Vani Viswanath

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Vani Viswanath
Born (1971-05-13) 13 May 1971 (age 43)
Ollur, Thrissur, Kerala
Occupation Actress
Years active 1989–present
Spouse(s) Baburaj (2002–present)
Parents Vishwanadhan, Girija

Vani Viswanath (born 13 May 1971) is an Indian film actress. She has acted in Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Hindi and Telugu movies.[1] Vani won the Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actress for her performance in Susanna directed by T. V. Chandran.[2] She was termed as Mollywood's "Action Queen".[3]

Early life[edit]

Vani was born to Malayalam parents Vishwanadhan, an astrologer and Girija, a housewife in Ollur, Thrissur in 1971.[4] Her mother hails from Kannur District and her father hails from Thrissur District.[5]

Career[edit]

She has appeared in Hindi, Kannada, Telugu and Malayalam movies. She was among the big stars of her time in the South. Her Tollywood movie Gharana Mogudu with Tollywood superstar, Chiranjeevi was a huge hit.

Personal life[edit]

While acting in Malayalam films, Vani fell in love with co-star Baburaj, who was one of the most prominent actors in Malayalam films doing negative roles and who later became a comedian through the 2011 Malayalam movie Salt N' Pepper. The couple married in 2002 and has two children, Archa (born in 2004) & Adrith (born in 2008).[6]

Awards[edit]

Kerala State Film Awards

Filmography[edit]

Malayalam[edit]

  1. Mannar Mathai Speaking 2 (2014) .... Lakshmi(Voice Only)
  2. Uppukandam Brothers Back In Action (2011)
  3. Mattoruval (2010)....Annie (Lead Role) (TV drama)
  4. Black Dalia (2009)....IPS Officer Daisy Wilfred
  5. Chinthamani Kolacase (2006)
  6. Balram Vs Tharadas (2006)
  7. Danny (2002) .... Margarette
  8. Bheri (2002) .... Vasudha Nedungadi
  9. Akhila (2002) .... Akhila
  10. Ee Bhargavee Nilayam (2002)
  11. Ente Hridhayathinte Udama (2002) .... Uma
  12. Puthooramputhri Unniyarcha (2002) .... Unniyarcha
  13. India Gate (2002)
  14. Nagaravadhu (2001) .... Sukanya
  15. Ee Nadu Innalevare (2001).... Beena Benjamin IPS
  16. Susanna (2000)
  17. Indriyam (2000)
  18. Daivathinte Makan (2000)
  19. Ival Draupathi (2000)
  20. Rapid Action Force (2000)
  21. India Gate (2000).... Parvathi Sharma
  22. The Gang (2000) .... Gayathri
  23. Garshom (1999) .... Sushama
  24. Independence (1999)
  25. Captain (1999) .... Renuka Varma
  26. James Bond (1999).... dayana IPS Officer
  27. Thachiledathu Chundan (1999) .... Ambika
  28. The Godman (1999) .... Adv. Aswathy Menon
  29. Ustaad (1999) .... Police Commissioner
  30. Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum (1999) (as Vani Vishwanath)
  31. The Truth (1998)
  32. Panchaloham (1998).... Jagadha
  33. Dravidan (1998)
  34. Harthal (1998)
  35. Ilamura Thamburan (1998)
  36. Anubhoothi (1997)
  37. Janathipathyam (1997) .... Maya Pillai
  38. Kannur (1997)
  39. Kilukil Pambaram (1997)
  40. Poothumbium Poovalanmarum (1997)
  41. The Good Boys (1997) .... Guest Role
  42. Hitler (1996).... Ammu
  43. Bhishma (1996) (as Vani Vishwanath) .... Paro
  44. Kaliveedu (1996) .... Yamini Menon
  45. Mandrika Kuthira (1996)
  46. Man of the Match (1996) .... Sonia
  47. Swarnakireedam (1996)
  48. Thakshasila (1995)
  49. The King (1995) .... Anuradha Mukharji
  50. Mangalam Veettil Manaseswari Gupta (1995) .... Maya Surendran
  51. Mannar Mathai Speaking (1995) .... Meera/Stella Fernandez
  52. Sipayi Lahala (1995) .... Radha
  53. Hey Hero (1994) ... Remake of Gharana Mogudu
  54. Evidence (1988).... Dahlia
  55. Manglyacharthu (1987) Début Film

Telugu[edit]

  1. Bhale Dampathulu (1989) .... Vani
  2. Naa Mogudu Nanke Sontham (1989)
  3. Kondaveeti Rowdy (1990)
  4. Kodama Simham (1990)
  5. Mama Alludu (1990)
  6. Maa Inti Katha (1990)
  7. Chinna Kodalu (1991)
  8. Rowdyism Nasinchali (1990)
  9. GangLeader (1991)
  10. Irugillu Porugillu (1991)
  11. Sarpayagam (1991)
  12. Nenera Police (1991)
  13. Collector Gari Alludu (1992)
  14. Gharana Mogudu (1992) .... Bhawani
  15. Seetapati Chalo Tirupati (1992)
  16. Palleturi Pellam (1992)
  17. Alexander (1992)
  18. Samrat Ashok (1992)
  19. Vadinagari Gajulu (1992)
  20. Raithu Bharatam (1994)
  21. Prema & Co. (1994)
  22. Joker (1993) .... Usha Rani
  23. Ladies Special (1993) .... Hema
  24. Mama Kodalu (1993)
  25. Prema Chitram Pelli Vichitram (1993)
  26. Adavilo Arunakka
  27. Mudhu (2006)

Tamil[edit]

  1. Nallavan (1988)
  2. Poonthotta Kaavalkaran (1988)
  3. Thaai Mel Aanai (1988)
  4. Idhaya Thirudan (2005)

Kannada[edit]

  1. Bombay Dada (1991) Kannada
  2. Parashuram (1989)

The * indicates a Television Role

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