Madhoo

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Madhoo
Madhoo graces HELLO! Hall of Fame 2018 (13) (cropped).jpg
Madhoo in 2018
Born Madhoobala Raghunath
(1969-03-26) 26 March 1969 (age 49)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Spouse(s)
Anand Shah (m. 1999)
Children

Ameyaa (b. (2000-11-16)November 16, 2000)

Keia (b. (2002-11-09)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.[1][2] 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).[3][4]

Early life and family[edit]

Madhoobala Raghunath was born into a Tamil-speaking family.[3][4] 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.[5]

Career[edit]

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.[3][4] 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.

Personal life[edit]

She married Anand Shah on 19 February 1999. She has two daughters Ameyaa (16 November 2000) and Keia (9 November 2002).[6][3]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Language Notes
1991 Azhagan Swapna Tamil
Phool Aur Kaante Pooja Hindi
Ottayal Pattalam Gopika Varma/Indu Malayalam
Neelagiri Anitha Malayalam
1992 Ennodishtam Koodamo Aarathi Menon Malayalam
Yodha Ashwathy Malayalam
Vaaname Ellai Tamil
Roja Roja Tamil Tamil Nadu State Film Special Award for Best Actress
Allari Priyudu Kavita Rani Telugu
1993 Annayya Saraswathi Kannada
Gentleman Susheela Tamil
Pehchaan Tina Hindi
1994 Elaan Mohini Sharma Hindi
Prem Yog Anita Hindi
Senthamizh Selvan Nandhini Tamil
Zaalim Madhu Hindi
Janta Ki Adalat Malathi Hindi
Puttinilla Metinilla Telugu
Time Bomb Kannada
1995 Mohini Ragini Hindi
Diya Aur Toofan Aasha Hindi
Hathkadi Rani Hindi
Jallaad Gayetri Hindi
Ravan Raaj Geeta Suzie face Hindi
Hum Hain Bemisaal Marya Hindi
1996 Mr. Romeo Madhu Tamil
Diljale Shabnam Hindi
Return of Jewel Thief Madhu Hindi
Panchalankurichi Tamil
1997 Chilakkottudu Madhu Telugu
Udaan 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
Khote Sikkey Suman Hindi
Ganesh Divya Telugu
Zulm-O-Sitam Meena 'Billo' Hindi
Sar Utha Ke Jiyo Shalu Hindi
1999 Chehraa Simran Hindi
2001 Mulaqaat Archana Patkar 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
Television
Year Title Role Language Channel Notes
2001 Kaveri Kaveri Tamil Sun TV
2002 Devi Devi Hindi Sony TV
2012 Soundaravalli Soundaravalli Tamil Jaya TV Cameo
2017 Aarambh Maharani Sambhavija Hindi Star Plus
2017 D4 Junior v/s Senior Celebrity Judge Malayalam Mazhavil Manorama Grand finale episode

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rao, Subha J. "Queen of hearts: Interview with actor Madhoo".
  2. ^ Vijayan, K. (14 August 1993). "Catchy songs pep up Gentleman's story". The New Straits Times. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d Murthy, Neeraja. "Madhubala makes a comeback".
  4. ^ a b c rao, Subha j. "The Roja girl's back".
  5. ^ https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0534866/bio
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-10-22. Retrieved 2010-06-29.

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