Aswathi Menon is a film actress of Indian origin who has starred in multiple Malayalam and Tamil films. She was born in Kerela to her parents, Jaygopal Menon and Vinitha Rao. She studied in Dubai’s Varkey Group of Schools where she took to the stage for the first time and later completed her higher education in Kerela with a master’s degree in English Literature. Aswathi Menon has also done a diploma course in Film Acting at New York Film Academy, Abu Dhabi. Gradually, she started acting in Malayalam and Tamil movies. She made her debut in Satyam Shivam Sundaram, a 2000 Malayalam film directed by Meccartin, starring opposite Kunchacko Boban.

The next films that she featured in were Shambho Mahadeva, Savithriyude Aranjam , Onnoman. She made her Tamil debut via Thenkasi Pattanam. She also restarted her work in theatre through Backstage's productions Dracula, 12 Angry Jurors, Death Trap, Pillars of Society, Short plays - Last Drinks and Perfect Stillness, Theatrics Production - Dangerous Corners and also worked with Dubai Drama Group in their short play production of 10,000 Cigarettes. She was critically acclaimed as the ‘Best Actress’ and won the award for her role in Perfect stillness in the first International Short+Sweet Festival held in Dubai. After some time of being seen on the big screen, the actress made a comeback through 2017 film Role Models followed by 2018 films Trance and Laughing Apartment Near Girinagar.

Lijomol Jose Malayalam Actress

Lijomol Jose

Lijomol Jose is an up-and-coming Malayalam film actress. Lijomol is from Peermade, Idukki Kerala. Her mother’s name is Lisamma and she works in the Forest Department while her father runs his business. She studied at Pondicherry University where she did her Post Graduation in Information and Library Science. Before entering the acting industry Lijomol worked as a Staff Reporter for Jai Hind TV. While working there, she auditioned for “Maheshinte prathikaram”, the directional debut of Dileesh Pothan and bagged the film. In the movie, which was released on 5 February 2016, she played the character of Soniyamol, who coincidentally is an Idukki village girl too. She portrayed the daughter of Babychayan and had combination scenes with Soubin Shahir, which were well appreciated despite her role being short. She caught the attention of the public in her debut. This resulted in Lijomol bagging her second movie “Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan”, directed by Nadirsha. It was also released on 18 November 2016. This movie turned out to be a huge success, making her a known face in the Malayali film industry. In her third film, “Honey Bee 2.5”, she played the role of a personal make-up artist of actress Bhavana, Bubby Kanmani. The movie was directed by Shyiju Anthikkad and it was released on 18 August 2017. In the movie, Kanmani, herself wants to pursue acting, develops feelings for an aspiring actor Vishnu and helps her out. This movie was applauded for being different from the others. Honey Bee 2.5 is probably the first movie to be churned out from the set of another real movie, Honey Bee 2. In 2018, her next film, a thriller was released, named Street Lights. The movie revolved around a police officer trying to find a stolen necklace. This was directed by Shamdat. Premasoothram, a romantic comedy, came out in the same year where she played the role of Ammukutty. It was a period movie, set in 1980-90s and was directed by Jiju Asokan. Lijomol Jose mentioned in her interview that she had no experience of acting. In fact, her first attempt at acting was in her debut film, Prathikaram. Neither did she have any family background in the film industry. She comes off as a courageous and inspiring young lady, who made her way through films on pure talent and hard work. Slowly and steadily she has become a familiar face in the Malayalam household and is on the road to more success ahead.

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