Revathi

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Revathi
Revathi at the screening of Masaala at PVR Phoenix (1) (cropped).jpg
Born Asha Kutty Nair
(1966-07-08) 8 July 1966 (age 50) [1]
Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
Occupation Actress, director, social worker
Years active 1983 – present
Spouse(s) Suresh Chandra Menon
(m.1986–2002)
(Divorced in 2013)[2][3]
Children Mahee (adopted daughter in 2012)
Awards National Film Awards (3), Filmfare Awards South (6)
Website revathy.com

Asha Kutty Nair, known by the 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 three 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 Kutty Nair in Kochi to Kelunni Nair, a major in the Indian Army who hails from Kallikkad, Palakkad,and Lalitha Kelunni. She has a younger sister Bindu.[8][9] Malayalam actress Geetha Vijayan is her cousin.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Ms. Revathi pledging to be an Organ Donor

Revathi married cinematographer and director Suresh Chandra Menon in 1986. The couple don't have any children. However following differences between them, they started living separately from 2002 and were granted divorce on 23 April 2013[11] by Chennai Additional Family Court.[12] Revathi said in an interview that they would remain good friends even after the divorce. On July 8, 2014, she publicly announced that she had adopted a daughter, Mahee in 2012.

Filmography[edit]

As an actor[edit]

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

Tamil[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1983 Mann Vasanai Muthupechi Filmfare Special Award – South
1984 Ponnu Pudichirukku
1984 Kai Kodukkum Kai Seetha
1984 Pudhumai Penn Seetha
1984 Vaidhegi Kaathirunthaal Vaidhegi
1984 Unnai Naan Santhithen Indumathi
1985 Pournami Alaigal Deepa
1985 Oru Kaidhiyin Diary Sharada
1985 Kanni Rasi Dhanalakshmi
1985 Selvi Selvi
1985 Udhaya Geetham Shanthi
1985 Pagal Nilavu Jyothi
1985 Aagaya Thamaraigal Shenbagam
1985 Kunguma Chimizh Rukmani
1985 Prema Paasam
1985 Thiramai Bhanu
1985 Aan Paavam Revathi
1986 December Pookal Poornima aka Annam
1986 Marumagal Radha
1986 Maragatha Veenai Kokila
1986 Revathy
1986 Mouna Ragam Divya
1986 Lakshmi Vanthachu Lakshmi
1986 Punnagai Mannan Malini
1987 Lankeswaran Seetha
1987 Gramathu Minnal Valli Mayilu
1989 Uthama Purushan Lakshmi
1990 Idhaya Thamarai Manju
1990 Arangetra Velai Asha
1990 Kizhakku Vaasal Thaayamma Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress
Cinema Express Award for Best Actress – Tamil
1990 Anjali Chitra
1990 Sathriyan Jaya Guest Appearance
1990 Raja Kaiya Vacha Radha Guest Appearance
1991 Ayul Kaithi Nithya
1992 Chinna Pasanga Naanga Marikolunthu
1992 Deiva Vaakku Hamsaveni
1992 Thevar Magan Panchavarnam National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
Cinema Express Award for Best Actress – Tamil
1993 Marupadiyum Thulasi Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
1993 Pudhiya Mugam Anjali
1994 Paasamalargal Asha
1994 Magalir Mattum Sathya
1994 Priyanka Priyanka Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
1994 En Aasai Machan Thayamma
1994 Chinna Pullai
1995 Avatharam Ponnamma
1995 Thamizhachi Guest appearance
1995 Gandhi Pirantha Mann Lakshmi
1995 Thotta Chinungi Bhuvana
1996 Meendum Savithri Manju
1996 Subash Savithri
1997 Iruvar Maragatham
1998 Thalaimurai Naachchiyaa Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize for Best Actress
1998 Rathna
1999 Taj Mahal Manoj's mother
2002 Red Janaki
2002 Thamizhan Jaya
2004 Vaanam Vasappadum Karthik's mother
2005 Ponniyin Selvan Ponni
2005 Kanda Naal Mudhal Maragatham
2008 Thoondil Dr. Jayanthi
2009 Vannathupoochi
2011 Osthe Velan's & Balan's mother
2012 Konjam Koffee Konjam Kaadhal Unreleased
2015 Inji Iduppazhagi Herself Cameo appearance
2016 Amma Kanakku Dr.Nandhini
2016 Azhiyatha KolangalFilms that have not yet been released Filming

Malayalam[edit]

Year Film Character Co-stars
1983 Kattathe Kilikoodu Asha Thampi Mohanlal, Bharat Gopi
1985 Ente Kaanakkuyil Anuradha Rahman, Mammooty
1987 Aankiliyude Tharattu Sunitha Menon Rahman, Mammooty
1988 Kakkothikkavile Appooppan Thaadikal Lakshmi/Kakkothi/Vavachi Ambika, M.S. Tripunitra
1988 Puravrutham Devi Om Puri
1988 Moonnam Mura Mini Johnson Mohanlal
1989 Varavelpu Rama Mohanlal
1989 Najangalude Kochu Doctor Mini Balachandra Menon
1990 Ottayadipathakal Sathi Madhu, Srinath
1991 Kilukkam Nandini Mohanlal
1992 Advaitham Lakshmi Menon Mohanlal
1993 Devasuram Bhanumathi Mohanlal
1993 Maya Mayuram Nanda Mohanlal
1994 Padheyam Radha Mammooty, Chippi
1995 Agni Devan Sudarshana Mohanlal
1997 Mangamma Mangamma Nedumudi Venu
2001 Raavanaprabhu Bhanumathi Mohanlal
2002 Nandanam Thankam Prithviraj, Navya Nair
2002 Kaiyethum Doorath Dr. Omana Babunath Fahad Fazil, Nikita
2002 Krishna Pakshakkilikal Mary Pradeep
2003 Gramaphone Sara Dileep, Meera Jasmine
2003 Mizhi Randilum Sridevi Dileep, Kavya Madhavan
2005 Anandabhadram Gayathri Prithviraj, Kavya Madhavan
2009 Nammal Thammil Lakshmi Prithviraj, Geetu Mohandas
2010 Paattinte Palazhy Raziya Meera Jasmine
2010 Penpattanam Girija Kailash
2011 Indian Rupee Dr. Sheela Koshy Prithviraj, Rima
2012 Father's Day Seethalekshmy Shehin, Indu Thampi
2012 Molly Aunty Rocks! Molly Mamen Prithviraj, Lalu Alex

Hindi[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1991 Love Maggie Pinto
1992 Raat Manisha Sharma (Mini)
1992 Muskurahat Nandini
1994 Tarpan Sumitra
1996 Aur Ek Prem Kahani Manga
2003 Dhoop Savita Kapoor
2003 Darna Mana Hai Pramila's mother
2004 Ab Tak Chhappan Namita Agashe
2004 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

Telugu[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1984 Manasa Veena Veena
1984 Seetamma Pelli Seethamma
1988 Rao Gari Illu Chanti
1989 Prema Maggie
1989 Lankeshwarudu Swapna
1991 Mrigathrushna
1992 Ankuram Sindhura Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu
1993 Gaayam Anitha
1998 Ganesh Rangamma
2002 Eeshwar Sujatha
2010 Gaayam 2 Anitha
2014 Anukshanam Shailaja
2015 Loafer Lakshmi
2015 Size Zero Herself
2016 Brahmotsavam

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
2011 Red Building Where the Sun Sets English Short film
National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film on Family Welfare

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

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
International Film Festival of India
International Film Festival of Kerala
  • 2009 – NETPAC Award for Best Malayalam Film for Kerala Cafe
Other awards
Nominations
Screen Awards
Zee Cine Awards

References[edit]

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