married in 2002 and have two children, Aarcha (born in 2002) and Adhri (born in 2008).[6]

AwardsEdit

Kerala State Film Awards

FilmographyEdit

MalayalamEdit

  1. Mannar Mathai Speaking 2 (2014) as Lakshmi (Cameo)
  2. Uppukandam Brothers Back In Action (2011) as Kochamini
  3. Manushyamrugam (2011) {N/A} - Producer only
  4. Black Dalia (2009) as IPS Officer Daisy Wilfred
  5. Twenty :20 (2008) as Archive footage only
  6. Chinthamani Kolacase (2006) as Adv.Pattammal
  7. Balram Vs Tharadas (2006) as MLA Rani
  8. Danny (2002) as Margarette
  9. Bheri (2002) as Vasudha Nedungadi
  10. Akhila (2002) as Akhila
  11. Ee Bhargavee Nilayam (2002) as Bhargavi
  12. Ente Hridhayathinte Udama (2002) as Uma
  13. Puthooramputhri Unniyarcha (2002) as Unniyarcha
  14. India Gate (2002) as IPS Officer
  15. Nagaravadhu (2001) as Sukanya
  16. Ee Nadu Innalevare (2001) as Beena Benjamin IPS
  17. Susanna (2000) as Susanna
  18. Indriyam (2000) as Neeli
  19. Daivathinte Makan (2000)
  20. Ival Draupathi (2000) as Ajitha Madhavan
  21. Rapid Action Force (2000) as Adithya Varma IPs
  22. India Gate (2000) as Parvathi Sharma
  23. The Gang (2000) as Kathy Saimon
  24. Garshom (1999) as Sushama
  25. Independence (1999) as Indu
  26. Captain (1999) as Renuka Varma
  27. James Bond (1999 film) (1999) as Dayana IPS Officer
  28. Thachiledathu Chundan (1999) as Ambika
  29. The Godman (1999) as Adv. Aswathy Menon
  30. Ustaad (1999) as Police Commissioner Varsha
  31. Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum (1999) as Jayanthi
  32. The Truth (1998) as SP Meena Nambiar IPS
  33. Panchaloham (1998) as Jagadha
  34. Dravidan (1998) as Jiji Philipose
  35. Harthal (1998) as Mekhamala S Thampy
  36. Ilamura Thamburan (1998) as Urmila
  37. Anubhoothi (1997) as Radha
  38. Janathipathyam (1997) as Maya Pillai
  39. Kannur (1997) as Annie Rozario
  40. Kilukil Pambaram (1997) as Sugandhi
  41. Poothumbiyum Poovalanmarum (1997) as Nanditha
  42. The Good Boys (1997) as Guest Role
  43. Hitler (1996) as Ammu
  44. Kaliveedu (1996) as Yamini Menon
  45. Mandrika Kuthira (1996) as Ancy Sunny
  46. Man of the Match (1996) as Sonia
  47. Swarnakireedam (1996) as Sindhu
  48. Thakshashila (1995) as Amalendu
  49. The King (1995) as Anuradha Mukharji
  50. Mangalam Veettil Manaseswari Gupta (1995) as Maya Surendran/ Manaseswari Gupta
  51. Mannar Mathai Speaking (1995) as Meera Varma /Stella Fernandez
  52. Sipayi Lahala (1995) as Radhika
  53. Aadyaraathrikku Munpu (1992)
  54. Evidence (1988) as Dahlia
  55. Mangalya Charthu (1987) as Sithara (Debut Film)

TeluguEdit

  1. Chinni Krishnudu (1988)
  2. Dharma Teja (1989)
  3. Simha Swapnam (1989) as Kavita
  4. Bhale Dampatulu (1989) as Vani
  5. Naa Mogudu Naake Sontham (1989)
  6. Sahasame Naa Oopiri (1989)
  7. Kondaveeti Rowdy (1990)
  8. Kodama Simham (1990) as Bar servant
  9. Dagudumuthala Dampathyam (1990) as Rekha
  10. Mama Alludu (1990) as Jaya
  11. Maa Inti Katha (1990)
  12. Doctor Bhavani (1990)
  13. Chinna Kodalu (1991)
  14. Rowdyism Nashinchali (1990)
  15. Prema Yuddham (1990)
  16. Aayudham (1990)
  17. Neti Dowrjanyam (1990)
  18. Irugillu Porugillu (1991)
  19. Parishkaram (1991) as Jyothi
  20. Sarpayagam (1991)
  21. Nenera Police (1991)
  22. Collector Gaari Alludu (1992)
  23. Gharana Mogudu (1992) as Bhavani
  24. Seetapathi Chalo Tirupathi (1992) as Aliveelu Mangatayaru
  25. Palleturi Pellam (1992)
  26. Alexander (1992)
  27. Samrat Ashoka (1992) as Tishya Raksha
  28. Vadinagaari Gajulu (1992)
  29. SP Teja (1992)
  30. Joker (1993) as Usha Rani
  31. Ladies Special (1993) as Hema
  32. Mama Kodalu (1993)
  33. Prema Chitram Pelli Vichitram (1993)
  34. Gangmaster (1994) as Swapna
  35. Raitu Bharatam (1994)
  36. Prema & Co. (1994)
  37. Presidentugari Alludu (1994)
  38. Maro Quit India (1994)
  39. Dongala Rajyam (1994) as Vyjayanthi
  40. God Father (1995) as Rani
  41. Adavilo Arunakka (1998)
  42. Action No. 1 (2002) as Kiron
  43. Janam (2002) as Inspector Swapna
  44. Mudhu (2006)
  45. Jaya Janaki Nayaka (2017) as Narayana's sister
  46. Orey Bujjiga (2020) as Chamundeswari

TamilEdit

  1. Mannukkul Vairam (1986) {Debut film} as Chinnathayee
  2. Nallavan (1988) as Radha
  3. Poonthotta Kaavalkaran (1988)
  4. Thaimel Aanai (1988) as Vijaya
  5. Ithu Engal Neethi (1988)
  6. Sanghu Pushpangal (1989)
  7. My India (1997)
  8. Jaya (2002)
  9. Idhaya Thirudan (2005) as Sudharani

KannadaEdit

  1. Mangalya (Kannada) (1991)
  2. Bombay Dada (1991)
  3. Ranabheri (Kannada) (1990)
  4. Sididedda Gandu (Kannada) (1990)
  5. Parashuram (1989) as Usha

HindiEdit

  1. Bhishma (1996) (Vani Vishwanath as Paro) With Superstar Mithun Chakraborty
  2. Jung (1996) (Vani Vishwanath) With Superstar Mithun Chakraborty as Laxmi
  3. Zakhmi Sipahi (1994) (Vani Vishwanath) With Superstar Mithun Chakraborty

TelevisionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "In Focus interview - Vani Viswanath". Mathrubhumi. Archived from the original on 27 November 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Kerala State Film Awards - 2000". Screen. 16 March 2001. Retrieved 3 December 2009.
  3. ^ "With guns blazing". The Hindu. Retrieved 4 November 2011.
  4. ^ kavirayani, suresh (15 September 2017). "Vani Viswanath confirms political entry; joins TDP". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  5. ^ http://www.mathrubhumi.com/movies/interview/210231/
  6. ^ "ഇവിടെ എല്ലാവര്‍ക്കും സുഖം തന്നെ..!". mangalam.com. Retrieved 4 September 2015.

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