Khadeeja is an Indian Malayalam actress who was born in Odakaali Perumbavoor, Kerala. She is one of the eminent and acclaimed artist of the late 60’s and 70’s. Being born in a Muslim family, she had to face a lot of difficulty in learning dance in Kalamandalam.

On November 2014, she came again on the screen for The Kerala Express, anchored by Biju Muthathi, which explores the birthplaces of great personalities in the field of art, literature and acting. Khadeeja divulged about the suffering she had from her community for learning Mohiniyattom.

From a Muslim village in Malabar to the renowned halls of Kerala Kalamandalam Khadeeja her voyage is an inspiration for each of us. In 1968, she acted in Viruthan Shanku, which was a full-length comedy directed by P. Venu in Malayalam cinema. She had worked in about 70 films in Malayalam. Khadeeja work in the Malayalam cinema will continue to motivate various artists from the Kerala and will be admired in the decades to come.

Kaviyoor Ponnamma Malayalam Actress

Kaviyoor Ponnamma

Kaviyoor Ponnamma is the evergreen mother of Malayalam cinema. Ever since she was just 22, she had been portraying effectively the mother role in Malayalam movies. Even after 55 years of her contribution in silver screen, she continues to play the “evergreen amma” character. Her first offer was in Thommante Makkal (1965) where she played mother to Sathyan and Madhu. After this role, the industry had heaped so much praise on her performance and there was no looking back at all. For her wealth of experience in the industry, she only gets love and acceptance from the viewers. That is why she finds playing mother role in cinema as honor. Actually, she wanted to become a singer in cinema, but her dream did not become true. While she sang songs for the dramas that were staged in Kerala, she could not get such film offers. She performed on stage when she was just 14 years old. Hence, she is always thankful to the theaters which taught her basic in acting.    She has acted in over 1,000 films, and has won many state awards for her best supporting role in cinema (in the year 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974). She recalls very often that during her time, acting was taken up very seriously and it was just means of livelihood. But the present generation finds acting as passion and pastime job only. While there was some opposition from her mother in taking up acting as her career, it was her father who had supported her fully when she was a stage artiste performer in Kerala. It was just two years before that she had settled in Aluva after shifting from Chennai. In Chennai, she had stayed for 38 years. She also acted as grandmother and mother and appeared in some advertisement. Kaviyoor Ponnamma had acted in the mother role for the actors like Satyan and Prem Nazir. But people recognized her when she did the mother role for actor Mohanlal.


Komal Jha

Komal Jha is a daughter of a renowned Hindi author Dr. Shyama Nand Jha. She had her education in Ranchi and moved to Bengaluru for higher education. She was a civil engineer working in a Dubai firm, but she resigned her job to pursue her dream of becoming an actress. Actually, she never wanted to become an actor. It was during her visit to a shopping mall in Dubai, she was spotted by a director and he had given her first break for the Malayalam Movie 24 Hrs. Thus her life took a complete U turn and she put her feet in Malayalam film industry. After her break in Mollywood, she shifted her base to Tollywood. Her release Maine Pyaar Kiya gave good review and she bagged her first break in Bollywood too with T-series now. The Hindi movie, Mr MBA, will have Sahil Kohli, as lead actor, who is also the son of general manager of T Series. Both Komal and Sahil will be making their debut in this film.    The actress was linked to cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni and R. Madhavan too in various stages of her career. She had acted in a very few films, which did bring her to spotlight. Her Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada debut movies were 24hrs, Ramachari, Nimbe Huli, Eduruleni Alexander, Chinna Cinema and Priyathama Neevachata Kushalama respectively. Her performance in Chinna Cinema was appreciated by viewers. She was seen in Telugu film Billa Ranga starring Pradeep Ryan in the lead. Komal had done five Telugu movies, but she feels that she was not given best promotion as an actress, which failed her to get more popular in Tollywood (Telugu).    She will never quit acting and hopes to stay here for a long time.

Komal Jha Malayalam Actress