Vijayakumari is a famous Malayalam theater and TV actress. She is a familiar face for TV serial audience in recent times. For many years, she was active on professional drama stage and for past 6-7 years, she is seen doing character roles in popular TV soaps.
As a theater artist, she has worked for 15 years in the famous drama troupes in Southern Kerala like, Kerala People’s Arts Club (KPAC) which is the oldest drama troupe in Kerala, N N Pillai’s Sanga Chetha drama troupe, Attingal Deshabhimani troupe, etc. Her husband was also a drama artist in many of these troupes. She acted as heroine in many of the popular dramas in these tropes like Indulekha, Kaapalika, Shaakunthalam, and Vaasavadatha. In the year 2000, she received the Best Supporting Actress award at the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy professional drama awards for her role in the drama scripted by acclaimed script writer Rajan Kizhakkuneela.
Vijayakumari was introduced to the world of TV serials by the budding story & script writer Dinesh Plath, who has done the story and script for recent Dileep movie Villaliveeran and Tamil movie Sooraiyadal in 2014. She was cast in the role of heroine Praveena’s mother in the serial Mounam. Since then she was seen doing character roles in many popular Malayalam serials. She started getting identified after her role as “Adarsh’s (Actor Faizal Razi) mother in the serial Ente Manasaputhri by director
, telecasted in Asianet from 2007-2010. Other actors in this serial were
, Archana Susheelan, Sreenath, Sreekala, etc. She did the role of Mariamma, the cunning wife of villain Markose (Actor T.S. Raju) in popular serial Kumkumapoovu, which was telecasted in Asianet from 2011-2014 over 785 episodes. Her other serials on Asianet are Parijatham, as the mother of twins Seema and Aruna played by actress Razna, from 2008-2011, and Autograph (2009-2012). She was also part of popular serials like Thulabharam by ace serial director
on Surya TV (2010-2012) and Sandhyaragam on Amrita TV since 2012.She has also acted in Dinesh Pallath’serial Ulladakkam telecasted in Amritha TV in 2009. Vijayakumari is also a talented singer, and her singing was appreciated by M G Sreekumar in his show Saregama on Asianet.
Vijayakumari lives with her husband, who is drama and serial artist, and two children, elder son, and younger daughter.