Rohini (actress)

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Rohini
Born Rohini[1]
(1968-15-12) 12 March 1968 (age 45)
Occupation Actress, lyricist, screenwriter, voice actress, director
Years active 1976–present
Spouse(s) Raghuvaran (1996–2004)(divorced)
Children Rishivaran (b. 1997)

Rohini is an Indian actress, lyricist, screenwriter, voice actor and director.[2] She has mainly acted in south Indian, notably Malayalam and Tamil films. Having started her acting career at five, she has about 130 south Indian films to her credit.[3] She received National Award of Special mention and Andhra Pradesh State Award for Best Female Actor in the year 1996 for the film Sthree.[4]

Career[edit]

A native of Anakapalli, Rohini spent all her childhood in Chennai.[5] She started her career in 1976 as a child artiste. She was first seen as a wide-eyed 5 year old in Yashoda Krishna, a Telugu film.

She is also a popular dubbing artist in the Tamil industry. She has voiced six characters in five of Mani Ratnam's films.[6] She lent her voice to actresses like Jyothika (Vettaiyadu Villaiyadu), Aishwarya Rai (Iruvar and Raavanan),[5] Manisha Koirala (Bombay)[2] and Amala (Shiva).[6] She has also dubbed for Girija Shettar in Mani Rathnam's only telugu movie till date Geethanjali.

She wrote lyrics for the Tamil film Pachaikili Muthucharam, before ending another hiatus by writing all songs in the album, Maalai Pozhudhin Mayakathilaey.[7] Her acting skills were recognized and she was given the Kalaimamani award recently.

She writes episodes for Tamil TV serials.[5] She started writing scripts for TV series way back in 1996, and has adapted the Sahithya Academy Award winning novel Verukku Neer for a tele film in 2005.[4] She hosted the live TV talk show Kelvigal Aayiram for Vijay TV, which she said "dealt with issues close to my heart".[6] She moderated the Tamil programme Azhagiya Tamizh Magal on Kalaignar TV [8] and has worked as the anchor of Raj TV’s show, Rohini’s Box Office in which she reviewed the latest releases.[9]

Being an activist for AIDS awareness, Rohini has also directed short films for M.G.R. Medical University and Tamil Nadu Aids Control Society.[4] In 2008, Rohini had directed a 50-minute documentary Silent Hues about film industry’s child artists, she being one herself.[10] In 2013, she has directed a feature film Appavin Meesai which is yet to be released.[11]

Filmography[edit]

As actress
Year Film Role Language Other notes
1976 Bhakta Kannappa Telugu Child artist
1977 Adavi Ramudu Telugu Child artist
1979 Laxmi Pooja Telugu Child artist
1981 Nyayam Kavali Saroja Telugu Child artist
1982 Kakka Malayalam
1982 Dheera Malayalam
1983 Ilamai Kaalangal Tamil
1983 Maga Maharaju Telugu
1983 Nava Mohini Telugu
1983 Rugma Prayaga Malayalam
1983 Ee Yugam Malayalam
1983 Kuyiline Thedi Meenu Malayalam
1983 Aa Rathri Radha Malayalam
1984 Thirakil Alppam Samayam Amina Malayalam
1984 Piriyilla Naam Sridevi Malayalam
1984 Parannu Parannu Parannu Mini / Jessy / Sreekutty Malayalam
1984 Radhayude Kamukan Malayalam
1984 Shabadham Radha Malayalam
1984 Ivide Thudangunnu Sheela Malayalam
1984 Sandarbham Indu's sister Malayalam
1984 Ariyatha Veethikal Sheela Malayalam
1984 Oru Painkilikatha Malayalam
1984 Aduthaduthu Malayalam
1984 Oru Kochu Swapnam Malayalam
1984 Arante Mulla Kochu Mulla Rohini Malayalam
1985 Adhyayam Onnu Muthal Rema Malayalam
1985 Oru Kudakeezil Sridevi Malayalam
1985 Akalathe Ambili Ashwathy Malayalam
1985 Ozhivukalam Malayalam
1985 Nerariyum Nerathu Malayalam
1985 Gayathri Devi Ente Amma Malayalam
1985 Orikkal Oridathu Soniya Malayalam
1985 Ee Thanalil Ithiri Neram Malayalam
1985 Ivide Ee Theerathu Malayalam
1985 Aarodum Parayaruthu Malayalam
1985 Manaykkale Thatha Malayalam
1985 Katha Ithuvare Malayalam
1985 Oru Sandesam Koodi Rema Malayalam
1985 Mounanombaram Lekha Malayalam
1985 Ee Lokam Ivide Kure Manushyar Sheela Malayalam
1985 Ee Shabdam Innathe Sabdam Pushpa Malayalam
1986 Love Story Malayalam
1986 Koodanayum Kattu Mukesh's girlfriend Malayalam
1986 Njan Kathorthirikkum Malayalam
1986 Abhayam Thedi Vasanthi Malayalam
1986 Rareeram Chitra Malayalam
1986 Pratheykam Sradhikkukka Malayalam
1986 Adiverukal Annakutty Malayalam
1986 Ponnum Kudthinum Pottu Malayalam
1987 Vrutham Thresia Malayalam
1987 Yaagagni Latha Malayalam
1987 Onnaam Maanam Poomaanam Rajasree Malayalam
1987 Theekkattu Malayalam
1987 Vamban Malayalam
1987 P.C. 369 Malayalam
1987 Manja Manthrangal Gladia Malayalam
1987 January Oru Orma Maina Malayalam
1987 Achuvettante Veedu Aswathy Nair Malayalam
1988 Maharajasri Mayagadu Telugu
1988 Dhwani Sunitha Malayalam
1988 Anuragi Julie Malayalam
1988 Onnunu Purake Mattonnu Sudha Malayalam
1988 Sankhanaadam Malayalam
1988 Dhinarathrangal Ponni Malayalam
1988 Paatha Mudhra Malayalam
1988 1921 Malayalam
1989 Kali Kaaryamayi-Crime Branch Sunitha Malayalam
1989 Agnipravesham Malayalam
1989 Varnatheru Urmila Malayalam
1990 Midhya Malayalam
1990 Jawani Zindabad Rama Hindi
1990 Pavunu Pavunuthan Tamil
1991 Thanthu Vitten Ennai Surya Tamil
1991 Ezhunnallathu Malayalam
1992 Rendu Pondatti Kaavalkaaran Rukmini Tamil
1993 Samaagamam Elsamma Malayalam
1993 Marupadiyum Tamil
1993 Bandhukkal Sathrukkal Sheela Malayalam
1994 Magalir Mattum Papamma Tamil
1994 Puthran Lisa Malayalam
1994 Ladies Only Malayalam
1994 CID Unnikrishnan B.A., B.Ed. Arundathi Nair Malayalam
1995 Sundarimaare Sookshikkukka Nimmi Malayalam
1995 Aasai Ganga Tamil
1995 Stri Telugu National Film Award – Special Mention
1995 Thotta Chinungi Amlu Tamil
1999 Amarkalam Tamil
2004 Virumaandi Angela Kaathamuthu Tamil
2005 Ayya Tamil
2007 Thaamirabharani Pechchikani Tamil
2007 Rock & Roll Nirmala Malayalam
2008 Thalappavu Karthyayani Malayalam
2009 Vaamanan Rohini Tamil
2009 2 Harihar Nagar Sulochana Malayalam
2010 In Ghost House Inn Sulochana Malayalam
2010 Pen Singam Tamil
2010 Moscowin Kavery Tamil
2011 Ala Modalaindi Revathi Telugu
2011 Payyans Padma Malayalam
2011 City of God Lakshmi Malayalam
2011 Innanu Aa Kalyanam Lillykutty Malayalam
2012 Second Show Devaki Malayalam
2012 Shiva Manasulo Shruti Telugu
2012 Ishq Jaya Telugu
2012 3 Tamil
2012 Diamond Necklace Dr. Savithri Malayalam
2012 18 Vayasu Dr. Suchithra Tamil
2012 Kozhi Koovuthu Valliammai Tamil
2013 Thirumathi Tamizh Tamil
2013 Black Butterfly Benny's mother Malayalam
2013 Jagadguru Adi Shankara Sankara's mother Telugu
2013 Anthaka Mundu Aa Tarvatha Sujatha Telugu
2013 Thanga Meenkal Parvathi Tamil
2014 Kotha Janta Telugu
2014 Venmegam Tamil
2014 Oka Laila Kosam Nandana's mother Telugu
2014 Ormayundo Ee Mukham Vasundhara Devi Malayalam
As lyricist
As director
As dubbing artiste
Television
  • Kelvigal Aayiram (Vijay TV)
  • Azhagiya Tamizh Magal (Kalaignar TV)
  • Rohini’s Box Office (Raj TV)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "R. Rohini | Under Construction - UC Films". Ucfilms.in. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  2. ^ a b "Welcome To Amrita TV - Super Dancer Junior 3". Amritatv.com. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  3. ^ "Rohini makes documentary film on child artists". The Hindu. 2008-01-09. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  4. ^ a b c "Documentary on child artists". Indiaglitz. 2008-01-08. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  5. ^ a b c "Metro Plus Hyderabad / Profiles : Actor with substance". The Hindu. 2010-09-14. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  6. ^ a b c Baradwaj Rangan (2011-08-25). "Roles of a lifetime". The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  7. ^ "Rohini's Meesai". Behindwoods. 2012-07-26. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  8. ^ "Girl power, Tamil style!". Rediff. 2010-04-08. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  9. ^ Gupta, Rinku (2011-08-22). "Rohini returns to TV". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  10. ^ "Exploring “fragile world” of child actors". The Hindu. 2008-02-17. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  11. ^ "''I cannot do a film like Thuppakki'', Rohini, Appavin Meesai". Behindwoods. 2013-07-30. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 

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