Devayani (actress)

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Devayani Jayadev
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Born
Devayani Jayadev

(1974-06-22) 22 June 1974 (age 47) [1]
OccupationActress
Years active1993–present
Spouse(s)
(m. 2001)
Children2
Relatives Nakul (brother)
Awards Kalaimamani

Devayani is an Indian actress who predominantly appears in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu-language films.

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She started her career with Malayalam and Bengali films She received the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress for her performances in the films Surya Vamsam (1997) and Bharathi (2000) and a Special Award for Kadhal Kottai (1996). [2] [3]

She was a part of several successful films, including Ninaithen Vandhai (1998), Nee Varuvai Ena (1999), Thenali (2000), Friends (2001), Aanandham (2001) and Azhagi (2002) as well as in the Sun TV's huge successful serial Kolangal .

Personal life

Devayani was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra to a Konkani father from Mangalore,Karnataka and a Malayali mother from Kerala. She has two younger brothers Nakul and Mayur. The former is working as an actor and singer in the Tamil film industry, [4] while the latter would also make his acting debut in an upcoming film. [5]

She dated director Rajakumaran, with whom she had worked on a few films for several years. Both their parents did not approve of their relationship, which led the couple to elope, [6] and marry privately on 9 April 2001. [7] [8] They have two daughters, Iniya and Priyanka. [9] [10] [11]

Career

Devayani began her career as Koyal in the Hindi film Koyal, which was later cancelled during its production stage. [12] She appeared in a Bengali film Shaat Ponchomi.She also acted in a Marathi film before debuting South with lead roles in Malayalam films. Kinnaripuzhayoram is the first film in Malayalam. Nest year she done tamil and Telugu film also. She started as a glam doll, she has done item number in a Tamil movie called Sivashakthi. Her earliest films were released in the early and middle 90's including Kadhal Kottai .

Devayani began acting in the teleserial Kolangal as Abinaya, for 1,533 episodes on Sun TV. Kolangal made her one of the most successful personalities in Tamil television industry. It was later dubbed into Malayalam also in the same name on Surya TV. She has completed a Teacher Training course and is now a teacher at Church Park Convent, Chennai. Currently, she is judging a popular reality show on Mazhavil Manorama titled Ugram Ujwalam. She has acted in some advertisements also. She is now acting in Pudhu Pudhu Arthangal , a Tamil serial of Zee Tamil in which she again paired with his Kolangal pair which is a her big comeback to Television.

Filmography

YearFilmRoleLanguageNotes
1993Shaat Ponchomi- Bengali Credited as Sushma
Dhusar GodhuliMoulikaBengaliCredited as Koel
1994 Kinnaripuzhayoram Indhu Malayalam
1995 Achan Rajavu Appan Jethavu AliceMalayalam
Three Men Army ShubhaMalayalam
Kakkakum Poochakkum KalyanamLatha.S.PillaiMalayalam
Dil Ka DoctorDolly Hindi Credited as Koyal
Thotta Chinungi Ramya Tamil
1996 Kalloori Vaasal NivethaTamil
Chhota Sa GharVidyaHindiCredited as Koyal
Kaadhal Kottai KamaliTamil Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize
Nominated-Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
Poomani VijayaTamil
Sivasakthi Guest AppearanceTamil
Mahathma SaraswathiMalayalam
Kinnam Katta KallanAnjuMalayalam
Mr. Clean NirmalaMalayalam
Kaathil Oru Kinnaram MeghaMalayalam
Ajay Hindi
1997 Vivasaayi Magan JyothiTamil
Kaadhali SoubhagyavathiTamil
Periya Idathu Mappillai LakshmiTamil
Surya Vamsam NandhiniTamil Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress
Nominate- Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
1998 Suswagatham Sandhya Telugu
Kizhakkum Merkkum MalliTamil
Marumalarchi JayanthiTamilNominated-Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
Udhavikku Varalaamaa MythiliTamil
Swarnamukhi SwarnamukhiTamil
Ninaithen Vandhai SavithriTamilNominated-Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
Moovendhar VaidehiTamil
Poonthottam SundariTamil
Senthooram Otta Rosa (Megala)Tamil
En Uyir Nee Thaane JanakiTamil
Pudhumai Pithan AarthiTamil
Srimathi Vellostha ArchanaTelugu
1999 Thodarum Seetha AnandTamil
Kummi Paattu AmaravathiTamil
Nee Varuvai Ena NandhiniTamilNominated-Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
Oruvan NandhiniTamil
Premotsava Chandana Kannada
Nilave Mugam Kaattu KasthuriTamil
Paattali SakunthalaTamil
ManikyamMeenakshiTelugu
Suyamvaram ParvathiTamil
2000 Vallarasu Anjali VallarasuTamil
Appu SeethaTamil
Ennammaa Kannu GayathriTamil
Bharathi Chellamal BharathiTamil Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress
Nominated-Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
Thenali Jalaja KailashTamil
Kannukku Kannaga DeviTamil
2001 Friends PadminiTamil
En Purushan Kuzhandhai Maathiri MaheswariTamil
Vinnukum Mannukum DevayaniTamil
Aanandham BharathiTamilNominated-Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
Ninaikkaadha Naalillai KavithaTamil
Sundara Purushan Jyothika MenonMalayalam
2002 Vivaramana Aalu PappuTamil
Azhagi Valarmathi ShanmughamTamil ITFA Best Supporting Actress Award
Kottai Mariamman RajeswariTamil
Panchathantiram NirmalaTamil
Thenkasi Pattanam SangeethaTamil
Guruvamma GuruvammaTamil
Samasthanam DivyaTamil
Padai Veetu Amman SamundiTamil
Chennakesava Reddy Chennakesava Reddy's sisterTelugu
2003 Kadhaludan KavithaTamilAlso producer
Bheeshmar Gowri BheeshmarTamil
Balettan RadhikaMalayalam
2004 Naani Indira DeviTelugu
New IndiraTamil
SivaramTelugu
Giri Suryaprakash's wifeTamil
Sema Ragalai DeviTamil
Senthalam PoovaeTamil
Soumyam Malayalam
2005 Naran JanakiMalayalam
2009 Aiyantham Padai KalpanaTamil
2010 Oru Naal Varum RajalekshmiMalayalam
2011 Sarkar Colony PadminiMalayalam
2013 Thirumathi Thamizh JothiTamilAlso producer
2015 Sagaptham LakshmiTamil
Strawberry ShanthiTamil
2016 Janatha Garage Prabha SathyamTelugu
2017My SchoolMahalakshmiMalayalam
2018 Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava SugunaTelugu
Ezhumin BharathiTamil
Kalavani Mappillai RajeswariTamil
2019 N.T.R: Kathanayakudu Akkineni AnnapurnaTelugu
2021 Love Story Mounica's motherTelugu
Madhagaja RathnammaKannada

Television

Serials

YearSerialRoleLanguageNotes
2003–2009 Kolangal Abinaya(Abi) Tamil Sun TV - Total of 1,533 episodes
2007–2008Manjal MagimaiSoundarya/Neeraja Kalaignar TV
2010–2011Kodi MullaiMalar Raj TV
2011–2013 Muthaaram Ranjini Devi / assistant commissioner of police, ACP Sivaranjini Sun TV
2019–2020 Rasaathi Illavarasi SoundaravalliTamil Sun TV
2021–present Pudhu Pudhu Arthangal LakshmiTamil Zee Tamil
2021 Sembaruthi Amman (Cameo)Tamil Zee Tamil

Shows

YearSerialRoleLanguageNotes
2015–2016Ugram Ujjwalam season 2Judge Malayalam Mazhavil Manorama
2016–2017 Jodi Number One Judge Tamil Vijay TV
2017Junior Super Stars Season 2Judge Zee Tamil

Awards and honours

YearAward CategoryWorkResult
1996 Tamil Nadu State Film Special Award for Best Actress Kaadhal Kottai Won [13]
1997 Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress Surya Vamsam Won [14]
2000 Bharathi Won [15]
Kalaimamani Award by Tamil Nadu Government Contribution to Tamil CinemaWon [16]
2002 ITFA Best Supporting Actress Award Azhagi Won [17] [18]
2004 Pace Awards Best Television Actress Kolangal Won [19]
Vivel Chinna Thirai Awards Best Actress Nominated [20]
2007 Tamil Nadu State Television Award for Best Actress Won [21]
2010 Sun Kudumbam Best Actress Award Nominated [22]

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