Bindu Madhavi

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Bindu Madhavi
Bindu-Madhavi.jpg
Madhavi in 2021
Born (1986-06-14) June 14, 1986 (age 35)
Alma materVellore Institute of Technology
Occupation
Years active2008–present

Bindu Madhavi (born 14 June 1986)[1][unreliable source?] is an Indian model and film actress, working in Tamil-language and Telugu-language cinema. After starting her acting career in Telugu, she shifted to Tamil cinema where she was part of several successful films including Veppam (2011), Kazhugu (2012), Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga (2013) and Pasanga 2 (2015). She currently plays the role of Gauri, a major role, in the webseries Mastis (2020) on Aha.

Early life[edit]

Bindu Madhavi was born in Madanapalle, Andhra Pradesh.[2] Her father was a deputy commissioner in commercial tax department, due to which her family moved to various places including Tirupati, Nellore, Guntur, Tenali, Vijayawada and Hyderabad, before settling in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, where she did her studies.[2][3] She completed her degree in Biotechnology from Vellore Institute of Technology in 2005. She has stated that she plans to pursue a Master's in Biotechnology abroad and land a job in the field later.[4] Madhavi also had one brother, Sagar, who died in 2012.[5]

Career[edit]

While in college, she started modelling, with her first assignment being for Saravana Stores.[2][3] She had the desire to act in films but her family was strictly against her entering the film industry, with Bindu citing that her father did not speak to her for eight months and that her mother too was upset.[6] She met celebrity photographer Venket Ram in Chennai who agreed to do a portfolio shoot for her. She stated that Venket Ram was "amazingly helpful", as he gave her advice and that he was "the closest to a godfather I have in tinsel town".[5] She did more modelling and went on to appear in television ads and as a result of her work in a Tata Gold Tanishq advertisement, she was auditioned and selected by noted Telugu director Sekhar Kammula to act in his production, Avakai Biryani (2008), while she also landed a supporting role in Cheran's Tamil romantic drama film Pokkisham (2009).[5][2][7][unreliable source?] Her other release of 2009 was Bumper Offer, opposite Sairam Shankar, which was produced by noted director Puri Jagannadh.

In 2010, Bindu's first release was Om Shanti, which featured an ensemble cast of Kajal Aggarwal, Navdeep, Nikhil Siddharth and Madhavan. She then worked with producer Dil Raju for Rama Rama Krishna Krishna (2010) alongside Ram and Arjun, where she portrayed a village-based girl. She was later signed by director Gautham Menon for his production Veppam (2011) that was directed by his associate Anjana Ali Khan, and featured her in the role of a sex worker.[8] The film earned mixed reviews but critics praised Bindu's performance, with a reviewer from Rediff.com stating she "does very well and manages to engage our interest".[9] After Veppam, Bindu shifted her focus to the Tamil industry as she received more Tamil film offers.[10] Her next Tamil release was Sathyasiva's Kazhugu (2012), a success at the box office.[11][unreliable source?] Likewise, her next three releases, the comedy films Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga (2013), Desingu Raja (2013) and Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam (2013) were also commercially successful films.[12] She stated that Kazhugu and Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga were "two films that changed my life".[5]

Her first 2014 release was Chimbu Deven's Oru Kanniyum Moonu Kalavaniyum, in which she played Malar, the protagonist's friend. She said that she was given the option to choose between the roles of the protagonist's friend or his lover and chose the former as she felt "there was more scope to act".[4] In 2015, she experienced further box office success with Tamizhuku En Ondrai Azhuthavum, but the romantic comedy Savaale Samaali did not fare as well. She was then cast by Pandiraj for the second time in Suriya's home production, Pasanga 2 (2015), where she portrayed the mother of a young child.[13] The film opened to critical and commercial acclaim, with Bindu's performance being appreciated.[14][15][16] She later worked on films including the horror comedy Jackson Durai (2016) and the village drama Pakka (2018), opposite Vikram Prabhu.

In 2017, Bindu took part in the Tamil reality show, Bigg Boss hosted by Kamal Haasan and entered the show on day 35, finishing in fifth place.[17] Post her appearance on the show, Bindu attracted more work for commercials, films, and promotional events. She is currently working on film projects including Pagaivanuku Arulvai and Mayan.[18][unreliable source?]

Filmography[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
List of films and roles
Year Title Role Language Notes Ref.
2008 Avakai Biryani Lakshmi Jandhyala Telugu Telugu debut
2009 Pokkisham Anjali Tamil Tamil debut
Bumper Offer Aishwarya Telugu
2010 Om Shanthi Noorie
Rama Rama Krishna Krishna Nandu
Prathi Roju Bhanu
2011 Veppam Viji Tamil
Pilla Zamindar Amrutha Telugu
2012 Kazhugu Kavitha Tamil
Sattam Oru Iruttarai Diya
2013 Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga Mithra Meenalochani
Desingu Raja Thamarai
Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam Kalyani Guest appearance
2014 Oru Kanniyum Moonu Kalavaniyum Malar
2015 Tamizhuku En Ondrai Azhuthavum Simi
Savaale Samaali Divya
Pasanga 2 Vidhya Akhil
2016 Jackson Durai Viji
2018 Pakka Nadhiya
2019 Kazhugu 2 Merly
2021 Yaarukum Anjael Films that have not yet been released TBA Post-production [19]
2021 Mayan Films that have not yet been released TBA Filming [20]
TBA Pagaivanuku Arulvai Films that have not yet been released TBA Filming [21][unreliable source?]

Television[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Happy Birthday Bindu Madhavi: Gorgeous looks of the actress we loved". The Times of India. 14 June 2019. Retrieved 12 August 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d "Bindu Madhavi interview – Telugu Cinema interview – Telugu film actress". Idlebrain.com. 3 November 2008. Archived from the original on 24 June 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Exclusive Interview With Bindu Madhavi – Interviews". CineGoer.com. 13 July 2009. Archived from the original on 29 September 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  4. ^ a b Rao, Subha J. (22 September 2014). "What's in a name? Quite a lot!". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 19 January 2020. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  5. ^ a b c d "'I want an imperfect man who I can change' | Deccan Chronicle". Archives.deccanchronicle.com. 21 July 2013. Archived from the original on 7 April 2014. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
  6. ^ "If You're Willing, She's Reddy | T.S. Sudhir". Outlookindia.com. Archived from the original on 12 January 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  7. ^ Sreedhar Pillai, TNN (9 November 2010). "Veppam to give Bindu a break". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  8. ^ Gupta, Rinku. "Bindu Madhavi, actress". The New Indian Express. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
  9. ^ "Review: Veppam could have been enjoyable". Archived from the original on 5 September 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  10. ^ "Bindu Madhavi shifts to Tamil industry!". Sify.com. 3 January 2012. Archived from the original on 22 April 2014. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
  11. ^ "Bindhu Madhavi happy in Tamil cinema – The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
  12. ^ "Bindu Madhavi turn busy in Kollywood". Sify.com. 7 February 2014. Archived from the original on 27 June 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
  13. ^ "An Exclusive Savaale Samaali Special Interview with Bindu Madhavi by Tamil Dharani". Archived from the original on 5 September 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  14. ^ "Pasanga-2". Archived from the original on 5 October 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  15. ^ "Review: Pasanga 2 is a must-watch". Archived from the original on 5 September 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  16. ^ ""I miss Soori" - Bindhu Madhavi". Archived from the original on 28 October 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  17. ^ "Bindu enjoys being called 'Avakaya Biryani'". The Hindu. 6 December 2008. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  18. ^ "Bindu Madhavi looked quite ravishing Salon BLOW launch in Chennai". The Times of India. 6 January 2018. Archived from the original on 26 August 2018. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  19. ^ "Bindu Madhavi's 'Yaarukkum Anjael' first look". kollyinsider.com. 16 September 2020. Archived from the original on 12 October 2020. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  20. ^ "First look of 'Mayan' launched". Archived from the original on 21 March 2020. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  21. ^ "Sasikumar, Bindu Madhavi and Vani Bhojan in 'Pagaivanuku Arulvai'". The Times of India. 14 December 2020. Retrieved 12 August 2021.

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