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Santhoshi Mohannraj

(1987-03-31) 31 March 1987 (age 32)
Other namesSantoshi, Santhoshini
OccupationFilm actress, television actress
Years active1995-present

Santhoshi (born 31 March 1987) is an Indian film and television actress. She is probably best known for her performances in the films Bala, Jai and Honeymoon Express and most prominently for her performance in the mainstream TV series Arasi.


Santhoshi was born to Gopala Krishna Moorthy and television actress Poornima [1] in Chennai, India. She first appeared in a television series, when she was eight years old, acting alongside her mother. She then debuted in the Tamil film Baba (2002), starring Rajinikanth, playing the sister of Manisha Koirala. Subsequently, she played supporting roles in several Tamil films as Aasai Aasaiyai (2002), Bala (2002), Maaran (2002) and Military (2003), before enacting lead female roles and foraying into other South Indian film industries as well. She played the second female lead in Samuthirakani's Unnai Charanadaindhen (2003) and also played a starring role in Kadhal Samrajyam directed by National Film Award-winning director Agathiyan;[2] the latter, however, remains unreleased. She made her debut in the Telugu film industry with the film Jai (2004) opposite Navdeep and debuted in Kannada in 2006 with the film Honeymoon Express. She also appeared in popular Telugu films such as Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana (2005) and Bangaram (2006), enacting supporting roles. Her performance in the former fetched her the Nandi Award for Best Female Comedian.[3] From 2007, she appeared in the popular series Arasi, playing the role of Kalaiarasi, the daughter of series' protagonist Arasi, portrayed by Raadhika. She was crowned "Miss Chinnathirai 2007" at a beauty contest organized for television actresses.[4]


Year Film Role Language Notes
2000 Penngal Amudhavalli Tamil
2002 Baba Chamundeeswari's sister Tamil
Maaran Anjali Tamil
Bala Poornima Tamil
2003 Aasai Aasaiyai Tamil
Military Tamil
Anbe Anbe Tamil
Unnai Saranadainthaen Teja Tamil
2004 Jai Farah Telugu
2005 Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana Gowri Telugu Nandi Award for Best Female Comedian
Okkade Telugu
2006 Yuga Tamil
Bangaram Telugu
Honeymoon Express Kannada
Tenali Rama Prema Kannada
2007 Ninaitalae Tamil
Dhee Kumari Telugu
Veerappu Tamil
2009 Mariyadhai Tamil
2010 Porkkalam Tamil


Year Title Role Channel
2000–2001 Vaazhkai Sun TV
Rudhra Veenai Dasi Abiranjitha Vijayathi Sun TV
2003 Anni Jaya TV
2006 Ammu Star Vijay
2007-2009 Arasi Kalaiarasi Sun TV
2010-2014 Ilavarasi Elavarasi Sun TV
Vadagai Veedu Kalaignar TV
2010-2012 Pondaatti Thevai Kausalya (Kausi) Sun TV
2013 No. 23 Mahalakshmi Nivasam Gemini TV
2013 Illatharasi Captain TV
2014 Paava Mannippu Zee Tamil
2014 Bhairavi Aavigalukku Priyamanaval Special Appearances Sun TV
2015–2017 Maragatha Veenai Divya Sun TV


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  2. ^ "Youthful line-up". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 5 July 2002.
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  4. ^ "Santhoshi Crowned As Miss Chinnathirai 2007". Retrieved 30 August 2009.

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