Friday, February 25th, 2022

Many silver screen heroines enter the TV industry after they start doing character roles. This happens in almost all the film industries in India. Some stars, who impressed the audience, kept them away from the industry or shifted their base to other industries. Here are a few of them:


“Sujitha,” the famous child artist turned a leading TV actress after playing a few lead roles and supporting roles in the southern film industries. Sujitha is a versatile actress who could speak fluently in Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu. She had been playing in all the three language TV serials simultaneously. The actress, famous for her role, Unnimaya in “Harichandanam,” was last seen on Malayalam channels in the serial, Kumarasambhavam. She has been busy working in Tamil and Telugu serials, Pandian Stores, and “Vandianamma.”


“Praveena,” one of the versatile actresses of the Malayalam film industry, had been doing a lot of exciting roles in the Malayalam serials. The audience still cherishes her performance as the goddess in Devi Mahatmyam. Her serials Mounam, Megham, Swapnam, ‘Malakhamar,’ Chila Nerangalil Chila Manushyar, “Mohakadal” and “Ulkadal” are super hit. She was last seen on Malayalam screens with Kasthuriman. She plays in Tamil movies and serials, Telugu films, and web series.


“Rasna,” who impressed the Malayalam serial lovers with her natural performances in many TV serials, has kept herself away from the industry in recent years. “Ammakkay,” “Parijatham,” Sindhoora Cheppu, Vridnavanam, Nandanam, and “Vadhu” are some of her serials.

Vidhya Mohan

Although Vidhya has played in Malayalam films and serials, she started her silver screen and mini screen careers with Tamil. Her first lead role in the movie was in Tamil in the film, Dhandayuthapani and her debut mini screen serial was “Valli” in Tamil. Ente Pennu and Unnimaya are her hit serials in Malayalam, and the actress has been busily working in Abhiyum Naanum, a Tamil serial.


Aswathy, who has played in various serials in different roles, quit acting as she settled with her family in UAE. Some of her hit serials are “Kanakkuyil,” “Alphonsamma,” “Kumkumapoovu,” and “Manasariyathe.” She had also played in a few films.

Anila Sreekumar

Anila Sreekumar made her film debut in 1992 with “Vineeth” and “Rambha” in Sargam, made her mini screen debut in 1995 with a telefilm, Kulam. The actress was seen in Jwalayayi, Vasundhara Medicals, Kadamattathu Kathanar, Swantham Suryaputhri, Devi Mahatmyam, Mohakkadal, Amala, Ponnu Poloru Pennu, Karyam Nissaram, and many others. She made her Tamil serial debut in 2017 with Chinna Thambi. She plays in Paavam Ganesan, a Tamil serial in a mother role. She also plays in a Telugu serial, Devatha - Anubandhala Alayam, her debut in Telugu. She was last seen in Thenum Vayambum in Malayalam.

Sreekala Sasidharan

Sreekala Sasidharan, famous for her role as Sophie in Ente Manasaputhri with Archana Suseelan and Asha Sarath, is missing from the mini screen. She appeared in many serials, including Swami Ayyappan, “Punarjanmam,” Sreekrishna Leela, Devi Mahatmyam, Manjal Prasadam, “Snehatheeram,” and Rathri Mazha. She was last seen in Sabarimala Swami Ayyapan in 2019.

Sajitha Betti

Sajitha Betti started her career as a child artist in 1992 with the film Mr. And Mrs. In the same year, she made her TV debut in a telefilm. Sajitha is famous for her negative roles in TV serials. Some of her TV serials are Kathaparayum Kavyanjali, Snehatheeram, “Ammakkili,” Ponnu Poloru Pennu, Snehajaalakam, Bala Ganapathy, and “Ottachilambu.” After the 2017 serial Seetha as advocate Fatima Beevi, she didn’t sign any serials.

Asha Sarath

Asha Sarath is one of the natural actresses in the Malayalam industry. Her performance in “Drishyam” is the finest example. She excelled in Kumkumapoovu as Professor Jayanthi. Some of her serials are Nizhalum Nilavum Parayunnathu, Ponnum Poovum, Indulekha, Alapanam, Kalathilakam, and Jathaka Kathakal. After playing in Michaelinte Santhathikal, she was not seen in serials. However, she has been busy in the film industry.

Divya Padmini

Divya Padmini, who had been in the TV and movie industry since 2006, had not appeared in movies and serials since 2018. She is popular for her serials, Manaporutham, Velankanni Mathavu, "Ammathottil," “Mattoruval,” “Indhraneelam,” “Sthreedhanam,” and “Maamattikutti.” She was last seen in the serial, Police. She had also played in a few Tamil serials.