Madhumitha

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Madhumitha
Born
Swapna Madhuri

(1981-08-20) 20 August 1981 (age 38)
Hyderabad, India
Other namesMadhu
OccupationActress
Years active2002–present
Spouse(s)
Siva Balaji (m. 2009)
Children2 Dhanvin , Gagan

Madhumitha (born Swapna Madhuri on 20 August 1981) is an Indian actress, who has appeared in films in various South Indian industries, frequently in Tamil and Telugu films. She has appeared in Puttintiki Ra Chelli, Kudaikul Mazhai, Aanivaer and Arai En 305-il Kadavul.

Career[edit]

Madhumitha started her acting career under her birth name Swapna Madhuri with the 2002 Telugu film Sandade Sandadi (2002) doing a pivotal supporting role. She continued playing supporting roles in a couple of Telugu films like Manmadhudu (2002) along with Akkineni Nagarjuna and Sonali Bendre, Ammailu Abbailu (2003) and Puttintiki Ra Chelli (2004) sharing screen space with Arjun and Meena, with the latter in particular becoming a high commercial success, running for 275 days in theatres.[1] She then got introduced to the Tamil film industry by R. Parthiban in his film Kudaikul Mazhai (2004), enacting the lead female role and changing her screen name to Madhumitha, named after her character in the film.

Though the film wasn't a major success,[1] Madhumitha received several offers from Tamil directors. She played leading roles in several Tamil films like Amudhey (2005), Englishkaran (2005) opposite Sathyaraj and Namitha. She was appreciated for her performance in Englishkaran. Review by India glitz.com quoted, "Madhumitha dominates the film. After her debut venture Kudaikul Mazhai, she has got a good scope to act, and she has used the opportunity well".[2] Her next release was, Naalai (2006), which, however, did not fetch her any recognition, despite being moderate successes.[1] She then appeared in the 2007 Tamil independent film Aanivaer, a film about the Sri Lankan Civil War, in which she enacted the role of a journalist. Since the film was released in many Western Tamil diasporal regions, she became widely noticed by the Tamil audience, winning accolades for her performance.[1] In 2008, she appeared in the Tamil comedy film Arai En 305-il Kadavul, directed by Simbudevan, acting along with comedy actors Santhanam and Ganja Karuppu. She was next seen in Yogi, opposite director-turned-actor Ameer Sultan, Madhumitha's role was unanimously praised with a reviewer from Rediff.com citing that "Madhumitha, taking on a role even experienced actresses might balk at and coming out trumps" Her performance as a young mother living in the Chennai slums, was critically praised,[3][4] winning her a nomination for the Best Supporting Actress Award at the 3rd Vijay Awards. Solla Solla Inikkum, got released post marriage, which failed to achieve commercial success. Post her marriage, she played supporting roles in Venkat Prabhu's Biriyani and the Telugu films Uu Kodathara? Ulikki Padathara?, Maine Pyar Kiya and Bhale Bhale Magadivoy.

Personal life[edit]

Madhumitha married her longtime boyfriend, actor Siva Balaji on 1 March 2009 at Kalinga Function Place in Hyderabad, Telangana.[5] Siva Balaji was her co-actor in her film Englishkaran.[6][7] They have two sons, Dhanvin and Gagan.[8][9]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
2002 Sandade Sandadi Telugu
2002 kalusukovalani Anjali's friend Telugu
2002 Rendu Gundela Chappudu Telugu
2002 Manmadhudu Swapna Telugu
2002 Nuvve Nuvve Anjali's Friend Telugu
2003 Ammailu Abbailu Ranjani Telugu
2003 Dham Telugu
2004 Puttintiki Ra Chelli Lakshmi Telugu
2004 Kudaikul Mazhai Madhumitha Tamil
2005 Keelugurram Telugu
2005 Amudhey Nancy Tamil
2005 Boyy Friend Lekha Malayalam
2005 Englishkaran Sandhya Tamil
2006 Naalai Charu Tamil
2007 Aanivaer Sandhya Tamil
2007 Naanu Neenu Jodi Gowri Kannada
2008 Arai En 305-il Kadavul Mahishasuramardhini (Mahi) Tamil
2009 Solla Solla Inikkum Radhika Tamil
2009 Yogi Rajasulochana Tamil Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Supporting Actress
2011 Thoonga Nagaram Tamil Special appearance
2011 Kadhal Meipada Aishwarya Tamil
2012 Uu Kodathara? Ulikki Padathara? Visalakshi Telugu
2013 Biriyani Varalakshmi Tamil
2014 Maine Pyar Kiya Malathi Telugu
2015 Bhale Bhale Magadivoy Gayathri Telugu
2019 Vinaya Vidheya Rama Vadhina Telugu
2019 Buddhan Yesu Gandhi Bharathi Tamil Filming
2019 Garjanai Tamil Filming

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Having a ball". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 18 April 2008.
  2. ^ "Tamil Cinema News | Tamil Movie Reviews | Tamil Movie Trailers - IndiaGlitz Tamil".
  3. ^ http://www.sify.com/movies/yogi-review-tamil-14921458.html
  4. ^ "Yogi: Not original, but not bad either".
  5. ^ "Siva Balaji and Madhumita's Marriage Ceremony". indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 19 July 2009.
  6. ^ "Madhumitha Betrothal Function". indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 19 July 2009.
  7. ^ "Madhumitha to wed her lover". Oneindia. Archived from the original on 9 July 2012. Retrieved 19 July 2009.
  8. ^ "Siva Balaji family, childhood photos – Shiva | Celebrity family wiki".
  9. ^ http://www.aroundandhra.com/telugu/newsinner/1/5120/sivabalaji-news.html. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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