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Urvashi
Born Kavitha ranjini / podimol
26 January 1972 (1972-01-26) (age 38)
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Occupation Actress
Years active 1984 – Present
Spouse(s) Manoj K. Jayanfrom (1999 -2008)

Kavitha, better known by her stage name Urvashi, is an Indian actress, who has appeared in a number of films in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada. She is the sister of actresses Kalaranjini and Kalpana. She is one of the most loved heroines of the Malayalam film industry, playing some of the most unforgettable characters during the 1980s and 1990s.

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Personal life

Urvashi was born in 1972 to well known actor Chavara V.P. Nair and Vijayalakshmi in Trivandrum, Kerala. Her sisters, Kalaranjini and Kalpana are also well acclaimed actresses.[1]

She fell in love with popular actor Manoj K. Jayan and both married in 2000. On 11 October 2008 it was reported that actress Urvashi had obtained mutual separation from her husband. The couple developed difference of opinion and filed for divorce at a court in Chennai. Later, they got separated by a court order.Their only daughter Kunjatta is now living with her husband Manoj K Jayan.

Acting career

She started acting films during the 1980s. "Munthanai Mudichchu"(Tamil; 1984) directed by K. Bhagyaraj fanderirst film. "Ethirppukal" (Malayalam; 1985) was one of her earlier films in Malayalam. During the peak of her career, she starred in M. P. Sukumaran Nair's award-winning film 'Kazhakam' in 1995, without taking a single penny as remuneration. She was awarded Best Actress for this role.

She was the leading malayalam actress in the late 80s giving excellent performances in movies like Thalayanamanthram, Mazhavilkavadi, to name a few

She made her debut in Tamil films with Mundhanai Mudichu (1983) with Bhagyaraj. The movie was a big hit and made Urvashi a sought after actress in all the South Indian languages. Urvashi has also acted in many Kannada movies with all top heroes like Rajkumar, Vishnuvardhan, Ravichandran and Ramesh Aravind. Her latest Kannada movie Rama Shama Bhama (2005) with Ramesh Arvind and Kamal Haasan was a crowd puller and her performance was well appreciated by critics and audience.

Urvashi was also seen as the host of the game show Thanga Vettai aired on Sun TV. She served as the host for the show for a very short time preceded by Ramya Krishnan and succeeded by Kanika Subramaniam.

Urvashi is currently the host of a successful "Ladies Show" on Surya TV Channel known as "Rani Maharani".

Awards

other awards from Tamil, telugu and kannada Tamil Nadu state award, kalaimamani award, life achievement award,other several awards

Filmography

Malayalam Films

Year Title Role Director Cast
2010 Mummy & Me Clara Jithu Joseph Mukesh, Kunchacko Boban, Archana Kavi
2009 Bharya Swantham Suhruthu molly Venu Nagavally Jagathy Sreekumar, Mukesh
2006 Madhuchandralekha Chandramathi Rajasenan Jayaram, Mamta Mohandas
2005 Achuvinte Amma K. P. Vanaja Sathyan Anthikkad Meera Jasmine, Narain
1999 Aayiram Meni Alice I. V. Sasi Manoj K. Jayan, Ganesh Kumar, Lalu Alex
1999 Varnatheru Alice
1997 Janathipathyam Indira Menon K.Madhu Suresh Gopi, Balachandra Menon
1997 Kottapurathe Koottukudumbam Radha Pappan Naripatta Vijayaraghavan, Kalabhavan Mani
1995 Kazhakam Radha M. P. Sukumaran Nair Valsala Menon, Master Mohan
1995 Simhavalan Menon Viji Thampi Jagadeesh, Jagathy
1995 Spadikam Thulasi Bhadran Mohanlal, Thilakan
1995 Thovalapookkal Suresh Unnithan Jagathy, Thilakan, Indrans
1994 Bharya V.R.Gopalakrishnan Jagadeesh
1994 The City I. V. Sasi Suresh Gopi
1994 Kudumba Visesham Anil Babu
1994 Pidakkozhi Koovunna Noottandu Viji Thampi Manoj K. Jayan, Vinaya Prasad, K. P. A. C. Lalitha, Jagathy
1994 Sukham Sukhakaram Balachandra Menon Balachandra Menon
1993 Palayam T.S.Suresh Babu Jagadeesh, Mammootty
1993 Aayirappara Venu Nagavalli Mammootty, Narendra Prasad
1993 Ethu Manju Kaalam Aswathy & Revathy(DoubleRole) Thulasidas Suresh Gopi, Manoj K. Jayan
1993 Injakkadan Mathai & Sons Anil, Babu Pisharadi Jagadeesh, Suresh Gopi, Innocent
1993 Kalippattam Saroja Venu Nagavalli Mohanlal, Vineeth, Jagathy
1993 Koushalam T.S.Mohan Siddique
1993 Midhunam Sulochana Priyadarshan Mohanlal, Sreenivasan, Innocent, Jagathy
1993 Narayam Sasi Shanker Jagadeesh, Murali
1993 Sthreedhanam Vidhya Anil, Babu Pisharadi Jagadeesh, Oduvil Unnikrishnan
1993 Yodha Mohanlal, Jagathy, Madhoo, Puneeth Issar
1993 Venkalam Thankamani Bharathan Murali, Manoj K. Jayan
1992 Kizhakkan Pathrose T.S.Suresh Babu Mammootty
1992 Aham Renjini T. Rajeevnath Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi, Nedumudi Venu
1992 Ente Ponnu Thampuran Kavitha A.T.Abu Suresh Gopi, Siddique, Innocent
1992 Malootty Raji Bharathan Jayaram, Baby Shyamili, Innocent
1992 My Dear Muthachan Clara Sathyan Anthikkad Thilakan, Jayaram
1992 Ponnurukkum Pakshi Adoor Vaisakhan Suresh Gopi
1992 Simhadhwani K.G Rajasekharan Suresh Gopi
1992 Snehasagaram Sathyan Anthikkad Murali, Manoj K. Jayan, Innocent
1992 Surya Gayathri Rugmini Anil Mohanlal
1992 Thiruthalvadhi Lathika K.G Rajasekharan Siddique, Jagadeesh, Jagathy
1992 Utsava Melam Suresh Unnithan Suresh Gopi, Narendra Prasad
1991 Kanalkkattu Sathyan Anthikkad Mammootty, Jayaram
1991 Bharatham Devi Sibi Malayil Mohanlal, Nedumudi Venu, Lakshmi
1991 Chanchattam Yamuna Thulasidas Jayaram, Jagathy
1991 Kadinjool Kalyanam Hrudayakumari Rajasenan Jayaram, Innocent
1991 Kakkathollayiram Revathy V.R. Gopalakrishnan Mukesh, Saikumar
1991 Mukha Chithram Savithrikutty/Lakshmikutty Suresh Unnithan Jayaram, Siddique, Sunitha
1991 Souhridham Shaji Kailas
1991 Vishnulokam Kamal Mohanlal, Santhi Krishna
1990 Arhatha I. V. Sasi Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi
1990 Varthamanakalam Arundhathi Menon I. V. Sasi Balachandra Menon, Suresh Gopi, Jayaram
1990 Kouthuka Varthakal Aswathy Thulasidas Suresh Gopi, Mukesh, Siddique
1990 Nanma Niranjavan Srinivasan Viji Thampy Jayaram
1990 Thalayanamanthram Kanchana Sathyan Anthikkad Sreenivasan, Jayaram, Parvathy Jayaram
1990 Thooval Sparsam Kamal Suresh Gopi, Jayaram, Saikumar
1990 Veena Meettiya Vilangukal Cochin Haneefa Rahman, Madhu
1990 Vyuham Lakshmi Sangeeth Sivan
1989 Mrigaya I. V. Sasi Mammootty, Lalu Alex, Paravoor Bharathan
1989 Adikkurippu Geetha K.Madhu Mammootty, Jagathy, Vijayaraghavan
1989 Chakkikotha Chankaran Roshney Krishnakumar Jayaram, Jagathy, Thilakan, Nedumudi Venu
1989 Mazhavil Kavadi Anandavalli Sathyan Anthikkad Jayaram, Sithara, Innocent
1989 Swagatham Philomina Fernandes Venu Nagavalli Jayaram, Parvathy Jayaram, Nedumudi Venu
1988 Thanthram Susanna Joshi Mammootty, Jagannatha Varma, Rateesh
1988 1921 Thulasi I. V. Sasi Mammootty, Suresh Gopi
1988 1 August Valsala Sibi Malayil Mammootty, Captain Raju, Innocent
1988 Abkari Sridevi I. V. Sasi Mammootty, Ratheesh, Parvathy Jayaram
1988 Oru CBI Diary Kurippu Annie K.Madhu Mammootty, Suresh Gopi, Jagathy
1988 Antima Theerpu Joshi Krishnamraju, Sumalatha
1988 Ponn Muttyidunna Tharavu Snehalatha Sathyan Anthikkad Sreenivasan, Jayaram
1987 New Delhi Uma Joshi Mammootty, Sumalatha
1986 Nandi Veendum Varika Devayani P. G. Viswambaran Mammootty, Sreenivasan, Suresh Gopi
1986 Desadanakkili Karayilla Padmarajan Mohanlal, Shaari, Karthika
1986 Manasilloru Manimuthu Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi
1986 Kshamichu Ennoru Vakku Rajani Joshi Mammootty, Geetha, Shobana
1986 Sukhamo Devi Devi Venu Nagavalli Shankar, Mohanlal, Jagathy
1986 Sunil Vayassu 20 Premalatha K. S. Sethumadhavan Rahman, Venu Nagavalli
1986 Nirakootu sasikala Joshi Mammootty, Sumalatha
1985 Karimpin Poovinakkare Chandrika I. V. Sasi Mohanlal, Mammootty, Seema
1985 Pathamudayam Valsala Sasikumar Mohanlal, M. G. Soman
1984 Ethirppukal Adoor Bhasi, Mammootty

Telugu films

Year Title Role Director Cast
2004 Swarabhishekam K.Viswanath Srikanth, K.Viswanath, Laya
2002 Sandade Sandadi Lakshmi Muppalaneni Siva Jagapati Babu,Rajendraprasad, Raasi
1989 Chettu Kinda Pleader Sujatha Vamshi Rajendraprasad, Kinnera
1984 Rustum Kodanda Rami Reddy A. Chiranjeevi, Rao Gopal Rao

Tamil films

Year Title Role Director Cast
1984 Mundanai Mudichu Parimalam K. Bhagyaraj Thavakalai
2002 Panchatanthiram K. S. Ravikumar Kamal Haasan, Simran, Ramya Krishnan, Jayaram
1991 Michael Madana Kamarajan Tiruppura Sundari Singeetam Srinivasa Rao Kamal Hassan, Kushboo, Rupini
1994 Magalir Mattum Singeetam Srinivasa Rao Kamal Haasan, Nassar, Revathy, Rohini
1994 Vanaja Girija Ramki, Kushboo, Napolean
Ayudha Ezhuthu Arjun
1999 Suyamvaram P. Vasu, K.S. Ravikumar Sathyaraj, Prabhu Ganesan, Karthik Muthuraman, Prabhu Deva, Abbas
2005 Ah Aah: Anbe Aaruyire Dr.Tiripurasundari S. J. Suryaah S. J. Suryaah, Meera Chopra
1995 Maaya Bajaar Sujatha Kayar Ramki, Visu
3 Roses Jyothika, Rambha, Laila
Sigamani Ramamani S.V.Shekar
2002 Thamizh Hari Prashanth, Simran, Nassar
2003 Thennavan M. Nandakumaran Vijayakanth, Nassar, Kiran
1995 Veera Padhakkam Sathyaraj
1999 Viralukketha Veekkam V.Sekhar Livingston, Vivek, Vadivelu, Kushboo, Kanaka, Kovai Sarala, Nassar
2007 Malaikottai Kamala Boopathy Pandian Vishal, Priyamani
Rettai Roja Ramki Kushboo
1995 Antha Oru Nimidam Major Sundarrajan Kamal Haasan, Pandari Bai
1984 Shanthi Mugurtham Sripriya Mohan, Chitti Babu, Manorama
1985 Aduthathu Albert G.N.Rangarajan Prabhu
Nangal Sivaji Ganesan, Prabhu
1984 Vellai Pura Ondru Gangai Amaran Vijayakanth, Manorama
1984 Komberi Moogan A.Jagannathan Thyagarajan, Saritha
1989 Apoorva Sagodharargal Singeetam Srinivasa Rao Kamal Haasan, Nagesh, Srividya, Gauthami
1984 Vamsa Vilakku Sivaji Ganesan, Prabhu
1999 Kummi Pattu Kasthuri Raja Prabhu, Sivakumar, Devayani, Radhika
Ettupatti Rasa Naepolean, Kushboo
Aravinthan Sarathkumar
1999 Thaikulame Thaikulame N.Murugesh Pandiarajan, Vinaya Prasad, Vadivelu
1988 Patti Solla Thattathey Rajasekar Pandiarajan, Manorama, S.S.Chandran
Vengaiyin Mainthan Pandian Vijayakanth, Radhika
1995 Naan Petha Magane V.Sekar Ravi, Manorama, Kovai Sarala

Kannada films

Year Title Role Director Cast
2005 Rama Shama Bhama Ramesh Arvind Ramesh Arvind, Shruti, Daisy Bopanna
2000 Yaruge Salathe Sambhale Rajshekar Anant Nag, Anu Prabhakar, Shashi kumar, Suhasini, Umashree
2001 Kothigalu Saar Kothigalu Alamelu
1997 Jeevanadi
1985 Naanu Nanna Hendathi Dr.Rajendrababu V. Ravichandran
1984 Shravana Banthu Urvasi/Mary

See also

External links

Urvashi at the Internet Movie Database

  1. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/fr/2009/03/20/stories/2009032050740100.htm
Awards
National Film Award
Preceded by
Sheela
for Akale
Best Supporting Actress
for Achuvinte Amma

2006
Succeeded by
Konkona Sen Sharma
for Omkara

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