Divya Unni

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Divya Unni
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Born (1981-09-02) 2 September 1981 (age 33)[1]
Kochi, Kerala, India
Occupation Actress, indian classical dance performer/teacher
Years active 1991,1993, 1996–2001, 2008, 2010
Spouse(s) Sudhir Sekharan(2002-Present)
Children Arjun,Meenakshi
Parent(s) Unnikrishnan, Uma

Divya Unni in Kochi, India) is an Indian actress of Malayalam and Tamil films.[2] She appeared in films like Pranayavarnangal and Bharathan's last movie Churam, in which she acted alongside Manoj K. Jayan.

Personal life[edit]

Divya Unni performing Kuchipudi.

Divya Unni is born to Ponnothumadam Unnikrishnan and Uma on 2 September 1981 at Chilavannoor, Kochi. Malayalam actress Vidhya Unni is her younger sister. She had her primary education form Cherupushpam Secondary school and Barathiya Vidya Bhavan. She pursued degree in Functional English from St. Teresa's College, Ernakulam.[3]

She married Sudhir Sekharan on 5 June 2002.[4] They have a son Arjun & a daughter Meenakshi. She migrated to the US after her marriage.[5][6]She is also currently one of the anchors of a television show called American Jalakam on Asianet.[7]

Film career[edit]

She is a dancer and film artist recognized throughout South India. She has earned the devotion of her fans – not only through over 50 films – but also through her dance performances.

As a child, Divya got her first break in the film Nee Ethra Dhanya when she was a class II student. It was followed by Pookalam Varavayi directed by Kamal and Oh Faby by Srikuttan. She also did a TV serial Iniyonnu Vishramikkatte directed by Vinayan.

Divya's first feature film was Kalyana Sowgandhigam – one she did when she was in tenth standard. She had the opportunity to work with both Mohanlal and Mammootty.

Dance career[edit]

Divya Unni was crowned, in 1990 and 1991, Kalathilakom in statewide competitions. On India's premier Television Channel Doordarshan, she presented a variety of Indian dance art-forms to national audiences, such as Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Mohiniyattam, and folk dances.

She received the Aravindaksha Memorial Award – the Abhinaya Tilaka Puraskaram for the best state dance performance. Recently, she received global recognition by earning The Mother Teresa Award for her contributions to the performing arts.

In addition to performing throughout India, Divya performs on international stages throughout North America, Europe and Persian Gulf countries.

In the pursuit of promoting Indian culture in the West, Divya is developing the artistic talents of young children in the US With this goal, she is currently the Director of Sreepadam School of Arts in Houston, Texas, US, with a branch in Kochi, India.

As a trained classical dancer with many performances, she was given the Kalathilakam and Bhavans Jyothi titles and numerous other artistic awards.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Malayalam films[edit]

Year Title Role Director Cast
2013 Musafir Herself Pramod Pappan Rahman, Mamta Mohandas
2010 Upadesiyude Makan Irin Joshy Mathew K. B. Ganesh Kumar
2008 Magic Lamp Viji Haridas Jayaram, Meena, Rasika
2001 Nakshathragal Parayathirunnathu Shivaranjini C.S. Sudeesh Mukesh, Lal, Innocent, Harisree Asokan
2000 Mark Antony Nimmi T.S. Suresh Babu Suresh Gopi, Mala Aravindan, Indrans, KPAC Lalitha
1999 Niram Herself Kamal Kunchacko Boban, Shalini
1999 Aakasha Ganga Daisy (Evil Spirit) Vinayan Mukesh, Jagadish, Sukumari, Jagathy
1999 Aayiram Meni Mallika I. V. Sasi Manoj K Jayan, Jagadish, Urvashi, Lalu Alex
1999 Usthad Padmaja Sibi Malayil Mohanlal, Vineeth, Saikumar, Indraja
1999 Friends Uma Siddique Jayaram, Meena, Mukesh, Sreenivasan
1998 Sooryaputhran Maya Thulasidas Jayaram
1998 The Truth Nimmi Shaji Kailas Mammootty, Murali, Vani Viswanath, Cochin Haneefa
1998 Ayushman Bhava Sumangala Suresh Vinu Jayaram
1998 Oru Maravathoor Kanavu Annie Lal Jose Mammootty, Biju Menon, Mohini, Sreenivasan
1998 Pranayavarnangal Maya Sibi Malayil Suresh Gopi, Manju Warrier, Biju Menon
1997 Varnapakittu Nancy I. V. Sasi Mohanlal, Meena, Dileep, Jagadish
1997 Churam Maya Bharathan Manoj K Jayan, Nedumudi Venu, Philomina, KPAC Lalitha
1997 Kadhanayakan Gopika Rajasenan Jayaram, Kalamandalam Kesavan, Janardhanan, Kalabhavan Mani
1997 Karunyam Indu Lohithadas Jayaram, Murali, Nedumudi Venu, Kalabhavan Mani
1997 Nee Varuvolam Revathi Sibi Malayil Dileep, Jagathy, Thilakan
1997 Sibiram T.S. Suresh Babu Manoj K Jayan
1996 Kalyana Sowgandhikam Athira Vinayan Dileep, Jagadish, Chippy, Captain Raju, Kalabhavan Mani
1996 Soorya Puthrikal Suresh Menon Jayaram
1993 Sowbhagyam Indhu's Sister Sandhya Mohan Jagadeesh, Sunitha, Jagathy, Rajan P Dev, Suchithra
1993 O' Faby Child artist K.Sreekuttan
1991 Pookkalam Varavayi School girl Kamal Jayaram, Baby Shamili, Sunitha, Jagathy, Murali, Geetha
1987 Neeyethra Dhanya Child artist Jesey

Tamil films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Sabhash Shanthi
Kannan Varuvaan Parvathi
Palayathu Amman Akshaya's Mother
2001 Vedham Anitha Sanjay
Aandan Adimai Gayathri

Television Serials[edit]

  • Iniyonnu Visramikkatte

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