Valsala Menon

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Valsala Menon
Born 1945
Thrissur
Residence Ernakulam
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actress
Years active 1985–present
Spouse(s) Kalappurakal Haridasan Nair
Children Prakash, Prem, Priyan[1]
Parent(s) Raman Menon, Devakiyamma

Valsala Menon is an Indian actress in Malayalam movies. She has acted in about 200 films.

Early life[edit]

Valsala Menon was born in 1945 to Raman Menon and Devakiyamma in Thrissur District. She has three elder brothers.[2] Since early childhood she has learned classical dancing and has performed on various stages in the august audience of leaders and rulers of the time. She came into industry as a child artist Baby Valsala in Malayalam movie Thiramala in 1953. She got married at the age of 16 and settled at Mumbai. She became Miss Thrissur in 1970 after giving birth to three children. Although there was innumerable offers for her to act in films post her marriage, she made a comeback to films in Kiratham released in 1985 once her children had finished their schooling and was on their own. She became noted through Parinayam 1994. Since then she is acting in movies in supporting characters .[3] as well as in a number of tele serials in character roles.She has appeared in advertisements also.

Personal life[edit]

She was married to Late Kalappurakal Haridas in 1961. Haridas was working as an engineer at Mumbai. The couple have three sons Prakash, Prem and Priyan. Prakash Menon is working in Australia, Prem Menon in Singapore & Priyan Menon in Kochi.[4]

Partial filmography[edit]

  • Aami ....
  • Paathi
  • Voter
  • Students
  • Margazhikattu Town to Village
  • Love Story
  • Malettam ....
  • Georgettan's Pooram 2017
  • Paulettante Veedu 2016
  • Marupadi 2016 ...
  • Leela 2016 .... Kumarakom Nalini
  • Aadu Puliyattam 2016 .... Black Magic Lady
  • Action Hero Biju 2016 .... Benitta's relative
  • Pachakkallam 2016 .... Muthassi
  • Adi Kapyare Kootamani 2015 .... old neighbour
  • Appavum Veenjum 2015 .... Margaret
  • Mayamaalika 2015 .... Thampuratti
  • Ben 2015 .... Nun
  • Kasthoorba 2015 ....
  • Vellezhuthu 2015 ....
  • Oru Second Class Yathra 2015 .... Rosanna Thomas (photo only)
  • Haram 2015 .... Isha's grandmother
  • Uthara Chemmen 2015 .... Muthiyamma
  • Ithihasa 2014 .... Janaki's grandmother
  • Villali Veeran 2014 .... Old lady
  • Avatharam 2014 .... Philomina
  • Vegham 2014 .... Annamma
  • My Life Partner 2014 .... Mother Superior
  • Onnum Mindathe 2014 .... Sachithanandan's mother
  • Salaam Kashmier 2014 .... Valyammachi
  • 1983 2014 .... Sunny's mother
  • Ottamandhaaram 2014
  • Oru Indian Pranayakatha 2013 .... Sidharth's grandmother
  • For Sale 2013 .... Nayarambalam Vasantha
  • Oru Yathrayil 2013 ....
  • Kalimannu 2013 .... Paatti
  • My Boss 2012 .... Manu Varma's grandmother
  • Thiruvambadi Thamban 2012 .... Sound presence
  • Arike 2012 .... Balu's mother
  • Outsider 2012 .... Santha
  • Matinee 2012 .... Savithri's grandmother
  • Oru Kudumba Chithram 2012.... Paatti
  • Kudumbasree Travels 2011 .... Subhadramma
  • Veeraputhran 2011 ... Middle Aged Woman.
  • Kalabha Mazha 2011 .... Muthassi
  • The Train 2011 .... Akku's grandmother
  • The Filmstaar 2011 .... Pankajakshi
  • Manushyamrugham 2011 .... Old lady
  • Sandwich 2011 .... Sai's grandmother
  • Sankaranum Mohanannum 2011 .... Sankaran's grandmother
  • City Of God 2011 .... Dasan's grandmother
  • Kunjettan (2011)
  • Thaskaralahala 2010 .... Annie Vincent
  • Karayilekku Oru Kadal Dooram 2010 .... Anoop's grandmother
  • T. D. Dasan Std. VI B 2010 .... Dasan's grandmother
  • Aagathan 2010 .... Shreya's grandmother
  • Kutty Srank 2010 .... Paru
  • Gulumaal: The Escape 2010 .... Actress
  • Pazhassi Raja 2009 .... Kaitheri Thamburatty
  • Loudspeaker 2009 .... Annie's grandmother
  • Passenger 2009 .... Sathyanathan's grandmother
  • Sufi Paranja Katha 2009 .... Muthassi
  • Swarnam 2008 .... Aachupennu
  • Shakesphere MA Malayalam 2008 .... Pavithran's grandmother
  • Swapnangalil Haisel Mary 2008 ....
  • College Kumaran 2008 .... Sreekutti's grandmother
  • Anjil Oral Arjunan 2007 .... Arjunan's grandmother
  • Heart Beats 2007 .... Hari's grandmother
  • Arputha Theevu 2007 .... Devamma
  • Avastha 2006 ....
  • Raashtram 2006.... Kunjannamma
  • Achuvinte Amma 2005 .... Kathreena
  • Chanthupottu 2005 ... Sosamma
  • Athbhutha Dweepu 2005 .... Devamma
  • Ben Johnson 2005 .... Gouri's achamma
  • Udayon 2005 .... Kunjujamma's mother
  • Makalkku 2005 .... Gayathri
  • Sancharram The Journey 2004 .... Ammachi
  • Perumazhakkalam 2004 .... Paatti
  • Vellinakshatram 2004 .... Muthassu
  • Valathottu Thirinjal Nalamathe Veedu 2003 .... Bhuveneswari Amma
  • Margam 2003 .... Menon's aunt
  • Snehithan 2002 .... Malavika's aunt
  • Chathurangam 2002 .... Sr. Theresa
  • Desam 2002 .... Vijyakrishnan's grandmother
  • Krishnaa Gopaalakrishnaa 2002 .... Gopalakrishnan's grandmother
  • Valliettan 2000 .... Sivakumar's mother
  • Aanamuttathe Aangalamar 2000.... Devaki
  • Vinayapoorvam Vidyaadharan 2000 ..... Sushamma
  • Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal 2000 .... Ashalakshmi's grandmother
  • The Warrant (2000)
  • Gandharvaraathri 2000
  • Pilots 2000 .... Boby's grandmother
  • Olympiyan Anthony Adam 1999 .... Valyammachi
  • Garshom 1999 .... Aishu
  • Janani 1999 .... Sr. Gorothy
  • Ennu Swantham Janakikutty 1998 ....Akkara Muthassi
  • Bhoopathi 1997 .... Mahendra Varma's wife
  • Asuravamsam 1997 .... Sharada
  • Niyogam 1997 .... Saraswathiyamma
  • Guru 1997 .... Ramanagan's mother
  • Oru Mutham Manimutham 1997
  • Sallapam 1996 .... Leelavathi Thampuratti
  • Udhyanapalakan 1996 .... Indu's grandmother
  • Azhakiya Ravanan 1996 .... Omanakuttyamma
  • Moonilonnu 1996 .... Gopi's mother
  • Dilliwala Rajakumaran 1996 .... Maya's mother
  • Kazhakam 1996 .... Radha's mother
  • Sindoora Rekha 1995 .... Ramani's mother
  • Kokkarakko 1995 .... Murali's mother
  • Mazhayethum Munpe 1995 .... College Principal
  • Thacholi Varghese Chekavar 1995 .... Subhadra
  • Saakshyam 1995 .... Oppol
  • Kaatttile Thadi Thevarude Ana 1995 .... Venu's mother
  • Chaithanyam 1995 .... Karthyayani
  • Parinayam 1994 .... Valiya Athemaru
  • Sagaram Sakshi 1994 .... Nirmala's mother
  • Sainyam 1993 ... .Eashwar's aunt
  • Ente Sreekuttikku 1993 .... Nandhini's mother
  • Melepparambil Aanveedu 1993
  • Kamaladalam 1992 .... Dance Teacher at Kerala Kala Mandiram
  • Nakshthrakoodaram 1992 .... Vishilakshi
  • Kauravar 1992 ... Kunjaamina
  • New Year 1992 .... Ajith's mother
  • Avarude Sankhetham 1992 .... Suma's mother
  • Ulsavamelam 1992 .... Ammukuttiamma
  • Apoorvam Chilar 1991 ....Dr. Saramma
  • Nagarangalil Chennu Rapparkkan 1991 .... House owner
  • Oru Prathyeka Ariyippu (1991)...Maheswari
  • Cheppu Kilukkunna Changathi 1991 .... Savithri
  • Nayam Vyakthamakkunnu 1991 .... College Principal
  • Adayalam 1991 .... Sarojini
  • Kuttapathram 1991 ... Clara
  • Kadinjool Kalyanam 1991 .... Bhavani
  • Orutharam Randutharam Moonnutharam 1991 .... Lekha's mother
  • Kaumaara Swapnangal 1991
  • Vasthuhara 1991
  • Nagarathil Samsara Vishayam 1991
  • Bali 1991
  • Koodikkaazhcha 1991
  • Raid 1991
  • Mukham 1990 .... Usha's mother
  • Aye Auto 1990 .... College Principal
  • Veena Meettiya Vilangukal 1990 .... Sreenivasan's wife
  • Pavakoothu 1990 .... Malathy Ramachandran
  • Thoovalsparsham 1990 .... Unnithan's wife
  • Kuttettan 1990 .... Hostel Warden
  • No.20 Madras Mail 1990 .... Sunny's stepmother
  • Maalayogam 1990 .... Narayani
  • Ee Thanutha Veluppan Kalathu 1990 .... Mrs. Davis
  • Nagarangalil Chennu Raparkam 1990 .... Martha
  • His Highness Abdullah 1990 .... Madhavi Varma
  • Nanmaniranjavan Sreenivasan 1990 .... Chandrika's mother
  • Nammude Naadu 1990 .... Water taking lady
  • Enquiry 1990
  • Mazhavilkavadi 1989 .... Bhairavi
  • Utharam 1989 .... Annie
  • Season 1989 .... TV buying lady
  • Unnikrishnante Adyathe Christmas 1989 .... Parvathiyamma
  • Naduvazhikal 1989 .... Dr. Rachel George
  • Pradeshika Varthakal 1989 .... Elikutty
  • Jeevitham Oru Raagam 1989 .... Savithri
  • Ulsavapittennu 1989 .... Narayanikutty
  • Carnivel 1989 .... Kamalamma
  • Kaalalppada 1989 .... Hostel Matron
  • Ashokante Ashwathykuttikku 1989 .... Savithri
  • Bhadrachitta 1989 .... Bhadra's mother
  • Mudra 1989 .... Kalyaniyamma
  • Varnatheru 1989 .... Mrs. James
  • Moonnam Mura 1988 .... Bharathan Menon's wife
  • Anthima Theerpu 1988 (Telugu) .... Advocate
  • Orkkapurathu 1988 .... Sherin's mother
  • Aranyakam 1988 .... Mohan's mother
  • 1921 1988 .... Valiyamma
  • Kandathum Kettathum 1988 .... Office worker
  • Abkari 1988 .... Madhavi
  • Isabella 1988 .... Headmistress
  • Pattanapravesham 1988 .... Prabhakaran Thampi's wife
  • Vaisali 1988 .... Old lady
  • Aparan 1988 .... Viswanathan's office staff
  • Mattoral 1988 .... Shop keeper
  • Mrithyunjayam 1988 .... College lecturer
  • Oozham 1988 .... Seetha's mother
  • Janmantharam 1988 .... Unni's mother
  • Samvalsarangal 1988
  • Manja Manthrangal 1987 .... Issac's mother
  • Adimakal Udamakal 1987 .... Madhavi
  • Thaniyavarthanam 1987 .... Balan's aunt
  • Sruthi 1987 .... Karthyayani
  • Unnikale Oru Kadha Parayam 1987 .... Thomas Ebraham's wife
  • Theertham 1987 .... Bank Manager
  • Kaalam Maari Kadha Maari 1987 .... Kamarudden's mother
  • Vilambaram 1987 .... Valsala's mother
  • Manasa Maine Varu .... Dance teacher
  • Athinumappuram 1987
  • Neeyethra Dhanya 1987
  • Vrutham 1987
  • Kaanan Kothichu 1987
  • Oridathu 1987 .... Rema's mother
  • Sunil Vayassu 20 1986 .... Sunil's mother
  • Adukkan Entheluppam 1986 .... Dr. Jameela
  • Uppu 1986 .... Mariyambi
  • Kariyilakkattu Pole 1986 .... Actress's mother
  • Pranaamam 1986 .... Damu's mother
  • Mizhineerppoovukal 1986 .... Kuttimalu Amma
  • Chekkeranoru Chilla 1986 .... Shobha
  • Ente Entethu Mathram 1986 .... Mother Superior
  • Kulambadikal 1986 .... Susan's mother
  • Dheem Tharikada Thom 1986 .... Revathy's mother
  • Atham Chithira Chothi 1986.... Kamala Nair
  • Ice-Cream 1986 .... Devaki
  • Naale Njangalude Vivaaham 1986 .... Mini's mother
  • Njan Kathorthirikkum 1986 ...
  • Koodanayum Kattu 1986 ....
  • Onnu Randu Moonnu 1986
  • Karimpinpoovinakkare 1985 .... Nurse
  • Shatru 1985 .... Raghu's mother
  • Kiratham 1985 ... Kamalam
  • Bheekararathri 1985 ...
  • Thiramala 1953 ... Muthaiah's daughter

Serials[edit]

year Serial Channel Notes
TBA Jalam DD Malayalam
2004 Avicharitham Asianet
2004 Swapnam Asianet
2005 Swaram Amrita TV
2005 Swantham Malootty Kairali TV
2007-2008 Amma Manassu Asianet as Rahelamma
2007 Ente Alphonsamma Asianet
2007 Ellam Mayajalam DD Malayalam
2007 Velankani Mathavu Surya TV
2011-2012 Swaamiye Saranamayappa Surya TV
2010-2011 Alaudinte Albuthavilakku Asianet
2013 Sreepadmanaabham Amrita TV
2013 Hello Robo Surya TV
2013 Ilamthennalpole Surya TV
2013–Present Parasparam Asianet as Muttashi (Krishnan's Mother)
Won, Asianet Television award 2014 -Life Time Achievement Award
2013-2014 Bhagyadevatha Mazhavil Manorama as Rahelamma
2014 Mohakkadal Surya TV
2015 Mayamohini Mazhavil Manorama
2015 Sangamam Surya TV
2015 Snehasangamam Surya TV
2015-2016 Meghasandesham Kairali TV Muttashi
2016 Krishnathulasi Mazhavil Manorama as Madhaviamma
2016 Mizhi Randilum Surya TV as Muttashi
2016 Nonachiparu Asianet as Karinkanni Madhavi
2017 Chempattu Asianet

Other works[edit]

Drama[edit]

  • Gopuram

Reality Show[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]