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Maathu (Madhavi)
Malayalam actress Maathu
Born Madhavi
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Residence New York, USA
Nationality Indian
Other names Meena
Occupation Actress, Dancer
Years active 1989–1999
Spouse(s) Dr Jacob (1999-2012)
Children Jeymi, Luke
Parent(s) Venkit, Santhamma


Maathu was one of the prominent actress during the 1980s and 1990s in Malayalam. She had acted more than 50 movies.


Maathu started her career in 1977 as a child artist at the age of 4 in the film Sanaadi Appanna starring with Dr. Raj Kumar in the lead role and also she won Karnataka State Film Award for Best Child Actor (Female) for that movie. Maathu made her debut with Pooram in Malayalam industry through Nedumudi Venu's debut direction. She had acted in few Tamil, Kannada, Telugu movies as well. She made hit movies with Mammotty in Amaram and Kuttettan, Mohanlal in Sadayam, Suresh Gopi in Ekalavyan, Jayaram in Sandesham and Aayushkalam and Mukesh in Varaphalam, Malappuram Haji Mahanaya Joji and Mattupetti Machan.

Personal life[edit]

Maathu is born as Madhavi, as the youngest among three children, to Tamil Hindu parents, Venkit and Santhamma, at Chennai on 1973. She is having an elder sister, Sarala and an elder brother, Madhu. Her sister was also a child artist who had acted in few movies like Manassu. Her aunt Shailaja was also an actress in Malayalam movies. She is basically a classical dancer who learned dance from Vempati Chinna Satyam and Sridhar. She is converted to Christianity and adopted the name, Meena in 1998.

She married a New York based Malayali doctor, Dr.Jacob in 12 June 1999. They have a daughter, Jeymi and a son, Luke. The couple got divorced in late 2012. Currently she is running Nrithanjali dance academy at New York.[1]





  • 1991 - Naathu Nattaachu
  • 1988 - Jadikketha Moodi
  • 1988 - Koil Mani Osai
  • 1979 - Neeya (Child artist)
  • 1978 - Bairavi (Child artist)


  • 1977 - Sanaadi Appanna .... (Karnataka State award for Best Child Artist)
  • 1997 - Muddina Kanmani
  • 1997 - Rajanna


  • 1992 - Babai Hotel .... Swapna
  • 1989 - Manmada Samrajyam


  1. ^ ലക്ഷ്‌മി വാസുദേവന്‍ (September 1, 2015). "മൗനം സ്വരമായ്‌...". Retrieved 2 September 2015. 

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