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5 November 1991
Keezhillam, Kerala, India
|Other names||Swasika Vijay, Visakha|
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.
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. She had her school and college education at Nirmala College, Muvattupuzha. After taking bachelor of arts degree in literature, she enrolled for dancing lessons.
Her first film was Sundarapandi's Vaigai, a love story, her character was based on a real life individual. 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. Her third film Maithanam (2011) got positive reviews from both the critics and the audience. She played a village girl, who "values culture and tradition" in the film. In her next venture, Kandadhum Kaanadhadum by director Seelan, she played a "city-bred college girl". She made her Malayalam debut with Cinema Company (2012) and was the lead actress in Sajeevan Anthikkad's Prabhuvinte Makkal (2012). In the 2014 Tamil thriller Panduvam she played a psychiatrist, a modern character as opposed to her earlier roles in Tamil films.
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.
|2009||Vaigai||Uma||Tamil||Credited as Vishaka|
|2011||Kaatu Paranja Katha||Malayalam|
|2012||Ayalum Njanum Thammil||Neethu||Malayalam|
|2012||Banking Hours 10 to 4||Aparna Shekhar||Malayalam|
|2012||Etu Chusina Nuvve||Renu||Telugu|
|2014||Parayan Baaki Vechathu||Karimani||Malayalam|
|2014||On The Way||Malayalam|
|2014||Kerala Today||Rekha C Nair||Malayalam|
|2016||Kattappanayile Hrithik Roshan||Neethu||Malayalam|
|2018||Neeli||Dancer||Malayalam||Special appearance in the song Poomigaroo|
|2018||Oru Kuttanadan Blog||Sujatha||Malayalam|
|2019||Porinju Mariam Jose||Lissy||Malayalam|
|2019||Ittimani: Made in China||Betty||Malayalam|
|2019||Edakkad Battalion 06||Malayalam||Filming|
|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|
|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|
|What's In My Bag||Herself||Malayalam||Mazhavil Manorama|
|E Times;Entertainment Times||Herself||Malayalam||TV Times Online|
|Ice Break wiht Veena||Hesrself||Malayalam||Behindwoods|
|Ladies Band||Hesrself||Malayalam||News 18 Kerala|
|2019-Present||Neethu weds Manu||Neethu||Malayalam||Youtube||Web series|
|2019-Present||Ona Mamangam||Herself||Malayalam||Surya TV|
- "Swasika goes back to her roots". The Times of India. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
- "Kandathum Kanathathum - Chennai - The Hindu". thehindu.com. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
- Nakul, V. G. (19 November 2018). "Depressed with career, actress Swasika once wanted to end life". Malayala Manorama. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
- "ആത്മഹത്യ അല്ലാതെ മറ്റൊരു വഴിയും അന്നു മുന്നിൽ കണ്ടില്ല! പ്രിയപ്പെട്ട 'തേപ്പുകാരി'യുടെ വേദനിപ്പിക്കുന്ന കഥ". Vanitha (in Malayalam). Retrieved 28 September 2019.
- "തേപ്പുകാരി എന്ന വിളി സന്തോഷം: സ്വാസിക". Malayala Manorama (in Malayalam). Retrieved 28 September 2019.
- "Swasika loves playing a village belle - The Times of India". articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
- "Panduvam is a Revenge Thriller | Silverscreen.in". silverscreen.in. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
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- "Etu Chusina Nuvve Movie Review, Trailer, & Show timings at Times of India". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
- "Point Blank is getting ready - The Times of India". articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
- "A path less taken! - The Times of India". articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
- "It's 'Celebration' for Vishnu Raghav - The New Indian Express". newindianexpress.com. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
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