Anjali Aneesh Upasana is an actress, who predominantly works in South Indian movie Industry. It was while pursuing a degree that she started doing advertisements and modeling. Anjali was noticed by the producers working in the entertainment industry and was offered roles in programs of reputed channels, like Asianet, Kairali and Jeevan TV. She is married to Aneesh Upasana, who is a director and screenwriter in Malayalam Film Industry. Anjali was born in the Ernakulam district of Kerala in the year 1984. She did her schooling from a reputed educational institution in Tripunithura. She is an alumnus of NSS College, Tripunithura. Anjali changed her on-screen name to Bhagyanjali to attract the luck goddess. She has also acted in several albums like LA Cochin. She has acted in more than 75 albums and advertisement campaigns. That is how Anjali got a chance to enter into the world of cinema. She made her debut through Seniors, a film starring Kunchako Boban, Biju Menon, Manoj K Jayan, Ananya and Jayaram. Afterward, she acted in films like Scene 1 Nammude Veedu, Venicile Vyaapaari, 5 Sundarikal and ABCD.

She proved her mettle in ABCD, in which she was casted alongside actors, Aparna Gopinath and Dulquer Salman. In 2013, Anjali’s two movies, 100 Degree Celsius and Pattam Pole were acknowledged for their creativity. She also acted in Tamil Films like, Nellu, Kotti and Unnai Kaathalippen. All the three films gave her mixed response. She is yet to give that startling performance in the Tamil industry. ABCD is a Malayalam Comedy Entertainer produced by Shibu Thameens and directed by Martin Prakat. The film tells the story of two American Malayalee youngsters and their journey to Kerala. The movie’s music score has been composed by Gopi Sundar, and the credit of cinematography goes to Jomon T John. Jacob Gregory and Tovino Thomas play the supporting roles in the film very well.

Ragini Malayalam Actress

Ragini

Ragini is an Indian actress and dancer, who is known to have inculcated the art of classical dancing to the films that she has done. Ragini is the youngest among Lalitha, Padmini, and Ragini, or ostentatiously known as the Travancore Sisters. Ragini has acted in numerous regional films inclusive of Malayalam, Hindi, Telugu, and Tamil. Hindi cinema has credited Ragini with ushering in the era of classical dancing in them. Ragini and Padmini started their big-screen career in the mid-1950s. Ragini passed away in 1976, succumbing to breast cancer. Ragini has also performed in various stage plays and dance exhibitions throughout India. Ragini’s film career took off with the 1950 Malayalam movie, “Prasanna.” In the year 1951, Ragini acted in the Tamil film, “Vanasundari.” The following two years saw her in “Mapilai” and “Marumagal.” The early 50s also saw Ragini in “Ponni,” “Thooku Thooki,” and “Koteeswaran.” The second half of the 50s decade saw Ragini cast in numerous regional movies such as “Varadu Kaavali,” “Baagyavathi,” “Manamagan Thevai,” “Chakravarthi Thirumagal,” “Veerapandiya Kattabommam,” “Thaskaraveeran,” and “ Nairu Pidicha Pulivaalu.” During the same time, Ragini also acted in Hindi films like “Qaidi,” “Payal,” “Mr. X,” “Mujrim,” and “Amar Deep.” The decade of the 60s saw Ragini in Malayalam movies such as “Palattu Koman,” “Viyarppinte Vila,” “Bharya,” “Kalayum Kaminiyum,” “Anna,” School Master, and “Manavatty,” among many others. Simultaneously, Ragini also involved herself with Tamil movies such as “Mannadhi Mannan,” “Parthiban Kanavu,” “Punar Jenmam,” “Raani Samyuktha,” “Ezhai Pangalan,” and “Navagraham.” The decade of the 70s saw Ragini in Malayalam movies such as “Sabarimala Sree Dharmashastha,” “Othenente Makan,” “Thurakkatha Vathil,” “Achante Bharya,” “Muthassi,” “Aromalunni,” and “Alinganam,” among many others. “Aadhi Raat K Baad” and “Gehra Daag” are two of her well-known Hindi films. Ragini tied the knot with Madhavan Thampi and was the mother of two daughters, Priya, and Lakshmi. Ragini is the aunt of Malayalam Actress, Shobana, and actor, Vineeth.

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Paris Laxmi

A French citizen but Indian from heart Paris Laxmi is one of the most renowned Bharat Natyam dancers who steals our heart not only from her dance but also from her grace and diligence. Paris was born in France on July 16, 1991. Her birth name was Myriam Sophia Lakshmi Quinio. It is said that true talent can never be acquired but it is born and Laxmi is a living example of this fact. She belongs to a family, where the passion of art runs in the blood. Her father Mr. Yves Quinino is a popular poet and drama artist. Her mother Mrs. Patricia Quinio is a renowned sculptor. Her brother Q.Narayan plays drums of different styles which includes jazz and classical orchestra but this young gentleman is not restricted to foreign styles but plays tabla and mridangam with Thiruvarur Bakthavathsalam, the Mridangam Maestro. The reason why this dove is loved in India is because of her quotes about love and compassion for our country in her various articles and speeches. She says even before her birth India was a part of her family as her parents were already in love with people of India, its customs, philosophy and not to forget its arts and heritage. Her father came to India in 1982 but as India calls every tourist, again and again, her father also came tempting but this time with her mother. Their love for our country is evident from the fact that this French couple named their child Myriam Sophia Laxmi and Theo Elie Narayan. Thus, India and dance were already an indispensable part of her even before her birth. Laxmi, at a very early age, expressed her desire and love for dance and never ever lost the determination of it. When most of us were still struggling with wet diapers, she at the age of three started to ask her mother for dance classes but unfortunately no teacher was ready to teach such a little girl. She then, at the age of five, started her first dance classes which were contemporary in Aix-en-Provence, her birthplace. Paris's earlier vacations were of a shorter period, as for about of 2 or 3 months but her parents the time the period for one full year. It was during these vacations only that her love and zeal towards dancing improved. She along with her family watched their first show at Fort Kochi which was of Kathakali at the age of seven. As she recalls, she saw a very young artist performing for them from whom she was fascinated, which later on turned out to be her husband, like two bodies one soul. In her native place she started with jazz and classical ballet dances but at the same time she wanted to study Indian dance forms as well and it is rightly said that with true enthusiasm and love you can find everything. Paris found a Bharat Natyam teacher in their town Armelle Choquard. At the age of 9, she started with Bharat Natyam classes with her and later ; along with trips to India; with dancer and choreographer Dominique Delorme. She till date thanks her parents and Gods for their - all-time support. She started with her performances in 1996 with Contemporary, Classical Ballet School, and Jazz, performances in theaters of France. Then, from 2001 onwards she started with Bharat Natyam for cultural and school performances. She had also performed on a song Oh January for the movie called Big B starring Mammootty, Bala, and Manoj K.Jayan. She got her name Paris Laxmi from none other than Mr. Thiruvarur Bakthavathsalam, mridangam maestro. From 2010 onwards she started performing in temples of Kerala in Kidangoor, Vaikom, Kaduthuruthy and Guruvayoor along with cultural events. Paris along with her husband Pallippuram Sunil (who is a renowned kathakali dancer) now runs their very own dancing institute Kalashakti School of Arts in Vaikom, Kerala. We wish this couple good luck for their future projects and bless them so that they continue to bring laurels to India by keeping one of the oldest dance forms alive.

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Paris Laxmi Malayalam Actress