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Sreelekha. K. V.

(1986-04-23) 23 April 1986 (age 32)
Other namesShivada
Years active2011–present
Murali Krishnan (m. 2015)
Parent(s)Vijayarajan (Father)
Kumari (Mother)[2]
RelativesSridhanya.K (Sister)

Shivada (born Sreelekha. K. V., 23 April 1986) is an Indian film actress who appears in Malayalam and Tamil films.

Personal life[edit]

Shivada was born as Sreelekha. K. V to Malayali parents Vijayarajan and Kumari in Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu. After fifth standard her family moved to Angamaly, Kerala. She did her schooling in Viswajyothi CMI Public School, Angamaly. She is a Computer Science engineering graduate from Adi Shankara Institute of Engineering Technology in the 2008.[2] She is married to her longtime beau Murali Krishnan.[3] Then she auditioned for the Tamil film Nedunchaalai.[4] Though her mother tongue is Malayalam, Shivada managed to dub for her first film. She says, "I was born in Trichy and studied in Chennai till my fifth standard before moving to Kerala. So, I'm comfortable speaking Tamil."[1] Shivada received praise for her portrayal of Manga, a Malayalam village girl, who runs a dhaba.[5] While Sify wrote "new find Shivada...steals the show. She lights the screen as she executes the loud, aggressive and righteous Manga with a lot of style and élan",[6] Baradwaj Rangan called her a "terrific newcomer".[7] In her next film Zero, a supernatural thriller directed by debutant Shiv Mohaa, a former assistant of Bharat Bala, she plays Priya, "a modern-day wife, who is also orthodox and holds on to some traditional values".[8] In March 2017, Shivada signed new project which is to be directed by Maya fame Ashwin Saravanan to star along with S J Suryah and Wamiqa Gabbi.[9]


Year Title Language Role Notes Ref.
2009 Kerala Cafe Malayalam Segment : Puram Kazhchakal
Credited as Sreelekha
2011 Living Together Malayalam Shyama
2014 Nedunchaalai Tamil Manga
2015 Su.. Su... Sudhi Vathmeekam Malayalam Kalyani
2016 Zero Tamil Priya
IDI - Inspector Dawood Ibrahim Malayalam Nitya
2017 Adhe Kangal Tamil Vasundhara Won , Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards - Best Villain Female
SIIMA -Best actress in a supporting role Tamil Female
Lakshyam Malayalam Shalini
Achayans Malayalam Jessica Won, Asianet Comedy Awards - Most promising actress
2018 Shikkari Shambhu Malayalam Anitha
Chanakya Thanthram Malayalam Irene
Vallavanukku Vallavan Tamil Alaki Post Production
Kattam Tamil Post Production
Iravaakaalam Tamil Filming


  1. ^ a b "I can act only if I know the language". The Times of India. 29 August 2014.
  2. ^ a b "എന്റെ പ്രണയത്തില്‍ താജ്‌മഹലില്‍..."
  3. ^ Vishal menon. "Bitten by the acting bug". The Hindu.
  4. ^ "Shivada - The terrific newcomer in K-town!". Sify.
  5. ^ Lakshmi, V (15 January 2017). "Sshivada goes back in time". The Times of India. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Review : Nedunchalai". Sify.
  7. ^ Baradwaj Rangan. "Nedunchalai: Road rage". The Hindu.
  8. ^ "Horror Story with a Difference". The New Indian Express. 29 July 2014.
  9. ^ "SJ Suryah-Shivada-Wamiqa join 'Maya' director now". Top 10 Cinema. 2017-03-30. Retrieved 2017-03-31.

External links[edit]

Sshivda on Facebook