was born in 1962 at Trivandrum, but she grew up in Chennai. She has acted in more than 75 films. She is known for her characters in movies like Sreekrishnapurathe Nakshatratilakkam, Annorikkal, Nandanam, Swapnakoodu, Kalyanaraman, Kochi rajavu, Puthiya mukham and How Old are you. Her parents were both theatre artists. She is the elder sister of actresses Urvashi and Kalpana, who are both very famous in the film field. She began her journey as a heroine at the age of 14 in the movie Swantham Enna Padam directed by Sreekumaran Tampi. Under his guidance, she acted in many more movies. She was a very prominent actress in the 80’s, having acted as the heroine of all famous heroes of Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu film industry like
and N.T. Rama Rao. She got married at the age of 22 in 1985, which ended in divorce a few months later. She returned to acting a year later in a movie directed by
. She became active in the film world from 1997 onwards, doing many supporting roles. She is a very popular teleserial actress as well. Her popular serials include Devimahatmyam, Kumkumapoovu, and
. She is doing serials in Tamil also.
Kalaranjini has a son Prince (Ambotty) who is now a budding actor.