Madhoo in 2018
26 March 1969
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Anand Shah (m. 1999)
Ameyaa (b.Keia (b. November 16, 2000) November 9, 2002)
|Relatives||Hema Malini (aunt)|
Madhoo Shah (born Madhoobala Raghunath on 26 March 1969) not to be confused with Madhubala, is an Indian film actress known for her works predominantly in Tamil cinema and Bollywood. She has also worked in a few Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada language films. She is best remembered for her portrayals in Kuku Kohli's Hindi hit Phool Aur Kaante (1991), Mani Ratnam's Tamil hit Roja (1992), which won the National Film Award for Best Film on National Integration, nomination for Best Film at the 18th Moscow International Film Festival; K. Raghavendra Rao's Telugu hit Allari Priyudu (1992), which was screened at the International Film Festival of India, in the mainstream section; Sangeeth Sivan's Malayalam hit Yodha (1992), and S. Shankar's Tamil hit Gentleman (1993).
Early life and family
Madhoobala Raghunath was born into a Tamil-speaking family. She is a niece of actress Hema Malini and therefore a maternal cousin of Esha Deol through her mother. Juhi Chawla is her sister-in-law. She did her schooling from St.Joseph's High School in Juhu, Mumbai.
Madhoo was signed by action director Veeru Devgan for his son Ajay Devgan's debut in Phool Aur Kaante (1991), but her first release was K. Balachander' s Azhagan (1991), co-starring Mammooty, Bhanupriya and Geetha. She made her debut in the Malayalam film Ottayal Pattalam, opposite Mukesh. She made her comeback in 2008, in the Hindi film, Kabhi Socha Bhi Na Tha, and has been appearing in supporting roles in films since then. She has acted in 5 films with her real name Madhu.
|Phool Aur Kaante||Pooja||Hindi|
|Ottayal Pattalam||Gopika Varma/Indu||Malayalam|
|1992||Ennodishtam Koodamo||Aarathi Menon||Malayalam|
|Roja||Roja||Tamil||Tamil Nadu State Film Special Award for Best Actress|
|Allari Priyudu||Kavita Rani||Telugu|
|Janta Ki Adalat||Malathi||Hindi|
|Diya Aur Toofan||Aasha||Hindi|
|Ravan Raaj||Geeta Suzie face||Hindi|
|Hum Hain Bemisaal||Marya||Hindi|
|Return of Jewel Thief||Madhu||Hindi|
|Mere Sapno Ki Rani||Vandana Nehle||Hindi|
|Yeshwant||Raagini Yeshwant Lohar||Hindi|
|Iruvar||Dancer||Tamil||Special appearance in "Narumughaye" song|
|Sher-E-Hindustan||Dancer||Hindi||Special guest appearance|
|1998||Hafta Vasuli||Inspector Durga||Hindi|
|Sar Utha Ke Jiyo||Shalu||Hindi|
|2008||Kabhi Socha Bhi Na Tha||Radhika||Hindi|
|2011||Tell Me O Kkhuda||Geeta||Hindi|
|Love U...Mr. Kalakaar!||Ritu's Aunt||Hindi|
|2013||Anthaku Mundhu Aa Tharuvatha||Vidhya||Telugu|
|2014||Vaayai Moodi Pesavum||Vidhya||Tamil|
|Samsaaram Aarogyathinu Haanikaram||Malayalam|
|2015||Ranna||Saraswathi||Kannada||Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|Surya vs Surya||Nikhil's Mother||Telugu|
|2016||Nannaku Prematho||Divya's Mother||Telugu|
|Naanu Mattu Varalakshmi||Kannada|
|2017||Aarambh||Maharani Sambhavija||Hindi||Star Plus|
|2017||D4 Junior v/s Senior||Celebrity Judge||Malayalam||Mazhavil Manorama||Grand finale episode|
- Rao, Subha J. "Queen of hearts: Interview with actor Madhoo".
- Vijayan, K. (14 August 1993). "Catchy songs pep up Gentleman's story". The New Straits Times. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
- Murthy, Neeraja. "Madhubala makes a comeback".
- rao, Subha j. "The Roja girl's back".
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-10-22. Retrieved 2010-06-29.
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