14 February 1981
|Occupation||Film director, actress|
|Years active||1986 – present|
|Spouse(s)||Rajeev Ravi (2009 – present)|
|Awards||Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist (1986), Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress (2004)|
Geetu Mohandas (born 14 February 1981) is an Indian film actress and director known for her works in Malayalam cinema and Bollywood. In 2013, she directed the socio political film Liar's Dice which has received two National Film Awards, was premiered at Sundance Film Festival, and has been chosen as India's entry for the U.S. 2015 Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars.
Geetu's actual name is Gayathri Mohandas. Affectionately called Geetu by her family, the name was adopted as her screen name when she starred in her first movie Onnu Muthal Poojyam Vare in 1986 with Mohanlal in the lead role. Geetu was five years old then and captured the hearts of Malayalam filmgoers as a fatherless child who discovers a father in an anonymous telephone caller. She acted in the top grosser En Bommukutty Ammavukku as the title role, which was the Tamil remake of Fazil's Ente Mamattikkuttiyammakku (Malayalam) done by Baby Shalini in the title role. Geetu's first movie as an adult was Life is Beautiful starring Mohanlal in the lead. She went on to act in Thenkasi Pattanam, Valkannadi, Namma Thammil and several other Malayalam movies. The high point of her career was Akale directed by Shyamaprasad, and produced by Tom George Kolath which won her the Kerala State Award for Best Actress in 2004. Geetu also won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam, for her role as Rose, in Akale.
Her first directorial venture was Kelkkunnundo which won recognition at several film festivals. Geetu's second directorial venture Liar's Dice received its world premiere at 2013 Mumbai Film Festival and went on to screen at Sundance Film Festival and International Film Festival Rotterdam. It won a special jury award at Sofia International Film Festival.
She was born as Gayathri to Mohandas and Sudha on February 14, 1981 at Kannur. She has a brother, Arjun. On 14 November 2009, she married cinematographer Rajeev Ravi. The wedding took place at night in Kochi, Kerala, India. The couple have a daughter, Aradhana.
- 2004: Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress – Akale, Oridam
- 1986: Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist – Onnu Muthal Poojyam Vare
- 2001: Best Actress – Shesham
- 2004: Special Jury Award – Akale
- Mathrubhumi, Medimix film awards
- 2004: Best character Actress – Akale
|1986||Onnu Muthal Poojaym Vare||Deepa||Malayalam||Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist|
|1986||Sayam Sandhya||Vinu Mol||Malayalam|
|1988||En Bommukutty Ammavukku||Tinnu||Tamil|
|2000||Life Is Beautiful||Bala||Malayalam|
|2002||Pakalppooram||Seemandini / Ghost||Malayalam|
|2002||Kakke Kakke Koodevide||Sudharma||Malayalam|
|2003||Mullavalliyum Thenmavum||Eva Cherian||Malayalam|
|2004||Oridam||No name in the movie||Malayalam|
|2004||Akale||Rose||Malayalam||Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress
Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam
|2007||Naalu Pennungal||The Virgin||Malayalam||aka Four Women (Canada: English title: festival title)|
|2008||Akasha Gopuram||Catherine||Malayalam||Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Malayalam|
"Received the Golden Lamp Tree" award
Received the award for the Best Short Fiction
|2014||Liar's Dice||Hindi||Special Jury award at the 18th Sofia International Film Festival
Received two National Film Awards
- Nala Damayandhi – Review
- Nawazuddin’s Liar’s Dice in Sundance Film Festival | Starblockbuster
- "I, Me, Myself – Geethu Mohandas". The Hindu. 4 July 2003. Retrieved 13 April 2009.
- Geetu Mohandas is Damayanthi – Rediff news
- "In the big league". The Hindu. 12 June 2003. Retrieved 13 April 2009.
- Liar's Dice wins Special Jury award at Sofia International Film Festival
- "ഗീതു മോഹന്ദാസ് വിവാഹിതയായി"