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Born Kerala, India
Years active 2001–present
Spouse(s) Nishanth Kumar (2004–2011)
Amal Neerad (2015–present)
Parent(s) Unni, Saraswathi

Jyothirmayi is an Indian actress, model and television personality, who has primarily worked in Malayalam cinema. Starting her career in modelling, she ventured into television, working as an anchor and later starring in TV series. She went on to appear in feature films, gaining recognition for her critically acclaimed performance in Bhavam (2002) and her role in Meesa Madhavan (2002).[1] Since, she has acted in nearly thirty films in Malayalam as well as in Tamil and Telugu language.[2]

Early life[edit]

Jyothirmayi was born in Kottayam, Kerala and as the only daughter of Janardhanan Unni and Saraswathy Unni. She resides in Kochi at Kochukadavanthara. She studied at Mata Nagar School and later at St. Mary's School. She joined Maharaja's College for pre-degree. She studied for diploma in Public Relations and Journalism from Kerala Press Academy. It was then that she began anchoring programmes on the local Citi channel and later Asianet. Her start was with ramp shows and modeling. Later, she went into serials .Her debut serial was Avasthantharangal directed by Jude Attipetty and from there onto movies. she got National Film Award (Special Mention)for bhavam in 2003


She was a serial artist at first. Indraneelam is one of her famous serials. She has also acted in some Telefilms but was not successful. In her first film Pilots, she played a minor character and the film was a failure. She became a top actress after Meesha Madhavan.[3]

Personal life[edit]

She was married to Nishanth Kumar, on September 6, 2004. Few years later the couple filed for divorce,[4] and it was granted on October 1, 2011. She married film director and cinematographer Amal Neerad on April 4, 2015.[5]



Year Film Role Language Notes
2000 Pilots Bobby's sister Malayalam
2001 Ishtam Jyothi Malayalam
2002 Bhavam Latha Malayalam Winner, Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actress
National Film Award (Special Mention)
Meesa Madhavan Prabha Malayalam Winner, Asianet Award for Best Female New Face of the Year
Nandanam Bride Malayalam Guest appearance
Kalyanaraman Radhika Malayalam
2003 Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum Meera Malayalam
Pattalam Bhama Malayalam
Anyar Raziya Banu Malayalam
Hariharan Pillai Happy Aanu Kavya Malayalam
2004 Kathavasheshan Renuka Menon Malayalam
2005 Alice in Wonderland Dr. Sunitha Rajagopal Malayalam
10 The Strangers Telugu
2006 Chacko Randaaman Malayalam
Moonnamathoral Bala Malayalam
Bada Dosth Meenu Malayalam
Idhaya Thirudan Tamil Cameo appearance
Thalai Nagaram Divya Tamil
Pakal Celine Malayalam
2007 Periyar Nagammal Tamil
Sabari Nandhini Tamil
Aakasham Bhanu Malayalam
Naan Avanillai Ammukutty Menon Tamil
Arai En 305-il Kadavul Buvana Tamil
2008 Ayur Rekha Mallika Malayalam
Atayalangal Meenakshi Malayalam
Twenty:20 Jyothi Malayalam
2009 Sagar Alias Jacky Reloaded Malayalam Special appearance
Bharya Swantham Suhruthu Urmila Malayalam
Vedigundu Murugesan Nachiyar Tamil
Kerala Cafe Lalitha Malayalam segment Lalitham Hiranmayam
2010 Janakan Dr. Rani Mathew Malayalam
2011 Seniors Elsamma Malayalam
Ven Shankhu Pol Nandan's wife Malayalam
Pachuvum Kovalanum Sneha Malayalam
2012 Navagatharkku Swagatham Sreerekha Malayalam
2013 Housefull Emily Malayalam
Sthalam Malayalam Filming
Urava Malayalam Filming


  • Pepsi Top 10
  • Your Choice
  • Sammanamazha
  • Vaalkannadi
  • Kalaalayavarnangal
  • AvasthaantharangalBY JUDE attipetty
  • Oru Vazhiyum Kure Nizhalukalum
  • Indraneelam


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