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25 July 1967
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
|Years active||1983 – present|
|Spouse(s)||Manoj K. Jayan (2000-2008)
|Parents||Chavara V.P.Nair , Vijayalakshmi|
|Relatives||Kalaranjini,Kalpana,Kamal Roy, Prince|
Kavitha Ranjini, better known by her stage name Urvashi, is an Indian film actress and producer. She was a prominent lead actress during the 1980s and 1990s in Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, and Telugu films. She has dubbed in her own voice in all these languages. And she produced the film Pidakkozhi Koovunna Noottandu (1994). She won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Achuvinte Amma (2005).
She fell in love with Manoj K. Jayan and married him on 11 October 2000. On 11 October 2008 it was reported that Urvashi had obtained mutual separation from her husband. The couple developed difference of opinion and filed for divorce at a court in [Chennai]. Later, they were separated by a court order. Their only daughter Tejalakshmi aka Kunjatta is now living with Manoj K. Jayan.
She started acting films during the 1980s. Munthanai Mudichchu (Tamil, 1983), directed by K. Bhagyaraj, was her first film. Ethirppukal (Malayalam, 1984) was one of her earlier films in Malayalam. During the peak of her career, she starred in M. P. Sukumaran Nair's award-winning film Kazhakam in 1995, without taking a single penny as remuneration. She was awarded Best Actress for this role.
She was a leading Malayalam actress in the late 1980s, giving performances in Thalayanamanthram and Mazhavilkavadi among others.
She made her debut in Tamil films with Mundhanai Mudichu (1983) with Bhagyaraj. The movie was a big hit and made Urvashi a sought-after actress in all the South Indian languages. Urvashi has also acted in many Kannada movies with top stars like Dr.Rajkumar, Dr.Vishnuvardhan, Dr.Ambarish, Ravichandran and Ramesh Aravind. Her latest Kannada movie, Rama Shama Bhama (2005) with Ramesh Aravind and Kamal Haasan, was a box-office looter. It was a crowd-puller and her performance was well appreciated by critics and audience.Urvashi was also seen as the host of the game show Thanga Vettai, aired on Sun TV. She served as the host for the show for a very short time, preceded by Ramya Krishnan and succeeded by Kanika Subramaniam.Urvashi hosted a successful "Ladies Show" on Surya TV Channel known as Rani Maharani.She is currently judging a show named Comdey Festival on Mazhavil Manorama.
- 2006: Achuvinte Amma
- 1989: Mazhavil Kavadi, Varthamanakalam
- 1990: Thalayanamanthram
- 1991: Kadinjool Kalyanam, Kakkathollayiram, Bharatham, Mukhachithram
- 1995: Kazhakam
- 2006: Madhuchandralekha
|2009||Iniya||Mahesh||Balaji, Pooja Gandhi|
|2008||Arjun||Shahuraj Shinde||Darshan, Ananth Nag|
|2008||Nee Tata Naa Birla||Nagendra Magadi||V. Ravichandran, Jaggesh|
|2005||Rama Shama Bhama||Ramesh Arvind||Ramesh Arvind, Shruti, Daisy Bopanna|
|2003||Kathegalu Saar Kathegalu||S V Rajendra Singh Babu||Ramesh Arvind, S. Narayan, Umashree|
|2001||Kothigalu Saar Kothigalu||Alamelu||S V Rajendra Singh Babu||Ramesh Arvind, S. Narayan, Umashree|
|2000||Yaruge Salathe Sambhale||Rajshekar||Anant Nag, Anu Prabhakar, Shashi kumar, Suhasini, Umashree|
|1999||Habba||D. Rajendra Babu||Dr. Vishnuvardhan, Dr.Ambarish, Jaya Prada|
|1988||31 December||Manobala||Dr. Vishnuvardhan|
|1997||Jeevanadi||Dr. Vishnuvardhan, Khushboo|
|1987||Premaloka||Rohini||V. Ravichandran||V. Ravichandran, Juhi Chawla, Dr. Vishnuvardhan, Srinath|
|1987||Anthima Ghatta||K.Janakiram||Shankar Nag, Tara|
|1986||Ee Jeeva Ninagagi||Rohini||V. Somashekar||Dr. Vishnuvardhan|
|1986||Sathya Jyothi||K.Rangaraj||Dr. Vishnuvardhan|
|1985||Naanu Nanna Hendathi||D. Rajendra Babu||V. Ravichandran|
|1984||Shravana Banthu||Urvashi/Mary/Saraswathi||Singeetham Srinivasa Rao||Dr.Rajkumar|
|1980||Nyaaya Neethi Dharma||A.T.Raghu||Dr.Ambarish, Ambika|
|2010||Maro Charitra||Ravi Yadav||Varun Sandesh, Shraddha Das|
|2005||Chakram||Lakshmi||Krishna Vamsi||Prabhas, Prakash Raj,|
|2004||Swarabhishekam||K.Viswanath||Srikanth, K.Viswanath, Laya|
|2004||Intlo Sreemathi Veedhilo Kumari||Anjali Murthy||K. Vasu||Srikanth, Prabhu Deva, Prakash Raj, Aarti Chhabria|
|2002||Sandade Sandadi||Lakshmi||Muppalaneni Siva||Jagapati Babu, Rajendraprasad, Raasi|
|1989||Chettu Kinda Pleader||Sujatha||Vamsi||Rajendraprasad, Kinnera|
|1986||Jeevanaporatam||Rajachandra||Shoban Babu, Rajanikanth|
- Pidakkozhi Koovunna Noottandu (1994)
- Utsava Melam (1992)
- "Friday Review Thiruvananthapuram : The Urvashi formula". The Hindu. 2009-03-20. Retrieved 2012-03-09.
- "58th Idea Filmfare Awards South 2011 Winners". 8pmnews.com. 2011-07-03. Retrieved 2012-03-09.