Kalpana (Malayalam actress)

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Kalpana
Born Kalpana Priyadarshini
(1965-06-05) 5 June 1965 (age 49)
Kerala, India
Occupation Actress
Years active 1983–present
Spouse(s) Anil Kumar
(divorced)
Children Sreemayi
Parents Chavara V.P.Nair , Vijayalakshmi

Kalpana Priyadarshini mononymously known as Kalpana (born 5 June 1965) is an Indian actress known for her comic roles in South Indian film industries and more particularly in Malayalam cinema. At the 60th National Film Awards, she won the Best Supporting Actress award for her performance in Thanichalla Njan (2012).[1] Kalpana is the sister of film actresses Urvashi and Kalaranjini. Kalpana Priyadarshini, better known by her stage name Kalpana, entered the film industry wanting to work as a heroine. However, she ended up doing comedy. Kalpana has strayed into reality shows and says she thoroughly enjoys them. She recently performed a music album with Usha Uthup.[2] She has published her memoirs, Njan Kalpana.[3]

Career[edit]

After making her debut in the 1983 film Manju directed by M. T. Vasudevan Nair, Kalpana went on to star in several critically acclaimed films and her portrayals as a comedienne were appreciated by critics. Her Tamil debut was through the 1985 released successful film Chinna Veedu opposite K. Bhagyaraj. Her other memorable films include Sathi Leelavathi (1995) and Kaliveedu (1996).[4]

Personal life[edit]

Kalpana is born to Theater artists Chavara V.P.Nair and Vijayalakshmi. She is having four siblings Urvashi, Kalaranjini, Kamal Roy and Late Prince. Kalpana is married to Malayalam film director Anil Kumar and is divorced in late 2012.Their only daughter Sreemayi a.k.a Chinji is staying with her.[5]

Awards[edit]

Partial filmography[edit]

Movie Year Role
Malayalakkara Residency 2014
Bangalore Days 2014 Kuttan's Amma
ABCD: American-Born Confused Desi 2013 Mariyamma
Radio 2013
Teens 2013
Thanichalla Njan 2012 Razia Beevi
Spirit 2012 Pankajam
Vaadhyar 2012 Shobha
Ezham Suryan 2012 Nalini
Grihanathan 2012
Theruvunakshathrangal 2012
Mullassery Madhavan Kutty Nemom P. O. 2012
Shankaranum Mohananum 2011 Janaki
Salt N' Pepper 2011 Mary
Paarvanam 2011
Kanakombathu 2011
Living Together 2011
Sivapuram 2011
Bombay Mittayi 2011
Ninnishtam Annishtam 2 2011 Muthulakshmi
Paachuvum Kovaalanum 2011 Annamma
Lavender 2011
Snehadharam 2011
Kudambasree Travels 2011 Khadeeja
Makeup Man 2011 Soorya's fiancee's aunt
Indian Rupee 2011 Mary
Senior Mandrake 2010
Nizhal 2010 Canteen Owner
Oru Small Family 2010
Nirakazhcha 2010 Aksharavalli
Yughapurushan 2010
Pathamadhyam 2010
Njaan Sanchari 2010 Dr.Arundhathi
Aakaashayathra 2010
Bharya Onnu Makkal Moonu 2009
Loud Speaker 2009 Rugmini
Sanmanasullavan Appukuttan 2009 Vasundhara
Kerala Cafe 2009
Seetha Kalyanam 2009
Thirunnakkara Perumal 2009
Paleri Mannikyam Oru Pathira Kolapathakathinte Katha 2009
Apoorva-the rare school days 2008
Kovalam 2008 Mariya
De Ingottu Nokkiye 2008
Bullet 2008
Twenty:20 2008 Swarnamma
Pakal Nakshathrangal 2008 Raji
Anchil Oral Arjunan 2007 Shantha
Bharathan Effect 2007 Thankachan's mother
Balram v/s Tharadas 2006 Dakshayani
Krithyam 2005 Victoria
Athbhutha Dweepu 2005 Mallika
Bungalowil Outha 2005
Udayon 2005 Kunjujamma
Kalabham 2005
Bus Conductor 2005
Five Fingers 2005 Marykutti
Idhaya Thirudan 2005
Maampazhakkaalam 2004 Neelima
Vismayathumbathu 2004 Maya
Vellinakshathram 2004 School Principal
Thalamelam 2004 Kanakavalli
Sethurammaiyer CBI 2004 Tailor Mani's wife
Priyam Priyankaram 2004
Nerkku Nere 2004
Varum Varunnu Vannu 2003 House Maid
Mizhi Randilum 2003 Saradha
The Fire 2003
Mr.Brahmachari 2003 Anasooya
Melvilasam Sariyanu 2003 Sarasamma P Varghese
Vellithira 2003 Pushpam
Pammal K. Sambandam 2002 Nurse
Chirikkudukka 2002 Seemanthini
Kakke Kakke Koodevide 2002 Rahel
Kannaki 2002 Kanakammal
www.annukudumbam.com 2002 Thief
Kasillatheyum Jeevikkam 2002
Krishna Gopalkrishna 2002 Sujatha
Oomappenninu Uriyadappayyan 2002 Kanyaka
Ishtam 2001 Mariyamma Thomas
Dumm Dumm Dumm 2001 Pattamma
Ennum Sambavami Yuge Yuge 2001
Kannady Kadavathu 2000
Manassil Oru Manjithulli 2000
Shayanam 2000
American Ammayi 1999
Aakashaganga 1999 Kochuthresia
Chandamama 1999 Kochammini
Charlie Chaplin 1999 Chandrika
Swastham Grihabaranam 1999 Sarala
Pranaya Nilaavu 1999
Alibabayum Arara Kallanmarum 1998 Thanki
Grama Panchayath 1998 Pankajakshi
Manthrikochamma 1998
Sooryaputhran 1998 Mental Patient
Kudumbavarthakal 1998
Junior Mandrake 1997
Kalyana Unniikal 1997 Lucie
Ancharakalyanam 1997
Rajathanthram 1997
Kottapurathe Koottukudumbam 1997 Chandrika
Manadiyar Peninu Chenkota Chekkan 1997
Newspaper Boy 1997
Anuraga Kottaram 1997 Mother Superior
Ullasappoonkattu 1997
Arjunan Pillayum Anchu Makkalum 1997 Jayaprabha
Ishtadhaanam 1997
Anubhoothi 1997 Police officer's wife
Five Star Hospital 1997 Nurse
Mayaponman 1997 Meenakshi
Excuse Me Ethu Collegila 1996
Kaathil Oru Kinnaram 1996 Manikutty
Kaliveedu 1996 Mary
Kudumbakodathi 1996 Gundur Parvathi
Malayala Masom Chingam Onnu 1996
Aramanaveedum Anjoorekkarum 1996 Swarnam
Kaatttile Thadi Thevarude Ana 1995 Kanaka
Kalamasseriyil Kalyanayogam 1995 Chempakasseri Sakunthala
Achan Kombathu Amma Varambathu 1995
Parvathy Parinayam 1995
Pai Brothers 1995 Komalam
Avittam Thirunal Arogya Sreeman 1995 Kousalya
Punnaram 1995 Chandrika
Rajakeeyam 1995 Snehaprabha
Peter Scott 1995 Bessy
Sathi Leelavathi 1995 Leelavathi
No.1 Snehatheeram Banglore North 1995 Nun
Mangalyasoothram 1995
Three Men Army 1995 Indira Devi
CID Unnikrishnan BA, BEd 1994 House Maid
Kudumba Visesham 1994 Alykutty
Pidakkozhi Koovunna Noottandu 1994 Ponnamma
Poochakkaru Mani Kettum 1994 Karthika
Sukham Sukhakaram 1994
Porutham Vasantha Kokila
Butterflies 1993
Gandharvam 1993 Kottarakara Komalam
Narayam 1993
Injakkadan Mathai & Sons 1993 Annakutty
Kabuliwala 1993 Chandrika
Kavadiyattam 1993
Ponnu Chami 1993
Porutham 1993 Vasantha Kokila
Kalippaattam 1993
Saakshaal Sreeman Chaathunni 1993
Ammayane Sathyam 1993
Uppukandam Brothers 1993 Elamma
Ennodishtam Koodamo 1992 Bhagyam
Cheppadividya 1992 Mary
Ardram 1992 Jaanu
Mr & Mrs 1992 Kalpana
Aparatha 1992 Mary
Inspector Balram 1991 Dakshayani
Ottayal Pattalam 1991
Postbox No 27 1991
Ennathe Programme 1991 Minikutty
Pookkalam Varavayi 1991 Tuition Teacher
Souhrudam 1991 Annamma
Adayalam 1991 Rosemary
Dr Pasupathy 1990 U D C Kumari
Kouthuka Varthakal 1990 Kamalu
Maala Yogam 1990 Subhadra
Orukkam 1990 Alice
Superstar 1990 Shakuntala
Saandhram 1990 Anna
Oru Sayahnathinte Swapnam 1989 Thankamani
Prema 1989
Peruvannapurathe Visheshangal 1989 Mohini
Chinna Veedu 1985
Ithu Nalla Thamasa 1985 Sundari
Choodatha Pookkal 1985 Hema's friend
Paara 1985
Panchavadi Paalam 1984 Anarkali
Manju 1983 Rashmi
Aadhipathyam 1983
Pokkuveyyil 1982
Ithum Oru Jeevitham 1982
Yaagam 1982
Anthiveyilile Ponnu 1982
Pathirasooryan 1981 Joly's friend

Television[edit]

Kalpana hosted several talk shows and interviews on Malayalam TV Channels. She act a role in a Tamil serial Mamma Mappilai in Sun TV. She frequently appears as Judge in Asianet's Comedy Reality show Vodafone Comedy Stars.She has acted in few Malayalam television serials like Sathi Leelavathi,Kudumbasametham Manikutty,In Panchali House etc.She has acted in many advertisements also.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.dnaindia.com/entertainment/report_13-national-film-awards-for-malayalam-movies_1812734
  2. ^ http://www.deccanherald.com/CONTENT/Sep242008/metro-wed2008092391645.asp
  3. ^ http://indulekha.com/malayalambooks/2008/05/njan-kalpana.html
  4. ^ http://www.manoramaonline.com/cgi-bin/MMOnline.dll/portal/ep/malayalamContentView.do?contentId=13680236&programId=1073752204&channelId=-1073750705&BV_ID=@@@&tabId=3
  5. ^ http://www.mangalam.com/mangalam-varika/74473

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