22 June 1974
Devayani (born 22 June 1974) is an Indian actress who predominantly appears in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu-language films.
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).
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 .
Devayani was born on 22 June 1974 in Mumbai, Maharashtra to a Konkani father from Mangalore,Karnataka and a Malayali mother from Kerala. She has two younger brothers Nakkhul and Mayur. The former is working as an actor and singer in the Tamil film industry,while the latter would also make his acting debut in an upcoming film.
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,and marry privately on 9 April 2001. They have two daughters, Iniya and Priyanka.
Devayani began her career as Koyal in the Hindi film Koyal, which was later cancelled during its production stage.She appeared in a Bengali film, Shaat Ponchomi. She also acted in a Marathi film before debuting in the South with lead roles in Malayalam films. Kinnaripuzhayoram is the first film in Malayalam. Next year she did 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.
|1993||Shaat Ponchomi||Bengali||Credited as Sushma|
|Dhusar Godhuli||Moulika||Credited as Koel|
|1995||Achan Rajavu Appan Jethavu||Alice|
|Three Men Army||Shubha|
|Kakkakum Poochakkum Kalyanam||Latha.S.Pillai|
|Dil Ka Doctor||Dolly||Hindi||Credited as Koyal and Bollywood debut|
|Thotta Chinungi||Ramya||Tamil||Tamil Debut|
|Chhota Sa Ghar||Vidya||Hindi||Credited as Koyal|
|Kadhal Kottai||Kamali||Tamil|| Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize |
Nominated-Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
|Kinnam Katta Kallan||Anju|
|Kaathil Oru Kinnaram||Megha|
|Periya Idathu Mappillai||Lakshmi|
|Surya Vamsam||Nandhini|| Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress |
Nominate- Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
|Senthooram||Otta Rosa (Megala)|
|En Uyir Nee Thaane||Janaki||Tamil|
|Nee Varuvai Ena||Nandhini||Nominated-Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil|
|Nilave Mugam Kaattu||Kasthuri||Tamil|
|Bharathi||Chellamal Bharathi|| Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress |
Nominated-Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil
|En Purushan Kuzhandhai Maadhiri||Maheswari|
|Aanandham||Bharathi||Nominated-Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil|
|Sundara Purushan||Jyothika Menon||Malayalam|
|Azhagi||Valarmathi Shanmugham|| ITFA Best Supporting Actress Award |
Nominated-Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Tamil
|Padai Veetu Amman||Samundi|
|Chennakesava Reddy||Chennakesava Reddy's sister||Telugu|
|Sema Ragalai||Devi||50th Film|
|2010||Oru Naal Varum||Rajalekshmi||Malayalam|
|2013||Thirumathi Thamizh||Jothi||Tamil||75th Film and also producer|
|2016||Janatha Garage||Prabha Sathyam||Telugu|
|2018||Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava||Suguna||Telugu|
|2019||NTR: Kathanayakudu||Akkineni Annapurna||Telugu|
|2021||Love Story||Mounica's mother||Telugu|
|2007–2008||Manjal Magimai||Soundarya/Neeraja||Kalaignar TV|
|2010–2011||Kodi Mullai||Anna Kodi/Malar Kodi||Raj TV|
|2011–2013||Muthaaram||Ranjini Devi / Sivaranjani||Sun TV|
|2021–2022||Pudhu Pudhu Arthangal||Lakshmi||Zee Tamil|
|2015–2016||Ugram Ujjwalam season 2||Judge||Malayalam||Mazhavil Manorama|
|2016–2017||Jodi Number One||Tamil||Vijay TV|
|2017||Junior Super Stars Season 2||Zee Tamil|
|2022||Pudhu Pudhu Arthangal Niraivu Vizha||Lakshmi|
|1996||Tamil Nadu State Film Special Award for Best Actress||Kaadhal Kottai||Won|
|1997||Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress||Surya Vamsam||Won|
|Kalaimamani Award by Tamil Nadu Government||Contribution to Tamil Cinema||Won|
|2002||ITFA Best Supporting Actress Award||Azhagi||Won|
|2004||Pace Awards Best Television Actress||Kolangal||Won|
|Vivel Chinna Thirai Awards Best Actress||Nominated|
|2007||Tamil Nadu State Television Award for Best Actress||Won|
|2010||Sun Kudumbam Best Actress Award||Nominated|
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