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Revathi
Revathi at the screening of Masaala at PVR Phoenix (1) (cropped).jpg
Born
Asha Kelunni Nair

(1966-07-08) 8 July 1966 (age 53)
ResidenceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
OccupationActress, director, social worker
Years active1983 – present
Spouse(s)Suresh Chandra Menon
(m.1986–2002; divorced in 2013)[1][2]
Children1
RelativesNiranjana Anoop (niece)
Mahee (daughter) [3]
AwardsNational Film Awards, Filmfare Awards South
Websiterevathy.com

Asha Kelunni Nair, known by her stage name Revathi, is an Indian film actress and film director, known for her works predominantly in Tamil and Malayalam cinema.[4] She has won several accolades, including the National Film Awards in three different categories, and six Filmfare Awards South.[5] Revathi is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer, having studied since the age of seven and performed her arangetram in Chennai in 1979.[6]

Apart from films, Revathi has been involved in a variety of social organisations, the most notable being the Banyan, Ability foundation, Tanker foundation and Vidyasagar, and has also served as a member of several film festivals including the Chennai International Film Festival and the International Film Festival of India.[7]

Early life[edit]

Revathi was born Asha Kelunni Nair in Kochi to Malank Kelunni Nair, a major in the Indian Army who hails from Kalladikkod, Palakkad, and Lalitha Kelunni. Malayalam actress Geetha Vijayan is her cousin.[8]

When she was in school, she took part in a fashion show. Group photos were taken during the show and a photo was chosen to be the cover of a popular Tamil magazine. This happened to be her photo, which was seen by the director Bharathiraja, who at that time was on the lookout for a new heroine for his latest venture, Mann Vasanai. [9].

Personal life[edit]

Revathi pledging to be an organ donor

Revathi married cinematographer and director Suresh Chandra Menon in 1986. The couple didn't have any children. However following differences between them, they started living separately from 2002 and were granted divorce on 23 April 2013[10] by Chennai Additional Family Court.[11] As of 2018, she revealed that she has a five-year old biological daughter named Mahee through In Vitro Fertilisation. she speaks Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, and English.

Filmography[edit]

As an actress[edit]

In order of languages in which she acted the most to least number of films.

Tamil[edit]

Year No Film Role Notes
1983 1 Mann Vasanai Muthupechi Filmfare Special Award – South
1984 2 Ponnu Pudichirukku
3 Kai Kodukkum Kai Seetha
4 Pudhumai Penn Seetha
5 Vaidhegi Kaathirunthaal Vaidhegi
6 Unnai Naan Santhithen Indumathi
1985 7 Pournami Alaigal Deepa
8 Oru Kaidhiyin Diary Sharada
9 Kanni Rasi Dhanalakshmi
10 Selvi Selvi
11 Udhaya Geetham Shanthi
12 Pagal Nilavu Jyothi
13 Aagaya Thamaraigal Shenbagam
14 Kunguma Chimizh Rukmani
15 Prema Paasam
16 Thiramai Bhanu
17 Aan Paavam Revathi
1986 18 December Pookal Poornima aka Annam
19 Marumagal Radha
20 Maragatha Veenai Kokila
21 Revathy
22 Mouna Ragam Divya
23 Lakshmi Vanthachu Lakshmi
24 Punnagai Mannan Malini
1987 25 Lankeswaran Seetha
26 Gramathu Minnal Valli Mayilu
1989 27 Uthama Purushan Lakshmi
1990 28 Idhaya Thamarai Manju
29 Arangetra Velai Masha
30 Kizhakku Vaasal Thaayamma Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress
Cinema Express Award for Best Actress – Tamil
31 Anjali Chitra
32 Sathriyan Jaya Guest appearance
33 Raja Kaiya Vacha Radha Guest appearance
1991 34 Ayul Kaithi Nithya
35 Love Maggie Pinto
1992 36 Chinna Pasanga Naanga Marikolunthu
37 Deiva Vaakku Hamsaveni
38 Thevar Magan Panchavarnam National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
Cinema Express Award for Best Actress – Tamil
1993 39 Marupadiyum Thulasi Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
40 Pudhiya Mugam Anjali
1994 41 Paasamalargal Asha
42 Magalir Mattum Sathya
43 Priyanka Priyanka Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
44 En Aasai Machan Thayamma
45 Chinna Pulla Valliammai
1995 46 Avatharam Ponnamma
47 Thamizhachi Guest appearance
48 Gandhi Pirantha Mann Lakshmi
49 Thotta Chinungi Bhuvana
1996 50 Meendum Savithri Manju
51 Subash Savithri
1997 52 Iruvar Maragatham
1998 53 Thalaimurai Naachchiyaa Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize for Best Actress
54 Rathna
1999 55 Taj Mahal Manoj's mother
2001 56 Maayan
2002 57 Red Janaki
58 Thamizhan Jaya
2004 59 Vaanam Vasappadum Karthik's mother
2005 60 Ponniyin Selvan Ponni
61 Kanda Naal Mudhal Maragatham
2006 62 Kaivantha Kalai
2008 63 Thoondil Dr. Jayanthi
2009 64 Vannathupoochi
2011 65 Osthe Velan's & Balan's mother
2012 66 Konjam Koffee Konjam Kaadhal Unreleased
2015 67 Inji Iduppazhagi Herself Cameo appearance
2016 68 Amma Kanakku Dr.Nandhini
2017 69 Power Paandi Poonthendral Vijay Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
2018 70 Gulaebaghavali Masha Vikatan Award for Best Comedian — Female[12]
71 Keni District Collector
2019 72 Jackpot Masha
73 Eriyum Kannadi
74 Azhiyatha KolangalFilms that have not yet been released TBA Delayed

Malayalam[edit]

Year No Film Character Notes
1983 1 Kattathe Kilikoodu Asha Thampi
1985 2 Ente Kaanakkuyil Anuradha
1987 3 Aankiliyude Tharattu Sunitha Menon
4 Vandanam Special appearance
1988 5 Kakkothikkavile Appooppan Thaadikal Lakshmi/Kakkothi/Vavachi Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam
6 Puravrutham Devi
7 Moonnam Mura Mini Johnson
1989 8 Varavelpu Rama
9 Najangalude Kochu Doctor Mini
1990 10 Ottayadipathakal Sathi
1991 11 Kilukkam Nandini
1992 12 Advaitham Lakshmi Menon
1993 13 Devasuram Bhanumathi
14 Maya Mayuram Nanda
1994 15 Padheyam Radha
1995 16 Agni Devan Sudarshana
1997 17 Mangamma Mangamma
2001 18 Raavanaprabhu Bhanumathi
2002 19 Nandanam Thankam
20 Kaiyethum Doorath Dr. Omana Babunath
21 Krishna Pakshakkilikal Mary
2003 22 Gramaphone Sara
23 Mizhi Randilum Sridevi
2005 24 Anandabhadram Gayathri
2009 25 Nammal Thammil Lakshmi
2010 26 Paattinte Palazhy Raziya
27 Penpattanam Girija
2011 28 Indian Rupee Dr. Sheela Koshy
2012 29 Father's Day Seethalekshmy
2012 30 Molly Aunty Rocks! Molly Mamen Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam
2018 31 Kinar District Collector
32 Mohanlal Herself(Archive footage)
2019 33 Virus C K Prameela

Hindi[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1991 Love Maggie Pinto
1992 Raat Manisha Sharma (Mini)
Muskurahat Nandini
1994 Tarpan Sumitra
1996 Aur Ek Prem Kahani Manga
2003 Dhoop Savita Kapoor
Darna Mana Hai Pramila's mother
2004 Ab Tak Chhappan Namita Agashe
Phir Milenge Dr. Raisingh
2005 Dil Jo Bhi Kahey... Sandhya Sinha
2007 Nishabd Amrita
2014 2 States Radha Swaminathan
2015 Margarita, With a Straw Aai
Good Morning, Sunshine Radha

Telugu[edit]

Year No Film Role Notes
1984 1 Manasa Veena Veena
2 Seetamma Pelli Seethamma
1988 3 Rao Gari Illu Chanti
1989 4 Prema Maggie
5 Lankeswarudu Swapna
1991 6 Mrugathrushna
1992 7 Ankuram Sindhura Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu
1993 8 Gaayam Anitha
1998 9 Ganesh Rangamma
2002 10 Eeshwar Sujatha
2010 11 Gaayam 2 Anitha
2014 12 Anukshanam Shailaja
2015 13 Loafer Lakshmi Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Telugu
14 Size Zero Herself
2016 15 Brahmotsavam Ajay's mother
2017 16 Yuddham Sharanam Seetha Lakshmi

Kannada[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1989 Idu Saadhya Indu
1998 Nishyabda Dr. Vinitha

As director[edit]

Year Film Language Notes
2002 Mitr, My Friend English National Film Award for Best Feature Film in English
2004 Phir Milenge Hindi
2009 Kerala Cafe Malayalam "Makal" segment
2010 Mumbai Cutting Hindi "Parcel" segment

As dubbing artist[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Program Language Notes
1990 Iravil Oru Pagal Tamil Doordarshan
1991 Penn Tamil Doordarshan
1994 Revathy Tamil Sun TV
1997 Doctors Tamil Sun TV
1999–2000 Nirangal Tamil Sun TV
1999 Chinna Chinna Aasai Tamil Sun TV
Episode: 15 August 1947
2000 Boom Boom Shaka Laka Tamil Sun TV
2001 Kadhai Kadhaiyaam Karanamaam Tamil Vijay TV
Episode: DNA
2002 Sindhanaigal Tamil Jaya TV
2003 Pudumai Penngal Tamil KTV
2011 Kanamarayathu Malayalam Mazhavil Manorama
2013 Malayalee House Malayalam Surya TV
2013-2014 Champions Tamil Champions Sun TV
2016 Samvidhanam Revathy Malayalam Mazhavil Manorama
2017-present Azhagu Tamil Sun TV

Awards[edit]

Wins
National Film Awards
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards
2nd South Indian International Movie Awards
Filmfare Awards South
Cinema Express Awards
Film Fans Associate Awards
  • 1983 – Best Malayalam Actress for Kattathe Kilikkoodu
  • 1984 – Best Tamil Actress for Pudhumai Penn
  • 1984 – Best Telugu Actress for Manasa Veena
  • 1986 – Special commendation
  • 1990 – Best Tamil Actress for Anjali
  • 1991 – Best Malayalam Actress for Kilukkam
  • 1992 – Best Tamil Actress for Thevar Magan
  • 1994 – Best Tamil Actress for Priyanka
The Mylapore Academy Berkley Drama Award
  • 1989 – Best Actress in Television for Iravil Oru Pagal
  • 1984 – Best Actress in Television for Penn
33rd International Film Festival of India
International Film Festival of Kerala
  • 2009 – NETPAC Award for Best Malayalam Film for Kerala Cafe
Vijay Awards
Other awards
  • 1993 – Tamil Nadu Iyal Isai Nataka Manram: Kalaimamani
  • 2007 – Karmaveer Puraskaar: CMS Media Citizen
Nominations
Screen Awards
Zee Cine Awards

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Court grants divorce to actor Revathi". The Times of India. 23 April 2013. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  2. ^ Revathy, Suresh Chandra Menon granted divorce – Oneindia Entertainment
  3. ^ "Films, a family affair!". Deccan Chronicle. 29 April 2017.
  4. ^ "49th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
  5. ^ "40th National Film Awards – 1993" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals – 1993. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
  6. ^ Harsha Koda (www.jalakara.com). "www.revathy.com". www.revathy.com. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
  7. ^ "59th National Film Awards for the Year 2011 Announced". Press Information Bureau (PIB), India. Retrieved 7 March 2012.
  8. ^ "ഏകാന്തചന്ദ്രിക ഇവിടെയുണ്ട് !". manoramaonline. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  9. ^ https://www.filmibeat.com/celebs/revathi/biography.html
  10. ^ Actress Revathi Divorced – Find what you like – tikkview
  11. ^ Deccan Chronicle http://www.deccanchronicle.com/130423/entertainment-mollywood/article/revathi-suresh-granted-divorce
  12. ^ "ஆனந்த விகடன் சினிமா விருதுகள் 2018 - திறமைக்கு மரியாதை".

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