Manjima Mohan

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Manjima Mohan
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Mohan during a press meet

(1993-03-01) 1 March 1993 (age 28)[1]
OccupationActress, TV host
Years active1997 – 2004; 2015 – present

Manjima Mohan is an Indian actress who primarily appears in Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu films. She started her career as a child artist in late 1990s and early 2000s Malayalam films. Her first Malayalam film as a heroine in Oru Vadakkan Selfie with Nivin Pauly and second film in Tamil Achcham Enbadhu Madamaiyada, she received Best Female Debut at 64th Filmfare Awards South 2017.[2][3]

Personal life[edit]

Manjima is the daughter of veteran 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.


Mohan was a leading child artist in Malayalam film industry in early 2000s 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, Mohan landed her first Tamil film, Achcham Enbadhu Madamaiyada.[3] 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, one opposite to Udhayanidhi Stalin[8][9] and the other 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. In 2020, upcoming movie Tughlaq Durbar with Vijay Sethupathi, Nikki Galrani and Manjima Mohan combo.


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Language Notes
1997 Kaliyoonjal Younger Ammu Malayalam Child artist
1998 Mayilpeelikkavu Gayathri's relative
1999 Saaphalyam Sreethumol
2000 Priyam Anu
Thenkasipattanam Younger Devootty
Madhuranombarakattu Maya
2001 Sundara Purushan Suryanarayanan's daughter
2015 Oru Vadakkan Selfie Daisy George Debut as lead actress
2016 Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada Leela Tamil Tamil debut
Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo Leela Telugu Telugu debut
2017 Sathriyan Niranjana Tamil
Ippadai Vellum Bhargavi
2019 NTR: Kathanayakudu Nara Bhuvaneshwari Telugu
NTR: Mahanayakudu
Mikhael Mary Malayalam
Devarattam Madhu Tamil
2021 Kalathil Sandhippom Kavya
Tughlaq Durbar dagger TBA Completed
FIR dagger TBA Completed
Zam Zam dagger Zama Nazreem Malayalam Completed

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
2001 Kerala State Television Award Kerala State Television Award for Best Child Artist Kabulivaala 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


  1. ^ "Manjima mohan's birthday celebration plans". Archived from the original on 21 March 2020. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  2. ^ "64th Filmfare Awards South 2017: R Madhavan wins Best Actor, Suriya bags Critics Award". India Today. Archived from the original on 11 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Manjima is the new heroine for Simbu". 14 May 2015. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 May 2015.
  4. ^ "She is Back!". Archived from the original on 24 November 2015. Retrieved 21 May 2015.
  5. ^ Krishnakumar, G. (5 April 2015). "Selfie clicks, becomes year's first super-hit". Archived from the original on 5 December 2019. Retrieved 18 July 2018 – via
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 May 2015. Retrieved 21 May 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Lady luck smiles on Manjima Mohan". 14 May 2015. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 May 2015.
  8. ^ "Udhayanidhi - Gaurav project titled as Ippadai Vellum". 5 January 2017. Archived from the original on 31 May 2017. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 January 2017. Retrieved 11 May 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "Manjima Mohan cast opposite Vikram Prabhu - Times of India". Archived from the original on 4 December 2017. Retrieved 11 May 2017.

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