Lena (actress)

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Lena
Occupation Actress
Years active 1998 - Present

Lena Kumar, or Lena Abhilash, known professionally as Lena,[citation needed] is an Indian film actress. She debuted in Jayaraj's Sneham which was followed by Karunam, Oru Cheru Punchiri, Varna Kazhchakal. Her breakthrough came through the critically acclaimed Traffic (2011) after which she acted in films such in Snehaveedu, Ee Adutha Kaalathu, and Spirit.[1] Lena is a post-graduate in clinical psychology, and has worked as a clinical psychologist in Mumbai, before she quit her job to enter full-time acting.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Lena was born to Mohandas and Teena.[2][3] She did her schooling in Hari Sri Vidya Nidhi School, Thrissur. She was married to Abhilash Kumar on 16 January 2004, a screenwriter in Malayalam cinema who co-wrote 22 Female Kottayam, but the two separated.[4]

Awards[edit]

Kerala state film award[edit]

Kerala State TV Awards[edit]

  • 2008 - Kerala State TV Award for Best Actress - AranaZhika Neram (Amrita TV)[6]

Filmfare Awards South[edit]

  • 2011: Filmfare Best Supporting Actress[Malayalam] - Traffic

Atlas Film Critics TV Award[edit]

  • 2008 - Atlas Film Critics TV Award for Best Second Actress - Chilluvillakku[7]

Amrita Film Awards[edit]

  • 2011 - Amrita Film Award for Best Supporting Actor (Female) - Traffic[8]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1998 Sneham Ammu Debut Movie. Played the younger sister role of Jayaram
1999 Karunam
2000 Indriyam Sreedevi Paired with Boban Alummoodan
A Slender Smile Beena
Devadoothan Student Shared scene with Mohanlal
Shantham This movie won National Film Award for Best Feature Film
Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal Deepa Played the wife role of Siddique
Summer Palace
Varnakkazchchakal Played a role opposite to Dileep
Oru Cheru Punchiri Beena
2001 Randam Bhavam Manikkutty Played a role opposite to Suresh Gopi
2004 Koottu Parvathi Played a role opposite to Aravind Akash
2007 Big B Selina Paired with Manoj K. Jayan.
2008 De Ingottu Nokkiye Julia Played the wife role of Balachandra Menon
2009 2 Harihar Nagar Parvathi Govindan Kutty 2nd part of In Harihar Nagar. Played the wife role of Siddique
Bhagavan Maria Played the role of a Head Nurse
Daddy Cool Adi's teacher Extended Cameo Appearance. Played the role of a teacher.
Thirunakkara Perumal Gracy
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Meera Played the role of a Personal Manager of Biju Menon
2010 April Fool Letha Extended Cameo Appearance.
In Ghost House Inn Parvathi Govindankutty 3rd part of In Harihar Nagar. Played the wife role of Siddique
Raama Raavanan Muthulakshmi/Malli
Cocktail Dr.Susan Extended Cameo Appearance.Played the role of a doctor
Kaaryasthan Saraswathi Played the fiancee role of Siddique
Kanyakumari Express Mohan's wife Played the wife role of Suresh Gopi
2011 Traffic Shruthi SIIMA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Malayalam
Amrita Film Award for Best Supporting Actor (Female). Played the wife role of Rahman. Played the mother role of Namitha Pramod
Khaddama Zarina Played the wife role of Sreenivasan
Ulakam Chuttum Valiban Annie Played the wife role of Biju Menon
Snehaveedu Lilly Played the wife role of Biju Menon
Killadi Raman Seethalakshmi Played the wife role of Siddique
Athe Mazha Athe Veyil Sreelakshmi Played the wife role of Anoop Menon
2012 Asuravithu Angel Played the role of a music teacher. Played the mother role of Asif Ali
Ee Adutha Kaalathu Roopa Vasudevan Played the role of a Journalist. Played the wife role of Anoop Menon
Orange Saritha Played the wife role of Kalabhavan Mani
MLA Mani: Patham Classum Gusthiyum MLA Lakshmi Priya Played a role of MLA-Member of Legislative Assembly.
Doctor Innocent aanu Adabia
Spirit ASP Supriya Raghavan Asianet Film Award for Best Supporting Actress. Played the role of a police officer.
Bachelor Party Sheela Mathews Kattuparambil Played the mother role of Nithya Menon
Ustad Hotel Fathima Abdul Razaq Played the elder sister role of Dulquer Salman
Naughty Professor Tessa Played the wife role of Tini Tom
Chapters Annie Paired with Sreenivasan
Matinee Gayathri teacher
Red Alert Ammu's mother Paired with Mukesh
Bavuttiyude Namathil Sethu's friend Extended Cameo Appearance
2013 David and Goliath Jainamma Played the role of an alcoholic woman
Cowboy
Aaru Sundarimaarude Katha Cyns Ria
Left Right Left Anitha Paired with Murali Gopy
Ayaal Devaki Antharjanam
Caribbeans Ganga
101 Chodyangal Sathi Played the mother role of Minon
Tourist Home This whole film has picturised in one single shot[clarification needed]
Arikil Oraal Aarathi
Weeping Boy Sahadevan's wife Paired with Sreenivasan
2014 Thomson Villa Sheela Paul
London Bridge Gracy
Happy Journey Alice Played the mother role of Jayasurya
God's Own Country Reena
Kanyaka Talkies Ancy Post Production
White Paper Post Production
Ardhanareeswaran Hema Post Production
Oru Rathri Randu Pakal Filming
The Voter Announced
Alif Filming
Iyobinte Pustakam Filming
Anegan Tamil film
Filming
Vellimoonga Filming
Vikramadithyan Filming

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b She is no cry baby The Hindu Entertainment, Thiruvananthapuram
  2. ^ "ഹോട്ട്‌ സ്വീറ്റ്‌ ആന്റ്‌ സ്‌ട്രോങ്‌". mangalam.com. 2012-11-30. Retrieved 2014-02-01. 
  3. ^ "Movies | Interviews |". Manorama Online. 2014-01-28. Retrieved 2014-02-01. 
  4. ^ Sreekumar, Priya (17 April 2012). "Two of a kind". Deccan Chronicle. Archived from the original on 19 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Kerala state film award: Unexpected honour for Lena". City Times. 24 April 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "State television awards announced". The Hindu. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Atlas TV awards announced". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Amrita TV". Retrieved 11 March 2013. 

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