Kausalya (actress)

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Kausalya
Nandini-Actress.jpg
Born Kavitha Shivashankar
(1979-12-30) 30 December 1979 (age 37)[1]
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Other names Nandini, Kousalya
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 1996 – present

Kausalya (born Kavitha Shivashankar on 30 December 1979), also known as Nandini, is an Indian film actress and model, who has starred mainly in Tamil and Malayalam films.

Career[edit]

Kausalya was pursuing a modelling career, before she debuted in the 1996 Malayalam film April 19 by Balachandra Menon.[2][3][4] 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.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Kausalaya is 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.[6] She remains unmarried.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
1996 April 19 Nandhini Malayalam
1997 Kaalamellam Kadhal Vaazhga Tamil
1997 Lelam Gouri Parvathi Malayalam
1997 Nerukku Ner Akhila Tamil
1998 Jolly Anitha Tamil
1998 Priyamudan Priya Tamil
1998 Sollamale Swetha Tamil
1998 Pooveli Maha Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
1998 Unnudan Gowri Tamil
1999 Ayal Kadha Ezhuthukayanu Priyadarshini Malayalam
1999 Alludugaaru Vachcharu Mahalakshmi Telugu
1999 Thachiledathu Chundan Usha Malayalam
1999 Aasaiyil Oru Kaditham Lakshmi Tamil
1999 Panchadara Chilaka Telugu
2000 Vaanathaippola Nandini Tamil
2000 Eazhaiyin Sirippil Kausalya Tamil
2000 Thai Porandhachu Geetha Tamil
2000 Raja Kaliamman Meena Tamil
2000 Sandhitha Velai Agalya Tamil
2000 James Pandu Kausalya Tamil
2000 Kuberan Kavitha Tamil
2000 Ilaiyavan Janani Tamil
2001 Manadhai Thirudivittai Indhu Tamil
2001 Kunguma Pottu Gounder Saraswathi Tamil
2001 Thaali Kaatha Kaliamman Karpagam Tamil
2001 Kutty Rohini Tamil
2001 Engalukkum Kaalam Varum Lakshmi Tamil
2001 Naranathu Thampuran Hemalatha Malayalam
2001 Karumadikuttan Nandinikutty Malayalam
2002 Devan Alex Devan's sister Tamil
2002 Sundara Purushan Sridevi Malayalam
2003 Thirumalai Nagalakshmi Tamil
2003 Shivam Dr. Gayathri Bhadran Malayalam
2003 Udayam Anju Malayalam
2003 Ree Swalpa Barteera Kausalya Kannada
2003 Gandhi Nagara Kannada
2003 Badri Kannada
2004 Maanikyan Nirmala Menon Malayalam
2004 Gowri Telugu
2004 Vajram Nanda Devarajan Malayalam
2005 Mahanandi Telugu
2007 Sooryan Raji Malayalam
2007 Viyyalavari Kayyalu Telugu
2008 Santosh Subramaniam Santosh's sister Tamil
2009 I G Inspector General Yamini Malayalam
2009 Ghauttham Kannada
2009 Satrumun Kidaitha Thagaval Tamil
2010 Rambabu Gadi Pellam Telugu
2014 Poojai Susheela Tamil
2015 Elinjikkavu PO Lekshmi Malayalam
2016 Anuraga Karikkin Vellam Anuradha Malayalam
2017 Mathangi Mathangi Tamil Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Channel Language
2004-2006 Manaivi Amsaveni/Krishnaveni Sun TV Tamil
2004-2004 Chitta Surya TV Malayalam
2006 Thaniye Asianet
2008 Kanden Seethaiyai STAR Vijay Tamil
2010 Dharmayudham Mega TV
2010 Alaipayuthey Jaya TV
2014–2015 Akka Manimeghalai Jaya TV
2015 Spandhanam Annie Surya TV Malayalam
2016-2017 Amma Sukanya Suvarna TV Kannada

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bollywoodwiki.info". Retrieved 8 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "South Africa steady after Aussie late-order flourish". 5 January 2009. Retrieved 8 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "http://archives.chennaionline.com/interviews/kowsalya.asp". Retrieved 8 June 2016.  External link in |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Welcome to Sify.com". Retrieved 8 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Small screen debut". 5 January 2004. p. 02. Retrieved 8 June 2016 – via The Hindu (old). 
  6. ^ mangalam. "Mangalam - Varika 23-Jun-2014". Retrieved 8 June 2016. 

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