Lissy (Malayalam actress)

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Lissy Priyadarshan
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Born (1966-01-02) 2 January 1966 (age 48)
Pukkattupadi Ernakulam district, Kerala, India
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Priyadarshan
Children Kalyani, Siddharth

Lissy Priyadarshan also Lakshmi (Malayalam: ലിസ്സി, also spelled in English media as Lizy or Lizzie or Lizzy) is a popular South Indian film actress of the 1980s. She is popularly known by the mononym Lissy. Though, was a leading heroine in Malayalam, she had also acted in several Tamil and Telugu. She was introduced to Tamil films by Superstar Kamal Hassan as his heroine in his home production, Vikram. She gave up acting after her marriage with famous film director Priyadarshan in 1990. She now resides in Chennai with her family.

Personal life[edit]

Lizzy was born at Pukkattupadi, Kochi in Kerala, and was brought up by her mother Ealiyamma. Lissy was raised a Roman Catholic Latin Rite and did her studies at St. Teresa's School and College.[1] Her debut into films happened in the early eighties and in a short period of time, she became one of the top heroines of the time. She was a common face in the eighties. Though Lissy had paired with almost all the top heroes of the eighties, it was along with Mohanlal and Mukesh, that she was able to create magic on screen. Even at the peak of her career, she acted as sister roles, the girl next door, and as the heroine's friend. Known for her stunning and mesmerizing looks, she was able to grab the hearts of viewers. Along with Malayalam films, Lissy also had appeared in several Tamil, and Telugu films. Lissy is most remembered for her roles in Chithram, Thalavattom, Odaruthammava Alariyam, and Boeing Boeing. She later fell in love with the famous film director Priyadarshan, and got married to him in December 13, 1990.[2] After marriage, she gave up acting and adopted the name Lakshmi for religious reasons.[3] After the birth of her son, Lizzy adopted the Hindu religion from Arya Samaj. Her daughter Kalyani is studying in New York and her son Siddharth is studying in San Francisco.[4] Recent rumors says she is going to separate from her director husband Priyadarshan

Current Ventures[edit]

Lissy is now the managing director of FourFrames Sound Company and FourFrames Entertainment. FourFrames is a renowned company for its preview theatre, production unit and shooting equipments, post production suite including one of the best known Sound Mixing studios in India today.

Lissy is also the co-owner of Kerala Strikers from Celebrity Cricket League. Kerala Strikers is one of the newer teams that were introduced to CCL which is a non-professional men's cricket league in India, contested by Eight teams consisting of film actors from Eight major regional film industries of Indian cinema.

Achievements[edit]

Lissy was awarded the Sthree Ratna Award by Kerala Kalakendram in the year 2013. She was also chosen as the Woman Achiever of the Year 2013 in Chennai by Jaguar.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Language Director Cast Character
1982 Ithiri Neram Othiri Karyam Malayalam Balachandra Menon Latha
1983 Aana Malayalam P Chandrakumar Madhu, sreevidya Annie
1983 Asthram Malayalam P.N.Menon Mohanlal, Mammootty Lilly
1983 Shesham Kazhchayil Malayalam Balachandra Menon Mammootty, Mohanlal
1984 Aduthaduthu Malayalam Sathyan Anthikkad Mohanlal, Thilakan, Rahman Rema
1984 Parannu Parannu Parannu Malayalam Padmarajan Rahman, Rohini, Sukumari, Nedumudi Venu Sudha
1984 Odaruthammava Aalariyam Malayalam Priyadarshan Shankar, Mukesh, Sreenivasan, Jagadish, Menaka, Nedumudi Venu, Srinath Minu
1984 Kaliyil Alpam Karyam Malayalam Sathyan Anthikkad Mohanlal, Neelima, Rahman, Sukumari, Jagathi Sreekumar
1984 Athirathram Malayalam I. V. Sasi Mammootty, Mohanlal, Shankar, Seema, Captain Raju, Lalu Alex
1985 Parayanumvayya Parayathirikkanumvayya Malayalam Priyadarshan Mammootty, Shankar, Mohanlal, Menaka Sridevi
1985 Puli Varunne Puli Malayalam Harikumar Mammootty
1985 Arante Mulla Kochu Mulla Malayalam Balachandra Menon Balachandra Menon, Shankar, Venu Nagavalli, Thilakan, Lakshmi Bindu
1985 Onnanam Kunnil Oradikkunnil Malayalam Priyadarshan Mohanlal, Shankar, Sreenivasan, Sukumari Meenakshi
1985 Mutharamkunnu P.O. Malayalam Sibi Malayil Mukesh, Sreenivasan, Jagadish, Nedumudi Venu K.P.Amminikutty
1985 Boeing Boeing Malayalam Priyadarshan Mohanlal, Mukesh, Jagathi Sreekumar, Maniyan Pillai Raju, Shankar, Menaka Elena
1985 Aram + Aram = Kinnaram Malayalam Priyadarshan Mohanlal, Shankar, Sreenivasan, Maniyanpilla Raju, Thilakan, Pooja Saxena Sujatha
1985 Punnaram Cholli Cholli Malayalam Priyadarshan Rahman, Shankar, Bharath Gopi
1985 Ayanam Malayalam Harikumar Madhu, Mammootty, ThilakanShobhana Lizy
1985 Angadikkappurath Malayalam I. V. Sasi Mohanlal, Mammootty, Balan K. Nair
1985 Nirakkoottu Malayalam Joshiy Mammootty, Urvashi, Sumalatha Dr. Suma
1985 Onningu Vannengil Malayalam Joshiy Mammootty, Shankar, Nadia Moidu, Lalu Alex, Jagathi Sreekumar Priya
1985 Aa Neram Alppa Dooram Malayalam Thampi Kannanthanam M. G. Soman, Seema Valsala
1985 Kathodu Kathoram Malayalam Bharathan Mammootty, Saritha, Nedumudi Venu, Janardanan Theresa
1985 Thammil Thammil Malayalam Sajan Mammootty, Rahman, Shobhana
1986 Thalavattam Malayalam Priyadarshan Mohanlal, Mukesh, Karthika, M. G. Soman, Nedumudi Venu Anitha
1986 Rakkuyilin Rajassadasil Malayalam Priyadarshan Mammootty, Suhasini, Jagathi Sreekumar, Adoor Bhasi Revathi Menon
1986 Mazha Peyyunnu Maddalam Kottunnu Malayalam Priyadarshan Mohanlal, Mukesh, Sreenivasan, Jagathi Sreekumar, Maniyan Pillai Raju Shobha
1986 Pappan Priyappetta Pappan Malayalam Sathyan Anthikkad Mohanlal, Rahman, Nedumudi Venu, Thilakan Sarina
1986 Iniyum Kurukshethram Malayalam Sasikumar Mohanlal, Shobhana, M. G. Soman Ammini
1986 Vikram Tamil Rajasekhar Kamal Hassan, Dimple Kapadia, Amjad Khan, Sathyaraj Preethi
1986 Hello, My Dear Wrong Number Malayalam Priyadarshan Mohanlal, Mukesh, Maniyanpilla Raju, Jagathy, Sreenivasan Sunitha Menon
1986 Chekkeranoru Chilla Malayalam
1986 Dheem Thariktia Thom Malayalam Priyadarshan Maniyan Pillai Raju, Mukesh, Jagathy, Sreenivasan, Nedumudi Venu Rohini
1985 Adukkan Enteluppam Malayalam
1986 Katturumbinum Kathukuthu Malayalam Girish Maniyan Pillai Raju, Mukesh Prabha
1986 Ennu Nadhante Nimmi Malayalam Sajan Mammootty, Thilakan, Rahman, Radhu
1986 Ayalvasi Oru Daridravasi Malayalam Priyadarshan Mukesh, Prem Nazir, Nedumudi Venu, Shankar, Menaka, Seema, Sukumari Indira
1986 Vishwosichalum Illenkilum Malayalam
1986 Ice Cream Malayalam Antony Eastman Mammootty, Thilakan, Lalu Alex Rekha
1986 Illenjippokkal Malayalam Sandhyamohan Ratheesh, Sandhya, Mukesh, Soorya Malini
1986 Ashtabandham Malayalam
1986 Revathikkoru Pavakutty Malayalam Sathyan Anthikkad Mohanlal, Bharath Gopi, Radha
1986 Mizhineerpoovukal Malayalam Kamal Mohanlal, Nedumudi Venu, Urvashi Sofia
1987 Cheppu Malayalam Priyadarshan Mohanlal, Sulakshana, K. B. Ganesh Kumar, Nedumudi Venu Mini
1987 Itha Samayamayi Malayalam
1987 Sarvakalasala Malayalam Venu Nagavalli Mohanlal, Sreenath, Nedumudi Venu, Sukumaran, Seema Jyothi
1985 Neeyetra Dhanya Malayalam Jeassy
1987 Oru Sindoora Pottinte Ormaykku Malayalam Cochin Haneefa Mammootty, Urvashi, Lalu Alex Bindu
1987 Ananda Aradhanai Tamil Dinesh Babu Mohan, Suhasini
1987 Adimakal Udamakal Malayalam I. V. Sasi Mammootty, Mohanlal, Seema, Ratheesh, Captain Raju, Urvashi Raji
1987 Kottum Kuravayum Malayalam
1987 Manivathoorile Aayiram Sivarathrikal Malayalam Fazil Mammootty, Suhasini, M. G. Soman Rani
1987 Naalkavala Malayalam
1987 Ivide Ellavarkkum Sukham Malayalam Jeassy Mohanlal, Karthika, Lalu Alex, Sukumari Anitha Mathew
1988 Vellanakalude Nadu Malayalam Priyadarshan Mohanlal, Shobana, Sreenivasan, Maniyanpilla Raju, M. G. Soman, Jagadish Deepa
1988 Oru CBI Diary Kurippu Malayalam K. Madhu Mammootty, Suresh Gopi, Urvashi, Sukumaran, Captain Raju, Janardanan Omana
1988 Arjun Dennis Malayalam
1988 Mrithyunjayam Malayalam Paul Babu Devan Annie
1988 Manu Uncle Malayalam Dennis Joseph Mammootty, Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi, Thyagarajan, M. G. Soman Uma
1988 Aalilakuruvikal Malayalam
1988 August 1 Malayalam Sibi Malayil Mammootty, Urvashi, Sukumaran, Captain Raju, Janardanan Petty Thief
1988 Unnikrishnante Adyathe Christmas Malayalam Kamal Jayaram, Suresh Gopi, Sumalatha, Sukumaran, Nedumudi Venu Sridevi
1988 David David Mr. David Malayalam Viji Thampi Balachandra Menon, Sumalatha, Thyagarajan, Karthika, Thilakan
1988 Oru Vivada Vishayam Malayalam P.G Vishwambharan Suresh Gopi, Shobhana, K. B. Ganesh Kumar
1988 Manasukkul Mathappu Tamil Robert Rajasekhar Prabhu, Saranya Anita
1988 Aattinakkare Malayalam Lalu Alex
1988 Oru Muthassi Kadha Malayalam Priyadarshan Vineeth, K. B. Ganesh Kumar, Nirosha, Thyagarajan, M. G. Soman, Jagathy Thresia
1988 Chithram Malayalam Priyadarshan Mohanlal, Ranjini, Sreenivasan, Nedumudi Venu, Poornam Vishwanathan, Jagadish
1989 Charithram Malayalam G.S.Vijayan Mammootty, Rahman, Janardanan, Shobhana Renu
1989 Vadakkunokkiyantram Malayalam Sreenivasan Sreenivasan, Parvathi, Nedumudi Venu Sarala
1989 Ammavanu Pattiya Amali Malayalam
1989 Magadu Telugu K. Madhu Dr. Rajasekhar, Lizy, Thiagarajan, Murali Mohan
1989 Douthyam Malayalam Anil Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi, Babu Antony, Parvathi Sarala
1989 Adikkurippu Malayalam K. Madhu Mammootty, Urvashi, Lalu Alex, Janardanan
1989 Nair Saab Malayalam Joshiy Mammootty, Suresh Gopi, Lalu Alex, Mukesh, Maniyanpilla Raju Parvathi
1989 News Malayalam Shaji Kailas Suresh Gopi, Ranjini, Babu Antony, Jagadeesh Jolly
1989 Sakshi Telugu
1989 Aksharathettu Malayalam I. V. Sasi Suresh Gopi, Urvashi, Sudha Nair, Mukesh
1989 Njangalude Kochu Doctor Malayalam Balachandra Menon Balachandra Menon, Revathi, Sukumaran, Sreenivasan
1990 Maydinam Malayalam Saikumar, Janardhanan, Jagathi Sreekumar, Lalu Alex Elizabeth
1990 Minda Poochakku Kalyanam Malayalam Alleppey Ashraf Suresh Gopi, Mukesh, Sreenivasan Mini
1990 Kuttettan Malayalam Joshiy Mammootty, Saritha, Jagadeesh, Thilakan Revathi
1990 Pagalili Pournami Tamil Cochin Haneefa Sivakumar, Radhika
1990 Rugmini Malayalam K.P.Kumaran
1990 Doshi Nirdoshi Telugu Anuradha
1990 Kalikkalam Malayalam
1990 Iravayyava Shathabdam Telugu Rani
1990 Mamasri Telugu
1991 Aathma Bandham Telugu Shailaja
1991 Siva Shakthi Telugu
1994 Chanakya Soothrangal Malayalam Nedumudi Venu, Sankaradi Suhasini

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lissy Priyadarshan-ON Record, 2, 3, 4, Kannadi, Asianet News. Lissy talks about her schooling, her introduction into film industry in 11th grade at age of 16 years, how she met Priyadarshan, her faith and religion, her current life etc.
  2. ^ http://newindianexpress.com/entertainment/interviews/article460867.ece
  3. ^ Interview with Lissy by T. N. Gopakumar, Kannadi, Asianet News
  4. ^ http://www.mathrubhumi.com/mb4eves/online/malayalam/kerala/women/articles/infocus_interview-article-142120

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