Lissy (actress)

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Lissy
Lissy CCL Season 4 (cropped).jpg
Lissy in 2014
Born (1967-02-03) 3 February 1967 (age 51)
Ernakulam, Kerala, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s)
Priyadarshan
(m. 1990; div. 2014)
Children Kalyani Priyadarshan
Siddharth

Lissy Lakshmi is a former Indian actress, who appeared predominantly in Malayalam films. She has also acted in some Tamil and Telugu films. She quit acting after her marriage with film director Priyadarshan in 1990.

Early life[edit]

Lissy was born as the only child to Nellikaattil Pappachan (Varkey)[1] and Ealiyamma at Pindimana, Pazhanganad, Kochi in Kerala. Her parents got divorced when she was very young and she was brought up by her mother Ealiyamma.[2] Lissy was raised a Roman Catholic Christian and did her studies at St. Teresa's School and College.[3] She was very good at studies and scored high marks in S.S.L.C. She started her career at the age of 16 when she was studying for pre university degree. She had to discontinue her studies to concentrate on her career.[4] She was not interested to quit studies and acting in films initially. It was her mother who inspired her to become an actress.

Career[edit]

Her debut into films happened in the early eighties and in a short period of time, she became one of the top heroines of the time. She was a common face in the eighties. Though Lissy had paired with almost all the top heroes of the eighties, it was along with Mohanlal and Mukesh, that she was able to create magic on screen. Even at the peak of her career, she acted as sister roles, the girl next door, and as the heroine's friend. Known for her stunning and mesmerizing looks, she was able to grab the hearts of viewers. Along with Malayalam films, Lissy also had appeared in several Tamil, and Telugu films. Lissy is most remembered for her roles in Chithram, Thalavattom, Odaruthammava Alariyam, Muthaaramkunnu P.O and Boeing Boeing. As she stated in an interview with manam magazine[5] she was introduced to Tamil films by Superstar Kamal Hassan as his heroine in his home production, Vikram. She was ready to act in the sideline roles even though she had been acting as a heroine.

Personal life[edit]

She later fell in love with the noted film director Priyadarshan, and got married to him on 13 December 1990.[6] After marriage, she gave up acting and adopted the name Lakshmi for religious reasons.[7] Their daughter Kalyani is an actress and son Siddharth studied in San Francisco. Lissy has filed for divorce on 1 December 2014 at Chennai family court and got divorce on 1 September 2016 after a 24 years long marriage.[8][citation needed] She now resides in India ChennaiTamil Nadu.[citation needed]

Achievements[edit]

Lissy was awarded the Shree Ratna Award by Kerala Kalakendram in the year 2013. She was also chosen as the Woman Achiever of the Year 2013 in Chennai by Jaguar.

Filmography[edit]

Malayalam[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1982 Ithiri Neram Othiri Karyam Latha
1983 Aana Annie
1983 Prashnam Gurutharam Girl Next Door
1983 Asthram Lilly
1983 Shesham Kazhchayil Sudha
1984 Aduthaduthu Rema
1984 Parannu Parannu Parannu Sudha
1984 Odaruthammava Aalariyam Minu
1984 Kaliyil Alpam Karyam Kalpana
1984 Athirathram Cicily
1985 Parayanumvayya Parayathirikkanumvayya Sridevi
1985 Puli Varunne Puli Subhashini
1985 Arante Mulla Kochu Mulla Bindu
1985 Onnanam Kunnil Oradikkunnil Meenakshi
1985 Mutharamkunnu P.O. K.P.Amminikutty
1985 Boeing Boeing Elena
1985 Aram + Aram = Kinnaram Sujatha
1985 Punnaram Cholli Cholli Rema
1985 Ayanam Lizy
1985 Angadikkappurathu Rathi
1985 Nirakkoottu Dr. Suma
1985 Onningu Vannengil Priya
1985 Aa Neram Alppa Dooram Valsala
1985 Kathodu Kathoram Theresa
1985 Thammil Thammil Kavitha's friend
1986 Thalavattam Anitha
1986 Rakkuyilin Raagassadasil Revathi Menon
1986 Mazha Peyyunnu Maddalam Kottunnu Shobha
1986 Pappan Priyappetta Pappan Sarina
1986 Iniyum Kurukshethram Ammini
1986 Hello My Dear Wrong Number Sunitha Menon
1986 Chekkeranoru Chilla Chinnu
1986 Geetham Herself
1986 Dheem Tharikida Thom Rohini
1986 Katturumbinum Kathukuthu Prabha
1986 Ayalvasi Oru Daridravasi Indira
1986 Ice Cream Rekha
1986 Illenjippokkal Malini
1986 Ashtabandham Subaida
1986 Revathikkoru Pavakutty Revathi Menon
1986 Mizhineerpoovukal Sofia
1986 Ennu Nadhante Nimmi
1986 Adukkan Enteluppam
1986 Vishwosichalum Illenkilum
1987 Cheppu Mini
1987 Sarvakalasala Jyothi
1987 Neeyetra Dhanya Laila
1987 Oru Sindoora Pottinte Ormaykku Bindu
1987 Adimakal Udamakal Raji
1987 Manivathoorile Aayiram Sivarathrikal Rani
1987 Naalkavala Nurse Mercy
1987 Ivide Ellavarkkum Sukham Anitha Mathew
1987 Kottum Kuravayum
1987 Itha Samayamayi
1988 Vellanakalude Nadu Deepa
1988 Oru CBI Diary Kurippu Omana
1988 Mrithyunjayam Annie
1988 Manu Uncle Uma
1988 Aalilakuruvikal Rajamma
1988 August 1 Petty Thief
1988 Unnikrishnante Adyathe Christmas Sridevi
1988 David David Mr. David Liza
1988 Oru Muthassi Kadha Thresia
1988 Chithram Revathy
1988 Oru Vivada Vishayam
1988 Aattinakkare
1988 Arjun Dennis
1989 Charithram Renu
1989 Vadakkunokkiyantram Sarala
1989 Ammavanu Pattiya Amali Sulochana
1989 Douthyam Sarala
1989 Adikkurippu Veena
1989 Nair Saab Parvathi
1989 The News Jolly
1989 Aksharathettu Elsy
1989 Njangalude Kochu Doctor James's neighbour
1989 Rugmini Meera
1990 Minda Poochakku Kalyanam Mini
1990 Kuttettan Revathi
1991 May Dinam Elizabeth
1994 Chanakya Soothrangal Suhasini

Tamil[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1986 Vikram Preethi
1987 Ananda Aradhanai Kavita
1988 Manasukkul Mathappu Anita
1990 Pagalil Pournamii

Telugu[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1989 Sakshi Swapna
1990 Magaadu
1990 Doshi Nirdoshi Anuradha
1990 20va Shatabdam Rani
1990 Mamashri Dheeraja
1991 Aatma Bandham Shailaja
1991 Shiva Shakti Kalyani
1993 Gharana Mogudu
2018 Chal Mohan Ranga Mrs.Subhramanyam Re-debut

References[edit]

  1. ^ "നടി ലിസി പിതാവിന്‌ 5500 രൂപ വീതം നല്‍കണം". mangalam.com. Archived from the original on 10 June 2015. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
  2. ^ "ലിസി എന്റെ മകള്‍". Mangalam Publications. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
  3. ^ Lissy Priyadarshan-ON Record, 2, 3, 4, Kannadi, Asianet News. Lissy talks about her schooling, her introduction into film industry in 11th grade at age of 16 years, how she met Priyadarshan, her faith and religion, her current life etc.
  4. ^ "തല ഉയര്‍ത്തിപ്പിടിക്കാന്‍ വീടുവിട്ടിറങ്ങി". mathrubhumi.com. Archived from the original on 13 July 2015. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  5. ^ http://manam.online/Special-Interviews/2016-JUN-30/Lissy-Open-talk
  6. ^ http://newindianexpress.com/entertainment/interviews/article460867.ece
  7. ^ Interview with Lissy by T. N. Gopakumar, Kannadi, Asianet News
  8. ^ "Lissy gets divorce, says it was fierce battle - ChennaiVision". 2016-09-16. Retrieved 2016-09-16.

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