Mallika Kapoor aka Malika is a Bollywood actress and a Model. She has acted in the Hindi movie of 2004, Onkar Nath Mishra’s “Dil Bechaara Pyar Ka Maara”, donning the character ‘Neela’. She has acted in many regional films of the South, including Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam. Mallika Kapoor was born on April 25th 1985 in
, and belongs to a Punjabi family that can be called as middle class. While her mother is a house maker, her father works as a sailor in the merchant navy. She is 167 cm (5’5”) tall, and is a Taurus, as per her Sun Sign. Her first movie in the South was the
starrer, “Athbhutha Dweepu”, the Malayalam film that had won many State awards for the year 2005.
Her character’s name was ‘
’ in that film. Next came her Tamil debut movie of 2006, “
Azhagai Irukkirai Bayamai Irukkirathu
” (as the character - Jyothilakshmi - ‘Jo’), directed by S.D.
. In the same year, another Tamil movie had her in the lead (as Anjali), opposite to Arjun, and this was the legendary regional actress Sujata’s last movie before her death -“Vathiyar”, directed by A. Venkatesh. In 2006, she was cast in the Telugu movie “
” (as ‘
’) that was directed by Muppalaneni Shiva.
She has acted in many regional films since then; In 2007, the Tamil movie, “Puli Varudhu” directed by G. V. Kumar, in the character, ‘Gitanjali’ - the Kannada movie, “Savi Savi Nenapu” directed by
Santhosh Rai Pathaje
, in the character, ‘
’. In 2008, Mallika was cast in the Malayalam movie “Madampi” directed by B. Unnikrishnan - “State Rowdy”, as ‘Priya’, the Telugu movie under the banner Gelaxi Multimedia, with young actor Sivaji - and the Kannada movie, “Ganga
”, directed by Vishnukanth, in the character, ‘Kaveri’. In the year 2009, she was cast in the Tamil movie, “Anthony Yaar?” as the character, ‘
’, which was directed by C. T. Pandi - G. Muraliappas’s “Solla Solla Inikkum”, another Tamil movie, as ‘
’ - and the Kannada movie, “Hushaar” directed by Akshatha. In 2010, Mallika was cast in the Malayalam movie, “The Thriller” directed by B. Unnikrishnan - a cameo as the Interviewer in the Tamil movie, “
Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai
” by Thiru - and as the character, ‘
’ in another Malayalam movie, “Advocate Lakshmanan (Ladies Only)” directed by Pappan Payattuvila. Come 2011, and Mallika Kapoor has acted in Lenin Rajendran’s “
”, the Malayalam movie that was remade in the year 2013 in Tamil as “Apsaras”, and in Telugu as “
These films have created controversies at that time, as Lenin Rajendran’s story and depiction of the legendary Painter King Raja Ravi Varma had become the subject of disagreement when the movies were released. In the same year 2011, she has acted in two Telugu movies; “Police Veta”, directed by B. Unnikrishnan, and “Veedu Manavaade” directed by Nethaji. She has also acted in two Kannada movies in that year; the Yash starrer “Mungarina Modala Hani” directed by Amit, which reportedly had releasing issues, and Harish Raj’s “Gun”.