Kalpana (Malayalam actress)

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Born
Kalpana Ranjani

(1965-10-05)5 October 1965 [1]
Died25 January 2016(2016-01-25) (aged 50) [2]
Nationality Indian
OccupationFilm actress
Years active1977 – 2016
Spouse(s)
(m. 1998;div. 2012)
Children1
Parent(s)
  • Chavara V. P. Nair
  • Vijayalakshmi
Relatives

Kalpana Ranjani (5 October 1965 25 January 2016), better known mononymously as Kalpana, was an Indian film actress who has appeared in South Indian films, predominantly in Malayalam. Kalpana has acted in over 300 films in various South Indian languages. [3] She won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Thanichalla Njan (2012) at the 60th National Film Awards. [4] 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.

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Career

Kalpana began her career as a child artist in the film Vidarunna Mottukal . [1] After making her debut as a mainstream actor in the 1980 film Pokkuveyil , directed by G. Aravindan, she went on to star in several critically acclaimed films and her portrayals as a comedian were appreciated by critics. Her Tamil debut was through the 1985 released successful film Chinna Veedu , opposite K. Bhagyaraj. Her other memorable films include Sathi Leelavathi (1995) and Kaliveedu (1996). [5] She performed in a music album with Usha Uthup. [6] She has published her memoirs, Njan Kalpana. [7] Kalpana has sung a song in the movie Kudumbakodathi , along with K.S. Chithra, in which she appeared as a Telugu speaking character. She had an inevitable presence in stage shows. She was the chairperson of "Janaseva Shishu Bhavan" and assistant chairperson of "Street Birds" and a strong promoter of "Kudumbasree".She was the brand ambassador of "Leo Natura".

Personal life

Kalpana was born to theater artists Chavara V. P. Nair and Vijayalakshmi. Actors Kalaranjini and Urvashi are her sisters. She married Malayalam film director Anil Kumar in 1998 and got divorced in 2012. They have one daughter, Sreemayi and a son before getting divorced. [8]

Death

Kalpana went to Hyderabad for the shooting of the movie Oopiri . On 25 January 2016, she was found unconscious in her hotel room and was immediately taken to the hospital by the crew members, but died on the way of a heart attack. [9] [10] Postmortem was conducted and her body was flown to her native place on 26 January 2016. The funeral took place on the same day. [11]

Awards

Filmography

Malayalam

YearMovieRole
2019 Aakasha Ganga 2 Aaveshananda Swamigal (Photo only)
2015 Charlie [13] Queen Mary / Mariya
20153 Wikkattinu 365 RunsKanakavalli
2015Manam Thelinjathu-
2015Ente Sathyanweshana Pareekshakal
2015 Lavender Janet
2015 Ennum Eppozhum Bindhu
Aana Mayil Ottakam
Ishtamanu Pakshe Achananu Preshnam
2014KarnavarSantha
2014 The Dolphins Vava
2014NayanaNurse
2014Malayalakkara ResidencyMalu
2014 Bangalore Days Kuttan's mother (Amma)
2013 ABCD: American-Born Confused Desi Mariyamma
2013Radio
2013TeensNun/College authority
2012 Thanichalla Njan Razia Beevi
2012 Spirit Pankajam
2012 Vaadhyar Shobha
2012Ezham SuryanNalini
2012Grihanathan
2012 Theruvu Nakshatrangal Advocate
2012 Mullassery Madhavan Kutty Nemom P. O. Maria
2011 Uppukandam Brothers: Back in Action Elamma (Archive footage)
2011 Shankaranum Mohananum Janaki
2011 Salt N' Pepper Mary
2011Paarvanam
2011Sneham + Ishtam = Amma
2011Darsanasya Maunam
2011Jameela-
2011 Kanakompathu Hotel Manager
2011Living Together
2011Sivapuram
2011Bombay Mittayi
2011 Ninnishtam Ennishtam 2 Muthulakshmi
2011 Pachuvum Kovalanum Annamma
2011Snehadharam-
2011 Kudumbasree Travels Khadeeja
2011 Makeup Man Soorya's fiancee's aunt
2011 Indian Rupee Mary
2010 Senior Mandrake Vandana
2010 Nizhal Canteen owner (Maami)
2010Oru Small FamilySurya tv 2011
2010 Nirakazhcha Aksharavalli
2010 Yugapurushan Drunkard Paramu's wife
2010Pathamadhyam
2010Darpapnam
2010 Njaan Sanchaari Dr. Arundhathi
2010Aakaashayathra
2010Jayan, the Man behind the Legend
(Documentary)
Herself
2009 Bharya Onnu Makkal Moonnu Dance teacher
2009 Loud Speaker Rugmini
2009 Sanmanasullavan Appukuttan Vasundhara
2009 Kerala Cafe Manikantan's wife
2009 Seetha Kalyanam Ramani
2009 Thirunakkara Perumal Pushpavalli
2009Paleri Mannikyam Oru Pathira Kolapathakathinte Katha
2009Saswatham-
2008ApoorvaTeacher
2008 Kovalam Mariya
2008 De Ingottu Nokkiye Ammu
2008 Bullet Reality Show Judge
2008 Twenty:20 Swarnamma
2008 Pakal Nakshatrangal Raji
2007The Unakka ChemmeenKaruthamma
2007Anchil Oral ArjunanShantha
2007 Bharathan Effect Chinnakutty
2006 Balram vs. Tharadas Dakshayani
2005 Krithyam Victoria
2005 Athbhutha Dweepu Mallika
2005 Bunglavil Outha Chemparathy
2005 Udayon Kunjujamma
2005KalabhamPachakili
2005 Bus Conductor Ambili
2005 Five Fingers Marykutti
2004 Mambazhakkalam Neelima
2004 Vismayathumbathu Maya
2004 Vellinakshatram School principal
2004 Thalamelam Kanakavalli
2004 Sethurama Iyer CBI Vijayamma
2004 Priyam Priyamkaram Alamelu
2004 Nerkku Nere Devu
2003RelaxAarthi
2003Varum Varunnu VannuHouse maid
2003 Mizhi Randilum Saradha
2003 The Fire Fathima Beevi
2003 Mr. Brahmachari Anasooya
2003 Melvilasam Sariyanu Sarasamma P. Varghese
2003 Vellithira Pushpam
2002 Chirikudukka Seemanthini
2002 Kakke Kakke Koodevide Rahel
2002 Kannaki Kanakammal
2002Www.anukudumbam.comThief
2002 Kashillatheyum Jeevikkam Annamma
2002 Krishna Gopalakrishna Sujatha
2002 Oomappenninu Uriyadappayyan Kanyaka
2002Aaradyam Parayum
2001 Ishtam Mariyamma Thomas
2001 Ennum Sambhavami Yuge Yuge Tapinokia / Kalyani
2001Kathakan
2001Oh My Juliet
2001Spiderman
2000KannaadikkadavathuBhavani
2000Manjukaalappakshi
2000 Nishasurabhikal
2000 Manassil Oru Manjuthulli Rajamma
2000 Shayanam Mary Thoma
2000Punnus Express
1999 American Ammayi Thresia
1999 Aakasha Ganga Kochuthresia/ Krishnan's wife
/ Aaveshananda Swamigal Aaveshananda Swamigal
1999 Chandamama Kochammini
1999 Charlie Chaplin Chandrika
1999 Swastham Grihabharanam Sarala
1999Pushpull
1999Shooting Shooting
1999Pranaya Nilaavu
1998 Alibabayum Arara Kallanmarum Thanki
1998 Graama Panchaayathu Pankajakshi
1998HarthalDimple Mariya
1998 Sooryaputhran Mental Patient,Neeli
1998 Malabaril Ninnoru Manimaaran Chandhrika
1998 Kudumba Vaarthakal Meera
1998 Manthri Kochamma Mrs. Lukoos
1998Inspector Eeswara Iyer Green Roomilundu-
1997 Itha Oru Snehagatha Kochuthresia
1997 Junior Mandrake Vandana
1997 Kalyana Unnikal Lucie
1997AncharakalyanamKalyani
1997RaajathanthramDamayanthi
1997 Kottapurathe Koottukudumbam Chandrika
1997Mannadiar Penninu Chenkotta CheckanChamba
1997 Newspaper Boy Komalam
1997 Anuragakottaram Mother Superior
1997 Ullasapoongattu Marykutti
1997 Arjunan Pillayum Anchu Makkalum Jayaprabha
1997 Ishtadanam Stella
1997 Anubhoothi Ambujakshan's wife
1997 Five Star Hospital Nurse Snehalatha
1997 Mayaponman Meenakshi
1996Excuse Me Ethu CollegilaSundari
1996 Kaathil Oru Kinnaram Manikutty
1996 Kaliveedu Mary
1996 Harbour Palisha Kathreena
1996 Kudumbakodathi Gundur Parvathi
1996 Malayaalamaasam Chingam Onninu Rukku
1996 Aramana Veedum Anjoorekkarum Swarnam
1995 Kaattile Thadi Thevarude Ana Kanaka
1995 Kalamasseriyil Kalyanayogam Chempakasseri Sakunthala
1995 Achan Kombathu Amma Varampathu Swayamprabha
1995 Parvathy Parinayam Radha
1995 Pai Brothers Komalam
1995 Avittam Thirunaal Aarogya Sriman Kousalya
1995PunnaramChandrika
1995 Rajakeeyam Snehaprabha
1995 Peter Scott Bessy
1995 No 1 Snehatheeram Bangalore North Metilda
1995 Mangala Soothram Sumithra
1995Manashasthranjante Diary
1995Nirnnayam
1995 Three Men Army Indira Devi
1994 Dadha Anandam
1994 CID Unnikrishnan B.A., B.Ed. House Maid
1994 Kudumba Vishesham Alykutty
1994 Pidakkozhi Koovunna Noottandu Ponnamma
1994 Poochakkaru Mani Kettum Karthika
1994 Sukham Sukhakaram Lilly
1994The President
1993 Butterflies Parukutty
1993 Gandharvam Kottarakara Komalam
1993 Narayam Amina' s kin
1993 Injakkadan Mathai & Sons Annakutty
1993 Kabooliwala Chandrika
1993 Kavadiyattam Dolly
1993 Ponnu Chami Valli
1993 Porutham Vasantha Kokila
1993 Kalippattam Meenakshi
1993 Sakshal Sreeman Chathunni Reshmi
1993Ammayane Sathyam
1993 Uppukandam Brothers Elamma
1992 Ennodishtam Koodamo Bhagyam
1992 Cheppadividya Mary
1992 Ardram Jaanu
1992 Mr & Mrs Kalpana
1992 Aparatha Mary
1991 Inspector Balram Dakshayani
1991 Ottayal Pattalam Venu's lover
1991 Post Box No. 27 Gayathri
1991 Innathe Program Minikutty
1991 Pookkalam Varavayi Tuition Teacher
1991 Souhrudam Annamma
1991 Adayalam Rosemary
1990Dr. PasupathyU. D. C. Kumari
1990 Kouthuka Varthakal Kamalu
1990 Maalayogam Subhadra
1990 Orukkam Alice
1990SuperstarShakuntala
1990 Saandhram Anna
1989 Oru Sayahnathinte Swapnam Thankamani
1989 Peruvannapurathe Visheshangal Mohini
1986 Ithramathram Rajani
1986 Naale Njangalude Vivaham Mini's friend
1986Ninnishtam Ennishtam
1985 Ithu Nalla Thamasha Sundari/Gracy
1985 Choodatha Pookal Hema's friend
1985 Paara -
1985Pathamudayam
1984Radhayude Kamukan
1984Bullet
1984 Panchavadi Palam Anarkali
1983 Thavalam Latha
1983 Manju Rashmi
1983 Aadhipathyam Gracy
1982 Pokkuveyil Nisha
1982 Ithum Oru Jeevitham Sheela
1982 Yaagam Kannamma
1982 Anthiveyilile Ponnu -
1981 Pathirasooryan Joly's friend
1980 Dwik Vijayam child artist
1979 Sikharangal Pankajam
1977 Vidarunna Mottukal [1] child artist

Tamil

YearMovieRole
2018 Itly Lilly
2017 Vaigai Express N/A
Voice for Anuradha
(Archana Chandhoke)
2017 Kadhal Kasakuthaiya Arjun's mother
2016 Thozha Lakshmi
2015 Kaaki Sattai Meenakshi
2009 Sirithal Rasipen Eshwari
2007 Arputha Theevu Mallika
2006Kasu
2005 Idhaya Thirudan Kamala
2003 Aalukkoru Aasai Govindamma
2002 Pammal K. Sambandam Nurse Mariyakutty
2001 Veettoda Mappillai Jamuna
2001 Dumm Dumm Dumm Pattamma
2001 Looty Sona
2001Chithiram
1997 Poochudava Arul,Kannan's sister
1995 Sathi Leelavathi Leelavathi
1994Ipadikku KaadhalLilly
1994 Sindhu Nathi Poo Shenbaga Valli
1991Mookuthi Poo Meley
1987 Thirumathi Oru Vegumathi Uma
1986Thalayattu BommaigalSaradha
1985 Chinna Veedu Bhagyalakshmi

Kannada

YearMovieRole
1990 Chapala Chennigaraya Rukku

Telugu

YearMovieRole
2016 Oopiri [14] Lakshmi
2019 Majili Poorna's Mother (″Photo appearance″)

Albums

Television

Kalpana hosted several talk shows and interviews on Malayalam TV Channels. She frequently appeared as Judge in Asianet's Comedy Reality show Vodafone Comedy Stars. Kalpana's last talk show was also on Asianet. It was telecasted a few days before her demise. She has appeared in many advertisements also including "Mega Water Tank", "Nana", "Vellinakshathram","Raidco Family Products", "Karunya Lottery Ticket", "Kerala Samsthana Saksharatha Mission" etc.

Malayalam television

Serials
As Host
Other shows
  • Smart Show (Flowers)
  • Comedy Super Nite (Flowers)
  • Tharapakittu (Kaumudy TV)
  • Cinema Company (Kaumudy TV)
  • Deal or No Deal (Surya TV)
  • Hairomax Mrs. Kerala (Surya TV)
  • Suryathejassod Amma (Surya TV)
  • Kitchen Tharangal (Surya TV)
  • Super Dancer Junior (Amrita TV)
  • Annie's Kitchen (Amrita TV)
  • Malayali Durbar (Amrita TV)
  • Vanitharatnam (Amrita TV)
  • Star Family (Amrita TV)
  • Ningalkkum Aakaam Kodeeshwaran(Asianet)
  • Sarigama (Asianet)
  • Saregamapadhanisa (Asianet)
  • Idea Star Singer (Asianet)
  • Sell Me The Answer (Asianet)
  • Badai Bungalow (Asianet)
  • Comedy Stars (Asianet)
  • Smile Plz (Asianet Plus)
  • Thiranottam (ACV)
  • Ruchibhedam (ACV)
  • Kerala's Favourite Film Actor (ACV)
  • On Record (Asianet News)
  • Onnum Onnum Moonu (Mazhavil Manorama)
  • Cinema Chirima (Mazhavil Manorama)
  • Idavelayil (Mazhavil Manorama)
  • Katha Ithuvare (Mazhavil Manorama)
  • Aniyarayil (Mazhavil Manorama)
  • Nere Chovve (Manorama News)
  • Veedu (Manorama News)
  • Pachakuthira (Kairali TV)
  • Star Wars (Kairali TV)
  • Veettamma (Kairali TV)
  • Chirikkum Pattanam (Kairali TV)
  • JB Junction (Kairali TV)
  • Students Only (Kairali TV)
  • Jagapoga (Kairali TV)
  • Love Bites (Kairali We)
  • Ammayiyamma Marumakal Contest (Jaihind TV)
  • Jeevitham Ithuvare (Jaihind TV)
  • Ammaykku Oru Umma (Jaihind TV)
  • Ini Njangal Parayam (DD Malayalam)
  • 2 Crore Apple Mega Star (Jeevan TV)
  • Karunaniravil Kalpana
  • Mukhamukham Kalpana
  • Onam in Singapore
  • Crossroads
  • Tharaprabha
  • Asiavision
  • Lux Asianet
  • Asianet Television Awards
  • Jaycey Awards
  • Kerala Kaumudi Onam Celebrations 2009
  • Malayalam Super Star Nite 1987
  • Arabian Dreams
  • Mazhavilazhakil Amma
  • Special Athithi
  • Kairali Cultural Association's Onam
  • Asianet Film Awards
  • Kerala Kalotsavam
  • Kerala Tourism Onam Celebrations
  • Siddique Lal's Cine Galaxy 94
  • Rhythm 92

Tamil television

Serials

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