Meghna Raj is a South Indian actress; she mainly works in Malayalam and Kannada Film Industry. She was born on 3rd May 1990 in Bangalore, Karnataka. Her father, Sundar Raj was an actor and mother, PramilaJoshaiwas an actor and producer. She graduated in psychology from Christ University in Bangalore.

Meghna started her acting career early at the age as a child artist; she acted with her father in the theater play ‘Jokumaraswamy’. K. Balachander, director, offered her the acting chance that she eventually accepted and her acting career in films kicked-off. She acted in Tamil film Krishnaleelai, which was delayed to release; during that period, she did a Telugu film ‘BenduApparao RMP’ which became her debut film. The film was a big hit and did well at the box office.

With the movie ‘Punda’ she made her entry in Kannada films for which she received the Best Debut Female Award in Suvarna Film Award; it was a remake of Tamil film ‘Polladhvan’ (2007). Her first Tamil film was ‘Kadhai Solla Vandhen’ and her first Malayalam film was ‘Yakshiyum Njanum’ (2010). Meghna’s identity became as a glamorous actress in the industry. Her Malayalam films ‘Beautiful’ and ‘Memories’ were very successful and gave her a break from the flop phase of her movies; for ‘Beautiful’ she received the award ‘Promising Newcomer’ Award from Kochi Times Film Awards. In 2013, she made a comeback in Kannada films and gave a three back-to-back hit films, namely, ‘Raja Huli’, ‘Bahuparak’ and ‘ Aatagara’ (2015); her performances were appreciated critically and commercially.

Mavelikkara Ponnamma Malayalam Actress

Mavelikkara Ponnamma

Mavelikkara Ponnamma is a yesteryear Malayalam film and theatre actress. She started her acting career during the 40’s and became one of the most prominent supporting actresses in 70’s until 90’s. She belongs to Kerala’s Mavelikkara Palace household. She got married to Raghava Panicker, and they have one daughter named Sushma Padmanabhan. Mavelikkara is a teacher by profession, who works under the Government. However, she prefers acting on stage and films. She was also one of the leading female actresses, who started her acting career on stage in the 1940s; the time when men normally did female roles. She was the first female actress, who went to Velukkutty so she can get some tips on how to play the role of Vasavadutta (female role) in the theatre play, Karuna. She has acted in over 500 stage drama plays, together with the popular theatre troupes, Kalanilayam and the KPAC. Mavelikkara also had the opportunity to perform with the leading actors of her times like Augustine Joseph, Thoppil Bhasi, T.N. Gopinathan Nair, O Madhavan, and much more. She also worked as a playback singer in few films during the 40’s. In 1940, she acted in S Nottani’s Gnanambika, but she was debuted in Kunchacko’s Malayalam film, Kadalamma, in 1963. The same year, she was seen in the National Award-winning Malayalam film, Ninamaninja Kalpadukal. She went on to appear in few other films like Devaalayam, Anveschichu Kandethiyilla, Abhayam, Nilakkatha Chalanangal, Oru Sundariyude Katha, Ammanamkili, and Rugmini. During the 90’s, she appeared in Ulldakkam, Aakasha Kottayile Sultan, Valayam, Ennodu Ishtam Koodamo, Thalamura, Samooham, Ponthan Mada, Pidakkozhi Koovunna Noottandu, Kidilol Kidilam, and Sasinas. Besides acting on the big screen, she also ventured into television and had acted in the television serial, Oru Poo Viriyunna. She died on September 6, 1995, but her memories and great contributions to the theatre and filmdom will remain forever.

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Miss Kumari

Miss Kumari was a Malayalam actress who graced the screen during 1940-1960s. Miss Kumari was born as Thresiamma Thomas on June 1, 1932, at Bharananganam in Kottayam District, Kerala. Her parents Thomas and Eliyamma were pure Catholics. Thresiamma did her schooling from Bharananganam Sacred Heart’s High School, which was a girls-only school run by Franciscan Clarist Sisters. Later on, she worked as a teacher in the same school.  Miss Kumari entered the Malayalam silver screen with the film Vellinashaktram in the year 1949 which was the first film to be shot at Udaya Studio, Alappuzha. Although the movie didn't set the cash registers ringing Miss Kumari’s acting talent was well received and appreciated by both the audience and the filmmakers. Miss Kumari was recognized after her 1950 blockbuster film Nalla Thanka where she essayed the role of NallaThanka. Nalla Thanka was a remake of the Tamil movie Nalla Thankal which was made in 1935. Miss Kumari scaled new heights of stardom after the huge success of her movie Neelakuyil in the year 1954. She acted in over 50 movies, for around 20 years. Miss Kumari entertained the Tamil fans also by acting in some Tamil movies. She was thus honored with the Madras State Award for Best Actress in 1956. Miss Kumari was married to Hormis Thaliath. He was an F.A.C.T engineer. The couple had three children. The eldest of them Johny is in the movie industry. The middle one, Thomas, works as an engineer in California. And the youngest one Babu is a Professor in the prestigious JNU, New Delhi. Unfortunately, Miss Kumari left for her heavenly abode on 9th June 1969 after ruling the hearts of many movie-goers. Miss Kumari Memorial Mini Stadium was built as a tribute to her, in Bharananganam, which was inaugurated by veteran actor Prem Nazir. 

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Miss Kumari Malayalam Actress