Rachana Narayanankutty

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Rachana Narayanankuttyy
Born (1983-04-04) 4 April 1983 (age 35)
Thrissur, Kerala, India
Nationality India
Occupation Actress, Kuchipudi dancer, Television anchor
Years active 2001-2003 , 2011- present
Height 1.61 m (5 ft 3 in)
Arun Sadasivan
(m. 2011; div. 2012)
Parent(s) Narayanankutty (father)
Narayanikutty (mother)


Rachana Narayanankutty is an Indian actress, Kuchipudi dancer, and television anchor from Kerala, India.[2] She became popular through the television series Marimaayam aired in Mazhavil Manorama.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

Rachana was born on April 4, 1983 in Thrissur City to Narayanankutty and Narayani. She is the youngest and has a brother.[5] Rachana completed her schooling from G. G. H. S. Wadakanchery in 1998, and she completed her graduation from Sri Vyasa NSS College, Wadakanchery.[6] She was a Communicative English teacher in Devamatha, CBSE School situated in Thrissur district. She took dance classes before she was cast into the television series.

She was married to Arun Sadasivan in January 2011, and got divorced in the year 2012.[1]


She began her career in 2001 by acting in a small role as the heroine's friend in the film Theerthadanam.[7] Though it was a small role, Rachana considers it as a gratifying experience to have begun her career through a film scripted by M. T. Vasudevan Nair.[citation needed] After her studies, she joined radio as an RJ, at Radio Mango, Thrissur, where a producer spotted her and cast her in Marimayam. Rachana had only intended to act in a single episode of Marimayam, but was taken aback by the overwhelming response her character got, and decided to continue.[citation needed]

She hosted a comedy show Comedy Festival in Mazhavil Manorama. She has also acted in few advertisements and served as judge in the reality show Comedy Express on Asianet. She participated in the reality show Star Challenge on Flowers TV.


Year Title Role Director Notes
2001 Theerthadanam Vinodini's friend B. Kannan
2002 Kalachakram Sonu Sisupal
2003 Nizhalkkuthu Adoor Gopalakrishnan
2013 ICU Nurse Short film
2013 Lucky Star Janaki Deepu Anthikkad Her first female lead role
2013 Amen Clara Lijo Jose Pellissery
2013 Vallatha Pahayan Sumitra Razaq-Niyas
2013 101 Chodyangal Radhakrishnan's wife Sidhartha Siva
2013 Punyalan Agarbattis Advocate Sai Ranjith Sankar
2014 One Day Jokes Lady Santhosh G.
2015 You Too Brutus Aparna Roopesh Peethambaran
2015 Ain Saira Banu Sidhartha Siva
2015 Moonamidam Prabha Antony Sony Short film
2015 Thinkal Muthal Velli Vare Arundathi/Jalaja Kannan Thamarakulam
2015 Kanthari Rani Ajmal
2015 Double Barrel Kochumary Lijo Jose Pellissery
2015 Life of Josutty Jessy Jeethu Joseph
2015 Thilothama Rosy Preethi Panikkar
2016 Puthiya Niyamam Kani A. K. Sajan
2017 Kambhoji Vinod Mankara
2017 Varnyathil Aashanka Keerthana Sidharth Bharathan
2017 Thrissivaperoor Kliptham
Adoorum Thoppilum Allatha Oru Bhasi Lekha Vinod Vijayan Delayed
2019 Ulta Filming


Year Title Role Channel Notes
2011-2013/2015 Marimayam Valsala Madam Mazhavil Manorama comedy serial
2012 Comedy festival season 1 Host Mazhavil Manorama comedy reality show
2014 Lunars Comedy Express Judge Asianet Plus comedy reality show
2015-2016 Comedy stars season 2 Judge Asianet comedy reality show
2016 Run Baby Run Host Asianet Plus kids show
Replaced Thesni Khan
2016 Comedy super night 2 Host Flowers TV comedy Talk show
Replaced Vinay Forrt
later replaced by Ansiba Hassan
2016 Ambum Villum Vilasini Asianet Telefilm
2017 Music Mojo Singer Kappa TV
2018 Sthree Sakthi Host Asianet News


  1. ^ a b "My Marriage Lasted For Just 19 Days: Rachana Narayanankutty". Filmibeat.
  2. ^ "Winning Hearts the merry way". The New Indian Express.
  3. ^ "രചന സര്‍വ്വകലാവല്ലഭയായ അഭിനേത്രി". Mangalam Publications.
  4. ^ "Many still recognise me as Valsala of Marimayam: Rachana Narayanankutty". The Times of India.
  5. ^ "Rajanikanth is my brother: Rachana Narayanankutty". The Times of India.
  6. ^ http://www.mangalam.com/women/interview/66222
  7. ^ "Malayalam News, Kerala News, Latest Malayalam News, Latest Kerala News, Breaking News, Online News, Malayalam Online News, Kerala Politics, Business News, Movie News, Malayalam Movie News, News Headlines, Malayala Manorama Newspaper, Breaking Malayalam News,". ManoramaOnline.

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