Lissy (Malayalam actress)

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Lissy
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Lissy (2012)
Born (1967-02-03) 3 February 1967 (age 48)
Pazhanganadu Ernakulam district, Kerala, India
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Priyadarshan (1990-2014)
Children Kalyani, Siddharth

Lissy 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. 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]

Lissy was born at Pazhanganad, 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 mesmerising 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 13 December 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. Lissy has filed for divorce on 1st of Dec 2014 at Chennai family court to be separated from Priyadarshan after a 24 years long marriage.

Current Ventures[edit]

Lissy is 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.

Comeback[edit]

Lissy is now making a comeback to films by doing a Tamil film as heroine playing her age by a National award winning director. Formal announcement will follow once the shooting commences in November.

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]

Malayalam[edit]

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

Tamil[edit]

Year Title Role Director Cast
1986 Vikram Preethi Rajasekhar Kamal Hassan, Ambika, Dimple Kapadia, Amjad Khan, Sathyaraj, Manorama, Janagaraj
1987 Ananda Aradhanai Dinesh Babu Mohan, Suhasini
1988 Manasukkul Mathappu Anita Robert Rajasekhar Prabhu, Saranya
1990 Pagalil Pournami Cochin Haneefa Sivakumar, Radhika

Telugu[edit]

Year Title Role Director Cast
1989 Magadu K. Madhu Rajasekhar, Lizy, Thiagarajan, Murali Mohan
1989 Sakshi
1990 Doshi Nirdoshi Anuradha
1990 Iravayyava Shathabdam Rani
1990 Mamasri
1991 Aathma Bandham Shailaja
1991 Siva Shakthi

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

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