Rupini (actress)

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Rupini
Born Komal Mahuvakar
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Actress
Years active 1987–1996
Spouse(s) Mohan Kumar
Children One
Parents Kantilal, Prameela

Komal Mahuvakar (also known as Rupini / Roopini / Rubini) is an Indian actress who worked in the late 1980s and early 1990s.[1] She acted in Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam films opposite stars including Mammootty, Rajinikanth, Kamal Hassan, Mohanlal, Sathyaraj, Vijayakanth, Dr.Vishnuvardhan, Ravichandran, Mohan and Ramarajan.[1]

Rupini, originally from Mumbai, moved to the south to act in films after late 1980's. Earlier she acted in few Hindi movies, doing character roles under her real name Komal Mahuvakar. 'Des Pardes', 'Payal Ki Jhankaar', 'Meri Adalat', 'Sanch Ko Aanch Nahin' and 'Nache Mayuri' are some of her films in Hindi.[2]

Early Life & Debut[edit]

Mahuvakar was born in Mumbai to a Gujarati family. Her father Kantilal was a lawyer while her mother Prameela was a doctor.[3]

She was accidentally spotted by film-maker Hrishikesh Mukherjee who offered her child actor roles in his films such as Mili, Kotwal Saab and Khubsoorat.[4]

Retirement from films

Soon after her marriage to Mohan Kumar, Rupini quit films and concentrated on her family based at Chembur. The couple has a daughter.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Malayalam[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1989 Naduvazhikal Rose Mary
1990 Midhya Devi
1992 Kunukkitta Kozhi
Naadody Meera Nair
1993 Bandhukkal Sathrukkal

Hindi[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1975 Mili Child artiste
1977 Kotwal Saab Child artiste
1978 Des Pardes Child artiste
1979 Saanch Ko Aanch Nahin Child artiste
1980 Khubsoorat Child artiste
Payal Ki Jhankaar Shyama (lead role)
1983 Ghungroo
1984 Meri Adalat
Naache Mayuri
1985 Meraa Ghar Mere Bachche
Awara Baap
1986 Pyaar Ho Gaya
Nagina Vijaya Singh
Chhota Aadmi
Chameli Ki Shaadi Anita
1987 Woh Din Aayega
1988 Bahaar

Tamil[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1987 Manithan
Cooliekkaran
Theertha Karaiyinile
Ninaikka Therintha Maname
1988 Puthiya Vaanam Devaki
En Thangachi Padichava Valli
Thaai Paasam
1989 Pillaikkaga
Raja Chinna Roja Guest appearance
Enne Petha Raasa
Anna Kattiya Vazhi
Naadu Adhai Naadu
Nejamundu Nermai Undu
Apoorva Sagodharargal
1990 Ulagam Pirandhadhu Enakkaga
Thalattu Padava Narmadha
Madurai Veeran Enga Saami
Pattikkadan
Pulan Visaranai
Salem Vishnu Shanthi
1991 Captain Prabhakaran Gayathri
Pillai Pasam
Michael Madana Kama Rajan Chakkubai
Vetri Karangal
1992 Ellai Samy
1993 Uzhaippali Guest appearance
Pathini Penn
1994 Namma Annachi Ayya's wife
Thamarai
1995 Thalaivan

Kannada[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1988 Olavina Aasare Rajini
1994 Rajadhiraja Rukku
1989 Deva Ningamma
1991 Neenu Nakkare Haalu Sakkare Rukmini
Mathe Haditu Kogile Sangeetha
Ravivarma Jennifer
1992 Saptapadi
Bhairavi
Gopi Krishna
Yadurmane Ganda Pakkadmane Hendthi

Telugu[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1989 Ontari Poratam
1988 Gandeevam

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Roopini will always stay in your heart". MiD DAY. 16 July 2003. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  2. ^ "Indian cinema". National Film Development Corporation of India, India. 1984. OCLC 6676950. 
  3. ^ a b http://www.mathrubhumi.com/movies/interview/72854/#storycontent
  4. ^ Roopini will always stay in your heart

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