Kalaranjini

Last updated

Kalaranjini
Kalaranjini actress.jpg
Born
OccupationActress
Relatives Sooranad Kunjan Pillai (grandfather)

Kalaranjini is an Indian actress who started her career in the early 1980s.

Contents

Personal life

Kalaranjini was born to popular drama actors Chavara V. P. Nair and Vijayalakshmi in Kollam district. She is the granddaughter of famous writer Sooranad Kunjan Pillai. Her sisters are actors Kalpana and Urvashi. [1] Her two brothers, Kamal Roy and Prince had also acted in a few Malayalam movies. Prince (Nandu of Layanam fame) committed suicide at the age of 26. [2] Kalaranjini is divorced and has a son, Prince. [3]

Partial filmography

Malayalam

List of Kalaranjini Malayalam film credits
YearTitleRoleNotes
Aval
Mannum Pennum
Oru Naadan Premakatha
1978 Madanolsavam Child artist
1979 Edavazhiyile Poocha Minda Poocha College lecturer
1979 Sikharangal Song roleSpecial appearance
1980 Swantham Enna Padam Prabha
1980Abhimanyu
1981 Ammakkorumma Sherly
1981 Nizhal Yudham Shobha
1982 Aasha Aasha
1982 Ente Mohangal Poovaninju BabyDubbed into Telugu as Manasuna Neekai
1982 Gaanam Ranjini
1982 Komaram
1982 Odukkam Thudakkam
1982 Oru Thira Pinneyum Thira Latha
1982BalloonChinnu
1982Njan Onnu ParayatteThankamani
1982Snehasammanam
1982Yaagam
1983 Aashrayam Amina
1983 Bhookambam Susie
1983 Ee Vazhi Mathram Sharada
1983 Eettillam Kausalya
1983 Himavahini Ponnu
1983 Nizhal Moodiya Nirangal Daisy
1983 Passport Sainabha
1983Ea Yugham
1984 Ente Nandinikutty Nandinikutty's mother
1984 Idavelakku Sesham Sunitha
1984 Lakshmana Rekha Sunitha
1984 Nishedi Anitha
1984 Paavam Krooran Sheela
1984 Raajavembaala Maala
1984Theere PratheekshikkatheSreedevi
1984Attahaasam/TharunyamUma
1984Oru Thettinte Katha
1984Swarna Gopuram
1985Kaiyum Thlayum Purathidaruthe
1985Suvarna Kshethram
1986 Ambili Ammavan
1986 Ashtabandham Savithri
1986 Ithramathram Anitha
1986 Yuvajanotsavam Bhagaval Das's Wife
1987 Amme Bhagavathi SaraswathiDubbed into Telugu as Devi Bhagavathi
1987 Ithrayum Kalam MollyDubbed into Telugu as Manushulu Marali
1987 Jaithra Yaathra Nurse/Minimol's mother
1987 Kathakku Pinnil Malathi
1987 Ponnu Santhamma
1987 Vamban Kala
1987Swantham Ennu Karuthi
1989 Crime Branch AmbujamDubbed into Hindi as Crime Branch
1991 Koumara Swapnangal Rajasekharan's wife
1991 Raagam Anuragam Indu
1997Kadhanaayakan
1997Swantham Makalkku Snehapoorvam
1998 Sreekrishnapurathe Nakshathrathilakkam Aanathavalli [4]
2002 Kalyanaraman Saraswathy [5]
2002 Nandanam Janaki[ citation needed ]
2002 Vasanthamalika Lakshmiyamma
2003 Swantham Malavika GomathiDubbed into Hindi as "Hamaari Madhuri"
2003 Swapnakoodu SophyDubbed into Tamil as "Moonram Pirai"
2004 Bunglavil Outha Rosamma
2005 Hridayathil Sookshikkan Nanditha's mother
2005 Iruvattam Manavaatti Bhumika's mother
2005 Kochi Rajavu Lakshmi
2005Annorikkal
2007 Kangaroo Cicily
2007 Sooryan SarasuDubbed into Tamil as Thozha
2007 Speed Track Gouri's mother
2007Ali Bhai
2008 Kerala Police Maria Roy
2009 Banaras Malathi
2009 Ivar Vivahitharayal Kavya's mother
2009 Parayan Marannathu Madhavi
2009 Puthiya Mukham Mahi's wifeDubbed into Tamil as Puthiya Mukham
2009 Swantham Lekhakan Shantha
2009Mounam
2009Patham Nilayile Theevandi
2010 Patham Adhyayam Lakshmikutty
2010 Pulliman Kamakshi
2010 Ringtone Thampuratti
2011 Ithu Nammude Katha Sethulakshmi
2011 Bombay Mittayi
2011 Kalabha Mazha Kamashi
2011 Mohabbath Panchayat Member, Mariya
2011 Ninnishtam Ennishtam 2 Sreekuttan's mother
2011Cocoon
2012 Kunjaliyan Kanambaram
2012 Mr. Marumakan Interview board member
2012 Spanish Masala Theressa [6]
2012 The King & the Commissioner Santha Krishnan Nair
2013 Aattakatha Unni's mother
2013 God for Sale Priyadarshini
2013JwalamukhikalSudhaShort film
2013Mr. Bean
2013Radio
2013White PaperSumathi
2014 How Old Are You Rajeev's mother
2014KarnavarVijaya's mother
2014Mizhi Thurakku
2014ParankimalaAppu's mother [7]
2015 1000 – Oru Note Paranja Katha Gypsy lady
2015 Chirakodinja Kinavukal Sumathi's mother [8]
2015 Ennu Ninte Moideen Kanchana's mother (Janaki) [9]
2015 Female Unnikrishnan Unniyamma[ citation needed ]
2015 Jo and the Boy Mary John[ citation needed ]
2017 Georgettan's Pooram Mercy[ citation needed ]
2017 Kambhoji Antharjanam, Uma's mother
2018Lolans
2019 Manoharam Sreeja's mother [10]
2020 Sufiyum Sujatayum Kamala [11] [12]

Tamil

List of Kalaranjini Tamil film credits
YearTitleRoleNotes
1981Andru Muthal Indru VaraiLakshmi
1981AradhanaiLilly
1982 Manjal Nila Vasantha
1982 Oorum Uravum Roopa
1987 Kavalan Avan Kovalan Kumari Shari
1987 Paadu Nilave Lalitha[ citation needed ]
1987 Sirai Paravai Ponnusamy's wife
1989 Vaai Kozhuppu Kalpana
1991Mookuthi PoomeleBhuvana
1995 Chandralekha Easwari (Chandralekha's mother)
1995 Murai Mappillai Raja's mother
1995 Vishnu NirmalaDubbed into Telugu as "Mr.Hari Krishna" and in Hindi as "Jeeta"
1996 Mettukudi Sivakami
1997 Periya Idathu Mappillai Chinnavar's wife
1997 Thaali Pudhusu Kala
1998 Iniyavale Ramanathan's wife
2012Ithanai Naalai Engirunthai
2015 36 Vayadhinile Tamizhselvan's motherDubbed into Malayalam as 36 Vayadhinile[ citation needed ]
2023Yosi [13]

Telugu

List of Kalaranjini Telugu film credits
YearTitleRoleNotes
1981Vaadani MalliArumaCredited as Kala Rani [ citation needed ]
1983 Simham Navvindi Radha/Latha
1984Marchandi Mana ChattaluDamayanthi
1985KalaranjaniRanjani

Kannada

List of Kalaranjini Kannada film credits
YearTitleRoleNotes
1983 Aasha PrameelaDubbed into Telugu as "Chattaniki Kallunte" [ citation needed ]
Mukhi[ citation needed ]

Television career

List of Kalaranjini television credits
YearTitleChannelLanguageRole/Notes
Kanimuthu Jaihind TV MalayalamWon – Drishya TV award for Best Actress (Telefilm)[ citation needed ]
Thennaliraman Amrita TV Malayalam
Vismayam Surya TV MalayalamTelefilm
1997SmarakashilakalMalayalam
1997Doctors Sun TV Tamilas Saranya
1999Chinna Chinna Aasai : Bandham Sun TV Tamilas Sasi
2003–04Manasaputhri Surya TV Malayalamas Giri's aunt
2004Black and White Season 2 Asianet Malayalamas Alice
2004Megham Asianet Malayalam
2005Sindoorarekha Asianet Malayalam
2005–06Thulabharam Surya TV Malayalamas Subhadraamma
2005–06Vikramadithyan Asianet Malayalamas Maharani
2006Lakshyam Asianet Malayalam
2007Prayanam Surya TV Malayalam
2007Daya Kairali TV Malayalam
2007Makal Old Asianet Malayalam
2007Mandaram Kairali TV Malayalamas Shameer's umma
2007Velankanni Mathavu Surya TV Malayalamas Rachelamma
2007–08Sree Guruvayoorappan Surya TV Malayalamas Marathakamma
2008Ammakkayi Surya TV Malayalam
2008Chilluvilakku Surya TV Malayalam
2008Kanakuyil Asianet Malayalamas Geetha
2008Sreekrishnaleela Asianet Malayalam
2009Chandrettanum Shobedathiyum Asianet Malayalamas Shobha
2009Devimahatymam Asianet Malayalamas Savithri
2009Sreemahabhagavatham Asianet Malayalam
2009–10Vasantham Sun TV Tamilas Thillainayagi (Mangalam's eldest daughter in law)
2009–12 Vilakku Vacha Nerathula Kalaignar TV Tamil as Saradhamma[ citation needed ]
2009–12Chakkara Bharani Surya TV Malayalamas Indiramma
2011–14 Kumkumapoovu Asianet Malayalamas Subhadramma (Mahesh's mother)
2012–15 Sondha Bandham Sun TV Tamilas Prem's mother, Rajalakshmi
2013–14 Mama Mappilai Sun TV Tamil
2014Crime Branch Kairali TV Malayalam
2014–18 Kalyana Parisu Sun TV Tamilas Gajalakshmi (Antagonist)
2015–17Moonnumani Flowers TV) Malayalamas Sharadhamma
Dubbed into Tamil as Moondram Pirai [14]
2016Manathe Kottaram Kairali TV Malayalamas Kottarathil Komalavalli
Reality shows

Shows / Other works

Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Divyaa Unni</span> Indian actress and classical dancer

Divyaa Unni is an Indian former actress and classical dancer of Indian origin who teaches various forms of dance such as Bharathanatyam, Kuchipudi and Mohiniyattom. As an actress, she mainly appeared in Malayalam language films, in addition to few Tamil, Telugu and Kannada language films too.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Urvashi (actress)</span> Indian actress

Urvashi is an Indian actress, dubbing artist, television host, scriptwriter and film producer known for her works in the Southern film industry, predominantly in Malayalam films also worked in Tamil, Kannada and Telugu films. In a career spanning over four decades, she has won one National Film Award, five Kerala State Film Awards, two Tamil Nadu State Film Awards and two Filmfare Award South respectively. Known for her distinct style of acting, she is widely regarded as one of the greatest actors in Malayalam cinema.

<i>Achuvinte Amma</i> 2005 Indian film

Achuvinte Amma is a 2005 Indian Malayalam-language drama film directed by Sathyan Anthikad and written by Ranjan Pramod from a story by Rajesh Jayaraman. It stars Urvashi, Meera Jasmine and Narain. The music is composed by Ilaiyaraaja. It was also a comeback movie for Urvashi in Malayalam after a gap of six years. The film has won several awards, including the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress (Urvashi), Filmfare Award for Best Film - Malayalam, and Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Malayalam for Meera Jasmine.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Siddique (actor)</span> Indian actor (born 1962)

Siddique (born 1 October 1962 ) is an Indian actor and producer, who works mainly in Malayalam cinema. Along with appearing in over 350 Malayalam films, he has also acted in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi language films. He is known for having played a wide range of starring and supporting roles, including comic characters, romantic leads, anti-heroes and villains.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Kalpana (Malayalam actress)</span> Indian actress (1965–2016)

Kalpana Ranjani, better known mononymously as Kalpana, was an Indian actress who appeared in South Indian films, predominantly in Malayalam and Tamil. Kalpana has acted in over 300 films in various South Indian languages. She won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Thanichalla Njan (2012) at the 60th National Film Awards. Kalpana started her career as a child artist in the late 1970s. Although she came into the industry with the intention of being a lead actress, she turned out to be popular among the audiences for her comic roles.

Anoop Menon is an Indian actor, director, screenwriter and lyricist. He worked in television before acting in Malayalam films and has acted in more than 75 films.

Priyanka Nair is an Indian model-turned-actress who predominantly works in the Malayalam film industry. She made her debut in the Tamil film Veyyil in 2006. She gained critical acclaim for her roles in Bhoomi Malayalam, Vilapangalkappuram and Jalam.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Ambili Devi</span> South Indian actress

Ambili Devi is an actress from Kerala, India who appeared in many Malayalam cinema and serials. She has established herself as a lead actress in Malayalam Television Industry and has won the Kerala State Television Award for Best Actress in 2005.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Praveena</span> Indian actress, dubbing artist

Praveena is an Indian actress and dubbing artist who predominantly appears in Malayalam television series and films in addition to a few Tamil series and films. She is known for portraying the role of Goddess Devi in popular series Devi Mahathmyam.

Beena Antony is an Indian actress appearing in Malayalam film and television. She mainly appeared in supporting roles in films and television serials in her later career, including Ommanathinkalpakshi, Mayaseetha, Ente Manasaputhri, Autograph and Thapasya.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Bhagyalakshmi</span> Indian dubbing artist

Bhagyalakshmi is an Indian actress, activist, and dubbing artist. She works predominantly in the Malayalam film industry, working with over 800 actresses and in 4,700 films. She has collaborated with actresses such as Shobana, Revathi, and Urvashi. Bhagyalakshmi's autobiography, Swarabhedangal, was awarded the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for Biography and Autobiography.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Thesni Khan</span> Indian actress

Thesni Khan is an Indian actress who appears in Malayalam films, television, and stage. She made her acting debut through Daisy in 1988. She is widely known for the portrayal of character roles. In 2020, she contested in the second season of Malayalam reality TV series Bigg Boss. Thesni is currently an active celebrity vlogger in Youtube channel "Thezbeen's".

Kalaramathil Shivaraman Premkumar, better known by his stage name Kochu Preman, was an Indian actor who worked in Malayalam film industry. He acted in more than 250 films, mainly in supporting and comedy roles, and also appeared in television.

Seema G. Nair is an Indian actress who appears in Malayalam films and Malayalam TV series.

Subbalakshmi was an Indian Carnatic musician, composer, and actress in Malayalam cinema. She was noted for her performance in Kalyanaraman (2002), Pandippada (2005), and Nandanam (2002).

Thara Kalyan is an Indian classical dancer and actress in Malayalam cinema. She has acted in mainstream Malayalam films, telefilms and television serials. She is also a professional dancer in Bharatanatyam, Mohiniyattam, and Kuchipudi.She is an 'A top' Mohiniyattam artist of Doordarshan.

Sajitha Betti is an Indian actress known for her works in Malayalam television serials and films.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Varada (actress)</span> Indian actress

Emimol Mohan, better known by her stage name Varada is an Indian actress who works predominantly in Malayalam films and television. After making her acting debut in the 2006 Malayalam film Vaasthavam, she played the lead role in the 2008 film Sultan. Her breakthrough role was with the Malayalam soap opera Amala aired from 2013 to 2015.

Shalu Susan Kurian is an Indian actress who has worked in Malayalam and Tamil-language television productions. She is known for her work on the television series Chandanamazha, which aired on Asianet.

Kavitha Ranjini, known by the stage name Urvashi, is an Indian actress, dubbing artist, television host, scriptwriter and producer known for her works in the Southern film industry, predominantly in Malayalam and Tamil films. She has acted in total 702+ films: Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi films

References

  1. "Popular siblings from the Malayalam film industry". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 18 November 2023. Retrieved 6 October 2023.
  2. https://web.archive.org/web/20090324074316/http://www.hindu.com/fr/2009/03/20/stories/2009032050740100.htm
  3. Kalaranjini. സിനിമ എനിക്ക് സാന്ത്വനമായി [The film has been a relief for me.]. Mathrubhumi (Interview) (in Malayalam). Archived from the original on 5 July 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2014.
  4. ശ്രീകൃഷ്ണപുരത്തെ നക്ഷത്രത്തിളക്കത്തിൽ നഗ്മയ്ക്ക് ശബ്ദം നൽകിയ നായിക ആരെന്നറിയുമോ? [Do you know who is the heroine who gave voice to Nagma in the starlight in Sreekrishnapuram?]. The Indian Express (in Malayalam). 5 October 2021. Archived from the original on 4 February 2023. Retrieved 4 February 2023.
  5. "#FilmyFriday! Kalyanaraman: A wedding that reshaped the fate". The Times of India . 24 June 2022. Archived from the original on 4 February 2023. Retrieved 4 February 2023.
  6. "I could not participate in the La Tomatino festival". Rediff . 16 November 2011. Archived from the original on 4 February 2023. Retrieved 4 February 2023.
  7. Nambidi, Parvathy (28 November 2013). "Parankimala: Revisiting An Intense Romance". The New Indian Express . Archived from the original on 4 February 2023. Retrieved 4 February 2023.
  8. "In experimental mode". The Hindu . 23 April 2015. Archived from the original on 4 February 2023. Retrieved 4 February 2023.
  9. Sudhish, Navamy (17 September 2015). "Redefining Love Through Ennu Ninte Moideen". The New Indian Express . Archived from the original on 4 February 2023. Retrieved 4 February 2023.
  10. "Vineeth Sreenivasan's next is 'Manoharam'". The News Minute. 5 March 2019. Archived from the original on 4 February 2023. Retrieved 4 February 2023.
  11. "Soofiyum Sujathayum Movie |". Moviekoop. Archived from the original on 4 February 2023. Retrieved 4 February 2023.
  12. "'Sufiyum Sujatayum': Of plastic passions". Mangalorean. 4 July 2020. Archived from the original on 4 February 2023. Retrieved 4 February 2023.
  13. Yosi | നടി ഉർവശിയുടെ കുടുംബത്തിൽ നിന്നും അഭയ് ശങ്കർ സിനിമയിലേക്ക്; 'യോസി' ട്രെയ്‌ലർ [Yosi | Abhay Shankar from actress Urvashi's family to make his film debut; 'Yosi' Trailer]. News 18 Malayalam (in Malayalam). 27 March 2023. Archived from the original on 27 March 2023. Retrieved 15 April 2023.
  14. Vinodadarshan (September 2015). "Moonnumani Serial Cast and Crew | Actor/actress of Moonnumani -Flowers TV Serial". Archived from the original on 4 February 2023. Retrieved 4 February 2023.