Anandavally, the veteran Malayalam actress, having crossed the ripe age of 60, she can look back with some satisfaction at a career which has spanned almost 33 years and has included within it almost 46 films, covering roles as varied as that of a doctor, a maid, and also a scheming stepmother. From her own side she would, however, declare that she had derived almost equal pleasure from the numerous dubbing assignments that she had very successfully taken up during this long career of hers. She was perhaps infatuated with her own voice and the modulations and inflexions that she could manage with it. Very early in life she used to act in school plays, and also became well known for her story telling feats (popularly known as Kadhaprasangam). She enjoyed doing this, giving a free rein to her voice modulations to heighten the interest of her audience. Her stint as a radio announcer with All India Radio only honed her tremendous voice modulation skills. Old timers recollect that even before she actively joined films, her voice was easily recognizable over the radio as well as other public functions. For one so well known for her voice qualities it was natural that sooner or later she would have to make her entry into drama. It came rather unexpectedly, in 1969,when her acting skills were put to test in front of a large audience during the drama “Chithalu Kayariya Bhoomi”. Her participation in dramas continued for some time, working for several big theatre companies of those days, and ultimately led to her joining films, with the film “Kadu”.Starting with minor roles, she grew fond of pursuing a career in the Malayalam films, being a regular in the industry till 1996. Towards the latter part of her movie career, she developed her love for dubbing and gradually branched off into an exclusive dubbing career, her first major dubbing assignment being in the film ''Devi Kanyakumari'' in which she lent her voice for actress Rajasri. However, it was in the film ''
Manjil Virinja Pookkal
',' where she dubbed for Poornima Jayaram, that she received a big recognition. So far she has dubbed for all the well-known actresses of the South, including Jayapradha, Khushboo, Rekha, and
. Even after bringing her film career to a close she is active in dubbing perhaps her first love.