Janaki Sabesh

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Janaki Sabesh
Born Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Occupation Actress
Years active 1991–present
Spouse(s) Sabesh Subramaniam

Janaki Sabesh is an Indian actress appearing predominantly in Tamil and Telugu movies. Throughout her career she has played the "screen mother" to several leading actors.[1]

Early life[edit]

Janaki Sabesh was born Bangalore in a Palghat Iyer family. She did her schooling from DTEA Senior Secondary School, New Delhi. She graduated in political science from Lady Sriram's and did her masters in Mass Communication from Jamia Millia, Delhi.[2]


In 1991, Janaki Sabesh assisted Simi Garewal with her documentary on Rajiv Gandhi called India's Rajiv.[2] She made her acting debut in the movie Minsara Kanavu starring Kajol and Arvind Swamy in which she played a nun. She later went on to act in Shankar's magnum opus Jeans where she played Aishwarya Rai's mother. Since then, she has acted in over 25 movies.

Personal life[edit]

Janaki Sabesh is married to Mr. Sabesh Subramaniam and has a daughter, Dhwani Sabesh.

Notable filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Language Other notes
1997 Minsaara Kanavu Sister Agnes Tamil
1998 Jeans Madhumitha's mother Tamil
2000 Kushi Jennifer's mother Tamil & Telugu
2001 Minnale Rajiv Samuel's mother Tamil
2001 Poovellam Un Vasam Chinna's mother Tamil
2002 Run Shiva's mother Tamil
2003 Boys Munna's mother Tamil
Enakku 20 Unakku 18 Cameo appearance Tamil
2004 Ghilli Saravanavelu's mother Tamil
2005 February 14 Tamil
2006 Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu Janaki Tamil
2008 Dhaam Dhoom Tamil
2009 Ayan Lady at the Airport Tamil
2010 Singam Kavya's mother Tamil
2010 Maro Charitra Telugu
2011 Nootrenbadhu Annalakshmi Tamil
2011 180 Telugu
2012 Billa II David's sister Tamil
2013 Singam 2 Kavya's mother Tamil
2014 Poojai Divya's Mother Tamil


  1. ^ Deepa Venkatraman (2013-06-15). "It’s all in the mind". The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
  2. ^ a b Y. Sunita Chowdhary (2010-05-24). "Exuding positivity". The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 

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