Vani Viswanath

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Vani Viswanath
Born (1971-05-13) 13 May 1971 (age 44)
Ollur, Thrissur, Kerala
Occupation Actress
Years active 1989–present
Spouse(s) Baburaj (2002–present)
Parent(s) Vishwanadhan, Girija

Vani Viswanath (born 13 May 1971) is an Indian film actress. She has acted in Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Hindi and Telugu movies.[1] Vani won the Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actress for her performance in Susanna directed by T. V. Chandran.[2] She was termed as Mollywood's "Action Queen".[3]

Early life[edit]

Vani is born as second child among five children to Chennai settled Malayali parents Thazhathuveettil Vishwanadhan, an astrologer and Girija, a housewife in Ollur, Thrissur in 1971.[4] Her mother hails from Kannur District and her father hails from Thrissur District.[5] She has four siblings. She studied at Thrissur till fourth grade, later family shifted to Madras and continued her education there till tenth grade. She got her first role while she was studying in tenth grade and hence she discontinued her studies and concentrated on movie career.[6]

Career[edit]

She has appeared predominantly in Malayalam, Telugu movies. She also appeared Kannada & Tamil Movies. She was among the big stars of her time in the South. Her Tollywood movie Gharana Mogudu with Tollywood superstar, Chiranjeevi was a huge hit.

Personal life[edit]

While acting in Malayalam films, Vani fell in love with co-star Baburaj, who was one of the most prominent actors in Malayalam films doing negative roles and who later became a comedian through the 2011 Malayalam movie Salt N' Pepper. The couple married in 2002 and has two children, Archa (born in 2004) & Adrith (born in 2008).[7]

Awards[edit]

Kerala State Film Awards

Filmography[edit]

Malayalam[edit]

  1. Mannar Mathai Speaking 2 (2014) .... Lakshmi(Voice Only)
  2. Uppukandam Brothers Back In Action (2011) .... Kochamini
  3. Black Dalia (2009)....IPS Officer Daisy Wilfred
  4. Chinthamani Kolacase (2006) .... Adv.Pattammal
  5. Balram Vs Tharadas (2006) .... MLA Rani
  6. Danny (2002) .... Margarette
  7. Bheri (2002) .... Vasudha Nedungadi
  8. Akhila (2002) .... Akhila
  9. Ee Bhargavee Nilayam (2002) ....
  10. Ente Hridhayathinte Udama (2002) .... Uma
  11. Puthooramputhri Unniyarcha (2002) .... Unniyarcha
  12. India Gate (2002) ... IPS Officer
  13. Nagaravadhu (2001) .... Sukanya
  14. Ee Nadu Innalevare (2001).... Beena Benjamin IPS
  15. Susanna (2000) ....Susanna
  16. Indriyam (2000) .... Neeli
  17. Daivathinte Makan (2000)
  18. Ival Draupathi (2000) .... Anitha's sister
  19. Rapid Action Force (2000)...Adithya Varma IPs
  20. India Gate (2000).... Parvathi Sharma
  21. The Gang (2000) .... Gayathri
  22. Garshom (1999) .... Sushama
  23. Independence (1999) .... Indu
  24. Captain (1999) .... Renuka Varma
  25. James Bond (1999).... Dayana IPS Officer
  26. Thachiledathu Chundan (1999) .... Ambika
  27. The Godman (1999) .... Adv. Aswathy Menon
  28. Ustaad (1999) .... Police Commissioner Varsha
  29. Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum (1999) ....
  30. The Truth (1998) .... SP Meena Nambiar IPS
  31. Panchaloham (1998).... Jagadha
  32. Dravidan (1998) .... Jiji Philipose
  33. Harthal (1998) ....
  34. Ilamura Thamburan (1998) .... Urmila
  35. Anubhoothi (1997) .... Radha
  36. Janathipathyam (1997) .... Maya Pillai
  37. Kannur (1997) .... Annie Rozario
  38. Kilukil Pambaram (1997) .... Sugandhi
  39. Poothumbiyum Poovalanmarum (1997)
  40. The Good Boys (1997) .... Guest Role
  41. Hitler (1996).... Ammu
  42. Kaliveedu (1996) .... Yamini Menon
  43. Mandrika Kuthira (1996) .... Ancy Sunny
  44. Man of the Match (1996) .... Sonia
  45. Swarnakireedam (1996) .... Sindhu
  46. Thakshashila (1995) .... Kamalendu
  47. The King (1995) .... Anuradha Mukharji
  48. Mangalam Veettil Manaseswari Gupta (1995) .... Maya Surendran
  49. Mannar Mathai Speaking (1995) .... Meera/Stella Fernandez
  50. Sipayi Lahala (1995) .... Radha
  51. Evidence (1988).... Dahlia
  52. Mangalya Charthu (1987)... Sithara (Debut Film)

Telugu[edit]

  1. Bhale Dampathulu (1989) .... Vani
  2. Naa Mogudu Nanke Sontham (1989)
  3. Kondaveeti Rowdy (1990)
  4. Kodama Simham (1990)
  5. Mama Alludu (1990)
  6. Maa Inti Katha (1990)
  7. Doctor Bhavani (1990)
  8. Chinna Kodalu (1991)
  9. Rowdyism Nasinchali (1990)
  10. GangLeader (1991)
  11. Irugillu Porugillu (1991)
  12. Sarpayagam (1991)
  13. Nenera Police (1991)
  14. Collector Gari Alludu (1992)
  15. Gharana Mogudu (1992) .... Bhawani
  16. Seetapati Chalo Tirupati (1992)
  17. Palleturi Pellam (1992)
  18. Alexander (1992)
  19. Samrat Ashok (1992)
  20. Vadinagari Gajulu (1992)
  21. Raithu Bharatam (1994)
  22. Prema & Co. (1994)
  23. Joker (1993) .... Usha Rani
  24. Ladies Special (1993) .... Hema
  25. Mama Kodalu (1993)
  26. Prema Chitram Pelli Vichitram (1993)
  27. Adavilo Arunakka
  28. Mudhu (2006)

Tamil[edit]

  1. Nallavan (1988)
  2. Poonthotta Kaavalkaran (1988)
  3. Thaai Mel Aanai (1988)
  4. Idhaya Thirudan (2005)

Kannada[edit]

  1. Bombay Dada (1991)
  2. Parashuram (1989) .... Usha
  3. Ranabheri (Kannada)
  4. Mangalya (Kannada)

Hindi[edit]

  1. Bhishma (1996) (as Vani Vishwanath) .... Paro

Television[edit]

  • Mattoruval (2010)....Annie (Lead Role) (TV drama)

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