Sangita Madhavan Nair

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Years active1978 – 2000
(m. 2000)
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Sangita Madhavan Nair is an Indian actress, who has worked in Malayalam, Tamil and Kannada film industries, predominantly in the 1990s.


The actress is best known for her role as Shyamala in Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala , which was written and directed by Sreenivasan, for which she has won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress. [1] She is also well known for her role of Nirmala Mary in actor Vijay's breakthrough film Poove Unakkaga (1996). [2]

She started her career as a child artiste in the movie Snehikkan Oru Pennu , a Malayalam movie released in 1978. Her debut film as a child artist in Tamil was En Rathathin Rathame , which is the Tamil remake of Hindi movie Mr. India . The first film she acted as a heroine was Ellame En Rasathan in 1995.

Personal life

She was born as the youngest among four children, to Madhavan Nair from Kottakkal, Malappuram and mother, Padma from Kuzhalmannam, Palakkad, settled in Chennai. Her father migrated to Chennai for fruit business and the family settled there. She had her primary education from Sri Gujarati Vid Matriculation School, Chennai. [3] She has two sisters, Mallika and Charu and a brother, Nitheesh. [4] Her brother portrayed a supporting role in her unreleased film, Punniyavathi.[ citation needed ]

She married cinematographer S. Saravanan in 2000 and retired from acting after marriage. The couple have a daughter Saai Thejaswathy born in 2002. She assisted her husband when he directed his first film, Silambattam starring Silambarasan, Sana Khan and Sneha. [5] [6]

Awards and honours

YearAward CategoryWorkResult
1996 Filmfare Award for Best Actress - Tamil Poove Unakkaga Nominated
1998 Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala Won
1998 Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam Nominated
1998 Asianet Best Actress Award Nominated
1998 Cinema Express Award for Best Actress - Malayalam Won

Partial filmography

1978 Snehikkan Oru Pennu Malayalam Child Artiste
1983 Manju Malayalam
1986 Vartha Malayalam
Ennennum Kannettante Malayalam
1987 Neeyallengil Njan Malayalam
1989 En Rathathin Rathame Tamil
1991 Idhaya Vaasal UmaTamil
Shanti Kranti Kannada
Shanti Kranti Telugu
Nattukku Oru Nallavan Tamil
Shanti Kranti Hindi
1992 Naangal GayathriTamil
Vasantha MalargalTamil
Samundi LakshmiTamil
1993 Arthana AnuMalayalam
Thalattu SangitaTamil
Captain Magal AnjaliTamil
1994 Mahanadi Adult KaveriTamil
Sarigamapadani SangitaTamil
Ravanan UmaTamil
1995 Simhavalan Menon UrmilaMalayalam
Ellame En Rasathan RaaniTamil
Pullakuttikaran AmmuTamil
Seethanam DhanalakshmiTamil
Aniyan Bava Chetan Bava MaluMalayalam
1996 Amman Kovil Vaasalile PoongothaiTamil
Poove Unakkaga Nirmala MaryTamil
Kaalam Maari Pochu IndraTamil
Vetri Vinayagar AsirikaiTamil
Namma Ooru Raasa RasaathiTamil
Alexander PriyaTamil
1997 Vallal Chella KiliTamil
Ganga Gowri GowriTamil
Adrasakkai AdrasakkaiSangitaTamil
Pongalo Pongal ChitraTamil
Kalyana Vaibhogam ShanthiTamil
1998Kattathoru PenpoovuKasthuriMalayalam
Rathna ChinthamaniTamil
Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala ShyamalaMalayalam Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress
Most Popular Role
Manthrikumaran AswathyMalayalam
Yaare Neenu Cheluve KamaliKannada
Kumbakonam Gopalu SangeethaTamil
1999 Samarasimha Reddy SangeethaTelugu
Ethirum Pudhirum SelviTamil
Poomaname Vaa SeethaTamil
Pallavur Devanarayanan VasundharaMalayalam
Vazhunnor RabekaMalayalam
Crime File AmalaMalayalam
Jayam DurgaTamil
2000 Yare Nee Abhimani UttharaKannada
Kann Thirandhu Paaramma Gayatri, AmmanTamil
Kanal KireedamMaryMalayalam
2014 Nagara Varidhi Naduvil Njan SunithaMalayalam

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