Gilu Joseph

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Gilu Joseph
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Born14 March 1990 (1990-03-14) (age 30)
NationalityIndian
OccupationActor, Writer, Poet, Columnist, Air hostess
Parent(s)Joseph SJ (father)
Annakutty Joseph (mother)

Gilu Joseph (born 14 March 1990) is a Malayali poet and lyricist. [1] [2] She earlier worked as an air hostess with Fly Dubai. [3] She has also acted in Malayalam movies.

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Personal life

Gilu hails from Kumily in Idukki district in Kerala. She has two sisters. She moved to Dubai at the age of 18 to work as cabin crew with Fly Dubai.

Gilu appeared on the cover of the March edition of Grihalakshmi , breastfeeding a baby as a part of their 'breastfeed freely' campaign. [4] [5] A complaint was lodged with the State Child Rights Commission against the magazine and Gilu, by various lawyers. [6] A petition was filled with the Kerala HC alleging that the magazine cover violated provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. However, the court did not agree with the petitioner's allegation. The court observed that 'obscenity lies in the crotch of the beholder'. [7]

Work

Gilu has penned the lyrics for Malayalam songs in the following movies

Plays

Filmography

YearFilmRoleNotes
2016 Jacobinte Swargarajyam Abdul's wife
2017 C/O Saira Banu Lawyer
Thrissivaperoor Kliptham Damayanthi
Aby Mini
Rabbit Hole [10] ChristyShort film
Aana Alaralodalaral Kadeesu
2018 Parole Varkkichan's wife
Kadha Paranja Kadha Devi
Aabhaasam Chitra
Abrahaminte Santhathikal Maria
Ranam Aadi's mother
Nonsense Biology teacher
2019IhithaUnnamedShort film
SitayanamSitaShort film
Thakkol Clara
2020 Anjaam Pathiraa Doctor
2021InstagraamamVanajaWebseries
TBAKabeerinte Divasangal

Awards

She was awarded the Palm Pusthakapura Akshara Thoolika award for her poetry. [8] [11]

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