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Pooja Vijay[1]

(1991-11-05) 5 November 1991 (age 27)
Keezhillam, Kerala, India
Other namesSwasika Vijay, Visakha[2]
Years active2009–present

Pooja Vijay (born 5 November 1991), better known by her stage name Swasika, is an Indian actress, dancer, and television presenter. She predominantly appears in Malayalam films and television shows, and has also worked in Tamil and Telugu films. Swasika made her acting debut in the 2009 Tamil film Vaigai. Beside films, she is known for her roles in TV serials Dhathuputhri and Seetha.[1]


Swasika, who's real name is Pooja Vijay, was born to Vijayakumar (an accountant in Bahrain) and Girija and hails from Muvattupuzha, Kerala. She has a brother, Akash.[3] She had her school and college education at Nirmala College, Muvattupuzha.[4] After taking bachelor of arts degree in literature, she enrolled for dancing lessons.[5]


Her first film was Sundarapandi's Vaigai, a love story, her character was based on a real life individual.[6] She then did Goripalayam (2010) by Rasu Madhuravan, in which she played the second lead. She was still a student, when she acted in the film.[1] Her third film Maithanam (2011) got positive reviews from both the critics and the audience.[6] She played a village girl, who "values culture and tradition" in the film.[6] In her next venture, Kandadhum Kaanadhadum by director Seelan, she played a "city-bred college girl".[6] She made her Malayalam debut with Cinema Company (2012) and was the lead actress in Sajeevan Anthikkad's Prabhuvinte Makkal (2012).[1] In the 2014 Tamil thriller Panduvam she played a psychiatrist, a modern character as opposed to her earlier roles in Tamil films.[7][8]

She has worked as television anchor too. In 2014, she hosted a show on Jeevan TV. She later played the lead role in a television serial named Dhathuputhri on Mazhavil Manorama. She has appeared in some advertisements also. Her next TV serial, My Marumakan telecasted on Surya TV. In 2017, Chinthavishtayaya Seetha on Asianet rose her fame among the Malayali audience and won her several allocades. She is currently playing the lead role in Seetha on Flowers which a sequel to the later. She had signed a serial Pranayini but later opted out. She is an active presence in stage shows mainly as a dancer and is also anchoring several television shows.


Year Film Role Language Notes
2009 Vaigai Uma Tamil Credited as Vishaka
2010 Goripalayam Parvathy Tamil
2011 Maithanam Shanthi Tamil
2011 Kaatu Paranja Katha Malayalam
2012 Cinema Company Reena Malayalam
2012 Saattai Mrs. Dayalan Tamil
2012 Ayalum Njanum Thammil Neethu Malayalam
2012 Banking Hours 10 to 4 Aparna Shekhar Malayalam
2012 Prabhuvinte Makkal Devika Malayalam
2012 Kandadhum Kaanadhadum Kavitha Tamil
2012 Etu Chusina Nuvve[9] Renu Telugu
2013 Orissa Dakshayani Malayalam
2013 Sokkali Malar Tamil
2014 Parayan Baaki Vechathu Karimani Malayalam
2014 On The Way Malayalam
2014 Mizhiyoram Nidhi Malayalam Short film
2014 Panduvam Madhivadhani Tamil
2014 Appuchi Gramam Selvi Tamil
2014 At Once Zareena Malayalam
2014 Kerala Today Rekha C Nair Malayalam
2016 Kaattum Mazhayum Malayalam
2016 Swarna Kaduva Riya Malayalam
2016 Kattappanayile Hrithik Roshan Neethu Malayalam
2018 Nidhi Shalini Malayalam Short film
2018 Kuttanadan Marpappa Jinu Malayalam
2018 Neeli Dancer Malayalam Special appearance in the song Poomigaroo
2018 Naari Arya Malayalam Short film
2018 Oru Kuttanadan Blog Sujatha Malayalam
2018 Koodasha Sowmya Malayalam
2018 Prabha Prabha Tamil
2019 Swarna Malsyangal - Malayalam
2019 Soothrakkaran CI Laura Malayalam
2019 Ishq Kunjechi Malayalam
2019 Subharathri Sulnama Malayalam
2019 Porinju Mariam Jose Lissy Malayalam
2019 Ittimani: Made in China Betty Malayalam
2019 Ay.Na Malayalam Filming
2019 Edakkad Battalion 06 Malayalam Filming
2019 Vasanthi Vasanthi Malayalam Filming
TBA Point Blank Malayalam Pre-production[10]
TBA Ranam Tamil Post-production[11]
TBA Celebration Kaumudi Malayalam Delayed[12]
TBA D31st Malayalam Delayed[13]


Year Program Role Language Channel Notes
2011 Vivel active fair big break Participant Malayalam Surya TV among top 10 contestants
2012–2014 Music program Host Malayalam Jeevan TV
2013 On the spot Host Malayalam India
2014 Dhathuputhri Kanmani/Meenu Malayalam Mazhavil Manorama Won , Best new face -Drishya TV awards 2015
2015 Onnum Onnum Moonu Herself Malayalam Mazhavil Manorama
Raree Rareeram Raaro Season 2 Host Malayalam Asianet Plus
2015–2016 My Marumakan Aishwarya Malayalam Surya TV
2015 Don't do don't do Herself Malayalam Asianet Plus
2016 Smart Show Co-Host Malayalam Flowers TV Replaced Ailina
2016 Ugram Ujwalam Herself Malayalam Mazhavil Manorama
2016–2017 Shubharathri Host Malayalam Jeevan TV Replaced Krishna Praba
Chinthavishtayaya Seetha Seetha Malayalam Asianet Won , Flowers TV awards 2017-Best Actress
2017–2019 Seetha Seetha Malayalam Flowers TV Won , 9th Adoor bhasi TV award - Best Actress
6th Santhadevi Puraskaram -Best Actress
2017 Comedy super night 3 Herself Malayalam Flowers TV
Annie's kitchen Malayalam Amrita TV
Ennalayude Baaki Maya Malayalam Surya TV Telefilm
Celebrity league Host Malayalam Flowers TV Onam Program
Ponnona ruchi Host Malayalam Flowers TV
Golden couple Host Malayalam Surya TV
Katturumbu Judge Malayalam Flowers TV
2017–2018 Katturumbu Host Malayalam Flowers TV
Tamaar Pataar Herself Malayalam Flowers TV
Kaathukuttan Katturumbu Host Malayalam Flowers TV
2019 Annie's Kitchen Herself Malayalam Amrita TV
On The Spot Herself Malayalam One TV
Talk to Metromatinee.com Herself Malayalam Online
Arayannanglude Veedu Seetha Malayalam Flowers TV Cameo appearance
Star Magic Herself Malayalam Flowers TV In the opening dance
Art Gallery Herself Malayalam Online
What's In My Bag Herself Malayalam Mazhavil Manorama
E Times;Entertainment Times Herself Malayalam TV Times Online
Keralolsavam Participant Malayalam Surya TV
Ice Break wiht Veena Hesrself Malayalam Behindwoods
Manamariyunnol Swasika Hesrself Malayalam Manoramaonline
Ladies Band Hesrself Malayalam News 18 Kerala
Dias Hesrself Malayalam Online
Cinema Daddy Hesrself Malayalam Online
2019-Present Neethu weds Manu Neethu Malayalam Youtube Web series
2019-Present Ona Mamangam Herself Malayalam Surya TV


  1. ^ a b c d "Swasika goes back to her roots". The Times of India. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Kandathum Kanathathum - Chennai - The Hindu". thehindu.com. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  3. ^ Nakul, V. G. (19 November 2018). "Depressed with career, actress Swasika once wanted to end life". Malayala Manorama. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  4. ^ "ആത്മഹത്യ അല്ലാതെ മറ്റൊരു വഴിയും അന്നു മുന്നിൽ കണ്ടില്ല! പ്രിയപ്പെട്ട 'തേപ്പുകാരി'യുടെ വേദനിപ്പിക്കുന്ന കഥ". Vanitha (in Malayalam). Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  5. ^ "തേപ്പുകാരി എന്ന വിളി സന്തോഷം: സ്വാസിക". Malayala Manorama (in Malayalam). Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d "Swasika loves playing a village belle - The Times of India". articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Panduvam is a Revenge Thriller | Silverscreen.in". silverscreen.in. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Swasika turns glamorous". deccanchronicle.com. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  9. ^ "Etu Chusina Nuvve Movie Review, Trailer, & Show timings at Times of India". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  10. ^ "Point Blank is getting ready - The Times of India". articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  11. ^ "A path less taken! - The Times of India". articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  12. ^ "It's 'Celebration' for Vishnu Raghav - The New Indian Express". newindianexpress.com. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
  13. ^ "Swasika in a thriller - Times of India". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 14 July 2016.

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