Vani Viswanath

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Vani Viswanath
Born (1971-05-13) 13 May 1971 (age 47)
Ollur, Thrissur, Kerala
Residence Nungambakkam, Chennai
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actress
Years active 1989–present
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Spouse(s) Baburaj (2002–present)
Children Aarcha, Adhri
Parent(s) Vishwanathan, Girija

Vani Viswanath (born 13 May 1971) is an Indian film actress. She joined in Telugu Desam party in Andhra Pradesh.[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 was born as the fourth among the five children of Chennai-settled Malayali parents Thazhathuveettil Vishwanathan, an astrologer and Girija, a housewife in Ollur, Thrissur in 1971. When she was 13, her father predicted through astrology that she will become an actor and also she will enter into the politics.[4] Her mother hails from Ernakulam District and her father hails from Thrissur District.[5] She has four siblings. She studied at Thrissur till fourth grade, later the 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 her movie career.[6]

Career[edit]

She has appeared predominantly in Malayalam and Telugu movies. She acted in The king with Mammotty. She also appeared in Kannada and 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. Vani is trained in fighting and martial arts and has fought even several men bravely in the films. Vani also acted in two Hindi movies with Superstar Mithun Chakraborty in Jung and Bhishma.

Horse Riding Profession[edit]

Vani Viswanath was a professional horse rider before entering movies. She won several horse riding competitions. She is also a famous Bullet motorcycle rider, who participated in several bullet races.

Personal life[edit]

While acting for several films with Baburaj, she fell in love with him. The couple got married in in 2002 and have two children, Aarcha (born in 2004) and Adhri (born in 2008).[7]

Awards[edit]

Kerala State Film Awards

Filmography[edit]

Malayalam[edit]

  1. Mannar Mathai Speaking 2 (2014) .... Lakshmi (Cameo)
  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) .... Bhargavi
  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) .... Kathy Saimon
  22. Garshom (1999) .... Sushama
  23. Independence (1999) .... Indu
  24. Captain (1999) .... Renuka Varma
  25. James Bond (1999 film) (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) .... Nanditha
  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) .... Amalendu
  47. The King (1995) .... Anuradha Mukharji
  48. Mangalam Veettil Manaseswari Gupta (1995) .... Maya Surendran/ Manaseswari Gupta
  49. Mannar Mathai Speaking (1995) .... Meera Varma /Stella Fernandez
  50. Sipayi Lahala (1995) .... Radhika
  51. Evidence (1988).... Dahlia
  52. Mangalya Charthu (1987)... Sithara (Debut Film)

Telugu[edit]

  1. Dharma Teja (1989)
  2. Simha Swapnam (1989) as Kavita
  3. Bhale Dampatulu (1989) as Vani
  4. Naa Mogudu Naake Sontham (1989)
  5. Kondaveeti Rowdy (1990)
  6. Kodama Simham (1990) as Bar servant
  7. Dagudumuthala Dampathyam (1990) as Rekha
  8. Mama Alludu (1990) as Jaya
  9. Maa Inti Katha (1990)
  10. Doctor Bhavani (1990)
  11. Chinna Kodalu (1991)
  12. Rowdyism Nashinchali (1990)
  13. Prema Yuddham (1990)
  14. Irugillu Porugillu (1991)
  15. Parishkaram (1991)
  16. Sarpayagam (1991)
  17. Nenera Police (1991)
  18. Collector Gaari Alludu (1992)
  19. Gharana Mogudu (1992) as Bhavani
  20. Seetapathi Chalo Tirupathi (1992) as Aliveelu Mangatayaru
  21. Palleturi Pellam (1992)
  22. Alexander (1992)
  23. Samrat Ashok (1992) as Tishya Raksha
  24. Vadinagaari Gajulu (1992)
  25. Joker (1993) as Usha Rani
  26. Ladies Special (1993) as Hema
  27. Mama Kodalu (1993)
  28. Prema Chitram Pelli Vichitram (1993)
  29. Gangmaster (1994) as Swapna
  30. Raitu Bharatam (1994)
  31. Prema & Co. (1994)
  32. Presidentugari Alludu (1994)
  33. God Father (1995) as Rani
  34. Adavilo Arunakka (1998)
  35. Action No. 1 (2002) as Kiron
  36. Mudhu (2006)
  37. Jaya Janaki Nayaka (2017) as Aswith Narayana's sister

Tamil[edit]

  1. Mannukkul Vairam (1986) Debut film
  2. Nallavan (1988)
  3. Poonthotta Kaavalkaran (1988)
  4. Thaimel Aanai (1988)
  5. Ithu Engal Neethi (1988)
  6. Sanghu Pushpangal (1989)
  7. My India (1997)
  8. Jaya (2002)
  9. Idhaya Thirudan (2005)

Kannada[edit]

  1. Mangalya (Kannada) (1991)
  2. Bombay Dada (1991)
  3. Ranabheri (Kannada) (1990)
  4. Parashuram (1989) .... Usha

Hindi[edit]

  1. Bhishma (1996) (Vani Vishwanath as Paro) .... With Superstar Mithun Chakraborty
  2. Jung (1996) (Vani Vishwanath) .... With Superstar Mithun Chakraborty

Television[edit]

  • Mattoruval (2010)....Annie (Surya TV)
  • Kaatrinile Varum Geetham (SUN TV) .... Gayathri Devi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 November 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Kerala State Film Awards - 2000". Screen. 16 March 2001. Retrieved 3 December 2009.
  3. ^ "With guns blazing". The Hindu. Retrieved 2011-11-04.
  4. ^ http://www.mathrubhumi.com/movies/interview/210231/
  5. ^ http://www.nostalgiamag.in/details.php?cat=&id=451
  6. ^ http://cinidiary.com/people.php?pigsection=Actor&picata=2&no_of_displayed_rows=40&no_of_rows_page=10&sletter=
  7. ^ "ഇവിടെ എല്ലാവര്‍ക്കും സുഖം തന്നെ..!". mangalam.com. Retrieved 4 September 2015.

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