Abhirami (actress)

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Born Divya Gopikumar
(1983-07-26) July 26, 1983 (age 30)
Trivandrum, Kerala, India
Occupation Actress, Model
Years active 1995–2004
Spouse(s) Rahul(2009-present)

Abhirami (born Divya Gopikumar on 26 July 1983) is an Indian film actress, who has acted in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films.

Early life and Education[edit]

Abhirami was born in Trivandrum, Kerala. She had her primary education from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Trivandrum and predegree from Mar Ivanios College. She graduated in Sociology and Communications from the College of Wooster in Ohio. [1]


Abhirami began her career as a TV anchor for the program Top Ten which aired on Asianet Channel. She acted in a small role in the Malayalam film Pathram in 1999. Later she acted in films such as Millennium Stars, Njangal Santhushtaraanu, and Sraddha before shifting to Kollywood where she appeared in films including Middle Class Madhavan, and Samudhiram. Her first Tamil film was Vanavil opposite Arjun. A notable film in her career is Virumaandi where she appeared opposite Kamal Hassan. Besides Tamil and Malayalam, she has appeared in Telugu and Kannada films and was a notable Tollywood actress.[2] She appeared opposite Upendra in the film Raktha Kanneeru in 2004.[3] and in Sriram opposite superstar Shivrajkumar

Before acting in films, Abhirami appeared in the 100 episode Malayalam serial Akshaya Pathram by Sreekumaran Thampy.[4] She also starred as a child artist in director Adoor Gopalakrishnan's film Kathapurushan. Later in 2004 she retired from movie industry and went to United States for studies.

She recently dubbed for Pooja Kumar in both parts of Kamal Haasan's Vishwaroopam.[5]

She is making a comeback through Appothikkiri a 2014 Malayalam movie starring Suresh Gopi.[6]

Abhirami is also the host of Rishimoolam on the Tamil television channel Puthuyugam.


She got married to Rahul on 27 Dec 2009 in Bangalore after fifteen years long love affair.[7] It was a very private and small function as they both want simple marriage. They didn't invite anyone from film field. They studied in the same school and the friendship lead to love when she was doing Top Ten, a program in Asianet. Now she is working in as the marketing director of an MNC in United States.[8]


Year Film Role Language Notes
1995 Kathapurushan Child Artist Malayalam
1999 Pathram Shilpa Mary Cherian Malayalam
2000 Shraddha Swapna Malayalam
Njangal Santhushtaraanu Geethu Malayalam
Millennium Stars Radha Malayalam
2001 Melevaryathe Malakhakkuttikal Devika Malayalam
Megasandesam Kavitha Malayalam
Vaanavil Priya Tamil
Middle Class Madhavan Abhirami Tamil
Dosth Anamika Tamil
Samudhiram Lakshmi Tamil
Charlie Chaplin Mythili Ramakrishnan Tamil
2002 Thank You Subbarao Susi Telugu
Karmegham Abhirami Tamil
Samasthanam Aisha Tamil
2003 Laali Haadu Sangeetha Kannada
Raktha Kanneeru Chandra Kannada
Charminar Keerthi Telugu
Sriram Vasundhara Kannada
2004 Cheppave Chirugali Radha Telugu
Virumaandi Annalachmi Tamil
2014 Appothikkiri Malayalam


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