Mithra Kurian

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Mithra Kurian
BornDalma Kurian
(1989-05-15) 15 May 1989 (age 29)
Perumbavoor, Kerala, India
Years active2009–present
Known forBodyguard
William Francis (m. 2015)
Parent(s)Kurian, Baby
RelativesDanny Kurian (brother)

Mithra Kurian (born Dalma Kurian), is an Indian film actress who appears in Malayalam and Tamil films.[1] After appearing in supporting roles in two Malayalam films, she starred in two Tamil films, before playing lead female roles and gaining attention in Malayalam cinema. Her portrayal of Sethulakshmi in Bodyguard (2010) won her critical acclaim and she went on to reprise the role in its Tamil remake Kaavalan. Her another notable role was in Rama Ravanan[2] starring Suresh Gopi.


She first appeared in a supporting role in the 2004 Malayalam movie Vismayathumbathu, in a single scene as Nayanthara's friend, directed by Fazil. She then appeared in 2005 film Mayookham directed by T. Hariharan, following which she took a break from acting and concentrated on her studies.[3] She was then cast by director Siddique in a supporting role for his Tamil film Sadhu Miranda, after he saw Mithra on a cover of an issue of the magazine Grihalakshmi.[3] Afterwards, she starred in another Tamil film, the low-budget venture Suriyan Satta Kalloori, which was panned by critics.[4]

Mithra subsequently appeared in notable Malayalam films, and gained considerable attention, by her choice of characters in films like Gulumal: The Escape and Bodyguard. She was the lead actress in the comedy flick Gulumal, which turned out to be a superhit movie. She appeared as a supporting character in the Dileep-starrer Bodyguard, again under Siddique's direction, which became another hit. Gaining critical acclaim for her performance as Sethulakshmi, she was selected by Siddique to reprise the role in its Tamil remake, Kaavalan, as well.[3]She went to act in a few more tamil and Malayalam films which didn't earn much recognition.

Other works[edit]

She has judged popular reality shows Dance Party and Mummy and Me both on Kairali TV.

Post marriage she made her debut into tv serial in Tamil with Priyasaki (TV series).

Personal life[edit]

Mithra was born as Dalma to Malayali Syrian Christian parents Kurian and Baby, on 15 May 1989, at Perumbavoor, Kerala. She has a younger brother, Dani Kurian.[5] She has completed her bachelors in Business Administration (B.B.A). She is a distant relative of Nayantara.[6][7] In January 2015, she married her long-time beau William Francis at a ceremony in Kochi.[8]

KSRTC officials filed a complaint against Mithra accusing her of assaulting and verbally abusing one of its staff. The complaint states that Mithra, along with her friends entered KSRTC bus stand premises, where entry of non-KSRTC vehicles are barred.[9][10] The complaint says she assaulted driver Ramdas for scratching her car.



Year Film Language Role Notes
2004 Vismayathumbathu Malayalam Sarala Menon
2005 Mayookham Malayalam Unni's sister
2008 Sadhu Miranda Tamil
2009 Suryan Satta Kalloori Tamil Mahalakshmi
2009 Gulumal: The Escape Malayalam Saira
2010 Bodyguard Malayalam Sethulakshmi Vanitha Film Awards for Best Supporting Actress
2010 Raama Raavanan Malayalam Manomi
2011 Note Out Malayalam Maya
2011 Kaavalan Tamil Maadhu Nominated–Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Tamil
2011 Ulakam Chuttum Valiban Malayalam Kalyani
2012 Masters Malayalam Sheetal
2012 Grandmaster Malayalam Bindhya
2013 Kantha Tamil
2013 Ladies and Gentleman Malayalam Chinnu
2014 Oru Korean Padam Malayalam Eva
2015 Buddhanin Sirippu Tamil
2019 Nandhanam Tamil Divya Filming[11]


Year Film Language Channel Role Notes
2014 Mummy and Me Malayalam Kairali TV Judge Reality show
2014 Dance Party Malayalam Kairali TV Judge Reality show
2015-2016 Priyasakhi Tamil Zee Tamil Dhivya TV serial
2017-2018 Azhagu Tamil Sun TV Aiswarya TV serial


  • Won

2011 Vanitha Film Awards


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  2. ^ "Mithra Kurian". Archived from the original on 11 March 2012. Retrieved 19 March 2010.
  3. ^ a b c Sathyendran, Nita (2 February 2011). "Director's actor". The Hindu. Chennai, India.
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  7. ^ "Mithra is Nayanthara's relative!". Retrieved 8 February 2011.
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