Rachana Narayanankutty

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Rachana Narayanankuttyy
Born (1983-04-04) 4 April 1983 (age 37)
Nationality Indian
Occupation Film actress, Kuchipudi dancer, Television presenter
Years active2001-2003 , 2011- present
Height1.61 m (5 ft 3 in)
Spouse(s)
(m. 2011;div. 2012)
Parent(s)Narayanankutty (father)
Narayanikutty (mother)

Rachana Narayanankutty is an Indian film actress, kuchipudi dancer, and television presenter who works prominently in Mollywood film industry. [1] She became popular through the television series Marimayam aired in Mazhavil Manorama. [2] [3]

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Personal life

Rachana was born on 1 April 1983 in Thrissur City to Narayanankutty and Narayani. She is the youngest and has a brother. [4] Rachana completed her schooling from G. G. H. S. Wadakanchery in 1998, and she completed her graduation from Sri Vyasa NSS College, Wadakanchery. [5] She was a Communicative English teacher in Devamatha, CBSE School situated in Thrissur district. She took dance classes before she was cast into the television series.

Rachana married Arun Sadasivan in 2011. [6] It was purely an arranged marriage and they had issues. As per Rachana, Arun has started abusing her mentally and physically, which caused her to leave her husband's house after 19 days of marriage. [7] [8] [9]

Film career

She began her career in 2001 by acting in a small role as the heroine's friend in the film Theerthadanam . [10] Though it was a small role, Rachana considers it as a gratifying experience to have begun her career through a film scripted by M. T. Vasudevan Nair.[ citation needed ] After her studies, she joined radio as an RJ, at Radio Mango, Thrissur, where a producer spotted her and cast her in Marimayam. She hosted a comedy show Comedy Festival in Mazhavil Manorama. She has also acted in few advertisements and served as judge in the reality show Comedy Express on Asianet. She participated in the reality show Star Challenge on Flowers TV.

Filmography

As an actress

YearTitleRoleDirectorNotes
2001 Theerthadanam Vinodini's friendB. Kannan
2002KalachakramSonu Sisupal
2003 Nizhalkkuthu Adoor Gopalakrishnan
2013ICUNurseShort film
2013 Lucky Star JanakiDeepu AnthikkadHer first female lead role
2013 Amen Clara Lijo Jose Pellissery
2013 Vallatha Pahayan SumitraRazaq-Niyas
2013 101 Chodyangal Radhakrishnan's wife Sidhartha Siva
2013 Punyalan Agarbattis Advocate Sai Ranjith Sankar
2014One Day JokesLadySanthosh G.
2014InverseMotherVineeth ChakyarShort film
2015 You Too Brutus Aparna Roopesh Peethambaran
2015 Ain Saira Banu Sidhartha Siva
2015MoonamidamPrabhaAntony SonyShort film
2015 Thinkal Muthal Velli Vare Arundathi/JalajaKannan Thamarakulam
2015 Kanthari RaniAjmal
2015 Double Barrel Kochumary Lijo Jose Pellissery
2015 Life of Josutty Jessy Jeethu Joseph
2015ThilothamaRosyPreethi Panikkar
2016 Puthiya Niyamam Kani A. K. Sajan
2017 Kambhoji Ammini Vinod Mankara
2017 Varnyathil Aashanka Keerthana Sidharth Bharathan
2017 Thrissivaperoor Kliptham Crazy ladyRatheish Kumar
2018Jaya Jaya NandhakishorahareDevotional album
2019VazhutenaSithaAlexShort film
2019 Mohabbathin Kunjabdulla RajaniShanu
2020Kaathidam KeralatheDancerVideo
2020Through Her EyesReethu's motherArun UnnikrishnanShort film
2021 Black Coffee GayathriBaburaj
2021Adoorum Thoppilum Allathoru BhasiLekhaFilming
2021NithyasumangaliFilming Tamil movie
Choreography and assistant direction also
2021 Aaraattu B. Unnikrishnan
2021ThimiramAnishaSivaram Mani

As a dubbing artist

YearTitleRoleDubbed forNotes
2013 Aattakatha Maleena Malavika Wales

Television

YearTitleRoleChannelNotes
2011-2013/2015 Marimayam Valsala Madam Mazhavil Manorama comedy serial
2012 Comedy festival season 1 Host Mazhavil Manorama comedy reality show
2014 Lunars Comedy Express Judge Asianet Plus comedy reality show
2015-2016Comedy Stars Season 2Judge Asianet comedy reality show
2016Run Baby Run (TV series)Host Asianet Plus kids show
Replaced Thesni Khan
2016Comedy Super Night 2HostFlowers TVcomedy Talk show
Replaced Vinay Forrt
later replaced by Ansiba Hassan
2016Ambum VillumVilasini Asianet Telefilm
2016Aluvayum MathikuriyumHerself Mazhavil Manorama Cameo in promo
2017Music MojoSinger Kappa TV
2018Sthree SakthiHostAsianet News
2019Sunday FundayHost Amrita TV
2020Lalonam NallonamVarious roles Asianet Onam Special show
2020-PresentComedy Stars Season 2Judge Asianet comedy reality show

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