May 15, 1989
Perumbavoor, Kerala, India
|Known for||Bodyguard (2010 film)|
|Relatives||Danny Kurian (brother)|
Mithra Kurian (born Dalma Kurian), is an Indian film actress who appears in Malayalam and Tamil films. After appearing in supporting roles in two Malayalam films, she starred in two Tamil films, before playing lead female roles and gaining attention in Malayalam cinema. Her portrayal of Sethulakshmi in Bodyguard (2010) won her critical acclaim and she went on to reprise the role in its Tamil remake Kaavalan. Her another notable role was in Rama Ravanan starring Suresh Gopi. She is related to noted South Indian actress Nayanthara.
She first appeared in a supporting role in the 2004 Malayalam movie Vismayathumbathu, in a single scene as Nayanthara's friend, directed by Fazil. She then appeared in 2005 film Mayookham directed by T. Hariharan, following which she took a break from acting and concentrated on her studies. She was then cast by director Siddique in a supporting role for his Tamil film Sadhu Miranda, after he saw Mithra on a cover of an issue of the magazine Grihalakshmi. Afterwards, she starred in another Tamil film, the low-budget venture Suriyan Satta Kalloori, which was panned by critics.
Mithra subsequently appeared in notable Malayalam films, and gained considerable attention, by her choice of characters in films like Gulumal: The Escape and Bodyguard. She was the lead actress in the comedy flick Gulumal, which turned out to be a superhit movie. She appeared as a supporting character in the Dileep-starrer Bodyguard, again under Siddique's direction, which became another hit. Gaining critical acclaim for her performance as Sethulakshmi, she was selected by Siddique to reprise the role in its Tamil remake, Kaavalan, as well.
Mithra is born as Dalma to Malayali Syrian Christian parents Kurian and Baby, on May 15, 1989, at Perumbavoor, Kerala. She has a younger brother, Dani Kurian. She has completed her bachelors in Business Administration (B.B.A). She is a distant relative of Nayanthara. 
|2004||Vismayathumbathu||Malayalam||Sarala Menon||Minor role as Reetha's friend|
|2005||Mayookham||Malayalam||Unni's sister||Supporting role|
|2009||Suryan Satta Kalloori||Tamil||Mahalakshmi|
|2009||Gulumal: The Escape||Malayalam||Saira|
|2010||Bodyguard||Malayalam||Sethulakshmi||Vanitha film award for best second actress|
|2011||Kaavalan||Tamil||Maadhu||Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Tamil|
|2011||Ulakam Chuttum Valiban||Malayalam||Kalyani|
|2013||Ladies and Gentleman||Malayalam||Chinnu|
|2014||Oru Korean Padam||Malayalam||Eva|
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