Vanitha Krishnachandran

Vanitha Krishnachandran is an Indian film and television actress. She was a prominent lead and comedy artiste during the 1980s in Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, and Telugu films. She has done nearly 170 films in Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada.[2]

Vanitha Krishnachandran
Born (1966-03-14) 14 March 1966 (age 54)
NationalityIndian
OccupationFilm actor
Years active1979–1986
2001–present
Spouse(s)Krishnachandran
(m.1986–present)
ChildrenAmritavarshini
(b.1990)
Parent(s)Ganeshan, Kamala, Kiran (Star Nephew)[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Vanitha is born to Ganeshan and Kamala as the youngest of four children at Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu. Her father is from Manjeri, Kerala, whose paternal ancestors originally hail from Tamil Nadu and her mother is from Tiruchirappalli. She has two elder sisters, Sai Prashanthi and Sai Jayalakshmi and an elder brother, Sai Ram. She had her primary education from RSK Higher Secondary School, Tiruchirappalli. She stopped studies after tenth grade since she became busy with movies by then.[1]

She married Malayalam actor and singer Krishnachandran on 11 May 1986 with whom she had starred in Eenadu, Vanithapolice, Belt Mathai, Deeparadhana and a few other films.[3] The couple have a daughter, Amritavarshini born in 1990 who is married to Navaneeth, a native of Palakkad, currently residing in Canada. They currently reside in Thiruvananthapuram.

CareerEdit

Vanitha entered the film industry as a 13-year-old and her debut film was Padai Maarinal directed by national award-winning director Durai, in 1979 in which she played a school girl.[2] She played the lead role in her first Malayalam film, Chandrabimbam and became popular among Malayalis with her roles in Eenadu, Kaikeyi, and Enickum Oru Divasum.[3] She acted opposite Mammooty and Mohanlal, in 'Vikatakavi and Chakravalam Chuvannappol, respectively. She said "I worked round-the-clock in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films" and "cut down my assignments following my marriage".[4] The last film she did before marriage was Kalyana Agathigal which was her 100th film.[4]

In 2001, In Tamil, she made a comeback with a negative role in K. Balachander's television serial Kaalmulaitha Aasai. She has continued to act in serials in Tamil, such as Alaigal, and Kolangal, and in Malayalam. She portrayed Jalaja teacher in K. K. Rajeev's serial Amma Manasu [3] and has said that it was the real break in her second innings.[2] She also played the role of a mother in Tamil films like Kana Kandaen, Kalabha Kadhalan and Parijatham and in many Malayalam films.[2]

Partial filmographyEdit

TamilEdit

MalayalamEdit

TeluguEdit

KannadaEdit

  • Dharma (1985)

Television serialsEdit

Year Title Role Channel Language
2001–2003 Alaigal Seetha Sun TV Tamil
Kaalmulaitha Aasai Valli Sun TV Tamil
2003–2005 Kolangal Sharada Sub TV Tamil
2006-2007 Amma Manassu Jalaja Teacher Asianet Malayalam
2007 Mounam Nombaram Kairali TV Malayalam
2008 January Asianet Malayalam
2009 Coimbatore Ammayi Karunakaran's wife Amrita TV Malayalam
2009–2011 Madhavi Sun TV Tamil
2009 Kudumbayogam Dathamma Surya TV Malayalam
2009 Aagnegam DD Malayalam Malayalam
2011-2012 Deivathinte Swantham Devootty Kalyani Mazhavil Manorama Malayalam
2012 Paattukalude Paattu Surya TV Malayalam
2012 Kumkumapoovu Professor Rajalakshmi Asianet Malayalam
2012 Chandralekha Asianet Malayalam
2013-2014 Aakashadoothu Mary Surya TV Malayalam
2017–2019 Mullum Malarum Kanthiyamma Zee Tamil Tamil
2017 Nilavum Nakshathrangalum Amrita TV Malayalam
2018–2019 Kalyana Parisu 2 Subbulakshmi Sun TV Tamil
2019 Queen Janani Devi MX Player
(Webseries)
Tamil

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Vanitha interview". Mangalam. Archived from the original on 6 October 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d Sudhish, Navamy (12 October 2013). "The new generation mom". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "Tailor-made role - TVDM". The Hindu. 7 July 2006. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Grillmill - CHEN". The Hindu. 5 March 2010. Retrieved 16 June 2016.

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