Manjima Mohan

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Manjima Mohan
Born
Priyadarshini

ResidenceChennai, Tamil Nadu
NationalityIndian
OccupationActress, TV host
Years active1998 - 2004,2015 - present
Parent(s)Vipin Mohan
Kalamandalam Girija

Manjima Mohan is an Indian film actress, working predominantly in Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu films. Manjima, hailing from Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala, started her career as a child artiste in late 1990's and early 2000's Malayalam films. her first Malayalam film as a heroine Oru Vadakkan Selfie with Nivin Pauly second film in Tamil Achcham Enbadhu Madamaiyada she received Best Female Debut at 64th Filmfare Awards South 2017.[1][2]

Personal life[edit]

Manjima Mohan is the daughter of cinematographer Vipin Mohan and dancer Kalamandalam Girija. After completing her schooling at Nirmala Bhavan Higher Secondary School, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, she pursued a B.Sc. degree in Mathematics from Stella Maris College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.[3]

Film career[edit]

Manjima was a leading child artist in Malayalam film industry in early 2000's later she also hosted a television call-in show for kids by the name ‘Hai Kids’ on Surya TV for three years which rose her fame among Malayali audience.

Despite having had acting experience, she said that she was "not at all confident" when she started shooting for the film and that the initial days were "terrifying".[4] Oru Vadakkan Selfie, which was directed by G. Prajith and scripted by Vineeth Sreenivasan, featured Manjima Mohan as the female lead.[5]

Upon the release of Oru Vadakkan Selfie, Manjima landed her first Tamil film, Achcham Enbadhu Madamaiyada.[2] Its director Gautham Menon, who was impressed with her work in Oru Vadakkan Selfie,[6] cast Manjima as the female lead, after she had gone through an audition.[7]

In 2017 she had two Tamil Films opposite to Udhayanidhi Stalin[8][9] and Sathriyan opposite to Vikram Prabhu.[10] In 2019 , she made her come back to Malayalam with Mikhael opposite to Nivin Pauly for the second time. She has replaced Amala Paul in Zam Zam , official remake of Queen. She also has a few Tamil films in her kitty.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Language Notes
1997 Kaliyoonjal Younger Ammu Malayalam Child artist
1998 Mayilpeelikkavu Gayathri's relative Child artist
1999 Saaphalyam Sreethumol Child artist
2000 Priyam Anu Child artist
Thenkasipattanam Younger Devootty Child artist
Madhuranombarakattu Maya Child artist
2001 Sundara Purushan Suryanarayanan's daughter Child artist
2002 Thandavam Uncredited Role Child artist
2015 Oru Vadakkan Selfie Daisy George
2016 Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo Leela Telugu
Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada Tamil
2017 Sathriyan Niranjana
Ippadai Vellum Bhargavi
2019 N. T. R. Kathanayakudu Nara Bhuvaneshwari Telugu
Mikhael Mary Malayalam
N.T.R: Mahanayakudu Nara Bhuvaneshwari Telugu
Devarattam Madhu Tamil
Films that have not yet been released Zam Zam Zama Nazreem Malayalam Post-Production
Films that have not yet been released Kalathil Sandhippom TBA Tamil Filming
Films that have not yet been released Vattam TBA Filming
Films that have not yet been released FIR TBA Filming
Films that have not yet been released Thughlak Durbar TBA Filming

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Film Result
2001 Asianet Film Awards Best child artist Priyam Won
2001 Kerala State Film Award Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist Madhuranombarakattu Won
2016 SIIMA Best Debut-Female (Malayalam) Oru Vadakkan Selfie Nominated
2017 Filmfare Award Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada Won
2017 6th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Debut-Female (Tamil) Nominated
2017 Edison Awards (India) Best debut actress Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "64th Filmfare Awards South 2017: R Madhavan wins Best Actor, Suriya bags Critics Award". India Today.
  2. ^ a b "Manjima is the new heroine for Simbu". 14 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Manjima: From child actor to Daisy".
  4. ^ "She is Back!".
  5. ^ Krishnakumar, G. (5 April 2015). "Selfie clicks, becomes year's first super-hit" – via www.thehindu.com.
  6. ^ [1][dead link]
  7. ^ "Lady luck smiles on Manjima Mohan". 14 May 2015.
  8. ^ "Udhayanidhi - Gaurav project titled as Ippadai Vellum". 5 January 2017.
  9. ^ [2][dead link]
  10. ^ "Manjima Mohan cast opposite Vikram Prabhu - Times of India".

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