Niveda Thomas

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Nivetha Thomas
Born Cherupuzha, Kannur, Kerala, India
Other names Nive
Occupation Actress, Model

Nivetha Thomas is an actress and model who has acted in various Malayalam,Tamil and Telugu movies. She is well known for Veruthe Oru Bharya and won a Kerala State Film Award for Best Young Artist.

Film career[edit]

She started her career as a child actress with Uthara.[1] and also she acted in Sun TV serial My Dear Bootham (one of the most popular children's serial). After that, she got the role to act as Jayaram's daughter in Veruthe Oru Bharya, where her performance was well appreciated.[2] She then signed a few Tamil and Malayalam films in which she mostly placed supporting roles. Among her Malayalam projects were Chaappa Kurish and Thattathin Marayathu, which according to Sify was "one of the biggest box-office hit in the history of Malayalam cinema".[3] The 2011 Tamil film, Poraali directed by Samuthirakani, featured her as Tamizhselvi, a petrol bunk employee.[4] She had previously collaborated with Samuthirakani in the drama series Arasi.

In 2013, she acted in Romans which was very successful and named a "Blockbuster" by[5] In the Tamil contemporary fantasy comedy Naveena Saraswathi Sabatham she played the female lead role of Jaishree, an aspiring singer.[6] In Jilla she played the role of Mahalakshmi, who is very attached to her father (Mohanlal) and two brothers, played by Vijay and Mahath.[7] About her role she stated that it was not "just another sister role"[8] but that of "a strongwilled girl who influences her brother in a positive way".[6] She has signed her first Telugu film titled Juliet – Lover of Idiot directed by Ajay Vodhirala.[9][10] She acted as Kamal Haasan's eldest daughter in the Tamil remake of Drishyam, titled Papanasam and her performance earned praise from viewers.[11]


Year Title Role Language Notes
2002 Uthara Uthara Malayalam Child Artist
2008 Veruthe Oru Bharya Anjana Sugunan Malayalam Child Artist
2008 Kuruvi Vetrivel's sister Tamil Child Artist
2009 Madhya Venal Manikutty Malayalam Child Artist
2011 Pranayam Young Grace Malayalam
2011 Chaappa Kurish Nafiza Malayalam
2011 Poraali Tamizhselvi Tamil
2012 Thattathin Marayathu Fathima Malayalam
2013 Romans Eleena Malayalam
2013 Naveena Saraswathi Sabatham Jeyasri Tamil
2014 Jilla Mahalakshmi Tamil
2014 Money Ratnam Pia Mammen Malayalam
2015 Papanasam Selvi Suyambulingam Tamil
2016 Gentleman Catherine Telugu
2017 Ninnu Kori TBA Telugu
2017 Jai Lava Kusa TBA Telugu

TV Serials[edit]

Year Title Role Channel Notes
2004-2007 My Dear Bootham Gowri Child Artist
2004-2006 Shivamayam Ponni Child Artist
2007-2008 Arase Young Kaveri Child Artist


  1. ^ കടപ്പാട്: ചിത്രഭൂമി (26 August 2009). "Interview – Mathrubhumi Movies". Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kerala State Film Awards announced". (originally Moviebuzz). 4 June 2009. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Kerala Box-Office (June–July 2012)". 1 August 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  4. ^ Nayar, Parvathy (11 November 2011). "Niveda: Battling against all odds". The Times of India. 
  5. ^ "Malayalam cinema – First Half of 2013 Progress Report". 6 July 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Niveda Thomas in Mohanlal-Vijay's 'Jilla' – The Times of India". 4 May 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "Nivetha on cloud nine". Deccan Chronicle. 15 April 2014. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "Mine is not just a sister role: Niveda Thomas – The Times of India". 5 July 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "Niveda Thomas to romance Naveen Chandra – The Times of India". 12 March 2014. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "Naveen Chandra's next film goes on floors – The Times of India". Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  11. ^ Vijay's sister is Kamal Haasan's daughter – Times of India. (17 August 2014). Retrieved on 28 July 2016.

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