Kaveri (actress)

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Kaveri
Born
Kaveri Kalyani Muralidharan

October 24th
Other namesKalyani, Kaveri
OccupationActress
Years active1986-present

Kaveri, also known as Kalyani, (born 24 October) is an Indian actress and film producer who mostly appeared in Malayalam, Telugu and Tamil films. She is probably best known for her critically acclaimed performance in the 2002 film Avunu Valliddaru Ista Paddaru!, that fetched her the Nandi Award for Best Actress.

Early life[edit]

Kaveri was born in a Malayali family settled in Kavumbhagom, Thiruvalla, Kerala. Her father, Muralidharan, worked at Kerala State Road Transport Corporation and her mother was a house wife.

Career[edit]

She started her film career as a child artist in Malayalam films, appeared in several Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada-language films. After playing lead and supporting roles in Malayalam, Tamil films, she enacted female lead roles in several Malayalam , Tamil ,Kannada & Telugu-language films.[1]

She has won the Kerala State Television Award for Best Actress in 2002 for Anna and Nandi Award for Best Actress for her performance in Avunu Valliddaru Ista Paddaru (2002). She is perhaps best known for her appearances and critically acclaimed performances in films such as Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum, Samudhiram, Avunu Valliddaru Ista Paddaru, Kabaddi Kabaddi and Kasi.

Awards[edit]

Kerala State Television Awards

Nandi Awards

SICA Awards

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
1986 Ammanamkili Malayalam
1988 Kakkothikkavile Appooppan Thaadikal Young Valsala Malayalam As child artist
1989 Yaathrayude Anthyam child in the bus Malayalam As child artist
1990 Vembanaad Younger daughter Malayalam As child artist
Marupuram Malayalam As child artist
1991 Vishnulokam Malayalam As child artist
1992 Sadayam - Malayalam As child artist
Champakulam Thachan Devi's friend Malayalam
1993 Bhoomi Geetham Subhashini Malayalam
Porutham Asha Malayalam
Midhunam Sulochana's sister Malayalam
Avan Ananthapadmanabhan Mani Malayalam
1994 Sukham Sukhakaram - Malayalam/Tamil
Vardhakya Puranam Sathi Malayalam
1995 Oru Abhibhashakante Case Diary Seetha Malayalam
1996 Udhyanapalakan Indu Malayalam Debut as lead actress
Devaraagam - Malayalam
1997 Guru Syamanthaka Malayalam India's official entry to the Oscars
Kilukil Pambaram Rohini Malayalam
Guru Sishyan Radha Malayalam
Manasam Maya/Young Rajalakshmi Malayalam Dual Role
Anubhoothi Girija Malayalam
Raajathanthram Renu Malayalam
Five Star Hospital Raphael's lover Malayalam
1998 Graama Panchaayathu Sunanda Malayalam
1999 Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum Lakshmi Malayalam
Thachiledathu Chundan Indhu Malayalam
Sparsham Arundhathi Malayalam
Sambhrama Manju Kannada
Chaithrada Chiguru - Kannada Karnataka State Award for Best Film
2000 Kannukkul Nilavu Gayathri Tamil
Appu Pooja Tamil
Pennin Manathai Thottu Meena Tamil
Mark Antony Reeja/Kunjipennu Malayalam
Dada Sahib Ayisha Malayalam
2001 Ninaikkatha Naalillai Kausalya Tamil
Samudhiram Rasamani Tamil
Swarnachirakumay - Malayalam
Kasi Kaveri Tamil
2002 Seshu Abitha Kuchalambha Telugu
Avunu Valliddaru Ista Paddaru Swathi Telugu Winner, Nandi Award for Best Actress
SICA Award For Best Actress
2003 Pellamtho Panenti Kalyani Telugu
Vasantham Julie Telugu
Kabaddi Kabaddi Kaveri Telugu
Punnagai Poove Nithya Tamil
Thillana Thillana Vandana Malayalam
Dongodu Rukhmini Naidu Telugu
2004 Letha Manasulu Dhanalakshmi Telugu
Pedababu Neelaveni Telugu
Rama Krishna Sita Kannada
Nothing But Life Vandana English
2005 Pandhem Seeta Telugu
Kannadi Pookal Meera Sakthivel Tamil
Sravanamasam Kavita Reddy Telugu
Made in USA Vandana Malayalam
2006 Hope Pooja Rao Telugu National Film Award for Best Film on Other Social Issues
2007 Operation Duryodhana Mahesh's wife Telugu
Kangaroo Nancy Malayalam
Lakshyam Bose's wife Telugu
Munna Munna's mother Telugu
2008 Raksha Aarthi Rajeev Telugu
2009 Chapter 6 Sathyabhama Telugu Also producer
Najarana Telugu
2010 Janakan Nirmala Malayalam
April Fool Indhu Malayalam Cameo
Kutti Pisasu Savithri Tamil
Cara Majaka Savithri Telugu
Brahmalokam To Yamalokam Via Bhulokam Goddess Saraswati Telugu
2012 Onamalu Rukmini Telugu
Agnatham Anamika Telugu
2014 Legend Jitendra's wife Telugu
Ra Ra... Krishnayya Jaggu Bhai's wife Telugu
O Manishi Katha Sita Telugu
2016 Traffic Maria Hindi
2017 Hebbuli Anuradha Kannada
Winner Lakshmi Telugu
Karuppan Muthu Tamil
2018 Geetha Govindam Govind's mother Telugu Uncredited photo only
Taxiwaala Shiva's sister-in-law Telugu
Chalakkudykkaran Changathy Herself Malayalam Uncredited photo only
2019 Yatra Kavitha's mother Telugu

TV career[edit]

Year Serial Role Language Channel
2012-2013 Thyagam Abhirami Tamil Sun TV
2002 Anna Anna Malayalam Kairali TV

References[edit]

  1. ^ Y, Sunitha Chowdhary. "Interview with Kalyani". Cinegoer.net. Cinegoer. Archived from the original on 9 June 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016.

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