Vidhubala

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Vidhubala
Born 24 May 1954 (1954-05-24) (age 63)
Residence Kozhikode, Kerala, India
Occupation Actress, Television host
Years active 1964-1981
2005-Present (Television)
Spouse(s) Murali Kumar (1983-Present)
Children Arjun
Parent(s) K. Bhagyanath (father)
Sulochana (mother)
Relatives Madhu Ambat (brother)

Vidhubala is a former Malayalam film actress who started her career in the mid-1970s and retired when she was at the peak of her career.[1] [2] Currently Vidhubala hosts a well accepted family reality show Kadhayallithu Jeevitham in Amrita TV.

Acting career[edit]

Vidhubala acted in over 100 Malayalam films.[3] Her first movie was School Master, in which she acted as an eight-year-old girl. She made her debut as a lead actor in Virunnukari by P. Venu followed, by Ponnkku Thanga Manasu (1973), a Tamil film and received an award in the "Best Actress" category. In 1974, ten years after her first movie, she made her debut as the heroine opposite Prem Nazir in Hariharan's College Girl.[4] Vidhubala acted opposite many of the leading actors of her time, including Prem Nazir, Madhu, Vincent, Mohan, Jayan, Soman, and Kamal Haasan. She quit acting in 1981. Her last film was Abhinayam, directed by Baby.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Vidhu is born to Indian independence activists K. Bhagyanath and Sulochana on 24 May 1954. Her father was also a famed magician. She took to acting only to oblige her relatives or friends of relatives.[1] She is the sister of cinematographer Madhu Ambat. She is married to Murali Kumar, who was the producer of some of her films.They have a son Arjun.He is married to Ashitha Mohandas.

Filmography[edit]

Malayalam[edit]

  • Ente Gramam(1984)
  • Abhinayam (1981) .... Radha
  • Pratishodh (1980)
  • Sooryadhaham (1980)
  • Aarohanam(1980)
  • Seetha(1980)
  • Ezhamkadalinakkare (1979).... Linda
  • Sarppam (1979)
  • Ajnatha Theerangal (1979)
  • Sandhyaragam (1979)
  • Anyarude Bhoomi(1979)
  • Nithya Vasantham(1979)
  • Hridayathil Nee Matrem(1979)
  • Radha Enna Penkutti(1979)
  • Rakthamillatha Manushyan(1979) .... Sophie
  • Ezhu Nirangal(1979).... Sharada
  • Pareeksha(1979)
  • Jimmy(1979).... Marykutty
  • Manushyan(1979)
  • Vadaka Veedu(1979)
  • Valeduthavan Valal(1979)
  • Lajjavathi(1979)
  • Amritha Chumbanam(1979)
  • Agni (1978)
  • Amarsham(1978)
  • Avalkku Maranamilla(1978)
  • Iniyum Puzha Ozhukum (1978)....Radha
  • Anumodhanam (1978)
  • Ninaku Njanum enikku Neeyum (1978)
  • Ee Manohara Theeram (1978).... Geetha
  • Ashwathama (1978)
  • Lisa (1978)
  • Yagaswam(1978)
  • Rappadikalude Gaatha(1978)
  • Sthree Oru Dukham(1978)
  • Kaathirunna Nimisham (1978) .... Sumathi
  • Manoradham (1978)
  • Society Lady(1978)
  • Pichippoo(1978)
  • Vishwaroopam(1978)
  • Raju Rahim(1978)
  • Aashirvadam (1977)
  • Akale Akasham (1977)
  • Santha Oru Devatha (1977)
  • Vishukkani (1977)
  • Muttathe Mulla (1977).... Geetha
  • Aaradhana (1977)
  • Shankupushpam (1977) .... Devi
  • Amme Anupame (1977)
  • Ormakal Marikkumo (1977) .... Parvathi
  • Ashta Maangalyam (1977)
  • Harshabaspam (1977)
  • Innale Innu (1977)
  • Minimol (1977)
  • Yatheem(1977) .... Sainaba
  • Panchamritham (1977)
  • Sakhakkale Munnottu (1977)
  • Saritha (1977)
  • Sneham (1977)
  • Taxi Driver(1977)
  • Thuruppugulan (1977)
  • Itha Ivide Vare (1977) ..... Susheela
  • Veedu Oru swargam (1977)
  • Dheere Sameere Yamuna Theere (1977)
  • Chirikudukka (1976)..... Radha
  • Kanyadhanam (1976)
  • Sindhu (1976).... Geetha
  • Missi (1976)
  • Mohiniyattam (1976)
  • Parijatham (1976)
  • Pickpocket (1976)
  • Rajayogam (1976)
  • YudhaBhoomi (1976)
  • Njaaval Pazhangal (1976)
  • Theekkanal (1976)
  • Kuttavum Shikshayum(1976)
  • Ajayanum Vijayanum(1976)
  • Thomashleeha (1975)
  • Pravaham (1975)..... Girija
  • Boy Friend(1975)
  • Sindhu(1975)
  • Kuttichathan(1975)
  • Alibabyum 41 Kallamarum(1975).... Laila
  • Love Letter(1975)
  • Chandana Chola(1975)
  • Kalyana Panthal(1975)
  • Chuvanna Sandhyakal(1975)
  • Rajhamsam (1974)
  • Bhoomi Devi Puspiniyayai (1974)... Jaya
  • Manushyaputran (1974)
  • College Girl (1974) .... Radha
  • Manushyaputhran(1973) .... Ammu
  • Taxi car (1972)
  • Ummachu(1971)
  • Virunnukari(1969) .... Mohanam
  • Pavappettaval(1967) .... Radha
  • Jeevikkan Anuvadikku(1967)
  • School Master (1964).... Vishalam (Child Artist)

Tamil[edit]

As a Dubbing Artist[edit]

  • Oppol
  • Thrishna
  • Sringaram
  • Naalu Pennungal

Television[edit]

Year Program Role Channel Notes
2010 - Present Kadhayallithu Jeevitham Host Amrita TV

This show is adapted into several other regional languages. Vidhubala is well known for her anchoring style.

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