Kalpana (Malayalam actress)

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Kalpana
Native name കൽപ്പന
Born Kalpana Priyadarshini
13 October 1965[1]
Chavara, Kollam, India
Died 25 January 2016(2016-01-25) (aged 50)
Hyderabad, India
Other names Mini Mol, Meenu
Occupation Film actress
Years active 1977-2016
Spouse(s) Anil Kumar (Divorced) (1998 - 2012)
Children Sreemayi Kumar
Family Kalaranjini (sister)
Urvashi (sister)

Kalpana Priyadarshini (13 October 1965 – 25 January 2016), known mononymously as Kalpana, was an Indian film actress best known for her work in South Indian films, primarily Malayalam and Tamil films. Kalpana has acted in over 300 films in various South Indian languages.[2]

Kalpana started off her career as a child artist in the late 1970s. Although she came into the industry with the intention of being a lead actress, she turned out to be popular among the audiences for her comic roles. At the 60th National Film Awards, she won the award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Thanichalla Njan (2012).[3]

Career[edit]

Kalpana began her career as a child artist in the film Vidarunna Mottukal.[1] After making her debut as a mainstream actor in the 1980 film Pokkuveyil, directed by G. Aravindan, she went on to star in several critically acclaimed films and her portrayals as a comedian were appreciated by critics. Her Tamil debut was through the 1985 released successful film Chinna Veedu, opposite K. Bhagyaraj. Her other memorable films include Sathi Leelavathi (1995) and Kaliveedu (1996).[4] She performed in a music album with Usha Uthup.[5] She has published her memoirs, Njan Kalpana.[6] Kalpana has sung a song in the movie Kudumbakodathi, along with K.S. Chithra, in which she appeared as a Telugu speaking character. She had an inevitable presence in stage shows.

Personal life[edit]

Kalpana was born to theater artists Chavara V.P. Nair and Vijayalakshmi. Actresses Kalaranjini and Urvashi are her sisters. She married Malayalam film director Anil Kumar in 1998 and got divorced in 2012. They have one daughter, Sreemayi Anil.[7]

Death[edit]

Kalpana went to Hyderabad for the shooting of the movie Oopiri. On 25 January 2016, she was found unconscious in her hotel room by a roomboy who knocked the door around several times, but it didn't open. He forcefully opened the door and found her unconscious. She was immediately taken to the hospital by the crew members, but died on the way. Doctors confirmed that she died of heart attack. Postmortem was conducted and her body was flown to her native place on 26th of January 2016. The funeral took place on the same day.

Awards[edit]

Partial filmography[edit]

Malayalam[edit]

Year Movie Role
2015 Charlie Queen Mary / Mariya
2015 3 Wikkattinu 365 Runs -
2015 Manam Thelinjathu -
2015 Lavender Janet
2015 Ennum Eppozhum Bindhu
2014 Karnavar Santha
2014 The Dolphins Vava
2014 Nayana Nurse
2014 Malayalakkara Residency Malu
2014 Bangalore Days Kuttan's mother (Amma)
2013 ABCD: American-Born Confused Desi Mariyamma
2013 Radio
2013 Teens -
2012 Thanichalla Njan Razia Beevi
2012 Spirit Pankajam
2012 Vaadhyar Shobha
2012 Ezham Suryan Nalini
2012 Grihanathan
2012 Theruvunakshathrangal Advocate
2012 Mullassery Madhavan Kutty Nemom P. O. Maria
2011 Shankaranum Mohananum Janaki
2011 Salt N' Pepper Mary
2011 Paarvanam
2011 Jameela -
2011 Kanakompathu Hotel Manager
2011 Living Together
2011 Sivapuram
2011 Bombay Mittayi
2011 Ninnishtam Ennishtam 2 Muthulakshmi
2011 Pachuvum Kovalanum Annamma
2011 Snehadharam -
2011 Kudumbasree Travels Khadeeja
2011 Makeup Man Soorya's fiancee's aunt
2011 Indian Rupee Mary
2010 Senior Mandrake Vandana
2010 Nizhal Canteen owner (Maami)
2010 Oru Small Family
2010 Nirakazhcha Aksharavalli
2010 Yugapurushan Drunkard Paramu's wife
2010 Pathamadhyam
2010 Njaan Sanchaari Dr. Arundhathi
2010 Aakaashayathra
2009 Bharya Onnu Makkal Moonnu Dance teacher
2009 Loud Speaker Rugmini
2009 Sanmanasullavan Appukuttan Vasundhara
2009 Kerala Cafe Manikantan's wife
2009 Seetha Kalyanam Ramani
2009 Thirunakkara Perumal Pushpavalli
2009 Paleri Mannikyam Oru Pathira Kolapathakathinte Katha
2009 Saswatham -
2008 Apoorva Teacher
2008 Kovalam Mariya
2008 De Ingottu Nokkiye
2008 Bullet Reality Show Judge
2008 Twenty:20 Swarnamma
2008 Pakal Nakshatrangal Raji
2007 Anchil Oral Arjunan Shantha
2007 Bharathan Effect Chinnakutty
2006 Balram vs. Tharadas Dakshayani
2005 Krithyam Victoria
2005 Athbhutha Dweepu Mallika
2005 Bunglavil Outha Chemparathy
2005 Udayon Kunjujamma
2005 Kalabham Pachakili
2005 Bus Conductor Ambili
2005 Five Fingers Marykutti
2004 Mambazhakkalam Neelima
2004 Vismayathumbathu Maya
2004 Vellinakshatram School principal
2004 Thalamelam Kanakavalli
2004 Sethurama Iyer CBI Vijayamma
2004 Priyam Priyamkaram Alamelu
2004 Nerkku Nere Appu's mother
2003 Relax Aarthi
2003 Varum Varunnu Vannu House maid
2003 Mizhi Randilum Saradha
2003 The Fire Fathima Beevi
2003 Mr. Brahmachari Anasooya
2003 Melvilasam Sariyanu Sarasamma P. Varghese
2003 Vellithira Pushpam
2002 Chirikudukka Seemanthini
2002 Kakke Kakke Koodevide Rahel
2002 Kannaki Kanakammal
2002 Www.anukudumbam.com Thief
2002 Kashillatheyum Jeevikkam Annamma
2002 Krishna Gopalakrishna Sujatha
2002 Oomappenninu Uriyadappayyan Kanyaka
2001 Ishtam Mariyamma Thomas
2001 Ennum Sambhavami Yuge Yuge Tapinokia / Kalyani
2000 Kannaadikkadavathu Bhavani
2000 Manassil Oru Manjuthulli Rajamma
2000 Shayanam -
1999 American Ammayi Thresia
1999 Aakasha Ganga Kochuthresia
1999 Chandamama Kochammini
1999 Charlie Chaplin Chandrika
1999 Swastham Grihabharanam Sarala
1999 Pranaya Nilaavu
1998 Alibabayum Arara Kallanmarum Thanki
1998 Graama Panchaayathu Pankajakshi
1998 Harthal Dimple Mariya
1998 Sooryaputhran Mental Patient,Neeli
1998 Malabaril Ninnoru Manimaaran Chandhrika
1998 Kudumba Vaarthakal Meera
1998 Manthri Kochamma -
1997 Itha Oru Snehagatha Kochuthresia
1997 Junior Mandrake Vandana
1997 Kalyana Unnikal Lucie
1997 Ancharakalyanam Kalyani
1997 Raajathanthram Damayanthi
1997 Kottapurathe Koottukudumbam Chandrika
1997 Mannadiar Penninu Chenkotta Checkan Chamba
1997 Newspaper Boy Komalam
1997 Anuragakottaram Mother Superior
1997 Ullasapoongattu Marykutti
1997 Arjunan Pillayum Anchu Makkalum Jayaprabha
1997 Ishtadanam Stella
1997 Anubhoothi Ambujakshan's wife
1997 Five Star Hospital Nurse Snehalatha
1997 Mayaponman Meenakshi
1996 Excuse Me Ethu Collegila Sundari
1996 Kaathil Oru Kinnaram Manikutty
1996 Kaliveedu Mary
1996 Harbour Palisha Kathreena
1996 Kudumbakodathi Gundur Parvathi
1996 Malayaalamaasam Chingam Onninu Rukku
1996 Aramana Veedum Anjoorekkarum Swarnam
1995 Kaattile Thadi Thevarude Ana Kanaka
1995 Kalamasseriyil Kalyanayogam Chempakasseri Sakunthala
1995 Achan Kombathu Amma Varampathu Swayamprabha
1995 Parvathy Parinayam Radha
1995 Pai Brothers Komalam
1995 Avittam Thirunaal Aarogya Sriman Kousalya
1995 Punnaram Chandrika
1995 Rajakeeyam Snehaprabha
1995 Peter Scott Bessy
1995 No 1 Snehatheeram Bangalore North Metilda
1995 Mangala Soothram Sumithra
1995 Three Men Army Indira Devi
1994 Dadha Anandam
1994 CID Unnikrishnan B.A., B.Ed. House Maid
1994 Kudumba Vishesham Alykutty
1994 Pidakkozhi Koovunna Noottandu Ponnamma
1994 Poochakkaru Mani Kettum Karthika
1994 Sukham Sukhakaram Lilly
1993 Butterflies Parukutty
1993 Gandharvam Kottarakara Komalam
1993 Narayam Amina' s kin
1993 Injakkadan Mathai & Sons Annakutty
1993 Kabooliwala Chandrika
1993 Kavadiyattam Dolly
1993 Ponnu Chami Valli
1993 Porutham Vasantha Kokila
1993 Kalippattam Meenakshi
1993 Sakshal Sreeman Chathunni Reshmi
1993 Ammayane Sathyam
1993 Uppukandam Brothers Elamma
1992 Ennodishtam Koodamo Bhagyam
1992 Cheppadividya Mary
1992 Ardram Jaanu
1992 Mr & Mrs Kalpana
1992 Aparatha Mary
1991 Inspector Balram Dakshayani
1991 Ottayal Pattalam Venu's lover
1991 Post Box No. 27 Gayathri
1991 Innathe Program Minikutty
1991 Pookkalam Varavayi Tuition Teacher
1991 Souhrudam Annamma
1991 Adayalam Rosemary
1990 Dr. Pasupathy U. D. C. Kumari
1990 Kouthuka Varthakal Kamalu
1990 Maalayogam Subhadra
1990 Orukkam Alice
1990 Superstar Shakuntala
1990 Saandhram Anna
1989 Oru Sayahnathinte Swapnam Thankamani
1989 Peruvannapurathe Visheshangal Mohini
1986 Ithramathram Rajani
1986 Naale Njangalude Vivaham Mini's friend
1985 Ithu Nalla Thamasha Sundari
1985 Choodatha Pookal Hema's friend
1985 Paara
1984 Radhayude Kamukan
1984 Bullet
1984 Panchavadi Palam Anarkali
1983 Thavalam Latha
1983 Manju Rashmi
1983 Aadhipathyam Gracy
1982 Pokkuveyil Nisha
1982 Ithum Oru Jeevitham -
1982 Yaagam Kannamma
1982 Anthiveyilile Ponnu -
1981 Pathirasooryan Joly's friend
1980 Dwik Vijayam child artist
1979 Sikharangal child artist
1977 Vidarunna Mottukal [1] child artist

Tamil[edit]

Year Movie Role
TBA Itli Lilly
2017 Kadhal Kasakuthaiya Arjun's mother
2017 Vaigai Express Voice presence
2016 Thozha Lakshmi
2015 Kaaki Sattai Meenakshi
2009 Sirithaal Rasipen -
2007 Arputha Theevu Mallika
2005 Idhaya Thirudan Kamala
2003 Aalukkoru Aasai Govindamma
2002 Pammal K. Sambandam Nurse
2001 Veettoda Mappillai Jamuna
2001 Dumm Dumm Dumm Pattamma
2001 Looty Sona
1995 Sathi Leelavathi Leelavathi
1994 Sukham Sukhakaram Lilly
1994 Sindhu Nathi Poo Shenbaga Valli
1991 Mookuthi Poo Meley
1987 Thirumathi Oru Vegumathi Uma
1986 Thalayattu Bommaigal Saradha
1985 Chinna Veedu Bhagyalakshmi

Kannada[edit]

Year Movie Role
1990 Chapala Chennigaraya Rukku

Telugu[edit]

Year Movie Role
2016 Oopiri Lakshmi

Television[edit]

Kalpana hosted several talk shows and interviews on Malayalam TV Channels. She frequently appears as Judge in Asianet's Comedy Reality show Vodafone Comedy Stars. Kalpana's last talk show was also on Asianet. It was telecasted few days before her demise. She has appeared in many advertisements also including "Mega Water Tank", "Nana", "Raidco Family Products" etc.

Malayalam television[edit]

Serials
  • Sathi Leelavathi (Amrita TV)
  • Kudumbasametham Manikutty (Jaihind TV)
  • Kochu Thresya Kochu
  • In Panchali House (Surya TV)
  • Hukka Huvva Mikkado (Kairali)
As Host
  • Ponkireedam (Jaihind TV)
  • Run Baby Run (Asianet Plus)
Other shows
  • Smart Show (Flowers TV)
  • Deal or No Deal (Surya TV)
  • Ningalkkumakam Kodeeswaran (Asianet)
  • Onnum Onnum Moonu (Mazhavil Manorama)
  • Malayali Durbar (Amrita TV)
  • Cinema Company (Kaumudy TV)
  • Cinema Chirima (Mazhavil Manorama)
  • Pachakuthira (Kairali TV)
  • Sarigama (Asianet)
  • Smile Plz (Asianet Plus)
  • Chirikkum Pattanam (Kairali TV)
  • Annie's Kitchen (Amrita TV)
  • JB Junction (Kairali TV)
  • Jeevitham Ithuvare (Jaihind TV)
  • Comedy Super Nite (Flowers TV)
  • Karunaniravil Kalpana
  • Ammaykku Oru Umma (Jaihind TV)
  • Ini Njangal Parayam (Doordarshan)
  • Vanitharatnam (Amrita TV)
  • Nere Chovve (Manorama News)
  • Love Bites (Kairali We)
  • Students Only (Kairali TV)
  • Sell Me The Answer (Asianet)
  • Badayi Bunglavu (Asianet)
  • Comedy Stars (Asianet)
  • 2 Crore Apple Mega Star (Jeevan TV)
  • Hairomax Mrs. Kerala (Surya TV)
  • Tharapakittu (Kaumudy TV)
  • Kitchen Tharangal (Surya TV)
  • Manaporutham (Asianet)

Tamil television[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "An actor with impressive range". The Hindu. 1 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Top Malayalam actress Kalpana passes away in Hyderabad". 2016-01-26. Retrieved 2016-01-25. 
  3. ^ "13 National Film Awards for Malayalam movies | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis". Dnaindia.com. 2013-03-18. Retrieved 2016-01-25. 
  4. ^ "Malayalam News, Kerala News, Latest Malayalam News, Latest Kerala News". Manoramaonline.com. Retrieved 2016-01-25. 
  5. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20080926114349/http://deccanherald.com/Content/Sep242008/metro-wed2008092391645.asp. Archived from the original on 26 September 2008. Retrieved 17 December 2008.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20081209020351/http://indulekha.com/malayalambooks/2008/05/njan-kalpana.html. Archived from the original on 9 December 2008. Retrieved 17 December 2008.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "My Mom is a Celeb". Newindianexpress.com. Retrieved 2016-01-25. 

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