Kavita Radheshyam

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Kavita Radheshyam
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Kavita Radheshyam

Mumbai, India
Years active2012–present
AwardsIndian Leadership Conclave Best Actress (2015)

Kavita Radheshyam is a Bollywood actress who debuted in director Vikram Bhatt's thriller TV series Who Done It Uljhan.[1] She primarily appears in Hindi language films and Kannada films.

Radheshyam first gained attention by participating in a semi-nude photo shoot to protest animal cruelty in India.[2] Other semi-nude photos of Radheshyam later appeared on the Internet, which Radheshyam described as altered or fake. A police complaint was filed against them in Mumbai.[3] She also rejected the wild card entry offer for the sixth series of the reality show Bigg Boss.[4]

Radheshyam was tagged as the Kim Kardashian of India in a survey held by Daily Mirror along with other famous celebrities such as Angelababy from China, Lina Ayoubi from Australia, Shahira Barry from Ireland and Anastisiya Kvitko from Russia.[5]


Kavita Radheshyam in September 2014

Debut and breakthrough[edit]

Radheshyam received a degree in an acting institute in 2009. She continued to act in short films made under Subhash Ghai's Whistling Woods International. Kavita debuted with noted director Faisal Saif's Hindi feature film Paanch Ghantey Mien Paanch Crore that got listed under the Top 10 Bold Film category of 2012 by The Times of India.[6] Filmmaker Rupesh Paul approached her for his film Kamasutra 3D, but she refused to star in it.[7] She also appeared in Marathi remake of 1988′s classic Khoon Bhari Maang, which is titled Bharla Malwat Rakhtaana.[8]

Radheshyam has frequently collaborated in films directed by Faisal Saif, which includes Paanch Ghantey Mien Paanch Crore, Main Hoon Rajinikanth, Amma and the under-production Shraap 3D.[9]

Main Hoon Rajinikanth[edit]

Radheshyam starred in 2014's Faisal Saif's controversial film Main Hoon Rajinikanth, where Tamil actor Rajinikanth moved the Madras High Court to stop the release and screening of the film [10] However, the film got released with a new changed title Main Hoon (Part-Time) Killer.

Anti-LGBT remarks after Orlando shooting[edit]

In the wake of the Orlando nightclub shooting, Radheshyam received criticism after posting on Facebook and Twitter: "Felt Very Sad About #OrlandoShooting.. Aren't #LGBT Against Nature? Whatever Is Against Nature, Shouldn't Live.." India Today headlined an article about the incident, "Straight and nuts: Actress Kavita Radheshyam says Orlando victims deserved death".[11]

On Facebook, she has maintained her opinion about the LGBT community. She quoted former additional Solicitor General of India P. P. Malhotra, who called gay sex "unnatural", "highly immoral and against social order" in a 2008 address to the Supreme Court.[12]

In response to allegations that her online remarks were a publicity stunt, she noted that she had expressed support for the anti-gay law Section 377 three years earlier. She sparked another controversy by saying "Celebrities who are HIV infected are either Gay or Bisexual, I want my haters to do a small research."[13]


Network 7 Media Group presented their 'Critics' choice movie award for Best Actress in 2015 at 6th Annual Indian Leadership Conclave, The award was given to Kavita for her work in Bollywood which consists all her films that includes Paanch Ghantey Mien Paanch Crore, Ragini IPS, Main Hoon Rajinikanth, Amma and the canceled film For Adults Only, directed by Faisal Saif.[14]


Year Movie Role Language Director Notes
2012 Paanch Ghantey Mien Paanch Crore Reshma Salahuddin Hindi Faisal Saif Released 10 August 2012
2014 Bharla Malwat Rakhtaana Mona / Atyaa Marathi Anup Jagdale Released 14 January 2014
2014 Ragini IPS Savithri Kannada Anand P.Raju Released 28 March 2014
2015 Main Hoon Rajinikanth Mallika Hindi Faisal Saif Released 22 May 2015
2016 Jaguar Chilakka/Chelvi Telugu, Kannada A.Mahadev Released 6 October 2016
2017 Islamic Exorcist English Faisal Saif Released 11 July 2017
2017 Sheitaan Ayesha Khan Hindi Sameer Khan Released 13 October 2017
2019 Jayam Ravi 24 Tamil Pradeep Ranganathan Filming
2019 Kaasura Kannada Ghitha Mohhan Completed
2019 Kaasuran Tamil Ghitha Mohhan Completed
2019 Danger Maya Randhaawa Hindi Faisal Saif Filming


Year Show Role Language Channel
2011 Ghazab Desh Ki Ajab Kahaaniyan Celebrity Guest Hindi NDTV Imagine
2010 Who Dunnit Uljhan Ganga Bai Hindi Star One

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Bold and Beautiful Uljhan - Glamgold". Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Kavita Radheshyam: She got it Bold!!". 4 May 2011. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  3. ^ "OdishaDiary - Fuelling Odisha's Future-Latest Odisha news, Top Breaking headlines, Odisha breaking news, Odisha Headlines, Odisha latest online news". Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  4. ^ http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-10-19/tv/34582855_1_bigg-boss-kavita-radheshyam-brand-ambassador
  5. ^ "Kim Kardashians from around the world: Meet China, Japan and Australia's answer to reality star - 3am & Mirror Online". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Top 10 Bollywood's hottest scenes of 2012 - Top 10 - Hindi - Entertainment - The Times of India". Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Kavita Radheshyam opts out of Kamasutra 3D". The Times of India. 2 January 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  8. ^ http://marathistars.com/news/south-actress-kavita-radheshyam-play-rekha-marathi-khoon-bhari-maang/
  9. ^ "Faisal Saif's Hindi-Tamil bilingual horror 3D film titled Saapam". India Today. 31 December 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2015.
  10. ^ "Superstar Rajinikanth moves Madras high court to stop release of Bollywood movie named after him". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  11. ^ "Straight and nuts: Actress Kavita Radheshyam says Orlando victims deserved death". Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  12. ^ "Govt denies taking stand on homosexuality; refutes Additional Solicitor General's position". Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  13. ^ "Celebrities who are HIV infected are either Gay or Bisexual: Kavita Radheshyam". Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  14. ^ "Hot Kavita Radheshyam will bag Best Actress award at ILC 2015". Justbollywood.in. Retrieved 25 June 2015.

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