30 December 1979
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
|Other names||Nandini, Kousalya|
1996 – 2010|
2014 – present
Kausalya (born Kavitha on 30 December 1979), also known as Nandini, is an Indian film actress and model, who has starred mainly in Kannada, Tamil and Malayalam films.
Kausalya was pursuing a modelling career, before she debuted in the 1996 Malayalam film April 19 by Balachandra Menon. The following year, she appeared in her first Tamil film Kaalamellam Kadhal Vaazhga and went on to star in several successful films in Tamil and Malayalam.
She had starred in over 30 films in Tamil and Malayalam in lead roles, while securing a Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil for her performance in Pooveli. By the mid-2000s, she turned character artiste and went on to portray supporting roles in films such as Thirumalai and Santosh Subramaniam and ventured into television with the series Manaivi which aired 436 episodes on Sun TV.
In 2004, she attempted to make a comeback as a lead actress but unfortunately several of her projects became delayed. Films such as Thiagarajan's Police which starred her alongside Prashanth, Manadhil with Karthik, Vendumadi Nee Enakku and Rosappoo Chinna Rosappoo were readied but then stalled in quick succession.
Kausalaya was born to Shivasankaran, an officer at Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation and a Tamil mother Poornima, a house wife, on 30 December 1979. She has a brother Shanmugha who is a business man. She remains unmarried.
|1997||Kaalamellam Kadhal Vaazhga||Kausalya||Tamil|
|1997||Lelam||Gouri Parvathi,Chackochi's love interest||Malayalam|
|1998||Pooveli||Maha||Tamil||Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil|
|1999||Ayal Kadha Ezhuthukayanu||Priyadarshini||Malayalam|
|1999||Aasaiyil Oru Kaditham||Lakshmi||Tamil|
|2001||Engalukkum Kaalam Varum||Lakshmi||Tamil|
|2001||Thaali Kaatha Kaliamman||Karpagam||Tamil|
|2001||Kunguma Pottu Gounder||Saraswathi||Tamil|
|2002||Devan||Alex Devan's sister||Tamil|
|2002||Shivam||Dr. Gayathri Bhadran||Malayalam|
|2003||Ree Swalpa Barteera||Kausalya||Kannada|
|2008||Santosh Subramaniam||Santosh's sister||Tamil|
|2009||I G Inspector General||Yamini||Malayalam|
|2009||Satrumun Kidaitha Thagaval||Tamil|
|2010||Rambabu Gadi Pellam||Telugu|
|2016||Anuraga Karikkin Vellam||Anuradha||Malayalam|
|2017||Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae||Sangili Aandavar's sister||Tamil|
|2017||Rarandoi Veduka Chudham||Adinarayana's wife||Telugu|
|2018||Engada Irundheenga Ivvalavu Naala||Tamil||Filming|
|2008||Kanden Seethaiyai||STAR Vijay||Tamil|
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