Versatile and talented, Shanthi Krishna is an actress who is also one of India’s leading Bharatha Natyam dancers. She is most popular for her exceptional work in the Malayalam, Tamil and Kannada movie arena, having also won the prestigious Kerala State Film Award for best actress in 1994.
 
Born to parents R. Krishan and Sharada in Mumbai, her Tamil Brahmin roots only strengthened her foray in to Malayalam movies where she earned several accolades. Her career with the movie industry began with the Malayalam movie Shalini Ente Kootukaari.  Her success was also seen in movies including Chaoram, Ennum Nanmakal, Pakshe, Visa, Ithu Njangalude Katha, Saagaram Santham, Mangalam Nerunnu  among others.
 
Her career has spanned nearly 32 years, from 1980 with her Malayalam Debut in Shalini Ente Koottukari, to her last movie in 2012, Karppoora Deepam and has included Pandu Pandoru Rajakumari, Sriman in Malayalam; Lalli in Kannada; and Nerrukku Ner, Manal Kayiru, Panneer Pushpangal, and others in Tamil.
She has acted opposite several of the leading actors in the south including Mohan lal, Srinath, Siddique, Mammootty, Srinath, Venu Nagavally, Balachandra Menon, and Devan. She is however, remembered most for her pairing against her ex-husband Srinath.
 
She is a trained classical dancer, and performs in various events in temples, and other concerts. She currently works with her husband as the Director for Cultural Activities at the Rajiv Gandhi Group of Institutions where she promotes Indian dances and programs. She has won several awards of note as an artist, but as an actress, she won one award for her role in Chakoram, where she won the Best Actress Award in 1994. She also won the Second Best Actress award for her role in the movie Savidham.
Rani Larius Malayalam Actress

Rani Larius

Rani Larius, who hails from Alappuzha, Kerala, is the descendent of S.L Larius and Mrs. Kunjamma Larius. Her father is an honoured personality,a well-known painter and is also a member of Lalitha Kala Academy. She completed her studies from St. Joseph’s College for Women and graduation in Fine Arts from S.S School of Arts. She was a very interactive student. She used to complete every task on time. Right from her childhood she used to give many stage performances and get appreciations from the faculty and her friends. Her parents were always very supportive. Whatever maybe the competition, she always used to participate. She never bothered about victory but she always gave priority to participation. Participating in various drama candidacies drew her interest towards acting in films. So, that is what she told her parents. And with their support, she started acting in films. She has started acting in films from the year 1999. From the year 1999-2009, she has almost acted in more than 50 films in Malayalam itself. She started her career with her debut film “Njan Gandharvan”. She got a very good response from her debut role. Njan Gndharvan was a romantic film written and directed by Padmaja Rajan, which starred Nitish Bharadwaj and Suparna Anand in the lead roles. She loved the character that she played in that film. Every role is a challenge to her. She keeps on trying something new rather than doing same old roles multiple times and that made her grapple many astonishing roles in her career. Acting in 50 films in the same industry is not an easy task. She even left a few opportunities that she got from other industries. That shows her respect towards the Malayalam industry. After acting in Njan Gandharvan, she took some time to bounce back with another flick. That was the only drawback in her career. Though she has acted in many films there are a few which made her very popular. “Nakshatra Koodaram” was one of the films which belonged to that category and which brought her a huge appreciation. Later she acted in“First Bell”, which was written and directed by PG Vishwambaram and starred Jayaram and Anushain the lead roles. Later she acted in films like “Highway,”“Satyam”, “Naran” and she eventuallygained huge respect and recognition in the industry. Meanwhile on her family’s suggestion she got married to Jackeline Mathew. Later, they were blessed with a baby boy. Recently, her son became popular with his debut film “Little Superman 3D.”

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Sheela

Winner of the Guinness World Record along with Prem Nazir for featuring in the largest number of consecutive films together as lead actor and actress (107), Sheela is one of the most prominent faces and actors in the Mollywood industry.   Born in Thrissur in March, 1945, to parents K. Antony and Gracy, she was brought up in Coimbatore, and completed her education in the St. Francis Anglo-Indian School.   Sheela made her debut in Paasam opposite MGR, with her first film in Malayalam being Bhagyajathakom in 1962 opposite Sathyan. Following this, the next two decades saw her portray roles in over 475 movies in languages including Tamil, Kannada, Telugu and of course, Malayalam. Her hits include movies such as Chemmeen, Velutha Kathreena, Kallichellamma & Vazhve Mayam, Eeta and Vishnu Vijayam.   She has also scripted and directed two movies in the 70’s and 80’s, Yakshaganom and  Shikarangal,the latter of which was remade into Tamil. She also has directed a tele-film Ninaivukale Neengividu featuring the actress Jayabharathi. She also played the role of Akhilandeswary in the 2005 blockbuster Chandramukhi. She has also been critically acclaimed for her role in the Sathyan Anthikkad movie Manassinakkare.   Her talents also include writing, with her titled book Kuilinte Koodu and many other short stories. She is the recipient of the Kerala State Film Award  for Best Actress in the years 1969, 1971, 1976 and the Runner up in 2004, the Filmfare Awards South in 1977 as Best actress, and the Lifetime Achievement Award – South in 2000, the National Film Award as Best Supporting Actress in 2005 for the movie Akale, and the Asianet Film Award in 2007 for Best Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Sheela Malayalam Actress