Asha Sharath

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Asha Sharath
Asha Sarath 61st Idea Filmfare Awards South (cropped).jpg
Asha Sarath performing at 61st Idea Filmfare Awards South
NationalityIndian
EducationSree Sankara College, Kalady
OccupationActress
Program Producer
Dancer
Years active1996–1997; 2007–2009
2011–present
Spouse(s)T. V. Sharath
Children2
Parent(s)V.S. Krishnan Kutty Nair Sumathi
Websiteashasharath.com

Asha Sharath is an Indian film actress and classical dancer, who predominantly works in Malayalam-language films and television.[1] She is a well versed dancer in Bharatanatyam, Mohiniyattam, Kuchipudi, and Kathakali. She rose to fame through the TV serial Kumkumapoovu (2011–14). She's popular for her roles in the films Zachariayude Garbhinikal (2013), Drishyam (2013), Varsham (2014), Angels (2014), Papanasam (2015), King Liar (2016), Anuraga Karikkin Vellam (2016), Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol (2017), Pullikkaran Staraa (2017), and Bhaagamathie (2018). She won two Filmfare Awards for Best Supporting Actress for her performances in the films Drishyam and Anuraga Karikkin Vellam. She has also worked in the Tamil, Telugu and Kannada film industries.

Personal life[edit]

Asha was born to V. S. Krishnan Kutty Nair and Kalamandalam Sumathi, a classical dancer.[2] She started learning dance at the age of three. She graduated from Sree Sankara College Kalady

Asha came to Dubai in 1995, following her marriage with T V Sharath. They have two daughters Uthara and Keerthana.[3] They are settled in Dubai, UAE.[4]

Career[edit]

Asha's first gurus in Bharatanatyam and Mohiniyattom were her mother Kalamandalam Sumathy and uncle Ravikumar. She learned Kuchipudi from Guru Vinayachandran Master and Anitha Janaki Teacher. Asha has also learned Kathakali and her gurus are the late Darpana Govindan Namboothiri, Kalanilayam Madhu and RLV Radhakrishnan.great actor

Asha came to Dubai, UAE, in 1995, following her marriage with T. V. Sharath. The same year she joined Radio Asia FM, where she worked as an RJ and programme producer for around eight years. Asha launched her dream venture, Kairali Kalakendram, in the year 2003. Kairali Kalakendram Group, comprising centres in Al Qusais, Discovery Gardens, Al Karama, and Sharjah, is affiliated to Natyalaya, a renowned dance institute based in Kerala. This institute, established 52 years ago by Kalamandalam Sumathy, the mother and guru of Asha Sharath, is recognized by the Government of India. In addition to the branches in India, the institute also has its branches in Brazil, United Kingdom, and the United States.

Asha Sharath bagged best second actress award for the telefilm Nizhalum Nilavum Parayunnathu. Following that, she was offered the role of Prof. Jayanthi in the mega serial Kunkumappoovu. That role in the popular mega serial gave a break to her acting career.

Her first feature film was Friday. The other movies she has acted till now are Karmayodha, Buddy, Ardha Nari, Zachariyayude Garbhinikal, Drishyam and its Tamil version Papanasam, Kannada version Drishya, Angels, Varsham, Kamal Hassan-starred Thoongavanam, Pavada, Anuragakarikkin vellam, King Liar, Munthirivallikal thalirkkumbol, 1971 Beyond Borders, Vishwasapoorvam Mansoor, Sunday , Holiday, Pullikkaran Staara and Bhaagamathie.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
2012 Friday Parvathy Malayalam
Karmayodha Deepa Malayalam
Ardhanaari Balu Menan's wife Malayalam Guest appearance
2013 Buddy Meenakshi Malayalam
Zachariayude Garbhinikal Susan Malayalam
Drishyam IG Geetha Prabhakar Malayalam
2014 Drishya IG Roopa Chandrasekhar Kannada
Varsham Nandini Malayalam
Angels Haritha Menon Malayalam
2015 Papanasam IG Geetha Prabhakar Tamil
Thoongaa Vanam Dr. Sujatha Tamil Bilingual film
Cheekati Rajyam Telugu
2016 Pavada Sicily Malayalam
King Liar Devika Varma Malayalam
Anuraga Karikkin Vellam Suma Malayalam
Aanandam Dia's Mother Malayalam Photo presence
2017 Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol Indulekha Malayalam Guest appearance
1971: Beyond Borders Parvathy Sahadevan Malayalam
Viswasapoorvam Mansoor Fathibi Malayalam
Sunday Holiday Dr. Sreedhanya Malayalam
Pullikkaran Staraa Manjari Anthony Malayalam
2018 Bhaagamathie Vaishnavi Natarajan Telugu Bilingual film
Bhagamathiee Tamil
Bhayanakam Gowri Kunjamma Malayalam
Drama Rekha Malayalam
2019 Evidey Jessy Malayalam
Subharathri Suhara Malayalam
Thelivu Gowri Malayalam
2020 Thirike Janki/Herself Malayalam Short film
2021 Drishyam 2 Geetha Prabhakar Malayalam
Khedda TBA Malayalam Filming
Peace TBA Malayalam Filming
Paappan TBA Malayalam Filming
Anbarivu TBA Tamil Filming
Drishya 2 IG Roopa Chandrasekhar Kannada Pre Production
Virunnu TBA Malayalam Post production
CBI 5 TBA Malayalam Pre Production

Television[edit]

Title Language Role Notes
Top Singer star night Malayalam Celebrity Judge Reality show
Top Singer season 2 Malayalam Celebrity Judge Reality show
Super 4 Season 2 Malayalam Celebrity Judge Reality show
Ammayariyathe Malayalam herself Cameo appearance in Episode 1-3
D5 Malayalam Celebrity Judge Reality show
Sell Me the Answer Malayalam Contestant Game Show
Sthree Sakthi Malayalam Umayamma Maharani
Munch Dance Dance Malayalam Celebrity Judge Reality Show
Munch Stars Malayalam Judge/Grand finale host Reality show
Kumkumapoovu Malayalam Professor Jayanthi
Nizhalum Nilavum Parayunnathu Malayalam Anupama
Ponnum Poovum Malayalam Thara
Dream City Malayalam Menon's wife
Indulekha Malayalam
Alapanam Malayalam
Kalathilakam Malayalam
Moideen Malayalam
Durga Malayalam
Jathaka Kathakal Malayalam
Michaelinte Santhathikal Malayalam Sonia
Meghasandesham Malayalam Host
Nithyapriya Malayalam Host
Gandharvasangeetham Malayalam Grand finale Host Reality show

Awards[edit]

Year Award Film/Serial Result
2010 Kerala State Television Awards for Second Best Actress Nizhalum Nilavum Parayunnathu Won
2012 Asianet Television Awards for Best Actress Kumkumapoovu Won
Asianet Television Awards for Best Popular Actress Nominated
Asiavision Television Awards for Best Female Actor Won
2013 Asianet Television Awards for Golden star of the year Won
Asianet Television Awards for Best Actress Nominated
Asiavision Television Awards for Outstanding Performance Won
Frame, the fraternity for Arts and Media Entertainment Media awards 2012 for Best Actress Won
2014 Asianet Film Awards for Best Supporting Actress Drishyam Won
Jaihind TV Film Awards for Best Actress (Character) Won
Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Malayalam Won
3rd South Indian International Movie Awards for Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated
Asiavision Awards for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female) Won
2015 Amrita Film Awards for Best Supporting Actress Won
Asianet Film Awards for Best Character Actress Varsham Won
Asianet Film Awards for Best Actress Nominated
Ramu Kariat Movie Awards for Best Actress Won
Kerala Film Critics Association Awards for Best actress Won
Atlas-Film Critics Awards for Best Actress Won
Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam Nominated
Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Kannada Drishya Nominated
2016 Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Tamil Papanasam Nominated[5]
Vikatan Award for Best Villain female Won[6]
IIFA UTSAVAM Best Supporting actress -Tamil Nominated
2017 Asianet Film Awards for Best Supporting Actress Pavada /Anuraga Karikkin Vellam Won
North American Film Award for Best Supporting Actress Won
Vanitha Film Awards for excellence in performance Won
Asiavision award for Best supporting actress Won
Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Malayalam Anuraga Karikkin Vellam Won
SIIMA Award for Best Actress – Malayalam Nominated
SIIMA Award for Best Actress – Malayalam (Critics Choice) Vellam Won
Asiavision Awards for Excellence in Malayalam Cinema Viswasapoorvam Mansoor Won
2018 6th South Indian International Movie Awards for Best Actress in a Supporting Role Sunday Holiday Won
2019 Asiavision Awards Special award Bhayanakam Won
8th South Indian International Movie Awards for Best Supporting Actress - Telugu Bhaagamathie Nominated
66th Filmfare Awards South for Best Supporting Actress - Telugu Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Asha Sharath afraid of policemen !". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 3 January 2014. Retrieved 7 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Natyalaya Kerala's Photo Gallery". 1 September 2017. Archived from the original on 1 September 2017. Retrieved 23 February 2021.
  3. ^ M, Athira (3 January 2014). "Shine on". The Hindu.
  4. ^ "Malayalam News, Kerala News, Latest Malayalam News, Latest Kerala News, Breaking News, Online News, Malayalam Online News, Kerala Politics, Business News, Movie News, Malayalam Movie News, News Headlines, Malayala Manorama Newspaper, Breaking Malayalam News". ManoramaOnline. Archived from the original on 16 January 2014. Retrieved 7 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Who will win the award for Best Supporting Actor (Female) - Tamil?". Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Vikatan Awards 2015 Winners List: Kaaka Muttai, Jayam Ravi". 7 January 2016.

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