Shanthi Krishna

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Shanthi Krishna
Born02 January 1964 (1964-01-02) (age 54)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
ResidenceKochi, Kerala, India
OccupationActress
Years active1980-1986
1991-1998
2017-Present
Spouse(s)Sreenath (1984-1995)
Sadasivan Bajore (1998-2016 Divorced)

Shanthi Krishna is an Indian dancer and film actress known for her leading roles in Malayalam cinema along with a few Tamil films. She was a popular lead actress of the 1980s and 1990s. She won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress for her performance as Sharadammini in Chakoram (1994) and she won critical accloades & awards for her performance in Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela in her re-entry to Malayalam films including Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Malayalam.

Early life[edit]

She is born to R. Krishan and Sharada in a Palakkad Brahmin Iyer family in Mumbai. Her mother tongue is Malayalam. She completed her education in Mumbai S.I.E.S College and General Education Academy. She has three brothers, Sreeram, Satheesh and Suresh Krissna who is a film director. She was a known dancer and debuted to film field with Salini Ente Kootukari in 1980.[1][2][3]

Career[edit]

Shanthi's debut was in the Malayalam movie Nidra (1981), directed by Bharathan. The same year, she also acted in her first Tamil film Paneer Pushpangal.[4] She quit film industry after her first marriage, but made a comeback in 1991 in the movie Nayam Vyakthamakkunnu.[5] She won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress for her performance in Chakoram (1994). Since 1997, she had stopped following Malayalam movies.[6] She has served as the jury member in Malayalam film awards.[7] She made a second comeback in 2017 with the movie Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela.

Personal life[edit]

Shanthi Krishna was married to Malayalam actor Sreenath in 1984 and later divorced him in 1995. In 1998, Shanthi Krishna married Sadasivan Bajore from Kollam,[8] the secretary of Rajiv Gandhi Group of Institutions.[9] The couple divorced in 2016.[10][11] They have two children, Mithul and Mithali. She has lived in the U.S, and currently resides at Kodigehalli Main RoadBangalore.[12][13]

Awards[edit]

Kerala State Film Awards
Other Awards

Filmography[edit]

  • All films are in Malayalam, unless otherwise noted.
Year Film Character Notes
2019 Mikael TBA Pre Production
Ulta TBA Filming
2018 Ente Ummante Peru TBA Filming
Vijay Superum Pournamiyum Vijay's mother Filming
Mangalyam Thanthunanena Thresiamma
Krishnam Meera
Mazhayathu Anamika (Principal)
Aravindante Athidhikal Geethalakshmi Cameo Appearance
Kuttanadan Marpappa Mary Also playback singer
2017 Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela Sheela Chacko
2012 Karppooradeepam Sheela
1998 Manjeeradhwani Subhadra
1997 Laali Kannada film
Kalyana Unnikal Raziya
Nerrukku Ner Shanthi Tamil film
1996 Laalanam Saleena
April 19 Zeenath
1995 Thakshashila Ganga
Avittam Thirunaal Aarogya Sriman Hemalatha
Sukrutham Durga
1994 Chakoram Shardamani
Ilayum Mullum Parvathy
Kudumba Visesham Aswathy
Pakshe Rajeswari
Pingami Vijay Menon's Mother
Parinayam Maathu
Varanamaalyam Vasundara
Dhadha Devi
1993 Aalavattam Urmila
Chenkol Jose's wife
Johnny Margaret
Mayamayooram Dr. Vimala
Gandharvam Lakshmi
1992 Mahanagaram Geetha
Sabarimalayil Thanka Sooryodayam Radhika
Aparatha Soumini
Kauravar Ramani
Pandu Pandoru Rajakumari Devayani
Savidham Soumini
(Actress Sunitha Mother)
1991 Nayam Vyakthamakkunnu Valsala
Vishnulokam Savithri
Achan Pattalam Ashok's mother
Ennum Nanmakal Radha Devi
1986 Nimishangal Anitha
1984 Mangalam Nerunnu Usha
Anbulla Malare Tamil film
1983 Prem Nazirine Kanmanilla Herself
Maniyara Sabna
Himavahini Hema
Sagaram Santham Sreedevi
Omanathinkal Ajitha/Gopi's wife
Swapnalokam
Visa Nalini
1982 Chillu Annie
Simla Special Uma Tamil film
Manal Kayiru Uma Tamil film
Nambinal Nambungal Tamil film
Idiyum Minnalum -
Kilukilukkam Anjali
Ithu Njangalude Katha Prabha
Kelkatha Shabdam Sushama
1981 Panneer Pushpangal Tamil film
Chinna Mul Peria Mul Radha Tamil film
Sivappu Malli Tamil film
Nidra Aswathy
Tharattu Meera
1980 Shalini Ente Koottukari

Television[edit]

  • Chapalyam (Doordarshan)
  • Scooter (Doordarshan) as Swayamprabha
  • Seemantham (Doordarshan) as Swayamprabha
  • Kuthirakal (Doordarshan)
  • Malayali Veettamma (FLOWERS TV) as Judge
  • Comedy stars season 2 (Asianet) as Judge

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JB Junction with Shanthikrishna". kairalitv.com. Retrieved 29 April 2015.
  2. ^ http://cinidiary.com/searchpeople.php?searchtext=shanthi%20krishna&pigsection=Actor&Search=Search
  3. ^ http://malayalam.filmibeat.com/gossips/is-shanthi-krishna-going-divorce-again-023465.html
  4. ^ "Malayalam actors of the young generation are at ease: Shanthi Krishna to TNM". The News Minute. 30 August 2017. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Profiles Movie Gallery Reviews Actors Actress TV Stars Videos Showtime You are here: Home » News » Movie-news » Santhikrishna, back in gossip Santhikrishna, back in gossip". kerala9.com. Retrieved 17 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Happy about Njandonam". http://www.deccanchronicle.com/. 4 September 2017. Retrieved 12 January 2018. External link in |website= (help)
  7. ^ "For yesteryear poster girl Shanthi Krishna, it's third comeback". OnManorama. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Need a life of my own, says Shanthi Krishna". OnManorama. 26 September 2018. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  9. ^ http://www.mangalam.com/news/detail/28910-latest-news-actress-santhi-krishna-again-divorced.html
  10. ^ "Actress Shanthi Krishna files for divorce from her second husband". OnManorama. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Shanthi Krishna files for divorce again - ChennaiVision". 2016-09-02. Retrieved 2016-09-02.
  12. ^ "JB Junction with Shanthikrishna". kairalitv.com. Retrieved 29 April 2015.
  13. ^ http://www.mangalam.com/cinema/latest-news/325867

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